I was wondering when/if this thread was going to get resurrected again....
I didn't have the ballz with the current "climate".
I will just have to put AE or CRC stickers on it so I don't get punted!
It is a very good car, as good as anything else out there. It just takes a bit more time to acclimate to than a standard front end.
You will never have to worry about an ill handling car after a hit do to a front spring issue, and it is very
durable (insert Naoto comment here
Just copy the rear set-up from a 5.1 and you will be good on that end.
Here is my R12 in its latest iteration with a CRC (oh the irony!
) shorty battery adapter to move things to the center more and in my opinion give a cleaner more modern look.
I have successfully put mine on pace with some of the fastest stock racers in the Midwest region.
Don't even bother with a car that does not have the inner spring arm conversion...
Tires can be a bit of a hassle, but if you don't mind mounting them yourself they are pretty cheap from Japan even with shipping (an order of 3-4 sets of front and rear donuts end up being around $6-7 a pair).
P.S. I do feel I should warn you the path to happiness is much quicker with a CRC/AE/On-point etc especially depending on your local.