Originally Posted by xscape
All these 3 kits are easily avaliable at my LHS and so are their parts. but which one is best out of the box stock setup?
anyone can help?
My previous car was the G4S, and I now race the Xray. The Xray is good to go out of the box, though I think its a good idea to get front cvds and aluminum wheel hexes. That'll set you back around $90, though you could get by without them. My favorite thing about the Xray is its silky smooth drivetrain. It was obvious when I built it that it was very free, but the first time on the track I had a big smile on my face as the acceleration is awesome it just carries so much speed off throttle. It's also easy to wrench on.
The G4S includes the hexes and cvds, but I think overall the car is an older design though it still wins races. Looking back my favorite thing about the G4S was the UFO clutch. While the the thing I disliked on the G4S was that it was a pain to work on due the the radio tray design, and that some of the parts (ie. outdrives) seemed to show wear fairly quickly whereas the Xray shows virtually none after a good 6 weekends worth of racing. Hudy "Spring Steel" is good stuff.
I can't speak to the Serpent, but there are a few of them where I race, and they're right there in the hunt with the rest of them.