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    Active Autowerke Gen 1 Level 2 SC

    Hi guys, was wondering if I could pick the collective brain:

    Saw a couple of 1st gen level 2 AA SC kits for sale and was wondering what your thoughts are. Seems like they can be had for cheap. ASSUMING you can get a low mileage, excellent condition kit, is it a smart decision?

    Im a believer of you get what you pay for but at the same time just because a newer version comes out, doesn't mean the previous version suddenly doesn't do its job. I'm definitely on a shoestring budget so trying to wring as much bang for buck as I can. I understand the whole argument that it's not as nice or as new or produces as much power as the newer kits but for a grand or two less, seems like I could live with 10-15% less power. It's not a track car, just DD. I just wanna make sure it's not less reliable than the newer kits. Don't wanna spend a grand or two less just to have a much higher risk of engine failure(I know on the increased risk with any mod but was wondering if it's more with this gen kit). Thanks in advance.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Graynor Click here to enlarge
    ASSUMING you can get a low mileage, excellent condition kit, is it a smart decision?
    Low mileage doesn't even really matter much. If you can get it for a good price most definitely, why not?

    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Graynor Click here to enlarge
    Im a believer of you get what you pay for but at the same time just because a newer version comes out, doesn't mean the previous version suddenly doesn't do its job. I'm definitely on a shoestring budget so trying to wring as much bang for buck as I can. I understand the whole argument that it's not as nice or as new or produces as much power as the newer kits but for a grand or two less, seems like I could live with 10-15% less power. It's not a track car, just DD. I just wanna make sure it's not less reliable than the newer kits. Don't wanna spend a grand or two less just to have a much higher risk of engine failure(I know on the increased risk with any mod but was wondering if it's more with this gen kit). Thanks in advance.
    You aren't buying a car here just a kit. If you are concerned, talk to Active about it. Have them even inspect the kit if you like.

    If it's a good price I don't see the problem and you always have the option of upgrading it.
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    Sticky: thanks for the reply! I am thinking the same but with 2 bad reviewers, i started to be wary for this kit specifically. I did call Active and they seemed turned off once I said it's used. Don't blame them since they don't wanna be liable for an unknown kit.

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    Call Active back again, see if you can get the new Gen 2 hardware (Rotrex, any other updated bits, etc). By then it might be more worthwhile to buy brand new, but doesn't hurt to find out.
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    I can but I believe its a 3-4k cost. That would be more than a used ess625 kit. I'm gonna keep the first gen for now and upgrade down the road. Just wanna make sure i have not missed a glaring reason to skip the gen 1 AA kits(as far as safety/reliability is concerned)

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    What are you paying for this 1st gen if you don't mind me asking?
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    4500(no meth as i didn't want to deal with it) I have a different opportunity for an ESS625 for 6000(don't really have the cash for that though, especially if you add the tune..)

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    You aren't going to beat $4500.
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