Re: Which engine kit is the best?
This question comes up all of the time...and yes when I was new I asked it as well. Do a search and there are plenty of threads and I believe even a section dedicated to it.
There are less expensive vendors but for a new person on a first build, the customer service at ThatsDax could prove quite useful.
I think most would agree that these kits (from most vendors) are a crap shoot. You could be fine but you could have problems out of the box. Duane at Dax is one of the few vendors that consistently has good feedback on customer service helping newbies through the learning curve.