If you want reliability I wouldn't mess with an 08 period. I don't think alien has any left for sale so you'd have to pick up a used one and then send it in to be overhauled........not really worth it. Pick up a used 09 or 10 and you'll be much much happier.
ETEK 3LT, with 14" Ti boomstick and cure 3 + bolt F/S
Vanguard creed eyes, membrane, bolt pin, detents F/s[/color]
Old school angel poppets/cup seals, spring detents(not sure which models) F/S