Originally Posted by Davin
And may I ask? Do you think that is acceptable workmanship on AE's part? Why should you have to jury a 400 dollar kit to make it work properly?
Ive been building and racing RC cars since the mid 90s... Ive built my fair share kits and I can count on one hand the number of kits that didn't have at least one or two small quirks that required modification or tweaking in some way.
Associated makes great cars. But their strong suit is in the engineering and design, not necessarily the production quality control. When you buy one of the cheaper TCs on the market, you don't expect top-of-the-line quality. Associated makes cars for those people who want a car that can win without having to pay out the nose for it. You don't pay Associated money and expect Xray quality.
Im thrilled that you like your Xray. And Im thrilled that you feel entitled enough to complain about such minor problem until it is rectified for you. Some people don't mind fixing little things like this themselves... and would prefer to do so, rather than complaining about something that could easily be explained by small variances in manufacturing tolerances.