Originally Posted by Mickzo
Brother and I decided to get a v10 twelve kit and so far, have to say we're both not very impressed. We built our first kit about 6mths ago which was the NT1 and had absolutely no issues. I must point out that we don't regret getting the car and look forward to finising it and putting it on the track but wanted to share some of the issues we have faced so far.
Both kits had missing parts & screws. To make things worse, the bearing on the 2 speed clutch bell didn't allow the shaft to fit through which the distributor had to replace.
The middle shaft don't fit through the bearings easily. takes a bit of forcing to get through. Changed the pulleys to the kevlar ones and as a result the screw holding the front eccentric had to be changed to a shorter one because it rubs against the pulley on the front diff. This is not mentioned anywhere that I have found.
On top of that, the steering turnbuckle which connects to the servo rubs against the front bulk head. The supplementary instructions that come with the 12 kit tells you to cut the plastic ball end for the rear roll bar but doesn't say how much to cut off. The instructions are no where near the quality of the NT1. They don't give you any dimensions on how much of the screws to leave out.
I've had plenty of support from the distributor to rectify the issues but I definitely would not recommend the velox to another person unless they are very proficient at kit building and car setup as well have good support from their distributor or hobby shop like I have received.
I did experience the same problem with the two-speed shaft and bearings. Outside of that, the rest of the car was very easy to assemble. Nothing was missing and was easy to locate in the bags. Not sure why you had such trouble understanding the instructions.
Every instruction manual isn't going to be real glossy and have super-detailed wording for every step, but at this stage, you're expected to have some knowledge about assembling things. I found the manual very easy to follow. Honestly, outside of the bearing issue (every build usually has some sort of rough spot) the rest of the car was a breeze!