XR8 Build-up step by step
I built it and went thru hell and back with this kit.
its looks and handles well, BUT instructions are crap.
1. Many parts do not fit like they are suppose to and modifications got to be done to make them fit.
2. In many sections on the instructions things are explained backwards specially centax clutch and 2 speed transmission.
3. The kit is been advertised as having front and side belt adjustments. In reality the car has no front belt adjustments, I called PRP and all they said that it was a typographical error; immediately I raised the BS flag...
4. For being the kit which is being called the racer ready version with all the bells and whistles its ridiculous the right side rear chassis brace and aluminum brake level are sold as option parts. If you sell me the top of the line it better have all the goodies from the box. So, by those 2 parts and you are almost scraping the price tag of a Serpent 950R.
Went to the hobby shop and told them about what the kit advertises, but that in fact it has no front tensioner... Hobby shop replied with "What do you expect for a kit that costs half of a Serpent...?" Once again, hobby shops with mediocre customer support, by the way it is Doll House in San Rafael California. I told them how the hell I am going to adjust it because it has no adjustments factory recommendations... Doll House responded to download Serpent Evolva manual for factory settings; ARE YOU KIDDING ME? WT!!
If you need a print out version let me know, I got the instructions of the XR-8 Kit.
By the way, mine had 2 or 3 parts missing and called PRP for replacement and they charged me the shipping and handling. I tell you, I did an inventory of every part and no parts or bags were thrown away until the end of the build up.
I learned my lesson, although is a great car that handles superb and runs great for the price, customer support is crap plus instructions and settings are next to none.