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G'day all,
I had been eagerly awaiting the arrival of my new Slot.it GT40 Gulf and it arrived on Monday this week. As per usual I couldn't help myself but had to give it a run around the track, unboxed it and took the body off to true/oil grease etc and the first thing I noticed was that the front right hand tyre grub screw (for height adjustment) had been super glued in place because someone had made a mess of the grub screw hole during manufacturing. I'm not one who usually complains about these things but its not the first time I have recieved a 'Brand New' Slot.it car only to find it damaged. I purchased the Nissan R390 Calsonic earlier in the year and it already had one of the front wheel components broken. I take it the thing that we call quality control doesn't exist with these cars or I'm just one of the unluckiest people around (Actually I am, usually when I buy something brand new theres always a problem-(Nissan Entrails a lemon,fridge blew up,microwave didn't work, numerous broken bones, car accident etc). I just thought I'd post this problem as I know there are quite a few collectors here on the forum and it wouldn't look good if in the future you sold your new Slot.it GT40 to someone else for a tidy profit only for the person who bought the car from you to get stuck into you and say that you have used the car and repaired it with super glue. To say I was dissapointed is an understatement. I would take the car back to where I purchased it from but the airfare alone would probably buy me 10-15 more Slot.it cars. Although I am peed off I would like to say this this won't stop me purchasing more Slot.it's in the future. So much for a limited edition.
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Hi Matt I would take a photo and email to slot.it - the email is on their website - I have found them excellent to deal with I am sure they will get back to you

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QUOTE (dangermouse @ 11 Aug 2011, 22:24) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Hi Matt I would take a photo and email to slot.it - the email is on their website - I have found them excellent to deal with I am sure they will get back to you

cheers
David

QUOTE (highbarn @ 11 Aug 2011, 22:31) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>I'd second that - excellent service. It will take nothing for them to mail you a new chassis.

Thanks fellas,
I intended to email them about this problem but as for as taking the photo of something so small I'll have to see how it turns out. I know the Slot.it crew frequent the forum and are always very helpful with questions/suggestions etc and know that these cars are generally seen as being of a high standard.
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Matt
 

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My GT40 didn't have this problem, however, the motor wires didn't have eyelets at the ends to mount into the guide, but instead were stuck into the guide holes by M2 screws (those that are normally used for hubs, etc.). Quite puzzling, is this a new trend? I put on some spare Slot.it eyelets I had lying around and have two extra M2 screws now... Nothing bad, just strange.
 

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Mine did not have eyelets either, pluss pick up broken, pluss lenses badly glued on. On the positive side it seems slot it have finaly got better tyres.
 

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This is something Slot.it have done on their last two releases, GT40 and Toyota 88C. I know their standard eyelets had a habit of popping out at an inopportune moment so I guess it's an improvement. I must admit at first sight it does look like a bit of a dog's breakfast.
 

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I agree, it doesn't look as neat as the eyelets do, but I've had many slot.it eyelets pop out on me as have others that I race with, so I think it is definitely a step in the right direction.
 

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Interesting, thanks for the info. I've had eyelets pop out of the guide on other Slot.it cars before, so I guess it makes sense. But then again, why not go all the way and have ribbed eyelets?
 

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QUOTE (highbarn @ 11 Aug 2011, 12:54) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>This is something Slot.it have done on their last two releases, GT40 and Toyota 88C. I know their standard eyelets had a habit of popping out at an inopportune moment so I guess it's an improvement. I must admit at first sight it does look like a bit of a dog's breakfast.

I can,t believe this is a modification... Mine came like this with bare wires touching and shorting and the grub screws had been forced in so hard it had damaged the guide and braids. So after fitting eyelets new guige and braids I now have a car i can race. Mr slot-it you need a kick up the back side if this is what we can expect in the future. Think I,ll hold on the Toyota for now. Any answers Mr Slot-it????
 

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Mine also came without eyelets. I don't buy the "improvement" explanation. OK, eyelets can occasionally come loose on any car, but it will be a rarity if they are fitted properly in the first place. But fitting braid and wire without eyelets could be very fiddly - especially if you have to do it in between heats at an event. This has all the hallmarks of a manufacturing fudge - perhaps they just run out of eyelets at the factory?

David

PS. Loverly car otherwise....
 

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Hi again,
Sent an e-mail to Slot.it last night and was generally surprised to hear back from them so soon.

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Hi Matt. Sorry to hear so
We try our best to improve on these things and in general the GT40 has been doing quite well - but snafus happens sometimes.
If you plan to buy again from the USA retailer, please let me know and we will have a spare chassis forwarded to him so you can get it free with your next purchase. Please try to send a picture, it will help us pinpoint the trouble.
Kind Regards
Maurizio

Snafus -a chaotic or confused situation. (Glad I checked this word up as I thought he was saying S*#@ Happens)

Thanks to Maurizio for the quick reply.
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Hi again,
Quick question for those that purchase Slot.it cars. My previous Slot.it cars have always turned up with the box sealed in plastic. The Ford GT40 Limited Edition turned up with no plastic seal on the box and I thought for a Limited Edition that this would be one of the things that would stop people opening the case which these cars come in. Do or did yours come sealed in plastic?
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No - don't think any of the LEs did, but I can't be sure. I would have thought that even collectors would want to open the box and make sure the car was good whilst it was still in warranty.
 

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QUOTE (mattcrackers @ 12 Aug 2011, 08:36) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Hi again,
Quick question for those that purchase Slot.it cars. My previous Slot.it cars have always turned up with the box sealed in plastic. The Ford GT40 Limited Edition turned up with no plastic seal on the box and I thought for a Limited Edition that this would be one of the things that would stop people opening the case which these cars come in. Do or did yours come sealed in plastic?
Thanks
Matt

Slot.It Limited Edition cars that come in the clamshell box whether singly or in sets have never come shrink-wrapped. I don't believe any of the manufacturers that ship cars in clamshell boxes shrink wrap the box. Scalextric does put a cardboard outer sleeve over their "Sport" cars.
 

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Hello everyone, I've just recently had my Slot-it Gulf Ford GT40 (in fact I've had two of them). One of them I'd taken apart after a short run round my track, I'd noticed that on the set-up block the front tyres were well clear of the block so set about adjusting the front axle and sure enough the right hand grub screw was tight and then suddenly gave and it did appear to be glued in but I didn't think anything of it until I've just read this thread, I used a pair of longer spare grub screws on the underside of the chassis and removed the axle blocks, was then able to perfectly set the front axle.

I did notice that there were no eyelets on the motor wires (they looked as though they were just pushed in to the guide, something else I'd better check), I also found the rear axle assembly to be tight, it was much improved after re-setting, I also fitted a rear suspension kit which was a bit fiddly and replaced the rear tyres with a pair of 21x11 P6's, as yet its had only a small amount of running.

There were some minor blemishes on the paint over the left rear wheel arch (the other car was perfect however, body wise) haven't checked the running gear on this one as it was not going to be used.

I also have a Fly Gulf Ford GT40 and was glad to see that the Slot-it version didn't have the inaccuracies that were on the front wheel arches of the Fly version.

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Hi Robert
You said I quote, "I also have a Fly Gulf Ford GT40 and was glad to see that the Slot-it version didn't have the inaccuracies that were on the front wheel arches of the Fly version."

What were the inaccuracies? Pictures please.

I know two on the Slot.it Limited Edition GT40 Gulf.
1) Only one Filler cap drivers side matt Black (It has two chrome filler caps).
2) Quick release door handles missing both sides (It has two normal handles),

Regards Allan
 

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Hi guys, Hi 5 to matt. lol

I bought a slot.it AEG SAUBER MERCEDES C9, was'nt sealed. Came with a spare chassis (why i dont know but thanks anyway
), silicone tyres sealed in a bag.
Awsum car, faultless and has not done 5 minutes worth of racing yet.

3 months ago, my son bought the Slot.it Calsonic R390. Was sealed. No extra chassis, no silicone tyres, and no orange endbell motor, but had a grey/white endbell motor that is supposed to be the 25k motor.After testing it on my dyno, it was nowhere close to the 21k orange endbell, and on track, it took alot of calming my son down from jumping on the car.
2 weeks later i bought the white kit R390 for myself, unsealed, but has the silicone tyres in a bag
What i did notice was, it must be a very powerful car, or has a very weak chassis as they both had the R/F wheel way up in the air ( maybe twisted under testing) LMAO
Anyhow, i fixed the problem by filing the body to get a decent chassis seat, and put both chassis' in very hot water and placed on a flat surface. All is ok now, only that my son demolished his 25k motor with a 4 pound hammer
and i donated my C9's motor for his R390.

I am trying to get decals made up for my R390 as it was the white kit, so my car is only black and red at this stage, and i have found a fault in slot.it's decals: The side No.23's are smaller than the 23 on the R/F wheel arch.
. As a model builder and a DIE HARD NISSAN FAN i have the tamiya 1/24 R390 model and the decal sizes are spot on as per images of the real car. So hopefully my R390 will be 1 of very few (if any) that is spot on as per the real car. Why slot.it did that, beats me as there is space for the right sized decals on the sides.

Mr. Maurizio slot.it, HOW ABOUT AN ALL TIME LEGEND LIKE THE NISSAN R89C OR R92CP????
That would make my and many others DAY!


Cheers,

Tony.
 
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