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Old May 15th, 2008, 11:17 AM
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Gutter kit, genuine, aftermarket, etc...

Hi
I'm trying to install my gutter kit but I've run into some weird problems.
I've ordered a genuine LR gutter kit
MUC4043/MUC4042 (horizontal channels)
MTC5429/MTC5428 (Vertical channels)

The first set arrived was not genuine, then I've asked for a second set; a genuine one this time.
Here the differences between the genuine & aftermarket horizontal channels
http://img179.imageshack.us/img179/3...terkit5gw8.jpg
the aftermarket channel looks pretty much as the one exmoortrim is selling
http://www.exmoortrim.co.uk/images/h..._door_left.gif

My concerns with the horizontal channel were solved but I ended up receiving what I think are
4 non genuine vertical channels
http://img88.imageshack.us/img88/435/gutterkit4ed0.jpg
again they look exactly as the one exmoortrim is selling
http://www.exmoortrim.co.uk/images/h...ain_chan_l.jpg

my problem is that the genuine horizontal channel does not match the aftermarket vertical channel...
http://img386.imageshack.us/img386/8...tterkitso8.jpg

I've contacted the seller again (who has a very good reputation) but he says he cannot do anything
else for me and swears the vertical channels are genuine; I honestly think he's wrong....

1) I'd like to know from people having the gutter kit what kind of parts you guys got on your D90s
2) how am I supposed to joint the channels? just trimming them with scissors?
3) does anybody know where to buy 2 real genuine vertical channels on line?

thanks
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Old May 15th, 2008, 11:39 AM
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If it does not come in a genuine box or bag or with a genuine sticker it is not genuine.
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Old May 15th, 2008, 11:54 AM
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Did you speak with Chris at Badger? I assume he was not the person who sold them to you...
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Old May 15th, 2008, 12:22 PM
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Pat,

Call Rovers North to get their opinion as well.
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Old May 15th, 2008, 01:53 PM
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Hmm, I bet they both came from the same supplier, and the only difference is the LR sticker. I know there are detail differences, but those parts could easily have come from the same place and just been made at different times. I bet that kind of part isn't just spit out by a machine, its going to be a combination of stamped parts and hand finishing, so detail differences in the parts just don't surprise me.
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Old May 15th, 2008, 02:15 PM
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The vertical channels didn't come with an LR sticker, bag, box or anything like that...
I've sent an e-mail to RN let see what they say...
I do not agree the genuine and aftermarket come from the same supplier, besides the mechanical differences there is also a completely different galvanized process on those parts, can't you see it?...
Even if they do come from the same supplier, if I bought genuine I should get genuine....

I'd like to find some one that received the gutter kit with genuine stickers and see details of the joint between the vertical and horizontal channels

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Old May 15th, 2008, 02:20 PM
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Yes, I can see all the differences in the parts, but simply think they might be explained by being manufactured in a different batch or on different tools. QC isnt necessarily super-high.

Hopefully someone can help you verify what you want.
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Old May 15th, 2008, 02:32 PM
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Uhh i have a genuine kit and there are no stickers on the vertical pieces.
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Old May 15th, 2008, 02:47 PM
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i had genuine vertical pieces from badger and they had stickers on, think they are still on after a couple of years
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Old May 15th, 2008, 02:56 PM
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hi jimmy
could you please post some pics of them?
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Old May 15th, 2008, 03:09 PM
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i will take some pics from the inside, never had the top off
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