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Posted Caliber308 on 07 September 2012 - 08:40 PM
I see that most of you that responded to my Warning Points post think that I give good information in trying to help you out, but disagree with the way I come off in answering posts sometimes. O.K. I will try and be more compassionate when responding to posts as I hope others will be towards me.
Posted Technology on 10 October 2013 - 08:33 AM
I think they're cool. Can't wait to see them on the car!
Posted Shelby on 08 August 2012 - 10:38 PM
Posted Xtclink on 15 July 2016 - 09:39 PM
Posted Burton on 14 November 2013 - 12:05 PM
Posted 19cturbo on 29 November 2012 - 10:48 AM
wake up december 22..... check
go about normal life..... check
laugh at the dumb people who panicked.... check
yeah, i can predict the future, thats what im doing
Posted mikec on 17 July 2016 - 01:42 AM
My sincere condolences to you and the whole family. Shelby occasonally spoke of his extended family with pride and love as well as the occasional grumbling "time for that kid to grow up" type of stories. Because of those stories I know how close the family is and feel for you and the rest of the family as well. I never met your grandfather face-to-face myself though we shared several enjoyable cross-country telephone calls over the years.
R.I.P. master craftsman Shelby
Posted Convette on 17 June 2014 - 04:40 PM
Long story short the hard work payed in full. The car was extremely competitive the whole weekend winning most events in all classes, let alone the gt2k (under 3k lbs class) The wider track, better tires and overall look of the car took it home. I beat the living hell out of it like always and it took it in strides. Couldn't be happier with her. Finally I got my ticket back to SEMA for another shot at the title of the Ultimate Street Car. Took first in all events except for the auto x by .3 secs to a nascar framed pickup (No Limit Racing C10) MONSTER haha
There are 6 qualifier events left throughout the country, I GUARANTY you will have the most fun you've ever had in your car. Visit www.ultimatestreetcarassociation.com for the list. SIGN UP!
On to pics. Video soon, got some editing to do. Thank you to all who have posted in the "going wider" thread, you guys really keep me motivated to continue pushing. I received TONS of coverage, TV, websites and prolly a few magazines in the process. The value of our cars is on the rise!
Posted Convette on 26 April 2015 - 12:10 AM
Posted Funky Phil on 21 April 2015 - 08:52 PM
Most engines can suprise. Thats maybe what I like about the out dated, under powered, unsupported G54B. I was at a shop a day ago inquiring about using their dyno and when he asked what I had, I said, "just a crappy 4 banger" he laughed and said, "cant be that bad" he asked more and when I told him what it made and what it runs he laughed and said, thats better than 90% of the cars I see. talked about SRT-4's, Mustangs, Supras, 240's and other V8's. Then I told him it was a single stick 8 valve head and he laughed in amazement. All well built cars are cool as long as they are DIFFERENT.
Posted NikoFab on 02 February 2014 - 12:11 AM
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Posted Technology on 28 July 2012 - 07:11 PM
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Posted NikoFab on 24 September 2016 - 01:24 AM
Got a rude phone call and an even ruder follow up email from someone last week regarding my pricing for the airdams. This post is mainly aimed at him, but it's become apparent that there are several people out there who don't understand GP pricing -vs- Non-GP pricing. Past vs current pricing has been a bone of contention occasionally...but moreso especially lately. This is where I have to define a group buy so they understand.
A group buy is a bulk purchase of the same item by a group of members that get together to make it happen. As such, the benefits of the group are
1. to guarantee the production of said item, and
2. lower pricing.
Here's the rub...If you place a single order for that item down the road, you are almost guaranteed that the price is going to be higher.
Perfect example, I've had a few people not understand, and even get upset, that my current airdam price is $395 when the price on the original group buy was $270. I've been told that it's not right to charge one price at one time, and another price at another time. I've also been told that I'm price gouging...lol.
First of all, what you might think is fair has no bearing whatsoever on what I elect to sell something for. Second, that was four-years-ago pricing. I still sell airdams today for less than you'd pay at a dealership five years ago...if you could find one. Third, it's called inflation...Google it. When my cost goes up, so does yours.
We had 57 orders on that first group buy, which gave us purchasing leverage and saved everybody a lot of money. I get charged a fee every time I pull out the mold for the airdams. Doesn't matter if we're pulling it out for one airdam or ten. The fabricator also bases their general pricing per unit to me on how many units we are going to run...the more units, the more the fee is spread out, and the lower per unit price I'm charged. That's just the way of business. I'm not making parts for the 900,000 Honda civics produced last year. I make parts for our cars...the number of which is quite possibly less than 2000 functional examples nationwide. We're a niche market, plain and simple.
For those of you who understand, thank you. For the few of you who get upset and think I'm trying to rake you over the coals, I'm sorry you feel that way. All I can say is you should've ponied up on the original group buy. When you get into a niche market, be ready to pay more for everything. If you don't, then that's your mistake...and your mistake does not constitute my emergency.
I'm not here to make money on these parts...this is a hobby for me...I have a 72 hour-a-week job. But my hobby is not here for the sake of floating someone else's hobby. And I'm surely not here to lose money either.
Sorry for the rant, but I'm tired of some people giving me crap for my pricing. Something to think about...I still haven't made my money back from the initial airdam investment four years ago, but you don't hear me complaining.