NikoFab, on 12 September 2013 - 10:58 PM, said:
What louse is saying should show you guys the changing dynamic of the SQ aftermarket...i.e. it's almost gone. We're approaching a tipping point with our cars to where the only people making things for them are going to be people who own them. I've got a lot of parts and things I want to do for the community. But because of the low volume, combined with the fact that many (not all) people won't spend realistic money, I have to take projects one at a time and very methodically. I'm sure other vendors would agree, when you only truly have around 300-400 active members, it makes it a risky prospect to thump down a ton of time and money on research and development.
Yep, that and people trash talking, pulling out the pitch forks and torches on vendors for almost anything. Even vendors like Rock Auto, people are complaining about the quality of the parts or the shipping costs. Our cars came out 30 years ago, the parts that are left have been sitting in some warehouse for who knows how long. Decline in quality parts is to be expected, specially at rock bottom cheap bastage prices.
I gotta give it to vendors who have survived the test of time, enginemachineservice.com , Top End Performance, etc. This is tough, cheap, finicky, will turn on you like a mad dog, community. Maybe we should start another thread on this matter, just hijacked this one.
Edited by louswheel01, 13 September 2013 - 10:38 AM.