I appreciate everything ALL of you guys have said here, especially Tommy and Fortunato. I'm not perfect in any way, but I am passionate about cars and I try to help as much as I can.
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That's all. Sorry to ramble and vent. Thanks for the words of support guys, I really do appreciate it. I'll talk with you about your build some other time Tommy.
Your passion is large part of why >I< appreciate all you share with us on here! (I can't speak for others but I’m pretty sure I aint alone.) Please, don’t change that for any reason!
Your passion is also a big part of why you end up censored. You just get so fired up that stuff escalates and the moderators feel the need to step in. IE, comments like "Dave hasn't tuned a single EFR/LNF himself."… sounds more spiteful than informative.
Regarding the axle... This is probably gonna sound elitist. I don't want it to, but it probably is. (shrugs)...
If you don’t have the knowledge or aren't willing or able to learn, then you're gonna be taken advantage of by businesses. It's just one of the downsides of capitalism (people putting $ over the welfare of others) IMO, It's a lighter version of natural selection. (that's the part I was worried about sounding elitist)
With the axle thing… I dunno man, not enough info.
I don’t even know why such a thing would exist when no one has broken 600?? Maybe I missed it? Have the V8 monsters out there gone that crazy? I know it was an option to SC/TC the LS engines. I ohh’d and ahh’d over that for a few second on those web sites but I’ve not seen anyone that’s gone there.
Maybe the kid is leaving room for one hell of a NOS spray??? Too much F+F???
It seems to me like a case of the uninformed making bad choices without gathering their info first. It’s basic survival… the more impacting a decision, the more research you should put into it. I use the $ scale.
$ Lunch, buying an app, etc… (very little thought, what do I feel like…)
$$ Music, Movies, etc... (needs some thought to avoid overdoing it)
$$$ Monthly bills, household items, weekend trips... (gotta think even harder!)
$$$$+ Big ticket items, tires
other big car upgrades, new plasma TV, etc: $$$$ (I will go back and forth for WEEKS on this stuff!)
It's the consumers responsibility to make these choices and weigh the consequences. You'd hope that merchants would try to help when they see people overspending (relative to what they NEED), but that kind of concern seems rare in our country/culture (spend spend SPEND!). I'd also like to think that shops have repeat business in mind if not an actual concern for the consumer. I understand it's not their job to teach every person about the technical aspects of their products. I feel that it IS their job to provide a product and answer questions where they can. If they can't answer questions, or are caught exaggerating or lying about their products then it's the consumers right to broadcast that experience. That way the merchants that do go above and beyond are promoted. Those that don't end up suffering. Business 101
As much as you've driven me crazy with some rants (I'm sure that's mutual, lol), it really pisses me off that issues with the headers were swept under the rug! Now it's no longer an option? That sucks hard core. The design was artful and functional at the same time. I dunno, haven't been followed recent devlopements on that saga.
Anyway, Sorry for the book Tommy...
Gratz on the build! If I was upgrading, EFR would be my choice as well.
Looking forward to hearing your experiences with gettin her tuned and kickin ass!