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@reallyknt @JDMized It isn't a "buy American" theme. No, the parts on my cars are from all over the world. Reputable companies that have been in business for a LONG time and focus solely on producing one particular product.
You gotta ask yourself, why enter a particular market where the competition is fierce and stiff. Why re-invent the wheel if it already works?
To stay afloat IS hard because other well-known companies are doing one heck of a job already, and bringing into the US market a product made overseas is NOT easy. Quality ofter times lacks.
Does it get boring to come to this site? No, I enjoy some articles on here, and dislike others.
My spoon are all biodegradable and made here, in the US :)
Blog? I have my own Flickr account, you should check it out:
I was left a bit appalled when I saw GMG Racing partnering with CSF rads. I am NOT saying CSF rads are garbage. I can't comment on that. But there are PLENTY of great American companies who do outstanding jobs in their little niche.
Contracting a company that does manufacture overseas to me = cost benefits. No different than Mishimoto or Megan Racing.
You are entitle to your opinion :)
3 weeks, 3 days ago on Racing Porsches And Raging Trucks:<br/>Keeping It Cool With CSF
@CSFrace The companies I mentioned above do it. "Impossible"? Cost? How do the companies I mentioned above stay in business?
I guess when you are going after quantity vs. quality some corners have to be cut (and employ cheaper labor, cause I'm sure as hell those Indian won't see the same wages the Americans would see).
I don't wanna stay here and argue, but there are quite a few companies (motorsports companies) here in the US that do an excellent job and keep the quality second to none.
Other ones that come to mind: Burns Stainless Steel, Adel Wiggins, HRE, Wiseco...the list is long.
Anyway, good luck with your endeavor.
So CSF rads are produced in India?I Uh!
What's wrong with good ol' Made in the USA radiators? (Griffin or C&R rads just to name a few). Too expensive to manufacture?
Hey, then people complain the unemployment rate here in the US is on the rise, and the economical crisis is worse than ever.
Keep buying Made in Foreign Land, so you can save up a penny or two.
Diversity is the name of the game.
Covering the same events every years gets old after a while....
1 month ago on #IAMTHESPEEDHUNTER:</br>How To Be The Speedhunter
@Derelict @JDMized Thanks for the heads up. I used to read MotoIQ all the time.....then I kinda got bored. Those guys are truly amazing and definitely know their stuff (they're all engineers after all)....but all the project cars are ALWAYS assembled with the same shit. KW dampers, White Line sway-bars, Volk/ Enkei wheels....the list is ALWAYS the same.
Sure those parts perform incredibly well for the money, they are awesome parts, but there are MANY other outstanding aftermarket parts out there that do a great job. So I'd like to see a review on other stuff.
They can't definitely please everyone, but for people like me, after a white it gets boring....and I leave (I'm sure there are other folks that left because their fixation with a given brand).
@PaddyMcGrath I brought this up MANY times. You and your colleagues always brushed it off.
You guys take great pics, but, as for myself want to see technical, visceral content. Not just how cars are put together but WHY certain parts were chosen over others. What difficulties the owners found while building. I'd like to see the owner really showcase his/her inception.
I personally don't give a fuck whether a pink scheme works well with a given wheel set, that's just opinion....and unfortunately most of the articles I read on here are filled with opinion and a bunch of filler.
I don't mind reading, so long the articles are juicy. Get the owner's perspective, the in's and out's. Pro's and con's of parts. Do they work together? Do they clash? Tuning headaches? gas-choice, previous parts/cars that got ditched for something better/worse, future to-do list.
I can stay here and make a longer list, but you got the point.
This site COULD grow if the staff realizes that photography is just half the equation.
The writing part, most of the time lacks TREMENDOUSLY! Not because there are mediocre journalists on staff, but the content, the technical aspects of the stories should be taken as SERIOUS as photography.
You guys (SH) should look into someone that can snap away as well as write informative articles, not just personal-opinion articles.
If you are happy where you are, you will only gather to a very specific demographic. If you want to reach out to a bigger audience, you may want to consider what I mentioned above.
No seatbelts? Safety third!
1 month, 1 week ago on Kato’s Kenmeri – The Kyusha King?
This kit car does NOT have SACHS dampers. They are Reiger.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on They Call It A Kit Car. We Call it Awesome
I lurk on the TAS feature and Dino is still on square one, blabbering non-sense facts.
Fact #1. Weds brought to TAS ALSO last year a new prototype dry carbon wheel. (Prototype #2 if you will).
Fact #2. Koenigseggs is not the only company producing full carbon wheels.
Fact #3. The carbon wheels on the white Bimmer are real!
You would think with your contacts and expertise, you would have access to certain informations, I guess not.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Europe Takes On Japan</br> TAS Invasion
@stylez nz Back in elementary school I used to take a look only at the picture too. I feel your pain.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Forget 4WD. Trust In Drift
LOL, the GT-R looks mighty fine, too bad someone it will end up on a wall somewhere.
Extremely well executed but too ugly!
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Murcielago Mix-Up:<br />The Fiat That Ate A Lamborghini
That little CRX is mental!
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Welcome To The Mouse House
@RodChong That's like saying BBS makes many other wheels than just Mesh!
1 month, 4 weeks ago on What Miura-San Did Next
@incloudsx @wheatgod @hypodermic Bwahahahahahahaha
When a website starts to monitor the comments with moderators to prevent keyboard fighting, you know the site is dealing with kids.
That's when you realize you CAN'T take the site seriously!
If the site doesn't see that (and keeps shoveling that beat horse down your throat, that's a sign you gotta move on).
I couldn't have said that better. Thanks for spreading some knowledge to those fanboys that were "so close" to Mr. Walker.
Pathetic to say the least!
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Should You Celebrate Paul Walker?<br />We Get Personal in Japan
@speedhunters_dino : The video of Suzuki shows 52.53 on his Racepack. You wrote 52.565, what gives?
2 months, 3 weeks ago on New Breath Of Life @ The Super Battle
It reminds me of www.kimini.com
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Cooper-von-Wankel, Moonshine’s Rotary Mini
Very nice looking Porsche!
2 months, 4 weeks ago on German Speed Metal:</br>A Time Attacking Porsche 944 Turbo