Originally Posted by kung fu jesus
don't forget, i believewithin three months of fm releasing the flyin' protege kits, mazda started selling ms protege turbo systems over the counter for less money.
look, i like bill cardell. i don't like his employees.
My problem with FM, and it really isn't a problem with FM. The problem is the rabid fanboys that seem to be all over miata.net and my local Miata club. Where FM is THE best. They build the BEST turbo kit (oh, that's a bell kit?), the BEST springs (that's why they just changed them), the BEST sway bars (identical to the JR Bars), the BEST STB (happens to look a LOT like the greddy bar), the best clutch setup (over priced ACT and queer looking flywheel) ... it's a trend. While many people will say that FM has the best this or that, FM didn't build any of it. At best they maybe speced it, but even in that the company has indirectly admitted they there were flaws by doing a redesign.
From my dealings with Flyin' Miata I have come away with a good feeling. And despite the damage many of the fanboys have done, I think FM has done an amazing amount of good for the Miata community. The problem is that lots build them up to be THE source for everything Miata, when they make a mistake (it happens to the best) people are ready to hang them because some 'tard on Miata.net said they were the authority.
When everyone talks about the signal to noise ratio on Miata.net, make no mistake FM (Keith specifically) more often than not adds to the signal, it's all the fanboys making noise.
However I think that FM didn't publically handle the spit with bell properly. How can they be critical of a product that they were happy to sell until recently? Same with BRP, they flogged the Coldside SC until a falling out with the designer. Now it's crap.
So much drama. I think all of the dick waving has a lot to do with the fact that we are all driving chick cars, and inside we are all gay hairdressers.
I'm a *****, I'll go anywhere for a deal or information.
I relaize this is wildly off topic, but ya suck it up.
Jesus, this wasn't specifically for you I just used your post to start a mini-rant.