11-06-2014, 09:36 AM
Join Date: Feb 2009
Total Cats: 40
I love FAB9
It seems hard to trust a newcomer (when I bought they were still a brand new vendor) sometimes with so many already established and proven vendors, not just online, but local to me. However I chose to go with fab9tuning for a few parts of my build. They were helpful with helping me decide on the best size intercooler, found me a SPAL Radiator fan for my existing trackspeed unit, and I got the COP kit to boot.
The Intercooler came first, only a few days after ordering. I got the stage 2 unit, 17lbs of cooling glory. Build quality was impressive, and the brackets were SUPER sturdy and lined up the core dead center. Note, some cutting of the metal bumper support was required. About 2 hours worth. I was a bit disappointed because I thought I'd have to cut something else (which was my fault), but as a good honest vendor, fab9 even added to the listing page that "customers report 2-3 hours of installation is required", which was nice to see. You will have to move or eliminate your PS hardline to fit the big boy, BUT I picked up a Derale PS cooler kit on Amazon for $35 shipped and fit it between the radiator and intercooler.
A cutting wheel will work, a plasma cutter will work better and faster. It's one of those things where you have to cut some and mock it up and then cut some more, you don't want to over-do it.
A few days later I got the SPAL radiator Fan, which was nice. It probably took about a week to get, so not bad at all. Pricing was competitive.
After waiting for a little while for fab9 to work through the tons of COP orders they get, I had my coils. I did not get the plug and play kit, and mine came with the IK27 plugs which are no longer listed as an option. Wiring them in was simple, and we made a bracket on the back of the head to keep the module, though you might want to mount yours to the firewall. i have a coolant reroute and don't know if it would if it would fit back there with the stock system. I have the old style silver coils and all I had to do was trim the boots on cylinders 2 and 4 to get the coils to seat all the way down. Somehow a few days after first running them, the coil module gave out, perhaps due to the settings in my Megasquirt ECU. No problem, fab9 sent me another unit no charge 2-day mail and didn't even ask me to send the old unit back!
I got to a point in my project where the differential needed to go in quickly so we could proceed to other work. I ordered the energy diff bushings and shot the guys an email stating I had some urgency. I had a tracking number THE FOLLOWING MORNING and the bushings a few days later.
Dealing with fab9 has been nothing but a pleasure. They've been helpful, friendly, and everything has worked out. Hasn't been perfect but when a seller cares enough to make things right, it says something about them. Their pricing is the best I have seen for a long time. Some of you guys reading this may have ordered parts from Mike at JSCSpeed (local buddy of mine), and back in the day I used to get things with the "spocknasty" discount. Mike is no longer there, but the prices fab9 offers are basically what I paid 1-2 years ago with a "hookup". Can't go wrong with Fab9Tuning!
Also, when my car went to get tuned, the igniter module was one of those that didn't work with some ECUs (mine). No fear, 2-3 days later my tuner had a brand new working module in his hands.
My experience wasn't without fault, as I got heat range 9 IK27 plugs originally with my kit that fouled within a few miles of driving. The plugs were immediately replaced by Fab9 at no charge with IK22 plugs, and everything else I've needed has arrived quickly