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Old 09-14-2010, 09:21 PM   #3341
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That's what happen when you surprise buttsecks the workers.

What happened?
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Old 09-14-2010, 09:26 PM   #3342
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That's what happen when you surprise buttsecks the workers.

What happened?
ok, with bullets:
  • 6-months ago I walk into NTB, pay for a 3-year alignment for $230.
  • Tell the tech the specs, give him $20
  • Manager trips, tells me I can either forgo the 3-years or pay another $70 for a "custom" alignment
  • I pay the extra, not a big deal, it was never offered

then today:
  • NTB by the house has a new rack too high for my car
  • take the car to another NTB with an "in ground" rack
  • crazy manager is there and refuses to service my car
  • I show him paper work
  • he flips and starts yelling
  • i call corporate office
  • he pushes me out the door

Now I'm going to pay $299 for a custom alignment from a local Porsche shop because its my only option...and call NTB corporate and get my money back. I've never had someone freak out on me like that and they can kiss my *** if they think I'll ever give them another red cent.
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Old 09-14-2010, 09:27 PM   #3343
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btw, these are crazy smooth on the freeway:

Why is my track car 2x more comfy on the road than my daily?
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Old 09-14-2010, 09:37 PM   #3344
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Now I'm going to pay $299 for a custom alignment from a local Porsche shop because its my only option...and call NTB corporate and get my money back. I've never had someone freak out on me like that and they can kiss my *** if they think I'll ever give them another red cent.
$299 for an alignment blows. I was paying $125 at the local performance shop in NoVA for alignments with you sitting in the car as a ballast. Then one of the local miata guys got access to the setup at the dealership he worked at and gave all the local guys ridiculous hookups on alignments.
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Old 09-14-2010, 10:09 PM   #3345
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Holy smokes do I love craigslist. A wrecked 2000 Miata went up, guy said to ask about individual parts. I asked about the stb, tranny if it was a 6 speed, rear end if it was a Torsen, and shocks if they were Bilsteins. He replied,

"$250 for shock brace
$500 for bilstein shocks w/ springs and mounts
$800 for 4.30 Torsen diff
$400 for 5 speed transmission
Willing to negotiate some the more you get."

So...that's nearly $2k in parts from a car that's worth about $1500?
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Old 09-14-2010, 10:11 PM   #3346
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ok, with bullets:
  • 6-months ago I walk into NTB, pay for a 3-year alignment for $230.
  • Tell the tech the specs, give him $20
  • Manager trips, tells me I can either forgo the 3-years or pay another $70 for a "custom" alignment
  • I pay the extra, not a big deal, it was never offered

then today:
  • NTB by the house has a new rack too high for my car
  • take the car to another NTB with an "in ground" rack
  • crazy manager is there and refuses to service my car
  • I show him paper work
  • he flips and starts yelling
  • i call corporate office
  • he pushes me out the door

Now I'm going to pay $299 for a custom alignment from a local Porsche shop because its my only option...and call NTB corporate and get my money back. I've never had someone freak out on me like that and they can kiss my *** if they think I'll ever give them another red cent.
If they pull that **** with me (I did the same deal) we will go after them with a class action lawsuit. What an ***. What did the corporate office tell you?
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Old 09-15-2010, 12:00 AM   #3347
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If they pull that **** with me (I did the same deal) we will go after them with a class action lawsuit. What an ***. What did the corporate office tell you?
I will email them tomorrow. I simply want my money back less the cost of one full-price alignment. I don't have energy for games or the law, I only want the money back for what I didn't use.
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Old 09-15-2010, 12:21 AM   #3348
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Some my mustang spins when I shift into 2nd... with the traction control ON

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Old 09-15-2010, 12:44 AM   #3349
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I will email them tomorrow. I simply want my money back less the cost of one full-price alignment. I don't have energy for games or the law, I only want the money back for what I didn't use.
Yes I agree. I'm not really serious about the law suit. What did the corporate office tell you?
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Old 09-15-2010, 01:00 AM   #3350
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Hustler, how can you be so buff and intimidating, but still get raped and spit on by the general public. I thought you were better than this.
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Old 09-15-2010, 05:33 AM   #3352
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btw, these are crazy smooth on the freeway:

Why is my track car 2x more comfy on the road than my daily?
What are those? I'm in need of something other than Bilsteins terribly. Unreal how shitty the ride is even with not much over stock spring rates. I don't think non Miata people understand really how bad it is, even when I emphasize to them that it is as bad as I'm making it sound.
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Old 09-15-2010, 05:52 AM   #3353
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My car has Bilsteins and Hustler and Johnwag both thought the ride was ok.
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Old 09-15-2010, 10:09 AM   #3354
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[rant]So I started a thread on m.net about possible ways to repair an old part. The first response is "buy a new one" I reply that thats was a useless reply and everyone flips. If I wanted to buy a new one I would of asked where to buy a new one. ******* ******** on that site need to learn some GD reading comprehension. I would love to be able to speak my mind on there. Any time I ask a question I never get the response Im looking for, I might-as-well tell them to go suck a **** and get banned since I can never get any help there to begin with.[/rant]
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Old 09-15-2010, 10:17 AM   #3355
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Why are you posting at M.net?
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Old 09-15-2010, 11:07 AM   #3356
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My car has Bilsteins and Hustler and Johnwag both thought the ride was ok.
Are they stock R package Bilsteins? By leaps and bounds the worst riding car I have ever been in. It's to the point that I don't enjoy cruising anymore like I did with previous cars. If our roads weren't so shitty it might not be so bad, but we have some of the worst roads in the country. A patchwork of poorly done patches. They don't pave a solid 1/4 mile section of interstate, instead they make 10 separate 50' sections, with 20 ******* seams that are an inch or more high or low, leaving a few narrow untouched sections alone. How *** backwards is that ****. On surface roads their idea of patching is shoveling a shovel full of asphalt into the hole and calling it good. I guarantee that this one hole up the road from my house is like an iceberg, probably a 15' chunk under the road where it settles within weeks of them "patching" it. They half *** it, and it continues to sink. It's bad enough right now that I HAVE to avoid it, I would for sure get stuck on/in it. I've also gone through 8-10 blown sidewalls in the last 5-6 years from poor roads. Try hitting a gravel filled square cut out hole for pipe repair where the gravel has pushed out and left a 6'' 90 degree sharp edge on the back side of the hole. I hit that with my RX7 and had to limp 10 blocks back to work with a blown out sidewall. I was that day.

Shitty road rant over.
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Im tight with money right now. Im in need of a clutch, should I buy Leatherface24's MSM clutch or just suck a few more dicks at night and get the FM1 I was originally planing to use?
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If I have a question that isn't performance related, I usually ask m.net guys first. I'm more likely to get a quicker and more detailed response from them on how to fix my driver's side power mirror.
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Im tight with money right now. Im in need of a clutch, should I buy Leatherface24's MSM clutch or just suck a few more dicks at night and get the FM1 I was originally planing to use?
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Old 09-15-2010, 11:51 AM   #3360
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It's been fun, but they gotta go. That's about $50 just sitting there.
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