I think I've finally had a my eureka moment. A way to **** with people that has genuinely never been exploited before. So far as I am aware, it is completely unique and original.
(I wish there was a way to patent ideas for ******* with people. I'm that excited.)
Basically, I'm going to have some stickers printed. Small ones- about the size of a postage stamp. I will stick them to things in public places, on college campuses, in office buildings, in hospital waiting rooms...
Holyfuckingshit...I might actually finally get my much needed turbo housing. I inquired with a local reputable shop back on Jan 4th about it. I called them a week later and asked about it and the owner claimed he had called me back the day I went in and left me a message saying he can get the one I need. I told him to go ahead and order it. That was Jan 17th. I have been given multiple "it's supposed to be here on xx day" ever since. I was hoping to get it in time to send it to BEGi to port it and drill out the mounting holes to fit over 10mm studs. Well, now I have my first autoX in 2 weeks and no fix to my overboosting problem. The last straw, so to say, was last when I was told "it will be here Tuesday" so like a good customer I left it alone until I was leaving work to see if it was there. I wasn't surprised to hear it wasn't. I'm not really the guy to give stories or rush people, but this time I had to tell the guy "look, I have an event coming up and I was hoping to have all this taken care of. You know the need to have a properly running car for your races man, I'm in that boat." So the guy says to me "I tell you what, I'll call them and find out where it is and that they better overnight it to me or I'll tell them to shove it up their ***!". I kinda took that as him patronizing me about all of this. Mind you I have not been a PITA customer calling up every day or anything like that... you tell me xxx day and I'll hold off until then and call you before I leave work so I don't make a wasted trip. Now I'm done trying to deal with them. I had never once gotten a call back from them since it all began though was promised a call back multiple times.
Today I give BEGi a call and talked to Steph. I have BEGi on the mind because of their IWG porting services. I did talk to Jeremy at FM and they gave me their Garrett supplier but they said they couldn't get me the housing. My God why didn't I do this last month? Oh because I was trying to give a local shop my business, my money and was hoping for a positive experience to share with others. So Steph jumped right on it saying she can get that part and even the version of the housing without the divider wall (something I had forgotten about until she reminded me). Not to mention getting the wastegate ported and the stud holes drilled out. I even brought up the difference in part numbers between the normal 2560 and the one that is rated "high performance" with has an inconel turbine wheel and NiResist housing because the CHRA I got was the "high performance" one and she said she'd see if anyone knew what performances differences there are. All in all, much more helpful and friendly on the phone right off the bat.
Now I wait and see if I can get this in my hands and installed ASAP.