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Old 02-05-2009, 05:17 PM   #101
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Sam,I really don't care if you traded,purchased,blew a donkey or bottomed for a 50 transvestite gangbang for the DP,there's no excuse for you to follow Stephanie around the forum and bash her & the company the way you are doing.It's obvious you are very bitter about your experience with them and refuse to grow up and move on.
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Sam,I really don't care if you traded,purchased,blew a donkey or bottomed for a 50 transvestite gangbang for the DP,there's no excuse for you to follow Stephanie around the forum and bash her & the company the way you are doing.It's obvious you are very bitter about your experience with them and refuse to grow up and move on.

It's not really obvious. From my perspective, he has made some very valid points, and offered some pretty damn solid advise, and if taken as constructive criticism, could be very useful. The other times, he's been defending himself from nutswingers. I know some people here think it's cool, but I can't recall ever seeing a vender engages in so much back and forth rethoric on a message board, and I've dealt with a lot of vendors for various makes and models. This is a first for me.
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Sam,I really don't care if you traded,purchased,blew a donkey or bottomed for a 50 transvestite gangbang for the DP,there's no excuse for you to follow Stephanie around the forum and bash her & the company the way you are doing.It's obvious you are very bitter about your experience with them and refuse to grow up and move on.
Apparently you do, since you asked.

******* canuck. Next time dont rush in with assumptions till you hear both sides of the story.
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Old 02-05-2009, 05:31 PM   #104
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Sam,I really don't care if you traded,purchased,blew a donkey or bottomed for a 50 transvestite gangbang for the DP,there's no excuse for you to follow Stephanie around the forum and bash her & the company the way you are doing.It's obvious you are very bitter about your experience with them and refuse to grow up and move on.
Meh, I disagree. Sam's advice is harsh, but it's the truth. Sounds like he knows how to run a successful business. Shitty business practices can ruin a company. I won't buy from BEGI anymore over a poorly handled $28 transaction. Sad, because had that smaller transaction went well, I would have bought a few things from them for my turbo build. They need to open their eyes and ears to criticism and take it. They deserve it, and they need to take it to heart and make changes so that things improve.

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Old 02-05-2009, 05:43 PM   #105
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******* canuck.
Typical answer from the lower class from across the border.When you run out of intellegent things to say,the last resort is to scrape the **** from the bottom of the barrel and make fun of the country the person lives in,good comeback,like I have not heard that one before.....bigot.

Sam,when you go travelling to other parts of the world,do you sew a Canadian flag to your backpack and tell everyone your Canadian?

Or do you tell everyone your from "Nu Yoork".
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Meh, I disagree. Sam's advice is harsh, but it's the truth.
Pat,his advice does have truth and it is constructive,but he does not have to go on and on and on about the same **** over and over again on this thread and the other thread.

We got the point already,he does not need to keep dragging it on longer,he sounds like a constant nagging,wining wife/girlfriend that you just want to slap with the pimphand.
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Pat,his advice does have truth and it is constructive,but he does not have to go on and on and on about the same **** over and over again on this thread and the other thread.
Well, I see what you mean. But it's kind of a back-and-forth thing with BEGI, so I can't blame him for defending himself. He's not mocking Begi or anything. With any luck BEGI is listening and learning from this. I do are they need to stop "fighting back". That's not a smart thing to do. There's a reason you have two ears and one mouth.
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Sam,when you go travelling to other parts of the world,do you sew a Canadian flag to your backpack and tell everyone your Canadian?

Or do you tell everyone your from "Nu Yoork".
Look at Sam's sunglasses thread and you tell me. lol

Sam, I though we were gonna try and work on the whole....going overboard thing. Just walk away bro.

I have yet to make a purchase though begi, but after all the back and forth on here it makes me hesitant. I know I don't want to wait weeks/months for parts nor do I want the wrong **** sent or parts missing. The issue is this, if you sell something you have an obligation to do it right the first time. Every sale you make is your first sale. Check and recheck it again, maybe pack a note, take a minute to do it right. Saying "well this is how it is sorry", is pretty lame.

People make mistakes of course. But if every foundation we poured was out of level, cracked, or in some way fucked up.....we wouldn't be in business for 45 years. Do things right the first time, and move on to the next customer.

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Look at Sam's sunglasses thread and you tell me. lol

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Don't care to,or do I have the desire.

We Canadians live in igloos and it snows year round,the sun...what's that?
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did you guys forget the noob who needed help with his turbo kit? can you guys try to stay at least a little on topic. try to focus on fixing his problems with his kit and not the problems at BEGi.

if you want to start a *constructive* thread for BEGI about BEGI in the BEGI section, go ahead. I dont want to stop useful conversation, but this is not really the right thread for it.

I can tell you that small companies do not always have the time and resources to totally revamp their method of business. Often it is adequate to make a little less money and deal with the imperfection of a flawed system than to invest in professionalizing the operation. I know because I work for a small company. We recently decided to become ISO9000 compliant... because it may guarantee us a significant profit. It's a lot of work and takes a lot of time, but with the right incentive, it will be worth it in the long run. I'm not sure BEGI has that kind of incentive... unless one of you wants to buy two years worth of their production all at once. Anyone??
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Update - I received the DP and turbo back as promised. Things look good but they are not on the car yet... crossing my fingers. I will keep everyone updated when that happens.
I need help on the gauges. In the instructions, it says to connect the lighting stuff to a switched wire that goes to the lights... I want them to change with the rheostat for the inside lighting... which wire should I tap on that rheostat to get that effect? Thanks.
It sucks that certain members here can't shut the **** up long enough for this guy's questions to be answered.

Don't touch your rheostat. It is not designed to take even one additional gauge light of extra load, and they are expensive to replace. Plenty of folks have blown them trying to do what you want to do. I'm not entirely sure how to safely dim them with the rest of the lights, but hopefully someone who does will see this and reply.
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Thanks for the warning. The Begi instructions said to connect to the rheostat's black wire with red line, but if I want them to dim, look at the factory book... factory book doesn't help. I will just connect using the fuse box. May be I can get a rheostat specific to those gauges... Thanks again.
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Thing is the stock rheostat isn't actually a rheostat. It's a PWM circuit. I'm no expert, but you would basically need to tap into the power that goes to the stock gauges and let that go to the base of a transistor. The new transistor would be your relay so to speak. It's turned on and off by the factory ciruit and it supplies the needed power to the new gauges. If I had after market gauges, this is how I'd do it. If you wanna do it this way, start a thread on it. There's a few electrically-savy folks here that could recommend a cheap, effective, simple circuit to do the task.
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Thing is the stock rheostat isn't actually a rheostat. It's a PWM circuit. I'm no expert, but you would basically need to tap into the power that goes to the stock gauges and let that go to the base of a transistor. The new transistor would be your relay so to speak. It's turned on and off by the factory ciruit and it supplies the needed power to the new gauges. If I had after market gauges, this is how I'd do it. If you wanna do it this way, start a thread on it. There's a few electrically-savy folks here that could recommend a cheap, effective, simple circuit to do the task.
I may try that because I am not that electrically-savy. You lost me at the PWM circuit and the whole transistor thing didn't register for me (noob at everything car-related I guess)... When I connected my radar detector for permanent installation, I tapped into the fuse box by wrapping the wire around one 'leg' of a fuse that is switched. A short cut , but that was the only thing I knew how to do. I just wanted to do this cleanly so I don't blow the lighting in the G5 gauge.
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SilverMiata...gotta say you are my ******* hero - I'm about to tackle this project and you (amoung others) have made it SO much easier.

That being said, pics or ban :-P
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That's what I bought today. I got one for the radar detector and two for the gauges. Thanks.
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SilverMiata...gotta say you are my ******* hero - I'm about to tackle this project and you (amoung others) have made it SO much easier.

That being said, pics or ban :-P
I work a lot, so getting time to work on the car is hard. I take pictures when I can, and I post them as soon as I can... No new pictures today . I didn't get out of work with enough time to get anything accomplished. Hopefully tomorrow.
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OK. More pictures today. I assembled the wastegate, turbo, downpipe and tightened everything down. The space around the downpipe is very limited which concerns me, but it is not touching the block or the chassis anywhere, as far as I can tell.
By the way, Begi, and in specific, Stephanie, has been very helpful since this DP problem. She is available to answer questions and emails promptly... I can't complain about the support at all. I will still need her help on the Xede after this also.
I am planning on getting more things done tomorrow, so, hopefully, more pictures will be up on the thread too.
Anyone in my area interested to come help... I'd appreciate it.
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How much space is there between those points?
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