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Old 04-28-2009, 07:08 AM   #1
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***CLIFF NOTES***
I spent a lot of money.
FM = Awesome
Bill and Tami = Awesome
Prices = Awesome
More to come in the future.



In the past week or so I have spent about $8,2xx at FM.

I just wanted to do an initial review of the service that I received. Once I get the parts I will update, and once the parts are installed I will update again.

First off, the website is pretty damn good IMO. When purchasing kits, sometimes it's hard to tell what is included, this is NOT the case with FM. Even if you do get confused, and go to order another part, it usually says if it is included with a kit or not. Plus I am sure FM is willing to tell you if you call em up. I had quite a bit of stuff, so the shipping was way off, but they tell you this on the website, so that was not a problem. One con, and probably only a con because I have only access to Email right now, was that if you want to add some options, like ceramic coating, or dual gauge pod instead of single, you cannot add the options via the shopping cart, you need to call or in my case email them and let them know. Not a total con, because it is still super easy to do.
After I had picked everything out and put the order in, I got a email from Bill at FM. He let me know that since he had the day off, Tami would be taking care of my order. Not a problem. She then emailed me to let me know she was working on getting me the 5% off, and the shipping quote. It took a few days to get this done, I thought it would have gotten done faster, but then I realized 2 of the days were Saturday and Sunday, and probably not everyone works weekends like me Any ways it was only 1-2 business days for this, which is definitely acceptable considering the amount of parts I ordered. Anyways that leads me to where I am now, waiting for stuff to get shipped. I think the Flywheel is back ordered until the 1st or so, and the turbo + manifold is out to get a ceramic coating.
Overall it has been an awesome experience. The parts all seem to be very well priced, the communication is great, even well lacking a phone, and Tami and Bill have been great. Also a shot out to James who I think at some point had control of my order because he sent me an invoice before I added a ton of options and it needed to be changed. I am extremely impressed with the service.
Like I said, I will update it when I get the parts, give a little review + pictures. Then will update again when they are installed, give a little review on how they performed + pics.
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For that much money, I hope they threw in a car too.
And you need to update your signature.

Can you give us just a basic rundown of the parts you bought... no real reason not to unless you just love the suspense. We don't, trust me. You could just scan the invoice.

Your experience I would say is fairly typical.
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I don't think anyone really gives a **** about your gayness.
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While I'm glad you're happy....
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In the past week or so I have spent about $8,2xx at FM.
nobody really cares or wants to know how baller you are. just say "a lot" and move on.
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I just dropped a $1 at Wendy's and feel equally as happy as you right now. Probably happier truthfully.
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I just dropped a $1 at Wendy's and feel equally as happy as you right now. Probably happier truthfully.

was it as easy as ordering as McDonalds?
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was it as easy as ordering as McDonalds?
Just as easy and wendy's jr bacon cheeseburger has tomato and lettuce and bacon on it thus it kicks the tar out of McDonalds. JaconCheese 4 life.
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Just as easy and wendy's jr bacon cheeseburger has tomato and lettuce and bacon on it thus it kicks the tar out of McDonalds. JaconCheese 4 life.

While I do like the Wendy's jr bacon cheeseburger, I've been finding myself drawn lately, to of all places, Burger King. I never used to like it and was doing the McDondalds as I like their fries, but I tried the Whopper Jr again after many years and it actually is pretty tasty. Plus, the Whopper Jr meal with fries and a drink is only $3.40. Pretty good deal as the "two cheeseburger meal" at Mc Donalds is well north of $4.00 these days.

One other thing, why is it that Wendy's is absolutely THE SLOWEST service of any fast food establishment? It isn't just my local one. Any of them that I have visited all seem to have the employees that couldn't make the cut at the Big Two.
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Wendy's is good, but I prefer the product development that goes into the items from Chick-Fil-A.

It may cost a bit more, but knowing I got a quality product from the man that practically wrote the book on chicken sandwiches is pretty nice.
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nobody really cares or wants to know how baller you are. just say "a lot" and move on.
Alright. I didn't really think people would actually take offense to that, probably because my intent wasn't to show how "baller" I am.

Either way, the main reason I posted this was because a company that actually treats their customers well doesn't come along very often.
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Thanks for the kind words, we appreciate it. It doesn't matter how much people spend at FM, we treat them all the same.
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Wendy's is good, but I prefer the product development that goes into the items from Chick-Fil-A.

It may cost a bit more, but knowing I got a quality product from the man that practically wrote the book on chicken sandwiches is pretty nice.

What pisses me off is that the Tuna is no longer a "$5 footlong," it's $6.
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Alright. I didn't really think people would actually take offense to that, probably because my intent wasn't to show how "baller" I am.

Either way, the main reason I posted this was because a company that actually treats their customers well doesn't come along very often.
I'm not offended, dont worry. I'm just mean.
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checker's fries ftw
bk burger ftw
wendy's spicy chiken ftw
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Jack-in-the-Box Utlimate Cheeseburger has been my favorite since Junior High. My wife only lets me have 1 per year on my birthday. Each burger takes one year off your life like the machine in The Priness Bride.
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The cheese fries at Outback have over 2000 calories. I can down a full plate plus a bloomin' onion, which also has a ridiculous amount.

When I got sick a few months back I was able allowed to get it! I swear it cured me.
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Chick-fil-A didn't invent the chicken, just the chicken sandwich. Waffle fries FTW!
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Although I do love me some Ultimate Cheeseburger, a close second that doesn't shorten your lifespan is a Double-Double from In&Out... sorry EastCoast guys. Mmmm... that's a tasty burger.


And although it's one of the most deserving threads I've ever seen for a threadjack, this is one helluva detour.
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