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The Lounge / Re: So I bought a truck.
« on: May 08, 2019, 03:16:45 PM »
Been a ford guy for years, not because I am loyal, but they just kick the crap out of everything else for what I want to do.  Love the STX grill I was going to do the same.  In the end I flopped to the high side price and went full Raptor 802A bonkers but its an amazing daily and there is not a thing I don't like about it.  Been playing with forscan mods changing up the dash and screens with it.  Also looking for a tune.  The raptor gets a 100hp jump from the regular 3.5 (which i had in my last one and was so impressed) and a tune gets you ANOTHER 100hp on top of that.  The raptor is so fast for a truck.  I clocked off a 5.2 0-60 run on the drive home!  LOL  The aluminum body really was a upgrade I came from a steel body F150 and was able to tell. 

ALL that technological goodness aside...the thing that keeps me hooked on ford...the flat rear floor!  Its like a couch back there with leg room for miles.  Works great for kids in booster seats like I have.  No bending over to help them buckle in a raptor either LOL  Its about 2" taller then my previous 16' Lariat. 

I have been in them all from all trim levels and they all are solid and very well designed and built.  I just like fancy high end stuff but my friend bought a XLT and added a Katzskin leather covers to it, feels just like a lariat.  His truck was 50% of the cost of my raptor.  So the value for the money is definitely in the XLT's.  Lots of parts switch over from trim levels so they are customizable both from the factory and if they cant get it the way you want get it close and buy the parts you need to swap it.  (like you did with the STX grill)

The RX7 feels even older now when I swap between raptor and it LOL. 


Build Threads / Re: Joel's 1972 Land Cruiser Project
« on: April 23, 2019, 11:26:18 AM »
That is a really cool pictorial walk through!  I am exhausted just looking at it!  When do you land on the island?  Safe travels!!

Build Threads / Re: AV8rZ (Refine, Enjoy, Drive) Build
« on: April 19, 2019, 05:32:38 PM »
Hey AV8rZ - How is the car??? 

General Tech / Re: Branch and Helmholtz resonators
« on: April 17, 2019, 11:22:04 AM »
They work fantastic and called a J pipe in the G8 world.  I put one on my car and did the same process as you measuring and adjusting the length of the J pipe and now, no drone just pure V8 Borla bliss! 

The Lounge / Re: Justin Samberg - Vendor Relation Challenges
« on: April 17, 2019, 11:19:08 AM »
Ronin - Did you ever make contact with Justin?  Just curious what he is thinking?  I'm trying to understand when people just stop responding and start avoiding like that.  Makes no sense to me. 

We never have.  We still don't know what he was/is thinking.  We don't really get the passive aggressive avoidance approach either.  Again, this is not about the fact that Justin wanted to end the relationship, that was/is his right to do so.  It's all about HOW he choose to end things.

Even now, as shitty as the facts and timing looks from our perspective, it doesn't take much to say...  "I didn't like some of the rumors I was hearing and you're right that it was the basis for some seeds of distrust.  I hear what you're saying about that situation back when, but it still raised questions for me about partnerships and control.  I'm sorry about not notifying you when I launched my sale, I was in a stuck spot (insert chosen excuse) and I needed some cash.  I prefer we do our things from now on and my new product launches reflect that."

If Justin did that, we'd accept his apology and move one.  Hell, I'd even change the coupon code.  We gave him SOOO many chances to talk this out before going public.  We waited SOOO long even after he started launching new goods that made his intent clear.  We don't want to be the asshole aggressors... Mike and I talked about this a great deal.  But at some point if someone is going after us with malice, of course we need to defend ourselves, of course we react. 

Even pragmatically, how much of a beating has Samberg's reputation taken by forcing us to say something publically?  Word of mouth is everything in a niche community like this and it doesn't take long to blow what was a good reputation.  "WTFJustin?" is literally the question I wish I could ask the guy.  I honestly used to consider him a friend, I'm trying to preclude the possibility we could be again.  I'm not in junior high so I'd never experienced "ghosting" before.  It really does feel childish when you're on the receiving end.


PS We've already sold 5 of our kits in stock so if you want one from Ronin, you should consider jumping soon.

Unreal.  People are dumb...that is all.  Thanks for being stand up guys!!!

The Lounge / Re: Justin Samberg - Vendor Relation Challenges
« on: April 16, 2019, 02:47:51 PM »
Ronin - Did you ever make contact with Justin?  Just curious what he is thinking?  I'm trying to understand when people just stop responding and start avoiding like that.  Makes no sense to me. 

The Lounge / Re: Justin Samberg - Vendor Relation Challenges
« on: March 28, 2019, 11:23:17 AM »
This is a major bummer, love Ronin and was hoping that Samberg was the best as my car is laced with his parts.  I have dealt with people like this in other business dealings and its extremely hard to not take personal.  Ronin keep your head up, if you want to work with a quality manufacturer call me!  I will make whatever you design and stand by your back should problems come up. 

I just don't get how a person can just stop responding.  Infuriates me to no end!  Pick up the phone and lets figure out where we stand is my natural inclination.  Good luck!!!!

Build Threads / Re: Blake's 1965 Mustang Project
« on: March 12, 2019, 10:13:46 PM »
Ahhh sorry for the set back. I know projects like this the highs of making lots of progress and the low of set backs. Really was a good learning moment though and in the end isn't that why we are building stuff ourselves?

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The raptor is on a whole new level and I too struggled with the purchase price, however after driving it now for about 900 miles its worth every single penny.   Seriously amazing.  If you can swing it DO IT!  I would almost say its ALMOST as fun to drive as the rx7!  Yes that is a bold statement.  Nothing is as fun as the 7 but this thing is not a large clunky turd, it feels agile and fast as hell.  Its so refined and comfortable with the live shocks on the 19s.  I took it down my personal test track that I drive daily with the 7 in the summer and I was taking 70 degree turns at 60mph and it wasn't even working I was just too scared to push it harder!  The pre-19s dont have the live suspension so they generally feel 'squishy' and turd like.  The 19 live shocks are the game changer. 

I ended up with a 19 Raptor.  Ahhhhhmazing truck and upgrade from normal F150s.  Thanks!!

You install it all for me ;)

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I had to pick up one of these used a year or so ago.  Just an endorsement of how much I like them!  Great product and when jacking the car on one side it dang near comes up level LOL.  Really stiffens the chassis, like noticeably better. 

Build Threads / Re: 57 Buick Special GMT900 AWD Frame swap
« on: January 30, 2019, 01:24:20 PM »
Kind of looks balln if you kept the escalade 22" rims LOL   This is a crazy project! 

The Lounge / Re: What do you Tow your RX-7 with? Post Pictures
« on: January 30, 2019, 12:36:30 PM »
Sorry I only drive my RX7!  No towing needed :)   :drive:

Build Threads / Re: Kingers Garage
« on: January 29, 2019, 03:18:04 PM »
hey buddy question. How accurate is your fuel speed hut gauge. I'm pretty sure mine is off. Would you happen to know which setting you put it on to make it work with our stock sending unit unless you got something else different

Ahh the fuel gauge...

Iím not real happy with the gauge, it does work but it stays on Full for a long time, then slowly drops to half over about a 20 mile period.  Then the last half of the tank can drop in 5 miles to empty.  Go to fill it up and there was 3-4 gallons left.   So I have gotten in a habit of filling at 1/2 tank.  It used to be erratic and a better ground fixed that issue, but still using the stock sender it seems to be a little less then perfect vs a OEM set up.  Good enough to use and trust but just not perfect which is how I want everything :).

I did double check the settings when I was chasing the ground issue and Halfspec did have it set up right.  I think I also email Speedhut to confirm but I canít remember the exact settings. 

Good luck!

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