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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 01-24-2007, 06:40 PM Thread Starter
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Here is my running list of who I've dealt with while outfitting my Z. These are all businesses and individuals that I have personally dealt with and not based on any of that "A friend knew this kid that talked to this guy who was dating this girl who..." crap.

GOOD VENDORS

Intense Motorsports
- Good customer service, notified me of potential delays. Part shipped on schedule and arrived as described.
Japtrix - Great customer service, very knowledgeable about their products, excellent follow through. Part shipped same day as ordered.
Z1 Auto - Prompt shipping, good price. No complaints.
Leatherseats.com - Great customer service. accurate lead times quoted.
Z Car Garage - A dedicated Z tuning shop located in San Jose California. Owned By Rob Fuller (great guy). Very knowledgeable, but can get a little busy at times. If you need work done in the bay area, this is THE place to go.

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Wheelsdirectonline.com
- OK customer service up until you place your order, then good luck ever getting a hold of them again. Dismal post sales support. Good prices but I cannot recommend them to anybody that I like. If you do go with them, say hi to Derek for me. Derek appears to be the only employee of this "company", so that's who you'll be talking to.

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Cbtech
- Met to swap headers and some BS. Great guy, friendly, and pays cash. All good qualities.
KShep - A true gentleman to do business with. If Shep is selling something, then you know you will get exactly what you paid for.
Westpak - Good guy. 'nuff said.
Silverbullet - Bought some stuff off him when he was parting out. Shipped when he said he would. Can't ask for more.
Blacryan - Fast payer, sure can't complain about that.

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Hey buddy you could have been on that list, but you wouldn't sell me that stock plenum

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I know, I know....

Funny, but I don't remember half the people I've sold things to or bought from. No wonder my wife is mad at me; she claims I think money grows on trees. I told her it grows underground like radishes.

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Wheelsdirectonline.com - OK customer service up until you place your order, then good luck ever getting a hold of them again. Dismal post sales support. Good prices but I cannot recommend them to anybody that I like. If you do go with them, say hi to Derek for me. Derek appears to be the only employee of this "company", so that's who you'll be talking to."

I bought my wheels from here and one had a gash on it out of the box. When I called them back I did talk to Derek and he took care of it for me and shipped a new one. Derek was great though. Didn't ask me any questions.

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Still need a stock plenum? I may be able to help out.


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Wheelsdirectonline.com - OK customer service up until you place your order, then good luck ever getting a hold of them again. Dismal post sales support. Good prices but I cannot recommend them to anybody that I like. If you do go with them, say hi to Derek for me. Derek appears to be the only employee of this "company", so that's who you'll be talking to."

I bought my wheels from here and one had a gash on it out of the box. When I called them back I did talk to Derek and he took care of it for me and shipped a new one. Derek was great though. Didn't ask me any questions.
Glad to hear it. I am sure that many people have had smooth transactions with them... I did not. My story:

I shot emails to about 30 different wheel vendors requesting price quotes for several makes and models of rims. Only about 10 ever responded. And of the 10, wheelsdirectonline.com had the 3rd lowest price, but free shipping so I went with them. I placed the order, got an invoice, all lickety split. So at first I was happy. Then I noticed an error on the invoice, I sent emails, I left phone messages... nada. It took nearly 10 days for Derek to get back to me. Strike 1. So with that settled, I waited for my wheels. They showed up about a week later than stated. Strike 2. Upon inspecting them, I discovered that one of the center caps didn't match the rest. So I call. No answer, no returned call. After a few attempts I broke down and called Dazz Motorsports (Racing Hart's US distributor). They couldn't get in touch with them either. Strike 3. So Dazz is overnighting me the correct part. But they do have great prices.

I can't blame anybody for going with them, I just won't be using them again.

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Yeah I wouldn't either after an experience like that. I probably will not buy future wheels from them now.
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I have to agree with you on Z-1, have bought quite a few things from Adam there and he is very knownledgable and seems to care that you get the right part for your car. Goes out of the way to help out.
 
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