Thursday, November 4, 2010

i have alot of issue with modifying cars for a living. mainly because of internet forums and youtube. ill just chalk it up to the internet being the problem. the DIY sections are great for people that are mechanically inclined. not so much for the idiot that thinks he can do anything. the idiots usually mess things up further, and cause me headaches in order to fix the issue. if its an electrical nightmare, i will flat out turn them away.

i was asked to do a portmatch, throttle body to manifold. thats fine, not a difficult thing but time consuming. quoted them about 200. they were immediately offended because the youtube video they saw only lasted 5 minutes. so in their mind it was wrong for me to charge them 200 dollars for a 5 minute job. and wondering why it was a 2-3 day turnaround. hmm. so if the video only lasts so long, thats how long the job should take. this coming from someone who has no experience in anything mechanical. going from a 64mm opening to 70mm. 6mm difference. gonna take a little longer than 5 minutes. i feel like just turning these idiots away.

im thoroughly fed up with these car communities and the low lives that inhabit them now. yeah i know there always the pockets of good people and i find them here and there, thats fine. but forums and car meets are a thing of the past, now ill be honest, ill look at forums for info on cars but i wont be going to meets and get togethers. its all just a bunch of weird people that are socially awkward anyway.

lately there has been quite a bit of theft. first for me was when carl rydquists porsche was stolen shortly after his victory in the las vegas redline time attack event. then i hear of one of the cobb guys gettin their trailer jacked. after that i think, was when alex pfeiffer got his helmet snaked at the vegas formula d. and now i hear of cody parkhouse getting his car AND trailer stolen from long beach. what the fuck man? low lives just stealing cars and gear just cause they cant do it themselves. i dont understand how people can stoop that low and sleep at night. they deserve all the bad shit that happens to them. i hope they rot.


  1. Good post. It's true with a lot of people that believe they are car gurus because of DIY information on forums. I know someone that will remain anonymous thats in some car club asking one of my friends why pay a professional shop to install things on his car? This guy did ruin his car putting it back together and it doesn't run the same. There is a reason why you and other people own professional established businesses. Somethings should be left to the inclined.

    I'm with you on looking at info on forums and car meets being done. It's just standing in a circle and talking about what I did with my car the past few months. It's boring and it has lost meaning. Everyone is all of a sudden JDM. That's why I rarely or never show anything about my car in the internet. I don't need to get it stolen.

  2. Anonymity on the internet goes a long way. Also learning that cutting some corners on getting a car together cost more in the long run.

    BTW- When can I buy some stickers?

  3. I couldn't agree with you more on the DIY and pricing stuff. I also think that everyone grows out of the whole car meet and forums stage. Hell I even grew out of going to drift events. Life moves on and real things become priorities; also the fact that it seems 90% of the people out there into cars right now are holier than thou douche bags makes you sad to have a nice car. I remember back in the late 90s were we just a bunch of kids who hung out worked on cars smoked a little weed and hit each other in the balls with blunt objects. Friends. Now its all about whose car is better and who can spend more money on this or that not who has the most fun driving or who can shotgun the most pabst without puking