Tuner recommendations - Or "How not to respond to a request for recommendation."

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  1. derp
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    ...it begins.
     
  2. Mnelson
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    Inb4 "sticky thread in off-topic"
     
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    Subscribed.
     
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    Ninja bastard...
     
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    Im waiting for @derp 's next short story since his last biggest hit, the tale of Don Syndrome.
     
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    Lol all fair points. I am tempted to chase this story down now and hopefully prove you guys right. Maybe more to come, but I suppose logically ignore my story for now until there's concrete evidence.
     
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    Good man.
     
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    There’s chum in the water...
     
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    by "thread" he means fingers and by "off-topic" he means his sister
     
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    Aegis TAKE IT!

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    Okay, but you know what happens when I do.

    :coffee:
     
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    Derp deserves it for his bday.
     
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    Probably one of the fastest about-faces I've seen on here in a while. Seriously, good on you man. I was about ready to tear into this as well, but I'm giving you benefit of the doubt, now.
    We all like to tell tales that get people discussing stuff, so I don't blame you for that. It takes more courage to face criticism (even though nobody was criticizing you directly, just the story you relayed) than to double-down and dig in. I have to admit, I agree with Jesse a bit as well. I'd be curious to know who this guy is that told you those stories in the first place?
    In my years of being in Subaru communities, I've also learned that there are some people filled with too much **** who will literally make anything up on the spot to try earning "cred" from even random strangers. Sad.
     
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    Haha, I just found it entertaining that this guy knew so many details with such crazy claims. We have had cars where we were test driving and test electrical or mechanical issues and then had to strap/tow them back to the shop, lol. But to say a foz blew up, after we built the engine, while doing pulls on the street, and it was due to no oil being added by us is pretty detailed. Especially since we have a dyno and do all the break in on the dyno...

    We do not have any secrets anywhere so that is why I would never be afraid to discuss any claims made against us. We are always open about our knowledge and mistakes because I know that we have a very good crew all around. But there has never been a car that got started without engine oil inside of our shop. I doubt a Subaru would make it from the back to the front without knocking. Maybe if it was a mid 90s corolla or civic it would be possible! I have seen those go forever with no oil! lol, but not a Subaru.

    @unhguy78 if you or this said mechanic ever wanted to tour our shop and see what we do, ill gladly do that. But if we were blowing up engines like that then there would be some sort of trail about it online with social media and such today.
     
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    Wow. I did not check in for a while and all this is posted! 1st thank you all. Second bone dry? Where is the oil pressure light? Don’t worry I have just changed the oil and it is full of Mobil 1 synthetic 0w30. I can do some dumb things, but no oil in my engine is not in my wheel house. I know that people do and will make mistakes. It is my regular job to catch others mistakes ‘cuz my life and another 174 people depend on it. I am excited to work with JM on the 11th. I have high regard for a certain few people here and tangledupinblu’s is one of the highest. Thanks everyone! I don’t buy it ‘cuz the oil pressure light would be on from startup after falling below 1 or 2 quarts....just sayin’! I used to get that in my 1988 ford escort! That meant you’re low on oil dummy!
     
  16. chriswelckle
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    No bashing here, just wanted to say I know and have known certain names on here for years, possibly more than a decade that offer very valid info. I recognize them and listen to them and not necessarily someone I don't recognize on this board. Every one of those names were quick to dismiss your statement. I believe they mean what they say and I listen to them.
     
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    We try Chris!

    IMO, you won’t find a better shop, owner, and crew than JM Automotive in Minnesota. Jus sayin:)
     
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    My popcorn got cold, I had higher hopes for some serious butt-spelunking in this thread.
     
  19. tangledupinblu
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    Well if you’d just put your popcorn down and grab the head light....
     
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    I haven't had any luck bumping into the guy again, but I'll keep trying.
     
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    Im sure a few guys here would be happy to help you with the art of bumping into guys.
     
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    Maybe he ran out of oil and is stranded somewhere, cold and alone.
     
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    @unhguy78 Dang did you really save this thread from becoming a real sh*tshow. The fact that everyone seemed very wound up and is now back to having "civil" discussion is pretty impressive, most people dig in like a tick and it just goes south from there. Please keep us updated on any follow up.

    @chriswelckle let us know how the build comes along, we will all be very interested to see the numbers when you get finished!
     
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    [​IMG] [​IMG][/URL][/IMG]Well it's all together and running on the "base tune". I did a boost leak test as prescribed in the pre tune checklist and found the throttle body to intercooler pipe oem design sucks. It will slip off under any sort of pressure. Who retro fits a bad connection with a slip on little rubber sock? Subaru I guess! Anyway, I bought a mishimoto boot and works well. Had to change the angle of the intercooler piping out of the turbo. It had an immediate 90 degree turn or slightly more! (Pictured at the top) I changed it to a 45 and more piping had to be heliarced since it is aluminum tubing!(pictured at the bottom) My guy did an awesome job with it and I am ready to go barring any SNAFUs! By the way, I went with Cobb's flex fuel setup, too. Can't wait![​IMG][​IMG][/URL][/IMG]http://i803.photobucket.com/albums/yy311/chriswelckle/20180926_195431.jpg[​IMG]
     
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    Jesse talked some sense into me and we're are doing a full on build that will support that much horsepower. Also an STI 6 speed swap. I was setting up for more than the tranny and or block could handle.
     
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    Good grief! Is this one His or Hers?
     
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    That would be mine. She said not to touch her WRX..[​IMG]
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    Noice!!
     
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    Just a follow up: This shop gets 5 stars from me. I used to be a service writer myself and completely trust and have the utmost confidence in them!
     
  30. tangledupinblu
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    I tend to give them 6 stars, but 5 is good as well!;)
     
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    See, this is the sort of sentimental gift thread I like on Christmas. I got summoned to this thread back in October, but by the time I got here, the moron making the anecdotal claims had all but given up. I never even got to see @SurlyOldManMN Beetlejuice/Readymix summoning mashup. I have now right-click/save-as that pic as it brings me joy on this holiday.
     
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    Just one example of the integrity of this shop that I experienced.

    I had new ID injectors installed and a retune by Devin at JMA quite a while back in my White bugeye. One of the ID injectors had a bad o-ring and was spewing fuel on top of the block. I had made it to work, but was uncomfortable trying to make it to Osseo from Hugo. Called up Jesse and he sent a buddy of his with a flatbed to take the car to Osseo. He informed me that there would be a flatbed charge IF it was nothing that they did. Come to find out, bad o-ring on one of the brand new injectors.

    Jesse got ahold of ID and talked to them about it. Then promptly replaced the bad o-ring and even put it back on the dyno to make sure everything was good since the leak could have caused discrepancies. Since the brand new injector that they had installed was the culprit, i paid nothing for the tow or fix. They truly stand by their work and really focus on us customers having a great experience when utilizing their services. They know that we can always go elsewhere as there are a handful of good shops and tuners available to us in the twin cities. And they make sure to take as good of care of you as they can so that you return when you are ready for moar powah or other upgrades.

    I’ve honestly never had a better relationship and experience with a shop or business as i have with JMA. And it’s the reason I recommend them every time someone asks!

    So to Jesse and the rest of the guys, a sincere thank you JMA for always having my back!:thumbup:
     
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    And to the rest of us for always having your front!
     
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