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Old 10-27-2010, 02:33 AM   #1
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http://jalopnik.com/5668088/how-a-tu...200000-ford-gt

I know this is a GM site but wow I just got wind of this from a buddy of mine, I am absolutely enamored by the sheer awe of the GT and this would suck regardless of what brand you like.
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This is why I don't have shops work on my car.

Or if I do, I'm always present.

And that's with my sleds, if I had a 100k$ car I'd probably have the time to learn to work on it and tune it.
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Would rage so hard...
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My local GM dealership had these 2 guys in the parts department for like, I dunno 300 years. One day, after the holidays of '08, I was stopping in to buy parts and noticed that the two guys weren't there anymore. I asked why, and I was told by the new staff that they had taken two customer's brand new Vette's, that had been left over the weekend, for a joyride spanning over two whole days! On the way back, one of the Vettes got into a fender bender.

When I used to take my car in for work I know the shops hated me, because I would literally wait around-all day long if I had to. I don't trust anyone for s**t.

As for that Shadow-****, or whatever his name is, he's completely responsible for whatever happened to that 'GT. The owner better sue. How the hell can anyone defend that d-bag?
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That would suck big time

On the Ford GT note I had one beside me at the strip and man did that thing fly.(with all 4 wheels on the ground)

1.803 60ft 10.823 at 135.84mph
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I get hired to tune all kinds of stuff.

This is a tough situation if you ask me. To do a proper job on alot of customers cars you have to drive them....and to a certain extent you have to stretch the sled's legs to make sure it doesn't ping, hit the limiter on shifts, etc....

Some cars when you get on them are just very dangerous. I can see how this easily happened to a tuner. Most of the high HP front-wheel drive cars I do are very unstable once the turbo spools.

Not to say my insurance wouldn't cover it, but I can totally see how a car could get away from a tuner.
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You can't tune a car at part-throttle. However, my tuner rides shotgun while i drive. But this isn't a camaro we are talking about here. I dunno why he didn't tune on a dyno??? For any buyer/owner out there, keep adequate insurance. That's your responsibility as the owner. Lots on scenarios here.
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You can only do so much on a dyno.

Had a cobra kit car once that was a flying coffin. The guy didn't install his rear linkage correctly. I hit the gas, an odd twang noise came from the back, and the thing took off to the left - so you never know.
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Whenever my cars we tuned, I drove and the tuner sat in the passenger seat logging/making corrections.

If I dropped the car off at a shop, then I expect their insurance to cover any damages. That's the whole reason of insurance, to cover the 'oh ****' incidents that might happen.
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...still should have garage coverage
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You can't tune a car at part-throttle. However, my tuner rides shotgun while i drive. But this isn't a camaro we are talking about here. I dunno why he didn't tune on a dyno??? For any buyer/owner out there, keep adequate insurance. That's your responsibility as the owner. Lots on scenarios here.
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I'm usually driving, tuner is shotgun. I take my car to shops where I know the owners really well or I know the person doing the work rather well. Having somebody working on your car that also respects your property is such an important thing, but so many people hardly give a damn anymore.

Heck in the 8 years I've owned my car, only a handfull of people have sat behind the wheel of my car:
Mom (once)
Dad (Maybe 6 occasions while working on it)
Wife (multiple times, she likes the noise lol!)
Alignment guy, once.
Tire shop, 4 times, all while sitting there watching what they do.
State inspection, same guy every year.
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Wow...
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I understand how some cars can come around on you but if you don't get a feel for a car before you get into it them you are just asking for trouble.
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this might be a dumb question.... why did one tuner send his car to another tuner to get tuned? thats like sending your wife to get knocked up by another guy
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The Shadow-douche guy is a ****.

"Driving along like a grandma" Yeah, right. We all know what went down. 200mph supercar, loud pedal, 35 mph is boring.
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this might be a dumb question.... why did one tuner send his car to another tuner to get tuned? thats like sending your wife to get knocked up by another guy
So...tempting...for sig quote!

Really though, that blows. I am always cautious and weary with situations dealing with cars because everyone hears the "stories" like these.

My car will only go to shops where I can trust people to respect my car. Plus, it's a basically stock FBody, not sure why anyone would want to joyride in my car
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I'm usually driving, tuner is shotgun. I take my car to shops where I know the owners really well or I know the person doing the work rather well. Having somebody working on your car that also respects your property is such an important thing, but so many people hardly give a damn anymore.

Heck in the 8 years I've owned my car, only a handfull of people have sat behind the wheel of my car:
Mom (once)
Dad (Maybe 6 occasions while working on it)
Wife (multiple times, she likes the noise lol!)
Alignment guy, once.
Tire shop, 4 times, all while sitting there watching what they do.
State inspection, same guy every year.
Wow, thats a lot of people.

In 3 1/2 years....
(1) my old lady pulled it across the yard.
(1) Let friend I trust drive it a couple of miles with me riding with him.
(0) state inspection
(0) tire shop/alignment
(0) mom, dad, relatives etc.
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Has to be driven for state inspection here (at least the shops that aren't trying to lose their license), had to get it aligned after swapping k-member, it'd walk all over the place beforehand lol!
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Saw this over on SVTP.

If you find a shop you can totally trust with your car, its awesome. I go to New Era (vendor on this site, theyre local) and I can drop my car off and know they'll take good care of it for me. Never had a problem, as they have an outstanding rep.
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