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Old 03-13-2008, 02:05 AM   #1
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alright here is my question, i just ordered an slp stb, got it in the mail today and went to put in on, and torqued it down just like they insist, and still the damn cheap *** powder coating flaked off near each bolt, WTF, this aint cool, should i call them tommorrow bitch up a storm and insist they take it back and ship me a new one?

anyone else had this happen to them?
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if it was me i would call and complain
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No need to call them and throw a fit over the phone......it's just paint on a strut tower brace.Unless you have a show car......do you?
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I think I'd complain too.
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its gonna happen man your tightening something over paint.
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anyone else had this happen to them?
I'll check mine when I get home, it's sitting in the garage.

I think its a BMR though, so it may not mean ****.

Maybe they'll send you some touch-up paint.
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alright here is my question, i just ordered an slp stb, got it in the mail today and went to put in on, and torqued it down just like they insist, and still the damn cheap *** powder coating flaked off near each bolt, WTF, this aint cool, should i call them tommorrow bitch up a storm and insist they take it back and ship me a new one?

anyone else had this happen to them?
Was a washer used under the nut? I can see the powdercoat coming off if no washer is there to keep the pressure of torquing the nut down. I have BMR and use washers, haven't had the powdercoat come apart. But perhaps slp didn't do a good job of powdercoating.
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STB are for look more than anything on our cars.... does very little, slightly noticeable... SFC would of given u a more noticeable difference sweetheart <3
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No need to call them and throw a fit over the phone......it's just paint on a strut tower brace.Unless you have a show car......do you?
show car or not, i like things right
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its gonna happen man your tightening something over paint.
its "powdercoat" not supposed to do that, and it just flaked off, i can pick at it and flake all of it off if i wanted
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Was a washer used under the nut? I can see the powdercoat coming off if no washer is there to keep the pressure of torquing the nut down. I have BMR and use washers, haven't had the powdercoat come apart. But perhaps slp didn't do a good job of powdercoating.
yep and i torqed the outter bolts just like they said to do.
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STB are for look more than anything on our cars.... does very little, slightly noticeable... SFC would of given u a more noticeable difference sweetheart <3
why not get it all?????
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you see you should've gotten the Hotckis one! lol
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why not get it all?????
because SLP is for fegs... only girl f-bodys were SLP cars....



im just jealous because mine wasnt one of them.

IMHO.. the only STB i would get is the Hotchkis setup. So much sexier...


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I think I had a similar problem with my Spohn one....
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you see you should've gotten the Hotckis one! lol
only slp for me
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because SLP is for fegs... only girl f-bodys were SLP cars....



im just jealous because mine wasnt one of them.

IMHO.. the only STB i would get is the Hotchkis setup. So much sexier...


SLP:


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Hotchkis
i;m deff not into glitts and glamour when it comes to my performance parts, i actually prefer the look of stock the most, and any discreet performance stuff is perfect for me,

also im just trying to restore my slp car back to its original form, the stb was the last thing the doofis removed before i bought the car
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I think I had a similar problem with my Spohn one....
really? i hear great things about spohn
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really? i hear great things about spohn
It was just a really small cracking of the paint....nothing big really.
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Try not to worry about it so much Luke, on a serious note....you have one of the cleanest Super Sports Ive ever seen. Your car is flawless man!
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