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Old 04-12-2005, 03:03 PM
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Talking Ricer 300SDL upgrade on ebay!

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=38634&item=7966747267&rd=1&ssPageName=WDVW

I love this, insted of sucking nice cold air from in front of the radiator now your engine can suck hot air from under the hood through a smaller filter!

I think he should spend the $120 he is charging for this kit on some proper coolant and fix up a few things under the hood.
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Old 04-12-2005, 03:35 PM
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I can't figure out who his customer is.

Anyone who has their vehicle repaired by the dealer or the Indy is not his customer.

Anyone who repairs the vehicle themselves would be sharp enough to blow that kit right off.

So, who is he selling it to??

It's not like there are 100,000 of these vehicles out there as a base market.
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Old 04-12-2005, 06:41 PM
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Brian, Good point, but I think you've overestimated the critical thinking skills of the public.

93% of elections are won by the guy with the biggest advertising budget.

It's the triumph of marketing.

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Old 04-12-2005, 07:06 PM
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and make it look attractive to people that admire the ricer's cool blue and red painted valve covers. http://www.wade************************/

I suspect the developer of the stage 1 and stage 2 miraculous diesel Performance Intake Systems may also be a member of the Shopforum, could that be possible?
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Old 04-12-2005, 08:19 PM
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Brian, Good point, but I think you've overestimated the critical thinking skills of the public.
I don't understand why I do that. I'm fully aware that the average American is a moron. What the hell was I thinking??
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Old 04-12-2005, 08:25 PM
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I can't figure out who his customer is.

Anyone who has their vehicle repaired by the dealer or the Indy is not his customer.

Anyone who repairs the vehicle themselves would be sharp enough to blow that kit right off.

So, who is he selling it to??

It's not like there are 100,000 of these vehicles out there as a base market.
well from the lack of response it looks like he isn't selling to anyone.

remember the diesel yugo? did that sell?
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Old 04-13-2005, 10:24 PM
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I bet the guy selling the super rare tuned 140mph SDL on ebay would love to get one of these! Then it could do at least 150+

Brian put one on your SDL and we can race and see if it makes a difference!
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Old 04-13-2005, 11:28 PM
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I can even provide one, I've got one for an SDL... but no SDL lives here!
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Yo dude that's off the chain!!
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I bet the guy selling the super rare tuned 140mph SDL on ebay would love to get one of these! Then it could do at least 150+

Brian put one on your SDL and we can race and see if it makes a difference!
Bah..........I can blow your doors off with the stock intake.
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I'll issue a challenge, I'll race any SDL with this feature, if you win I'll buy you lunch and admit it might work.

We will do a 0-83 pull, running to ip shut off in 3 gears.

Also a rolling start, standard 3 beep go, race starting at lets say 30 and going to 100 or so.

No other tweaks are allowed.

Come on Brian lets go I can take you!
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I'll issue a challenge, I'll race any SDL with this feature, if you win I'll buy you lunch and admit it might work.

We will do a 0-83 pull, running to ip shut off in 3 gears.

Also a rolling start, standard 3 beep go, race starting at lets say 30 and going to 100 or so.

No other tweaks are allowed.

Come on Brian lets go I can take you!
I don't think you can, but, I'm a bit reluctant to run this one up to the IP limiter due to the possible head gasket issues.

Maybe when the SD is fixed...................
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Old 04-13-2005, 11:43 PM
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I don't know my SDL pulls pretty well! Don't wait next year I will have a new timing chain, lifters, rebuilt IP, maybe a better exhuast! Also I will actually check to make sure it is getting all of the boost it should be.
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You ever do any 0-60 times on it?
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Reasons like that are why I love ebay.
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