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Old 04-17-2010, 01:13 AM
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Exclamation Set in our ways about mods?

I was reading an article in Diesel Power yesterday, and it brought up a very good point about information on forums. It was regarding how forums become very set on certain modification brands i.e. 'one of our members had a good exerience with Brand A, so I'd recommend it'

After reading the article, I started thinking about it, and we have become so polarized on certain brands of certain mods that we don't always give the full amount of information. I can think of a few mods on here that seem to get preference, and YES, they are good items but may not always be the best. There are other options and I think it's a great idea to start giving out a fuller picture of what's availiable, even if we don't have a thumbs up from a member.

I know I now want to hear about other brake pads than the EBCs that I've been hawking like a street vendor, and to hear more about Superchips or Edge tuners rather than just our favorite predator.

That article just got me thinking and it could only make us better as a forum.
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This is very true. This could definitely make the forum better Thanks for posting this CD
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That is a good post Cd, definitely a way to get people thinking outside the box. I like to see fresh ideas on here, too, and perhaps it would also encourage those who have tried a product not regularly mentioned to post up on it and offer their reviews for the forum!

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Interesting article. It is very noticeable with lots of forums that this trend develops. Over at an audio forum I frequent, we tend to have what is referred to as "forum boners". Something that's popular, everyone has to buy it. Then it fizzles out and everyone moves on to another item.
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Interesting article. It is very noticeable with lots of forums that this trend develops. Over at an audio forum I frequent, we tend to have what is referred to as "forum boners". Something that's popular, everyone has to buy it. Then it fizzles out and everyone moves on to another item.
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Good point CD, if we all use the same brands, or have identical mods, what makes us unique?
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There is a bit of truth here (not in the MCHammer video, though) as we do get set in our ways but you cannot discount practical experience with what works.

Surely there are a lot of choices to be made. Some choices are purely aesthetic and subjective - how high/low should I lift/lower my truck, what exhaust sounds best, should I paint the stripes this color, what about these wheels, etc...- but then again many of us have experience with different brands of tires, programmers, intakes, exhausts, and other mods with demonstrated results.

I guess what it boils down to for me is what works. And I will always let the member know what their choices are that, IMHO, will work. And if a member suggests one particular item that I have no experience with, I'll tell them I have not tried that so can't offer up a recommendation as to whether or not to go with their choice.Then I'll offer up my own experience with certain types of products, vendors and the like.

So don't discount practical experience. What many members here are looking for is an answer on what works, what vendors to deal with, what the mod results were, etc...

The Predator is a good example. I have practical experience with this tool on two vehicles of my own + a multitude of other owners' vehicles. I also have practical experience with some of the other offerings. While I don't have a dyno sheet on all the products, I DO have a dyno sheet for my car and truck. Those demonstrate what the tool can do.

Hell, if it works, I'm gonna recommend it.

That is all...now back to your regularly scheduled programming.
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