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Apparently they are gone now, merged with someone else, but really screwed this one guy over. Had his car for almost a year, slapped him with a huge bill, and left a bunch of parts sitting in his back seat.

I wish I had some money, id so love to start my own custom shop. Customer service and honesty as a priority. No BS allowed.
 

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Yeah, that's every car guy's dream, their own shop.

I'd like to, however, at the same time, I'd rather not. I've got a buddy who used to fab 'Stang turbo kits for HP Performance and Turbo Horse Power, he got kinda burnt out on his own car. I don't want that to happen to me.
 

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I just want to work for myself. No BS from anyone else telling me how stupidly I should do things. Treat people right.

The burn out thing is something ive thought of too, but id be more worried of having idiot employees bringing in a bad rep.
 

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Been there, done that. I owned a Mustang performance shop in California. I had a partner (first mistake) who managed the business. Ran it into the ground.

It's really hard to make money doing high performance work. And, it's not always about employees, sometimes you get bad customers (does Philip ring a bell?).

Long hours, not much pay, hard work.

I like it more as a hobby.
 

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Way to crush my dreams.

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grfperformance said:
Been there, done that. I owned a Mustang performance shop in California. I had a partner (first mistake) who managed the business. Ran it into the ground.

It's really hard to make money doing high performance work. And, it's not always about employees, sometimes you get bad customers (does Philip ring a bell?).

Long hours, not much pay, hard work.

I like it more as a hobby.
First mistake was probably the last.
 

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Steel Chicken said:
You guys ever hear of this shop up in Ft. Collins?

http://ls1tech.com/forums/showthread.php?t=571791
"originally redline motorsports/traill ridge customs"
yea, they are located about a mile down the road from me. Been there once or twice to check them out and to see about scheduling a dyno day (about 3-4 years ago).
I also know of another owner that they pissed off.

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I'm one of the many who dreams of owning their own performance shop, too. Like Glenn said, it's really hard to make money in performance. I've sold performance parts for years, and the margins suck balls. For now, I'm looking for a job at a speed shop somewhere in the area. By the end of next month I'll be a certified EFI tuner, & I'll be searching for a dyno in need of my services!
 

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Good luck with that. Most of the local shops would rather do it in house.
 

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^^ Huh? :confused: Sorry if I didn't make sense. I'm looking for a job...
 

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A full time job doing just tuning? Good luck with that, thats all im saying.

Now if youre a wrencher than can also tune, im sure you can find something quick.
 

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Ah, now I understand, sorry. And yes, I have a fair amount of wrenching experience, both in garages and on my own, tons of parts experience, service writing/service manager...Hell, I even built my own stock car in my garage (engine, cage, suspension, etc.). Believe me, I wouldn't even be looking if I didn't think I had the necessary skills.
 
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