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Is steeda working w/ the maker of the IRS cover brace?

Discussion in 'Driveline' started by 04MystiCobra, Jan 9, 2005.

  1. 04MystiCobra

    04MystiCobra Tuning L&M heart Established Member

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    ShelbyGuy Steers With the Throttle Established Member

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    yeah but steeda doesnt contribute to svtperformance.com forums like doug does :D
     
  3. RickSvt

    RickSvt Its Fast Established Member

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    MidLifeC PCa Survivor Established Member

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    No No NO!

    Just another copy. Ask them what their HP guarantee is.
     
  5. JB

    JB beautiful loser Established Member

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    doesn't matter what they say...they're not honorable enough to be trustworthy anyway :bored:
     
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    1 bad bullitt Do'in it in the dirt Established Member

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    STEALA!

    Those welds look like shit!
     
  7. EVIL1

    EVIL1 Get Outa My Way! Established Member

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    That looks like junk when compared to the Billetflow,,,, :kaboom:
     
  8. ScottinSSMD

    ScottinSSMD gotta 996TT too! Established Member

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    That looks out right nasty. My 5 year old daughter could weld better than that. They could at least paint the f*****r.
     
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    Fanged03 Member Established Member

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    Becareful, I posted about this when I seen it at the PRI show in early december. All I did was talk about it and my post was deleted.

    Brent
     
  10. combatstang

    combatstang BoOsTaHoLiC Established Member

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    Man, so we have RPMoutlet copying billetflow then steeda copied both, and it seems that each copy is worse than the next. Stick with the original, the best, billetflow.

    I wonder when LFP will "design" a IRS brace, just like they designed the exact same intercooler tanks as pfabrication.
     
  11. combatstang

    combatstang BoOsTaHoLiC Established Member

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    THIS IS AN EMAIL I SENT TO STEELA

    To whom it may concern:
    Re: IRS brace

    I just dont get it. You have clearly copied billetflows IRS brace with "your design." Why do you try and pass this product off as your own when you know that all of the innovation and design time was developed by Joe Lynch and Mark Chiapetta and Doug Holloway. I have owned and used my brace from billetflow since 5/04 without one concern.

    See here to see your site for the brace. http://www.steeda.com/PR/Products/555-8118/555-8118.htm

    See here to see billetflows site with his brace. http://www.billetflow.com/irs_brace.htm

    See here as to when this was first developed.http://www.svtperformance.com/forums/showpost.php?p=1051649&postcount=1

    My question to you is; why don't you work with billetflow and distribute their product instead of making an ugly copy of it? What's next? Ripping off the next "little guy" that makes an innovative product? Your company has earned the name Steela on most of the svt message boards around. That's sad for a company of your size and supposed stature.

    I am sure I wont receive a response to this, but if I do please explain away.

    Kind Regards
     
  12. IronTerp

    IronTerp Mid-Atlantic Cobra Assoc. Moderator

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    I'm a big fan of MJ and Doug and understand some of the concerns above. But, the new brace from Steeda is made of cast aluminum which is "supposedly" lighter and stronger and possibly an improvement over the original. AND, the Steeda price is $179 + shipping while Dougie has his on sale for $165. If it's a true copy, why would anyone spend $25 more for the Steeda one??? Unless it is an improvement......
     
  13. dougwg

    dougwg Active Member Established Member

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    I want to see over 350 different people in here posting cuz thats about how many Braces we have sold.

    Tell your friends

    Have them tell thier friends

    Spread the word about Steala

    oh...BTW Steala also copied my Snub Idler Bracket

    and what really pisses me off is that another company, who is now a sponsorer of SVTPerformance.com, also ripped me off but I can't talk about them.
     
  14. combatstang

    combatstang BoOsTaHoLiC Established Member

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    aluminum is not as strong as steel. Never has been, never will be. It will definately be lighter, but in no way, shape or form stronger.
     
  15. dougwg

    dougwg Active Member Established Member

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    RPM's is made from Aluminum and while it is lighter, it is NOT as strong.

    Steala's is made from Steel and is as strong but looks like shit and will rust pretty fast even though zinc plated. Thiers is 179 + shipping

    When I saw this I lowered my price to 165 shipped for the ORIGINAL.

    so you will save $14 PLUS SHIPPING! so depending on where you live... you will save anywhere between $20 and $25

    hope this helps
     
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    So, what does this brace do? Does it help stop wheel hop or does it just help stop it from exploding when there is wheel hop?
     
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    Welcome to AMERICA :)
     
  18. 04MystiCobra

    04MystiCobra Tuning L&M heart Established Member

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    I figured it was a copy. Glad I got mine when it was on GP way back when!
     
  19. The Pun

    The Pun Formerly 10th03cobra Established Member

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    I bought mine from Doug when they first came out before I even had the car and I love it. Looks great and works awesome.

     
  20. The Pun

    The Pun Formerly 10th03cobra Established Member

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    Nice - others should tell Steela what they think of how they stole this design, I did. Support Billetflow and what they have done for us with great cutting edge parts.

    You can e-mail them at [email protected]


     

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