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My Rant about Todd Z

Thread in 'Rants' started by Mike Deege, Aug 3, 2009.

  1. Mike Deege

    Mike Deege Active Member 1st Gen Owner V6 Engine

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    First off let me give you guys some background. I have an 01, 2dr sport with a job 1 motor(oil fill on drivers side) and I tried to put a Volant CAI in and it did'nt fit, not even close. Apparently things are positioned differently with this motor and you have to be very carefull when you try to get some aftermarket stuff. So before I ordered a MAC, I called Todd to see if he had a CAI that would fit my motor. He said he did'nt, but since I only lived about 30 miles away he invited me to come to his house and he would fabricate something from one of the units he already had. Can you believe the nerve of this guy, he actually invited me to his house. So I get there, and he has me pull my X in his driveway under one of those portable tents so the X can cool down and we would'nt be so hot working on the intake. Needless to say I was furios. He then proceeds to dismantle the stock unit and starts measuring pipes to fab up the new unit like we were at a pit stop. What unmitigated gall! He even went so far as to make sure all the fittings were secure and tight. He even put extra zip ties around the breather bypass to make sure that piece would'nt fail. I was applalled. After what seemed like no time at all the unit was in and we were ready to put the neg cable back on the battery and start her up. He even had me clean the battery terminal. Talk about being thorough. I was livid. It started up without incident and ran and sounded great( I bet that's what he planned on the whole time). So before I left he offered up his services to me if I had any other projects I may need help with. What planet is this individual from? On the drive home I figured I would get on it a little bit to see how the intake performed, and I gotta tell ya, the throttle response was great, the sound was great, and I cursed Todd all thae way home.;) Ha Ha, Ha. If you're on the fence about getting a CAI for you're ST or Explorer, don't put it off any longer, this unit performs, and it's over 100 bux less money than the big boys and it won't rust like a MAC. You know, I've seen alot of nice things written on this site about Todd and I thought it was just steam, but he's really a stand up guy and I just titled my post that way so everyone would see this. Once again Todd, thanks for your help, I really do appreciate it. Mike............:D
     
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    LaRue Medlin Well-Known Member 1st Gen Owner

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    Bill Barber Well-Known Member 1st Gen Owner V6 Engine

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    Macs Rust?
     
  4. Mark Stadnicki

    Mark Stadnicki Well-Known Member 2nd Gen Owner V6 Engine

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    Got my attention. That's great! Not many people like that now-a-days. Todd Z- you rule!!!
     
  5. Mike Deege

    Mike Deege Active Member 1st Gen Owner V6 Engine

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    Bill, the one Todd had in his garage had rust all over it, I'm sure it was off one he replaced with one of his.
     
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    Shaun Tucker Well-Known Member 1st Gen Owner V6 Engine

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    LOL gotta love the porto-tent all set up and ready to go for when you got there!



    I agree, Todd Z is the MAN!:banana:
     
  7. swshawaii

    swshawaii Well-Known Member 1st Gen Owner 2 Wheel Drive V6 Engine

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    Not trying to "blow sunshine" here. Most you guys know Todd very well, from MySt.

    Wasn't kidding when I told him he'd be "retired" and "graciously living" had he been charging for is invaluable "tech support" and "hands on" skills. Todd Z is a "rarity" indeed.

    Hope the "what goes around, comes around" belief becomes reality and full circle for him.

    Damn good human being you are, TZ.
     
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    ray moyer Well-Known Member 1st Gen Owner V6 Engine

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    lol i was confused at first :lol:



     
  9. ReggieMRegalOne05 Legaspi

    ReggieMRegalOne05 Legaspi Well-Known Member 1st Gen Owner V6 Engine

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    Surprised :eek: is the word for me, together with disappointment :( with the writer member with a rant against TZ, which translated to :D. Unique approach, Kudos.
     
  10. RodgerGeorgia Tellefson

    RodgerGeorgia Tellefson Well-Known Member 1st Gen Owner V6 Engine

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    :lol: i was confused at first too, but I also liked the unique approach as well. :cool::banana:
     
  11. Gary DiPietroSr

    Gary DiPietroSr Well-Known Member 1st Gen Owner V6 Engine

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    His tongue was in his cheek!
     
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    It's about time someone put Todd Z in his place! :banana:
     
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    Jimmy Lavoie Well-Known Member 2nd Gen Owner V8 Engine

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    Got ME to read it!



    Todd ROCKS!



    :cool::cool::banana::banana:
     
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    Woppy V Well-Known Member 1st Gen Owner V6 Engine

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    you win this time Mike Deege... i fell for it and read your post. well played! ;)
     
  16. Todd Z

    Todd Z Well-Known Member 2nd Gen Owner V6 Engine V8 Engine

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    LOL......



    Thanks mike,



    It was a pleasure to meet you and for you to allow me to simply destroy your ST with a hammer, spray paint and blue electrical tape !!!!



    I guess you picked up on my easy going sense of humor and my sarcastic side as well...



    Thanks again !! :cool:



    Todd Z
     
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    that's the nicest rant I ever read!
     
  18. Jeffrey Travis

    Jeffrey Travis Well-Known Member 1st Gen Owner V6 Engine

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    And Todd when might you be swinging by Atlanta? If you are ever here I will LET you work on my ST, figure you may get antsy if you are here sans ST and may have a need to at least touch one.
     
  19. RodgerGeorgia Tellefson

    RodgerGeorgia Tellefson Well-Known Member 1st Gen Owner V6 Engine

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    +1 what Travis said, only when Todd comes out to northern California. :p
     

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