Let me preface this first off by saying I have an unusually weak ability to deal with inconvenience, its a personal flaw and I can readily admit that.
Well boys here it goes. I started a build project in June, the original estimate was 2-4 weeks with 4 being custom turbos which is something I'd have loved to have tried just be set out to be different from all the rest (that plan got scrapped), and estimate I got from another well known sizable shop was 2-3 weeks. So it came down to a few things saving on taxes, labor, etc. and known experience. I ended up going the custom turbo route and that's when trouble hit. About 19 days into the the work I was curious if we'd make it to a local shootout event that would come right around the 30 day/4 week mark, which is when it hit me... Things were far from fine, and parts weren't coming, and really little progress had been made which at that point made me feel like a dumb ass, because there is no amount of money in the world that can buy back the 4+ weeks I've lost to enjoy the car [I don't waste my time on vacations, or smoke cigarettes, I drive and I drive a LOT].
Over the course of the next 2 weeks progress picked up, and as it sits now I am all kinds of tied up due to DSS and them seemingly taking their own sweet time and as I sit now with my trans, they wanted 1-2 weeks as of August 5th, which if you take 2 weeks to arrive, then few days install, then ship my trans you're looking at a best case scenario of end of August like squeaking it into August, which is absolutely ludicrous to me how these time-lines can get this botched.
So the end result is 10 weeks by the 27th [if its even finished], and given my ability to meet any kind of deadline [not that even the 27th was set lol] I'd bet longer.
I know DSS is great, and they're great at what they do, but my first experience will more than likely be my last with them regardless of power level because I just can't be inconvenienced and not use my car the way I want to use it. Something that clearly isn't in the DSS business model lol
This has been an EPIC EPIC nightmare, and I've pretty much lost the back half of summer I could have been enjoying the HKS setup, and the car, which as each week passes has me loosing interest in even picking up or keeping the finished product just due to the massive disappointment.
I get that most of the guys here, or on life, or generally above the 70K investment mark don't really drive their cars. They keep them low mileage, super garage queens, and the amount of us that take them to a drive through in the rain, or drive them a day after it snows, is very low in comparison.
Edited by OuLikeBlueGTRs, 09 September 2015 - 07:08 AM.