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Underbody braces, turbos and more!

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2007 11:24 am 
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Just bought a fuel rail from jess...Dealing with him is so great! That's why I recommend him to everyone. He had to build the rail and I got it 2 days later anyway.

Thanks jess!

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 Post subject: Jess is awesome
PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2007 10:14 pm 
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:D I made the trek up to his gorgeous corner of the world, and honestly would rather have not come home. He installed an aluminum underbody brace, which was a pain in the butt because of the aftermarket cat I just had to put in to pass inspection here in PA. He also put in front and rear sway bars, and had his friend retint my windows. On top of that he is 100% professional and a real sweet heart to boot. I just had my tonsils out less than two weeks ago, so my friend did most of the the driving up there and back. It was a pretty long haul -- over 800 miles each way. FINALLY my car runs well it was doing 80 to 85 on the flat roads with both of us and bags and the stuff Jess called flea market things hanging around. To top it off he discovered and replaced some rear wheel bearings that were on their way out, and most importantly discovered a potentially disaster waiting to happen as well, but we won't talk about that. Lets just say he saved my butt. Thanks Jess!!!

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 28, 2008 8:59 am 
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I have purchased ALL of the braces from Jess and would have to say the Tech support, either printed as a caution in the instructions, or via phone, is awesome. The product that was shipped is A+. Having grown up in the Hot Rod/Custom Fab community, it takes balls to build a product for a very small niche car and continue to do so. Face it, this car is laughed at by the mass majority.

Very Excellent business and support. Will definately buy from Jess again. I love Christmas in July!
Paul

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 08, 2008 10:32 am 
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Had a terrible experience with jess, will never buy again. Manifold was absolute crap, jess even admitted he told his guy to spend less time on it, charged me the same, and then overcharged me for a used manifold and didnt include any of the fittings. Then tried to charge me $40 for a pipe that should have been included with the turbo.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 18, 2008 10:50 am 
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I had a great experience with Jess. The Turbo and manifold i purchased were of excellent quality and the packaging was amazing, it took me 10 minutes to get all the wrapping off of the manifold and turbo. Communication was great and i would happily do business with again.

Thanks Jess,

Kyle

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 27, 2008 4:24 pm 
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Guess I should post my glamourous affection for the guy... Naaaah...

Needless to say, he took a underbody brace he had in stock for the older cars, and drilled it out to fit my car. Even talked me out of the Aluminum one...

Just don't haggle him, and life is good... Gotta watch for them wiley frenchmen out in Kbek! =)

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 03, 2009 2:08 pm 
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I ordered two underbody braces from him on january 23rd, and got them this afternoon. Pretty fast considering I'm in the Netherlands. Brace looks great, service was great, thumbs up!! :D

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- 0,5mm oversized pistons
- mildly ported head, 1,7mm taken off
- ss exhaust valves
- 222/365 3tech cam
- +10 gear
- K&N air filter
- TBI bridge removed
- 40mm throttle and intake manifold
- srd underdrive pulley
- AASCO 3kg flywheel with GTi clutch
- GTi catback
- deleted cat, now 2" ss pipe
- 14x6J ET45 BSA Racing
- Nankang AS-1 165/55-14
- 35mm lower Apex front and rear springs
- GTi sway bar
- Turbinetech underbody brace
- Ultra Racing upper strut bar

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 16, 2010 5:07 pm 
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I've gotten several parts from Turbine Tech and Jess was a great help. I wanted the strut braces for my Swift GT and they didn't have them anymore. To my surprise a few months later he sent me an e-mail saying they built a new batch and he was wondering if I was interested.

My parts took a little bit to get here but that is something out of their control. I got from them the front and rear strut bars and 2 underbody braces. Very good quality and great upgrades for my cars! (I own two Swift GTs).

Highly recommended!

Thanks Jess and Turbine Tech!

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PostPosted: Sun May 16, 2010 1:27 pm 
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Thanks again. I was so impressed with the braces on the GTi that I am starting to put them on the convertible with my DOHC swap.

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Us swift people are a rare breed.

pacapo wrote:
You get an old one, clean it up, put it back to specs and take care of it, and she'll last for years.

JVS wrote:
We (the Suzuki enthusiast) are Dinosaurs.

An eye for an eye will leave the whole world blind.

1989 Suzuki Swift GTi: Red "My PocketRocket"
1989 Suzuki Swift GTi: White (Being resurrected)
1996 Geo Metro (Stocker)
1999 Suzuki 1.6 Esteem (Baleno) Wagon (Sleeper creeper)


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 13, 2010 10:11 pm 
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Location: Palm Springs: Too hot from June to Oct.!
The Wife and I purchased 5 braces and explained that we were in no rush.
Nevertheless, before we had returned from vacation the braces were waiting for us at the Post Office!
Each unit is very light, strong, carefully constructed and installed with no problems.
We highly recommend you purchase from him and we will do business with him again.

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DIY Clutch Adjustment: viewtopic.php?f=9&t=48281
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DIY Shocks: viewtopic.php?f=10&t=45483
DIY Wheel Align: viewtopic.php?f=2&t=42479
Once you get the cars dialed-in (compression, leaks, bearings, alignment, brakes) swap in new rubber and glass, you've got something which should last for years!


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 26, 2011 4:24 pm 
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Simply the best :D
Bought an underbody brace from Jess which arrived just in time for Christmas.
Now I'm left with a problem, it's too good to hide under the car :lol:


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 10, 2013 2:44 pm 
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Hi,

I Ordered an underbody brace on October 8 and received it on October 10. So less than 2 days is a really great service IMO.

Fast communication :mrgreen: and fast delivery :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
I'm more than satisfied!!!

Keep up the good work guys!

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 10, 2013 4:35 pm 
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I've wanted a Turbine Tech brace for a while, but my SCCA rules don't allow braces that attach at more than two points :(

Thankfully Jess gave me a great deal on just the front half of the usual brace :D

Lighter, stronger, better looking than my old homemade brace and the fit was flawless.

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I wish I could say the same for the Suzuki RD pulley in the picture that required me to modify my timing cover to stop it from constantly grinding into it :evil:

If you race and have similar rules issues, ask about another SCCA special...

Thanks Jess!

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