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Old 04-01-2014, 04:48 PM   #197
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I had one of my Pfadt racing ZL-spec rear sway bar brackets fall off while driving!! What do I do now!?? I've sent emails to both phastek and Pfadt but no response yet. I'm worried I won't be able to get a replacement. If anyone could help id greatly appreciate it. If I can't get one from Pfadt what do I do!?? Man I hate to hear they've gone out of business. I was really looking forward to buying more parts from them.
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Old 04-01-2014, 05:06 PM   #198
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I had one of my Pfadt racing ZL-spec rear sway bar brackets fall off while driving!! What do I do now!?? I've sent emails to both phastek and Pfadt but no response yet. I'm worried I won't be able to get a replacement. If anyone could help id greatly appreciate it. If I can't get one from Pfadt what do I do!?? Man I hate to hear they've gone out of business. I was really looking forward to buying more parts from them.

Gonna have to get lucky bro and search if anyone has a pair they don't want. There is no way you will be able to get a replacement from phatesk or pfadt. All there products they had are long gone.
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Old 04-09-2014, 10:28 AM   #199
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LOL. "We have to close because we are too busy". Said no business ever.

Doesn't matter how many orders you have, you need to prove you are profitable. If you can do that, investors will be jumping all over themselves to help you expand.
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Old 04-09-2014, 11:17 AM   #200
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LOL. "We have to close because we are too busy". Said no business ever.

Doesn't matter how many orders you have, you need to prove you are profitable. If you can do that, investors will be jumping all over themselves to help you expand.
Trust me as a business owner it's takes a shit load of capital to keep a small business going and Investors are not jumping all over themselves to invest in small business especially a start up like Pfadt. I also think in Pfadt case they grew to fast and expanded there product line without enough working capital in the bank.

The trick is to slowly expand your product line so your sales help offset R&D of the new product. It also doesn't help when GM makes a design change and now you have re-engineer your current XYZ part so it works on the new model. Which now means you have to keep inventory on multiple models.

Then you have to figure out how many of each model year you should make and when you cut off production of the original part because of low sales.

So when they sad they closed because they were too busy I am certain this is a true statement. If you don't have enough common order to run like items together you can't go to production for 1 or 2 orders.
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Old 04-09-2014, 11:24 AM   #201
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I never got my sway bars or a refund...
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Old 04-09-2014, 11:31 AM   #202
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I never got my sway bars or a refund...
yep and that is the part that sucks. I a certain they were robbing Peter to pay Paul.

Trust me I have been in your shoe's and thankfully I paid with a credit card and was able to get a full refund from my Credit Card company.

and if you use Paypal make sure you always have them debit the funds from your credit card not your checking account or your paypal balance. It took almost a year for Paypal to refund the money I spent with Feather Carbon. What sucks is I talked with Tom and he said he had the parts in stock ready to ship but after he received my order and my money he said he would have to make the parts and needed 8 weeks to make them. After 6 months and still no parts I restarted the battle with Paypal and gave up on Paypal and requested a refund from my credit card company.
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Old 04-10-2014, 02:09 PM   #203
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Gonna have to get lucky bro and search if anyone has a pair they don't want. There is no way you will be able to get a replacement from phatesk or pfadt. All there products they had are long gone.
I was able to find some from energy suspension. The ones i got are the exact same ones Pfadt used. They even have the same numbers imprinted in the bushing. Took me a few days to find the exact ones but I figured they didn't make their own bushings and brackets. Problem solved! loc-tite will be used on this set to prevent them from falling off again.
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Old 04-22-2014, 12:18 AM   #204
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Old 04-23-2014, 11:39 AM   #205
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So... now that PFADT has shut down, where else can we go to buy reputable suspension parts?
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Old 04-23-2014, 11:47 AM   #206
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So... now that PFADT has shut down, where else can we go to buy reputable suspension parts?
I am sure there are more but these are the guys that I know abuse there camaro.

LG Motorsports
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ps I do have a complete Pfadt set up (all bushings, sway bars, rear trailing arms) that i may consider selling as I don't plan to install these parts till next winter
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Old 04-23-2014, 11:54 AM   #207
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Pedders shut down befor PFADT
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Old 04-23-2014, 12:02 PM   #208
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Pedders shut down befor PFADT
I was just about to say that.
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Old 04-23-2014, 12:03 PM   #209
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opps - my bad ( i fixed my post )

another option is just to buy the 1le suspension set up.
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Old 04-23-2014, 12:29 PM   #210
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I was looking at BMR's suspension package, and I'm leaning firmly towards it.
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