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Old 01-14-2013, 09:48 PM   #76
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DSG is well regarded among their peers and fellow racers as one of the best shops in New England. Their results speak louder than your complaints.

Acejam, good luck on your search for something you're never going to find.
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Old 01-14-2013, 10:23 PM   #77
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Not worth my time. Good luck DSG.

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Old 01-14-2013, 11:42 PM   #78
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Coming into a Fond Fair Well thread to bash a shop thats closing is poor taste and shows your true character.
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Old 01-15-2013, 09:03 AM   #79
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One of my fondest memories was a Hillclimb at Okemo and DSG was there with the whole crew. The pleasure evo and maxi 240 were some of the most popular vehicles!

thanks for welding my intake, tuning my car three times, selling me motul, and giving me a clutch alignment tool.
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Old 01-15-2013, 09:28 AM   #80
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Two weeks ago Josh didn't know what a leakdown test was. Josh declined to have us tune his new engine and took it to Bren and now in his build thread he's writing that having the AFR at "the old" 10.8 instead of 11 at WOT caused the cylinders to wash. This is the kind of stuff I had to deal with.

Let me tell everyone what the four of us have done in the name of customer service. A couple of years ago we had two Subaru engine builds going on at once. There was a problem at the machine shop with the heads. Problems happen. The valves didn't seal well on any of the 4 heads. We had to pull the finished motors and disassemble, new studs, new gaskets, back to the machine shop, then do the job over. That's one time and we lost about 8k to make things perfect

In November of this year we had two high-end sleeved blocks fail- one from a shifted sleeve and another for reasons unknown- probably bad gas. They were both over $10k to build. We replaced them both for free. 20k OUT THE WINDOW. That was only two months ago. Imagine how many times things like this happen over the course of 10 years! Imagine if we said "we didn't cause this so we can't cover it" That would have kept us in business. What I'm saying is that the liability of fulfilling dreams based on unrealistic magazine articles and internet posts is not a good business to be in.
As you already know ... but to make clear to others, we told the customer the previous mapping (for an older motor) could not have caused his oil burning issues.
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Old 01-15-2013, 09:30 AM   #81
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I loved following DSG's work. They always had the cool stuff on display or in the shop, not to mention the almost constant stream of AWESOME rally videos and oontzy music playing in the background while they worked.

The guys are my favoritest! I really relish those days when my daily commute included passing the exit on 95 towards their shop. Many times, if I'd randomly stop in just to hang out. Which led to occasional random calls to tell me to stop by the shop because something cool was about to happen...like "disposing" of junked airbags
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Old 01-15-2013, 09:49 AM   #82
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Thanks Bren.

Thanks for the email too. Xrocket- this spring's Ascutney is the long course. All the way to the top, only done once in the last 10 years.

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Old 01-15-2013, 07:03 PM   #83
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Thanks Bren.

Thanks for the email too. Xrocket- this spring's Ascutney is the long course. All the way to the top, only done once in the last 10 years.

Al
I'd love to, but my car is too fast for the breakout times without a full cage and that takes the fun out of it.

Also, as a racer who drives there and back and doesnt use a trailer... I found hillclimbs to be a bit too risky.
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Old 01-15-2013, 07:46 PM   #84
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I'll miss the guys who put up with my many questions and didn't mind letting me in the shop & getting my hands dirty while they worked on the car.
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Old 01-16-2013, 07:59 AM   #85
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I always wanted to play the PS2 while I was there but never did
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Old 01-16-2013, 12:23 PM   #86
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Is there a spot for a "mostly" stock forester? Sounds fun!

DSG rocks!
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Old 01-16-2013, 12:50 PM   #87
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I'll miss the guys who put up with my many questions and didn't mind letting me in the shop & getting my hands dirty while they worked on the car.
Oh man, THIS. I barely know what I'm talking about (and almost always use the wrong names for things, I'm such a tard) and I must've driven Nick insane with my emails. I bet there were at least 20 going back and forth helping me pick a bunch of parts for my first visit to DSG. I learned something every time I interacted with those guys.

Hell, I was a big pain in the arse and the last time I was there (like last week) they were still giving me advice on what to work on next. It was like second xmas over there. I wish I'd taken greater advantage of the atmosphere. I dig oontsy music and I could have learned a ton.

BTW, Alex, if you guys land in a place where you need graphic design services please hit me up.
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Old 01-18-2013, 12:38 AM   #88
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sad to say my first time having work done by dsg is the last, wish i went to you guys sooner... just picked up my car and had a smile the whole way home great work guys and thanks alex for the heads up on the low oil
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Old 01-19-2013, 08:46 AM   #89
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just a quick weigh in here....I have owned my sti for almost 6 years and dsg has done everything on my car from the suspension to the brakes and recently a full motor build. The car makes over 400whp and runs fantastic (Just drove 60 miles round trip to fall river last night). While it is extremely disappointing that dsg is closing, i understand the complexities and difficulties of being a business owner and the problems you can run in to. Personally i appreciate all the effort and hard work that went into my car. The only question now is...where to go from here..
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Old 01-22-2013, 05:48 PM   #90
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I think it's nice of the owners to come on here and converse with former customers to try and alleviate some confusion or misunderstandings, and defend themselves. But, honestly, I think if these people have something to say other than goodbye and well wishing, they should keep it to the company's email and phone.
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Old 01-31-2013, 10:30 PM   #91
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Well this sux. I came late to DSG a few years ago with my Evo X and it was a great experience. Now I have this bugeye I was going to bring up there for work... I go to the website and there is the dyno for sale... I'm thinking uh oh... and I find this thread. This completely suxass. Good luck on your endeavors guys. Damn....
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Old 02-01-2013, 11:57 PM   #92
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I'm a big fan, sorry to see you guys calling it quits. My DSG shirt is now an investment! I've always been happy with the workmanship, pricing, and especially the tune on my limited.

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Old 02-03-2013, 07:58 PM   #93
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to bad they are closing, best around IMO
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Old 02-04-2013, 08:17 AM   #94
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Aw crap. Got in this thread late.
I had the guys at DSG do some very basic brake work on my old '02, and planned to go back to them for work on my new '12.

Above and beyond best experience I ever had with a tune shop.
Did they get the job done? Yup.
Was it the intangible "little things" they did that would bring me back?
You bet. I honestly don't remember what the little things were, but just knew that's what would have brought me back.

Best wishes on future endeavors.
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Old 02-06-2013, 09:13 PM   #95
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What everyone said. Everyone at DSG is great! I am sorry that I am a cave man who does most of his own work (poorly) with a BFH after snarfing down a 30 pack!
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Old 02-27-2013, 02:26 PM   #96
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There are 2 shops 2 hours away from me and DSG was over 3. I chose DSG, nuff said.

Best of luck to you all and again, Thank You!
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Old 10-14-2013, 12:32 PM   #97
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Bummer Been out of the loop for a while and now I find this.

I was just looking to head there to weld an O2 sensor bung int the downpipe. Alex did it for me previously and it was quick and painless.

Any recommendations for other places near Boston?
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Old 10-14-2013, 12:53 PM   #98
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Nick works at a German Performance shop in Allston now. PM me for the name.
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Old 10-14-2013, 12:53 PM   #99
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Bummer Been out of the loop for a while and now I find this.

I was just looking to head there to weld an O2 sensor bung int the downpipe. Alex did it for me previously and it was quick and painless.

Any recommendations for other places near Boston?
Wicked Innovation is now located in Manchester, NH.

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Old 10-14-2013, 01:11 PM   #100
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Wicked Innovation is now located in Manchester, NH.

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...ghlight=wicked
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