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Old 08-13-2001, 05:05 PM   #1
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Thumbs up Mike Shields, SPD Tuning

As I've posted before a few times, I've always had great service and advice from Mike Shields at SPD Tuning (http://www.spdusa.com).

He keeps his appointments; prices are good; and if he says it's in stock, it's in stock.
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Old 08-13-2001, 06:25 PM   #2
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Mike,
Just like to know how you are making out with that STi RA wheel group buy. Sorry to be such a pain in the ass about it but if you are really going to sell them for the price that you said you were...im waiting..LOL
Thanks Nick
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Old 08-13-2001, 07:44 PM   #3
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Yeah I agree. Mike is great to go through. He answered all of my questions/e-mails in a timley matter and sent my parts that I ordered on time.
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Old 08-13-2001, 08:32 PM   #4
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I don't know, it's 50/50 with me, I got my corners and side markers right on time, but the steering wheel had some problems, and when i returned it, he never replied to me, no notice of receivement or depature of the package..so I don't think I'll be gettin stuff from this guy again.
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Old 08-13-2001, 08:43 PM   #5
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Thumbs up Mike...

Hi,
I had the chance to meet with Mike a few time, very knowledgeable! He's not going to sell you stuff for the sake of selling... Prices are good, advice are priceless.

Matt
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Old 08-13-2001, 09:39 PM   #6
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mike's a great guy.. been around for a long time...
knows his stuff!!

but....

he needs to update that web site!!

j.
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Old 08-13-2001, 10:50 PM   #7
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Mike has been by far a great guy to deal with, and meeting the guy was an exercise in getting info that you didn't know you needed, given to you in a way that even I could understand.

And Mike for the love of all things holy, listen to Subie Gal!!!
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Old 08-13-2001, 11:00 PM   #8
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Bought my P7's from Mike, good price, good service, good advice.

highly recommended
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Old 08-13-2001, 11:17 PM   #9
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Thumbs up the godfather of scoob

spent lots there and going to spend a LOT more real soon.
and what trip to SPD dosent end with a trip to Leo's
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Old 08-14-2001, 01:52 PM   #10
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i didn't buy anything from mike but I've asked him a lot of questions in the past. The thing is even I didn't buy things from him he still answered my questions. It's not like I don't want to buy things from him, but I am staying in GS for now so no performance upgrades just yet...
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Old 08-14-2001, 02:13 PM   #11
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He's a great guy, met him last year at SEMA.
Also, bought my springs from him 2 years ago, got them quick and no problems.

oh yeah, he does need to update his web site
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Old 08-14-2001, 08:22 PM   #12
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Thumbs up

Mike is tops in my book. Always ready and generous with his information and advice. I have purchased sway bar, ss brake lines etc from Mike in the past and hope to do business with him again.

Three thumbs up!

Happy Motoring!
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Old 08-15-2001, 11:12 PM   #13
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Thumbs up Prodrive RB5 wing

Mike is good in my book.
I ordered my Prodrive RB5 wing from him.

responses were always quick and exactly what I wanted to hear.
Mike would even sit on the phone and shoot the **** about cars.

keep up the good work.
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Old 08-16-2001, 01:00 PM   #14
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All of my experiences with Mike have beeen pleasurable. No complaints here.

EXCEPT:
Hey Mike....Please update your website!!!!!
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Old 08-16-2001, 01:40 PM   #15
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Mike has always answered my questions and is a great vendor.

I have purchased parts from him several times and he has promptly corrected any problems I had with product and worked out a speedy replacement.

If you get something from him it, you know it is good stuff.

Dave

....any volenteers to help him update the content and prices of his website?
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Old 08-16-2001, 09:20 PM   #16
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He was the first person I came into contact with regarding parts for my car(about 2 years ago). He returned my email questions promptly and thoroughly. The tech and automotive philosophy on his sight are incredible. If you have any questions on suspension for your car, the answer is on his site. I think he knows more about Subarus than SOA!
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Old 08-17-2001, 08:43 AM   #17
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Thumbs up Mike S. is a good guy

I haven't dealt with Mike in awhile, but he's always been great!

I bought my first part from him (rear sway bar) about 2.5 years ago, and several other products since then.

I've been very satisfied with his products and customer service. I'ts great to just chat with someone and gain knowledge at the same time.

-Mike.
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Old 08-17-2001, 03:51 PM   #18
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Thumbs up Mike is the BEST

Bought just about everything from him

His take off set prices are just best bang for buck

i got STi exhaust and stromung center pipe for less than 400
STi WRX-RA suspension for 500
and carbon fiber strut bar for about 230 ( seriously )

i'm happy with his knowlegeable service
talk to him when you have time.... or check out his website and
READ EVERYTHING!
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Old 08-20-2001, 10:35 PM   #19
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Thumbs up SPD is very good

I spoke to Mike at length several times he was always happy to help and very very well informed.
I purchased a set of Speedline GT-1 in 18" silver from him. They are beautiful and I love them.
They have transformed my WRX.

Owen
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Old 08-21-2001, 03:43 PM   #20
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Mike is great, he hooked us up with great pricing in race lines....thanks Mike! Easy to deal with, prompt service and great parts!
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Old 08-23-2001, 12:07 PM   #21
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Mike is a great guy to deal with. He definately knows his stuff. Just wish he'd update his site.

My first experience with him was in 1999, when I ordered an 18mm sway bar, Eibachs, and KYB (before the AGX came out.) The suspension was almost $900. It took well over a month and I was VERY nervous that I just got took. He kept saying they were locked up in customs, blah blah. I did recieve it though and am quite happy about it.

My next experience with Mike was when I met him at the SEMA meet last year. Great to talk to, knows his stuff. Rather slow car tho...

Next meet with him was in Corona at a rallycross. We had quite a discussion on turbocharging and stuff. He also dissed my Rx7...

Soon after, I bought some STI motor mounts from him and had them delivered within a week, to my moms house.... 700 miles away. It's alright though since I was not in a hurry and she just forwarded them to me.

All in all, I'm impressed with his service and knowledge, I just wish he would update his site.

Chad
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Old 08-23-2001, 10:23 PM   #22
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Post SPD Tuning

I called SPD tuning to get the cost on the Stromung muffler, his first price was over the manufacturer so I asked if he could work on the price. He told me that he does not need my business and that basically women don't know how to buy anything. Well I am never going to give them my business and am going direct through Stromung. I have never spoken with anyone more rude. All he had to say was that he can't do anything on the price but instead he made a rude comment and hung up one me. Just wanted to mention my experience.

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Old 08-23-2001, 11:06 PM   #23
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Mike has an excellent rep here, so I find this quite hard to believe.

- Steve
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Old 08-23-2001, 11:43 PM   #24
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Default Rude Mike

Hey I will bet you have spoken to many many more rude people than Mike Shields. He is a straight forward guy but never rude to me and I have made some major buys from SPD. There are a lot of different explainations for what he said to you. And like any small business person he would rather have your business than not, but not at any price. Best of success with your car.

Mike McBride

Edit: May I point out most of the women I know understand how to buy all kinds of stuff. I imagine you are a very good shopper.
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Old 08-24-2001, 12:43 AM   #25
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Mike?...hard to believe.
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