STL Install shop


JohnKuthe

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Sep 9, 2016
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Yeah doing work yourself is quite time consuming. If you live in St. Peters/St. Charles area yeah there aren't many shops out there. I personally don't trust someone off Craigslist since they can't be held liable like a shop in case things aren't done right.
Sounds like you don't trust anyone!! Glad I'm not as cynical as YOU seems to be. I'm trying to make a better world here! You?

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Chrisrizzy

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Sounds like you don't trust anyone!! Glad I'm not as cynical as YOU seems to be. I'm trying to make a better world here! You?
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Don't trust anyone? I have work done by two different shops. Both did good work. And there's nothing cynical about wanting to make sure my *** is covered in case anything goes wrong with an install. I'm not saying people on Craigslist will necessarily do a bad job on your car, I'm just saying there are liabilities involved that going to a shop can eliminate.

 

adulbrich

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I HAVE done my own installs in the past! And that was before I was an Electrical Engineer!!
And I SIGNED my words!!

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Oh, you put a radio in by yourself one time?

Did you crimp or solder the connections? It makes a big difference!!!!!

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Oh, you put a radio in by yourself one time?
Did you crimp or solder the connections? It makes a big difference!!!!!

Tell me about your vast audio knowledge. You being an electrical engineer like Papermaker makes a big difference //content.invisioncic.com/y282845/emoticons/rolleyes.gif.c1fef805e9d1464d377451cd5bc18bfb.gif

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He's just mad because one the top audio stores in the state that prides itself in custom installation and being with customers for each step doesn't want to install his stuff. They sell Hertz and Zapco ffs lol. A bad shop would say "sure" and overcharge him for a bad install

 

adulbrich

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He's just mad because one the top audio stores in the state that prides itself in custom installation and being with customers for each step doesn't want to install his stuff. They sell Hertz and Zapco ffs lol. A bad shop would say "sure" and overcharge him for a bad install
Zapco and Hertz is good shit.

Yeah, I seriously don't blame a shop for not wanting to install stuff they don't sell. Who's to say his amps aren't DOA and he doesn't know it? If they did the install and the amps didn't work, the customer would be mad at the shop and refuse to believe their stuff is bad.

Same reason we didn't install phone screens that customers brought in. Odds are, they bought junk ones cheap online. We didn't want the liability.

 

garychoffmann

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Hey Stl people... Thought I was the only one. Mach1 in washington does killer work.

Op hit me up sometime about your boomy box situation.

 

JohnKuthe

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Sep 9, 2016
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He's just mad because one the top audio stores in the state that prides itself in custom installation and being with customers for each step doesn't want to install his stuff. They sell Hertz and Zapco ffs lol. A bad shop would say "sure" and overcharge him for a bad install
I am mad because they treated me like some kind of Ignorant when I AM NOT!!

Alpine is pretty good equipment. Kenwood too. New IN THE BOX. Is there better? Yes, but Alpine stuff is very good and good enough for me. I'm not paying for the Nth degree of "best in the world" in anyone else's opinion!!!! And I KNOW it's all for the MONEY! I'd imagine shops get their equipment usually wholesale and make a lot of money just by charging their customers retail prices for it!

I know how this stuff works, and I'm trying my best to stay OUT of this corrupt system!

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JohnKuthe

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There is that place that does the '1 dollar installation'.I forgot the name though //content.invisioncic.com/y282845/emoticons/frown.gif.a3531fa0534503350665a1e957861287.gif
But ONLY if you buy your equipment through them!! DUH!!

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JohnKuthe

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Sep 9, 2016
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Don't trust anyone? I have work done by two different shops. Both did good work. And there's nothing cynical about wanting to make sure my *** is covered in case anything goes wrong with an install. I'm not saying people on Craigslist will necessarily do a bad job on your car, I'm just saying there are liabilities involved that going to a shop can eliminate.
Yeah, I hear that. Yeah I'm taking a chance at trusting this individual I'm working with. But he's working with me and I'm working with him, something JML would NOT DO with me!!

I have NO ROOM in my life for snobby shops that think they know everything and treat me like an Ignorant!!

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JohnKuthe

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Sep 9, 2016
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Oh, you put a radio in by yourself one time?
Did you crimp or solder the connections? It makes a big difference!!!!!
I asked here about that. How "big" a difference? You have objective statistical data on that? Probably not, it's just your ego talking.

Tell me about your vast audio knowledge. You being an electrical engineer like Papermaker makes a big difference //content.invisioncic.com/y282845/emoticons/rolleyes.gif.c1fef805e9d1464d377451cd5bc18bfb.gif

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Well, way before I became an Electrical Engineer back when I drove VW Beetles I built a pair of speaker cabinets for my Bozak speakers to fit nearly in the luggage compartment behind the rear seat of a Beetle, removable and on long wires so I could pull them out and bother everyone! I thought THAT was pretty cool and they sounded great driven my my Pioneer cassette head unit and running a Clarion power booster/equalizer. Pretty good for an amateur teen, eh? I thought so and so did many of my friends!

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adulbrich

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I asked here about that. How "big" a difference? You have objective statistical data on that? Probably not, it's just your ego talking.


Well, way before I became an Electrical Engineer back when I drove VW Beetles I built a pair of speaker cabinets for my Bozak speakers to fit nearly in the luggage compartment behind the rear seat of a Beetle, removable and on long wires so I could pull them out and bother everyone! I thought THAT was pretty cool and they sounded great driven my my Pioneer cassette head unit and running a Clarion power booster/equalizer. Pretty good for an amateur teen, eh? I thought so and so did many of my friends!

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JohnKuthe

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Kool beanz //content.invisioncic.com/y282845/emoticons/tongue.gif.6130eb82179565f6db8d26d6001dcd24.gif
Thanks! I wish I had some pics of it, it was SO COOL! :)

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