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Old 10-18-2004, 12:46 AM   #1
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Has anyone here USED their products, know of people who have? They seem to have a quite a history but Ive never heard of them until tonight. Any reccomendations or warnings?

http://www.tracyvette.com/
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Old 10-18-2004, 12:55 AM   #2
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yeah... you can walk in there and it's like a big parts store with items everywhere..... i've been there a few times


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yeah i've been there, it's a corvette graveyard. bought my hooker headers there 14 yrs ago. took em off and had em dechromed and jetcoated 7 yrs ago. only time i've ever bought anything from them. couldn't tell ya if they're reputable or not
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Did you do a custom grill on your ride there?? Im trying to do a chrome grill setup...any clue?
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Did you do a custom grill on your ride there?? Im trying to do a chrome grill setup...any clue?
R U referring to rosslato? no, just painted mine to match carcolor. but the coolest grills i've seen are painted black with all the leading edges ground down, gives very unique look. i'll look to see if i can find some pics of a vette that had it done perfect.
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Thanks...aprreciated...grills on the 81/82 just dont stand out enough for me, I want a bolder statement.
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R U referring to rosslato? no, just painted mine to match carcolor. but the coolest grills i've seen are painted black with all the leading edges ground down, gives very unique look. i'll look to see if i can find some pics of a vette that had it done perfect.
COULDN'T FIND THE PICS, SORRY.
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s'all good....

Ive seen how the grill fits in, and what I might do is just grind the grill mounts off of the actual grill part and then reattach the polished aluminum pieces...somehow.. any suggestions.

Also, anyone know of a company or HOW to get rid of that effing liscence plate cover on the front?? I know its molded right into the fibreglass but is it posible or practical to remove it and stick a grill into it?
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Has anyone here USED their products, know of people who have? They seem to have a quite a history but Ive never heard of them until tonight. Any reccomendations or warnings?

http://www.tracyvette.com/
Called them on the phone once about buying a pair of heads. They start by telling me they will charge like $100 extra to match the date codes.

I don't care about the dates and give them a Credit card number and order the $$$ overpriced heads. The heads never show up, the order was "LOST", BUT the charge showed up clear as day on my statement. No sympathy at all when I called to inquire about this. No heads either.

If you can see the parts in advance, in your hand, you might want to pay cash and carry them out, or just RUN AWAY as fast as you can if you can get it elsewhere.

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Good to know, Ill steer clear. Thanks for the info.
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Called them about rebuilding the trailing arms for my car a few years ago.

They ask:
"What do you consider a rebuild?"

me:
"Ummm, bearing replacement, replace e-brake parts, replace mounting bushing, clean and paint trailing arm." (This is what Van Steel, Bair's and many others include as their rebuild--probably even more than I mention here)

They tell me:
"Bearing replacement will be about $300 per arm."

me:
"Do you include any of the other things I mentioned in that price?"

They tell me:
"Nope. That other stuff is extra."

me:
"How much extra?"

They tell me:
"Gotta see'em first, bring'em in." <Click!!!>

I didn't even get the chance to tell them, "No thanks!!"
They were rude, not helpfull at all, and acted like they were the only place that could do this work.

I ended up sending my T-arms to Bair's. They did an excellent job and even considering shipping, were cheaper than what Tracy wanted for just a bearing replacement.

I won't deal with Tracy's again after that and I would advise that you not, either.

I might also add that because Bair's treated me so well, I had them do about $1500 worth of more work for me in addition to about $2000 in parts sales.

Customer service is everything these days!! An outfit that doesn't treat a customer fairly shouldn't get anybody's business.
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Tracy's place certainly has had a darker reputation in the Metro Detroit area. I have always dealt with Dynamic Corvettes in Saginaw. Its a bit longer of a drive but the customer service is a lot better and the prices more resonable.
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My experience with Tracy's was that they were very overpriced even for Corvette parts and customer service is very cold with them. I only bought from them once and would not go back. I had just bought my Vette and didn't know any better. I have since found out the the brackets I bought from Tracy were still available from the General and new would have cost me considerable less than Tracy.
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I live just 2-3 miles from them. I've been there a couple of times. They have a lot of stuff there but, IMHO, the owner is a dick. I found him to be unpleasant to deal with....kind of a take it or leave it attitude. I once called on the phone , looking for a part, and was laughed at. I wouldn't do business with them unless they were the only company in the country that had what I needed.
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