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Tell Us The Truth: We'll Tell The World - Survey

Apr 23, 2007
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Did you ever wonder what kind of gear really works best? The stuff that comes with good instructions, the stuff that does what it says it will, the stuff that really makes the most difference for the least amount of money? So do we. We have to admit there are certain things we do not know. Actually, as an enthusiast, we predict you are the number one expert when it comes to certain things, and especially about your own car's performance. That's why we want to pick your brain.

As editors, it's true that we have an unusual amount of access to manufacturers, engineers and test facilities. Not to mention information supplied fresh from the tongues of some of the best PR men in the world. We're not nave, and we're not stupid, but we are constantly barraged with new products to investigate. More, frankly, than we can handle on our own.Then there is the fact that what works best on our Project Civic might not supply the exact same results on your Miata. That would be because no test procedure, no matter how well controlled, can guarantee universal levels of performance upgrades across dozens of different applications.

Another factor we have trouble measuring is cost. Cost varies from store to store, by region, and according to suppliers. As a result, magazine writers are not always the best sources about specific information when it comes to the actual cost of performance, and cost/benefit relationships. Our general sense of what things cost is nowhere near as specific as the pain you feel in your own wallet when you go for a major upgrade.

That's why we're giving you the opportunity to set the record straight, to give credit where credit is due, and to tell us what you know is fact. Answer any or all of the three quick questions on the next page. You may FAX or mail your info to us. Or you can e-mail your responses, send messengers, reply via dog sled-however you get it to us is fine. We do ask that you supply your name and contact information, so we can throw out anyone who attempts to vote, shall we say, more than once.

In an upcoming issue, we'll share the results with everyone. We hope that this will help identify the best bolt-on parts, the best shops, and the best companies to work with. We hope that information, in turn, will help all our readers to build better, faster, safer cars.

To those of you who find the time to share their experience for the greater common good:Thanks!The Editors

All Stars The Readers' Choice1. What Is The Best Part You Have Ever Put On Your Car? WHY?Manufacturer:Why?

2. Is There A Tuner Shop You Would Recommend? Why?
Shop: Location:

3. Has A Manufacturer Or Supplier Ever Treated You Exceptionally Well? If So, Who?Manufacturer/Supplier:


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