Doug @ FPS

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  1. 98SF19

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    Hey everybody, in case you thought the issues last reported for my SF 98 sent it to the grave . . . well, that remains to be seen. I had car trailered up to his shop months ago with the hopes of getting things *fixed* (multiple issues). He mentioned that cylinder 4 was just about dead but that he'd get further into it later, and that he'd let me know when he knew something.

    I've already posted this in Chit chat section, but I'm hoping somebody can tell me that this is just how he operates - kinda leaves people in limbo for a while before doing work and having something to report back. If that's the case, cool, but I think most folks just need to feel that there's progress being made. For all I know he's gotten the hell out of Dodge and set up shop in an area less likely to turn into a 3rd world country in a few weeks . . . . if that's the case, I hope he took Dirty Girl with him!
     
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    newest google rating entry dated today. must still be open. I'm guessing quick turn around=quick cash gets priority. especially if you don't live close by.
     
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    Also, what was the arrangement you made, and I assume that's on the a written estimate? If it was intended to be a low buck fix, more wait time can mean a lower price.

    Doug can be reached via phone or email. I was rather surprised when I called him this past summer and he answered the phone.
     
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    it was usually hit and miss, although I did have rather good luck getting both him and Vadim on the phone way back in the day. Haven't had cause to reach out to Doug in a long time, so no recent interactions to give accurate info. I hear things and see posts that are hot and cold. I would try multiple routes (phone, email, social media if you're on it). I checked his google reviews for newest one to make sure the place is still open.
     
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    If he operates like my Bro, some of the more troubling issues get put to the side while he thinks about the solution. I doubt Doug is the only one at his shop, but probably works in the same manor.
    Squeaky wheels always get the forefront and the trash talk. Just the name of the game...
     
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    Doug is still there and active. I handed off one of my projects to another member and they did some work together.

    Haven't actually been in Doug's shop since last year right before all the COVID bs but the place looked as it always has - i.e. busy. He does a lot with trucks too.

    I find the phone works best when I need to contact him.
     
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    I've left 2 voice messages in the last month, so haven't been bugging him too much. Somebody said recently that he was getting older and they thought he might be hanging it up before too long - that'll be a sad day for sho folks. I can imagine he is a busy dude, which made sense not hearing back too soon. As for trucks - I was hoping to get some FPS treats for our '15 f-150 3.5EB when I head up to get the car. There are some aftermarket chip/tuning options out there, but I have no doubt it's money well spent to get the "Doug" factor involved.
     
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    Hmmm I got my tune from Doug he was really patient with me as i called him a couple of times to make various tuning changes to stop my transmission from slamming 1-2nd gear.
     
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    Doug is a seriously good guy.

    Oh, and best wishes to very one and their families for 2021.

    smn
     
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