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Old 06-21-2013, 06:49 PM   #1
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Spec-D tuning, legit or legit rip-off?

I've been looking around the internet and seeing all kinds of parts from this company for really good prices, seemingly to good to be true. Who are they? Has anyone bought parts from them? And if so, are they built to last?
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Old 06-21-2013, 07:19 PM   #2
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Looks like garbage to me. Generic, low-quality stuff that you can find on ebay.

Though I did a Google Street View search of the company, and they've got a big building with a bunch of sporty cars in the parking lot... so that's good, at least.
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Old 06-21-2013, 07:23 PM   #3
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I've been looking around the internet and seeing all kinds of parts from this company for really good prices, seemingly to good to be true. Who are they? Has anyone bought parts from them? And if so, are they built to last?
never used them and never came across their name when searching for parts. what is a "Spec-D" actually lol. ever seen DNA Motorsports;they have a few other names like.. something garage on the net, they seem to wholesale china stuff badged as theirs..generic is generic. i wouldnt trust it to like suspension or internal engine parts, but a strut bar or whatever where it doesnt really mater and wont jeopardize safety give them a shot
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Old 06-21-2013, 07:30 PM   #4
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Agreed. Parts that aren't putting your safety in jeopardy could be worth trying... but honestly, you'll probably find the same crap cheaper on ebay with no "brand name". Headers, strut bars, intakes (replace the filter with a good one... K&N, AEM, or Apexi), exhaust... might not be great, but might be worth what you pay for it.
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Old 06-21-2013, 07:40 PM   #5
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Agreed. Parts that aren't putting your safety in jeopardy could be worth trying... but honestly, you'll probably find the same crap cheaper on ebay with no "brand name". Headers, strut bars, intakes (replace the filter with a good one... K&N, AEM, or Apexi), exhaust... might not be great, but might be worth what you pay for it.
like the exact same header to muffler dna has on the bay for like 180 bucks 50 shipped or so..i mean its loud but its t309 and a full flanged system, fit great. tasauto has the same exact thing for like 600 bucks haha..you can tell by the flexpipes design, theres a bazillion of those systems churned out and each vendor tries to persuade you that theirs is better..i didnt feel so bad dropping 400 bucks this time around on just a header that works and looks good/different and has a lot of jibber jabber on google about it.......
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What header did you get for $400?

Chances are, all that generic stuff comes from the same handful of sources in China or Taiwan. When getting generic stuff, always get the cheapest possible... because it's all pretty much the same.

For our cars especially, nobody new is making anything worthwhile (unless it carries a hefty pricetag.) Stick to the brands that have been around forever for quality, such as DC Sports (still a generic design, but the manufacturing is far superior.) For the better cheapie stuff, OBX and Megan Racing are the way to go. Anything else... let the cheapest price be your guide.
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Old 06-21-2013, 07:52 PM   #7
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Its perfect stuff for wasting your money and degrading the value and safety of your car.
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What header did you get for $400?
the highend autosports h22 tri-y
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Old 06-21-2013, 08:25 PM   #9
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Ah, ok. I thought you meant F22. I didn't know of any other worthwhile F22A header that would be that price!
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Ah, ok. I thought you meant F22. I didn't know of any other worthwhile F22A header that would be that price!
nothing off the shelf for "the street" thats for sure lol..we'll find out when i build up my A1/6 for turbo in a year or so

OP.. the spec d f22 header.. i needed a quick cheap replacement on another motor..66 bucks shipped on the bay.. so just goes to show..
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Old 06-23-2013, 01:48 PM   #11
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I have SpecD tuning lowering springs on my car now, but I wouldn't recommend it if you can get something better. Its better for me than my last stiffer suspension that was like 2 by 4s, and I like the drop, but these are too soft for the ride height. Im going to have to change them out.
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Old 06-23-2013, 02:18 PM   #12
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I'd never heard of them, so I just went to their website. Clicked on exterior parts or something and this is what I see.



It says 1994-1995 (which isn't even what I want) but the picture is a 1990-1991. That kind of stuff makes me nervous.
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Old 06-23-2013, 02:30 PM   #13
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I have SpecD tuning lowering springs on my car now, but I wouldn't recommend it if you can get something better. Its better for me than my last stiffer suspension that was like 2 by 4s, and I like the drop, but these are too soft for the ride height. Im going to have to change them out.
The shocks you have paired with them probably have an influence on the ride quality, I'm sure. You're lower than 1.5" if your sig is current, so nothing short of Koni Yellows or Tokico Illuminas will work properly.
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Old 06-23-2013, 03:54 PM   #14
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