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Old 10-15-2015, 07:26 AM   #36
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It had all the extras I was looking for. You know( and I took hell for this in a post) I'm probably one of the only guys on here that picked a V6 over a V8. I was buying used and the 6er just lined up better.. color , interior, packages, glass roof. That, and I know this form is all about straight line speed , but I was getting the impression from my research that the V6 was a better balanced car- so it would handle better. Maybe I'm wrong but I'm happy with my car- so if I am don't tell me
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It had all the extras I was looking for. You know( and I took hell for this in a post) I'm probably one of the only guys on here that picked a V6 over a V8. I was buying used and the 6er just lined up better.. color , interior, packages, glass roof. That, and I know this form is all about straight line speed , but I was getting the impression from my research that the V6 was a better balanced car- so it would handle better. Maybe I'm wrong but I'm happy with my car- so if I am don't tell me
Nah it's fine. About the only thing it is missing is the GPS unit. Lol
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That and the aluminum DS...
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Hoping Alex wakes up soon.... I'm 2 cups of coffee in and looking to get something moving!
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That and the aluminum DS...
I was talking about Ford options. Lol
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Old 10-15-2015, 11:05 AM   #43
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I actually worked as an AM specialist for a while during the last holiday season. They are not actually AM employees, its an outsourced program. Sure, the fault may ultimately fall back with AM, but they basically go through an interview / mock conversation / training and stuff before you get brought on.

I would blame the individual, there is even a behind the scenes group chat for him to have checked if he wasnt sure, which seems to have not happened. AM is still the top dog out there, but sucks you had a bad experience with them.
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I actually worked as an AM specialist for a while during the last holiday season. They are not actually AM employees, its an outsourced program. Sure, the fault may ultimately fall back with AM, but they basically go through an interview / mock conversation / training and stuff before you get brought on.

I would blame the individual, there is even a behind the scenes group chat for him to have checked if he wasnt sure, which seems to have not happened. AM is still the top dog out there, but sucks you had a bad experience with them.
Yea too many companies outsourcing their help nowadays. When I worked for a company doing tech support - we were just outsourced help by Verizon. Never ACTUAL employees of Verizon. We just had to support their product.

Really makes you feel like you aren't part of the company/team when they do that. And when their actual VZ employees would visit to train us, they would keep reminding us we were not VZ Employees.

Obviously companies do it cuz of $$$. The VZ guys would tell us they were making $18-$20 an hour doing the same stuff we were doing. And we made like $10 an hour.
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Diehard... spot on. I've search brake bleeding but don't see anything ( Kevin if you have a post please let me know) . I've got the new rear rotors and pads on , but not the wheels, so the rotors are still loose. If I bleed the brakes won't the rear caliper piston move out? With the wheel not holding the rotor in place it would push the rotor forward. If not on the rear I was bleeding the other side. This is probably a simple question to those who have already done this... but it's my first time doing it and most likely not " seeing" it.
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Old 10-15-2015, 11:11 AM   #46
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Well the AM stuff was nicely done, i dont want it to seem like it wasnt, just that you shouldnt think there's someone sitting at AM HQ answering your questions. You're basically relying on what that individual knows, and like i said, AM grilles you in your mock conversations, but some things still fall through the gaps.
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Diehard... spot on. I've search brake bleeding but don't see anything ( Kevin if you have a post please let me know) . I've got the new rear rotors and pads on , but not the wheels, so the rotors are still loose. If I bleed the brakes won't the rear caliper piston move out? With the wheel not holding the rotor in place it would push the rotor forward. If not on the rear I was bleeding the other side. This is probably a simple question to those who have already done this... but it's my first time doing it and most likely not " seeing" it.
Bleeding the brakes will actually move the piston further in, not out. Also, to do the rears with the integrated parking brake, you will need to rent a screw type compressor from the auto parts store. Also, the wheels are actually what hold the rotor on, so its fine if they're not solid right now.
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Thanks Volt. Yeah I got the tool from AutoZone and already have the rear brakes back together. PowerStop should have the correct rotor for the front to me tomorrow, but since I'm out there I was going to bleed the rears now.
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Thanks Volt. Yeah I got the tool from AutoZone and already have the rear brakes back together. PowerStop should have the correct rotor for the front to me tomorrow, but since I'm out there I was going to bleed the rears now.
If you had $100 laying around or so, I would suggest getting steel brake lines while you are working on everything. Those with new fluid, pads, and rotors - you will fall in love all over again. LOL
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I will mention that even Ford lists the brakes as upgraded in their advertising (with the "subject to change" disclaimer) it was done by VIN#. I know OP got bad stuff but when Alex gets in he'll hook him up whatever if anything he decides to want to keep.
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Using that $100 to take the wife to Appalachia for some oysters... we were scheduled to leave today! That's why I'm in a hurry to get it all back together... vacation times ticking away and I might soon have an anger wife ...
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Woof - Well this is definitely no fun at all and I'm sorry to hear about the misinformation.

I'm going to have a representative contact you shortly so we can get the return and replacement set up and I'll see to it that we have them shipped overnight so we can get the car back on the ground where it belongs!

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I'd say "I hate to say it but I told you so" but that part of that quote would be wrong....
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I will mention that even Ford lists the brakes as upgraded in their advertising (with the "subject to change" disclaimer) it was done by VIN#. I know OP got bad stuff but when Alex gets in he'll hook him up whatever if anything he decides to want to keep.
And Alex will definitely hook him up with a Procharger for the inconvenience.
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Thanks Alex. At this point I've been in contact with PowerStop and they are sending my the parts( AR8171XPR) next day. I was told by 2 AM phone reps that this wasn't possible for them to do for me- so I got it done elsewhere. But thank you for coming in here and yes, you could send me a label to get the front rotors back to you for a refund. I would actually like the $55 or so dollars I paid for 2 day UPS with you all refunded as well as the whole " get it here fast" thing is kinda screwed by having the wrong parts.
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And Alex will definitely hook him up with a Procharger for the inconvenience.
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Thanks Alex. At this point I've been in contact with PowerStop and they are sending my the parts( AR8171XPR) next day.

I was told by 2 AM phone reps that this wasn't possible for them to do for me- so I got it done elsewhere.

But thank you for coming in here and yes, you could send me a label to get the front rotors back to you for a refund.

I would actually like the $55 or so dollars I paid for 2 day UPS with you all refunded as well as the whole " get it here fast" thing is kinda screwed by having the wrong parts.
Sorry about the trouble again. I think there was a pretty sizable miscommunication over the phone on how the parts were suggested to be ordered and that's our fault.

'm happy to hear that PowerStop was able to help but in the future if anything like this is to occur again please let us know first!

I'm going to have someone on the phone with you very shortly and we'll work to get everything fixed up for you.

Hang tight!

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Just put your foot on the brake pedal, no need to bleed them, the will tighten down to where they need to be. Putting the wheels on first to straighten them up first will make it easier also.
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Sorry about the trouble again. I think there was a pretty sizable miscommunication over the phone on how the parts were suggested to be ordered and that's our fault.

'm happy to hear that PowerStop was able to help but in the future if anything like this is to occur again please let us know first!

I'm going to have someone on the phone with you very shortly and we'll work to get everything fixed up for you.

Hang tight!

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Siber... I had to put a new front caliper in the system as the slide bolt froze and sheared . That's the only reason I am bleeding, not sure if I needed to do the rears in that case, but I did... all ready and waiting on the front rotors.

Alex- Sam did call and all is well, thank you for jumping in on the thread. Case closed I feel for you guys as one of the hardest things in my business is getting our staff to say " I don't know- let me check with someone who does" If they in fact don't know ... would solve many world problems!
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Progress pics...
When you visiting TX so I can pay you to paint my calipers?! LOL
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In beer... yes
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Well that sounds like a deal to me!
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Ninja i have a spare set sitting in my cabinet i told you i'd sell lol. Ship them to this dude to get painted, then he ships them to you and everyone's happy.

BTW, those do look good.
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Don't forget the beer Volt... lots
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Ninja i have a spare set sitting in my cabinet i told you i'd sell lol. Ship them to this dude to get painted, then he ships them to you and everyone's happy.

BTW, those do look good.
Whoa...are they GT Calipers?
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Whoa...are they GT Calipers?
GT and V6 calipers are identical, so yes? haha
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What about the bracket to fit the larger 13.4" rotors?
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that i do not have, just the calipers.
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What is this bracket everyone keeps talking about?
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