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Foking joke....


The BRAND NEW one i just got at the Carson meet last month is cracking ALREADY!!!!..... i dunno if the ones avail now & the one in for sale forum is the same as the one i got from Carson Toyota at the meet, or if there have been MORE upgrades to make them worth the metal they are cut out of..... like a proper fuggin SPOT WELDING JOB!!!

AAAAND of course,... since it is modified for my header... i have NO recourse or support from PLP :x so all you PLP cheerleaders can swallow yer comments about calling them for help...

My BRAND new one has cracked AGAIN in one spot so far, at the top right of the part in the pic below.... the corner, where the side piece extends up & meets the part that sits against the head & right next to the big hole for the big front bolt, right in that corner it cracked a weld.

The Crack is now allowing the whole thing to flex, & vibrate like crazy now :pissed:




SOOO if ya have a 1-3mo old New "5th Gen" heatshield & thot the cracking issues were OVER.......................think again & CHECK yer shite bros...

....sheesh, at least the last one lasted 6-8 months.....:bitching:
 

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ive had an injen heat shield for over 15k wit no crack but i dont know if it well clear wit ur header, just a thought.
 

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Thanks .... it is A very small crack/weld, unfort it provides alot of structural support for the shield & it flexes ALOT more now than it did when that weld was good...

All it would have taken is a little bit bigger weld & or one small but properweld & this might be fine....

I will now have to pull it off & take it to the guy who WELDED UP MY LAST PLP HEATSHIELD.. :roll: & have him lay a PROPER weld on there & take the hit as usual....

I just LOVE doing realtime durability testing & Product development for these guys & PAYING FOR THE PRIVELEDGE TO DO SO :shame:


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Stop putting it on there then. I think that with your headers in there, why not let them show. Could a cop really recognize that they aren't stock? Do they look that different?

BTW, is that my pic 8) That one was shipped directly from Mike at PLP, and IS the latest edition made to date.
 

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Ed for a while now i have had alot of respect for you, but WHY not keep this to you and plp and see if there is a resolution to the problem, or take it off and send me pics. Your comments about this make you seem well whats the word, oh ya, assholish. I know Mike VERY well and even watched him go extra lengths to fix things. Just give him a call, but MAD DOGGIN ON THE BOARDS IS LAME.

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yep thass yer pic..... i sniped it hope you did not mind...

David,......... I'm the asshole...??? I am not selling parts to people that break. :roll: this aint Maddoggin bro it would be MUCH more aggro if it was.....regardless... call me what you will & think what you do of me....I care not really.

I just post the truth & my experiences with these & other parts, that is all.......some folks can't HANDLE the truth, cuz The Truth hurts sometimes...........like my wallet hurts from buying parts from 'reputable' companies that freaking break regularly..

Besides.... what makes you think I have not already been rounds with mike on this shite...his answer to me on their support for me on my 1st shield that cracked was very clear... mod it for a header...forget about warranty support period. There is nothing more to say to mike.

I 'm glad you get great support from them, good for you!
.. mabey I need to move within shouting distance too...? or spend MORE than the well over a grand i have spent on PLP stuff as a consumer to get some support...like you.

this post is simply to inform others that there still are issues with this piece (I've had it on what... 6-8 weeks now...??..) & those who have it might wanna check theirs regularly to keep an eye on it... & if they have not modded it for a header, they should have all the warranty support PLP will offer & hopefully they will get theirs replaced no problem......I'll just fix mine AGAIN...I'm lucky i have a welder close by others might not be so lucky...




& yes Dego,... the Header looks MUCH different than the Stock Exh. Mani....

mabey it is the PHAT tubing or the nice Purplish hue they now sport..... :D

I think it is a marginal Heat "SHIELD" at best any way... it looks great & all that, but have you ever touched your intake after a nice 50-100mile drive on a nice summer day w/heatshield on......?? that mutha is freaking HOT!!! as is everything under the hood...... & i'm sure it would be only Fractionally more hot if the shield was not there.....

but it does cover 98% of the Headers from obvious view, & thass all i really need....

well that & a little structural Integrity :roll: :shame:

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Ed for a while now i have had alot of respect for you, but WHY not keep this to you and plp and see if there is a resolution to the problem, or take it off and send me pics. Your comments about this make you seem well whats the word, oh ya, assholish. I know Mike VERY well and even watched him go extra lengths to fix things. Just give him a call, but MAD DOGGIN ON THE BOARDS IS LAME.
David...your comments towards edgy confuse me?! You tell him to not come onto the boards "MAD DOGGIN" PLP (which I completely agree with) but you yourself do this quite often when the discussion is in regards to SRT.
 

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is300soon said:
Ed for a while now i have had alot of respect for you, but WHY not keep this to you and plp and see if there is a resolution to the problem, or take it off and send me pics. Your comments about this make you seem well whats the word, oh ya, assholish. I know Mike VERY well and even watched him go extra lengths to fix things. Just give him a call, but MAD DOGGIN ON THE BOARDS IS LAME.
David...your comments towards edgy confuse me?! You tell him to not come onto the boards "MAD DOGGIN" PLP (which I completely agree with) but you yourself do this quite often when the discussion is in regards to SRT.
hypocrite :roll:
 

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Touche!




thanks Wino....i was just gonna add sumpin like that...



& i thot "maddoggin" was making up alot of crazy horseshit about a company, trying to drag them down... i have never made anything up about what has happened with the parts i have that have failed.

if I bought it & it failed prematurely I will let the others know...doesn't matter WHO makes it..... :boring:
 

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If you look back SRT and I have made peace... Since then him nor I have made a comment to each other in bad terms. As for resolution of a problem i think it would have been better to
A. leave it out of my forsale thread
B. Contact him again with the new gen to see what the issue is.

Where is the crack? And where do you have to mod the heat shield to make it fit?

Just curious.

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If you look back SRT and I have made peace... Since then him nor I have made a comment to each other in bad terms.
Glad to hear man! Thanks.
 

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David...

yer forsale thread has been cleaned of contentious data... point taken there... :wink:


you might wanna edit yer response to me to be thorough.....?



unless he suddenly changed the PLP Warranty policy i see no need to beat this dead horse with Mike & get the same answer all over again...

..I cut it..... following his directions..... that mod voids the warranty, period. Unless he changed his mind....? .....but he told me specifically that he "cannot arbitrarily change the company's warranty policys at will" .... nuffsaid...


I already described where the new crack/broken weld is....

the Mod: a small semicircle needs to be cut out of the shield right below the intake in one spot to clear the header tube... the mod has NOTHING to do with the cracking welds....& is nowhere near ANY welds on the shield....
 

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I don't have a PLP heat shield nor an aftermarket header.

But...it seems the type of person who would add the PLP heat shield mod, would be the same type of person who would buy an aftermarket header.

So...I would think making a PLP heat shield with the header "cut-out" already there...would be wise. Eh?
 

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I don't have a PLP heat shield nor an aftermarket header.

But...it seems the type of person who would add the PLP heat shield mod, would be the same type of person who would buy an aftermarket header.

So...I would think making a PLP heat shield with the header "cut-out" already there...would be wise. Eh?
 

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I don't have a PLP heat shield nor an aftermarket header.

But...it seems the type of person who would add the PLP heat shield mod, would be the same type of person who would buy an aftermarket header.

So...I would think making a PLP heat shield with the header "cut-out" already there...would be wise. Eh?
but its not that "cut out" that causes the heat shield to crack... unfortunately, i feel for edgy only because i myself went through the first 3 generations of heat shields only to have similar issues as well.. (rattling and welds coming undone).. so far, my 3rd gen heat shield from PLP is holding strong.. but i fear that with a little more time, it may have the same problems..

regardless of the cost of product, from heat shield to s/c, PLP should be willing to keep taking their products back until its working at 100 percent efficiency..
 

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It is very hard not to talk smack like you do but I will keep my mouth in check. First thing, attitude gets you a long way with me personally and being a very vocal person whenever your panties are bunched up. Before the Carson meet I asked you to come to our booth and meet with me so I can resolve your issues in person about your modifications to your heatshield and why your warranty was no longer valid but maybe find a way to make you happy, however you could not manage to find your balls to introduce yourself even though you sounded like you could not wait to meet me in your email. Instead you had someone at Carson purchase our display model (that was not for sale) it was a GII Heatshield and the G3 design was in production at that same time. All GII Heatshields have the large Pro Lex Performance silkscreen on the face, all G3 Shields have a small silkscreen and are 100% solid all weld are tig welded on all seams (not spot welded like the GII) like the one in the picture from Dego IS who's infact was replaced for free in a matter of days. There is a bit of irony in this story and I love it on a personal level, from a business stand point we will not honor any warranty on any product if it has been modified (pretty much industry standard) This is why I asked you to read our customer service page, I guess you did not nor did you bother to contact us about this either. If you feel the need to continue your trash talk please email or pm me, I will even buy you a plane ticket to come here and hang out this weekend at our grand opening!

Redline814, it would be foolish for us to modify our design to work with a competitors product :wink: .

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I think I just found you reason for your loud mouth in another thread :roll:

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I mean really bro... Customer Service is: taking care of your customers so they are happy & satisfied with your product & if not, doing anything within reason to make them happy again... One pissd off customer can DO MUCH more damage to hurt a company than 10 happy customers can do to help promote one... what would it have cost PLP to replace my original cracked shield....???? 20-40bux... in unearned revenue...?
 

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hey mike, i got in an accident, but the intake is fine! :) I wont be making it to the meet this saturday though because my car is in the shop right now and so i have no way of transportation :( save me some food... HAHA
 
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