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      11-09-2012, 05:54 PM   #23
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They take the Steve Jobs approach to products....What you can't see is just as, if not more important to what you can see....
I think Steve Jobs approach to products is be enough of a dick to your employees and treat enough people like dirt that they make a good product just to avoid that treatment.
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      11-09-2012, 06:25 PM   #24
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Gotta chime in here, when i had my n54 dps installed i had stopped by a shop to ask if they would do it and the guys said they couldn't commit until they saw the pipes because they didn't want to have an unhappy customer as a result of crappy parts leading to leaks or worse and get blamed for a bad install. When i showed up with the AR pipes the guy i originally talked to said they were the nicest pipes he'd ever seen and immediately said install would be no problem. He even called some other guys over to check them out and they all drooled over them. When i picked up the car he said fitment was spot on. I just wish AR made more parts for my car as i'd gladly give them my business!
Thats a really cool story!
What car do you have? What parts would you need? pm me.

And LOL at the steve jobs jokes haha.
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amazing, you can tell how much work is put in to build those.. great job.
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still need to install my dp's
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They take the Steve Jobs approach to products....What you can't see is just as, if not more important to what you can see....
Every time my car is worked on every shop always compliments me on those Dps, they are gorgeous!
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I think Steve Jobs approach to products is be enough of a dick to your employees and treat enough people like dirt that they make a good product just to avoid that treatment.
Well he did build todays most valuable company, which has more cash than the U.S. Government.

You would be a dick too if that trait allowed you to build a company 1/100th as valuable as Apple

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      11-10-2012, 03:58 PM   #29
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Nice work, Andrew. I, too, am a big fan of the quality if the work you achieve. Vrsf, n54tuning.com, etc can all copy the design.

I wouldn't loose any sleep or fret about market share, because:

-nobody can copy quality and customer service
-people that want to put $300 downpipes on a bmw that cost $50k probably only paid $20k for their car
-don't cater to those used market forum members.


There (was) a lot of quality forum contributors here over the past generation if the e90. Now, the n54 is used, except for the iS


AR rocks
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AR, I know you asked for what else you could fabricate for the N54 market, so here are my thoughts.

I feel like you guys should fabricate a lower charge pipe and upper charge pipe section for this car. One, there are no standalone companies that offer a lower charge pipe, and most aftermarket FMIC's don't change it out. Also, obviously the upper charge pipe section could be made to compete with ER, ETS, Stett, etc. Good plan?
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Nothing like showing your product and letting it speak for itself. Top notch quality. I'll be parting with my AR DPs soon, but only because I'm losing a turbo. I'm sure they'll find a good home though.
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Great quality products, but I think this is as useful as the average HPF thread.
"Here's what we've been doing, even though its totally irrelevant to the forum we posted it in".
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He did build todays most valuable company, which has more cash than the U.S. Government.
Well you guys are 16 trillion dollars in debt lol

On a side note, AR does have some amazing stuff. I'm looking to grab some downpipes for my N54.
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Thats a really cool story!
What car do you have? What parts would you need? pm me.

And LOL at the steve jobs jokes haha.
I would like a nice X-pipe to replace my vanguard's h-pipe, please!
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He did build todays most valuable company, which has more cash than the U.S. Government.
Well you guys are 16 trillion dollars in debt lol

On a side note, AR does have some amazing stuff. I'm looking to grab some downpipes for my N54.
Not sure if serious
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Well you guys are 16 trillion dollars in debt lol

On a side note, AR does have some amazing stuff. I'm looking to grab some downpipes for my N54.
I remember the good ol' days of making fun of the Canadian dollar....
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+1 nice work !
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The night before I installed my ar pipes, I had them by my bedside and went to bed looking at them. Lol. True story
as long as they weren't IN your bed, it's ok...
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I'd also like to compliment the AR DPs from an installer's standpoint. I've cursed the mothers of many a company while trying to wrestle their DPs into a car. Not so with the ARs.
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I'd also like to compliment the AR DPs from an installer's standpoint. I've cursed the mothers of many a company while trying to wrestle their DPs into a car. Not so with the ARs.
Thanks!

People quickly forget how fast labor can add up when installing a set of knockoffs, or poorly made parts.
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I remember the good ol' days of making fun of the Canadian dollar....
haha I know!! What happened to the days when a dollar Canadian only bought us .60 cents US? We miss those days too trust me, you guys used to buy all our stuff....
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^Thats awesome!



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