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Old 07-06-2010, 08:47 PM   #181
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Originally Posted by Choreo View Post
I have heard several people complain now about COW after they took their car in for modding. I don't trust ANYBODY where I have to leave my car, I have had too many bad experiences with that in the past with several"performance" shops.

One thing I have not seen posted (unless I have missed it) is regarding the safety of COW Mail Order Tunes? I have heard complaints of how he "locked" some tunes and I can see why that would PO somebody, but has anyone experienced any "damage" from one of his mail order tunes?

Taking a car in for hands-on service is always risky, but according to all the posts I have seen so far (other than regarding the"locking" issue), I have not heard anything but positive responses regarding the somewhat boilerplate mail order tunes?

Have I missed something?

I got one of his mail order tunes last December - no problem evident so far? I have called another prominent tuner and asked about having them check the tune. They said they would be happy to check it (for standard fee), but they also said that as far as they know, they felt like I was safe with one of COWs Mail Order Tunes. They said they were aware of his problems with several cars he had touched, but had nothing but praise for his Mail Order Tunes?
Unless you throw your car on a dyno, or have someone street tune it with a wideband O2 sensor [or at least log it] you will never know. Personally I would, just based on other experiences fellow Corvette owners have had with COW
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Old 07-15-2010, 01:29 PM   #182
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Originally Posted by PeteW View Post
I have also noticed that most of the people going after Chuck are fans of Vette Doctors. Why is that? Maybe it is because they do that great a work. Maybe it is another reason.
think youre onto some sort of conspiracy theory? did chucky tell you how he is the "real vette doctor"... must be the cause for hostility, they're pissed hes trying to use that name..

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The nicest thing about Chuck, was he called me after he was paid, after I said I was happy.He wanted to check if I made it home OK and how everything was working. How many guys do that! I was really shocked by this. He said to drive it for a while and see if there are any issues and he would take car of them. Again, who else does that?! This guy really stood up to the plate as far as I am concerned. I will keep everyone updated as I drive the car more. I am very happy so far. Hopefully the rain goes away.
youre very happy it took over a month to make those repairs?

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It still needs a little tuning on the idle low speed stuff due to a vacuum leak that was found (my fault not his) but it is very drivable and a beast when you you let her rip.
so over a month in his shop, he couldnt find the vacuum leak and you left with a shitty tune? on top of that he had to call to confirm the car didnt blowup on the way home?

youre starting to sound like a battered wife.. "it wasnt his fault, the pasta I cooked that night was horrible, I deserved to get beat". or in your case.. "its not his fault my car has a vacuum leak which he cant fix"...
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Old 10-04-2010, 04:45 PM   #183
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Did you know what the mileage was on your car when you dropped it off?
They must be driving it for the trans to go bad.
The longer you leave your car there I worse it will get, there's plenty proof of that.
Get it out of there asap, get a quote for the repairs and go to small claims court.
COW is a hack and these type of stories are popping up on the correct forums now, because CF deletes any wrong doings by COW.

Corvette Forum is where you first discovered COW right?
Well they have saying "A single picture is worth a thousand words" That sure is true. But the folks over at CF believe he walks on water. They praise his work as if god himself had done the work, so that throws a monkey wrench at me. But I WAS thinking about having a turn done, But you should as hell can believe if it gets done, Damn sure it's not going be done by him. So I only state this at the end of this thread to manage to tell you you have succeed in diverting my business from him. I really feel sorry for all the folks who got their motors distroyed by this mechanic.
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