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Shifter sheets and questionable mechanics (rant)
To my suprise, while visiting my sister in law, her best friend drives a samurai! COOL! We talk, and she admires the work I've done blah, blah, blah, and the subject comes around to both of us off roading somewhere...
"Why not? It will we great fun!"
"I took it off roading once and fried the transfer case. It cost my Dad $300 to have it rebuilt"
After asking what what "fried" meant, I gave my own diagnosis. ~ SHIFTER SHEET ~ $15 / $40 with labor.
This is the second person I have met that has payed A LOT of money for something so simple!
The other person's story is worse:
"Yeah, I owned one once... Bought it for under 2 grand and it was a blast never fixed a thing, only added oil. I had it for 2 years 'till the tranny locked up. The shop wanted $100 bucks for figuring out what was broken, which would have cost another $350 so I just signed it over to him."
Again I asked, "what locked up?" and it sounds like the shifter sheet took a dump.
Boo hiss on Suzuki for such a weak link (weaker than the birfields, I'd wager) and a bigger BOO HISS for the mechanics who give the rest a bad name through ignorance or flat out fraud!
...there, I feel better.
Thanks for reading,