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Old 05-22-2016, 08:42 AM   #15
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I seriously do hope he's OK. It's just a little anxiety-inducing when someone has a pretty substantial chunk of your change and then disappears into the witness protection program.

It's been 4 weeks so far for my axles.

I'll just slam down a couple bottles of blood pressure pills and not worry about it.
Didn't he give you a time frame for their delivery when you ordered them? I believe that most of the axle kits are made to order.
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Old 05-22-2016, 11:01 AM   #16
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Yes, he did give me a time frame: "Three to four weeks."

He's an awesome individual and incredibly knowledgeable; he's just a little tough on my anxiety issues!
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Old 05-23-2016, 08:13 AM   #17
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Yes, he did give me a time frame: "Three to four weeks."

He's an awesome individual and incredibly knowledgeable; he's just a little tough on my anxiety issues!
That's what you get when you deal with a small operation such as Colin's that is stretched thin because of it's popularity. On the other hand he knows his stuff and will save you a lot of grief and money in the end.
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Old 05-23-2016, 08:34 AM   #18
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Anyone have luck contacting Colin lately? I'm in need of a pair of axles and can't seem to contact him.
Don't want to speak out of turn here without knowing him personally .... i purchased some axles from him earlier this year, he couldn't have been more helpful and friendly on the phone explaining in great detail the history if AS axles and the all the shenanigans behind the scene. I had a very positive experience and felt good about spending $1400.00!! Anyway, after that he became very very hard to get hold of, slow to respond to text and email .... I'll leave it at that as who knows what's going on behind the scenes.
my axles are great though, just got back from Pismo Beach on my maiden voyage ... about 300 miles on a VERY windy HWY101 ...

My only incident was an over zealous CHP officer who thought my tags were out of date and pulled me over on a VERY dangerous section of hwy, and took off before giving me the courtesy of pulling my 5000lb rig back into fast moving traffic ... i'll be calling his boss this morning. Not acceptable ..
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Old 05-23-2016, 11:38 PM   #19
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<snip> i purchased some axles from him earlier this year, <snip>
How long did your axles take to arrive?

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My only incident was an over zealous CHP officer who thought my tags were out of date and pulled me over on a VERY dangerous section of hwy, and took off before giving me the courtesy of pulling my 5000lb rig back into fast moving traffic ... i'll be calling his boss this morning. Not acceptable ..
Clearly, revenue generation takes priority over safety.
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Old 05-24-2016, 09:52 AM   #20
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Colin is great.

I placed an order for axles through Colin in early March and didn't receive them until just a couple weeks ago. Yes, I was anxious waiting for them to arrive knowing that he had $1,400 of my money. However, now that I have successfully installed the axles and they look great, all is well!

Colin supplies all the bolts, nuts, washers etc. It was insanely nice to do such a big install and have all the parts on hand!

Your axles will show up. Good luck with your install. An electric (or air) impact wrench is invaluable. If you don't have one, get one.
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I'm happy to say that I talked to Colin on the phone today! He's alive and well, just very busy. That's a high-class problem, but the kind of problem you run into when you're honest and you know your business.

(I should probably run out and buy a lottery ticket, too!)
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Old 06-14-2016, 04:46 PM   #22
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My axles arrived today! Ordered April 20, delivered June 14. I'm psyched!!
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Colin is very successful with his business, thanks to the Forums and the VAP and word of mouth.
He is a truly nice fellow, having met him, and one who shares his knowledge with the world. But he may suffer from the "Nicola Tesla" syndrome, of being great at what he does but not at the business part. Sounds like he needs organizational help with that, maybe a good personal assistant.It would only increase his business even more.
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Colin is very successful with his business, thanks to the Forums and the VAP and word of mouth.
He is a truly nice fellow, having met him, and one who shares his knowledge with the world. But he may suffer from the "Nicola Tesla" syndrome, of being great at what he does but not at the business part. Sounds like he needs organizational help with that, maybe a good personal assistant.It would only increase his business even more.
He mentioned that he was looking for an office manager - someone to deal with bothersome* people like me!



*He didn't actually say that I was bothersome - he's much too nice for that.
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hope he gets one. He is too far to be of much service to us, other than when it comes to ordering axles.
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