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Old 05-06-2014, 04:45 AM   #1
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http://myranesracing.com/

Does anyone know whats worng with them? They dont answer mails or phonecalls for weeks now.. and i dont really get the message from the box when ringing.. sounds like anything is "stängt" ? Hope not the shop? My swedish is not that good.. could anyone with better swedishskills call them and tell me wtf the msgbox is telling me ? ;)
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Old 05-06-2014, 05:17 AM   #2
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Have you talked to them at all?

I can't really see any information about why they would not be answering and if you're from Hamburg your timezone should be the same. There has been some car-shows and stuff in sweden so they might be busy.

They might be so Swedish it hurts to speak English though. That or maybe they are afraid of strange phone numbers.
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Old 05-06-2014, 05:46 AM   #3
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Nope.. i've talked to them on the phone (mike) and also via mail.. mike told me they a re damn lazy on answering mails.. typical swedish folk :D

But since they have this new msg on their answerer they dont anwer on any mails or calls.. :( and i really need parts from them...
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Old 05-06-2014, 06:25 AM   #4
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Their message says they may not pick up if they're busy and the best bet is to call them between 15.00 and 18.00, tuesdays through fridays.
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Old 05-06-2014, 07:15 AM   #5
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Besides stealing a part design?
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Old 05-06-2014, 07:23 AM   #6
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Glass houses Ben.....
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Old 05-06-2014, 07:24 AM   #7
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Thx Karl

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Ben,
You're talking about the Coilover sleeves?
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Old 05-06-2014, 07:24 AM   #8
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Honestly, which of the small parts producers does not have communications issues?
It's normal behavior it seems. OTOH, I found if it's bad before you buy it certainly does not get better afterwards.
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You're talking about the Coilover sleeves?
LOL, no. Lower brackets for IRS coilover conversion. Plenty of ways to make them, they copied mine to the T and mine were made pretty uniquely.

It's not the concept of putting coilovers on a car that bothers me, its the fact that they took a unique bracket and 1:1 copied it
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pretty much.

I guess it's how you know you have done something right?
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It sucks when someone else copies your work, if that is the actual case. You can't really know for sure if anyone thought of it before you, just because you started manufacturing or selling them first. They might aswell be whining at some other forum right about now.

Being a sore butt about every single thing doesn't really get you more customers though. Seen alot of small Swedish companies fail because of public acts of childish behaviour.
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Honestly, which of the small parts producers does not have communications issues?
It's normal behavior it seems.
So you find not answering the guys mail which gets your lunch on the table is normal behaviour? :D


I cant understand this.. they seemed pretty nice when i talked to them and i dont want to piss them on their legs but i tried hard to reach them via mail/phone, even spoke them a few msgs on their answerer to please call me back or just answer my emails.. dunno.. im a guy who wants to spend money.. much money.. so.. ah.. you know what...??

...maybe i'm just too german for you guys ;)
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It sucks when someone else copies your work, if that is the actual case. You can't really know for sure if anyone thought of it before you, just because you started manufacturing or selling them first. They might aswell be whining at some other forum right about now.
I can be 100% sure about it because they bought a set of brackets directly from me, then 4 months later I see they are selling them on their parts and yet they only bought one set from me. If they designed them first why would they have bought them from me?

Anyone how knows my work knows it has a very distinctive style and can usually recognize it without any labels. This is one of those pieces and there's no way in hell that they came up with the exact same geometry and construction method as what i used without coping.

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LOL, no. Lower brackets for IRS coilover conversion. Plenty of ways to make them, they copied mine to the T and mine were made pretty uniquely.

It's not the concept of putting coilovers on a car that bothers me, its the fact that they took a unique bracket and 1:1 copied it
Where are those? All I see is nopasfihj4092343rin as;oihjtpoihwfa
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Where are those? All I see is nopasfihj4092343rin as;oihjtpoihwfa


http://www.myranesracing.com/store/i...roller=product

Thats theirs

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Old 05-06-2014, 09:42 AM   #17
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You think maybe they bought a set to show with the coil-overs? Maybe they have not sold any and had no need to re-order.

Just a thought....They do look like the exact same thing.
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You think maybe they bought a set to show with the coil-overs? Maybe they have not sold any and had no need to re-order.

Just a thought....They do look like the exact same thing.
Thats what I thought initially but I have seen people who have bought that setup from them and they never reordered.
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pretty much.

I guess it's how you know you have done something right?
Yep... I usually look at what the Chinese are copying then buy the original. I just hate cheaters! Must really suck to have your design stolen!
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yeah.. anyway.. i tried once today and bingo... :D
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That sucks! I have those myranes coilovers, had no idea it was stolen from you. Wouldn't have bought if I knew.
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Re: stolen ideas....the majority of "design" on the level of junk we're doing is essentially "connecting the dots".
Chassi part here---car there, connect.

That part=mounting base and some ears... not many ways it can vary..


Nobody seems to worry that there are 20 "businesses" all selling the exact same rods...all but one selling rods "copied" from Sten Parner.
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Ben has every right given the circumstance that they bought his part in order to LITERALLY copy it. Thats bad biz and they'll not get any money from me.

Also shows bad character and who would want parts from dudes like that? Makes me wonder why any body would still do business with them.

Everytime i've emailed Ben with a question he has promptly replied. Thats worth the price of his parts right there.
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So you find not answering the guys mail which gets your lunch on the table is normal behaviour? :D


I cant understand this.. they seemed pretty nice when i talked to them and i dont want to piss them on their legs but i tried hard to reach them via mail/phone, even spoke them a few msgs on their answerer to please call me back or just answer my emails.. dunno.. im a guy who wants to spend money.. much money.. so.. ah.. you know what...??

...maybe i'm just too german for you guys ;)
I agree with you. In my case I had another vendor ignore me AFTER I had paid and it took a bit of hounding to get any response. So this sort of behavior is seen as normal (it seems) by many of the small shops. I don't think it's right but the guys making the parts seem to think it's perfectly acceptable to treat customers like this.
Is it arrogance or something else?
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