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Old 09-30-2008, 01:08 PM   #1
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Bye-bye Heavy Throttle :/

Unfortunately, due to ~80% reduction in sales (probably from a lot of little bitches buying Chinese parts), they are going out of business.

Stop buying cheap Chinese SHIT!
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Old 09-30-2008, 01:11 PM   #2
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Stop buying cheap Chinese SHIT!
Like if thats ever going to happen. They will be missed.

I think most of the cars on here have that shit on them!
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I just purchased a set of Circuit Sport turbo line from them last month, even though they were out of stock. Jeff asked me if I needed it fast, which I said I did. He then gave me the option of canceling the order so I could purchase it from somewhere else that had it in stock, but I wanted to keep the order with them, because I've already placed my order with them and I wanted them to have the business.

Jeff and the gang are good guys definitely!

Helped the community along since the early days when the 240/SR movement blew up.

You guys will be missed!!

Edit - where did you see that they're closing? It's not on their site?
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More and more of the official companies are going under....Soon we will only be left with knockoffs that dont give a shit about the car enthusiast but instead, trying to create cheap shit for a quick buck....
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Old 09-30-2008, 01:21 PM   #5
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get ready to make your own parts people... soon you'll have to.

I ordered parts from them years ago and it was a good experience. i make my own parts at this point... its better than buying the chinese garbage.
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Old 09-30-2008, 01:24 PM   #6
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More and more of the official companies are going under....Soon we will only be left with knockoffs that dont give a shit about the car enthusiast but instead, trying to create cheap shit for a quick buck....
Heavy Throttle dosn't manufacture anything. They only resell other company's products and i guess they do labor stuff too. Other online stores such as Enjuku just simply out did them because they advertised.
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Old 09-30-2008, 01:26 PM   #7
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get ready to make your own parts people... soon you'll have to.

I ordered parts from them years ago and it was a good experience. i make my own parts at this point... its better than buying the chinese garbage.
lol i got some paper masche. trying ot make a turbo out of it.
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Old 09-30-2008, 01:27 PM   #8
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Well I know this because I ordered a Greddy IM from them, and they were backordered, and in the process (Jeff doesn't have it yet), this all happened.

I canceled my order, and it looks like the only way I can get my money back is to take it up with my bank/credit card.

Sucks for both parties involved.
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Heavy Throttle dosn't manufacture anything. They only resell other company's products and i guess they do labor stuff too. Other online stores such as Enjuku just simply out did them because they advertised.
Well, they were the first group of guys to come out with the "heater hose kit" for the SRs, as well as the AIV plug.

I think they were also the first guys to have the proper Gates belts for the SRs, before the OEM Nissan belts were near attainable at a reasonable price here.

So yes, they did in a sense "make some stuff", even though it was more like they made it happen more than anything.
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Old 09-30-2008, 01:28 PM   #10
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lol i got some paper masche. trying ot make a turbo out of it.
Sounds like zilvia group.LOL
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lol i got some paper masche. trying ot make a turbo out of it.
Just use a leafblower! =))
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Old 09-30-2008, 01:31 PM   #12
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lol i got some paper masche. trying ot make a turbo out of it.
make sure you do a write up on how exactly you did it =]
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That is seriously shitty news. I've had work down by their shop and it was top notch stuff. They rewired an engine harness for me and the thing looked brand new.
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Old 09-30-2008, 01:35 PM   #14
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Is this true?

Fuck man, Heavy Throttle kicked ass. Good motors + good warranty = win
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^^^ For sure. I recommended them to countless people in the last couple years.
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Old 09-30-2008, 01:38 PM   #16
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Heavy Throttle dosn't manufacture anything. They only resell other company's products and i guess they do labor stuff too. Other online stores such as Enjuku just simply out did them because they advertised.

+1

HT was the OG's of the sr swaps, I think my first sr swap was using their online guide, but they are pretty much just a store and when the prices are cheaper somewhere else, well... Plus a lot of noobs aren't going to know about you if your not advertising.
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Old 09-30-2008, 01:42 PM   #17
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Wow, that sucks. Never bought anything from them, but they've been around forever.

Bummer.
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Old 09-30-2008, 01:43 PM   #18
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This is bad news for sure. They helped me out with my first sr swap back in early 2001 with all the noob questions I had.

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Old 09-30-2008, 01:46 PM   #19
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LAME!

I was planning on calling them today about a motor!

After I saw this I called them right away, sure enough, I got the sad voicemail message saying they're closed.

Kinda figured engine swaps sales would probably be drying up now though. Half the 240's already have swaps and the scene doesnt seem to be as big as it was before.
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Old 09-30-2008, 02:13 PM   #20
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yeah that sucks i had purchased stuff from them as well Jeff was very accomidating and worked with me a lot even purchased some stuff from me as well.....here is a state ment form there site which confirms it so sucks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


HT is CLOSED and filing for BANKRUPTCY
NO MORE ORDERS WILL BE ACCEPTED OR PROCESSED
Customers with unshipped items will be contacted by email with details & options.

My sincerest thanks goes out to all in the 240SX & SR20DET Community
who I have met, spoken and worked with over the past 7 years. It's been a
great time and I hope we will be remembered for helping our friends and
customers build the cars that kick everyone's ass out on the streets!

See you at the track! Good luck and DRIFT ON!

- Jeff Holden, Owner, Heavy Throttle

This site has been sold to www.Phase2Motortrend.com
Please contact them for any NEW orders.

sales@heavythrottle.com email will be working for a few more weeks as we shut down.
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Old 09-30-2008, 02:14 PM   #21
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Its to hear they are gone. I remember in 2001 when they were people to turn to. They are very helpful. I did my swap with their guide too.
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Old 09-30-2008, 02:20 PM   #22
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The first SR swap I did, back in 2003, was bought from them. I can still say today that was one of the cleanest motor sets I have ever seen. I wish it wasn't so.
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wow sad to hear this.. they where one of the OG 240sx aftermarket suppliers in the game
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Old 09-30-2008, 02:37 PM   #24
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Yeah definitely OG in the game

The thing you guys gotta remember is that most shops have a short shelf life, usually maybe 2-3 years, maybe less sometimes

So for Heavy Throttle to be in business this long definitely speaks volumes for their reputation

This industry is highly competitive, with very low margins, and isn't necessarily the money pot that a lot of consumers assume it to be...then throw in a suffering U.S economy...not easy
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In regaurds: It sucks to see them go. I have usd there writeups and had the pleasure of talking to Jeff before too. Sucks man.

Economy is jacked and everyone is suffering.
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yeah that sucks i had purchased stuff from them as well Jeff was very accomidating and worked with me a lot even purchased some stuff from me as well.....here is a state ment form there site which confirms it so sucks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


HT is CLOSED and filing for BANKRUPTCY
NO MORE ORDERS WILL BE ACCEPTED OR PROCESSED
Customers with unshipped items will be contacted by email with details & options.

My sincerest thanks goes out to all in the 240SX & SR20DET Community
who I have met, spoken and worked with over the past 7 years. It's been a
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customers build the cars that kick everyone's ass out on the streets!

See you at the track! Good luck and DRIFT ON!

- Jeff Holden, Owner, Heavy Throttle

This site has been sold to www.Phase2Motortrend.com
Please contact them for any NEW orders.

sales@heavythrottle.com email will be working for a few more weeks as we shut down.
Yeah they just put that up then, because when I made my first post in this thread, that wasn't up there yet.
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Old 09-30-2008, 02:45 PM   #28
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Same here, I used their write ups a lot and a great resource too. I haven't purchased from them because Phase2 just seemed to have more competitive pricing and closer since ima in cali.
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Old 09-30-2008, 02:45 PM   #29
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they were the shop that was there before i had a 240, they were the shop that was there when i had a 240..

good luck and big ups to jeff and the HT crew.

a very good business company.
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Old 09-30-2008, 02:46 PM   #30
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Wow this is pretty horrible news.
I just visited their website to confirm and it sucks to read they had to file for bankruptcy.
They were like one of the very few S-Car Specialits on the East Coast.
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