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Old 08-09-2010, 07:30 AM   #81
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Jake did IMS bearing (and clutch, flyweel, and RMS) on my daily driver '02S in Oct. '09 at 70k. He showed me that the factory bearing was in the early stages of failure, with some race looseness and evidence of oil leaking by. He believed the bearing, best case, would have lasted another 20k miles, which was well short of my projected ownership horizon. This reinforced my already strong feeling that this was money well spent - FOR ME.

Even if the bearing had been perfect, I'd still have felt that having this procedure done - particular by Flat6 - was well worth it. I'm not an overly conservative, "nervous Nellie" type who spends his life obsessing about everything bad that could happen. On the contrary, as a real estate developer I'm inherently a risk taker, but I know value and take calculated risks. At about ~$1500 over what a clutch job alone here in NJ would have cost me, having Jake do the IMSR was solid value.

Sure, I could have gotten it done closer to home, probably for around the same price, saving myself a 5 day vacation to GA, but experience has a lot value in my book. The best guy did my car, the possibility of an "oops!" was minimized, and I got a loaner Box to tour the Antebellum Trail while the job was being done.

I'm now at 78k miles and enjoying my car more than ever partially because the retrofit gave me piece of mind.

It just amazes me that hundreds of people on this site with plenty of money in their cars won't think twice about blowing a couple thousand on a fancy stereo will in the next breath choke about spending less than that on an IMSR, or will instead spend a few thousand on a warranty of dubious value.

As they say, "You pays your money and you takes your chances."

Gary
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Gary, Glad to see that you are pleased and feel that what we provided was a solid value.

I just performed the IMSR on another forum member's Boxster last week and his bearing was in PERFECT condition.. Probably one of the best I have ever extracted of the single row variety. Thats the problem, you never know if it was good or bad until you extract it.

Even that perfect one could have started to wear in the near term.

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Old 08-09-2010, 09:59 AM   #82
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Howdy Jake

Big fan of your work. Unfortunately I will not be able to send my car to you from Austin to get the retro done by you guys, trust me I would love to do that..........but it is just not feesible?!

Do you know of any mechanics in Dallas, Houston or Austin that have done the retrofit using your parts, video, etc..........in any of those cities, that you would recommend?

Thank you in advance.

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Old 08-09-2010, 12:51 PM   #83
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Andy,
I too live in Austin. Last year I sent my car to Jake and Back, door to door pickup for 800$.

However there does seem to be a shop here in austin that may be able to help you.

contact "autodoctor911" here on the forum.
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Old 08-10-2010, 08:15 AM   #84
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Thank you

Yes I already spoke with him.......they have never done a retro fit...........but I might be willing to give them a chance.
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Old 08-10-2010, 10:26 AM   #85
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Its not that far away. Take an extended weekend and come see us.. We just had a car leave to go back home to Indiana yesterday.. He was able to make a run through the "Tail of the Dragon" on his way back home! We've carried out the IMSR for clients in 18 states so far, including one from California!
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Old 08-10-2010, 11:06 AM   #86
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Hi Jake

Could you email me at andresv94 at yahoo when you get a chance?
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Old 08-12-2010, 05:51 PM   #87
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Jake,

If someone were to drive to you and wait for the work to be done how long, barring no unforeseen problems, would you need to do the work? Let's include a clutch job with it.


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Old 08-13-2010, 03:29 PM   #88
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Jake,

If someone were to drive to you and wait for the work to be done how long, barring no unforeseen problems, would you need to do the work? Let's include a clutch job with it.


Dave
This happens routinely. Someone will be here on Monday from Louisiana for the IMSR procedure.
We give ourselves a 3 day window to carry out the work. This includes the entire procedure, before and after dyno evaluation as well as my extensive test drive to ensure there are no issues or leaks after the work is done. I drive the cars a MINIMUM of 90 miles and sometimes as much as 400 if we have the car long enough.

The car will arrive here on Monday and will leave my facility fully retrofitted on Wednesday afternoon. I'll only have time to drive this car about 100 miles, which is fine as issues always show up early if they are going to exist. (usually on the dyno)

BTW- We ALWAYS include a clutch arrangement, its mandatory.

We prefer drop off on a Monday and pick up on Wednesday afternoon.. There are plenty of things to do in our area while we are doing our work. We do not have an area for people to 'wait" here at the facility, we operate rater differently than most :-)

We also refuse to rush, we have the process so worked out and do it so much (4 already this month) that we know how long its going to take..
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Old 08-13-2010, 04:31 PM   #89
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We also refuse to rush, we have the process so worked out and do it so much (4 already this month) that we know how long its going to take..
Is there a flat rate for the procedure you mention in this post?
does it include a rear seal?
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Old 08-14-2010, 07:26 PM   #90
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Its not that far away. Take an extended weekend and come see us.. We just had a car leave to go back home to Indiana yesterday.. He was able to make a run through the "Tail of the Dragon" on his way back home! We've carried out the IMSR for clients in 18 states so far, including one from California!
That was me. Here's my report on the drive back, and a couple of pics:

My "1,000 mile trip" thread


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