I just came across this as well as your other posts. I was directed by several concerned members wondering if I knew that Josh was name calling, bashing me, my company and my family.
Yes I sent a PM to the modadmin name here asking if Josh was going to become a supporting member. Not because I have a personal problem with him but because I feel that anyone who makes a few bucks from the members of this site should support the site back and no matter if the first sale was a classified sale or not it was still selling product and this is now the second time so why not support the site? It only makes sense.
It also has nothing to do with competition or the products themselves because he actually makes some nice stuff. I've installed his line lock button kit and while IMHO its not my cup of tea (meaning the switch that comes with the LL works quite well) I do applaud the thought and quality that went into the kit. It installed easily and was made from good quality parts.
There are alot of guys on this site who spend money to be site supporters and offer up small one off items and those guys have been supporting the site for years doing so out of the love of the vehicle and the connection they have to the community, they also do so without a ton of fan fair and I for one applaud the efforts of those people.
so for someone else to start making stuff and selling it is awesome and most welcome but show some respect for the other guys and join the club so to speak so thats why I sent the PM.
I am all for the guy that offers one off stuff or limited quantity parts, heck we have brought a few of those kind of guys into the community and some have grown into a full time business. We have organized group buys for such small companies at FAF who offers a Fiberglass rear leaf spring and have helped others develop products we offered in the past such as the Monster inlet, so you see we have no agenda or feel threatened, if anything we welcome the added producers of parts for these vehicles.
Now Josh will rant and rave about anything he can about me and my business and my family to make himself feel better about himself but IMHO it only shows a lack of character. He has taken shots at me personally, my business and also my family over the last two weeks and honestly Josh if I would have had the time to read all your disparaging comments prior to this weekend I surely would have said hello to you at MIR and discussed this with you.
I honestly think Josh was still upset about a little cylinder head incident from over a month ago where he sold a set of heads that....well lets just leave it there for now and if Josh would like to discuss this further or if he decides to disparage me, my business or my family again I will make sure that everyone knows the full story with detailed pictures about what happened.
As the longest standing vendor on this site I take great pride in supporting this site. I also take great pride in being able to help anyone who calls with questions or for anyone who has a problem. You guys/gals take great care of me and my business by supporting us and its only fair that we give back in kind. Thank you to those members who PM'd me about this situation and offered their thoughts of encouragement and support.
Its sad that this situation couldnt have been handled or discussed in a more adult manner.
Thank you for your time,