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Old February 16th, 2006, 04:05 PM   #21
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I know the guy that builds most of the dshafts at Joint....and know many people who have had their dshafts built by him, and ring and pinions set up by him without any problems. I'm one of them, he did my current setup, my old Ford, and will be doing my new axles/driveshafts. I don't really know what happened between James and Joint.....I never asked.

He even remembers to put gear lube in the differential after its setup.

I personally get along with James, I've never done business with him, but we get along. I'm good friends with Pat at Ironman Offroad, and Tab at TrueNorth Fab so I wouldn't really need to hire James for anything. I would spend my money with people I'm closer to.

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On the defense of Joint Clutch and Gear...I don't know what the deal is with that driveshaft issue. Joint does excellent work, but can only build the dshaft to the specs they are giving......

Yeah, I heard something about that.
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Old February 16th, 2006, 04:14 PM   #23
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Spro....I edited that post you qouted.......:tonka:
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I know the guy that builds most of the dshafts at Joint....and know many people who have had their dshafts built by him, and ring and pinions set up by him without any problems. I'm one of them, he did my current setup, my old Ford, and will be doing my new axles/driveshafts. I don't really know what happened between James and Joint.....I never asked.

He even remembers to put gear lube in the differential after its setup.

I personally get along with James, I've never done business with him, but we get along. I'm good friends with Pat at Ironman Offroad, and Tab at TrueNorth Fab so I wouldn't really need to hire James for anything. I would spend my money with people I'm closer to.

ha ha Tab used to be a vendor at my HD store :tonka: good guy I used to drool over his jeep
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ha ha Tab used to be a vendor at my HD store :tonka: good guy I used to drool over his jeep

His TJ is a POS............Just kidding Tab
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Old February 16th, 2006, 04:18 PM   #26
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Are you sure you met James and not his brother Andy:tonka:

James is a friend of mine and has went wheeling with us in Canada before .
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Spro....I edited that post you qouted.......:tonka:
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ha ha Tab used to be a vendor at my HD store :tonka:

You own a H-D dealership?
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Old February 16th, 2006, 04:19 PM   #28
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I say this guy deserves what he got form koz considering all the negative feedback that has been bestowed upon him by his customers, i mean c'mon how many threads have there been like this????????????????
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Uhhhhh its got nothing to do with that other shit.

august to now for rock rails? Promised shipping 2 weds ago. 404 anything.
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Old February 16th, 2006, 04:22 PM   #30
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I would spend my money with people I'm closer to.
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Old February 16th, 2006, 04:24 PM   #31
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Uhhhhh its got nothing to do with that other shit.

august to now for rock rails? Promised shipping 2 weds ago. 404 anything.
it has everything to do with
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Bastid!


You own a H-D dealership?

To clarify when i worked for Home Depot, the bastid would always park right up front
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I say this guy deserves what he got form koz considering all the negative feedback that has been bestowed upon him by his customers, i mean c'mon how many threads have there been like this????????????????
Actually, not very many if you count the ones posted (and I mean count them). Compare the number of dissatisfied customers to the number that haven't had any issues you end up with a pretty low percentage that corresponds with his business volume and new, bigger shop that allows for more internal fabrication and less outsourcing.

The huge exposure of the internet gives the illusion that the bad experiences abound. They exist, but not to the level that some would have you believe. People have something go wrong and the first thing they say is "Everything that comes from there is crap!", when in reality it was just their crap and a couple others.

All opinions should be offered in fairness, but talk about yours or link to another's. Don't just talk about another's.
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To clarify when i worked for Home Depot, the bastid would always park right up front

with is Bling-Bling wheels:tonka:

and Kerry
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James is a friend of mine and has went wheeling with us in Canada before .

Ya I know but I like Andy better....he is a Civil Engineer for one of the companies I work with.
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Actually, not very many if you count the ones posted (and I mean count them). Compare the number of dissatisfied customers to the number that haven't had any issues you end up with a pretty low percentage that corresponds with his business volume and new, bigger shop that allows for more internal fabrication and less outsourcing.

The huge exposure of the internet gives the illusion that the bad experiences abound. They exist, but not to the level that some would have you believe. People have something go wrong and the first thing they say is "Everything that comes from there is crap!", when in reality it was just their crap and a couple others.

All opinions should be offered in fairness, but talk about yours or link to another's. Don't just talk about another's.
I fully understand that mainly only the bad is put up. I'd really just like the rock rails to my buddy. I feel guilty since I'm the one who pointed him to koz and now he's getting lied to.
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All opinions should be offered in fairness, but talk about yours or link to another's. Don't just talk about another's.
i dont know what that means, all i know is that what you quoted is my "opinion" fair or not by your standards, thats what i think
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Old February 16th, 2006, 04:34 PM   #38
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I would not recomend Koz and I have personal experience. I had him set up my gear and lockers in my TJ. First off he had my jeep for close to 2 weeks. Whe n I first go to pick it up everything is cool. But after I get about 3 miles down the road my front end blows. Seems he forgot to put gear lube in it (very professional). I get it back to him and he fixes it with lowend ring and pinion so I guess buying nice superior ring and pinion was a waste o f money. I would have made him change it back but after 2 weeks with out my DD I dont have much of a choice. So it finally get fixed I have my third trip up to midland to pick my jeep up. I notice when I get it home that everytime I back up and apply the brakes my whole body moves under neath the suspension and with a load bang. get underneath and find out the bolt to my upper links were now on finger tight. I had the RockKrawler long arm kit and to get to the ring and pinion you had to remvove the mount for upper links. Next I take it out for some light wheeling and find my OX locker isnt working properly. I know those thing are a pain in the ass to set up correctly and I understand that, but isnt that what I was paying this huge ass bill to a professional so my stuff works right? Lastly my rear blew about a month later. He said it was from all the hard wheeling I must have been doing. Oh two trips to the mounds with a locker not working. Right koz. He tells me to bring it to him and we would work out a deal. right I should have known by now but dumby my has a friend tow it up there. Of coarse he charges my almost 600 dollars to get it fixed and he could tell the gears were set up properly. Yet superior would not warrenty them because they said it was his fault.

To make a long story short I wouldnt trust Koz's Custom fabin the handling of a pubic hair let alone a vehicle
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I see James about every month or so. I do some occasional cutting for him and he has never screwed me at all. Ever. I normally stay out of this stuff but I'm also freinds with Will at joint clutch and gear. He does top notch work and is always honest and upstanding. I believe the fallout between James and Joint Clutch was more of a money issue as far as James buying as much shit as he was and needing a bit deeper discount that Joint couldnt or wouldnt give. Thats all. A supply and price issue. I deal with that everyday. Sometimes dealers/customers can come to terms and sometimes they dont. As far as the screwed up drivshafts awhile back, who knows. It depends if James was just starting to make his own at that time or was it the last of the ones from Joint? Who knows, it was a few years ago and its over with. If you dont like him then dont deal with him. If I'm there 30 minutes he get about 20 phone calls. Usually people just getting prices and what not but I have heard some of the complete jerk offs that call him and he deals with them the best he can. He can seem mad over the phone sometimes but he's just real busy and probably just got off the phone with one of the jerk offs. Some one said he doesnt deal with one man shops. He is far from that. He has anywhere from 3-6 employees depending on the season and workload. Watch the mags for a huge advertising push soon. I've seen some of his adds and they look great. He had a feature in 4wheel and sport I believe and it got a huge response, like 30 bumpers a week or some shit. Its best to go there in person if possible or conveinent and talk with him (inbetween phone calls) face to face. If you (origonal poster) cant get a response you like then just cancell your order.
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I would not recomend Koz and I have personal experience. I had him set up my gear and lockers in my TJ. First off he had my jeep for close to 2 weeks. Whe n I first go to pick it up everything is cool. But after I get about 3 miles down the road my front end blows. Seems he forgot to put gear lube in it (very professional). I get it back to him and he fixes it with lowend ring and pinion so I guess buying nice superior ring and pinion was a waste o f money. I would have made him change it back but after 2 weeks with out my DD I dont have much of a choice. So it finally get fixed I have my third trip up to midland to pick my jeep up. I notice when I get it home that everytime I back up and apply the brakes my whole body moves under neath the suspension and with a load bang. get underneath and find out the bolt to my upper links were now on finger tight. I had the RockKrawler long arm kit and to get to the ring and pinion you had to remvove the mount for upper links. Next I take it out for some light wheeling and find my OX locker isnt working properly. I know those thing are a pain in the ass to set up correctly and I understand that, but isnt that what I was paying this huge ass bill to a professional so my stuff works right? Lastly my rear blew about a month later. He said it was from all the hard wheeling I must have been doing. Oh two trips to the mounds with a locker not working. Right koz. He tells me to bring it to him and we would work out a deal. right I should have known by now but dumby my has a friend tow it up there. Of coarse he charges my almost 600 dollars to get it fixed and he could tell the gears were set up properly. Yet superior would not warrenty them because they said it was his fault.

To make a long story short I wouldnt trust Koz's Custom fabin the handling of a pubic hair let alone a vehicle
there is like 400 negative points
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