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03-21-2013 12:25 PM
cfmfocus2 We have in-stock ready to ship out today our cfm cat pipe. We will have the other Street and race ones back in-stock next month.


If anyone has an problems with our product, we want to know about. It is not common to have problems with our products, but if it happens, we want to repair or replace the product.

The offroad pipe and cat pipes is difficult item to make. We have seen other companies have issues with it too.

CFM cat pipes and offroad pipes we did a redesign about a year ago. The pipes used to be grinded down on the welds than polished. We stopped doing that given it can make the pipe thinner in those sections. This made a big difference with increasing the strength of the pipe. We also changed the location of the o2 sensor bungs, which also helps. We noticed the old location awhile back was put in high stress areas, which caused a few customers to have problems with the pipe cracking.

Most customer do not have issues, but when we see something can made better we do make improvements on our products.

We redesign our cfm control arms a few years ago to make them stronger. We have sold a lot of them since than all without any issues.

The Focus business is a full time business for us. We work regular business hours. We have a online store and a store front. We also sponsor this forum. It is really easy to get ahold of us being by phone, e-mail or livechat.
03-21-2013 09:18 AM
Shocktech102 Hey, everyone has their problems. As everyone knows he's a one man show and does this on the SIDE. Meaning he has a full time job. You can claim his parts are inferior and have catastrophic failure, but the fact still remains that ONLY his front arms have failed. The other fact remains that EVERY OTHER companies front tubular arms have failed as well. So, yes, I would recommend his rear camber arms, toe adjusters, front end links, etc. because they are quality. I'm not basing my opinion off of front tubular control arms that no company can correctly "engineer" anyway. Personally, as I said before, anyone who buys front tubular arms from anyone is just wasting their money because in 10 years not one company has come up with a successful design.

Also, I recommended massive's new designed parts as well. But I guess you guys missed that part.

-Matt
03-20-2013 11:58 AM
Hempster
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Old design, and every company that has made a tubular arm design has failed. Calling him out saying his parts aren't quality because he didn't make a tubular design front control arm that worked is kind of asinine. That's just like saying CFM sucks because theirs have failed too. Focus Central's front control arms have failed. NO ONE has made a tubular front that hasn't failed. People have switched back to stock arms for a reason in the front.. No one makes a good enough after market tubular design. I'm not saying DOM is the god of all gods by any means. He's slow to respond to emails, batches parts for powdercoat so it can take weeks, but none of his rear stuff I have ever heard of breaking. However, Massive's new rear camber arm design seems to be the best out yet. If Dom's parts weren't quality, why did massive's first camber arm look IDENTICAL to his? I'm not going to get in a nut-swinging match with you because I could care less. I have some parts from DOM on my car, CFM, Massive, FSWerks and nothing I have chosen from any of these companies has failed on me. CFM's hi-flow cat's have cracked time and time again and not even at a weld. So does that mean they don't make quality parts because they have parts that fail? Not in my opinion, since every company has failures. On him not getting back to you, well you should've seen that coming since the day you first contacted him since it likely took him a week to respond. Like I said he is not the end all be all, but he does make quality parts, but just like every other company, he isn't perfect.

Personally, I think anyone that buys tubular front control arms is just throwing their money away hoping some companies similar design is any better. Someone needs to seriously ENGINEER an arm, not the crap they claim they're doing. Because clearly, no one is successful.

-Matt

If the part fails and it's not due to misuse, the seller should replace or return the money if he's as good as everyone says! I don't really care what his reasons for ignoring his customers is, that is not acceptable customer service! I am currently in need of rear control arms and WAS considering purchasing from Dominic, but after this situation, not a chance!
03-19-2013 07:13 PM
shlbygt
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Originally Posted by Shocktech102 View Post
Old design, and every company that has made a tubular arm design has failed. Calling him out saying his parts aren't quality because he didn't make a tubular design front control arm that worked is kind of asinine. That's just like saying CFM sucks because theirs have failed too. Focus Central's front control arms have failed. NO ONE has made a tubular front that hasn't failed. People have switched back to stock arms for a reason in the front.. No one makes a good enough after market tubular design. I'm not saying DOM is the god of all gods by any means. He's slow to respond to emails, batches parts for powdercoat so it can take weeks, but none of his rear stuff I have ever heard of breaking. However, Massive's new rear camber arm design seems to be the best out yet. If Dom's parts weren't quality, why did massive's first camber arm look IDENTICAL to his? I'm not going to get in a nut-swinging match with you because I could care less. I have some parts from DOM on my car, CFM, Massive, FSWerks and nothing I have chosen from any of these companies has failed on me. CFM's hi-flow cat's have cracked time and time again and not even at a weld. So does that mean they don't make quality parts because they have parts that fail? Not in my opinion, since every company has failures. On him not getting back to you, well you should've seen that coming since the day you first contacted him since it likely took him a week to respond. Like I said he is not the end all be all, but he does make quality parts, but just like every other company, he isn't perfect.

Personally, I think anyone that buys tubular front control arms is just throwing their money away hoping some companies similar design is any better. Someone needs to seriously ENGINEER an arm, not the crap they claim they're doing. Because clearly, no one is successful.

-Matt
Okay, I understand now.
“Quality parts across the board from him” except for the stuff Dominic makes that is not engineered properly, uses inferior material, (he blamed my failure and others on bad batch of material) or otherwise fails.

He should probably change his company name to “A Hack with a Tubing Bender and a Welder”, since it appears very little “engineering “ goes on at Dominant Engineering.
As for the emails, he responded right back up to the point where he said he would replace the arms once I shipped them back, then nothing but crickets.

He makes suspension parts that fail catastrophically, you acknowledge his poor customer service, yet you still think he makes quality parts and steer people to his products.
Then there the numerous people who have sent money for parts and months later have nothing to show for it. Yeah nobody’s perfect.
Doesn’t sound like a vendor I’d recommend.
03-19-2013 10:33 AM
Shocktech102
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Quality parts? I beg to differ..
The quality of this part was matched by his customer service. Still haven't heard from him for over a year after the control arms were sent back for replacement.
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Old design, and every company that has made a tubular arm design has failed. Calling him out saying his parts aren't quality because he didn't make a tubular design front control arm that worked is kind of asinine. That's just like saying CFM sucks because theirs have failed too. Focus Central's front control arms have failed. NO ONE has made a tubular front that hasn't failed. People have switched back to stock arms for a reason in the front.. No one makes a good enough after market tubular design. I'm not saying DOM is the god of all gods by any means. He's slow to respond to emails, batches parts for powdercoat so it can take weeks, but none of his rear stuff I have ever heard of breaking. However, Massive's new rear camber arm design seems to be the best out yet. If Dom's parts weren't quality, why did massive's first camber arm look IDENTICAL to his? I'm not going to get in a nut-swinging match with you because I could care less. I have some parts from DOM on my car, CFM, Massive, FSWerks and nothing I have chosen from any of these companies has failed on me. CFM's hi-flow cat's have cracked time and time again and not even at a weld. So does that mean they don't make quality parts because they have parts that fail? Not in my opinion, since every company has failures. On him not getting back to you, well you should've seen that coming since the day you first contacted him since it likely took him a week to respond. Like I said he is not the end all be all, but he does make quality parts, but just like every other company, he isn't perfect.

Personally, I think anyone that buys tubular front control arms is just throwing their money away hoping some companies similar design is any better. Someone needs to seriously ENGINEER an arm, not the crap they claim they're doing. Because clearly, no one is successful.

-Matt
03-19-2013 10:07 AM
shlbygt
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HERE is Dom's website. Quality parts across the board from him.

-Matt
Quality parts? I beg to differ..
The quality of this part was matched by his customer service. Still haven't heard from him for over a year after the control arms were sent back for replacement.
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03-19-2013 09:50 AM
Shocktech102 [QUOTE=Trev FF;4643646]
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HERE is Dom's website. Quality parts across the board from him.
It says website not found. its fine i got the svt header (wrapped), cat, and flex for 90$ jus got to get the egr bung welded in.. :/
I guess FF is unlike every other site and won't let me link that way.
dominanteng.com is the website. You can't click on links for some reason so just type that into your search bar. He hand makes the parts to order, so if he's really busy it could take a couple weeks.

-Matt
03-19-2013 09:42 AM
Trev FF [QUOTE=Shocktech102;4642877]HERE is Dom's website. Quality parts across the board from him.
It says website not found. its fine i got the svt header (wrapped), cat, and flex for 90$ jus got to get the egr bung welded in.. :/
03-18-2013 07:25 PM
Shocktech102
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who is Dominic and what is his website. sounds like his stuff is good. i got svt header and need a cat to make it work. thanks
HERE is Dom's website. Quality parts across the board from him.

-Matt
03-16-2013 11:26 AM
Trev FF who is Dominic and what is his website. sounds like his stuff is good. i got svt header and need a cat to make it work. thanks
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