Xtreme Race Cars, Paterson, New Jersey

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  1. thjts

    thjts New Member

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    Does anyone know of this company and their reputation?
    I ordered a FC steering box from them in September, and when I contacted Carl Stevens Jr he gave me a story about the company who makes the steering box. Now he won't talk to me. I've been polite and patient, but now I think I've been too patient.
    Can anyone help?
    Thank you,
    Paul.
     
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  2. fastavenger 588

    fastavenger 588 New Member

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    i have not heard good things about them and i live in maryland they are not that far away i have heard of something like this happing before and it did not turn out so good:(
     
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  3. AFC357

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    I can tell you FC Steering boxes have become almost impossible to get! But, if they took your $$ and you can't get it back, thats a different story!?
     
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  4. Bob Meyer

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    After the passing of Ken Cox of SPE, there were many problems of manufacturing that were unfortunately in his head. All have now been resolved and product is being shipped. I have not checked, but have heard there was a substantial price increase due to onavoidable outsourcing.

    Bob
     
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    Yes you are correct on the price increase. Similar to the price to diesel! (OUCH) The cost of steel is going through the same thing right now, changing by the week, We are seeing $3.00/cwt EVERY week, its killing me:mad:
     
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  6. thjts

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    Are SPE the only manufacturers of FC steering boxes? I know Strange do them, and a couple of others as well, are they all SPE? Maybe there's a business opportunity here...
     
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    Xtreme

    I Bought Some Stuff From Them, Never Had A Problem
     
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    I'll be the first to admit I know nothing about the racks in a FC or Dragster chassis... But...

    http://www.flamingriver.com/index.c...ategory_ID=184/home_id=63/mode=cat/cat184.htm

    Flaming River will make custom racks. Maybe they could do something for you guys?
     
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  9. Bob Meyer

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    Strange sells the SPE, does not make them. (gave it a shot in the "70's and the heat treater ruined everything, so they pulled the plug).
    P&S aka TAK Machine, Downey, Ca. may still make the cast housing box, but I have not kept up on their stuff.
    Bob
     
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    Had a look, but nothing suitable :( Thank you.

    Finally managed to talk to Carl again. Claims the steering box is on back order with Strange. Rang JC at Strange, no sign of any back order. Managed to get Carl to call JC, but couldn't call JC myself to confirm it, yet. The saga continues...
     
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