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Sonny, Marco and the Downsouth Motorsports crew....

Discussion in 'Vendor Reviews' started by chris4x4, Apr 8, 2011.

  1. Apr 8, 2011 at 11:42 AM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 [OP] With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Staff Member

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    Created the BEST shock I have ever had on a Tacoma!

    MAJOR PROPS TO YOU GUYS!!!!



    A little back ground:

    A week ago, I blew my front shocks out while testing a set of Icon 2.5" rear resis. A quick call to DSM and talked to Sonny about what I wanted. Icon ext. 2.5" Co's, but the low speed dampening softened "a little bit". Sonny said "No problem, I think I know what you want". Now.....Its very hard to convey what someone wants over a phone, and not in person, so I was a little bit leary on what to expect. Sonny is a Pro and knows his shit, no doubt, but as mentioned, how can someone know EXACTLY what you want over a phone? Well.....My new CO's arived last night, and I installed them this morning. In the first 30 feet I KNEW they were EXACTLY what I wanted! I continued on, hit some bumps, small and large, and they are absolutly PERFECT! If anyone wants a set of shocks valved the "way you want", Downsouth Motorsports is the place to call! Any time you talk with one of them, the customer service is second to none! They never seem to busy to answer even what one may think is the stupidest question.

    Customer Service = A+
    Product knowledge = A+
    Quality of work = A+

    To Sonny, Marco and the DSM Crew, heres to you guys!! :proposetoast:
     
  2. Apr 8, 2011 at 11:44 AM
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    tacomaman06

    tacomaman06 Carolina Alliance: Lead, follow, or get the hell o Staff Member

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    Hell yeah!!! DSMS is friggin awesome! Sonny and Marco are awesome to deal with.
     
  3. Apr 8, 2011 at 11:45 AM
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    stevenstaco

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    good to know somewhere has good customer service:D
     
  4. Apr 8, 2011 at 11:47 AM
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    Fisheez

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    When my Fox 2.5's need a rebuild they will be going straight to DSMS.

    Btw when do front coilovers usually need to be rebuilt?
     
  5. Apr 8, 2011 at 12:14 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 [OP] With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Staff Member

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    If they start to leak, or feel bouncy, is a good indicator.
     
  6. Apr 8, 2011 at 12:23 PM
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    DeeKay21

    DeeKay21 Lieutenant Dan.

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    I havent talked to Sonny but I have talked to Marco over the phone and he was super nice and friendly!!;)
     
  7. Apr 8, 2011 at 12:27 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 [OP] With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Staff Member

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    YeP! Marco is Tops!
     
  8. Apr 8, 2011 at 3:41 PM
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    I just ordered some king coilovers and All i have to say is that there customer is top notch.

    Thank you DSM
     
  9. Apr 9, 2011 at 1:34 AM
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    4WD cRaZy oLdmAn

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    There shop is about 10 miles from me & though I've never done business with them ,alot of San Diego members go there & have heard nothing but good which puts them pretty much above the "other guys"..Props for DSMS !!

    (no need to name them, they know who they are )
     
  10. Apr 13, 2011 at 8:30 PM
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    glassman

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    Couldn't agree more. I've been asking relentless question after question to Marco, and he's been beyond helpful. Planning on ordering a set of King's and some UCAs from him soon.

    To be honest, after how nice and helpful he's been, even if I happened somehow to stumble upon a better-priced set of King's (unlikely, since they are very reasonably priced through them), I would have to say I'd go through DSM on sheer principle.

    Keep up the excellent work gentlemen. Everything I've read about you guys on tw is true.
     
  11. Apr 13, 2011 at 8:32 PM
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    sambojee

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    I ordered some 5100s from them and called them up when i had a question about the install and they knew what they were talking about and they were super nice, thanks guys! keep up the great work!
     
  12. Apr 13, 2011 at 9:12 PM
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    i spoke with marco a few weeks back and he was great! had good info and was patient with me. when i decide to get my lift, i will go through them and ask for marco. great customer service! keep it up!
     
  13. Apr 19, 2011 at 6:31 AM
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    jhodge83

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    wat?
    ordered my king coils from them to go on my walker evans shock bodies. they did some call time w/ walker to see what the originals were and came back with what i was looking for. top notch folks!
     
  14. Apr 19, 2011 at 6:37 AM
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    Hey Jamie, can you PM me the info on your new coils? I'm in the same boat and need coils bad. Just curious of all the details.
     
  15. Apr 19, 2011 at 6:38 AM
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    sure...PM coming
     
  16. Apr 19, 2011 at 6:40 AM
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    Cool thanks dude!
     
  17. Oct 9, 2011 at 9:26 AM
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    Yep.. great experience getting me the right parts! Good guys, full of answers!
     
  18. Nov 27, 2011 at 5:11 PM
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