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Ralph in Socal - Outstanding guy

Post by v-wiz » Tue Feb 09, 2016 8:44 pm

A few months back i started looking for a 5 speed swap kit, i came across Ralph and one other member which i wont share who it was. Long story short the other member just didn't come thru. I made the decision to go with Ralph and im so happy i did. Dealing with Ralph has been such a pleasant experience. The parts he deliver (yes thats right he delivered parts to my house twice) we in good working order, some parts he even gave two of them, just in case they i needed extra parts. There were parts he even loaned, free of cost.. If you need ANY BMW part, Ralph is the man you want to see....
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Well known reputable parts pimp :)

Post by GRNSHRK » Tue Feb 09, 2016 8:52 pm

Shit, I had to literally BEG him to let me send him money once :roll:

I think if you searched this forum, you would see this being said over and over =D>

BTW, nice friggin' flywheel :shock:
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Re: Well known reputable parts pimp :)

Post by v-wiz » Tue Feb 09, 2016 10:48 pm

GRNSHRK wrote:Shit, I had to literally BEG him to let me send him money once :roll:

I think if you searched this forum, you would see this being said over and over =D>

BTW, nice friggin' flywheel :shock:

I noticed, he is well praised around here, and rightfully so..

Before giving me the flywheel he had it re-surfaced, he didn't have to do it, but he did, which again goes to show the type of person he is..

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Re: Ralph in Socal - Outstanding guy

Post by Ralph in Socal » Wed Feb 10, 2016 12:32 am

Thanks gentlemen!! I strive to provide good parts and service (if necessary) whenever I am asked to. Sometimes all goes well other times your run into some nasty speedbumps. Hopefully I can continue to do it as I do actually enjoy this kind of work over any other. It's also great when the other party maintains patience and understanding throughout the whole process.

BTW - Yes, Vic received a nice, refreshed 16 lb unit. Notice the flywheel is stepped. Every M30 flywheel I know of has to have the step or the clutch will wear out (disc will still be good but slipping due to loss of plate pressure) sooner than normal.

I wonder if he likes his car better now?? It sure is pretty.


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Re: Ralph in Socal - Outstanding guy

Post by JCS » Wed Feb 10, 2016 5:02 pm

Hi Folks,

DITTO!

Ralph is a very reputable person, his help has been invaluable, to me.
Helping me with parts needed both for my m6's, and my booster repair business, as well!

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Re: Ralph in Socal - Outstanding guy

Post by baders » Wed Feb 10, 2016 11:02 pm

Being on the other side of the planet didn't stop Ralph from helping me !
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Post by ron » Thu Feb 11, 2016 10:17 am

baders wrote:Being on the other side of the planet didn't stop Ralph from helping me !
...or me! He just can't do enough to help.
They are ALWAYS rustier than you thought!!!!!!
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Re: Ralph in Socal - Outstanding guy

Post by Ralph in Socal » Sun Feb 14, 2016 7:03 am

Thanks to you gentlemen as well. Recognition is always appreciated.


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Post by v-wiz » Thu Feb 18, 2016 10:57 pm

Just got off the phone with Ralph, i think he's got some more goodies for me.. :D \:D/

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Post by v-wiz » Wed Mar 30, 2016 12:26 am

Thanks to Ralph i finally replaced my steering wheel. I love this wheel.
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Post by Ralph in Socal » Wed Mar 30, 2016 2:47 pm

Hey Vic. What's wrong with the horn button? I didn't test fit it so I had no idea there was a problem with it. Glad the wheel fit though.


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There is a very fine line between "Hobby" and Mental Illness.

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81 528i Kastanien 5-speed
88 528e Bronzit (Granpa Car)
86 535i Auto (For Sale)
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Re: Ralph in Socal - Outstanding guy

Post by v-wiz » Wed Apr 06, 2016 2:26 am

Nothing wrong with it Ralph, just probably not pushed in all the way. Thanks for noticing

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Re: Ralph in Socal - Outstanding guy

Post by v-wiz » Mon Sep 19, 2016 5:46 pm

Ralph delivers once again... What would i do without him???

ive been having intermitent starting issues, mostly at cold start, finally the car just stopped turning on. Long story short i replaced the dist cap, rotor, coil and the car still didnt fire up. Ralph kindly removed parts from his car and allowed me to test them on my car, in the end the ignition module was the culprit. Now my car is up and running. Thank you Ralph. =D>

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Post by TBM » Thu Nov 24, 2016 3:51 pm

Ralph recently lent me two upper control arms that I needed temporarily. A true gentleman in our community.
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Re: Ralph in Socal - Outstanding guy

Post by sansouci » Sat Apr 22, 2017 4:43 pm

+10 for Ralph
I needed to replace a swing arm for my 84 633 and he came through. Master packer, too. We used Greyhound Express to save a bundle. So sometime this summer, I can install new pitman arms and the car will be stable and straight..

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Re: Ralph in Socal - Outstanding guy

Post by v-wiz » Thu Jul 06, 2017 3:55 pm

Im glad this thread is still active with positive feedback :D

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Re: Ralph in Socal - Outstanding guy

Post by Ralph in Socal » Tue Jul 18, 2017 8:06 pm

Thanks Vic. I'm still around but not as often. Too much on my plate!!

Thanks also Ken. You patience was exceptional.

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There is a very fine line between "Hobby" and Mental Illness.

85 635csi Zinno Auto
84 528i Euro
83 635 Euro Arktik
81 528i Kastanien 5-speed
88 528e Bronzit (Granpa Car)
86 535i Auto (For Sale)
81 633 csi (retired)

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Re: Ralph in Socal - Outstanding guy

Post by masonjones » Tue Sep 12, 2017 6:07 pm

Ralph sent me some sport seat parts and was great to deal with. I'm finally (a year later) getting around to putting them on! Other things got in the way, you know how it goes, but wanted to post positive feedback.
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