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PostPosted: Sun May 29, 2016 1:01 am    Post subject: Re: What do you think about Airkewld? [email protected] Reply with quote

Here's some info on mass and rotating weight.
http://www.w8ji.com/rotating_mass_acceleration.htm

It kind of defines the difference in philosophy between driving our cars and posing (bling, bags, etc). I drive a patina car that is static dropped and handles well. At speed.

Form should always follow function.

Perhaps you could sell me a complete set of 4 and I could do additional machining to lighten them and make the offsets work for a ghia! Now THAT would be kewl!

I could even change the widths cuz of the steel rim!

Send me a set and I'll put em on. Seriously.
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PostPosted: Sun May 29, 2016 1:15 pm    Post subject: Re: What do you think about Airkewld? [email protected] Reply with quote

bluedot wrote:
Here's some info on mass and rotating weight.
http://www.w8ji.com/rotating_mass_acceleration.htm

It kind of defines the difference in philosophy between driving our cars and posing (bling, bags, etc). I drive a patina car that is static dropped and handles well. At speed.

Form should always follow function.

Perhaps you could sell me a complete set of 4 and I could do additional machining to lighten them and make the offsets work for a ghia! Now THAT would be kewl!

I could even change the widths cuz of the steel rim!

Send me a set and I'll put em on. Seriously.


I did not ask to learn something I already know about.

You have three ways people look at wheels.

They hold the tires on and get me from point A to point b.
They are light and help me get down the track as quick and light as possible, along with holding the tires on.
Then like most, they are an esthetic. Like lipstick, a nice watch or a slammin pair of chucks.

Smoothies are made as an esthetic and down claim to be anything more.

You even reviewing the wheels online on our website.

***** Perfect look, excellent workmanship!
August 11, 2014
Reviewer: Ri from Oregon Coast

It was really hard to find the right wheels for our 62 Ghia Convertible. A patina ride - in old school style, everything else in 17" had too much bling or too many cars with them. Love the look - a combination of retro and plus sizing. Really well constructed - machining and finishing is beautiful. Pete hooked us up.

http://www.airkewld.com/5-Lug-Smoothie-17-Inch-Wheel-p/9001.htm
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PostPosted: Sun May 29, 2016 1:56 pm    Post subject: Re: What do you think about Airkewld? [email protected] Reply with quote

As I said, I thought they were cool until you never sent the 4th wheel. I was excited! See, poor customer service makes your products lose their lustre as they sit in the garage unable to be installed.

You do a lot of cleanup work on the web Pete. Fact remains, you never provided the 4th, and strung me along for a month.

BUT! You did take them back, and that was appreciated. I would appreciate my review removed from your website, as it didn't reflect the finished project.

Have a nice memorial holiday.
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PostPosted: Sun May 29, 2016 4:18 pm    Post subject: Re: What do you think about Airkewld? [email protected] Reply with quote

bluedot wrote:
As I said, I thought they were cool until you never sent the 4th wheel. I was excited! See, poor customer service makes your products lose their lustre as they sit in the garage unable to be installed.

You do a lot of cleanup work on the web Pete. Fact remains, you never provided the 4th, and strung me along for a month.

BUT! You did take them back, and that was appreciated. I would appreciate my review removed from your website, as it didn't reflect the finished project.

Have a nice memorial holiday.


Things happen. Some understand, others do not. You had deadlines, I understand. I do no such thing as web clean up. I manage everything to ensure everyone sees both sides, not just the clients.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 19, 2016 7:23 am    Post subject: Re: What do you think about Airkewld? [email protected] Reply with quote

Airkewld wrote:
Transparency is the only way Airkewld and its team does business.


You have an interesting definition of 'transparent':

1. Anonymously posting replies for 7 posts.
2. Referring to yourself/Pete in the 3rd person on post 8 then admitting, on post 19, that you/Pete were the one posting.
3. Offering a refund on a public thread then putting questionable conditions on that return in private email.

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=633909

The only thing 'transparent' about your company is that you focus on the people sending you money and ignore those who have a problem unless they post it in a public thread - where you (incorrectly) defend your company and alienate your 'former' customer by making them 'the problem'. You make public commitments that, in private, you have zero intent of honoring without a condition that benefits your company - not realizing how much damage it could do to future orders.

You know how to silence an unhappy customer? Take your product back, no special conditions, refund the money quickly.

Am I looking to start this all over again? No.

Airkewld's inability to take responsibility for their errors should not be reflected on the customer.

That's my feedback on Airkewld.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 19, 2016 10:36 am    Post subject: Re: What do you think about Airkewld? [email protected] Reply with quote

ataraxia wrote:
Airkewld wrote:
Transparency is the only way Airkewld and its team does business.


You have an interesting definition of 'transparent':

1. Anonymously posting replies for 7 posts.
2. Referring to yourself/Pete in the 3rd person on post 8 then admitting, on post 19, that you/Pete were the one posting.
3. Offering a refund on a public thread then putting questionable conditions on that return in private email.

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=633909

The only thing 'transparent' about your company is that you focus on the people sending you money and ignore those who have a problem unless they post it in a public thread - where you (incorrectly) defend your company and alienate your 'former' customer by making them 'the problem'. You make public commitments that, in private, you have zero intent of honoring without a condition that benefits your company - not realizing how much damage it could do to future orders.

You know how to silence an unhappy customer? Take your product back, no special conditions, refund the money quickly.

Am I looking to start this all over again? No.

Airkewld's inability to take responsibility for their errors should not be reflected on the customer.

That's my feedback on Airkewld.


You have a pretty unique situation with your transaction. But I learned from your post. Because of you, I have to detail things better. You have helped me better my process, thank you.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 20, 2016 4:30 pm    Post subject: Re: What do you think about Airkewld? [email protected] Reply with quote

I took advantage of Airkewld's ad in search of ball-joint beam parts. I sent an inquiry which the response was a link to a form to be completed. I completed the form and received a UPS shipper label inside 24 hours. I packed everything and had the parcel on its way.

I followed up with an e-mail about a week later inquiring about payment. The customer service rep informed me all parts are batched and sent for stripping and inspection for serviceability. Once they knew which parts were acceptable for the Core Parts Program, I would receive notification of payment.

Today, I received a Paypal payment from Airkewld along with a follow-up from Pete which explained one part was bad.

I have no complaints, and this was a great way to offload excess parts.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 21, 2016 1:38 pm    Post subject: Re: What do you think about Airkewld? [email protected] Reply with quote

Gary wrote:
I took advantage of Airkewld's ad in search of ball-joint beam parts. I sent an inquiry which the response was a link to a form to be completed. I completed the form and received a UPS shipper label inside 24 hours. I packed everything and had the parcel on its way.

I followed up with an e-mail about a week later inquiring about payment. The customer service rep informed me all parts are batched and sent for stripping and inspection for serviceability. Once they knew which parts were acceptable for the Core Parts Program, I would receive notification of payment.

Today, I received a Paypal payment from Airkewld along with a follow-up from Pete which explained one part was bad.

I have no complaints, and this was a great way to offload excess parts.


I appreciate your feedback, thanks!
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2016 11:59 am    Post subject: Re: What do you think about Airkewld? [email protected] Reply with quote

Had a good experience. Installed a 3" narrowed adjustable link pin with drop spindles that customer had. Had an issue with the brake line clearing the tie rod nut. Talked to their tech a few times and ended up having them make up a banjo type line. Yeah, cost a little extra, but their support was great and they resolved my issue.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2016 3:17 pm    Post subject: Re: What do you think about Airkewld? [email protected] Reply with quote

andk5591 wrote:
Had a good experience. Installed a 3" narrowed adjustable link pin with drop spindles that customer had. Had an issue with the brake line clearing the tie rod nut. Talked to their tech a few times and ended up having them make up a banjo type line. Yeah, cost a little extra, but their support was great and they resolved my issue.


Thanks for the feedback Andy.

For anyone that has done business with us in the last 3 years, please also leave a review on our site here http://www.airkewld.com/myaccount_myreviews.asp We only get better with feedback, thanks everyone!
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 02, 2017 7:58 am    Post subject: Re: What do you think about Airkewld? [email protected] Reply with quote

Pete inquired about a tool I had for sale. He knew what he was looking for and followed payment instructions to a T. The transaction was very smooth and he was clear in his communication, excellent follow-through. Recomended buyer.
Thanks Pete!
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 04, 2019 4:50 pm    Post subject: Re: What do you think about Airkewld? [email protected] Reply with quote

I was approached by the owner/buyer about my pile of front ends/parts , wanting to buy in mass. There was no mention in the 1/2 dozen e-mails about not paying until they "evaluated" my parts. Poor communication, amazed anyone responds to this program. No sale , no harm done.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 04, 2019 6:23 pm    Post subject: Re: What do you think about Airkewld? [email protected] Reply with quote

Manfred58sc wrote:
I was approached by the owner/buyer about my pile of front ends/parts , wanting to buy in mass. There was no mention in the 1/2 dozen e-mails about not paying until they "evaluated" my parts. Poor communication, amazed anyone responds to this program. No sale , no harm done.


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TheSamba.com Ad - Various Bug,Bus,T-3 Beams/parts
Business/Core Parts
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Airkewld <[email protected]>
Wed, Aug 21, 2:11 PM
to crabcovelmr, thesamba

A visitor to TheSamba.com has replied to your ad for:
Various Bug,Bus,T-3 Beams/parts Price: ask
at: http://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=2195156
and sent the following message:
*********************************************

Contact: Airkewld - [email protected]

Can you give me an estimate on on home many bug beams you have? Would you be willing to put them on a pallet so that they can be picked up?


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Manfred Bereuter <[email protected]>
Wed, Aug 21, 3:37 PM
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Hi there, I have a lot and am stuck in the shop till the weekend ( this pile is in my outer yard). I could pallatize and shrink wrap a load as long as the driver could pick it up with an on-board Fork Lift and does not require a loading dock. I have a mess of pitman arms and OG tierod ends as well. I'm winding down parts of my shop due to age.

More soon.

Thanks Manfred


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Airkewld <[email protected]>
Wed, Aug 21, 7:11 PM
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I can have it picked up with a lift gate and pallet jack service, no problem.


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Manfred Bereuter <[email protected]>
Aug 25, 2019, 3:52 PM
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OK, I looked at the pile and it will take me awhile to process this. Many Of my beams are not the best, so parting them out makes the most sense. That way I can stuff parts into flat rate boxes. Its fucking hot right now, I'm old, so this will be something that happens in a few weeks when I'm able to do it.

More later

Thanks Manfred


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Airkewld <[email protected]>
Aug 26, 2019, 5:52 AM
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We do not need to worry about flat rate boxes. Shipping rates are perfect for me to pick them up from you by pallet or by box. I always need these, so when you are able, I appreciate you help us make this happen.


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Nov 3, 2019, 9:57 PM (20 hours ago)
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Ok I'm getting close to being able to tackle my pile, I have one Split Bus spindle in good shape. I'll accept your price offering and ship it to you. That can get our relationship started.

Paypal is [email protected]

Thanks Manfred


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Airkewld <[email protected]>
8:30 AM (9 hours ago)
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Thanks for the email Manfred, we have a process that works great for us, hope it makes better sense for both of us. https://www.airkewld.com/Core-Parts-Program-s/2366.htm

To summarize, we do not offer paying for the items before chemically stripping them due to a high amount of bad parts. But in the event they don't work for us, we gladly send them back cleaned should you want to fix them and offer them to someone else.

If this works, we are happy to move forward.


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8:34 AM (9 hours ago)
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No way-pay first- then you get the part. I've been in the VW scene for 40 years and have 5 pages of samba feedback.


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8:35 AM (9 hours ago)
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Appreciate your time and effort Manfred. Have an amazing week.


Manfred, I was expecting a palletized shipment of parts for hundreds, if not thousands of dollars. You surprised me with only offering one spindle to get our relationship started. My core program works for most, my apologies if it doesn't work for you. For reference, 3 dozen or more friends on the samba use this service and it works great for transparency and weeds out the bad parts that need to be cleaned and checked. Adam Kotke, Bryan Wilson send me pallets of parts that I pay in advance. Small parts, we go through the program. And if our friend wants the bad parts back, we ship it on our dime. So we are invested in this 100% and it seemed to be a great program. Once again, sorry for the subpar communication we have provided you.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 06, 2019 6:46 pm    Post subject: Re: What do you think about Airkewld? [email protected] Reply with quote

Well, I'm happy! Airkewld took my money and saved me a lot of time. They built a custom front beam for my Mini-T buggy and it looks nice. A powder coat finish for the major parts and their touches with fastener and paint detail really add up to a clean look. I've grabbed the spindles, moving the steering and suspension up and down, and it feels nice -- tight and smooth.

As received:
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If I had a minor suggestion it would be that they should remove the stop arm from the Pitman arm on kingpin front ends, similar to the way they remove the lower control arm shock mount on shockless front ends. It won't show on my buggy, but on a fenderless Bug or buggy it would. One nice touch is that they include the stops on the beam for stock steering box clamp. I may have to modify the clamp for my unusual buggy, but I appreciate that they include them.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 02, 2020 7:38 pm    Post subject: Re: What do you think about Airkewld? [email protected] Reply with quote

I have purchased several components from Airkewld and I couldn't be happier. One of my best friends is a machinist for a large and well-known company. He looked at my Bad Series brakes and commented on there quality and craftsmanship. Unlike other aftermarket parts that I have purchased from other companies... everything fit correctly. Pete is very friendly on the phone and I appreciate that he seems willing to talk to customers. I also purchased a 4" narrowed beam from Airkewld and it is top notch!!! Next time I build another aircooled VW I will be purchasing my suspension and brake parts from Pete. Thanks!!!
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