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Tryin to open my own performance shop

Hey guys im startin to look it to opening my own Diesel Performance Shop and i was wonderin what you guys think should be sold in the store or what products you guys or gals are runnin on your trucks that you would recommend me selling to other people. Thanks

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i am selling derek a edge for his new truck! i think u need to contact like a big dealer so they stock ur store so u dont have to buy and sit on the products. so they buy everything and u sell and make a little profit

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alot of guys just drop ship..no real brick and morter shop..they take the orders and the parts are sent directly from the manufacturer's..the mfg's give them a price break so they stay competitive..the more they can sell the bigger the break..by doing this you have almost zero inventory...getting your foot in the door isn't very hard..get a business license and start small..if you install, that's where the money is..

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alot of guys just drop ship..no real brick and morter shop..they take the orders and the parts are sent directly from the manufacturer's..the mfg's give them a price break so they stay competitive..the more they can sell the bigger the break..by doing this you have almost zero inventory...getting your foot in the door isn't very hard..get a business license and start small..
thats the way u do it i totally agree then u can make money putting the parts on the trucks! but then u run in the law suit stuff if some one sues u. just think it all over....

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ya im startin small just to see if it will go over, which i no it will but would i get ahold of like edge for example for chips and then the same for my guages, intake,exhaust,chrome excesories,

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A guy that owns a tranns shop whats me to do it at his shop and he could help with rebuilt trannys and istalling anything plus he already has the shop + location so that would help out

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just get a cover for ur bed and just sell out the back of ur truck!

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No im gana do it right not sayin that a bad way to do it, but i want to have a store and a shop to install things for customers. Any advice Raul

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Most shops decorate the walls with a 4inch exhaust kit (id do stacks) intakes, tuners, gauges and posters. then they have a desk with 100 books and order and install what ever you want. as far as inventory I would keep one brand of gauges in stock a few tripal and double pillars for all the late model trucks and keep an afe intake on stock for each of the big three. other than that I would keep every thing special order.



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I would get a ton of knowledge before you start. Maybe get ahold of mike cleary for some classes. It's really not as easy as you think just bolting on Edge products and intakes.

Nearly every 4wd shop in town will do the exact same thing. You need a niche.

Not to mention search ebay and look at the prices of aftermarket parts to compete won't pay the bills.

If you want to know what it will take up and down PM me your number and we can talk.

I'm not trying to dicourage you in anyway, but anymore everycorner has shops doing the samething.

I would steal you some really good dealer techs and do reapair work on all of the big three. You have no idea how many people don't want to go to the dealership for repairs and add the aftermarket products to it. Sell Products nobody else does. Truely higher end then EDGE, Superchips, hyperteck and k&N.

Sometime my post on the subject is harsh but I have been in the same business for a long time and have lived and learned.
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