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Old 07-15-2008, 04:50 PM
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Thinking about opening a diesel performance shop

Hey I was tossing the idea around with my wife about opening a diesel performance shop in the Edmond/Guthrie area. Selling chips and exhaust and Doing the installs. Also trailer repair, small trailers not tractor trailers. Whats yalls idea on this. Do yall think it would be a flop?
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Old 07-15-2008, 04:53 PM
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I would wait and see what fuel prices hold for the future people cant even sell diesels much less mod them out. my .02
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Old 07-15-2008, 04:55 PM
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yea but look at our trucks we are still modding and putting stacks on. its a tough call
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Old 07-15-2008, 05:05 PM
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I would wait and see what the economy does... You would have better luck and be a way more profitable business if you went into the battery sales... All these hybrids hafta break sooner or later
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Yea ford99psd but we are few and far between compared to other not so dedicated diesel owners.
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do your research bud... a lot of shops are closing down... check out your local competition if any.... their is a lot more to just opening a shop...i can def give you a lot of pointers if you want... PM me if your interested


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Old 07-16-2008, 04:21 AM
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It'd be an interesting time to start out for sure. I'd say wait until you see when things turn around a little. They're not near as bad as everybody makes them out to be.
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I would wait and see what fuel prices hold for the future people cant even sell diesels much less mod them out. my .02
I started my business in May of 01, my wife said it was not a good time either. What did she know.
In my opinion there is never a GOOD time to start a business, one can always find reasons not to. But with that said if you have some money to spend for the hard times I would strongly consider it. Remember customer service is all you have, so be the best you can be. Dealing with the public can sometimes try your patience but the rewards are great.
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its a great idea and I wouldnt wanna be the 1 to shoot it down. I would love to do something likemthat where I live b ut Im afraid that right now It would be an expense rather than a profitable idea right now.
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Old 07-16-2008, 06:47 AM
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Hey I was tossing the idea around with my wife about opening a diesel performance shop in the Edmond/Guthrie area. Selling chips and exhaust and Doing the installs. Also trailer repair, small trailers not tractor trailers. Whats yalls idea on this. Do yall think it would be a flop?
to my knowledge there is really no diesel performance shop around in OK, sounds like diesel performance is here to stay, but for those can afford to play have to pay.
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