Sean Dezart

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  1. Sorry - not clear - here is the last FRP price list I had.
  2. Hi Marcel. I realise that FB is far from perfect as a 'vitrine' and that my site is overdue - my fault, I'm awaiting the new batch with which to make updated photos (eg my old ones don't show the O2 sensors and I've new products coming) and I haven't perfected a big part of the text - I have a couple of articles on exhausts that explain everything to help people choose. That said, it'll never be an on-line shop - I want people to contact me before buying so as to ensure they get what they need - big isn't always best and there is no obligation to buy - happy to advise and spend a moment with another zedder. In the meantime, people can contact me via sites such as this, via FB messenger or simply direct via email : Thanks for your patience and understanding. Kind regards, Sean
  3. Hi. A little bit of news and an update of my prices. Unfortunately, with the way the € is performing against foreign currencies, I’ve had to readdress prices with an inevitable but modest (2.5-ish %) increase. As a good gesture, anyone with the intention to buy can do so now (against an August delivery) and pay using the previous prices ! I have some parts still in stock – the rest will be available from mid-August. Included now on the list are my new 280ZX parts and extra S30 rear silencer options. In 2018, I’m hoping to offer a choice of S30 downpipes and also an L28ET header and downpipe. Kind regards, Sean
  4. I consider that very correct of you to have mentioned it and of them to have listened and reacted. The fact that they mention "We have successfully fit every Fujitsubo exhaust on all 240Z or 280Z cars with an R200 diff installed." indicates that they were aware of the problem - no ?
  5. If I was them and being so big, I'd have someone respensable for export marketing who would take the time to check up once a year on retailer's listings - especially S30 ones in the USA unless they marginalise that market ? Anyway, so...we DO agree that Fujitsubo's foreign (export) market retailers are listing their products for cars upon which they won't fit whether those retailers be in the USA, Japan or the GB ? NISMO, as it is today, don't make anything for S30s and can't change their past - it ever it offends them later or appears on some Renault-based Dacia badged as a Datsun in Burma, I shall remove it, advice appreciated - as always. For the record, I have NEVER criticised Fujitsubo's S30 products and the better the competition gets, the more I'm pushed to excellence - best market forces at work.
  6. Just having a laugh which is more than you two are. Talking of other threads from other forums : Just another retailer, quoting a 240Z when the car in photo isn't, expecting to sell JDM-specific model products into the UK S30 market.....will they be warning customers about fitting issues ?
  7. I read this : S30 HS30 : L20, L24 GS30 : L20 And I agree with both of you that the importer/retailer has the most important responsability in averting clients the very fact of these being exported, Fujitsubo must be aware that they risk being fitted on export models - do you accept that point ? It is on that point only that I reproche them for not including a disclaimer/caveat in the exported boxes stating that these are not designed to fit upon export models. This would protect the end customers who could then return them to the retailers, reinforced by Fujitsubo ! Big or small company - THAT is called customer relations and I'd be surprised if you don't believe in that and simply 'caveat emptor'. Alan, you're sticking up for common sense and fair play ! Fair play to me means looking after the clients who buy the products and keep the company turning, common sense is avoiding said clients complaining publicly that their products don't fit - see my first paragraph re kits exported - either Fujitsubo have turned a blind eye (I hope not) or they've not become aware yet that foreign retailers are misleading Fujitsubo clients ! Big or small company...there have been many after-market headers produced, Trust and Kameari look to be copies too so no, as a 'one-man pig-farmer' in rural France, I really think I have less risk than those closer to home in the mother-land and mine are called : Headers : Full-Race Race-Sport Street-Sport Exhaust lines : 2x seater and the 'spawn of the devil' 2+2 Mufflers : Classic Street/Track-day JDM* *this last you and I discussed and agreed that it was a more suitable name than 'Z432' as indeed resembled (except from the inlet side) the part which was optional in the S30 JDM and not confinded solely to the S20 powered cars. From July I shall also be supplying an S130 complete header and line - I guess I'm speculating Jason. Lastly, this is a forum where ANYONE can discuss about anything and everything Z-related - I won't be taking your (tongue in cheek again ?) advice to shut up. I have stated in a recent previous post that Fujitsubo make a great kit - I'm not and never have maligned their products - you have a fine line between nit-picking and all out war.....let's avoid the Guns of August and go back to plaing nicely together - we're all agreed here except on one which you both ignore - Fujitsuno knowingly exports their S30 kits to retailers knowingly selling them to owners of cars for which they weren't designed to fit upon........and both of you appear to accept that as normal business practice - I don't so burn me as THE heretic-messenger ! Have a nice Easter weekend.
  8. Please share the link with us Jason - cards on the table here :-)
  9. You're folding up Alan - you ought to know me better - I won't be brow-beaten....and don't make this personal between me and Fujitsubo....I'm not attacking them, I merely commented that they ought to make sure that their products are not improperly advertised. The USA is a big market and one where people litigate easily - they must be happy to allow Whitehead the exclusive distribution and so could easily check up upon 1x dealer ! I speculate here but it smacks of happy to sell at distance and damned be the consumer who falls for the blurb !
  10. It was a Japanese langauge article. It refers to S30s but shows an S31 and I don't see any relevance to UK or USA Zs where in those countries, one must exclude 280Zs, 260Zs and any 240Z with an R200 diff. I maintain that if Fujitsubo (as they obviously do) allow export sales, these should be accompanied with at best a disclaimer stating that these are not designed for anything other than JDM cars and in any case not those with R200 diffs ! Is that too complicated and too much to ask ? Now, if Alan digs down and discovers that they do have such a caveat, the fault is 100% on the retailers but not for heaven's sake the consumer who trusts an official importer of Fujitsubo's kits ! (note 260Z/280Z) ! Application: 1970-1973 Datsun 240Z 1974-1974.5 Datsun 260Z 1975-1978 Datsun 280Z Note to early 260Z owners: This exhaust system will fit early (small bumper) 260Z cars and some minor adjustment/alteration of vehicle exhaust hangers may be necessary for a perfect fit.Note to late 260Z & 280Z owners: This exhaust system will fit late 260Z (big bumper) and 280Z cars with some alteration/modification of vehicle exhaust hangers. Because of the large extended bumpers on these cars, the exhaust tips will sit approximately 6” recessed from the rear bumper. With any 260Z or 280Z converted to 240Z bumpers or bumper integrated bodykits the exhaust tip extension will be correct. NOT the customer's fault !
  11. Distributor schmistributor. As I said before, better to talk to the organ grinder than his monkey. The Whitehouse Performance sales literature is wrong, not Fujitsubo. I consider it rather harsh Alan that you put down any buyer because they believed what was written in the sales literature in their country and when they checked up with a reputable Japanese-based retailer also. When you bought your Audi, did you ring up the German factory to confirm certain details like (sic) the emissions levels or just assume that what was stated was good enough to pass Britain's (not European ) MOT levels ? Be real.
  12. Here we go - like a red rag to a bull time...I did not mean to inflate your whoopee cusion - my inference of 'important' meant the early S30 market and obviously, but I'll spell it out, early JDM S30s which didn't have R200 diffs as standard.....except that they are ignoring aftermarket* conversions but then you might advise us better if the R200 is a popular conversion in Japan or not ? It was not my intention to infer that Fujitsubo were revising their system for another market/model - they have simply raised it to improve ground clearance (belatedly) as mentioned in one of my recent previous posts. Any company selling a performance after-market part might expect a buyer to have improved other aspects - do we assume that Fujitsubo have never considered that early cars might have swapped diffs ?
  13. Already had them and all sorted thanks - I listen to my customers, look after them and take on board any and all constructive criticism - normal, correct business practice and the only way to improve and move forwards.
  14. Don't shout ! You keep flitting between late export models and early, original Zs to suit your ''re on your own in a corner shadow-boxing because I for one am convinced but we were talking about a 280Z and the owner's fitting issues following a purchase from a known retailer and having had advice from another in Japan to the effect that the Fujitsubo system would fit ok when you're clearly stating it was never designed to nor the car to accept one. I think we've all agreed upon that so save your dental bills but go easy on the Easter chocky bunnies. People have been fitting R200s in early S30s since the late seventies - Fujitsubo have, after 40years revised their product, using a late JDM model with only 1x U and state : It is especially seen in the cars that appeared after the latter half of the 1960s, and from that time it has rarely been named as a base car for customization. Hakosuka, Dalmacelica, Savanna RX - 3 and the generation not born at that time may have heard about the name. Among them, it is proud of its popularity and it is famous "Fairlady Z" that famous cars that are treated differently not only in Japan but also overseas including the United States of America. The S30 type fair lady Z appeared in 1969, so you can buy a muffler for a car almost 50 years ago as a new product now. What made such a feat is the biggest muffler world "FUJITSUBO (barnacle)". I think that it is no longer necessary to explain FUJITSUBO any more, but it is a long-established store that was established in sports mufflers when S30 Fairlady Z was active. Because there is a manufacturer who knows back then there is a sense of security. And the biggest point of attention this time is that both the muffler and the exhaust manifold are regarded as "lowdown correspondence model". In line with the lowdown style which shows the excitement in recent years, it ensures the road clearance securely by laying down the floor uniformly from the exhaust manifold to the muffler. Compared with the conventional model, it achieves a height rise of about 30 mm. In addition to changing the position of the flange and the shape of the silencer on the front side, the biggest point is to increase the load clearance by about 30 mm compared with the conventional model by reducing the space between the body and the muffler. In addition, *the whole is divided into three parts, and it is possible to correspond widely to the difference in mounting position caused by individual differences of the vehicle. 3cm rise and NO mention of fitting around an R200 diff - that is a shame when they were revising it so (nearly) thoroughly. *This last point is bullshit as the seperate parts are fitted together via fixed flat flanges - no margin for any adjustment !