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Title: FM Group Buy center
Post by: Keith on January 16, 2009, 12:15:24 AM
If you want to put together a group buy for an FM product, we're introducing the new Group Buy center. It takes all the hassles out of administering the buy, and opens it up to anyone and not just a small group - making it more likely you'll reach the number of people you need!

To be honest, we've avoided group buys in the past because they can be a problem to deal with. Not anymore, here's how it works:

1. We'll announce a group buy on a certain product. The announcement will include the discount, the number of people we need to make it work and a deadline. You can keep track of the current group buys on our website.

2. If you want to join in, then you can either order the part through the website or give us a call. We'll take your payment information, but we won't charge your card. The website will be kept up to date with the number of people who are currently signed up so you can see how close we are to getting the minimum number.

3. At the end date of the buy, one of two things will happen.
* If we have the minimum number of orders, we'll charge your card and ship the parts.
* If we do not have the minimum number of orders, we'll give you the option of buying the part at the regular price or canceling the order.

Let us know if there's a certain product you'd like to see.
http://www.flyinmiata.com/groupbuy/


Title: Re: FM Group Buy center
Post by: schmoo on January 16, 2009, 12:28:07 AM
Great idea Keith. I can't imagine how this won't take off for you guys.

-frame rails
-MSM spark plugs
-MSM ignition wires


Title: Re: FM Group Buy center
Post by: VagaXt on January 16, 2009, 12:37:22 AM
Group buys on AFCOs anytime soon?  :P  I want them so bad now!!


Title: Re: FM Group Buy center
Post by: Woofster on January 16, 2009, 01:15:15 AM
This sounds like a perfect opportunity for a group buy on the Hydra and injectors!  I'm in the market right now!  Anybody else?  :mrgreen:


Title: Re: FM Group Buy center
Post by: schmoo on January 16, 2009, 01:48:09 AM
Hydras and injectors should be part of the "Annual Make Your MSM Fly Group Buy" that runs Feb - March, I think.


Title: Re: FM Group Buy center
Post by: MSMemt on January 16, 2009, 01:57:49 AM
Awesome idea  :mrgreen:


Title: Re: FM Group Buy center
Post by: lude22 on January 16, 2009, 04:36:31 PM
Hydras and injectors should be part of the "Annual Make Your MSM Fly Group Buy" that runs Feb - March, I think.
+1


Title: Re: FM Group Buy center
Post by: MiataMan on January 16, 2009, 05:06:05 PM
Hydras and injectors should be part of the "Annual Make Your MSM Fly Group Buy" that runs Feb - March, I think.
+1
+2


Title: Re: FM Group Buy center
Post by: Woofster on January 16, 2009, 06:00:44 PM
Hydras and injectors should be part of the "Annual Make Your MSM Fly Group Buy" that runs Feb - March, I think.
+1
+2

I have contacted FM with the proposal.  How many people here would be interested if a price break was offered (I may be jumping the gun a bit but showing enthusiasm for an idea can never hurt!)?  :)


Title: Re: FM Group Buy center
Post by: NastyNate on January 16, 2009, 08:28:07 PM
Hydras and injectors should be part of the "Annual Make Your MSM Fly Group Buy" that runs Feb - March, I think.
+1
+2
+3


Title: Re: FM Group Buy center
Post by: schmoo on January 16, 2009, 08:30:05 PM
The reason I proposed annual was because I don't think I'd do it until next spring, but yeah, I'm interested.


Title: Re: FM Group Buy center
Post by: Verwah on January 25, 2009, 04:39:38 PM
Hydras and injectors should be part of the "Annual Make Your MSM Fly Group Buy" that runs Feb - March, I think.
+1
+2
+3
+4

I am trying to decide if I want the 'Big Enchilada' or not. It's hard to determine if the best way to go is to buy the package straight up, or if its worth the wait to get everything individually on the group buy events. All I have right now is the basic intake. If I get the Hydra and injectors, I am going to need the throttle body inlet and DP and Exhaust and intercooler. Oh boy, this might get complicated.


Title: Re: FM Group Buy center
Post by: mikethemachinist on January 25, 2009, 08:39:54 PM
Keith, don't know if this is the proper venue for discussing pricing, but what price could you offer on a group buy for your midpipe/exhaust combo that normally goes for $599?


Title: Re: FM Group Buy center
Post by: Keith on January 26, 2009, 03:49:52 PM
I'd prefer not to turn this thread into a list of the potential price for every product we sell :) Send an email with suggested group buy products and we'll see what has the biggest interest.


Title: Re: FM Group Buy center
Post by: Woofster on January 26, 2009, 05:23:46 PM
Would everyone that is considering a Hydra please send an email to FM asking that it be put on the group buy list.  If they dropped the price a bit it would stimulate my economic recovery.  You could mention the 550 injectors too (since I'll want them at the same time!).  I'm not kidding!  I really want you to act!   :mrgreen:


Title: Re: FM Group Buy center
Post by: Verwah on January 26, 2009, 05:59:23 PM
I just sent an email to Keith requesting my name on the list for the Hydra + 550s and the down pipe, midpipe, and exhaust.  :mrgreen:


Title: Re: FM Group Buy center
Post by: Woofster on January 26, 2009, 06:54:26 PM
I just sent an email to Keith requesting my name on the list for the Hydra + 550s and the down pipe, midpipe, and exhaust.  :mrgreen:

Thanks for being an action kinda person (and someone with lots of disposable income!)!   :mrgreen:


Title: Re: FM Group Buy center
Post by: Verwah on January 26, 2009, 07:22:53 PM
I just sent an email to Keith requesting my name on the list for the Hydra + 550s and the down pipe, midpipe, and exhaust.  :mrgreen:

Thanks for being an action kinda person (and someone with lots of disposable income!)!   :mrgreen:

You bet. I do hope I have a bit of time before I have to pay up though. I have the money, I would be nice to have a cushion once all that is paid for. I'm sure I just vouched for like 2500 bucks worth of stuff. Oh boy. Whatever. I should add the TB inlet and a good recirculation valve to that too actually. I am desperate to fix my car so It will make at least some boost. I have a pretty bad case of 'OEM' parts. It leaks more boost than it ingests and when it does make it, it cuts violently. Yuck. Am I going about this right?


Title: Re: FM Group Buy center
Post by: Woofster on January 26, 2009, 07:30:29 PM
I just sent an email to Keith requesting my name on the list for the Hydra + 550s and the down pipe, midpipe, and exhaust.  :mrgreen:

Thanks for being an action kinda person (and someone with lots of disposable income!)!   :mrgreen:

You bet. I do hope I have a bit of time before I have to pay up though. I have the money, I would be nice to have a cushion once all that is paid for. I'm sure I just vouched for like 2500 bucks worth of stuff. Oh boy. Whatever. I should add the TB inlet and a good recirculation valve to that too actually. I am desperate to fix my car so It will make at least some boost. I have a pretty bad case of 'OEM' parts. It leaks more boost than it ingests and when it does make it, it cuts violently. Yuck. Am I going about this right?

Closer to $3,100 at the retail prices!  You do need to get rid of that leak and drop the boost on the MBC below cutoff (cause that's annoying when it happens!).  Why didn't you get the complete intake kit (it's cheaper that way!)? 


Title: Re: FM Group Buy center
Post by: schmoo on January 26, 2009, 07:32:59 PM
I just sent an email to Keith requesting my name on the list for the Hydra + 550s and the down pipe, midpipe, and exhaust.  :mrgreen:

Thanks for being an action kinda person (and someone with lots of disposable income!)!   :mrgreen:

You bet. I do hope I have a bit of time before I have to pay up though. I have the money, I would be nice to have a cushion once all that is paid for. I'm sure I just vouched for like 2500 bucks worth of stuff. Oh boy. Whatever. I should add the TB inlet and a good recirculation valve to that too actually. I am desperate to fix my car so It will make at least some boost. I have a pretty bad case of 'OEM' parts. It leaks more boost than it ingests and when it does make it, it cuts violently. Yuck. Am I going about this right?

Closer to $3,100 at the retail prices!  You do need to get rid of that leak and drop the boost on the MBC below cutoff (cause that's annoying when it happens!).  Why didn't you get the complete intake kit (it's cheaper that way!)? 

Verwah, get the Big Enchilada and you'll save more -- do the math.


Title: Re: FM Group Buy center
Post by: Verwah on January 26, 2009, 08:16:10 PM
woofster, I would have gotten the fulll kit, but the one I have came with the car. I just had to install it.

schmoo: Dang. I know you're right. I don't have quite that much to spend though. I guess I should re-think this idea. It seems no single mod right now is worth not waiting to get the biggest savings on the 'Big Enchilada'


Title: Re: FM Group Buy center
Post by: overkill on January 26, 2009, 08:43:43 PM
Put me down as interested in the full intake kit and the full exhaust (down, mid, muffler), all contingent on what the prices will be.  I'll email Keith separately.


Title: Re: FM Group Buy center
Post by: nightowl on January 27, 2009, 07:09:16 AM
I am interested in full exhaust as well ( down, mid, muffler), however I would think from FM's point of view they would be looking at promoting parts that are slower moving in group buy.  Therefore I would think we would have more luck requesting group buys like suggested on Hydra, due to general high cost.

I also think FM intercooler would be good in group by as I see many in this site use ebay intercooler due i think primarily to cost of FM.  I would rather buy FM intercooler if price was better.
I'll email Keith with my want list separately.


Title: Re: FM Group Buy center
Post by: Bentwrench on January 28, 2009, 03:23:36 PM
I would also think that items that cover more years and models of miatas would be more likely to actually happen.  Hydra would be a good one...


Title: Re: FM Group Buy center
Post by: scotty b on January 29, 2009, 03:26:30 AM
What about the new FM level 1 clutch with a 13.5lb flywheel for a group buy?


Title: Re: FM Group Buy center
Post by: mikethemachinist on January 30, 2009, 06:01:52 PM
^your wish has partially been granted.

WHAT'S NEXT FM?   thumup


Title: Re: FM Group Buy center
Post by: SJK on January 30, 2009, 11:24:33 PM
I'm down for a Hydra and injectors...


Title: Re: FM Group Buy center
Post by: Keith on January 31, 2009, 01:20:19 AM
Whaddya mean, "partially"? The price of a Happy Meal dropped by up to $150 and we're offering to pay up to $25 of the shipping cost!


Title: Re: FM Group Buy center
Post by: mikethemachinist on January 31, 2009, 01:22:00 AM
well he asked for a flywheel too, hey i'm not complaining, just go ahead and put that exhaust up  thumup


Title: Re: FM Group Buy center
Post by: SilverMiataRacer on January 31, 2009, 01:23:55 AM
The Happy Meal has the flywheel in it.


Title: Re: FM Group Buy center
Post by: mikethemachinist on January 31, 2009, 01:29:35 AM
<-------should read more often   

(http://images1.fanpop.com/images/image_uploads/embarrassed-smiley-lemon-demon-1237129_200_200.jpg)


Title: Re: FM Group Buy center
Post by: LovMyMSM on January 31, 2009, 12:34:49 PM
1) Diff. Mounts
2) Motor Mounts.
3) Chassis Stiffening (from arms, butterfly brace, cannon brace.)
4) MSD Wires.

Those would be my .02 seeing how the Hydra and other higher ended priced items may be a while before the GB is actually available.


Title: Re: FM Group Buy center
Post by: SilverMiataRacer on January 31, 2009, 12:51:11 PM
Guys, this was Keith's request about how to do this

I'd prefer not to turn this thread into a list of the potential price for every product we sell :) Send an email with suggested group buy products and we'll see what has the biggest interest.

Listing all your wants here isn't going to make it happen.  Listing things that FM doesn't sell isn't going to make it happen either.


Title: Re: FM Group Buy center
Post by: scotty b on January 31, 2009, 08:07:21 PM
Whaddya mean, "partially"? The price of a Happy Meal dropped by up to $150 and we're offering to pay up to $25 of the shipping cost!

OK, I see that it now has the level 1.  I will be adding myself to the GB (didn't see that before) on Tuesday.


Title: Re: FM Group Buy center
Post by: LovMyMSM on February 02, 2009, 04:55:20 PM
Guys, this was Keith's request about how to do this

I'd prefer not to turn this thread into a list of the potential price for every product we sell :) Send an email with suggested group buy products and we'll see what has the biggest interest.

Listing all your wants here isn't going to make it happen.  Listing things that FM doesn't sell isn't going to make it happen either.

Whoops...my mistake :(


Title: Re: FM Group Buy center
Post by: mikethemachinist on February 07, 2009, 04:18:57 AM
All you whiners better put your money where your mouth is, the hydra went up on the group buy!


Title: Re: FM Group Buy center
Post by: Woofster on February 07, 2009, 07:12:06 PM
I'll be calling this week (and including the 550 injectors.)!  :smitten:


Title: Re: FM Group Buy center
Post by: schmoo on February 08, 2009, 04:04:20 PM
20 people might be tough, but fingers crossed! Success this year will mean a greater chance of a repeat next year when I'll be closer to being ready to pull the trigger.

Although I don't like the "not to be repeated" line.


Title: Re: FM Group Buy center
Post by: Keith on February 09, 2009, 05:14:24 PM
That was a poorly chosen phrase on the part of the person who put up the notice. It's gone now.

We worked with Hydra to put this particular group buy together. The minimum was their suggestion, and we do need a good level of participation to make this one work. So spread the word!


Title: Re: FM Group Buy center
Post by: Verwah on February 11, 2009, 11:43:35 AM
I have got my mind made up. When my bank account hits my designated safety number, I will order the 'Big Enchilada'. I'm not quite there yet, and I just bought another gun, so give me about one month, or two months maximum and I will be in. This means I will be included in the Hydra group buy if Keith has yet to fill all twenty seats by then.


Title: Re: FM Group Buy center
Post by: SilverMiataRacer on February 11, 2009, 11:48:41 AM
so give me about one month, or two months maximum and I will be in. This means I will be included in the Hydra group buy if Keith has yet to fill all twenty seats by then.

Not if you wait 1 or 2 months to do it

Ends Mar 2 (19 days left)


Title: Re: FM Group Buy center
Post by: Verwah on February 11, 2009, 12:00:28 PM
Shoot. Wouldn't it be better timing to bring this deal out during the spring months when everyone living in wintery states are prepping the cars for the driving season?


Title: Re: FM Group Buy center
Post by: SilverMiataRacer on February 11, 2009, 12:06:17 PM
I'm sure it was based on:

1.  A bunch of you guys asking for it

2.  The deal they were able to strike with Nemesis

I'm sure it was not based on your weather.


Title: Re: FM Group Buy center
Post by: schmoo on February 11, 2009, 01:50:00 PM
I have got my mind made up. When my bank account hits my designated safety number, I will order the 'Big Enchilada'. I'm not quite there yet, and I just bought another gun, so give me about one month, or two months maximum and I will be in. This means I will be included in the Hydra group buy if Keith has yet to fill all twenty seats by then.

Sorry to sound all Canadian and NRA-insensitive, but just taking the gun back? How many does one need?

FM Enchilada-equipped MSM >>>> supplementary firearms, no? :)


Title: Re: FM Group Buy center
Post by: Verwah on February 11, 2009, 02:19:34 PM
Sorry, OT:

 I just got a .22LR Sig Mosquito. it was only $379 with a threaded barrel in case I want to dish out another $600+  for a suppressor in the future. But I got it so I could shoot for cheap. Last November I got a Colt 1911 .45, and that ammunition is very expensive. The Colt alone was almost $900. If I wanted to focus on automotive sports as a only hobby, I could afford the Enchilada right now. With all the expended ammo I have used and all sales taxes and everything, My firearms hobby has costed me approximately 2000 dollars since August of last year. Ouch. Liquidation of assets is a possibility. Anyone want a flawlessly maintained 1991 Govt model 1911?


Title: Re: FM Group Buy center
Post by: Verwah on February 14, 2009, 08:32:13 AM
I'm all drunk; I just ordered a Hydra. I don't regret it.


Title: Re: FM Group Buy center
Post by: Woofster on February 14, 2009, 05:28:23 PM
I'm all drunk; I just ordered a Hydra. I don't regret it.

Try to sober up for the install! 8)


Title: Re: FM Group Buy center
Post by: scotty b on February 14, 2009, 08:05:10 PM
Boo-yah, the clutch group buy went through!  I'm all excited now...


Title: Re: FM Group Buy center
Post by: Verwah on February 16, 2009, 03:54:15 AM
I'm all drunk; I just ordered a Hydra. I don't regret it.

Try to sober up for the install! 8)

Won't need too. Something tells me that I don't have the resources/knowledge to install it and tune it. I might have to have a shop do it. It all depends of how well the default tune will be with my pretty much stock car. I'm going to have the injectors put in when the Hydra goes in anyway...


Title: Re: FM Group Buy center
Post by: Verwah on February 16, 2009, 08:36:13 PM
It's official. I'm in at FM.com


Title: Re: FM Group Buy center
Post by: SilverMiataRacer on February 16, 2009, 08:52:47 PM
It's official. I'm in at FM.com

Your buying something from that site??   :shockeyes:

I hope you meant http://www.flyinmiata.com/


Title: Re: FM Group Buy center
Post by: Woofster on February 16, 2009, 09:18:10 PM
It's official. I'm in at FM.com

Your buying something from that site??   :shockeyes:

I hope you meant http://www.flyinmiata.com/

Let's not quibble about where this or that was ordered from!  Only another 16 committed buyers left to go for that all important price break.  I'm thinking about putting a notification on Craig's List and on the bulletin board at my local Trader Joe's!  :)


Title: Re: FM Group Buy center
Post by: Verwah on February 17, 2009, 12:25:14 AM
It's official. I'm in at FM.com

Your buying something from that site??   :shockeyes:

I hope you meant http://www.flyinmiata.com/

Turns out www.fm.com has a great deal on the Hydra Nemesis too!


flyinmiata.com is indeed what I meant.  ::)


Not a bad idea Woofster. I might be able to find some non-miata drivers who would want one. They would have to deal with the initial miata tune, but it's hard to argue the value of the unit.


Title: Re: FM Group Buy center
Post by: Verwah on March 03, 2009, 11:25:44 AM
No Hydra for us... :'(


Title: Re: FM Group Buy center
Post by: QQQQ on March 03, 2009, 11:55:39 AM
Hmm. I signed up for the Hydra group buy,but my name never was listed or added to the total.


Title: Re: FM Group Buy center
Post by: Woofster on March 03, 2009, 04:51:09 PM
Hmm. I signed up for the Hydra group buy,but my name never was listed or added to the total.

This sounds like a clear case of fraud to subvert the stimulation of the economy (how many others didn't get included?)!  I want a recount!  :roll:


Title: Re: FM Group Buy center
Post by: QQQQ on March 03, 2009, 05:52:49 PM
I dunno...of course I did wait till the last day to go for it. Oh well...what's a few more dollars.

I went for the whole FM2 upgrade;turbo and Hydra :mrgreen:  If I am gonna run this puppy this year,it has to be at least as fast as my...Focus! ;D


Title: Re: FM Group Buy center
Post by: Woofster on March 03, 2009, 06:24:39 PM
I dunno...of course I did wait till the last day to go for it. Oh well...what's a few more dollars.

I went for the whole FM2 upgrade;turbo and Hydra :mrgreen:  If I am gonna run this puppy this year,it has to be at least as fast as my...Focus! ;D

Glad you're picking up the slack (on the economy) for the rest of us!  If you feel the urge to stimulate anything else feel free to PM me for my Paypal account!  :)


Title: Re: FM Group Buy center
Post by: MiataMan on March 03, 2009, 07:15:52 PM
I went for the whole FM2 upgrade;turbo and Hydra :mrgreen:  

 :bannana: :drrol: :drrol: :drrol:


Title: Re: FM Group Buy center
Post by: schmoo on March 04, 2009, 02:48:28 AM
Woofster, Are you getting the Hydra regardless?


Title: Re: FM Group Buy center
Post by: Verwah on March 04, 2009, 04:34:39 AM
did anyone accept FM's offer of free shipping?


Title: Re: FM Group Buy center
Post by: QQQQ on March 04, 2009, 12:01:10 PM
They offered you free shipping?


Title: Re: FM Group Buy center
Post by: Verwah on March 04, 2009, 12:52:27 PM
They offered you free shipping?

If you were on the list, expect a call from Keith. He called me last night and explained that the group buy did not go through, but if we still wanted the unit, he would waive the shipping cost.


Title: Re: FM Group Buy center
Post by: QQQQ on March 04, 2009, 03:15:37 PM
Hmm. I got squat. I emailed to see if they would extend me the free shipping.After all,my order is over $5k..hey,that puts me in the Power club,right? All future purchases for a year are 5% off,I think..?


Title: Re: FM Group Buy center
Post by: Keith on March 04, 2009, 03:34:58 PM
Keith did not call anyone last night, he was off yesterday :)

QQQQ, email me and let me know what your given name is, I'll look into this. If you signed up for the group buy, you'll get treated the same way everyone else is. And yes, a $5000 order puts you in the Power Club.


Title: Re: FM Group Buy center
Post by: QQQQ on March 04, 2009, 03:49:56 PM
I committed to the group buy on Monday,the last day...but nevertheless,I was down for it. Given name is Mark Stellato. Jim B. looks like the person handling the order.


Title: Re: FM Group Buy center
Post by: Verwah on March 04, 2009, 03:54:55 PM
Keith did not call anyone last night, he was off yesterday :)

QQQQ, email me and let me know what your given name is, I'll look into this. If you signed up for the group buy, you'll get treated the same way everyone else is. And yes, a $5000 order puts you in the Power Club.

My mistake. I just checked the message again, and it clearly states Jeremy as the caller.


Title: Re: FM Group Buy center
Post by: Verwah on March 04, 2009, 04:33:06 PM
I'm not going to get it this time around.. Instead, I'm going to wait about two more months and then get the full 'Enchilada' package. Whoohoo! I finally found a tuner in the area that has had experience tuning the Hydra. It was a Subaru Impreza, but  the guy was confident he could tune my mazda. I had to ask Yahoo! Answers to find the shop. It worked like a charm. I'm going to Beyond Redline in Green Bay, WI. It's only about forty miles from my home. Not bad for living in the middle of nowhere.


Title: Re: FM Group Buy center
Post by: mikethemachinist on April 20, 2009, 04:33:27 PM
May I throw a vote for downpipes into the hat for consideration on the next group buy to go up on the list  thumup


Title: Re: FM Group Buy center
Post by: Keith on April 20, 2009, 04:34:53 PM
Is there interest in a downpipe buy? Chime in and let me know.

The boss is on vacation this week, so I won't be able to get one started until the 27th at the earliest.


Title: Re: FM Group Buy center
Post by: overkill on April 25, 2009, 04:39:42 AM
Is there interest in a downpipe buy? Chime in and let me know.

Consider this one vote of interest  thumup


Title: Re: FM Group Buy center
Post by: SilverMiataRacer on April 25, 2009, 12:33:41 PM
Is there interest in a downpipe buy? Chime in and let me know.

Consider this one vote of interest  thumup

Like this

http://www.flyinmiata.com/groupbuy/index.php



Title: Re: FM Group Buy center
Post by: duffman692002 on May 26, 2009, 09:41:55 PM
So we got their DP on group buy, now who'd like the rest of the system? I know I do, what about you! :lol:

Emailed Keith about it and if we can generate the interest, he can make the group buy.


Title: Re: FM Group Buy center
Post by: The_Guff on June 15, 2009, 03:20:51 PM
I think the Frog Arms or Cannon Rear Subframe Brace should be in the next group buy!


Title: Re: FM Group Buy center
Post by: overkill on June 15, 2009, 03:35:51 PM
So we got their DP on group buy, now who'd like the rest of the system? I know I do, what about you! :lol:

Emailed Keith about it and if we can generate the interest, he can make the group buy.

I'm still interested in the cat-back system.  As well as the full intake.


Title: Re: FM Group Buy center
Post by: bossman4 on June 16, 2009, 01:01:26 AM
Frog arms would be nice...


Title: Re: FM Group Buy center
Post by: MiataMan on August 14, 2009, 05:57:47 PM
No group buy on Hard dog Rollbars?  ^-^


Title: Re: FM Group Buy center
Post by: Verwah on August 14, 2009, 06:11:17 PM
No group buy on Hard dog Rollbars?  ^-^

doubtful. I assume the fact that most of us want different styles of roll bars that they could not justify a linear price. If we all agreed (and I mean like 20+) on one style of bar, there may be a possibility.


Title: Re: FM Group Buy center
Post by: Keith on August 14, 2009, 06:19:58 PM
Actually, there's just not much margin on the Hard Dog bars. The best way to save money on those is via consolidated shipping - if we can ship multiple bars (even if they're different types) to a single address, the cost of shipping per bar drops. The Atlanta club has taken advantage of this.


Title: Re: FM Group Buy center
Post by: MiataMan on August 14, 2009, 07:40:40 PM
The Hydra group buy will not happen again or?
The dollar has become cheaper for me :mrgreen:


Title: Re: FM Group Buy center
Post by: Verwah on August 14, 2009, 07:59:11 PM
if we can ship multiple bars to a single address, the cost of shipping per bar drops. The Atlanta club has taken advantage of this.

Well, in that case, I am willing to travel to the Milwaukee/Chicago area to pick up. In doing this I would need a truck to transport. That means like 50 bucks in gasoline. If we could get 100 bucks off the bar, it might be worth it.

or we could drop to idea of the RB GB, (sorry!) and focus on something more beneficial.


Title: Re: FM Group Buy center
Post by: Keith on August 14, 2009, 08:00:01 PM
The Hydra buy didn't go through. We worked with Hydra to get that price, but there wasn't enough interest. We may approach them again in the future, but at the moment we're looking at a couple of other options instead.

Verwah, shipping on a Hard Dog rollbar is $75. No matter how many bars we manage to pack on a pallet, we can't drop the shipping costs by $100 :)


Title: Re: FM Group Buy center
Post by: Verwah on August 14, 2009, 08:08:37 PM
Right on Keith. I am sure we have been through this before. The Hydra GB bummed me out, as I was in on it. I can wait for that though. I still need to contact you about the package upgrades. If you can get a GB together for any included component in either the 'Big E', or the FMII, then we are in business.....again..


Title: Re: FM Group Buy center
Post by: Verwah on August 31, 2009, 05:36:36 PM
Is anyone here interested in the latest FM group buy?  FM BIG BRAKE KIT. For those who are turning fast laps and need stopping powa!


Title: Re: FM Group Buy center
Post by: QQQQ on September 01, 2009, 02:17:48 AM
^I'd do it, but they have ZERO signed up the last time I looked.


Title: Re: FM Group Buy center
Post by: Keith on September 01, 2009, 02:36:43 PM
Then why not sign up and be number 1? That's how it works :) If we don't get enough people, you haven't committed.


Title: Re: FM Group Buy center
Post by: QQQQ on September 01, 2009, 03:27:14 PM
Thanks,Keith.Working on it!


Title: Re: FM Group Buy center
Post by: MiataMan on November 18, 2009, 09:25:47 PM
Group buys on AFCOs anytime soon?  :P  I want them so bad now!!
+1

Is it possible?


Title: Re: FM Group Buy center
Post by: Verwah on November 18, 2009, 09:37:32 PM
Sorry, but I doubt AFCOs will. I am willing to bet the margin on those is razor thin, like the roll bars discussed earlier.  

Is there something else MSM related brewing over there at FM though?  :)


Title: Re: FM Group Buy center
Post by: Woofster on November 18, 2009, 09:42:54 PM
I'm sad the group buy on the Hydra didn't draw enough attention.  :'(   Maybe one day in the near future?  :)


Title: Re: FM Group Buy center
Post by: Keith on November 18, 2009, 09:57:00 PM
AFCOs aren't going to happen. There's simply not enough margin available. Besides, they're already a pretty good deal.


Title: Re: FM Group Buy center
Post by: Verwah on November 18, 2009, 10:03:03 PM
Woofster, If the Hydra goes back up next spring, I am in with you.

Actually, if anything related significantly to the FMII goes up, I am in.


Title: Re: FM Group Buy center
Post by: Verwah on February 11, 2010, 01:29:53 PM
Holy Moses. I hope whoever is in charge of shipping out group buy items has some help when the e-code lighting conversion GB ends.  :shock:


Title: Re: FM Group Buy center
Post by: Verwah on February 11, 2010, 01:34:16 PM
Woofster, If the Hydra goes back up next spring, I am in with you.

Actually, if anything related significantly to the FMII goes up, I am in.

sigh. If I hadn't backed my moving van into a Bimmer last month during my move, I would be on that list. Unfortunatley, I did, and I was uninsured for it. So out of pocket goes almost exactly the cost of a Hydra to repair a vehicle that is not mine.. :(


Title: Re: FM Group Buy center
Post by: LeoC on February 11, 2010, 04:42:59 PM
FM Clutch?


Title: Re: FM Group Buy center
Post by: Verwah on March 19, 2010, 06:21:04 PM
http://www.flyinmiata.com/groupbuy/index.php

Lucky you! The FM intake GB passed already! Get ready to make more power fellas!  thumup drivingss


Title: Re: FM Group Buy center
Post by: mikethemachinist on March 19, 2010, 08:55:21 PM
You guys just spent 500 bucks to get a brand new car  :mrgreen:


Title: Re: FM Group Buy center
Post by: The_Guff on April 07, 2010, 01:27:41 PM
V-MAXX coilovers!


Title: Re: FM Group Buy center
Post by: The_Guff on April 12, 2010, 02:13:09 PM
V-MAXX coilovers!

We should get a group buy going for these while they're still in pre-production, that way when they're ready to ship, the group buy is done and had time to accrue interest.


Title: Re: FM Group Buy center Intake Kit
Post by: peicomputerguy on April 20, 2010, 08:46:10 PM
Still no word on a shipping date for the Full MSM Intake group buy that ended last month. Emails to Flyin' give an auto response that the Spring rush is on.

Any updated info Keith?


Title: Re: FM Group Buy center
Post by: Keith on April 20, 2010, 09:59:20 PM
Please, be a little bit patient. As reported in the other thread, some of the parts we need were shipped to us on Monday. Well, they're coming from California and it takes three business days for them to arrive. That means they'll get here Thursday.

Also, please contact us directly. Not everyone ordered the same thing, and we fulfill orders in a first-come, first-serve fashion. So the answer to "when will my stuff ship?" is going to be different for different people.

We don't charge your credit card until we ship parts, so nobody is more motivated than we are to complete these sales.


Title: Re: FM Group Buy center
Post by: Verwah on August 10, 2010, 01:35:25 PM
Keith's post from Club Roadster. I'm in on it, and I want you to be too. My frame rails are mangled from improper jacking methods. This will be a nice piece to fix them up good.

Okay guys, here are the details: $15 off the frame rails and $30 off the butterfly brace, if we can get 20 orders together. Sorry, no package with the Frog Arms at this time.

Posting "I'm in!" on the forum will not make you part of the group buy!. We'll keep track of all the orders through our own site. If you want to be part of the group buy, you have to order the parts through our website or call us. We won't charge your card unless the buy goes through. If it doesn't go through, you'll have the choice of canceling the order or sticking with the full retail price.

FM group buy center (https://www.flyinmiata.com/groupbuy/index.php)
How it works

The buy will close on August 31st, which gives everyone lots of time to pass the word around. Sorry, we won't be able to honor the price after that point.


Title: Re: FM Group Buy center
Post by: Kenn on September 04, 2010, 08:25:31 AM
Patiently waiting for a Hydra GB.


Title: Re: FM Group Buy center
Post by: SilverMiataRacer on September 04, 2010, 11:08:19 AM
Patiently waiting for a Hydra GB.

Been more than one.  They usually didn't go well.  Everybody wants a Hydra until it comes time to come up with the money, then the stories start.


Title: Re: FM Group Buy center
Post by: Keith on September 07, 2010, 03:43:20 PM
We've done two. One didn't go through, the second one did - barely. We don't have any plans for another at the moment, but I can talk to Hydra.


Title: Re: FM Group Buy center
Post by: TheProdigy on September 08, 2010, 05:19:18 PM
We've done two. One didn't go through, the second one did - barely. We don't have any plans for another at the moment, but I can talk to Hydra.

Idk if theres anyone like me on the forum that is in college so they kinda live paycheck to paycheck. I've always wanted a hydra but I need like a superrr heads up so I can start socking away the money :buck2:


Title: Re: FM Group Buy center
Post by: Verwah on September 08, 2010, 05:23:38 PM
I've been trying to afford a Hydra for over a year now. I keep insisting that I will have one soon, and that sentiment ramains intact. I'm looking at a spring time FMII install. I think this revised date is pretty accurate compared to previous attempts. Its been an expensive year to live for me.  :shock: So if we could get a Hydra group buy some time in March, that sould be super.


Title: Re: FM Group Buy center
Post by: Keith on September 08, 2010, 06:00:41 PM
We've done two. One didn't go through, the second one did - barely. We don't have any plans for another at the moment, but I can talk to Hydra.

Idk if theres anyone like me on the forum that is in college so they kinda live paycheck to paycheck. I've always wanted a hydra but I need like a superrr heads up so I can start socking away the money :buck2:

Try this: sock away the money so you can take advantage of a group buy the next time one rolls around.

I'm talking to Hydra about the possibility of another. It won't be in the spring, but sooner.


Title: Re: FM Group Buy center
Post by: Verwah on September 08, 2010, 06:07:11 PM
Try this: sock away the money so you can take advantage of a group buy the next time one rolls around.

I'm talking to Hydra about the possibility of another. It won't be in the spring, but sooner.

heads-up affirmed. The socking of the money is already underway.


Title: Re: FM Group Buy center
Post by: schmoo on September 08, 2010, 06:23:57 PM
Keith,

In your discussions with Hydra, could you also raise the possibility of a group-buy on the 2.7 upgrades? I'm interested in the version of the 2.7 that will have a native CAN protocol connection.

Thanks.


Title: Re: FM Group Buy center
Post by: Keith on September 08, 2010, 08:56:27 PM
That's not going to happen until 2.7 is available, and it's difficult to say at this point when that will be or what the cost of the upgrades will be.

Looks like we'll have another Hydra one up and running shortly, I just have to finish a couple of other things up first.


Title: Re: FM Group Buy center
Post by: Keith on September 08, 2010, 11:17:40 PM
Hydra group buy! It's the same deal as last time - $100 off if we get 10 people, and a free upgrade to 2.7 when it comes out. We're giving this one until the end of the month because we know it takes a bit of time for the socking. We could probably also arrange a layaway plan if required.

http://www.flyinmiata.com/groupbuy/index.php


Title: Re: FM Group Buy center
Post by: lude22 on September 09, 2010, 03:01:39 AM
Keith what do you mean layaway plan -I live in CDN and it's tough to justify spending a couple fo grand on a car that going into storage. Lump sum payments are very noticeable 2-3 small ones not as much.


Title: Re: FM Group Buy center
Post by: schmoo on September 09, 2010, 01:19:01 PM
Keith what do you mean layaway plan -I live in CDN and it's tough to justify spending a couple fo grand on a car that going into storage. Lump sum payments are very noticeable 2-3 small ones not as much.

I live in Ottawa. It's a chunk of change for sure, but the car is sooo much improved... I have zero regrets. Check my mod list.

If FM will let you space it out over the winter... all the better.


Title: Re: FM Group Buy center
Post by: Verwah on September 09, 2010, 01:22:54 PM
I emailed Keith yesterday asking about the intentions of the payment plan. I got an out of office notification in reply.


Title: Re: FM Group Buy center
Post by: schmoo on September 09, 2010, 01:25:40 PM
That's not going to happen until 2.7 is available, and it's difficult to say at this point when that will be or what the cost of the upgrades will be.


Understood, but when info does become avail, I'm hoping FM will explore some sort of deal for us 2.6 owners.


Title: Re: FM Group Buy center
Post by: Keith on September 09, 2010, 02:00:40 PM
Well, 2.7 really should be called 3.0. There are hardware changes as well as software changes. The fact that Hydra is willing to offer the free upgrade to this group of 2.6 customers is pretty amazing. There's also going to be a huge amount of support on our end, which is a cost not many people take into account.

In other words, that upgrade will probably be priced appropriately for all involved and I wouldn't get your hopes up for a special discount. When you think about it, the upgrades are already a special price - they're cheaper than selling a used 2.6 and buying a new 2.7!

A layaway plan is simply a series of payments. You can pay in several installments, and when you've paid the full amount we ship the parts. Simple. There's no required payment schedule, you just don't get anything until it's all paid for. I'd have to confirm this with Bill, but I think we could probably lock in the group buy price if you committed and made the first payment.

I will be offline for the next few days, I have to go to Denver for a track day. So please be patient if you have more questions, I'll take care of them when I get back.


Title: Re: FM Group Buy center
Post by: schmoo on September 09, 2010, 03:45:33 PM
In other words, that upgrade will probably be priced appropriately for all involved and I wouldn't get your hopes up for a special discount. When you think about it, the upgrades are already a special price - they're cheaper than selling a used 2.6 and buying a new 2.7!

Cool.


Title: Re: FM Group Buy center
Post by: lude22 on September 09, 2010, 10:42:34 PM
love that idea let us know what the final decision is thumup


Title: Re: FM Group Buy center
Post by: Kenn on September 10, 2010, 08:55:25 AM
OMG layaway?


Title: Re: FM Group Buy center
Post by: Keith on September 13, 2010, 03:36:30 PM
We've always done layaway. I'll get the details and post them in a new thread.


Title: Re: FM Group Buy center
Post by: Keith on September 13, 2010, 07:18:33 PM
http://www.mazda-speed.com/forum2/index.php/topic,21802.0.html

Let's keep discussion of the layaway options in that thread and the group buys in this one, to make it easier for people to find the information they need. And yes, buying a part on layaway will lock in the price.


Title: Re: FM Group Buy center
Post by: The_Guff on October 21, 2010, 05:02:52 AM
Cannon rear subframe brace or frog arms!


Title: Re: FM Group Buy center
Post by: mr_hyde on October 21, 2010, 05:13:33 AM
Naaaa, our rear ends are tight enough.  :roll:  My vote is for the radiator/shroud combination!  :mrgreen:
-h


Title: Re: FM Group Buy center
Post by: Keith on October 21, 2010, 02:57:48 PM
We have one on springs coming up next week.


Title: Re: FM Group Buy center
Post by: InFeXIoN on December 06, 2010, 05:40:53 AM
is there going to be one on the intakes or dps soon??


Title: Re: FM Group Buy center
Post by: Keith on December 06, 2010, 05:50:55 AM
I don't think we'll ever see one on the downpipes. Our manufacturer priced those awfully close to his cost, and we passed the savings along to the Miata community. Basically, nobody has much room to move. Intakes are a possibility, but there's nothing planned at this time.


Title: Re: Re: FM Group Buy center
Post by: InFeXIoN on December 06, 2010, 08:51:19 AM
Damn. I was really hoping their would be a group buy soon on something really good, but I haven't seen one yet..

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Title: Re: FM Group Buy center
Post by: SilverMiataRacer on December 06, 2010, 11:19:45 AM
Any chance exhausts will go on sale soon??  Wife hates the one I have now.


Title: Re: FM Group Buy center
Post by: dvdreith on December 06, 2010, 04:18:07 PM
Turbo kits! Turbo kits! Turbo kits! ..... Please! I'm looking at Buying one.
We spoke about the best options for me to pursue, and then my motor went, I have had some issues with raising the money for the build (due to vacation expenses). So any type of savings is good.. If a turbo kit GB is set up and successful (though is tough) then ill jump on the kit before the motor... Other wise ill settle for the build first!...
Which reminds me does the built motor grant me a member of the power club??


Title: Re: FM Group Buy center
Post by: MiataMike94 on December 06, 2010, 05:59:36 PM
Any possibility of a group buy on the V-Maxx's?


Title: Re: FM Group Buy center
Post by: SilverMiataRacer on December 06, 2010, 09:03:30 PM
Any possibility of a group buy on the V-Maxx's?

Since the website says they are on B.O. I doubt that it's likely to happen.

We are currently back-ordered on both the 90-97 and 99-05 kits and it looks like a very long back-order, as in no more this year.


Title: Re: FM Group Buy center
Post by: MiataMike94 on December 06, 2010, 09:27:05 PM
Yeah, no rush. I wouldn't be doing the install until late spring/summer anyway.


Title: Re: FM Group Buy center
Post by: demonsnake on December 07, 2010, 01:01:52 AM
Which reminds me does the built motor grant me a member of the power club??

From Flyin' MIata website: If you spend $5,000 in parts and labor with us on a single order, you become a member of The Power Club for a year. This will give you a 5% discount off the regular price on any hardware Flyin' Miata sells


Title: Re: FM Group Buy center
Post by: Keith on December 07, 2010, 07:34:42 PM
There's some stuff we simply can't do group buys on, either due to agreements with the manufacturers or due to the fact that they're already pretty aggressively priced. The V-Maxx, very likely not as we simply can't keep them in stock and they're already a killer deal. MSM exhausts, maybe. We do keep records of what group buys work and what don't.

Big items like the turbo kits don't do as well. Every time we have a Hydra group buy, that covers the turbo kits as well (other than the no-electronics kits as well as the FM II conversion for the MSM). The Hydra buys have gone through once and failed twice. But I'll talk to Bill and see if there are any MSM-specific items we can put up on the new year.

Who's an FM fan on Facebook? We announced a sale for turbo kits there over the Thanksgiving weekend, only for our Facebook friends...


Title: Re: FM Group Buy center
Post by: TadGhostal on December 07, 2010, 08:27:35 PM
Any chance the frame rails make another appearance in the spring?  Missed out last time because I was worried about SCCA classing, I've since decided I'd rather have a better car, I'm not a competitive driver anyway.


Title: Re: FM Group Buy center
Post by: 2004 msm on February 15, 2011, 12:25:13 PM
I don't think we'll ever see one on the downpipes. Our manufacturer priced those awfully close to his cost, and we passed the savings along to the Miata community. Basically, nobody has much room to move. Intakes are a possibility, but there's nothing planned at this time.
i need an intake, my injen is not cutting it....??????


Title: Re: FM Group Buy center
Post by: asearle74 on February 18, 2011, 10:53:08 PM
Anyone else interested in the 01-05 Brake Upgrade Kit?
http://flyinmiata.com/index.php?deptid=4539&parentid=0&stocknumber=14-19005 (http://flyinmiata.com/index.php?deptid=4539&parentid=0&stocknumber=14-19005)
If there is enough interest maybe FM would be willing to add it to a group buy.


Title: Re: FM Group Buy center
Post by: Keith on February 19, 2011, 01:12:16 AM
Not a good time for brake kits, unfortunately. We're in the middle of a (messy) supplier change.


Title: Re: FM Group Buy center
Post by: SilverMiataRacer on February 19, 2011, 01:17:57 AM
Any chance on exhausts?


Title: Re: FM Group Buy center
Post by: rincon on February 19, 2011, 01:46:40 AM
Keith,

I just purchased and installed your upgrade kit 2 days ago, anything I should consider?  Before the purchase I was assured by FM sales that there were no issues at all but your comment made me think twice about reliability since thats what your office had mentioned.  My car is almost totally dedicated to track time (not auto-x).  thanks in advance. 

Dave


Title: Re: FM Group Buy center
Post by: Keith on February 20, 2011, 01:22:38 AM
Our brake upgrade? There's no concern about the reliability of the parts. None. If there was, we wouldn't sell them.

Concerns about a consistent and timely supply, that's something else.


Title: Re: FM Group Buy center
Post by: garrett23rd on March 16, 2011, 02:23:27 AM
Intake & exhaust


Title: Re: FM Group Buy center
Post by: toy 4 every season on March 16, 2011, 04:13:44 AM
Intake & exhaust
+1 more so for the intake and DP


Title: Re: FM Group Buy center
Post by: dvdreith on April 13, 2011, 12:31:03 PM
Im getting one on friday!
http://www.flyinmiata.com/groupbuy/index.php (http://www.flyinmiata.com/groupbuy/index.php)


Title: Re: FM Group Buy center
Post by: HELLIONMX5 on July 02, 2011, 05:09:20 AM
After the july 8th deadline for the current group buy. Can you make a group buy for the downpipe? please!


Also I think you should try out making planned out schedule of GBs. Like to give us a heads up on whats the next one coming up and so on and so forth...

for example july 1st - july 8th gb on hitch
july 9th- 18th GB on Downpipe
19-28 GB on radiators
etc etc etc.

just another option. that way we can be ready to buy it once it comes up. or maybe seeing an intrest at least :)


Title: Re: FM Group Buy center
Post by: schmoo on July 02, 2011, 11:58:26 PM
Im getting one on friday!
http://www.flyinmiata.com/groupbuy/index.php (http://www.flyinmiata.com/groupbuy/index.php)


Is this for the MSM? It won't fit.


Title: Re: FM Group Buy center
Post by: scotty b on July 03, 2011, 04:15:01 AM
Im getting one on friday!
http://www.flyinmiata.com/groupbuy/index.php (http://www.flyinmiata.com/groupbuy/index.php)


Is this for the MSM? It won't fit.

Probably won't fit, but he posted that waaayyy back in April, when the GB was something that probably would fit an MSM.


Title: Re: FM Group Buy center
Post by: Keith on July 05, 2011, 08:46:44 PM
After the july 8th deadline for the current group buy. Can you make a group buy for the downpipe? please!


Also I think you should try out making planned out schedule of GBs. Like to give us a heads up on whats the next one coming up and so on and so forth...

for example july 1st - july 8th gb on hitch
july 9th- 18th GB on Downpipe
19-28 GB on radiators
etc etc etc.

just another option. that way we can be ready to buy it once it comes up. or maybe seeing an intrest at least :)

Not a bad suggestion. Just keep in mind that not all products are really eligible for group buys. Contrary to popular belief, our margins are not massive on all our parts and that also applies to our suppliers.

Back in April was probably the group buy on the NB hitch.


Title: Re: FM Group Buy center
Post by: blackadder on July 07, 2011, 06:42:15 PM
Hi Keith,

I'd love to see some MSM specific GB as well.
FM I/C and FM DP will probably be the next improvements.

Regards from Germany
Rolf


Title: Re: FM Group Buy center
Post by: Keith on July 08, 2011, 04:22:56 PM
Yes, every request I get for a group buy is for a product that the customer is just about to buy. It's an odd coincidence  :)


Title: Re: FM Group Buy center
Post by: scotty b on July 08, 2011, 08:37:15 PM
Yes, every request I get for a group buy is for a product that the customer is just about to buy. It's an odd coincidence  :)

Who doesn't like saving money?  Hell, he would probably pay full price if shipping (to Germany) was free!


Title: Re: FM Group Buy center
Post by: blackadder on July 08, 2011, 11:57:26 PM
Shipping to Europe really is expensive, especially for big things. Maybe some groundshipping options could help rather than always using standard UPS. 

Rolf


Title: Re: FM Group Buy center
Post by: scotty b on July 09, 2011, 12:53:52 AM
Shipping to Europe really is expensive, especially for big things. Maybe some groundshipping options could help rather than always using standard UPS. 

Rolf

Too late to do it now, but it might have been easier if you had ordered the parts before you had it shipped, and just had the boxes put inside for the ride.  More complicated too, though.


Title: Re: FM Group Buy center
Post by: Keith on July 09, 2011, 04:46:42 PM
With regards to overseas shipping - we do look at multiple options when giving quotes. We will not ship a product without a way to track it, though, and that's usually not possible with surface methods. Some of our overseas customers will use freight consolidators which will drop the cost considerably, but there have also been situations where all or part of a shipment has just vanished. It's a big world, that's a hard thing to get around.


Title: Re: FM Group Buy center
Post by: blackadder on July 09, 2011, 09:03:34 PM
Scotty,

IF I would have bought directly from the USofA that would be more than true, but in my case the car had a salvage title and was shipped to europe, subsequently repaired and I bought it. The repair job was alright, but done w/ standard EU parts. Unfortunately this also means that there's no black headlights (easily to fix w/ an oven) and the front lip spoiler is missing (hint, hint, still need one in titanium !!!!  ;-)). Although I'm not complaining, I knew what I was doing.  After all its one of maybe five registered MSMs in Germany  ;-)

@ Keith:
I know you need int'l parcels to be trackable. Wasn't aware that that is not available w/ ground shipping.

Rolf


Too late to do it now, but it might have been easier if you had ordered the parts before you had it shipped, and just had the boxes put inside for the ride.  More complicated too, though.


Title: Re: FM Group Buy center
Post by: TadGhostal on July 29, 2011, 05:48:55 PM
Set of frame rails will be headed my way soon.  Thanks!


Title: Re: FM Group Buy center
Post by: duke02 on July 29, 2011, 06:38:45 PM
Set of frame rails will be headed my way soon.  Thanks!

Stupid question - is there much benefit on an MSM of the frame rails? I was under the impression that our cars were pretty stiff in that area as it is


Title: Re: FM Group Buy center
Post by: Keith on August 01, 2011, 04:39:03 PM
Not as much of an improvement as there is on the earlier cars, but the car does still benefit from it. We've done a few here.


Title: Re: FM Group Buy center
Post by: Verwah on August 01, 2011, 06:12:45 PM
They made a huge difference on my car. Most noticeable when entering a driveway that transitions from flat to inclined. Instead of creaking and twisting, the car remains flat and will tripod instead of twisting. My car had kinked frame rails from improper jacking though, so that could have separated the differences more.


Title: Re: FM Group Buy center
Post by: concealer404 on August 01, 2011, 07:09:47 PM
^Did you do just the rails or the whole brace?  For some reason (even though i haven't been under my car yet) i remember reading that the MSM had a butterfly brace of sorts already.


Title: Re: FM Group Buy center
Post by: Verwah on August 01, 2011, 07:13:15 PM
Just the rails. The roll bar installed on my car helps with transverse bracing. And yes, the MSM, and sport package NBs have more cross members to its bracing than earlier models.


Title: Re: FM Group Buy center
Post by: dvdreith on August 02, 2011, 05:59:54 PM
GB on fm clutches!!! 8) who is in???


Title: Re: FM Group Buy center
Post by: concealer404 on August 02, 2011, 06:43:55 PM
Just the rails. The roll bar installed on my car helps with transverse bracing. And yes, the MSM, and sport package NBs have more cross members to its bracing than earlier models.

The install looks scary to me... i'm not used to drilling holes in nice cars, just my other crappy ones.  Is it not that scary?  I've been eye-balling these, but unsure how much difference they'll make on the street.  But... i do always appreciate/want a more solid-feeling car.


Title: Re: FM Group Buy center
Post by: bigx5murf on August 02, 2011, 07:07:25 PM
Just the rails. The roll bar installed on my car helps with transverse bracing. And yes, the MSM, and sport package NBs have more cross members to its bracing than earlier models.

The install looks scary to me... i'm not used to drilling holes in nice cars, just my other crappy ones.  Is it not that scary?  I've been eye-balling these, but unsure how much difference they'll make on the street.  But... i do always appreciate/want a more solid-feeling car.

I felt a difference in stiffness on my extremely low mileage car when I did the install.  But I installed a roll bar at the same time.  The drilling is only scary the first rear holes on each side, then its realy easy after that.  There's lots of info on the install in this thread...

http://www.mazda-speed.com/forum2/index.php/topic,24004.0.html


Title: Re: FM Group Buy center
Post by: HELLIONMX5 on August 04, 2011, 06:41:14 PM
After the july 8th deadline for the current group buy. Can you make a group buy for the downpipe? please!


Also I think you should try out making planned out schedule of GBs. Like to give us a heads up on whats the next one coming up and so on and so forth...

for example july 1st - july 8th gb on hitch
july 9th- 18th GB on Downpipe
19-28 GB on radiators
etc etc etc.

just another option. that way we can be ready to buy it once it comes up. or maybe seeing an intrest at least :)

Not a bad suggestion. Just keep in mind that not all products are really eligible for group buys. Contrary to popular belief, our margins are not massive on all our parts and that also applies to our suppliers.

Back in April was probably the group buy on the NB hitch.

Glad you like the idea  thumup anything like vmax stage2 package coming soon? radi fans? roll bars? Looking into the full butterfly brace in the gb section. I am looking to get a roll bar or this. Not too sure which one would be the better pick. well considering the roll bar for protection, I guess it's a given.


Title: Re: FM Group Buy center
Post by: HELLIONMX5 on August 12, 2011, 06:36:51 PM
so any plans for future gbs :)?


Title: Re: FM Group Buy center
Post by: Keith on August 12, 2011, 08:28:39 PM
At the moment, we're fully involved in the Targa, so we're not looking at group buys right now...


Title: Re: FM Group Buy center
Post by: HELLIONMX5 on August 13, 2011, 06:01:08 PM
awwwwwww. Well I'll keep an eye out on this thread for that list! :D


Title: Re: FM Group Buy center
Post by: Apexeater on October 27, 2011, 05:22:16 PM
Any chance of getting a group buy for the crossflow and stage 2 fans?  I can come up with 2 people right now who would be in.


Title: Re: FM Group Buy center
Post by: SilverMiataRacer on October 27, 2011, 05:49:09 PM
Let us know if there's a certain product you'd like to see.
http://www.flyinmiata.com/groupbuy/


Title: Re: FM Group Buy center
Post by: dvdreith on November 04, 2011, 12:14:25 PM
Clutches! For sure

Or fan/crossflow gb


Title: Re: FM Group Buy center
Post by: SilverMiataRacer on November 04, 2011, 12:55:49 PM
Posting here doesn't get FM to do it.  Contact them directly and suggest it.


Title: Re: FM Group Buy center
Post by: toy 4 every season on February 17, 2013, 10:46:28 AM
Heads up, 5 days left on the current group buy of frame rails & butterfly brace.  :mrgreen:
 http://www.flyinmiata.com/groupbuy/index.php


Title: Re: FM Group Buy center
Post by: scotty b on June 19, 2013, 02:35:48 AM
I'd be tempted by another GB involving parts that aren't being offered...yet (pending outcome of GB).  Like the LBBK, something new that isn't in the catalog but could be.


Title: Re: FM Group Buy center
Post by: MSMzer04 on June 19, 2013, 03:31:22 AM
I'd be tempted by another GB involving parts that aren't being offered...yet (pending outcome of GB).  Like the LBBK, something new that isn't in the catalog but could be.

Heck yeah, I'm down with the LBBK :)


Title: Re: FM Group Buy center
Post by: Keith on June 19, 2013, 03:16:05 PM
We had one of those recently - the COT wing mounts. We only made enough to fill the orders of the Group Buy.

Honestly, we're not looking to run any until September or so. We have so much on our plates right now that there's simply no manpower available to take care of special buys.


Title: Re: FM Group Buy center
Post by: The_brooke on June 19, 2013, 08:41:30 PM
We had one of those recently - the COT wing mounts. We only made enough to fill the orders of the Group Buy.

Honestly, we're not looking to run any until September or so. We have so much on our plates right now that there's simply no manpower available to take care of special buys.

FM intercooler would be an amazing group buy :)



Title: Re: FM Group Buy center
Post by: toy 4 every season on September 13, 2013, 09:32:03 AM
Heads up:
COT wing mounts on group buy right now


Title: Re: FM Group Buy center
Post by: slick04msm on November 29, 2013, 04:55:58 AM
Black Friday specials?  8)


Title: Re: FM Group Buy center
Post by: ministroni on January 23, 2014, 10:57:16 PM
New Jongbloed Miata 15x8, 15x9 and 15x10 wheels on group buy. I assume these fit an MSM, though I'm not 100% sure. Thought I'd give a heads up anyway.


Title: Re: FM Group Buy center
Post by: Keith on January 23, 2014, 11:10:50 PM
Yes, they will fit an MSM.


Title: Re: FM Group Buy center
Post by: toy 4 every season on February 10, 2014, 06:00:26 AM
Frame rail & butterfly braces are back on group buy. I have only the frame rails currently but now they're back on group buy I'll be picking up the butterfly brace upgrade. The frame rails really do stiffen up the chassis but can't wait to see what the butterfly brace can do. Buy 'em  thumup