This is a discussion on Well, well, well... within the Off-Topic forums, part of the Veloster Turbo Forum category; Originally Posted by Veloturbo All i can say is one of -x-'s threads was the very first thing i read on this forum a week ...
95% of modding done on cars is bolt ons and tunes. The other 5% is comprised of those who will build their engines and change the suspension. If you have that skill why waste it on a platform that is limited when there are much better choices.
I'm not saying the VT is dead but there aren't that many doors that haven't been opened so there is less excitement and energy. That typically slows the momentum of any forum. It doesn't die but it just levels off.
2016 VT-DCT, Tech PKG
HP/TQ: Stock 170/190, Tuned 200/213
Performance:SXTH 3.5" CAI, SXTH PCV OCC, Mishimoto Breather OCC, Throttle coolant bypass, 2nd CAT delete, Uniq Performance Strut bar, Pierce Torsion Bar, ORHP by -X-, High Capacity BOV Solenoid, HKS M40XL Plugs
Lights:DD HID 5K low beams, DD Turn as Tail, modified reverse lights, Brake light pulser, DD LED Throughout, LaminX yellow fogs
Electronics:Homelink mirror, Escort Max2, 1080P Car Cam
Elite White 16' VT
Mods: HFORHP|3TBS|ORCP|ORICV2|6th Element Intake|
6th Element OCC|6th Element Vac Block|OBX Catless DP
Rally Armor Mud Flaps|CNT Catback|ProSport Evo Boost Gauge|
Tork Stage 1 255hp/265tq|HKS M40xl|60mm Throttle body|
DW65c|6EE Fuel Line|
It seems like the changes in the forum are a combination of all of these factors. Veterans leaving for whatever reason, power/cost raito, forum management, FB and the end of the current Gen VT in sight. Put all that together and it's a recipe for a slow in activity. I came from Camry and Accord forums so this place is still pretty active in comparison.
I totally agree that, while changing, forums will always be the place for real enthusiasts as a fast pace and lots of "noise" is distracting.
Go Faster : TurboXs BOV : XE ORCP : XE ORHP : ProSport Catch Can : Pierce Catless Down Pipe : Stock Catback w/ Remote Cutout : SXTH Shifter Bushings : Tork SS : NST Pullie : SXTH SRI : Custom J-pipe : Tork Stage 1 Tune : HKS M40XL Plugs
Handling : BC Coilovers : Pierce Torsion Bar : Pierce Street Tower Bar : Pierce 2 pt front brace : Torque Solutions Lower Bushings: 19x8 Racing Hart C2 : 235/35/19 Toyo Proxes T1R
The Looks : HIDs : NEFD Rear Diffuser : Sequence Lip and Spats
Here at SoCal Garage Works I can relate to the issues with cost just being a vendor. I love this community and we have released over 100+ parts never seen before this platform. However the amount of business I get from the forum is maybe 1% of my sales if I am lucky and I even have a special discount code for all the members of VTORG. However I have been not very active as I see a lot of people leaving the platform and or just not participating like the old days. I am extremely active on Facebook and Instagram and I am always in contact with Jim at Pierce Motorsports talking about future products etc. In the end I see where X is coming from and I have to agree to some extent that the cost of the forums per month no matter how big or small you are has an impact on sales and new product production.
Welcome back -X-. Sorry to hear about the ban...
2013 Boston Red A/T VT: TS Beast Mode 3.5" SRI, Tork Pipe, Pierce Motorsports Torsion Bar, 18" X 8.75" XXR 530 ET 33
This forum is incredibly active compared to my Sky, Solstice and Kappa forums. You are seeing a shift to Facebook because Facebook covers just about everything so people are use to it. It's comfortable and no one gets on to them for posting a question that has been answered before because the lack of an archive search feature no one is expected to "look" for an answer.
Of course, that's the sad thing about the trend of moving to FB. Retained knowledge you have on forums like this is lost. So much misinformation. Private groups make it hard too since many of us who are not deeply plugged into the FB groups have no idea about the private groups. I know Slapshift is very active on FB in groups I have no clue exist while I live on the Forums and she can't figure them out. It's nice though as we compliment one another in where to get info.
Sad to see us loosing members like -X- and all the knowledge he had to share. The way it was done sucks but I do see both sides. Would hate to loose some of the other vendors due to rising costs.
GF's car: 2013 Veloster Turbo - Mods: HKS Style BOV, ORHP, dipped grill/emblems, LEDs, Drag DR-62 wheels, TB Coolant bypass, Tork Ridged Collars, OCC, Valve cover breather, 75A lower mount, 3.5" scratch-built SRI, PMS Front Sway Bar, Torsion bar, 6 point brace, strut tower brace, MagnaFlow Exhaust, HSD Coilovers.
Up next: SCGW Steering Wheel, functional hood vents, tune????
My car: 2007 Saturn Sky 2.4 - well...a lot.
XMan: tis GREAT to hear from U again and hope to hear and learn a lot more from U bow that U have returned to your old haunts. U have been and r missed here......
I know I used to religiously come here everyday looking forward to reading more of your posts.....a CRIME to lose ALL the most valuable VT information/facts/research that u used to give/share with us............GOD Bless U and Keep U, now & Forever!
Panther's MODS: '13 AT VT
Tinted ; SOLO Exhaust; SOLO HF Cat; SXTH 3.5" SRI; Xe ORHP; 1422 Plugs; Eibach PRO Kit & KONI Dampers; Pierce Front Strut; TurboXS BOV: MSR Blk Chrome 8" Wheels & NITTO Motivo 225/40/18s';Blacked OUT Front & Rear; Black Eyelids; Subaru Splitter w C/F LIP; C/F Sequence Spoiler; C/F Fog Surrounds; C/F Functional Hood Vents; Paddle Shifter Extensions; Cerma & Nano Treated; Standalone Fog Mod; 2/1/14:TORK Dyno/Tune STAGE 1 w '15 MAPS
[QUOTE=Bigbird;482105]That whole story is par for the course. Seen it a few places. What makes me frustrated was the deletion of so many useful threads and links. They don't care about the forum, just the fees it brings in. Which has me baffled why anyone donates to this forum for supreme membership.
Ain't that the truth brother, I was disappointed to find so much information that the VT community benefited from was just deleted with no regard to us. This is my first forum I've been a part of as well as my first platform I've really gotten into. I found myself poking around the fb groups since then, but it's not the same as what we have here.