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Longfield RIP

Discussion in 'Chit-Chat' started by orangefj45, Dec 10, 2013.

  1. orangefj45

    orangefj45 Supporting Vendor

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    Trailgear bought longfield yesterday. Sad but thats how the cookie crumbles.


    Georg @ Valley Hybrids
     
  2. mr jits

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    Well, QC just went to s***.
     
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    Along with the true lifetime warranty. TG has so many opt outs for honoring their "lifetime" warranty on certain parts that even having a warranty is laughable.
     
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    that's truly sad. hopefully his family is well taken care of by the money from the sale. TG has had some real douchebags work for them in the past
     
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    so much for my superset lifetime warranty... ****.
     
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    x2...........
     
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    Ugghh…how unfortunate. Sad end to a dynasty of quality and service. That's like Golden Corral buying out Delmonico's.
     
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    Luckily, they're so good that you'll probably never need a warranty at all.

    RIP Bobby. :crybaby:
     
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    that sucks to hear, but hopefully they made a boatload. i just got some birfs in the mail from them today and was hoping to upgrade to 30 splines in the future:frown:
    Terra was so helpful in emails and on the phone. Based on other peoples experiances, i doubt TG will be the same.

    Probable dumb question, does this mean that TG is going to be the place to get the worlds strongest toyota axles now?
     
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    Sad but not surprising at all.
     
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    Sad day. Wonder how its going to work on warranties ? They had a top notch product.
     
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    I don't know enough history about the brands, but given what I've heard about Frail Gear aka Trail Mart etc etc, this doesn't seem like a good move. Hopefully they leave the Longfield line and its production intact!
     
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    Yeah, hopefully!

    They may have just bought 'em out to eliminate competition. Hope not.
     
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    I wouldn't hold my breath ..... :mad:
     
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    Yeah I think this is a sad day indeed in the cruiser world. I won't be buying anything from trail gear guess I better go find a 60 front axle

    Sent from my C6806 using IH8MUD Forum mobile app
     
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    That sucks!:mad: I may pull mine and set them on the shelf. Who knows what a set of slightly used pre-TG Longs will go for in 5 yrs.:flipoff2:

    On a more serious note... Longfields although fathered by Bobby are manufactured by RCV. Although unlikely, I hope that they continue to manufacture them and TG doesn't change to the spec sheet.

    However, our warranties are likely F'd!:bang::bang:
     
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    Damn! Can you still get "real" longfields from his wife? Or is everything completely over to TG?
     
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