Jonmalibuss Posted May 17, 2006 Report Share Posted May 17, 2006 This is an e-mail I recieved today from McGaughys. I guess their feelings are hurt because they have competition now TO JON FROM MIKE MCGAUGHY/MCGAUGHYS SUSPENSION5/16/06 I HAVE BEEN HEARING ALOT OF REPLIES ABOUT YOUR SLANDEROUS REMARKS TOWARDS MY PRODUCTS.YOU NEED TO GET YOUR FACTS STRAIGHT. FIRST OF ALL IN 04 WHEN THE JF7 BRAKE PKG CAME OUT I HAD THE ONLY 4WD SPINDLE THERE WAS DJM & BELLTECH CLONED MY 2WD SPINDLE. 24 HRS AFTER THE FIRST CALL ABOUT THE BIG BRAKES WE HAD MODIFIED OUR CASTING TO ACCEPT THE BIG BRAKE BRKT. ALL IT IS IS A LOCATING TAB THAT FITS INTO A DIMPLE IN THE CASTING. ALL THE INSTALLER HAD TO DO WAS GRIND DOWN THIS TAB AND IT WAS FINE. I ENGINEERED THIS SPINDLE IN 02 AND THE BIG BRAKES DIDNT COME OUT TILL SOME TIME LATER. I HAVE TAKEN DJM & BELLTECH T0 FEDERAL COURT AND STOPPED THEM FROM MANUFACTURING THERE CLONE OF MY PATENTED SPINDLE. AS FAR AS YOUR STATEMENT THAT BELLTECHS 3RD TRY AT MY SPINDLE IS BETTER IF YOU NEW ANYTHING ABOUT SUSPENSION YOU WOULD ASK YOURSELF 3 QUESTIONS ABOUT THAT SPINDLE. #1 WHY MAKE IT 2" TALLER THAN THE STOCK SPINDLE WHICH ONLY CREATES EXSESIVE CAMBER LEAN IN TURNS WHICH WEARS INSIDE AND OUTSIDE OF TIRES NOT TO MENTION BALL JOINT ANGLES OF UPPER BJ (BELL EVEN TELLS YOU YOU HAVE TO MODIFY AND FLIP UPPER BJ)? #WHY MOVE THE STEERING ARM UP 1.25" CREATING BUMPSTEER. # WHY GIVE YOU A 1/4" THICK JAM NUT FOR THE LWR BJ? IT ONLY HAS 4 THREADS HOW SAVE IS THIS? AS FOR VIBRATIONS THAT YOU SS GUYS ARE HAVING MOST OF THOSE VIBRATIONS ARE COMING FROM THE FRONT DRIVE AXELS. YOU GUYS ARE GOING MORE THAN 2" ON THE FRONT END. IF THESE GUYS WOULD CRANK THE TORSIONS UP 4OR5 TURNS THEY WOULD SEE IT GO AWAY. MYSELF AND MY ATTORNEES WILL BE WATCHING THIS FORUM AND IF WE SEE ANYMORE SLANDEROUS STATEMENTS FROM YOU I WILL SUE YOU WITH THE SAME ATTORNEES WHO SUED DJM ONCE $ BELLTECH TWICE AND STOPPED BOTH OF THEM FROM CLONING MY SPINDLE.ASK EITHER COMPANY IF YOU THINK IM JOKING. SIGNED MIKE MCGAUGHY My reply Have you ever heard of freedom of speech? First of all the little bump you are talking about is not all that was needed to be modified because I already knew about that. The problem I had with your spindle and the bigger brake package was that you guys had changed the distance from where the caliper mounts to where the hub itself mounts. Your spindles were off by about .070" from what the factory spindles where. This caused the caliper bracket to run into the rotor and at that point you were unable to tighten the caliper down the rest of the way because it still needed to go like another .050" to seat the caliper. I don't see how you get off telling people to mind their own business??? Especially when you state that Bell Techs spindles spindles are 2" taller. If this is the case then no they did not copy your "spectacular design". Bell Techs casting design isn't even close to being the same as yours, infact I lost turning radius when I installed your spindles. I did not lose any of that with Bell Techs spindles and my calipers sat straight and centered over my rotors. I don't really care if your upset because you no longer have a monopoly on the late model 1/2 ton pickups. GET OVER IT! SIGNED JON Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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