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Old 05-06-2013, 03:51 PM   #85 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by divedaddy03 View Post
it's no different than any other type of an EcoModd that people apply to their cars anyway
That's where I disagree.

If someone wants to slap something they made on their own car and doesn't care about properly testing it, that's ultimately their own problem.

But when someone is actively trying to sell that mod... trying to get people to part with several hundred dollars for something without properly documenting its effectiveness, that's a whole other ball game.

It's reasonable that those people and their mods should be held to a higher level of accountability than hobbyists.
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