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Mdub707
03-06-2013, 11:55 AM
I've created a map that pinpoints locations of the sponsors/vendors of PSA for quick reference. The idea here is to easily find a shop near a member, or someone else in need. There has been more than a few times I've tried helping someone out through a forum and would love nothing more than to recommend a good reputable shop near them, but I never know where the good shops are located. This alleviates that problem. Now you can pull the map up and get driving directions to the nearest repair shop to you.

On the map you will see two color coded tags (for now, maybe add more later). Blue tags signify a shop that basically does parts only. Red tags indicate a shop that does parts AND repairs.

If you highlight over a tag, it should show the shop name. If you click on the tag, you will find all of the info you could want/need for said shop. I believe all have an exact address as well as phone numbers. Some have links to their website and emails as well. I can tweak these as we progress, it doesn't have to stay like this. I can add a photo, a youtube vid, a link to your facebook page, whatever you guys want.

This is for everyone, and if anyone thinks anything needs changing, please let me know. Anyone should be able to view this. When you open the map, you'll notice it's zoomed in on the center of the US, so just zoom out a bit and you'll see the tags across the country. I'm going to try and figure out a way for it to open up already zoomed out where it needs to be, but for now this will do.

Again, anything can be changed as you see fit. If any more sponsors/vendors want in, please just PM me your info. The more info the better. I would like to have:

Shop name
Address
Phone number
Email address (if applicable)
web address (if applicable)
A brief description of what your shop does or what your capabilities are, or what you specialize in
We can also put shop hours in if you want, though I may recommend leaving that on your website, so if you ever need to change it, it's not wrong on the map.

It's up to you guys.

Thoughts/comments/suggestions welcome!

Here's the map: http://www.zeemaps.com/map?group=503223&x=-95.712891&y=37.090240&z=4&add=1

Enjoy!

Mike:toast:

01PSD
03-06-2013, 12:00 PM
Badass!

NotStock
03-06-2013, 12:10 PM
Pretty damn cool. Nice work man!

sootie
03-06-2013, 12:14 PM
that is awesome-how do we add to it? is it okay to put a shop on that doesn't sponsor the site?

taterthedog
03-06-2013, 12:19 PM
Looks great Mike! Thanks for taking this on.

Mdub707
03-06-2013, 12:45 PM
that is awesome-how do we add to it? is it okay to put a shop on that doesn't sponsor the site?

Well for now, I attempted to set it up so it requires a password to change anything, and I believe that's how it's set up. I just didn't want a ton of arbitrary info being posted, and wanted to keep it all the same. As for putting up a shop that doesn't sponsor the site... well... I hadn't thought about that honestly. There's no reason we can't I suppose, but at the same time I don't want the map flooded with just any shops either, I want to keep it to reputable shops. Someone you can blindly trust to send a stranger to and know they will be taken care of. The kind of shops that sponsor on PSA, we know they're good shops. That kind of shop. Know what I mean?

I guess we should discuss it though, see what everyone thinks. Or do we want to keep it as a "benefit" for our current sponsors/vendors? I mean, it is in the sponsor section now, and is titled Sponsor/Vendor map... I think we should probably just leave it for those guys for now. Maybe later we can add a few more shops in, using a different color or something. That's my thoughts on it...

Bobby@cp
03-06-2013, 05:14 PM
I think we should leave it with just the site sponsors.

I need to pm ya with a different website to use now that we have the webstore up and running.


But its really sweet and thanks for doing this

Coxey Diesel
03-06-2013, 05:16 PM
This is awesome, I've got shops all around me.

lincolnlocker
03-06-2013, 07:22 PM
that is awesome so far!! i know just having site sponsors on it would keep it psa oriented but for those of us that travel the country and often work in BFE, it woukd be nice if need be to know if there is a shop close to use to do repairs. even if not a sponsor.

live life full throttle

Mdub707
03-07-2013, 07:32 AM
After talking it over with a few of the staff members, I think we're going to keep it to just sponsors/vendors for the time being.

Everyone who has PM'd me to be on the map is on there as of this morning.

Thanks,
Mike

6.0Powerjoke
03-07-2013, 09:03 PM
PM sent! Thanks for doing this! :thumbsup:

David@BSDP
03-07-2013, 09:21 PM
This would be just for shops right?? Not the guys that just sell stuff??

6.0Powerjoke
03-07-2013, 09:33 PM
This would be just for shops right?? Not the guys that just sell stuff??

Both!

David@BSDP
03-07-2013, 10:46 PM
OK Might have to get some information together then!

bigrpowr
03-07-2013, 10:59 PM
i dont see my basement on there.

Powerstroked162
03-07-2013, 11:28 PM
i dont see my basement on there.

Perry Mansion? LOL


.

Mdub707
03-08-2013, 07:35 AM
PM sent! Thanks for doing this! :thumbsup:

No problem, got your PM, adding your info right now.

This would be just for shops right?? Not the guys that just sell stuff??

Both. I tagged the places that sell just parts in blue tags, and the shops that do repair and parts in red.

OK Might have to get some information together then!

Do it and PM me. The info I need is in the first post of the thread. :toast:

i dont see my basement on there.

I don't see a PM from you with your info either... :)

Mdub707
03-08-2013, 10:36 AM
Just got to use the map how I intended to, for the first time this morning. Had a guy from facebook send me a message asking about a fair price for the labor to do studs/gaskets on his 6.0 and how much he should expect to pay. Looked his address up and he's about 1 hour away from G racing located in Beaumont TX. The guy is in Lake Charles Louisiana. NICE. He's also pretty close to Complete Performance. I told him to click on both of you guys and give you both a call for cost estimates. So much easier this way! Awesome.

bigrpowr
03-08-2013, 02:27 PM
No problem, got your PM, adding your info right now.



Both. I tagged the places that sell just parts in blue tags, and the shops that do repair and parts in red.



Do it and PM me. The info I need is in the first post of the thread. :toast:



I don't see a PM from you with your info either... :)

i was just kidding.

Mdub707
03-11-2013, 01:13 PM
i was just kidding.

Why, did your mom say no?


:D

HOLDERDOWN
03-11-2013, 01:18 PM
PM sent Mdub

Mdub707
03-11-2013, 02:51 PM
Added you this morning bud.

Vader's Fury
03-11-2013, 03:11 PM
Why, did your mom say no?


:D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=95SYdjRVCR0

(i can not get it to show just the video)

Mdub707
03-26-2013, 09:12 AM
Anyone have any thoughts on how to promote this map more? It seems that most of PSA still doesn't know this exists, including some vendors. I'm still getting PM's once in a while here from Vendors telling me they just found the map.

Vendors and sponsors, feel free to copy the map link into your sig if you'd like, I have no problems with that at all, I know a few of you have asked me.

Vader's Fury
03-26-2013, 09:56 AM
Pm a mod or administrator and ask them to make it a special announcement?

Mdub707
03-26-2013, 10:34 AM
Well I thought that's what happened originally, or at least that's what I asked. Not sure what their capabilities are, but it seemed like I got 10 or so vendors to shoot me a PM pretty much right away, and a few trickling in now... not sure what happened.

Buddy@MPD
03-30-2013, 12:27 AM
Just saw this today. You have a PM. Thanks for doing this. It will be nice to see where everyone is. Would also be nice for guys who travel a lot and have an issue aways from there normal shop or home. Thanks again Mike!

David@BSDP
03-30-2013, 08:27 AM
PM sent! Thanks!!!

Mdub707
04-01-2013, 08:01 AM
Added everyone who has PM'd me as of this morning. Thanks guys!

David@BSDP
04-01-2013, 05:24 PM
Thank you Sir!

Morgan@Midwest Diesel & Auto
04-01-2013, 10:41 PM
Thank you again!

powerstrokin15
04-01-2013, 11:05 PM
mike you'll have to add us when we sponsor up soon!

Mdub707
04-02-2013, 02:22 PM
Get on it Eric!

g2shuck
04-02-2013, 02:32 PM
RCD is not on there

Mdub707
04-02-2013, 03:35 PM
RCD has not sent me info...

As far as I know, this was posted in the private section for the vendors by our admin... I can't force people to read it, and beyond that their participation is completely up to them. There is a chance some shops simply don't want to be on there I suppose!?

gjoski515
04-06-2013, 08:05 AM
very nice

POWER-STRUCK
04-07-2013, 07:04 PM
mike, good work! and thank you!

Mdub707
04-08-2013, 12:29 PM
Thanks, and no problem! I don't mind helping out. It's going to help me too.

Mdub707
06-03-2013, 12:57 PM
Took me a while, but finally got Warren up there. Just realized they're not terribly far from me!

Mdub707
08-06-2013, 10:04 AM
Holders Diesel and EDP now added to the map!


I'm actually shocked at how many shops there are up in the North East.

Trav-O
10-24-2013, 08:42 PM
Can I get our name changed on the map and add a 2nd Location? Smithfield, VA. Thank you

Mdub707
11-25-2013, 07:20 AM
Trav-O, shoot me a PM with whatever you want changed please.

Stroked777
08-02-2014, 11:11 AM
plan on updating this at all mike? isnt lead foot diesel a sponsor? dont see them on there

79jasper
08-02-2014, 04:47 PM
Cool.
Didn't know I had anything somewhat close to me.
Now I know. Lol

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Mdub707
08-27-2014, 08:58 AM
plan on updating this at all mike? isnt lead foot diesel a sponsor? dont see them on there

I can only put on the shops that wish to be put on.... if they don't send me the info to put on there, they just don't go on. My guess is some of the shops don't even know this exists though...

Derkperk
08-27-2014, 10:03 AM
This is the first I've seen this map. Super cool idea. Bump it up for more vendors!

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powerstrokedkid87
08-27-2014, 10:19 AM
Mike set you a PM

Mdub707
01-29-2016, 02:01 PM
I'm going to drag this up from the dead. I had one sponsor ask me for a simple change and it's snowballed LOL. All of a sudden everyone remembers this and realizes their info is out of date or is invalid.

So, if anyone needs their info updated, PM me. If you're a sponsor and not on the map, PM me the info in the first post. I likely wont check this again until Monday, so be patient. I can update everything at once on Monday though.

Thanks guys/girls.

lincolnlocker
01-31-2016, 12:57 AM
I'm going to drag this up from the dead. I had one sponsor ask me for a simple change and it's snowballed LOL. All of a sudden everyone remembers this and realizes their info is out of date or is invalid.

So, if anyone needs their info updated, PM me. If you're a sponsor and not on the map, PM me the info in the first post. I likely wont check this again until Monday, so be patient. I can update everything at once on Monday though.

Thanks guys/girls.

holy chit. its been a while! i have used it a few times for friends across the nation that are not on the forum.

live life full throttle

god bless america and the farmer who feeds your fat ass

Mdub707
02-04-2016, 09:30 AM
BulletProofDiesel added... FINALLY.... PINKY....

79jasper
09-28-2018, 01:40 PM
Been 2 years. Any updates to be made?

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