Auto Tint and Accessories Blog
July 15, 2014Posted by on
Today is the start of something we’ve never tried to do before at Rvinyl: we’re repurposing our blog to make it more about people. Whether its the people who work everyday here at Rvinyl and make us the company we are or the customers who support us and write our paychecks we’re turning a new leaf given the major changes we’ve made over the last year. If you’re interested in our ever-growing selection of aftermarket accessories, tint and vinyl products be sure to check out our main site where you can find updated, high-resolution photos and detailed descriptions of the items. So, rather have the blog become a useless relic or a place where repeat the same tired sales pitches we’kl be using it to highlight the real people who make us what we are.
A Little History
Rvinyl truly began as a company in a one bedroom apartment in Westchester NY in 2004 when college roommates and best friends decided to give their dreams a shot and risk everything for a chance at success. Through ridiculously long hours, hard-work and sheer stubbornness they (Mike and Phil) were able to build up enough of a savings to make the move to their own space in Bushwick, Brooklyn. Throughout the following ten years they worked with a lot of great people, made connections with thousands of customers and relocated to Manhattan and back to BK. It’s been a long and awesome trip and it doesn’t look like we’ll be getting off any time soon. So, let’s meet one of the key players who makes it all happen everyday.
Darius – Production Manager and Jack-of-All-Trades
The one thing we’ve learned being in business for a decade is that not only does it matter how hard you work but who you work with. Despite the fact that Rvinyl might appear to be a big company if you look at our feedback on eBay or our website’s design we’ve only made it this far because of the type of people we hire and the way we treat one another. What this means is that we have remained a small business despite the temptation to hire more people for less money to ramp up our sales. Our philosophy is simple and may be one of the keys to our success: create a core team of skilled employees who like working with each other and understand that each dash kit and every squeegee we send out can make or break us. Sure, we pay a little more than average but its well worth it when you have employees like Darius.
I don’t recall exactly when but we hired Darius at least three years ago (we stole him from the movie theater on 42nd St when we were still in the Garment District). Darius is probably one of the most genuinely nice people I know with a work ethic that dwarfs any other I’ve ever seen. In fact, just yesterday I saw the man plot out, weed and prep 68 window tint kits without flinching. And, once he was done with that he edited photos for a few hours. Darius is quite literally, a monster when it comes to work and he is equally talented at producing precut window tint as he is at shooting product photos and videos and editing them.
So, everytime you order a window tint kit or browse one of our product galleries you now know who made them. Want to know more about Darius? Well, check out his Facebook here: http://www.facebook.com/dariusweedentv
Fun Facts about Darius
- Darius’ YouTube page was the number one viewed page in Germany in 2006
- Darius has often been called Derrick and Garius by co-workers
- Darius is the only person I know who questions the reality of death-seriously, the kid doesn’t think it will happen.
July 1, 2014Posted by on
Intake Engines Mods
Most people think that modifying their car or truck is an expensive
proposition and are just downright skittish when you mention performance or engine mods. But, with the vast variety of products available on the market today this simply is no longer the case and you can make any vehicle both look and sound great without breaking the bank and in no time at all.
SRIs or short RAM intakes may look scary and complicated to the novice, especially if you don’t know what goes on under the hood. Still, installation of ann intake is a fairly easy to learn process that can take as little as twenty minutes to do and will give you performance and sound gains that will make you the envy of anyone who hears you as you pass them on the road.
SRIs suck hot air from inside of the engine bay but they allow for more of it to be delivered into your engine and at a faster rate of speed so that you get more bang for your buck, literally. The cost of a Short-RAM air intake is incredibly affordable and will generally only set you back $20.
Cold Air Intakes
Cold air intakes are slightly more expensive and tricky to install than SRIs. The key is to purchase one that is specifically for your vehicle unless you are very comfortable with working on engines. But, what do CAIs do anyway? Cold air intakes take air from outside of the engine (hence the “cold” part of their name) by positioning the filter outside of the engine compartment. Some are even located in the engine but in a heat shield to keep hot air out and vented to let the cold air in (See image to the right).
The price is another major difference between SRIs and CAIs. The price for a cold-air intake can range from $100 to $300 but the advantages of having one installed far outstrip the cost. Cold air intakes boost MPG and HP for your vehicle and are especially helpful in hotter climates.
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