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I'm new, how do I post a question?

Posted by Ludachris, Feb 1, 2019

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  1. Ludachris

    Ludachris Founder & Zookeeper

    Joined Nov 12, 2001
    Roseville, California
    As strange as this may sound, in the age of social networks/FB, we're starting to get more people who don't know how to use a forum. They email us asking how to post a question. Here's a post to outline the process:

    Before you post a question in the forum be sure you search to see if someone else has asked that same question before and received an answer to that question. Try searching a few different keyword combinations, and try "Searching Titles Only". You can also search individual sub-forums for specific topics. For example, if it's a turbo question, go into the "Turbo System Tech" forum and try searching that forum only (there's a checkbox in the search bar) . If it's a swaybar question, go to the Handling forum and try searching that forum only. The search feature on the site is very powerful and has many ways to filter and sort to help you find the info you're looking for so that people don't have to ask repetitive questions. Also browse our site's Resources section to view FAQs and articles that might have answers to your questions.

    If you cannot find the info you need by searching it's time to post a question. Be sure you have a DSM Profile created (more info on that here) so that those who try to help can get more information about your car without having to ask you for that information in your thread. Depending on the type of question you have, you would simply go to the main Forums page linked in the main navigation menu, which will take you here:

    You would then click on the appropriate forum on that page for your question. Most questions from new members or new DSM owners usually end up in one of these two forums:

    But if your question fits better in another forum, please choose the most appropriate forum to post in, not the forum that has the most activity. If you post in the wrong forum, chances are, a Moderator will move your thread to the more appropriate forum anyway. Help us keep our site organized by choosing the right forum.

    Once you navigate to the forum you want to post a question in, you'll see an orange button titled "Post New Thread" up above the existing threads in that forum. Click that and use a descriptive thread title and be very detailed in your message. Include as much information as you can, including photos, videos, etc. Be sure your DSM Profile for your car has updated information so that everyone can give you better suggestions for your application. This will ensure that people will take the time to open your topic and read it, and if they can, try to answer your question.

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    Just for adding the picture for those that need a little "extra" help.
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