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    • Warning to Mercedes Enthusiasts! Evosport hundreds of thousands in debt, not delivering parts


      We have been sitting on this story for some time but enough is enough, something has to be said. We can not sit idly by while Evosport continues to take money from our users and not deliver parts. BenzBoost user JRCART is the latest person who Evosport has taken thousands from, in his case under the guise of delivering a Weistec supercharger for his CLK63 black series. We wish we could say he is the only person who has spent considerable money with Evosport only to not get what he paid for, but he isn't.

      Many of you know JRCART as Jim. A nice guy who has a CLK63 Black Series who has done considerable business with Evosport. Well, months ago, he paid Evosport over $30,000 for his Weistec supercharger only for the car to sit with nothing done to it. As a matter of fact, JRCART told us Evosport used this time period to charge something around $20,000 to JRCART's insurance company for front end damage. Not only were we told they took tens of thousands and did not deliver the product they promised, they decided to make money off JRCART's insurance company for bodywork repair whose cost was inflated. UPDATE Jim finally got so fed up with the empty promises after months he had his car taken out of Evosport this past week and taken to Wesitec.

      We called up Weistec to confirm this and they did confirm the car was now at their facility. We spoke to Steve at Weistec who was a complete professional. He was as politically correct as one can be and would not engage in any mudslinging and that is to be respected.

      Now JRCART and his Weistec supercharger fiasco with Evosport is just one piece of this puzzle. We mentioned hundreds of thousands of dollars. Well, it turns out that a guy by the name of Jim Brady invested $300,000-$400,000 in Evosport. We believe these funds were used for Evosport's new facility and he is waiting on his return. Well, he is going to be waiting a heck of a long time and better get in line. On MBworld he posts as if nothing is wrong and who can blame him? He wants his money back and likely did not realize what he was getting himself into. This is a huge sum of money and we hope he gets it back.

      In addition to the now hundreds of thousands Evosport owes, they owe Powerchip a large outstanding balance. This was confirmed in a discussion with Powerchip representatives who did confirm the outstanding balance but would not say how much. We have heard rumors ranging up to $100,000 but now you can all see why Powerchip has the pull with Evosport that they do.

      Is this it? We wish, but it isn't. Evosport has an outstanding balance with Rotora. Wondering why you haven't received your Evosport rotors? Well, BimmerBoost user tgoss has been waiting months now for his rotors. He is going to be waiting indefinitely as we have been informed that Rotora supposedly suspended Evosport's account for an oustanding amount in the thousands. See a pattern here?

      This has to be it, right? Well, it isn't. Since Evosport started MBworld and it was purchased by Internet Brands they have been able to keep this all silenced on the site they control, MBworld, as well as other internet brands sites such as 6speedonline. Don't believe us? Look at this poor guy who has been waiting since October of 2010 for his parts: Evosport Parts The discussion was locked to help preserve Evosport's image. We contacted the poster and he got us in touch with his friend and still until today in April 2011, he has not received all his parts.

      Ok, that is all? Right? Can't be any more? Well, I referred my friend to Evosport who managed to talk him into a V10 twin turbo swap for his E92 M3. I tried to tell him that was a project that would have no end, but he did not listen. Evosport took the S65 V8 out of his M3 only to place it into Brads (one of Evosport's owners) father's race car. This car has been sitting in the shop collecting dust for years now with no end in sight but 10's of thousands taken.

      We actually could go on as there are users who have not received headers, pulleys, rotors, etc. There are some prominent individuals we have been told about who did not get their Evosport parts so the list goes on. Everyone in the Mercedes community must be made aware of this as on MBworld all of these details are deleted or removed to protect Evosport who does control MBworld.

      So is this all incredibly shady? Yes. But why? Why would they do this? Well, Evosport has moved into a very large new facility and it would seem they are funding it with their customers money. Now you must be saying, how can they survive this? Well, we don't know if they will. JRCART stated that when he picked up all his parts from Evosport Brad looked like he was about to cry. He must know the jig is up. If Jim Brady gets tired of sitting around he will have to go the legal route to get his money back. JRCART (Jim) is already getting his insurance company involved. If Powerchip and others all try to get their money at the same time Evosport is going to be in some major trouble. Our advice? Until all debts are repaid, stay away. That is unless you like waiting forever for parts from a company on very shaky ground.

      This article was originally published in forum thread: Warning to Mercedes Enthusiasts! Evosport hundreds of thousands in debt, not delivering parts started by Sticky View original post
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      1. Yukohama's Avatar
        Yukohama -
        in for updates
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Yukohama Click here to enlarge
        in for updates
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        Also wanted to add we were the first site to break this story.
      1. JBond's Avatar
        JBond -
        Kind of interesting that Brad one of the owners of evosport posts about hiring a new CFO and bringing consultants on after moving into a new 15,000' building. Good to see they're still spending money they don't have paying for all that.

        #121: http://www.mbworld.org/forums/c63-am...results-6.html

        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by brad@evosport Click here to enlarge
        Dodger, there is nothing to be scared of. As I have told you in PM, we have had long delays. Various reasons for the specific part or project.

        However, we have worked through the issues and continue to fix them directly. We are more than apologetic for any delays and issues this has created. All we can do identify the issues and fix them.

        In the last six months we have moved from 5000 sq ft. to 15,000 sq ft. and have brought on a new CFO as well as some great consultants to help us identify the hurdles and streamline the business so that we can better service our customers. The last 3 years has been brutal on our industry and we have definitely weathered the storm but have a few key issues to address!

        Thanks
        Brad
      1. JBond's Avatar
        JBond -
        MBW user "jacob502" has posted that he has not received his 63 evosport power pulley for over 5 months from time of order and payment in another thread in the 204 forum.
      1. JBond's Avatar
        JBond -
        MBW user "KEMA" has been waiting 6 months for his pulley or a return of funds wired:

        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by KEMA Click here to enlarge
        Add me to the list of people who has been waiting 6 months for their pulley / return of wired funds....

        Sad indeed

        Ken
        Post #4 of the MBW 204 Forum entitled:

        Warning to Mercedes Enthusiasts! Evosport hundreds of thousands in debt, not deliveri...

        by Jacob502
      1. JBond's Avatar
        JBond -
        MBW user "TheUnknown" is checking in and saying that he is also included in the evosport parts delay scandal. Not sure what part or parts that info was not posted.
      1. JBond's Avatar
        JBond -
        Since I can post it here word on the MBW PM UG is that there are 4-5 evosport 63 header customers that have been waiting 6 months and have yet to receive the headers or the refund.
      1. DD GT3 RD's Avatar
        DD GT3 RD -
        seems very unprofessional and is unacceptable. I hope the customers get taken care of.
      1. 930chas's Avatar
        930chas -
        Some crazy stuff going on over there. Hope people get their money or their parts.
      1. c32AMG-DTM's Avatar
        c32AMG-DTM -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by DD GT3 RD Click here to enlarge
        seems very unprofessional and is unacceptable. I hope the customers get taken care of.
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by 930chas Click here to enlarge
        Some crazy stuff going on over there. Hope people get their money or their parts.
        +1

        Hope the customers get a satisfactory resolution.

        I'm sure it's not a fun situation for anyone involved (evosport included), but if you knowingly can't deliver product, you shouldn't be taking client's money as if you can, and hoping for the best. If that's what's been happening (and it's only an "if" at this point), such questionable business ethics would prompt me to steer clear of such a tuning organization.
      1. oldgixxer's Avatar
        oldgixxer -
        I only have 3 things to say:
        1- F Brad
        2- F Simon
        3- F Evosport
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      1. P31-C63's Avatar
        P31-C63 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by oldgixxer Click here to enlarge
        I only have 3 things to say:
        1- F Brad
        2- F Simon
        3- F Evosport
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        Click here to enlarge wow this is better than MBW.

        I'm new here and a regular over at MBW (black-clk500).
        So far this site seems to rock, I've been enjoying reading new stuff and MBW has been a little stale lately.

        Too bad for Evosport and their customersClick here to enlarge
      1. oldgixxer's Avatar
        oldgixxer -
        Lol,Brad locked the thread at 8:48am after "categorically" disputing most if the issues&stating that MBW members are allowed to ...isn't that what high-priced fancy-pants attorneys do best? You go Brad!!! FTMFL

        Even though JRCart&I have had our,uhh,"differences" in the past I think it's messed up how they raked him over the coals like that&it's unacceptable whether one spends $1000 or almost $100,000 like Jim did at Evosport. Jim,sorry to hear about this nitemare bro

        This is the best qoute from his thread:
        "MBWorld - threads are locked after both sides reply. After this reply, I am confident this thread will also be locked. However, they are not deleted and nothing mysterious happens. This is the same for any sponsor in good standing."

        Yeah,Im confident it will be locked too dumbass,since YOU locked it
      1. P31-C63's Avatar
        P31-C63 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by oldgixxer Click here to enlarge

        This is the best qoute from his thread:
        "MBWorld - threads are locked after both sides reply. After this reply, I am confident this thread will also be locked. However, they are not deleted and nothing mysterious happens. This is the same for any sponsor in good standing."

        Yeah,Im confident it will be locked too dumbass,since YOU locked it
        Click here to enlargeI thought the same exact thingClick here to enlarge
        At least wake up one of the mods to lock it--jeeez, at least try to fake itClick here to enlarge
      1. Exeenom's Avatar
        Exeenom -
        The good thing about the site here is that it is NOT censored, so people can say whatever they want Click here to enlarge
      1. ar design's Avatar
        ar design -
        Whoa. Deja vu!
      1. JRCART's Avatar
        JRCART -
        Wow, that one was locked up in record time over on MBW LOL, actually it's not really funny at all, nobody should be laughing. AMAZING......
      1. 930chas's Avatar
        930chas -
        Completely incredible that they locked it that fast...too bad they can't get their product out in that amount of time.
      1. MSIZZLE's Avatar
        MSIZZLE -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by blkclk550 Click here to enlarge
        FUK EVO SPORT! they remind me of VTR bunch of scumbags.
        VTR??
      1. jacobs323i's Avatar
        jacobs323i -
        they also screwed me! I am a bmw guy but sticky knows my full story! They basically sold me a junk aem ecu for over 3,000 then never sent it for almost ayear with lies on the reason they would not send it. My tech's granpa died my guys are on vaca lol etc! Then finally after 7 month damn near they sent my tuner in mn the ecu standalone with the wrong pinouts! Mind you not only did we send them a pic of my ecu pinouts (that dale of evosport says he never got) but after i sent it back and waited another 3 month to have them repin they sent it back with the exact same pinout they sent the first time and told me i was crazy for saying they sent the exact saem eculol! Then finally they told me the only way they would make good was if i shipped them the car (told me they woulkd pay for shipping but never did) so reluctantly i sent the car guess how long it took to get it back over a year they tried to get the aem ecu to work! Then they had to bring in a real tuner and a real standalone! Then on top of overcharging me for everything, they told me if i did not pick up my car asap they would have to start charging me storage fee! Mind you my car was sitting in there back parking lot!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! They are scum that include otoupalik (brad) dale his lackee and simon! they are scum do not do business with them, they hacked my ecu to bits and lef tit uncovered! the list of bull$#@! they did goes on and on but i think you get the point! DO NOT UNDER ANY CONDITION DO ANY SORT OF BUSINESS WITH THEM!!!!!!!!!!!!!! KARMA IS A $#@! HUH BRAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!