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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
      Comments 667 Comments
      1. PetroC63's Avatar
        PetroC63 -
        ^
        You didn't get the following and Evosport says they shipped it?
        Water Pump Pulley
        Power Steering Pulley
        Alternator Pulley
        Larger Idler Pulley
        Small Tensioner Pulley w/ Captive Washer
        Washers, bolts
        Washer bottle
        Fitting for washer bottle
        You received another crank pulley instead?

        Oh boy! This doesn't sound good.
      1. sofa's Avatar
        sofa -
        Just Crankshaft Overdrive Pulley only
      1. PetroC63's Avatar
        PetroC63 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by sofa Click here to enlarge
        Just Crankshaft Overdrive Pulley only
        You received this?
        Shipment 1
        Performance filters
        Iginition wires
        Phenolic Heat Spacers
        ECU
        and this?
        Shipment 2
        Crank pulley
        Did Evosport say they shipped the other pulleys?
      1. sofa's Avatar
        sofa -
        Simon will sent it to me again.

        Shipment 3 is coming soon to fulfill part that missing but don't know the leadtime.
      1. PetroC63's Avatar
        PetroC63 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by sofa Click here to enlarge
        Simon will sent it to me again.

        Shipment 3 is coming soon to fulfill part that missing but don't know the leadtime.
        Hopefully, "coming soon" doesn't turn into a few months. I would stay on them and make sure they
        follow through in a timely fashion.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by PetroC63 Click here to enlarge
        ^
        You didn't get the following and Evosport says they shipped it?


        You received another crank pulley instead?

        Oh boy! This doesn't sound good.
        What a freaking mess Click here to enlarge
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by sofa Click here to enlarge
        Simon will sent it to me again.

        Shipment 3 is coming soon to fulfill part that missing but don't know the leadtime.
        They have just pulled that to buy some more time... let's see when this number 3 arrives.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by PetroC63 Click here to enlarge
        Hopefully, "coming soon" doesn't turn into a few months. I would stay on them and make sure they
        follow through in a timely fashion.
        It seems like designing ones own pulley could be done faster than getting one from Evosport.
      1. PetroC63's Avatar
        PetroC63 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        It seems like designing ones own pulley could be done faster than getting one from Evosport.
        It would seem so.

        Since sofa is in another country they(Evosport) seem to be taking advantage of that. Really low if you ask me.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by PetroC63 Click here to enlarge
        It would seem so.

        Since sofa is in another country they(Evosport) seem to be taking advantage of that. Really low if you ask me.
        Agreed but can't say I'm surprised after all this.
      1. Eirebenz's Avatar
        Eirebenz -
        Sofa - just so we are all on the same page here .....

        You received the overdrive crank pulley; however, you didn't receive any of the accessory pulleys? Is that correct?

        From Simon's e-mail, it seems as if they are saying they shipped the accessory pulleys to you some time prior?

        Sofa - Another point that you may need to address with Simon:
        From the first photo you attached, the red colored phenolic spacers are there; however, you only have one intake gasket per phenolic spacer. My understanding is that each phenolic spacer needs an intake gasket above and below it to ensure there are no boost leaks. Perhaps other members can chime in and correct me if I am wrong. At the very least, Evosport used to ship them with 2 intake gaskets per phenolic spacer.
        I should know - I bought a set from them some time back!
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Eirebenz Click here to enlarge
        Sofa - just so we are all on the same page here .....

        You received the overdrive crank pulley; however, you didn't receive any of the accessory pulleys? Is that correct?

        From Simon's e-mail, it seems as if they are saying they shipped the accessory pulleys to you some time prior?

        Sofa - Another point that you may need to address with Simon:
        From the first photo you attached, the red colored phenolic spacers are there; however, you only have one intake gasket per phenolic spacer. My understanding is that each phenolic spacer needs an intake gasket above and below it to ensure there are no boost leaks. Perhaps other members can chime in and correct me if I am wrong. At the very least, Evosport used to ship them with 2 intake gaskets per phenolic spacer.
        I should know - I bought a set from them some time back!
        Great post, so in addition he will need a second intake gasket?
      1. Eirebenz's Avatar
        Eirebenz -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Great post, so in addition he will need a second intake gasket?
        If I'm correct in my assessment of that photo, he needs another intake gasket set (i.e. 2 more gaskets).
        i.e. the phenolic spacer kit requires one phenolic spacer for each intake bank + 2 intake gaskets per intake bank (a gasket above and below each spacer).
        In the past, Evosport just shipped out 2 sets of OE intake gaskets (still in their MBenz packaging) per phenolic spacer kit.

        Of course, Sofa may have both sets of intake gaskets (4 total) and just didn't take a photo with both sets - hopefully he'll set that straight in due course.
      1. sofa's Avatar
        sofa -
        the first picture is show all what i have from evosport.

        I need to ask simon to sent me intake gaskets to complete phenolic right.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by sofa Click here to enlarge
        the first picture is show all what i have from evosport.

        I need to ask simon to sent me intake gaskets to complete phenolic right.
        If that is everything, yes, it would appear so. Why you wouldn't get all the right gaskets to begin with beats me.
      1. c32AMG-DTM's Avatar
        c32AMG-DTM -
        Assuming the same phenolic spacers that other vendors have sold for years (although most used to be yellowish), then yes AFAIK best practices is to have a gasket above and below. Maybe they intended for him to reuse the existing gasket he had, and then put the spacer on top, with the new gasket completing the "sandwich" inbetween the hardware?

        In any event, these gaskets are cheap and readily available from Mercedes... if it were me, I wouldn't bother trying to source a set from a performance-parts vendor overseas - just get 'em from your dealership service-parts dept.
      1. sofa's Avatar
        sofa -
        About missing part that am waiting for Simon said " I just talked to my warehouse manager and he specifically stated that all these parts were already sent. Can you please make sure they are not there? Just so we’re not wasting time/money and sending parts that may be there. Thanks!"

        But actually i receive just 4item and all of this is light weight part overall weight include box is just 6lbs how can all the parts is sent.

        Click here to enlarge
        http://wwwapps.ups.com/WebTracking/t...080&track.y=10


        On last shipment is only Crankshaft pulley and 2bolts gross weight is 9lbs
        Click here to enlarge
        http://wwwapps.ups.com/WebTracking/t...278&track.y=10

        UPS


        I think all this part is might be more than 10lbs is it true
        Water Pump Pulley
        Power Steering Pulley
        Alternator Pulley
        Larger Idler Pulley
        Small Tensioner Pulley w/ Captive Washer
        Washers, bolts
        Washer bottle
        Fitting for washer bottle
      1. sofa's Avatar
        sofa -
        Waiting period again
      1. Eirebenz's Avatar
        Eirebenz -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by c32AMG-DTM Click here to enlarge
        .... Maybe they intended for him to reuse the existing gasket he had, and then put the spacer on top, with the new gasket completing the "sandwich" inbetween the hardware?

        In any event, these gaskets are cheap and readily available from Mercedes... if it were me, I wouldn't bother trying to source a set from a performance-parts vendor overseas - just get 'em from your dealership service-parts dept.
        You're right; the gaskets are readily available from the dealership. However, he paid for a 'whole' phenolic spacer kit. I know that Evosport used to supply 2 sets of intake gaskets with their spacer kit. According to Sofa's photo, he didn't receive 2 sets.

        Re: Evosport intending for him to reuse his old set: I suppose that's possible; however, it's not a good idea. Who knows how long Sofa's current gaskets have been on there? - in any case, I find it hard to believe that a company such as Evosport (who despite their shortcomings in customer service, have good quality gear) would suggest reusing any gasket on a Benz/AMG motor.

        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by sofa Click here to enlarge
        .... But actually i receive just 4item and all of this is light weight part overall weight include box is just 6lbs how can all the parts is sent.

        .... On last shipment is only Crankshaft pulley and 2bolts gross weight is 9lbs ....
        I wouldn't dwell on the package weight so much in this case - the majority of the parts in Evosport's ODPS (except for the crank pulley) are lightweight (as one would expect).

        I would double and triple check the box and packaging to rule out any oversight on your part. Mind you, the washer bottle is large enough that it would be very difficult to misplace!
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Eirebenz Click here to enlarge
        I would double and triple check the box and packaging to rule out any oversight on your part. Mind you, the washer bottle is large enough that it would be very difficult to misplace!
        It would be hard to miss those gaskets I would think.