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    • Jalopnik picks up on BenzBoost story regarding Evosport and Evosport threatens legal action

      One of the largest auto blogs on the net, Jalopnik, has been monitoring our story with Evosport. Things have gotten very heated as of late when Evosport had their attorney, Todd Serota, threaten my father as well as myself with legal action. BenzBoost was given a deadline and told to pull down the articles, looks like we missed it.

      BenzBoost finds Evosport's tactics of covering this story up and threatening us with legal action just rather sad. Instead of going about this professionally, Evosport has been closing threads on MBworld and deleting any mention of it. Since they can not do that on BenzBoost, they have sent their attack dog lawyers after us in an attempt to control things here as well.

      We will not be intimidated or budge from doing what is in our users and the consumers best interest. Consumer advocacy is something we need more of, not less. Mr. Serota, people like you are the problem in this country trying to keep the truth hidden and not having the integrity to do what is right. BenzBoost had the courage to reveal the details of what was taking place and did so accurately. Amazingly, you reached the wrong conclusion but we would not be surprised you would jump to whatever conclusion your clients would want you to jump to.

      You have done the opposite of quieting this down, only making major blogs take notice of it. Aren't you only digging the hole deeper for your own clients? BenzBoost is not afraid of you and not all that impressed with your scare tactics. Plus, aren't you a patent lawyer? Maybe you should stick to that as we can write a much harsher letter than what you provided.

      Also, threatening my 73 old year old father is flat out despicable. We are saddened that Evosport seems to endorse harassing senior and retired family members over forum posts they can not control. This does not reflect well on any company and does not reflect well on you as an attorney. If people wonder why attorneys get a bad name, it is due to actions such as this.

      At this point, it should be clear to you it is impossible to get this story removed as you have now served to propagate it. Well done Evosport and well done Mr. Serota. In our opinion, you have completely mis-managed this situation. Good luck prosecuting the entire internet, it does not seem the Evosport budget will allow for it.

      We have posted the legal documents Jalopnik obtained aimed at BenzBoost here, you can all review them for yourselves and see the lengths Evosport is willing to go to keep the truth from users on MBworld as well as consumers. BenzBoost will continue to do investigative reporting in the best interest of our users and all individuals in the German automotive performance industry.



      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. 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.
      1. Dodger63's Avatar
        Dodger63 -
        Brad just posted in Mbworld he has 40 sets of rotors
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Dodger63 Click here to enlarge
        Brad just posted in Mbworld he has 40 sets of rotors
        Great, tell him to send that post to 6 months ago.
      1. sofa's Avatar
        sofa -
        Click here to enlarge

        Water Pump Pulley
        Power Steering Pulley
        Alternator Pulley
        Larger Idler Pulley
        Small Tensioner Pulley
        Captive Washer
        1 x Washer, 1x bolt
        Overall Weight is 3KG

        All Missing Part is arrive
      1. 0-60Motorsports's Avatar
        0-60Motorsports -
        ^did they resend you the missing parts or did u find them in ur previous shipment?
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by sofa Click here to enlarge
        http://www.benzboost.com/images/impo...IMG_0615-1.jpg

        Water Pump Pulley
        Power Steering Pulley
        Alternator Pulley
        Larger Idler Pulley
        Small Tensioner Pulley
        Captive Washer
        1 x Washer, 1x bolt
        Overall Weight is 3KG

        All Missing Part is arrive
        And there we are, thank you.

        Post your missing parts on BenzBoost, get them the next week.
      1. PetroC63's Avatar
        PetroC63 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        And there we are, thank you.

        Post your missing parts on BenzBoost, get them the next week.
        Great job Sticky.Click here to enlarge

        I wonder how long sofa would have waited if BB wasn't around.
      1. sofa's Avatar
        sofa -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by 0-60Motorsports Click here to enlarge
        ^did they resend you the missing parts or did u find them in ur previous shipment?

        Evosport just resend all missing part to me after i proved that they didn't sent to me.
      1. sofa's Avatar
        sofa -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by PetroC63 Click here to enlarge
        Great job Sticky.Click here to enlarge

        I wonder how long sofa would have waited if BB wasn't around.
        i think is might forget my order.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by PetroC63 Click here to enlarge
        I wonder how long sofa would have waited if BB wasn't around.
        A good question and I wonder how long it would have taken for everyone else as well... at least we can keep them in check. I'm glad people are getting what they paid for!
      1. 0-60Motorsports's Avatar
        0-60Motorsports -
        So I've been speaking to EVOSPORT for the last few days about ordering some Brake rotors for the SL55 R230. Their sites down right now but Simon at Evosport has been pretty quick to reply back to my emails etc.

        Any one have any updates on their business situation? I dont want to have issues dealing with them from so far away.
      1. ezec63's Avatar
        ezec63 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by 0-60Motorsports Click here to enlarge
        So I've been speaking to EVOSPORT for the last few days about ordering some Brake rotors for the SL55 R230. Their sites down right now but Simon at Evosport has been pretty quick to reply back to my emails etc.

        Any one have any updates on their business situation? I dont want to have issues dealing with them from so far away.
        Evosport sells re branded giro disc ! Call up any giro disc dealer and cut the middle man out ... and a shady middle man at that ! Click here to enlarge
      1. ezec63's Avatar
        ezec63 -
        i know your not from the US so if you can find a local giro disc distributor it'd be better but if not i just ordered some for my c63 coupe a couple days ago i can PM you the guy i used hell hook you up !
      1. LZH's Avatar
        LZH -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by ezec63 Click here to enlarge
        Evosport sells re branded giro disc ! Call up any giro disc dealer and cut the middle man out ... and a shady middle man at that ! Click here to enlarge
        I know Simon and he is a good guy. I'm sure if he doesn't have them in stock ready to ship he will tell you. they've been down that road before and I'm sure learned their lesson.
      1. 0-60Motorsports's Avatar
        0-60Motorsports -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by ezec63 Click here to enlarge
        Evosport sells re branded giro disc ! Call up any giro disc dealer and cut the middle man out ... and a shady middle man at that ! Click here to enlarge
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by ezec63 Click here to enlarge
        i know your not from the US so if you can find a local giro disc distributor it'd be better but if not i just ordered some for my c63 coupe a couple days ago i can PM you the guy i used hell hook you up !
        Thanks for the info but I want to give EVOSPORT a chance. As far as I have heard from a few people that their back on track. Please PM me the contact info for your supplier any way so i can check it out.
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by LZH Click here to enlarge
        I know Simon and he is a good guy. I'm sure if he doesn't have them in stock ready to ship he will tell you. they've been down that road before and I'm sure learned their lesson.
        Thanks LZH. I hope they stick to their recent good service. I just got a reply from Simon and its pretty late in the US right now. Fingers crossed all goes well.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Man was this is a classic.
      1. JRCART's Avatar
        JRCART -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Man was this is a classic.
        DCT Build thread is a classic...you decide if you pussy is not sore and if you will be showing up this weekend?
      1. cturbos's Avatar
        cturbos -
        STICKY
        what's with(You don't have enough reputation) message i get every time i want to see something.
        thank you