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    • Major problems at CFI Designs? $60k twin turbo Lamborghini scam, driving customer cars, not delivering builds, etc.

      Here we go again. BoostAddict.com reports on tuners that scam people to warn potential victims. When playing with high end cars and doing high end builds a lot of money is involved. Unfortunately, this also means there are a lot of high end targets.


      We see it again and again over the years. From big names like Hennessey to new ventures like Dime Racing high end car tuning attracts some very shady individuals.

      It seems we can add CFI Designs and Kyle Pekovitch to the list.

      CFI Designs is hardly a big name tuner but their work caught our attention. On social media they have some beautiful work posted and that is the point of their social media account after all. It is designed to get attention and drum up business so only the best things will be posted.

      Well, CFI Designs got the attention of a guy in Dubai with a Gallardo Superleggera. He is now $60k in the hole without his car:

      Back in 2015 I wanted a Twin Turbo conversion for my 08 superleggera. After speaking to many vendors and being referred to Kyle at CFI Designs I decided to go ahead with him. Iím based in the Middle East to make matters more interesting. My build sheet came to $109k, I initially paid $20k as a deposit with the rest to follow as and when. I paid another $40k in 2016. At this point itís worth noting that no work had Been carried out.

      Late 2016 into mid 2017 I had issues with my own business which prevented me moving forward with the build.

      I spoke to Kyle and explained this to him and he said he would try to find someone to take over my build, I said ok. At least that way I could recoup my initial payment or even the majority of it. Nothing happened.

      I posted an ad in the parts section on here to see if anyone would take it over. Kyle requested that I take the ad down to which I did.

      Now into 2018 things are looking slightly more positive or so I thought.

      Iím $60k into the pocket of CFI//Kyle and no further forward. This is where it gets worse; financially for now I canít go any further forward with my project.

      Also I have a friend who needs an engine for his TT gallardo after blowing his up. We contacted Kyle numerous times after he said it would be no problem to use part of the $60k Iíd already paid towards an engine for my friend.

      At least then I can get some cash back and when I can, continue my project with the remainder balance.

      This was the idea.

      Now Kyle doesnít communicate or reply to any calls, messages or emails. Both myself and my friend have called and messaged him many times. If we are lucky enough to reach him he says that he will email us and nothing ever comes.

      Iím still hopeful that something can be worked out.

      On a side note I think the work he actually does is great and I canít fault what Iíve seen....at least from photos.

      Now would you just write off $60k?
      Guy in Dubai, wires $60k total, never sees that money or his car again. He might as well kiss it goodbye. This is why the big name tuners charge what they do because they can. Do not try to get a bargain tuner when building a twin turbo Lamborghini as you might end up with more than you bargained for.

      This gentleman posted his story to Ripoffreport.com and it seems his situation remains as last reported: https://www.ripoffreport.com/reports...-pecar-1447228

      Unfortunately, the bad CFI Designs stories do not end there.

      Here's a whopper:

      Quote Originally Posted by boom_td1
      R8 build suffered a setback from a criminal/fraudulent and unlicensed shop. Attempts to sell my motor, pretty much 0 work done, parts I bought and paid for given to other ďcustomersĒ, 20k stolen and more.

      We successfully recovered the R8, motor, and parts on Thursday & Friday and they are safe while we plan for the next steps of the build. Lawsuits are being filed and we are working with both local and federal law enforcement to ensure that this piece of shit sees more jail time and can never do this to another person period.

      If you know of anyone whoís had issues with CFi Designs, please tell them to get in touch if theyíd like to join in this effort.

      Thanks to everyone who has helped over the last few days and offered support, really appreciate it!

      Please share this post to get the word out!!!





      A similar story of taking money and not doing anything. Fortunately, at least this guy got his car back.

      Isolated incidents you say? What about this?

      Quote Originally Posted by r8.lms
      My car being spotted back in December, when it was supposed to be in a shop getting work done, but actually being driven without authorization for a few thousand miles, shootin flames and killing it!


      Here is one of our forum members @flsupraguy saying he had a great experience with CFI only for someone to say his car was driven around as well without permission:

      Quote Originally Posted by HustlerX5
      Just so you know, he drove the sh!t out of your car too and almost crashed it when you had that first set of tires and your car was at his shop which was an airport hanger. That was when I first bought your exhaust. CFI also kept my car for 9 months, I found out through social media he was driving my car around everywhere when he had told me I shouldnít drive it and to store it at his place for broken motor mounts. Stole my parts and sold some on here in the classifieds, magically disappeared all of the undershields to my car, cracked my windshield, had to modify the car with a crank case ventilation system which he said was a design flaw and then tried to charge me for it, charged me for a electronic boost controller with install which never worked and never has, broke my led for the rear license plate, left my axles loose TWICE without tightening causing the axle to come loose at a high speed and cause SIGNIFICANT Damage to my oil on and fuel lines. Proceeded to tell me it was my transmission which was no good so I bought one off of him and the axles STILL came loose until I took it to Audi themselves and they said the axles had not been torqued down as they should.

      In short, stay away from this piece of sh!t. This isnít a dispute as to whether the guy is an honest business man or not, heís a complete failure and conman. I filed a complaint with the California Bureau of Automotive Repair only to find he was NEVER licensed to work or repair automobiles period in the state of California. They recommended he give me a full $50,000 refund which he of rouse refused.
      Now that is even worse than just driving the car around as he took parts off the car and sold them. That is Hennessey style scamming right there. It's an absolute horror story.

      To make things worse CFI Designs is not even licensed for automobile work or repairs in California and BoostAddict can not find any license at all for CFI Designs. The BBB lists their business as 'Auto Boosting Service' which is not an official business type.

      To be fair, there are zero BBB complaints but expect that to change:


      Is that it? Nope, how about random people driving YOUR CAR and recording themselves damaging it?



      Word is even spreading to Yelp:


      Plus Google reviews:


      Now, it is obvious why this is being brought to your attention. Does CFI Designs show off some cool looking work? Sure. Should you trust them with your car? Absolutely not.

      People like this just keep on going without even any consideration for those they have wronged. We see all too often in this industry.

      There are too many reputable tuners out there to even bother with CFI Designs after this small sample of what is publicly posted.

      As always, buyer beware.

      This article was originally published in forum thread: Major problems at CFI Designs? $60k twin turbo Lamborghini scam, driving customer cars, not delivering builds, etc. started by Sticky View original post
      Comments 2 Comments
      1. m2motortechnik's Avatar
        m2motortechnik -
        send it to me ill finish it
      1. Payam@BMS's Avatar
        Payam@BMS -
        Eesh!