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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.
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      1. jacobs323i's Avatar
        jacobs323i -
        i have since let this go but as a favor to sticky and others who have been scammed, or are about to be scammed i felt it my duty to warn people not to spend their hard earned dollars with scum that evosport is!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
      1. JRCART's Avatar
        JRCART -
        To think I trusted these guys, I had a couple of great experiences with them, although they never once hit a deadline but they only missed by a week on one occasion and about 2 weeks on another but this time around was a far different story. The car was delivered to them on or around October 20th 2010 for some body and paint reparis and some other mods (SC was not in the picture until late Dec 2010). Before the project was started I set a firm completion date of march 1st 2011 and brad commited to meeting that date. As of last Sunday March 27 evosport was not done with the car so the decision was made to pull the car from evosport and let Weistec complete the work. Weistec was amazing, they did more work in 5 days than I had seen out of evosport in 5 months and that is no exageration, not even a slight exageration.

        What I find puzzling is that they use the move to their new 15,000 sq ft facility as an excuse for the delays, my question is why are they expanding if they can't financially handle their current work load? Kinda like putting the cart before the horse isn't it?

        There will be more info to come, when the time is right I will be releasing every detail of the JRCART/evosport debacle with detailed e-mail and text correspondance, insurance information, wire transfer info and more. Right now my hands are tied becuase this might(is) be turning into a legal matter and we have been advised to not divulge certain information so I hope you guys can understand about the lack of info I am sharing at this time.
      1. JRCART's Avatar
        JRCART -
        NEWS UPDATE

        The thread on MB World has now been completely REMOVED...even after Brad said it would not be....more lies
      1. P31-C63's Avatar
        P31-C63 -
        wow, the more I read this stuff and how it is silenced on MBW makes me pissed and I never sent them a dime!Click here to enlarge
        I hope you guys get some restitution for this crap; I worry if things are as bad as they seem, the legal route may take too long Jcart--I hope not, but if it does, there's always Vito and his friendsClick here to enlarge
        It's so nice to be able to discuss this openly on here without being lockedClick here to enlarge

        Click here to enlargeEVOSPORTClick here to enlarge
      1. akh23456's Avatar
        akh23456 -
        thats sad, hope everyone can either get their products or money back. scammers sucks and another plus for benz boost.
      1. blkclk550's Avatar
        blkclk550 -
        They just lock the threads after their message.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by oldgixxer Click here to enlarge
        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
        I'm honestly amazed people put that up over there as quickly as they did from when I posted it here. They deleted links to it and once others started copy/pasting the text he had no choice but to respond or look like a hypocrite.

        Fact is, they have deleted responses so there only choice was to lock it.

        Now, let's get to Brad's spin.

        He says there are "issues." Wow, no kidding. What are these issues? Just left very vague but is it really an issue with raw materials that accounts for not one specific set of parts not being delivered, but a repeat pattern of various parts? Headers, pulleys, rotors, etc.?

        It isn't a couple people, we are talking many customers here waiting SINCE LAST YEAR.

        He confirms they do owe Powerchip money, excellent, we already knew that as we spoke to Powerchip and confirmed it. How much money? No one on both sides wants to say, must be a bundle.

        He says there is much more about JRCART... uh, ya. Much more Jim is going to post. What exactly did he specifically deny? Nothing, just said there is more to it.

        M3 project, more to the story. Yes, I would like to hear more about how my friend has been waiting years for his car and how his V8 is running in Brads father's race car.

        Anyone else notice the part about Jim Brady and the $300-$400k was left out? Whoops... not even going to try to spin out of that one?

        There is nothing there, it isn't even good spin. If there is nothing to hide why lock it? You want people to e-mail you in private where nobody can see what is going on? At this point, Evosport owes the community a transparent resolution to all these problems or else it just continues to look shady. It's too late to keep this off the forum and we aren't going to lock or delete, that is for damn sure.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by 930chas Click here to enlarge
        Completely incredible that they locked it that fast...too bad they can't get their product out in that amount of time.
        This had me rolling. Click here to enlarge
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by JRCART Click here to enlarge
        To think I trusted these guys, I had a couple of great experiences with them, although they never once hit a deadline but they only missed by a week on one occasion and about 2 weeks on another but this time around was a far different story. The car was delivered to them on or around October 20th 2010 for some body and paint reparis and some other mods (SC was not in the picture until late Dec 2010). Before the project was started I set a firm completion date of march 1st 2011 and brad commited to meeting that date. As of last Sunday March 27 evosport was not done with the car so the decision was made to pull the car from evosport and let Weistec complete the work. Weistec was amazing, they did more work in 5 days than I had seen out of evosport in 5 months and that is no exageration, not even a slight exageration.
        Well then explain to me how Brad can claims there is "more" to this story as if you are leaving something out? It's pretty simple isn't it? You set a date, they had ample time to complete it, and they didn't. In the mean time they took advantage of you, what the hell? Why can't Brad just take responsibility?

        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by JRCART Click here to enlarge
        What I find puzzling is that they use the move to their new 15,000 sq ft facility as an excuse for the delays, my question is why are they expanding if they can't financially handle their current work load? Kinda like putting the cart before the horse isn't it?
        This... is sound logic.

        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by JRCART Click here to enlarge
        There will be more info to come, when the time is right I will be releasing every detail of the JRCART/evosport debacle with detailed e-mail and text correspondance, insurance information, wire transfer info and more. Right now my hands are tied becuase this might(is) be turning into a legal matter and we have been advised to not divulge certain information so I hope you guys can understand about the lack of info I am sharing at this time.
        Jim, look, it's completely understandable. We simply had to say something, it had gone too far. It's absurd that Evosport can act like nothing is wrong. Your situation alone is ridiculous and they should never have let it escalate the way it did. I know there is much more but won't say anything further I think this is plenty for people to soak in as is.

        I just want to make the point clear we did our research and this is not categorically false in any way. Jim is the primary source here so you can take him at his word and he can verify that we did ask him many questions before putting this up in order to have the most accurate information possible.

        Brad is right, there is more to it, just not in a way that will make Evosport look good.
      1. JRCART's Avatar
        JRCART -
        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
        Guess again, not only was the thread locked as you stated it just disappeared in the past hour. POOF, it's gone, just like it never happened. LOL
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by JRCART Click here to enlarge
        NEWS UPDATE

        The thread on MB World has now been completely REMOVED...even after Brad said it would not be....more lies
        Yep, I can't find it. Now that is absurd and they truly look terrible. A bunch of hypocrites and liars.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by JRCART Click here to enlarge
        Guess again, not only was the thread locked as you stated it just disappeared in the past hour. POOF, it's gone, just like it never happened. LOL
        Checked to see if Google cached it, they removed it so fast Google didn't save it.
      1. JRCART's Avatar
        JRCART -
        STICKY, There is more to the story but none of it is going to make Brad or evosport look very good. Everything is very well documented at my end, e-mails, wire transfers, phones calls and emails with insurance adjusters. You better free up some more bandwidth because when I post it's gonna be about 3 pages long and your server is going to overload from all the hits on the site. In due time, I promise.
      1. akh23456's Avatar
        akh23456 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by JRCART Click here to enlarge
        STICKY, There is more to the story but none of it is going to make Brad or evosport look very good. Everything is very well documented at my end, e-mails, wire transfers, phones calls and emails with insurance adjusters. You better free up some more bandwidth because when I post it's gonna be about 3 pages long and your server is going to overload from all the hits on the site. In due time, I promise.
        sorry to hear about your car, +1 for sharing your info with us .
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by JRCART Click here to enlarge
        STICKY, There is more to the story but none of it is going to make Brad or evosport look very good. Everything is very well documented at my end, e-mails, wire transfers, phones calls and emails with insurance adjusters. You better free up some more bandwidth because when I post it's gonna be about 3 pages long and your server is going to overload from all the hits on the site. In due time, I promise.
        Hey, I'm more than willing to accommodate and I fully understand that you have it all documented and are waiting. If I was Brad, I would start doing the right thing instead of shutting this down hoping it goes away. It isn't going anywhere and neither are you. Good luck Jim, you have our support (and the recently upgraded servers).
      1. blkclk550's Avatar
        blkclk550 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by MSIZZLE Click here to enlarge
        VTR??
        not vinny ten, there was a company about 4 years ago that used to steal parts from costumers cars, or claim they installed but never did.
      1. P31-C63's Avatar
        P31-C63 -
        Brad says the post is still on site somewhere:
        http://www.mbworld.org/forums/c63-am...ml#post4607278

        I couldn't seem to find it??
      1. JRCART's Avatar
        JRCART -
        I used the "Search Tool" and could not find it....that sucker is long gone.
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by P31-C63 Click here to enlarge
        Brad says the post is still on site somewhere:
        http://www.mbworld.org/forums/c63-am...ml#post4607278

        I couldn't seem to find it??
      1. P31-C63's Avatar
        P31-C63 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by JRCART Click here to enlarge
        I used the "Search Tool" and could not find it....that sucker is long gone.
        he told me "That post is still up in 2 forums that I can see, and I replied to both."
        I couldn't find it either and used search too--I guess it's more lies, lies, liesClick here to enlarge
      1. P31-C63's Avatar
        P31-C63 -
        I don't dare make another comment in that threadClick here to enlarge


        $hit I wanted those black lens too--anyone else sell good quality lens for our C63.
        I guess I can bring some OEM ones to a body shop, but I'd rather just buy some prepainted onesClick here to enlarge