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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. JBond's Avatar
        JBond -
        From what I'm reading I don't think anyone can claim they haven't been "accurately portrayed" and this is just what's posted publicly on this forum by JRCART himself or themselves, no texts, emails, phone calls, etc.
      1. JRCART's Avatar
        JRCART -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        No one is twisting your words, no one said anything about fraud only a user coming out of nowhere did, and you are more than free to speak your mind.



        Yes, and this is what we wanted to clarify as well as you stance changing from inflated costs to now accurate costs. It was implied earlier they were charging too much, and this has changed.

        I want to make it clear to protect myself as well as my reputation of reporting the events accurately. That is all, I agree, this is not a major issue and it is over with.
        The only time I mentioned chargeback was when I was going to have another shop redo the unsatisfactory paint work, at that time I was not aware of California laws that require me to give the vehicle back to that shop to give them one more chance to make it right. In IL the customer is allowed to pick any body shop(any body shop certified by the insurance co) to have the repairs done correctly the second time around and the insurance company will then go after the first shop to try to recover their costs.

        I will admitt that at one point I thought the amount of the insurnace work looked high for the amount of visible damage on the car but I have since obtained a complete breakdown of all charges on the claim from the insurance company. There was quite a bit of damage not visible that was uncovered after the body shop dug into it such as a trans cooler and radiator, those two items alone are several thousand dollars when the labor is factored in. In addition to those two items there was a cracked Dymag and a damaged Vorsteiner splitter so the damages added up pretty quickly.

        As mentioned before I will be meeting with evosport owners and managment on Thursday of next week, and at this point they have delivered on about 90% of what they were contracted to. They have my Vorsteiner splitter yet to be installed but they assured me that they have it in their shop and it will be delivered on my visit next week.

        I was pretty upset with the Jalponik article because although some of what they published was accurate, some of it was not and even more of it was not accurate yesterday or Thursday when the article was published. They were reporting it like it was current and the situation has changed in the past 3-4 weeks. I have never changed my stance I said I pulled the car out of evosport and gave it to Weistec, I said that there were some loose ends that evosport had to still deliver on and that I would keep everyone posted on and I did. I posted an update on this site earlier this week that said that evosport now owed me under $1000 and a Vorsteiner splitter and that they are upholding their end of the deal. So you can imagine my suprise when I see a new article on Jalopnik yesterday that is quoting some bad information and is reporting some 3-4 week old information making it look like it is the current state of the situation. It was very mis-leading. I'm not changing my tune or backing off of anything but when this all came out and started a few weeks ago I promised I would keep everyone posted adn I kept my word, I kept everyone posted when I posted they owe me less than $1000 and Vorsteiner Splitter. Sorry if that is not the answer that you wanted to hear but it's the truth. I have posted the truth since day one regardless of if evosport liked what I had to say, just like I am posting know whether you or anyone else likes what I have to say. I would be just as bad if I did not post up an honest update.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by JRCART Click here to enlarge
        I will admitt that at one point I thought the amount of the insurnace work looked high for the amount of visible damage on the car but I have since obtained a complete breakdown of all charges on the claim from the insurance company.
        Exactly, this is all I wanted to clarify. Not a big deal at all.
      1. JRCART's Avatar
        JRCART -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by JBond Click here to enlarge
        Note the 180, these are JRCART's posts from just the first 2 pages of this thread:
        Yep, and I stand by all those posts. I'm stil not saying I am happy about the situation, the damn car has been in California for 6 monthes now because of the delays at evosport. I promised an update and I gave an update. Weistec finished the install on my car and evosport has come thorough with the parts that were still owed to me. How is that a 180? It seems there are a few hipocrits on this site, everyone claims that they "just want to see the customers get what they are owed by evosport" and I post that I got what I was owed by evosport and now I'm the bad guy? LOL if that's the way you play have a nice life, but I don't roll that way. Am I going to start planning my nest round of mods with evosport? HELL NO! but I am not going to sit here and mislead people or let on that they have not finally come through and delivered on a vast majority of what I was owned. I'm not going to sit here and let what happened to me be used as a pawn in this game of chess. I told my evosport story 4 weeks ago and I'm telling you the same story today but with a happier ending rather than a bad or nasty ending, sorry you can't be happy for me pal.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        JRCART, I fully expect you or anyone else to post your complete experience from start finish, good or bad. As I stated, I'm glad they are making an effort now after about 6 months and it seems some heat has given them motivation.

        There is nothing wrong with you posting what was owed and if they come through on that, I fully encourage it. That is just my opinion.
      1. Yomama69's Avatar
        Yomama69 -
        JRCART, you seem to be the only Evosport customer happy...and that's pretty much because Weistec finished the work Evosport was supposed to do. I haven't seen any otehr Evosport customers post happy endings.
      1. JRCART's Avatar
        JRCART -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        It's fine, I'm glad Jim is getting what was owed to him and the situation is being resolved for him. Everything regarding him (who is a prominent customer) should be settled by next week I take it, we'll see.
        Yes, we will see. Trust me if I walk in there and they don't have my splitter there is going to be hell to pay and I will let all of you know about it but until then I am taking them on their word. I had a phone conversation on Thursday afternoon with them and I was assured they have the new splitter in their hands and waiting for me. I find it very funny that some of you have come down on evosport for being dis-honest yet I post a honest update as to the status of the situation and let everyone know it is nearly resolved and you want nothing to do with it...That's just wrong.
      1. Yomama69's Avatar
        Yomama69 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by JRCART Click here to enlarge
        Yes, we will see. Trust me if I walk in there and they don't have my splitter there is going to be hell to pay and I will let all of you know about it but until then I am taking them on their word. I had a phone conversation on Thursday afternoon with them and I was assured they have the new splitter in their hands and waiting for me. I find it very funny that some of you have come down on evosport for being dis-honest yet I post a honest update as to the status of the situation and let everyone know it is nearly resolved and you want nothing to do with it...That's just wrong.
        You are just one customer. What about the rest of the $250K in "backorder"? That represents other customers -- unhappy customers who did not receive the product they ordered.
      1. JRCART's Avatar
        JRCART -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Yomama69 Click here to enlarge
        JRCART, you seem to be the only Evosport customer happy...and that's pretty much because Weistec finished the work Evosport was supposed to do. I haven't seen any otehr Evosport customers post happy endings.

        Like I just posted, I am not in any way happy about the situation, I am not happy that they had the car 5 months and got only a portion of the work completed. Yes, I did pull the car out an dhad Weistec finish it. I would not say I am happy. I am saying that they have delivered on the majority of what was promised. In one of my last post I said I'm not running out and planning a new round of mods with evosport, so to call me a "Happy Customer" is a bit of a stretch...more twisting of my words
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by JRCART Click here to enlarge
        I find it very funny that some of you have come down on evosport for being dis-honest yet I post a honest update as to the status of the situation and let everyone know it is nearly resolved and you want nothing to do with it...That's just wrong.
        Personally, I want everything to do with it as fair is only fair. It is ridiculous it had to come down to this to get things done but if things are getting done I'm happy for you in particular.
      1. Yomama69's Avatar
        Yomama69 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by JRCART Click here to enlarge
        Like I just posted, I am not in any way happy about the situation, I am not happy that they had the car 5 months and got only a portion of the work completed. Yes, I did pull the car out an dhad Weistec finish it. I would not say I am happy. I am saying that they have delivered on the majority of what was promised. In one of my last post I said I'm not running out and planning a new round of mods with evosport, so to call me a "Happy Customer" is a bit of a stretch...more twisting of my words
        Pardon me for being picky, but 90% complete 46 days after the completion date on the contract is unacceptable to me. Houses have been built in less time.
      1. JRCART's Avatar
        JRCART -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Yomama69 Click here to enlarge
        You are just one customer. What about the rest of the $250K in "backorder"? That represents other customers -- unhappy customers who did not receive the product they ordered.
        Not to sound like a broken record, but also as I stated in a recent post, I'm not a pawn in anyones chess game. If people are owed parts by evosport they need to speak up, I'm sure my being open and vocal about the situation did not hurt when it came down to them coming through on my stuff. I guess I somehow became the poster child for the anti-evosport movement but if I were to continue to let people think I was still being screwed over that would be A) Wrong and B) Illegal. I can tell my story and say it took them 5-6 months to get the job done but I can't keep going on and saying they are continueing to screw me when they are not.
      1. Eirebenz's Avatar
        Eirebenz -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by JRCART Click here to enlarge
        Yep, and I stand by all those posts. I'm stil not saying I am happy about the situation, the damn car has been in California for 6 monthes now because of the delays at evosport. I promised an update and I gave an update. Weistec finished the install on my car and evosport has come thorough with the parts that were still owed to me. How is that a 180? It seems there are a few hipocrits on this site, everyone claims that they "just want to see the customers get what they are owed by evosport" and I post that I got what I was owed by evosport and now I'm the bad guy? LOL if that's the way you play have a nice life, but I don't roll that way. Am I going to start planning my nest round of mods with evosport? HELL NO! but I am not going to sit here and mislead people or let on that they have not finally come through and delivered on a vast majority of what I was owned. I'm not going to sit here and let what happened to me be used as a pawn in this game of chess. I told my evosport story 4 weeks ago and I'm telling you the same story today but with a happier ending rather than a bad or nasty ending, sorry you can't be happy for me pal.

        I think it's great you have resolution. I hope every other customer who was owed something by Evosport finds the same satisfaction.
        For the record, I couldn't care less about Evosport. For disclosures sakes, I've purchased from them in the past and haven't had an issue.

        I guess the point that some forum members are trying to get at here is that everything is NOT hunky-dory.
        In your heart of hearts, can you honestly say that Evosport would have resolved these issues to your satisfaction if the $#@! didn't hit the fan over the last few weeks?

        From the outside, the whole situation reeks of Evosport being backed into a corner by heavy-hitters like yourself - ultimately leading to them doing the right thing by you. And there's nothing wrong with that - your priority is to be made whole.
        Now that some people are getting your issues resolved (which is great), there's a misconception that everything's A-OK again. It's NOT.
        Evosport's recent conduct on MBW, as well as their behavior towards Sticky and Benzboost are just two of the issues in play here.

        If 1% of what you and others have claimed is true, that's reason enough to never do business with these guys again. Call it what you want, but actively and knowingly taking money from customers when they damn well know they don't have the capacity to follow through with their contractual obligations is tantamount to THEFT.
        Trying to cover the entire mess up is even worse.
      1. JRCART's Avatar
        JRCART -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Yomama69 Click here to enlarge
        Pardon me for being picky, but 90% complete 46 days after the completion date on the contract is unacceptable to me. Houses have been built in less time.
        Like I said, I will be there on Thursday this week to get the other 10% of what is owed me. They assure me it is there. I already stated I was unhappy with the time-line. You guys need some Hooked-On-Reading CD's I think.
      1. Yomama69's Avatar
        Yomama69 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by JRCART Click here to enlarge
        Not to sound like a broken record, but also as I stated in a recent post, I'm not a pawn in anyones chess game. If people are owed parts by evosport they need to speak up, I'm sure my being open and vocal about the situation did not hurt when it came down to them coming through on my stuff. I guess I somehow became the poster child for the anti-evosport movement but if I were to continue to let people think I was still being screwed over that would be A) Wrong and B) Illegal. I can tell my story and say it took them 5-6 months to get the job done but I can't keep going on and saying they are continueing to screw me when they are not.
        They are not all forum members here and it seems that they have been censored on MBW when they have spoken about it.
      1. JRCART's Avatar
        JRCART -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Personally, I want everything to do with it as fair is only fair. It is ridiculous it had to come down to this to get things done but if things are getting done I'm happy for you in particular.

        I agree 100% it's a shame things came to this and it's a shame if others are still owed parts/products or refunds. Maybe those people need to step up the pressure, I've done what I can do and that is post up my experiences.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Eirebenz Click here to enlarge
        I think it's great you have resolution. I hope every other customer who was owed something by Evosport finds the same satisfaction.
        For the record, I couldn't care less about Evosport. For disclosures sakes, I've purchased from them in the past and haven't had an issue.

        I guess the point that some forum members are trying to get at here is that everything is NOT hunky-dory.
        In your heart of hearts, can you honestly say that Evosport would have resolved these issues to your satisfaction if the $#@! didn't hit the fan over the last few weeks?

        From the outside, the whole situation reeks of Evosport being backed into a corner by heavy-hitters like yourself - ultimately leading to them doing the right thing by you. And there's nothing wrong with that - your priority is to be made whole.
        Now that some people are getting your issues resolved (which is great), there's a misconception that everything's A-OK again. It's NOT.
        Evosport's recent conduct on MBW, as well as their behavior towards Sticky and Benzboost are just two of the issues in play here.

        If 1% of what you and others have claimed is true, that's reason enough to never do business with these guys again. Call it what you want, but actively and knowingly taking money from customers when they damn well know they don't have the capacity to follow through with their contractual obligations is tantamount to THEFT.
        Trying to cover the entire mess up is even worse.
        I think this is very well stated.
      1. Yomama69's Avatar
        Yomama69 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by JRCART Click here to enlarge
        Like I said, I will be there on Thursday this week to get the other 10% of what is owed me. They assure me it is there. I already stated I was unhappy with the time-line. You guys need some Hooked-On-Reading CD's I think.
        I was commenting on what I believe is acceptable. We already know your stance. CD's are not necessary.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by JRCART Click here to enlarge
        I agree 100% it's a shame things came to this and it's a shame if others are still owed parts/products or refunds. Maybe those people need to step up the pressure, I've done what I can do and that is post up my experiences.
        You are just one part of this although an important part. Unfortunately, there are others who don't know this place exists and were commenting about their own experiences on MBworld until things were closed and deleted.
      1. Yomama69's Avatar
        Yomama69 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        I think this is very well stated.
        Am I the only one who believes receiving product months after it's ordered is not resolution? The time is anything but reasonable.