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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. Yomama69's Avatar
        Yomama69 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Eirebenz Click here to enlarge
        Hmmmmm....... the full picture is beginning to emerge.

        That said, I think there is some merit to LZH's point - there's probably no need to write some of the personal comments (although it is understandable given the effort some people have gone to here).
        It's ok. I really didn't take them personal. It was more than amusing that someone would bash my reading comprehension and writing skills considering that's exactly what I do for a living.
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by LZH Click here to enlarge
        Sure - but how? threatening legal action like they did Sticky ?? I find that hard to believe that anyone would get treated like crap, voice their opinion and then quiet down after telling their friends a particular company screwed them.
        I don't. There are probably tons of customers that would gag themselves for a discount of some sort.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by LZH Click here to enlarge
        Sure - but how? threatening legal action like they did Sticky ?? I find that hard to believe that anyone would get treated like crap, voice their opinion and then quiet down after telling their friends a particular company screwed them. I think the more likely situation is that there are just a lot of people out there who don't like to make negative posts and stay quiet while others do all the work for them.
        I don't know how they are doing it but it may be as simple as keep quiet and you will get your stuff.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Yomama69 Click here to enlarge
        I don't. There are probably tons of customers that would gag themselves for a discount of some sort.
        This is likely true, once it comes to money people don't care about what is right. Most just look out for themselves and what they can get.
      1. LZH's Avatar
        LZH -
        Good point...never considered that. But I guess I'm not wired that way. I do what is right ,over making/saving a few bucks
      1. JBond's Avatar
        JBond -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by LZH Click here to enlarge
        Okay, so in short you have a bone to pick with him - check, noted. Moving on....next order of business. Another MBW thread I specifically asked the mod about preferential treatment, and he refuses to even acknowledge my question:

        http://www.mbworld.org/forums/c63-am...s-missing.html

        Sorry...just thought I'd change it up a bit...Sticky feel free to move this post to another thread if it's appropriate .
        I have a bone to pick with anyone that cries wolf and then pulls a U-turn, as you do as well since you picked up on the change in "tone". I have a bone to pick with anyone that posts contradictory info in the same thread let alone same forum or on the net in general. I have a bone to pick with bullshitters in general (where the vids at?) I also have a problem with mbworld.org and it's censoring of evosports issues, any other vendor would not receive the same preferential treatment.

        JRCART is getting what he asked for which was attention brought to his situation, he asked for it, and now he gets it. The situation he helped make everyone aware of is still ongoing and cannot just be turned-off. Both Jim and Rich need to realize this is as much if not more their doing than anyone else's, and for either to call anyone that supported them from the point where they literally asked for help a $#@! or a douchebag shows exactly the type of character JRCART has.

        I can go on about JRCART but unless brought up again I'd also prefer to move on to something worth while discussing.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by LZH Click here to enlarge
        But I guess I'm not wired that way. I do what is right ,over making/saving a few bucks
        I'm not wired that way either which I guess is why this is up in the first place, eh? Then again, the MBW vendor extortion plan sure seems to be more lucrative. Pay us, and you will get protection unless it does not server our interests (MHP).
      1. JBond's Avatar
        JBond -
        Last JRCART post unless prompted, I predict they Jim or Rich will be posting on MBW again in the next 12 mos as if nothing happened.

        Any takers?
      1. Yomama69's Avatar
        Yomama69 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by LZH Click here to enlarge
        Good point...never considered that. But I guess I'm not wired that way. I do what is right ,over making/saving a few bucks
        Me too....which is why I have been posting so much about this, even though it does not affect me whatsoever.
      1. c32AMG-DTM's Avatar
        c32AMG-DTM -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Eirebenz Click here to enlarge
        It's probably safe to say that Evosport et al. have instructed / asked many of those who were originally 'vocal' to tone down their rhetoric.
        That does seem plausible.

        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by LZH Click here to enlarge
        Sure - but how? threatening legal action like they did Sticky ?? I find that hard to believe that anyone would get treated like crap, voice their opinion and then quiet down after telling their friends a particular company screwed them. I think the more likely situation is that there are just a lot of people out there who don't like to make negative posts and stay quiet while others do all the work for them.
        Doesn't have to be that complex. Human psychology's a funny thing... it could be as simple as guilt-tripping folks into lowering their (public) vitriol.

        JRCART had an avatar with evosport's corporate logo and "FAIL" sprayed over the image, for instance. Hard to misinterpret that message... now it's gone.

        Maybe, completely on his own, he deemed it and the related tone of his posts to be inappropriate after some self-reflection. Or, perhaps, a conversation with evosport turned to "hey, Jim, we've worked together a long time, and we're doing everything we can to make things right to you at this point... but, please, as a favor, you're killing us with all the bandwagon bashing on the forums. It'd be greatly appreciated if you'd just think about it, okay? Do whatever you feel is right."

        Bottomline, JRCART has taken the most obvious 180* here, but he's saying it's because they've now gotten him to "pretty much" everything previously agreed upon. Good enough for me... but you'd have to be blind not to see the overt flip-flop in his tone the last week or so. So, maybe he's a "forgive and forget" kinda guy... not everyone is, nor understands that. No biggie.
      1. LZH's Avatar
        LZH -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by c32AMG-DTM Click here to enlarge
        That does seem plausible.



        Doesn't have to be that complex. Human psychology's a funny thing... it could be as simple as guilt-tripping folks into lowering their (public) vitriol.

        JRCART had an avatar with evosport's corporate logo and "FAIL" sprayed over the image, for instance. Hard to misinterpret that message... now it's gone.

        Maybe, completely on his own, he deemed it and the related tone of his posts to be inappropriate after some self-reflection. Or, perhaps, a conversation with evosport turned to "hey, Jim, we've worked together a long time, and we're doing everything we can to make things right to you at this point... but, please, as a favor, you're killing us with all the bandwagon bashing on the forums. It'd be greatly appreciated if you'd just think about it, okay? Do whatever you feel is right."

        Bottomline, JRCART has taken the most obvious 180* here, but he's saying it's because they've now gotten him to "pretty much" everything previously agreed upon. Good enough for me... but you'd have to be blind not to see the overt flip-flop in his tone the last week or so. So, maybe he's a "forgive and forget" kinda guy... not everyone is, nor understands that. No biggie.
        Great post. :thumbs-up:
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Check this out, seems I'm a hot topic as is BenzBoost in MBworld's private staff forum. They sure are threatened and they are paying close attention to BenzBoost, that's sweet. I just happened to be browsing the front page and noticed this right on there. Seems their classifieds plugin pulls threads from sections not just in the classifieds section. Might want to work on that fellas Click here to enlarge If only a mod had the courage to print that thread out, eh?

      1. Karo's Avatar
        Karo -
        I just saw it. I wish I can see what it's about.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Karo Click here to enlarge
        I just saw it. I wish I can see what it's about.
        Sure would be nice to a mod there right about now and view that thread.
      1. oldgixxer's Avatar
        oldgixxer -
        Its amazing that in the general population forums on mbw,benzboost is censored..however it appears when the mods are discussing benzboost in private where the rest of the members cannot see it,its uncensored. That site is run by a bunch of crybaby $#@!s.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by oldgixxer Click here to enlarge
        Its amazing that in the general population forums on mbw,benzboost is censored..however it appears when the mods are discussing benzboost in private where the rest of the members cannot see it,its uncensored. That site is run by a bunch of crybaby $#@!s.
        It's funny as hell, huh?

        They are discussing it using zeros instead of o's though. So, they have try to get around their own censors, it's too funny.
      1. oldgixxer's Avatar
        oldgixxer -
        oh $#@!,didnt even notice that lol...see,doesnt take much at all for me to jump on the MBW-hate bandwagonClick here to enlarge
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by oldgixxer Click here to enlarge
        Its amazing that in the general population forums on mbw,benzboost is censored..however it appears when the mods are discussing benzboost in private where the rest of the members cannot see it,its uncensored. That site is run by a bunch of crybaby $#@!s.
        See, check it out, if you search for BenzB00st instead of BenzBoost this is what you get:

      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by oldgixxer Click here to enlarge
        oh $#@!,didnt even notice that lol...see,doesnt take much at all for me to jump on the MBW-hate bandwagonClick here to enlarge
        No big deal, maybe I should thank them for the front page coverage?
      1. oldgixxer's Avatar
        oldgixxer -
        indeed,one must always give credit where credit is due Click here to enlarge
      1. JRCART's Avatar
        JRCART -
        It appears the MBW servers are down, I have been trying to access vtheir home page for the past 30 minutes.