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Old 06-25-2008, 11:54 AM   #1426
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I ordered a Perrin Stealth TMIC from Vivid. Ordered on a Tuesday, came on Friday. Not too shabby.
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Old 06-25-2008, 12:08 PM   #1427
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so i ordered a radiator hose from vivid with 3 day shipping. they shipped it out ground instead. when i opened it up it was an intercooler hose kit. i shipped it back for a refund. how much do you want to bet they are going to send me the other hose and still charge me?
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Old 06-26-2008, 02:17 PM   #1428
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so i ordered a radiator hose from vivid with 3 day shipping. they shipped it out ground instead. when i opened it up it was an intercooler hose kit. i shipped it back for a refund. how much do you want to bet they are going to send me the other hose and still charge me?

umm, its Vivid. i would have expected an empty box shipped to you LOL

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Old 06-26-2008, 03:58 PM   #1429
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It seems that unless you deal with them wholesale then you are screwed. Im an AP dealer and I NEVER EVER have ANY problems with my orders
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Old 08-25-2008, 04:31 PM   #1430
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Boost3dwrx, dont hate on others, I mean you have a myspace race team LOL. Oh and for the public, here is a picture of you that you put on your own Myspace... now who is tool with bitch tits?
http://www.myspace.com/analogassassins
Wow, that is one of the gayest things I have ever seen. A Myspace race team? Seriously?

Wow, check out the East Coast Captain

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Old 08-25-2008, 06:02 PM   #1431
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I ordered the STi Air Splitter for the bugeye, came in within the time frame that they said it would, 1 month since its coming from Japan directly. But it didn't come with the bellow like it said it would, told them about it and got it a week after from Japan, so they aren't always bad. I hope they have a turnaround.
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Old 08-25-2008, 07:15 PM   #1432
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I ordered the STi Air Splitter for the bugeye, came in within the time frame that they said it would, 1 month since its coming from Japan directly. But it didn't come with the bellow like it said it would, told them about it and got it a week after from Japan, so they aren't always bad. I hope they have a turnaround.
i doubt it, man.. i mean, sure they have been alright to lots of folks but they can't shake their past.. a few buddies of mine have even gotten spam in their emails from them and they have no association with them other than nasioc.. kinda sad=/
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Old 08-25-2008, 07:47 PM   #1433
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wow...I got very lucky than.

I ordered prodrive floor mats because they were the only place I could find them at...

Got an e-mail from "kathy" or something like that..she said they were back ordered..

I got them 5 days later.

Pleased, but won't order from there again.
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Old 08-25-2008, 07:49 PM   #1434
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oh wait, the spam ****.

HOLY HELL.

My spam box gets 5 e-mails a day. **** them.
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Old 09-05-2008, 07:41 PM   #1435
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I know this board is all about Vivid and their service but does anyone have anything to say about their "Agency Power" products? The catback exhaust for the impreza in particular.
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Old 09-06-2008, 12:58 AM   #1436
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Been using AP stuff for a long time. Good quality stuff for great prices.

Don't listen to some of the fanbois on here.. As long as they have it in stock, you will get it no issues. And it will fit.
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Old 09-06-2008, 08:36 PM   #1437
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The AP stuff is widely recognized as knock-offs, sometimes of products that are built by people that have supported the Subaru community when the Vivid boys were still selling cell phones (Kartboy, for instance).

So, save your money, buy AP and reward lack of originality. Or support the small businesses that continue to push the industry forward and develop new cool products for your call. The cost is usually only a few bucks more.
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Old 09-08-2008, 01:40 AM   #1438
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yet everyone on here goes out and buys CSS intercooler kits and such which are blatant copys of the ORIGINAL Hyperflow Intercoolers.. From back in 01/02

snoooooooze.. original huh?


buy what ya want. Your little ol purchase isn't going to make or break a company...Like it or not AP isn't going anywhere. Nor is Gimmick.. etc etc
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Old 09-08-2008, 09:47 AM   #1439
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yet everyone on here goes out and buys CSS intercooler kits and such which are blatant copys of the ORIGINAL Hyperflow Intercoolers.. From back in 01/02

snoooooooze.. original huh?


buy what ya want. Your little ol purchase isn't going to make or break a company...Like it or not AP isn't going anywhere. Nor is Gimmick.. etc etc


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is buying a CSS? Nope.

Oh, and as for little ol purchase - when it comes to a small business that little ol purchase may just very well make or break a company.
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Old 09-21-2008, 04:52 PM   #1440
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Is VividRacing still frowned upon here?
I need to buy something and they have the best price on it...
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Old 09-21-2008, 05:18 PM   #1441
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I found the part elsewhere...
Besides, after reading most of this thread I woudn't buy anything from them.
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Old 09-22-2008, 10:07 AM   #1442
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ya man, just spend a few extra bucks and support our vendors here
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Old 11-21-2008, 04:30 AM   #1443
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wow, i was just about to head up to vivid to get a protune...guess im sticking to IAperformance haha
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Old 12-29-2008, 01:45 AM   #1444
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Their R&D is ripping off whatever product on whatever website they see is cool. They want to copy and not engineer anything. They opt for things that they can put their names on and sell it. This includes Agency Power which was started because Vivid Racing had such a bad rap. They have screwed their vendors and will continue to attempt to be as good as the competition around them who are actually innovating and putting an ounce of engineering into their product. They market their products as being 100% made in the US, yet check out the www.agency-power.com website. They were happy when the container from China showed up at the back door. Really, is that what good parts are destined from? China? Go to Full Race down the street where 2/3 of the Vivid employees now work at and then ask them about Vivid. Brent who is one of the higher up's at Full Race used to be one of the management leads at Vivid until some unfortunate circumstances led him out of Vivid, and into a successful situation at Full Race.

Really, if you want a good product, go to Full Race. If you want a crappy knock off copy of something that does not fit worth a damn. Then buy from Agency Power/Vivid Racing. They have sent so much crap out the shipping door that it is ridiculous. Dan is polite until you put him on the spot to back up his product, and then he scrambles to make his vendors come up with a hacked up product that might satisfy the needs of a particular fire. And in the end he screws his customers, or at least he has our end of the dealings.

Dan would like to come across knowing something, but honestly, if you would like a good race or performance minded person, please contact me privately. I will be happy to supply you plenty of contacts and people who know much more than this outfit claims to know. Dan is trying to step into the big boy shoes with knowledge, but unfortunately his feet are a little to small to fit into the shoes he is attempting to fill. They sell crap that has absoloutley no engineering or design behind their thoughts, and they are perfectly content in that.

If you want to buy a part that does not have the Vivid moniker of Agency Power, then you have a fighting chance of actually getting what you ordered, but don't expect Vivid to do anything that goes out of their way to help you. Remember that Vivid is just a distributor of other peoples parts. The parts come into their back door from other distributors and then they mail them out to you. They hold very little in stock, and just profit from being a Kinkos with auto parts running in and out. Really, just buy from someone else and save your chance of being screwed with the confidence of another shop. This is not a boost to any one fantastic shop out there, but Vivid and Agency Power are at the bottom end of anything that I would ever recomend to anyone I like or know. They lie about delivery times, their product fits like crap, and they deceive their customers about the true origin of the product. The container that is on the Agency Power website is not from anywhere here in the states, and I have seen them take a chineese radiator out of one box, and repackage it in their Agency Power box and sell it for $400+ when it costs them $60. Hey, I am not mad at anyone who wants to make a buck here, but if you say it is from the USA, and you are charging USA prices, then don't lie.

Just my opinion, but there it is.

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Old 12-29-2008, 12:32 PM   #1445
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Is VividRacing still frowned upon here?
Yes.
Vivid will always be frowned upon. It took me getting the Phoenix FBI office to contact them after they attempted to scam me, and guess what?

I got my money back in the end.
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Old 12-30-2008, 04:01 PM   #1446
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I ordered a Prodrive Boost control solenoid from them 12-22-08. After a couple of emails they finally let me know that the part was sent out 12-29-08, but could not produce a tracking number because the manufacturer was closed the rest of the week. But a woman named Amanda assured me it was sent out on 12-29-08. What do you guys think? Am I F***ED?
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Old 12-30-2008, 05:40 PM   #1447
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Their R&D is ripping off whatever product on whatever website they see is cool. They want to copy and not engineer anything. They opt for things that they can put their names on and sell it. This includes Agency Power which was started because Vivid Racing had such a bad rap. They have screwed their vendors and will continue to attempt to be as good as the competition around them who are actually innovating and putting an ounce of engineering into their product. They market their products as being 100% made in the US, yet check out the www.agency-power.com website. They were happy when the container from China showed up at the back door. Really, is that what good parts are destined from? China? Go to Full Race down the street where 2/3 of the Vivid employees now work at and then ask them about Vivid. Brent who is one of the higher up's at Full Race used to be one of the management leads at Vivid until some unfortunate circumstances led him out of Vivid, and into a successful situation at Full Race.

Really, if you want a good product, go to Full Race. If you want a crappy knock off copy of something that does not fit worth a damn. Then buy from Agency Power/Vivid Racing. They have sent so much crap out the shipping door that it is ridiculous. Dan is polite until you put him on the spot to back up his product, and then he scrambles to make his vendors come up with a hacked up product that might satisfy the needs of a particular fire. And in the end he screws his customers, or at least he has our end of the dealings.

Dan would like to come across knowing something, but honestly, if you would like a good race or performance minded person, please contact me privately. I will be happy to supply you plenty of contacts and people who know much more than this outfit claims to know. Dan is trying to step into the big boy shoes with knowledge, but unfortunately his feet are a little to small to fit into the shoes he is attempting to fill. They sell crap that has absoloutley no engineering or design behind their thoughts, and they are perfectly content in that.

If you want to buy a part that does not have the Vivid moniker of Agency Power, then you have a fighting chance of actually getting what you ordered, but don't expect Vivid to do anything that goes out of their way to help you. Remember that Vivid is just a distributor of other peoples parts. The parts come into their back door from other distributors and then they mail them out to you. They hold very little in stock, and just profit from being a Kinkos with auto parts running in and out. Really, just buy from someone else and save your chance of being screwed with the confidence of another shop. This is not a boost to any one fantastic shop out there, but Vivid and Agency Power are at the bottom end of anything that I would ever recomend to anyone I like or know. They lie about delivery times, their product fits like crap, and they deceive their customers about the true origin of the product. The container that is on the Agency Power website is not from anywhere here in the states, and I have seen them take a chineese radiator out of one box, and repackage it in their Agency Power box and sell it for $400+ when it costs them $60. Hey, I am not mad at anyone who wants to make a buck here, but if you say it is from the USA, and you are charging USA prices, then don't lie.

Just my opinion, but there it is.

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That sure does look a lot like a CSCL container on their website. (China Shipping Container Line)
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Old 12-30-2008, 06:48 PM   #1448
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I finally get a chance to straighten out the boost issue with my car and this is what happens when I order the part I need. KICK ME IN THE BALLS NOW!!!
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Old 12-31-2008, 02:55 PM   #1449
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I finally get a chance to straighten out the boost issue with my car and this is what happens when I order the part I need. KICK ME IN THE BALLS NOW!!!
Fool they just said it was shipped on Monday......

.......if you still don't have it in a week then request testicular smashing, but you're being a bit dramatic.
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Old 12-31-2008, 05:56 PM   #1450
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Fool they just said it was shipped on Monday......

.......if you still don't have it in a week then request testicular smashing, but you're being a bit dramatic.
So I ordered the part on 12/22/08 and will not get until 1/7/09 and you think I am being dramatic? It should not take 2 1/2 weeks to complete the transaction in my opinion. Please keep your comments to yourself. END, this is not turning into a posting battle.
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