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Old 01-03-2009, 02:27 AM   #1451
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Hey Vivid Racing, Keep on pissing people off and you get great customer feed back?
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Last edited by dmcmahan12; 01-03-2009 at 10:44 AM. Reason: Just pissed because of how long it took to hear from them.
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Old 01-05-2009, 07:39 PM   #1452
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I am done ranting! Will never buy from them again, hopefully nobody else has problems with them.
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Old 01-07-2009, 04:23 PM   #1453
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Well, I ordered some prodrive bumpstops from them about 3 days ago....before reading this thread and then thought to myself OH $h1t!
Just got an email from them saying my paypal pmt didn't match my verified address b/c I payed by bank acct. and that I should resubmit my payment to them. So I did just that, except not to them. I ordered some koni ones throught ground control. Hope they work as well as the prodrive units.
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Old 01-09-2009, 12:31 AM   #1454
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Default Just bought a Turbo....

From their Head Tech named HI or HAI?

He said it would fit my car a 2002 WRX...I took it to Ben at ATP here in Tempe, and he said it was a turbo from a Grand National, or a Trans Am. I have to be honest and say that this turbo was sold to me as a GT-30 turbo, and I knew no better than to say, YES I BELIEVE YOU. But it turns out this is a turbo that was from a customers car that blew up. I guess some guy named PAT at Vivid built an engine and had this turbo attached to it, and the engine blew up. Ben at ATP here in Tempe said the turbo is in good condition, but Hai does not want to give me the money back that I paid for this thing. I was sold a "BOLT ON" Subaru turbo that was sold to me as a GT-30 Garrett.

So what should I do? Sell it on Ebay? Sell it back to Hai? Does anyone know Hai? What should I do?

Please let me know!

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Old 01-09-2009, 01:31 AM   #1455
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If you paid with a card then you should dispute it with them. If you didn't then you just learned an expensive lesson.
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Old 01-20-2009, 11:49 AM   #1456
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ntolerance aka Chris Zanotti. Fired from many places, terrible fabricator, and fired from Vivid Racing. http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=344180
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Old 01-29-2009, 03:37 PM   #1457
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Beware of VIVID RACING they will charge your credit card even if they don't have it in stock. Do not buy from VIVID RACING you have been warned....
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Old 01-31-2009, 11:36 PM   #1458
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Do not buy from VIVID RACING you have been warned....
congrats.. it only took 59 pages for 99% of you to realize that
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Old 02-19-2009, 04:55 PM   #1459
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Default Yeah...I forgot how good Dan Mermelstein was at business.

As per the BBB rating as of today....

http://central-northern-western-ariz...&firm=27004033

Thats right a F RATING for business.

I thought your people were supposed to be good at business Dan.

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Old 02-19-2009, 05:20 PM   #1460
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From their Head Tech named HI or HAI?

He said it would fit my car a 2002 WRX...I took it to Ben at ATP here in Tempe, and he said it was a turbo from a Grand National, or a Trans Am. I have to be honest and say that this turbo was sold to me as a GT-30 turbo, and I knew no better than to say, YES I BELIEVE YOU. But it turns out this is a turbo that was from a customers car that blew up. I guess some guy named PAT at Vivid built an engine and had this turbo attached to it, and the engine blew up. Ben at ATP here in Tempe said the turbo is in good condition, but Hai does not want to give me the money back that I paid for this thing. I was sold a "BOLT ON" Subaru turbo that was sold to me as a GT-30 Garrett.

So what should I do? Sell it on Ebay? Sell it back to Hai? Does anyone know Hai? What should I do?

Please let me know!

Thanks!
Definitely dispute payment via your credit card for the turbo.

Out of curiosity, is it a TA49?

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Old 02-19-2009, 08:37 PM   #1461
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Default Yeah...I forgot how good Dan Mermelstein was at business.

As per the BBB rating as of today....

http://central-northern-western-ariz...&firm=27004033

Thats right a F RATING for business.

I thought your people were supposed to be good at business Dan.

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Old 02-19-2009, 08:40 PM   #1462
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Default Turbo?

I am not certain, he said it would bolt up to my WRX, I took it to ATP Turbos here in Tempe, and they said it came out a Grand National. Hai said it came from a dude name "Sonny" with a Black STI that is supposed to be pumping 700-800 HP. I know the car, I don't know the guy. It's in great shape, and I am just going to dump it on Ebay.

Do you happen to know anything about it?

Please let me know if you do. This is kind of an interesting turbo, and I could use it, but it is going to take to much modification of my car to make it worth while for me.
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Old 02-19-2009, 10:17 PM   #1463
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Definitely dispute payment via your credit card for the turbo.

Out of curiosity, is it a TA49?

Nick
Yes it is a TA 49....how did you know? Do you know where this thing actually came from?
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Old 02-25-2009, 09:59 PM   #1464
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These guys need to hire me and I could take care of all of you guys. From what I was told, they have done the Subaru community wrong. I'll let my voice be heard to them again and maybe I can help make a change.
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Old 02-26-2009, 07:28 AM   #1465
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You really want to work for them after they've screwed so many people over? F turning their business around, you'll just help those jacktards that own the place make money. I'd rather see them go out of business then see them turn it around.
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Old 02-26-2009, 09:31 AM   #1466
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Well, even after knowing this thread exisited...I called and ordered 2 t-shirts from Abe @ Vivid. They were shipped that day, with a tracking # and I received exactly what I ordered.

If you guys have to order from Vivid...call and talk to Abe; he owns a bugeye wagon and supports the subie community!
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Old 02-26-2009, 09:58 AM   #1467
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wow 2 t-shirts... order a turbo and see what happens.
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Old 03-03-2009, 09:29 PM   #1468
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These guys need to hire me and I could take care of all of you guys. From what I was told, they have done the Subaru community wrong. I'll let my voice be heard to them again and maybe I can help make a change.

No you can't....sorry..I worked for them for a time, 9 months, and they sacrifice any intellectual advice for a China made product. I walked into Dan Mermelstein s office and asked him what he wanted his turbo kit to do, and he said...."I want a turbo to hang on it" Now really.....really....a turbo to hang on it? Lets just throw out flow....pressure....back pressure....boost....air/fuel ratio.....aero dynamics.....engine management.....desired HP/Torque...or maybe port and polishing of the intake? Really....does Dan have a concept beyond a fifth grade level of design or engineering? NO HE DOES NOT!

If you want to throw your face in front of two people who sacrafice performance or quality for the $$$$ then by all means....go to town Charlie Brown. But they are on the short bus for design or engineering....

Good Luck.

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Old 03-03-2009, 09:34 PM   #1469
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These guys need to hire me and I could take care of all of you guys. From what I was told, they have done the Subaru community wrong. I'll let my voice be heard to them again and maybe I can help make a change.
HAHAHAHHAAHHAHAHHAHAHAHAH!!!!!

Have fun!

You must not have read the last three years of PROVEN DIS-SERVICE from VIVID RACING and Agency Power.

But if you want to be the hood emblem on a short bus....have fun.

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Old 03-05-2009, 01:27 PM   #1470
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just read the last 5 pages of this thread. was contemplating AP items, but after this, well lets say i learned.
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Old 12-10-2009, 09:20 AM   #1471
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found this funny:

http://www.6speedonline.com/forums/9...must-read.html

while there have been some complaints from members on that board as well it seems the overall opinion of vivid there is a positive one. maybe the rich guys are easier to screw over.
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Old 12-10-2009, 10:21 AM   #1472
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found this funny:

http://www.6speedonline.com/forums/9...must-read.html

while there have been some complaints from members on that board as well it seems the overall opinion of vivid there is a positive one. maybe the rich guys are easier to screw over.
their rich car people they just throw cash at the poor schmuck who actually has to install the crappy made, And way over priced agency power parts. !!
were us suby guys do most of are own work so it's a little harder too bull **** us.
but there are the posers who just buy cars because it's the hot thing in style or popular. To these guys I really dont give a rats ass about them. **** them !
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Old 12-10-2009, 11:06 AM   #1473
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their rich car people they just throw cash at the poor schmuck who actually has to install the crappy made, And way over priced agency power parts. !!
were us suby guys do most of are own work so it's a little harder too bull **** us.
but there are the posers who just buy cars because it's the hot thing in style or popular. To these guys I really dont give a rats ass about them. **** them !
Jealous much?

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Old 12-10-2009, 11:46 AM   #1474
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Jealous much?

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I dont think so !
But maybe just a little
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