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Old 12-28-2002, 05:09 PM   #1
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Thumbs down Think twice before getting Weapon-R performance

I always praised for the company Weapon-R since they are from the city where I used to live in (San Francisco). They made great intakes for the Integras (five years ago), but all my love for them has gone completely off into the New York sewers (metaphorically speaking) after I decided to buy from this company recently. I feel that I am already doing too much in writing this warning to you all, in comparing how minimal they care about customer relations or further to say their lack of business integrity. These guys are incompetant manufacturers, researchers, and total raving jerks when asking them for technical suggestions having dealt with them at their main offices first hand. Besides the fact that these 'DRAGON FILTERS' will damage up our throttle bodies due to the coarse sponge architecture, and also recalled a year ago. But for some reason the bad filters are still vendored by third-party dealers and funny to say the recommended internet dealers are actually colleagues with the mother company itself, just with a different domain name. I am currently still waiting for this stupid intake to be processed and it has already been three weeks in 'process' and not even shipped. I have emailed the sales vendor seven times in seperate days and have only one reply from them after two weeks stating "sorry we are out of the color you wanted, how about another color, please reply asap" Why didnt YOU replay ASAP when I emailed you so many times and days ago? I replied to them accordingly and said fine, give me Red instead of polished, I need this intake shipped soon (not to mention the fourth time saying so by now)... many days have past and now I still am waiting to see if they have actually processed and shipped this order. With no actual contact numbers and names for their internet distributors (which I strongly think is closely related to the company itself by their email domain weapontec.com duhhh!), it seems like these people choose to do business only if they feel like working that day or not and have no ethics whatsoever in the handling of customer care, how hard is it to reply with just a line of words? I am now stuck with a bill of 200+ dollars and about to deny their charges, all because I thought that their intake system is about $20 cheaper than any other Subaru intake application but who knew it was this much of a hassle? Over all this time of wait, I have already long ordered other parts all the way from Japan shipped to New Jersey, and reshipped again to Los Angeles while in the mean time, these Weapon-R guys still havent replied to my asking of "Hi, I am emailing to see if my order has been shipped yet?" Who would of guessed the hardest thing in ordering ten plus different turbo parts application from all across the nation such as Ceramic coats for up-pipes, downpipes from Mississippi, rebuilding a turbo from Texas, electronics from Florida, custom 3 inch turbo exhaust, oil pan from Washington, hoses, oil cooler, injectors abd 22b brakes from Japan that the PITA would be a measly intake... especially when these people are from the same state where I live! Does "have stock, ships in 3-5 days" really mean 3-5 months?

I have never in my life of spending tens of thousands in performance parts ever experienced such unworthy approaches in automotive aftermarketing further carrying the bad aspects of "AFTERMARKET". Yeah, you may get your intake in time... depending on how lucky you are, but as to the quantity of how much they actually stockpile I highly doubt is in the two digits. This group is a total disgrace and failure particularly when it comes to their selection in choosing their e-vendors and providing customer compliance. IMHO, The best protoge of what NOT to do when I start my own automotive aftermarket performance firm. ...It's OK if their products are not the best, but leaving people in the dark when they're handing your hard earned money is a complete shame. My suggestion to you all is to NEVER EVER buy from a vendor without a real name, location of establisment, and a voice contact number. I have missed my deadline in completing this turbo project of mine because of a ridiculous tube, will you?

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Old 12-28-2002, 05:17 PM   #2
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why would they care? They have there money and can quicly reopen there shops under a different name if they really had to.

You should have got a personal contact at that dealer before you even placed the order and if they do keep on ignoring you i would write the parent comany and raise hell. And i do mean WRITE them not email them. A email is not as personal as a letter and also be sure to include that your a member of a club with over 12000 members and they are all eagerly waiting to hear about your experience. I have done this a few times in the past and always either got what i ordered and a perk (250$ from goodyear tire for instance to cover my lost wages) or my money back.

The last thing any public company wants is bad face with a very large group of people like naisoc/i-club. Also be sure to include any names of the people you delt with so you can have their reseller rights removed.

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Old 12-28-2002, 07:39 PM   #3
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My suggestion to you all is to NEVER EVER buy from a vendor without a real name, location of establisment, and a voice contact number. I have missed my deadline in completing this turbo project of mine because of a ridiculous tube, will you?
That seems like reasonable advice. But why would something as trivial as an intake stop your turbo project?

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Old 12-28-2002, 07:44 PM   #4
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Old 12-28-2002, 11:16 PM   #5
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Man, this Nismo dude is pissed!!!
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Old 12-29-2002, 10:11 AM   #6
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That seems like reasonable advice. But why would something as trivial as an intake stop your turbo project?

Paul
I have to agree, what does an intake have to do with a turbo prject. If your attempting a turbo swap or turbo charge your motor I would imagine you would be able to think past an intake or more over an air filter.
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Old 12-29-2002, 01:10 PM   #7
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I've alittle ashamed to say I bought weapon-r in the past and also being in the spending tens of thousands of dollars club I learned that weapon-r is a piece of ****, and if you have to spend the $$$ then buy a good part ie: intake from a company that will make one that will actually give you gains instead of take hp from you..

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Old 12-30-2002, 07:48 PM   #8
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Thumbs down Weapon-R

Coming from my Honda experience, always felt that Weapon-R stood for Weapon-Rice.
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Old 02-10-2004, 03:29 PM   #9
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Yikes...

I bought a used 99RS (half regretting) and the guy had thrown on a Weapon R intake. The only difference is that he only used the pipe. He had put on a Ractive heatshield. Now I'm now expert (notice it says newbie under my s/n) but I find it quite good. I do have the stock filters and the Weapon R filter. I haven't tried the Weapon R filter (and don't intend on doing so after reading this about the spongy) but the pipe and Ractive heatshiled/filter gave me quite a bit of HP over stock. It also sounds growly when you open her up a bit... but that's a nice bonus.

Point being... thnx fer warning me about the sponge (not a dragon)
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Old 02-11-2004, 02:35 PM   #10
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never thought about Weapon R products to begin with
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Old 02-13-2004, 03:25 PM   #11
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weapon R......hmmmm sounds reputable to me
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Old 02-13-2004, 11:29 PM   #13
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I think this should be a stickey on the N/A forums both here and on I-club too
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Old 03-26-2005, 05:13 PM   #14
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OK before i got my suby i did a lot of research on aftermarket parts and i found that weapn R was a POS and i figured there was no wasy i would ever get one. Then i bought my 98 OBS and of course it came with a weapon R. (not having any money) I figured i wouldnt be replacing it anytime soon so i would give it a try. I have now drivin it a fair amount and the results are as follows...


comparing to my friends 99RS who has a stromung cat back and an injen intake...

1)cant here my weapon at all untill i get to about 3500 rpms and after taht it sounds great! it is not quite as loud as my friends but bassier and deeper.

as for performance... i have never drivin a stock but my other friend has a 96 obs and i smoked him!!!

I heard there might be two different weapon R intakes or something i donno but mine is not like the plastic kind.... I have so far been pleased with my weapon R!!!
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Old 03-26-2005, 05:15 PM   #15
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P.S. my friends 96 is auto and mine is 5spd which could have played into it but i am new to a manual period. so my shifting is not pro.

just my 2 cents
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Old 03-26-2005, 05:16 PM   #16
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i am the friend with the 99rs. i heard so much **** about the weapon being a pos, but its not that bad. it is really deep and bassy, more so than the injen cai i have, but not as loud. i think it would be louder with an exhaust (better flow). anyway, it isn't that bad. i beats the hell out of a stock intake, it has to, there is 10x less air restriction.
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Old 04-01-2005, 02:14 PM   #17
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sti-nismo kinda funny name, subaru/nissan any way ive had probs with weapon r also with my 00 maxima, i bought one of there intakes then a week later had to buy a new maf and the maxima maf was 300+
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