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#1 boxsterr1 Posted 08 May 2013 - 10:30 PM

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I wanted to let everyone know that Forged has stepped up and we’ve made an agreement that I am very happy with.  I wanted to thank everyone on the forums for their support.

I would like to say the review had a harsh effect. I didn’t intend it to gain so much attention, if I had to do it all over again I would soften some of the review. There are things that if not read carefully look much worse than intended, and I believe got blown out of proportion. In any negotiation things can leverage one side or the other. Forged was caught on the wrong side of this review, and should be given a chance for people to look at their overall body of work not one isolated experience.

Before I posted my review, I had been in contact with Sharif over a few weeks time as both of us were trying to get this problem squared away.  Forged and Sharif have always stood behind all of their work, and literally begged me to allow him to fix these problems at his shop.  He already had a transport carrier on the way to pick up the car from my home, but I waived them off.  He was adamant about making sure the car was perfect, but insisted that the work be done at his shop.  Some of the things that failed were not the fault of Forged but he still wanted to do whatever it took to make it right.  He made dozens of phones calls and texts at all hours of the day.

In the end, I made the decision to have another shop do the repairs.  Forged never lied to me, or misled me, but I personally lost faith in them and that was my decision.  I wouldn’t want for anyone to think that Forged Performance doesn’t stand behind their work or offer good customer support, because that is not true. During my build, I talked to Sharif and his staff multiple times each week, and they were always friendly and receptive even when I called at odd hours or on weekends.  I have seen a lot of good work come out of their shop and the issues I experienced with portions of my build aren’t typical of the work that comes out of Forged.  The purpose of this review was not to warn the community about Forged but simply to try and get their attention and make things right under my terms...not theirs.  In the end, Sharif and Forge Performance made things right and now I am looking forward to wrapping up my build.  

Thank you everyone again,
Todd

Edited by boxsterr1, 04 June 2013 - 03:40 PM.




#2 changster Posted 08 May 2013 - 10:55 PM

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What the FUKK?!!!?! I'm utterly speechless. $250k spent!!!!



#3 PANG Posted 08 May 2013 - 11:00 PM

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Yikes! That's pretty hacked up and for 250k?!

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#4 Nike21763 Posted 08 May 2013 - 11:06 PM

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Holy shit. Sounds like in Snormans Titan review.....but worse. Didn't think that was possible.


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#5 audioenvy Posted 08 May 2013 - 11:10 PM

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Same story, different platform:

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#6 HenrysGTR Posted 08 May 2013 - 11:23 PM

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Omg. Just read all of this and can say.. you are a more patient man then me.
Hope everything gets fixed properly and you are up and running soon.


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#7 Wicked Posted 08 May 2013 - 11:34 PM

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Boxsterr1 would you like to keep this review open or closed?

Thanks.

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#8 hyprpwr Posted 08 May 2013 - 11:35 PM

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#9 boxsterr1 Posted 08 May 2013 - 11:37 PM

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View PostWicked, on 08 May 2013 - 11:34 PM, said:

Boxsterr1 would you like to keep this review open or closed?

Thanks.

NJ
Open please



#10 ModFreaksGTR Posted 08 May 2013 - 11:45 PM

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WOW!!!!! Have you thought about filing a lawsuit? Or contacting the BBB? I would just on principle and to at least give them a bit of the same headache that you had.


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#11 boxsterr1 Posted 08 May 2013 - 11:48 PM

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View PostJA///MES, on 08 May 2013 - 11:45 PM, said:

WOW!!!!! Have you thought about filing a lawsuit? Or contacting the BBB? I would just on principle and to at least give them a bit of the same headache that you had.
It's in the works



#12 ModFreaksGTR Posted 08 May 2013 - 11:49 PM

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View Postboxsterr1, on 08 May 2013 - 11:48 PM, said:

It's in the works

Good for you bud. I hope it works out well for you, these guys pocket waaaaaaaaay too much money to be pulling this crap.


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#13 Shark79 Posted 08 May 2013 - 11:56 PM

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This is criminal in too  many ways.

If this community doest not support and stand behind a fellow member we will see this more often.

Someone has to answer for this.





#14 KNOTZLA Posted 08 May 2013 - 11:58 PM

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Forged should be paying TSM for the repairs, as well as refunding all of your money.

At a certain point shouldn't they take a step back and just admit theyre not capable of doing the work? Instead of pouring in YOUR hard earned money into a project that's utterly impossible for them to complete?


I'd make em pay for the depreciation on the car as well. Just assume the car wasn't even touched for two years, you've probably lost close to 20k and what about insurance you were paying on it to SIT in a garage for 2 years.

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#15 boxsterr1 Posted 09 May 2013 - 12:10 AM

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I tried to work something out with Forged when I had gotten all the facts, needless to say they were not willing to do that.

Forged said there is an unsaid agreement with customer and shop, that the shop should get a chance to fix the car. I don't think a 3rd motor and who knows how long they would keep the car was a good idea. Plus most of the other issues would of not been taken car of as well. Going back to Forged, getting another motor from them, is and will never be an option.

Trying to get my parts back is a nightmare, and unbelievably frustrating.



#16 theeddie Posted 09 May 2013 - 12:13 AM

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no words just no words. if this isn't criminal I don't know what is


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#17 VEGASGTR Posted 09 May 2013 - 12:31 AM

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View PostWicked, on 08 May 2013 - 11:34 PM, said:

Boxsterr1 would you like to keep this review open or closed?

Thanks.

NJ

are you serious? this fucking thread should fucking bury forged performance !! this thing should be bumped until GTRLIFE.com ends. The man took hours/days to give us the truth.

Forged has fucked this man out of 250,000 dollars. Horrible just horrible what they did.

Davin and GTRlife should ban Fucked Performance for life. It is becoming a PATTERN.

Boxer , please never allow mods to close this.I will bump this shit forever.


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#18 theeddie Posted 09 May 2013 - 12:44 AM

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also very happy i saw this thread, i'm about to buy a motor and they were on my list !!


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Edited by theeddie, 10 May 2013 - 12:31 PM.



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#19 changster Posted 09 May 2013 - 12:49 AM

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It is SO sickening and sad at the same time to read this thread.

Knock on wood for my friend who currently has his car at Forged. His car has been there LONGER than this car and there are recurring themes there that is similar to this car. This guy probably spent even more money there at Forged than this car too.  

Sickening. I truly wish you the best and hope you are somehow compensated for it.

On a brighter note, when all is said and done you should have a kick ass car from TSM. I hope that cheers you up somewhat!



#20 TheHitman™ Posted 09 May 2013 - 02:47 AM

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I remember seeing Forged do a thread on your build and thought to myself that it was such a bad ass car with all of the money put into it. After fully reading this it reminds me of an issue I had with a shop on my Supra. The shop seemed to have their head on their shoulders at first but fell apart and messed up my build, causing me to have an engine failure, barely pushing the car.

Good luck and I hope everything get sorted out.

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