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Old 10-19-2009, 11:22 AM   #1
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Thumbs down Ultimate Performance and Racing turbo kit

Well, I did manage to get my car home and it has some issues. Check engine light on after 20 miles, and then on all the way home. Upon examination of the car, here is what I've found so far...
It's NOT a Garrett turbo. Looks like an E-Bay special.
Oil drainback from the turbo plumbed into the oil drain plug (big no-no).
My car was damaged from improper use of the lift. Right rocker panel is damaged and will have to be replaced. Boost will not regulate properly. It spikes around 9 to 9.5 pounds no matter what the boost controller is set at. Improper heat shielding. Lower radiator hose, A/C compressor, inner fenderwell, and some other lines are at risk from heat.

The biggest insult is that neither Tom or Jeremy at Ultimate Performance will not answer any phone calls, or emails or PM's. Stay away from these guys at all costs. If anyone has given them a deposit on a CC for a kit, do a dispute and get your money back. I doubt you will ever see your kit, or if you do you won't be happy with it.

The good news, is that I will be able to fix these shortcomings. However, the work involved is not for someone who is not mechanically qualified.
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Old 10-19-2009, 12:33 PM   #2
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wow dang that sucks.
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Old 10-19-2009, 01:05 PM   #3
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damn... and another reason to go with a qualified company... I seen this all over the SRT4 boards.. one dude actually walked away with 50+k of forum members money.
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In my opinion that is unacceptable. You did the right thing by posting about it and trying to save members some frustrations.

Before I got into this business I had a similar situation with a company who installed a new 12 bolt rear for me, and it was HORRIBLE... That is one reason I got into this business.

Good luck to you on resolving the issues, and I am glad you are mechanically inclined to make the repairs.
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Old 10-19-2009, 01:14 PM   #5
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you need to post in this thread as well...

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showth...te+Performance
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Old 10-19-2009, 02:33 PM   #6
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Well, let me say that Jeremy did finally call me. It was not his fault for the delay. Tom had locked everyone out of the shop and just kind of bailed on the business. Very unprofessional, if you ask me. Jeremy answered all my questions and concerns about the kit, and making the changes to make everything perfect will not be as much trouble as I had anticipated. I will be taking this car up to RPM's dyno day this Saturday and will post numbers afterward. I wish Jeremy the best of luck and success in his future endevours.
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Old 10-19-2009, 02:35 PM   #7
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you need to post in this thread as well...

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showth...te+Performance
Can't post there, the thread is locked.
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Old 10-19-2009, 02:39 PM   #8
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Also, Jeremy tells me this IS a Garrett turbo, bought from a reputable dealer. He is going to furnish me receipts proving this.
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Old 10-19-2009, 02:53 PM   #9
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Same deal here. Spoke with Jeremy as well. Seems as if the tuning problems are going to be handled shortly.
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Old 10-21-2009, 11:26 PM   #10
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wow I was going to buy this kit by the end of the month !!! thanks for this helpful post and I wish u the best
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THESE THREADS ARE SIMILAR TO OP, PLS READ.

http://my350z.com/forum/shop-builds/...octane-13.html

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=48454
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Old 10-22-2009, 11:19 AM   #12
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ok... its verified now....i dont think this time it can be said that vinny ten is out to screw him with a biased tearbown...or he didnt document things well enough on his build...
A complete new low and the real shame isnt than Tom isnt answering.....its that JT will blame customers like the OP for the reason why toms health ha deteriorated because they are beinging him stress ....what a bunch of BS, its JTs faul and he is tryign to pass blame for his screwup....

sorry to hear OP, i asked my message board to hold back on commenting on the turbo kit till it gets verified(no speculation) unlike we have to other crap/leech/troll shops(RA, VRT, SGP) just out of respect for coachk, who as many are aware now, he is pretty respected in our community, he recently went onto the business with jt while many did held back a lot on making comments and more warnings about JT, just wishing them luck...i even talked to jt and wished UP well and was hoping JT would not turn back to same crap that also ruined PF(which i expected not to be the case if tom was in charge but that would take a lot out of him), but i guess i was wrong.
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Old 10-22-2009, 11:21 AM   #13
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Frank...I am sure you know by now that Tom (owner of Ultimate) is not the bad guy in all this....Its JT that is the scum. Tom is a stand up guy...and trust me...if he closed his doors, its to lock JT out....Tom is WELL respected on the Z sites.....

A list of scammers in our community and one that we share..... below...PLEASE !!


http://my350z.com/forum/shop-builds/370525-jzuritas-build-nightmare-that-became-a-dream-590whp-93-octane.html

http://my350z.com/forum/forced-induction/391389-sgp-racing-a-scammer.html

http://my350z.com/forum/forced-induction/414284-scott-bush-and-relentless-autosports-exposing-the-hype-lies-and-failure.html

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maybe you should get agents for recon team on this forum
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Old 10-22-2009, 04:30 PM   #16
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Pics of the alleged "Garrett" turbo...
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Old 10-22-2009, 04:33 PM   #17
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Damage done to my car at Ultimate Performance and Racing. If Tom is such a stand up guy, why won't he return my calls to remedy this? Pinchweld needs to be repaired as well as passenger side rocker replaced and painted.
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Old 10-22-2009, 07:14 PM   #18
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Wow... Did JT even tell you that he damaged the rocker panel?

Sorry to hear about your ordeal with JT.:( Hope you get your problems resolved quickly.
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that really sucks! just one thing how come you didn't notice that s**** turbo when u went to pick your car!!!
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Old 10-23-2009, 06:00 PM   #20
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Mods, I don't that this thread is going anywhere. Please close it so all the JT did this or that guys will cease their comments.
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Mods, I hope you dont miss the point that JT is the person who worked on cars, put them on lifts, orders the parts for the turbo kits he put together, and has a history of scamming. You dont want that guy ever working on your cars for the better of your community

I hope others dont suffer what frank have, and just because UP is gone doesnt mean that JT will not pop up again, its him who you have to be careful.

Good luck, hope you get some resolution soon.
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