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Old 10-21-2009, 07:25 PM   #1
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JTinFL aka Jeremy Tibbs = SCAMMER

Just thought I'd share...

http://my350z.com/forum/shop-builds/...-octane-9.html

For those that don't feel like reading through everything, here is a synopsis of what's going on:

Fall of 2007 I decided to get rid of my JWT setup and go built w/ Greddy TT's. I was referred to a thread created by Mr. Tibbs where he offered a great deal on built blocks, shipped to your door. The plan was to have the block shipped to a local performance shop and get it installed and tuned there while I was away for the holidays. The shop I was dealing with at the time was "The Shop" in Norwalk, CT.

On 12/2007, the block was delivered to "The Shop" and the following day I went on vacation for two weeks. When I got back I was anxious to see how the build had gone and called them. Almost a week passed and I had yet to receive a call back, so I drove there unannounced to check out the build. I was shocked to see my car sitting in the corner of the lot, surrounded by snow, and motorless. I could tell it had been left there for days.

I spoke to Jimmy (the owner) and he tells me that the JT block looked like it was a rebuilt motor and he refused to let my car leave with it installed. Then he shows me the block and I proceed to record a vid (as seen below).

Jimmy calls JT and goes in the other room to have a manager-o-manager chit chat. After all the yelling, Jimmy hands me the phone and I talk to JT about the issue. JT claims that he did not ship the motor in the condition Jimmy described and that he single-handedly built it.

After showing JT the vid, the story changed a bit and it turned into one of his techs screwing up the build and not getting it "cleaned" properly. JT assured me that the block was fine, that it was the strongest running block he had ever built, and that I should just install it. There was also scraps of metal found in the oil pan. When I asked about it, JT told me that he just threw the pan on there, but that it didn’t come from the same block.

Okay, at this point you're probably thinking, WHY THE FUK DIDN'T YOU SHIP IT BACK TO JT!? Well, I would have been 100% on "The Shop's" side if it wasn't for the fact that they never returned any of my calls, pulled the motor out before checking the one coming in, AND tried to up sell me on getting my build done there. I also started hearing horror stories about "The Shop", including Randy's nightmare. For all I knew, they could have easily installed the block while I was gone, blown in up, and uninstalled it before I got back from vacation. That would explain why my car was motorless, the unreturned calls, and the refusal to install the block.

At this point I didn't know who to believe, as both shops were pointing fingers at each other. "The Shop" was absolutely no help. They never returned ANY of my calls and were purposely very unhelpful with the entire situation. It was either I pay them to rebuild the motor, or nothing. JT on the other hand offered to pay to get my car shipped to him and assured me that he would take care of everything. At the time all this happened, Performance Factory was doing great and I heard nothing but good feedback from everyone that went to JT. So I, of course decided to accept JT's offer and had my car shipped to him.

"The Shop" was pissed, to say the least. Now I wish I had just returned the block as soon as I received it. Unfortunately, thanks to great marketing and misinformation on the forums, here I stand. :icon22:

For your enjoyment, here is the long-lost tape. And yes, the tear-down vid is worse.

http://v3.tinypic.com/player.swf?file=28iyla8&s=3

Here are a few pictures:
http://projectz33.com/100_0587.JPG
http://projectz33.com/100_0588.JPG
http://projectz33.com/100_0589.JPG
http://projectz33.com/100_0593.JPG
http://projectz33.com/100_0601.JPG

The car was shipped right back with the understanding that JT would take full responsibility for "his tech's error". He led me to believe that everything would be torn apart and rebuilt from scratch.

I didn't get the car back till 8/2008 and the motor blew on 05/2009. That's a total of 9 months and 4,000 miles. The car was not tracked or beaten on. I immediately contact JT regarding the motor and he insisted that I ship the car back to him so that he can fix it. He also mentioned that he didn't want me to bring it to another shop because his competition always tries to point fingers at him. So what did I do? I towed it to VTR...



Here is the original invoice that was emailed to me, including a breakdown of what was SUPPOSED to be done:
http://projectz33.com/Est_1214_from_Performance_F.pdf


Here's the link to the teardown vid: http://blip.tv/file/2670987

There's not much I can say at this point other than I'm disgusted. I'm not the only one he has fuked over and definitely won't be the last. It seems like his plan is to move from platform to platform and get away with whatever he can. As soon as sh!t hits the fan, the shop closes, someone's in the hospital, there's been a death in the family, etc... Spread the word as much as you can, as this guy needs to be banished from the industry. Friends don't let friends get scammed by Jeremy Tibbs.

Thanks - Jon
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Old 10-21-2009, 07:30 PM   #2
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JT sickens me to my core!! Jeremy Tibbs is a SCAMMER!!

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Old 10-21-2009, 07:37 PM   #3
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CHECK OUT THIS DIPSTICK JT ON A "JT BUILT ENGINE"

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Old 10-21-2009, 08:20 PM   #4
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If I were any one of you guys I'd pay him a visit and give him a "tune up"
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Old 10-21-2009, 09:16 PM   #5
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If I were any one of you guys I'd pay him a visit and give him a "tune up"

Its never too late
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Old 10-21-2009, 09:41 PM   #6
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Its never too late
I don't take getting scammed lightly! Flight is cheap to sort things out, and I promise I would be coming home with my money or something of greater value

Or if your not into collecting it on your own there LOTS of "bill collectors" out there for a small fee
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Old 10-21-2009, 10:26 PM   #7
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I don't take getting scammed lightly! Flight is cheap to sort things out, and I promise I would be coming home with my money or something of greater value

Or if your not into collecting it on your own there LOTS of "bill collectors" out there for a small fee

I hear you
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Old 10-22-2009, 01:05 AM   #8
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It really is a shame to see people like JT scamming the forums of different platforms..He was an amature installer and tuner and had no right working on cars, building motors, and racing, let alone developing products for any platform..

When he kept trying to make huge power on Craigs Turbonetics kit, we all should have ran the other way at that time. People told him it could not be done, yet he persisted against common knowledge and experience.

I hope he is caught and taught a lesson to..
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Old 10-22-2009, 09:04 AM   #9
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It really is a shame to see people like JT scamming the forums of different platforms..He was an amature installer and tuner and had no right working on cars, building motors, and racing, let alone developing products for any platform..

When he kept trying to make huge power on Craigs Turbonetics kit, we all should have ran the other way at that time. People told him it could not be done, yet he persisted against common knowledge and experience.

I hope he is caught and taught a lesson to..

Very true.....
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Old 10-22-2009, 09:55 AM   #10
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Where are you, JT?
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Old 10-22-2009, 10:32 AM   #11
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Might want stop opening user names. Tell your facts and let it take it's course.
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Old 10-22-2009, 10:34 AM   #12
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HERE IS A PIC OF THE SCAMMER, IF YOU SEE HIM DO NOT DEAL WITH HIM!! RUN AWAY AND CONTACT LOCAL AUTHORITIES!!

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Old 10-22-2009, 10:37 AM   #13
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Might want stop opening user names. Tell your facts and let it take it's course.
The facts are there.... Let it take its course.... What course is that... He or JT definately wont be forking out for the SCAMs he has done.. Did u read anything before posting?? This is to help all Camaro Owners stay away and get their cars checked if worked on by JT!!


We are all different USERS btw..
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Old 10-22-2009, 10:40 AM   #14
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Might want stop opening user names. Tell your facts and let it take it's course.
Actually we are 3 different people from the Z forums, starting our lynch mob..
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Old 10-22-2009, 11:02 AM   #15
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Might want stop opening user names. Tell your facts and let it take it's course.
All different users........

Very rude of us not to announce our presence on your website......

We are members of a group called RU from the G/Z websites....We are a Watch Group that looks out for the members on many websites. It consists of Admins, Mods, Vendors and regular members from many of the G/Z websites. Shops like VRT/RA have forced us to join together to protect ourselves. .....Many member have been scammed for 20,30,40K or more EACH....They leave there cars at a shop to have a build motor and turbo kit installed....but then find out that their motor, Trans and parts of their cars have been sold and all they are left with is a shell of a car....I am not saying this is what JT did....I am just saying that this is what we have to deal with in our community.

While visiting ...we will be respectful.....we come in...we inform.....then we move on......because by then the scammer runs to another website.....

We chase scammers all over the web. They scam a platform...then when they are caught...they run to another platform. This has alway been their M.O....and one of our reasons for coming to your website...to warn you of the scammer at your door step.

Let me make something absolutely clear......This has nothing to do with Ultimate Performance or Tom......Tom is the greatest person you will ever meet.....and I hope you all will continue to support him..,,because we do....He is the owner of UP.......The scammer we are talking about is JT of Performance Factory.....so please do not confuse the two.

Here are a few of the shops we have convicted.....The last is the one we are working on...and the reason for us visiting your website

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

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


Before I continue....let me just say that I love the NEW Camaro....was never a Camaro fan until this new one came out....We welcome you guys to visit our website.......Our WHP range from 400 to over 1200whp....we are boost heads:(

From what I have seen....it seems like our platform is the second on the list of record scams as far as monies lost....Vipers are in first place.We are normally scammed for 25-45K per customer.....Vipers range from 40-70K on average....

As you can see....JZ is our latest victim with video's and paperwork to prove the scam....This issue with JT has caught most of us by surprise.....I personally was caught flat footed......I was a big supporter of this person....I had no idea he was doing this. We would always defend him.....


Hope you understand.....we are just here to alert you to what we have been dealing with.....


Thanks.
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Old 10-22-2009, 11:07 AM   #16
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I will concur that JT is an unskilled laymen that does not belong working on expensive performance cars. His mechanical ability ends as a local Jiffy Lube tech...

He talked big smack, hyped up "Big things comming" all the time, and the only thing he ever produces was a "Trail of Fail". If you guys allow him to work on your brand new generation $40K+ cars, then you must be nuts!!

He Claimed to be a 350Z guru and could not even half master that platform, what would qualify him to work on Camaros now?
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Old 10-22-2009, 11:36 AM   #17
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Might want stop opening user names. Tell your facts and let it take it's course.
Did you read anything before posting?

We are all different people, BTW.
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Old 10-22-2009, 01:19 PM   #18
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This is very sad news. That said I am grateful you all helped bring this information into the open. This is a usually a very kind and calm minded forum, so you may find many members hesitant to exile a member of the comunity on the spot but we appreciate you blowing the whistle none the less. I hope this all works out for those involved.
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Old 10-22-2009, 06:48 PM   #19
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This is very sad news. That said I am grateful you all helped bring this information into the open. This is a usually a very kind and calm minded forum, so you may find many members hesitant to exile a member of the comunity on the spot but we appreciate you blowing the whistle none the less. I hope this all works out for those involved.

I dunno... I'm having a hard time believing these guys... I would like to hear from JTnFL, As I have been following his single turbo set up for 2 months now.. and it seems there have been numerous happy customers.

Right now we are just getting one side of the story... and I am still having a hard time believing it.
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Old 10-22-2009, 06:54 PM   #20
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And for all of you intrested who JTinFL is.. check out this thread, seems like a good guy to me... best if we ask some of his customers what they think of him... Camaro5 customers that is.

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=32577
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Old 10-22-2009, 07:04 PM   #21
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Disregard my previous posts.... apparently everything is true... I just read a thread that popped up this morning, with current camaro5 customers complaining of shotty work...
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Old 10-22-2009, 07:08 PM   #22
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I dunno... I'm having a hard time believing these guys... I would like to hear from JTnFL, As I have been following his single turbo set up for 2 months now.. and it seems there have been numerous happy customers.

Right now we are just getting one side of the story... and I am still having a hard time believing it.


Did you even check out the thread on my350z and watch the teardown vid???

JZurita provided links to both in his OP.

Please watch this vid. It speaks for itself.

Here's the link to the teardown vid: http://blip.tv/file/2670987
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Did you even check out the thread on my350z and watch the teardown vid???

JZurita provided links to both in his OP.

Please watch this vid. It speaks for itself.

Here's the link to the teardown vid: http://blip.tv/file/2670987
He speaks Da Truft...It was amazing how much of a hack JT was and yet got people swinging off his nuts by giving away the house at first..He cut throats and burned bridges..
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Old 10-22-2009, 08:34 PM   #24
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You guys are right. I was one of JT's victims from here at Camaro5. Car is very strong. Problem begins with a check engine light that comes on if you boost the car. Misfire and TPS position codes. Have spoken with Justin JT's tuner whom stated he will help solve the issue. Second is the turbo has no writing at all on it and I have asked repeatedly for documentation of the turbo being a Garrett as advertised. Nothing as been produced.(Not even from this great guy Tom as everyone speaks of). I have spoken with Garrett and forwarded photos of the turbo installed on my car and they stated it does not appear to be theres but a knockoff. I then checked Ebay bam $384 shipped to your door knock off. When Jeremy was asked he quickly stated I will send you proof. Nothing yet. Well as most know Im a lawman myself and working closely with Florida Dept of Justice I hope to have a resoulution to the false advertisement and Theft by deception issues at large.

Tom if your a man at all then stand up and prove these kits and your reputation are creditable if not get prepared for shit to reign down on everyone involved. So you posters that are Tom's friends and all then pass on the word.
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I dunno... I'm having a hard time believing these guys... I would like to hear from JTnFL, As I have been following his single turbo set up for 2 months now.. and it seems there have been numerous happy customers.

Right now we are just getting one side of the story... and I am still having a hard time believing it.
JT tried to defend himself in the original my350z thread. I recommend you read the entire thing.
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