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I don't think this can be swept under the rug. I am really tired of reading about shops ripping people off, NO ONE can be trusted in this game. If you can't do it yourself, just don't do it...

It's a long read, but probably worth the time. Sad, I was just talking to Sharif about getting a re-tune for my car. Definitely not going to happen now... :headshake:

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I read the many threads and posts. Sadly, a lot of the threads keep getting deleted for whatever reason. I would like to think people are allowed to post their experiences and let others choose for themselves whether to believe them or not.
 

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I read the many threads and posts. Sadly, a lot of the threads keep getting deleted for whatever reason. I would like to think people are allowed to post their experiences and let others choose for themselves whether to believe them or not.
Ya, well this one seems extremely well documented. I really like to believe the best in people, and I have always held Sharif in the highest of regards, but I am having a pretty hard time excusing what happened in that thread. MAYBE there is another side to the story, and I would love to hear it, but it's not looking good to me...
 

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There was the same thread on a 370 site. It got locked down with a ton of stuff either deleted or the thread was moved someplace. :headshake:
 

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I remember when Sharif first started out as an enthusiast. When one gets too big in the britches, one has a lot of answering to do.

I tend to agree with you, Willy. Blaming it on someone else sucks when it should have been resolved right away.

That excuse about bent rods or whatever is a bit lame for a brand new G.

I like being NA. :irock:
 

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I remember when Sharif first started out as an enthusiast. When one gets too big in the britches, one has a lot of answering to do.

I tend to agree with you, Willy. Blaming it on someone else sucks when it should have been resolved right away.

That excuse about bent rods or whatever is a bit lame for a brand new G.

I like being NA. :irock:
+1, the car was all but straight from the lot. The other side of the story just looks pretty thin from where I'm sitting...
 

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I thought Sharif took responsibility for much of the damage in his post.

I don't think it excuses anything, but the second shop the car was taken to does not seem to be a disinterested or objective party.

I hope this guy gets his stuff fixed.
 

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hahaha ok, well pretty much,

1) guy buys new G37 and pays Forged 12k$ down payment to order a twin turbo kit and a bunch of other parts

2) guy is wants and is charged for a "stage 2" kit

3) There are some financial "overcharges" along the way... Sharif SEEMS to lie to the guy's face, as the guy had acquired the actual parts order from GTM

4) After the guy's repeated concerns, Sharif assures him several times that the stage 2 kit is in fact on there.

5) after 7 months of bullshit, guy finally gets car back from forged. Car exterior is damaged, there are just TONS of relatively minor problems that are very unprofessional, AND car is overboosting.

6) guy drives car home, it's ******. Sends it to GTM, which writes up a 20k$ bill to fix it.

7) Sharif had actually ordered and installed the stage 1 kit, even though he told the guy it was (and charged him for) the stage 2 kit. ...Sharif says this was an accident... maybe, maybe not, not MY call.

8) Lawsuits are being filed, everything is a BIG BIG mess....
 

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I hope this guy gets his stuff fixed.
+1. He has a 40k$ car that is now messed up, he hasn't gotten to drive it, and 55k$ in bills...
 

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There's always some drama over there. I don't read it nor do I get involved. FP has been the center of attention for some time b/c they do a LOT of work on Z's and G's. I'm sure there were mistakes made on BOTH sides. You do enough work on the same thing over and over and there is going to be someone that is not satisfied, that is going to go STRAIGHT to the INtaRweBZ and try to call them out and make a HUGE deal out of it. If they conduct themselves in an adult like fashion most of the time it can be worked out. Just my $.02
 

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wow...
its hard to take a side on something like this, for obvious reasons.
i just wonder if doug had actually brought up all his concerns to sharif and if he really was getting "blown off"
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I have never been a huge fan of them. Maybe a bit of jealousy, maybe a bit of insider information from a few people I trust. They just seemed to good to be true.
 

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If Sharif lied about the Stage 1 or 2 kit and overcharged, shame on him. Also, shame on FP for trying to install a kit that didn't fit and then pass it off onto the customer. Finally, if they've installed thousands of kits then they should be pros and not have this type of issue.

I hope the guy gets A CAR and gets some compensation. Maybe not all, but some compensation is better than nothing.

He'll probably win the lawsuit since all he has to prove is a preponderance of the evidence. I'd ask for a jury trial.
 

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Well, there is this one too:

MY350Z.COM Forums - View Single Post - The Official Shop Rating Thread!!

Same MO. G37 (coupe though), GTM kit, hammering of piping, overall terrible work by Forged. I'm sure that it's tough to get the kit to fit in some tight spaces but hammering the piping is not the answer. Plus, they BLEW HIS MOTOR and made him pay for it! I know that FI motors blow up but they should have the skills to not blow it up on the dyno. They should know what is safe and what isn't on these motors.

I personally think that Sharif was being dishonest when he installed the Stage 1 instead of the Stage 2. It just doesn't make sense any other way. I hope he gets his pants sued off. I am tired of seeing this crap happen. If there was any shop that the Z/G community thought they could trust, it was them. This is unacceptable.

I had an analogous experience with $1500 and a paint/body shop here in SoCal and it was absolutely awful. I can only imagine what this guy is going through. :xZ!o:
 

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If there was any shop that the Z/G community thought they could trust, it was them. This is unacceptable.
That is EXACTLY what it comes down to for me. It's not about who is right or wrong, I'm sure there is a lot of gray area on both sides. It's the breach of trust... I just don't trust anyone to touch my car anymore. Even if I don't know EXACTLY what I'm doing, I care enough to do the research and get it pretty **** close to right. Those guys just didn't care at all.
 

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