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    Thread: Guy spends $250k on his GT-R with Forged Performance and get a broken car back in return

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      05-14-2013 05:36 PM #211
      Quote Originally Posted by Basil Fawlty View Post
      Forged Performance sponsored event "Top Dog" at Z Days bans rival tuner.

      http://jalopnik.com/man-who-spent-25...ium=socialflow



      The tuner that got banned from this event made negative comments about Forged Performance.
      digging that grave deeper and deeper

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      05-14-2013 05:44 PM #212
      Quote Originally Posted by absoluteczech View Post
      digging that grave deeper and deeper
      I don't agree.

      A quote someone posted that I do agree with

      This guy is just another Internet ToughGuy who gets called out and turns into.. *gasp* ...just another whiny little bitch. You can goddamned bet if my company is hosting an event and there are people actively working to hurt me, they won't be attending.

      And, just for the record, I don't give a flying ****ing if Aunt Edna is coming in all the way from Australia. 47 minutes ago


      Its the same as if you were hosting a party/celebration of sorts and one of the guests is someone who you are not fond of, threatens you, and uses profanity when addressing you....

      Are you saying you would still welcome that guest with open arms? Doubtful. You will tell said guest they are no longer invited to your party.
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      05-14-2013 05:49 PM #213
      Quote Originally Posted by Basil Fawlty View Post
      Forged Performance sponsored event "Top Dog" at Z Days bans rival tuner.

      http://jalopnik.com/man-who-spent-25...ium=socialflow



      The tuner that got banned from this event made negative comments about Forged Performance.
      Yeah its over for Forged; Jalopnik will ruin these guys lol

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      05-14-2013 06:30 PM #214
      Quote Originally Posted by caliatenza View Post
      Yeah its over for Forged; Jalopnik will ruin these guys lol
      well, you don't have to dig too deep to find out the owner of Forged Performance has a criminal past.


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      PLACENTIA — After a monthlong investigation, police arrested two people Friday on suspicion of selling illegal steroids to an undercover officer.

      Arrested and taken into custody for allegedly transporting and selling anabolic steroids were Sharif Abdelbaset, 20, of Yorba Linda and Jose Medina Jr., 24, of Irvine, said police spokeswoman Corrine Loomis. Both were being held in the Costa Mesa City Jail.


      His FB page says he's from Yorba Linda https://www.facebook.com/sharif.abdelbaset

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      05-14-2013 06:35 PM #215
      Quote Originally Posted by absoluteczech View Post
      forge said the 250k figure was spread over 4 years and 3 other projects not just this one car.
      Quote Originally Posted by a2a4raddo View Post
      Yet the Owner said otherwise. So who is lying?
      They both are.
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      05-14-2013 06:36 PM #216
      Quote Originally Posted by Basil Fawlty View Post
      well, you don't have to dig too deep to find out the owner of Forged Performance has a criminal past.


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      Yorba Linda, Irvine Men Arrested in Steroid Investigation
      July 10, 1995

      PLACENTIA — After a monthlong investigation, police arrested two people Friday on suspicion of selling illegal steroids to an undercover officer.

      Arrested and taken into custody for allegedly transporting and selling anabolic steroids were Sharif Abdelbaset, 20, of Yorba Linda and Jose Medina Jr., 24, of Irvine, said police spokeswoman Corrine Loomis. Both were being held in the Costa Mesa City Jail.


      His FB page says he's from Yorba Linda https://www.facebook.com/sharif.abdelbaset
      I'm pretty sure this was posted on page 4 or 5....
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      05-14-2013 08:17 PM #217
      I cannot comprehend sending this quality of work out the door. This Sharif guy's life must be totally embarrassing.
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      05-14-2013 08:41 PM #218
      Quote Originally Posted by kwik!gti View Post
      Anybody that has $250k to throw at a car.....I don't feel bad for. As ****ty as that sounds.


      No Fs given
      This. Fun drama to watch. But I couldn't care less.

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      05-14-2013 09:24 PM #219
      Quote Originally Posted by stascom View Post
      This. Fun drama to watch. But I couldn't care less.
      I feel for the dude but I have to question the judgement of anyone who thinks they're going to take any car past 1000 HP without the help of professional engineers (let alone one of the more complicated and fragile performance cars out there).
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      05-14-2013 09:31 PM #220
      Quote Originally Posted by a2a4raddo View Post
      I don't agree.

      A quote someone posted that I do agree with

      This guy is just another Internet ToughGuy who gets called out and turns into.. *gasp* ...just another whiny little bitch. You can goddamned bet if my company is hosting an event and there are people actively working to hurt me, they won't be attending.

      And, just for the record, I don't give a flying ****ing if Aunt Edna is coming in all the way from Australia. 47 minutes ago


      Its the same as if you were hosting a party/celebration of sorts and one of the guests is someone who you are not fond of, threatens you, and uses profanity when addressing you....

      Are you saying you would still welcome that guest with open arms? Doubtful. You will tell said guest they are no longer invited to your party.
      This is a ticketed event in which the guy bought a ticket. This is like the Lakers banning you because you called Kobe a bitch (which he is).
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      05-14-2013 09:39 PM #221
      Quote Originally Posted by nm+ View Post
      This is a ticketed event in which the guy bought a ticket. This is like the Lakers banning you because you called Kobe a bitch (which he is).


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      05-14-2013 09:42 PM #222
      Quote Originally Posted by alleghenyman View Post
      I feel for the dude but I have to question the judgement of anyone who thinks they're going to take any car past 1000 HP without the help of professional engineers (let alone one of the more complicated and fragile performance cars out there).


      There are a number of GT-R's in teh wild running north of 1,000HP.

      THere are pre-engineered kits to do so.

      And the guy paid Forged Performance, a company that holds itself out as a professional car tuner, to do the work.

      Finally, the GT-R is in no way "fragile," nor is it anymore complicated than a Porsche Turbo, etc.
      I TCL.

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      05-14-2013 09:54 PM #223
      Don't call them any names to their faces around these parts. Atlanta natives have had to hear about this shop and it's employees for quite some time now. They show up to our local CnC events and people swarm their cars, so does this really have a negative effect here? No way.

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      05-14-2013 10:10 PM #224
      Quote Originally Posted by nm+ View Post
      This is a ticketed event in which the guy bought a ticket. This is like the Lakers banning you because you called Kobe a bitch (which he is).
      Post reported for blasphemy against Da Gawd Bean Bryant.

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      05-14-2013 10:12 PM #225
      Quote Originally Posted by alleghenyman View Post
      I feel for the dude but I have to question the judgement of anyone who thinks they're going to take any car past 1000 HP without the help of professional engineers (let alone one of the more complicated and fragile performance cars out there).
      Lol please. Its not that hard to hit 1000+ crank with these cars.

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      05-14-2013 10:28 PM #226
      As crazy as this is I wish I had the money to have these kinds of problems

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      05-14-2013 11:07 PM #227
      Wow, those washers really did it for me. Their fab guy sucks. Owner sounds like a dick as well. Hope their business takes a hit so they clean up their act

    18. 05-14-2013 11:53 PM #228
      I'm pretty sure I saw Sherif running his blue GTR at road Atlanta a couple months ago. that GTR flies.
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      05-15-2013 12:23 AM #229
      Quote Originally Posted by SchnellFowVay View Post


      There are a number of GT-R's in teh wild running north of 1,000HP.

      THere are pre-engineered kits to do so.

      And the guy paid Forged Performance, a company that holds itself out as a professional car tuner, to do the work.

      Finally, the GT-R is in no way "fragile," nor is it anymore complicated than a Porsche Turbo, etc.
      Go roll your eyes at Justin Beiber. A Viper, a Porsche Turbo, a ZR-1 or a Supra are all less fragile with or without 1000 hp. GT-Rs blow up their transmissions stock, and their AWD and traction control systems are the definition of complicated. I suppose once some putz with a nice website slaps on that pre-engineered kit I guess all they have to do is slap on some pre-engineered dyno tuning and slap on some pre-engineered validations for cooling systems, drivetrain and engine systems designed by Nissan's best for half as much power.

      Quote Originally Posted by JustinCSVT View Post
      Lol please. Its not that hard to hit 1000+ crank with these cars.
      Hitting it twice is another matter apparently....
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      05-15-2013 01:11 AM #230
      Quote Originally Posted by alleghenyman View Post
      Go roll your eyes at Justin Beiber. A Viper, a Porsche Turbo, a ZR-1 or a Supra are all less fragile with or without 1000 hp. GT-Rs blow up their transmissions stock, and their AWD and traction control systems are the definition of complicated. I suppose once some putz with a nice website slaps on that pre-engineered kit I guess all they have to do is slap on some pre-engineered dyno tuning and slap on some pre-engineered validations for cooling systems, drivetrain and engine systems designed by Nissan's best for half as much power.



      Hitting it twice is another matter apparently....
      The transmission issues were fixed 2-3 years ago.
      I TCL.

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      05-15-2013 01:24 AM #231
      So FP was funded by illegal steroid sales?
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      05-15-2013 01:33 AM #232
      Quote Originally Posted by SchnellFowVay View Post
      The transmission issues were fixed 2-3 years ago.

      With software. That I wouldn't let anyone monkey with.

      I have nothing against the GT-R but you're denying reality.
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      05-15-2013 01:49 AM #233
      Quote Originally Posted by nm+ View Post
      This is a ticketed event in which the guy bought a ticket. This is like the Lakers banning you because you called Kobe a bitch (which he is).

      You leave Mamba out of this! You dig?!

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      05-15-2013 03:53 AM #234
      Has the number of E30s/4.0s/Miatas that can be bought with that money been posted yet?

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      05-15-2013 06:48 AM #235
      I've sold to them before and done installs on a few of their cars, as well as TopSpeed for many years and other shops. Overall, I would not trust any of them with any of my cars.

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      05-15-2013 08:12 AM #236
      Quote Originally Posted by alleghenyman View Post
      Go roll your eyes at Justin Beiber. A Viper, a Porsche Turbo, a ZR-1 or a Supra are all less fragile with or without 1000 hp. GT-Rs blow up their transmissions stock, and their AWD and traction control systems are the definition of complicated. I suppose once some putz with a nice website slaps on that pre-engineered kit I guess all they have to do is slap on some pre-engineered dyno tuning and slap on some pre-engineered validations for cooling systems, drivetrain and engine systems designed by Nissan's best for half as much power.



      Hitting it twice is another matter apparently....


      You're being a bit ridiculous.

      There are turbos bolted to my car, with some "pre-engineered" dyno tuning and on the factory cooling system, drivetrain, and engine systems that were designed by Ford's best for half the power. There weren't any professional engineers involved in the process either.
      Last edited by SVTDanny; 05-15-2013 at 08:15 AM.

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      05-15-2013 08:29 AM #237
      Quote Originally Posted by alleghenyman View Post
      With software. That I wouldn't let anyone monkey with.

      I have nothing against the GT-R but you're denying reality.
      What reality are you speaking of? The transmission issue was resolved after the first 6 months of production and if you think it was just programming then have a nice day and continue on with your wise and oh so insightful comments about the GT-R that I am sure you have read so much about all the failures online.

      Some people just have no sense of reality and believe all that is read must be true...

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      05-15-2013 08:31 AM #238
      Quote Originally Posted by TooFitToQuit View Post
      I've sold to them before and done installs on a few of their cars, as well as TopSpeed for many years and other shops. Overall, I would not trust any of them with any of my cars.
      Don't bring real experiences and facts into this........


      The amount of half-assery in those "install" pics is unreal, for any amount of money. Some of it is even a bit dangerous.

      And for the douchebags saying things to the effect of "well, he can obviously afford it so what's the big deal?," grow up. That attitude is what's making it REALLY hard to get decent work/service anymore.

      I'd have been embarassed to return a car to a customer in that state.

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      05-15-2013 08:36 AM #239
      Quote Originally Posted by AudiA4_18T View Post
      what if he has 10 rental properties already? You have 0 idea about this guy's life.

      ....

      It's sad how these stories seem to happen in every platform. I think it's the nature of modifying cars, you're taking a car that could handle x power, and giving it y power throwing the dice whether some catastrophic thing will happen or not.
      indeed, let's not judge how this dude spends his money. it's pretty easy to say to a tuning shop no more when you run outta money. i'm pretty sure buddy can handle it. still, it's significant enough to be a pain in anyone's ass!!!

      and unfortunately, this stuff happens far too often. i'm not gonna mentino names here cuz it ain't my business but a buddy of mine has opened a small little shop catering more to track cars and over the course of the last year, has landed himself a whale. when i say whale, i'm talkin a guy worth hundreds of millions and has a 6 figure PER MONTH car purchasing allowance. last time my buddy was over for drinks the whale emailed him a laundry list of mods a shop in a nearby city was going to do on one of his italian exotics. bullsh!t. each and every one of the mods listed was priced out at about 10x the reasonable cost and the project brief was disturbingly short on technical details and disturbingly long on marketing hype. the reason why my buddy got the email is because the whale was a little suspicious and my buddy has shown himslef to be a straight shooter. i was not privy to the response but i believe it wasn't gonna be a positive one.

      that sad thing is that for every one of my buddy who tries to set things straight, there's 20 others who don't and sucker uninformed people in.

      case in point is my own track car. I bought it as a tuned ricer that had been to a local shop so i believed it was a solid base. 3 years later (due to many of life's bumps) i'm am at the point now where i still haven't gotten it to the point of being able to tune it fully yet and the literally the only thing i haven't removed, fixed or completely overhauled at this point is the longblock. at the moment i am dealing with the last of the external issues which is reweleding each and every boost to because each and every welded joint had pinholes. and someone had paid to get those tubes made...

      I believe it only gets worse the higher up the dollar tree you go. case in point being this $250k completely wasted.
      Last edited by boner; 05-15-2013 at 08:41 AM.

    30. 05-15-2013 08:38 AM #240
      This is what i would expect from a fly by night tuner shop not an established company, hell anyone with basic skills would do a better job than this. the stacked washers is what someone does to their $500 daily beater but not on a 250k build on a GTR

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      05-15-2013 09:04 AM #241
      Quote Originally Posted by kwik!gti View Post
      Anybody that has $250k to throw at a car.....I don't feel bad for. As ****ty as that sounds.


      No Fs given
      couldn't. agree. more.

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      05-15-2013 10:38 AM #242
      I agree with that sentiment. I'm more shocked at the shops workmanship. It could have been $250 and the quality still sucks. What is the owners background? Just an enthusiast with the cash flow to open a shop?

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      05-15-2013 11:41 AM #243
      Quote Originally Posted by nm+ View Post
      This is a ticketed event in which the guy bought a ticket. This is like the Lakers banning you because you called Kobe a bitch (which he is).
      Not really. Its more like the principle of a private high school banning you from attending games because you threatened him/her, used profanity when addressing him/her and in general try to hurt the school by standing outside telling every parent going there to enroll their kid why they shouldn't.

      I would ban the guy myself.

      As for Kobe....he's arguably the greatest Laker of all time as well as one of the best players of the last two decades.

    34. 05-15-2013 02:01 PM #244
      Quote Originally Posted by 8v_gti777 View Post
      Damn that's a ridiculous amount to spend on modding a car.
      Fixed it for ya.

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      05-15-2013 02:34 PM #245
      Quote Originally Posted by a2a4raddo View Post
      As for Kobe....he's arguably the greatest Laker of all time as well as one of the best players of the last two decades.
      Everytime i hear a Kobe reference:

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