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      07-02-2018 05:42 PM #51
      Quote Originally Posted by madrussian View Post
      Im not familiar w/ the EIP tuning story, though I vaguely remember the logo I think... can anybody fill me in?
      Think almost Hennessey levels of deceit, but not stealing parts from one customer's car to be used on another's. I think they basically just bolted on turbos that made the cars go splodey, and sometimes kept customer cars disassembled in perpetuity.
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      07-02-2018 06:02 PM #53
      Quote Originally Posted by uberR32 View Post
      Think almost Hennessey levels of deceit, but not stealing parts from one customer's car to be used on another's. I think they basically just bolted on turbos that made the cars go splodey, and sometimes kept customer cars disassembled in perpetuity.
      I recall some "new" engines that turned out to be random junk parts inside

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      07-02-2018 06:10 PM #54
      Almost always order from ECS, the might not have the lowest prices, but I can always count on consistently high resolution photos of every product on their site (even if I don't order from them, I go there to see photos of the parts), the site is easy to navigate and user friendly. Everything has always shipped on time and arrive in new condition. I've got no complaints.
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      07-02-2018 06:11 PM #55
      Which one costs the most to maintain?

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      07-02-2018 06:26 PM #56
      Quote Originally Posted by uberR32 View Post
      Think almost Hennessey levels of deceit, but not stealing parts from one customer's car to be used on another's. I think they basically just bolted on turbos that made the cars go splodey, and sometimes kept customer cars disassembled in perpetuity.
      On a scale from 1 to MJMAutohaus, where would EIP rank?
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      07-02-2018 06:29 PM #57
      Quote Originally Posted by 2000JettaGLXVR6 View Post
      Which one costs the most to maintain?

      The Audi probably
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    9. 07-02-2018 06:44 PM #58
      Quote Originally Posted by 2000JettaGLXVR6 View Post
      Almost always order from ECS, the might not have the lowest prices, but I can always count on consistently high resolution photos of every product on their site (even if I don't order from them, I go there to see photos of the parts), the site is easy to navigate and user friendly. Everything has always shipped on time and arrive in new condition. I've got no complaints.
      That has been my general experience with them as well. Last time I ordered parts, they sent me 4 or 5 shifter bottom covers instead of one. I got them on chat quickly, they issued a return shipping label immediately, and refunded the price of the part I did order for my trouble.

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      07-02-2018 07:06 PM #59
      Quote Originally Posted by NeverEnoughCars View Post
      The Audi probably
      That's what I was thinking too.

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      07-02-2018 07:08 PM #60
      Quote Originally Posted by madrussian View Post
      Im not familiar w/ the EIP tuning story, though I vaguely remember the logo I think... can anybody fill me in?
      Quote Originally Posted by uberR32 View Post
      Think almost Hennessey levels of deceit, but not stealing parts from one customer's car to be used on another's. I think they basically just bolted on turbos that made the cars go splodey, and sometimes kept customer cars disassembled in perpetuity.
      Quote Originally Posted by Gromel View Post
      I recall some "new" engines that turned out to be random junk parts inside
      Only website still up that kind of covers the story.

      This is how they shipped the last thing I ever ordered from them:



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      07-02-2018 07:16 PM #61
      A message from our CEO, Imran Jooma

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      My name is Imran Jooma and I want to take this opportunity to introduce myself as the CEO of ECS Tuning. In addition to addressing some concerns raised by a former employee in a recent Facebook post, I would like to provide an update on a number of initiatives we have undertaken at ECS and Turner Motorsport.

      Since joining ECS late last year, I have worked closely with our team to explore ways for improving the business for associates and customers alike. My pledge to our current and prospective customers is that I am personally committed to creating a positive work environment for ECS and Turner Motorsport associates, which I am confident will result in a better shopping experience and allow us to exceed our customers’ expectations as their source for enthusiast-driven support.

      I know you have many choices for maintaining and improving your car, but I want to earn your business and trust.

      The integration of Turner Motorsport was not without its challenges. That said, I can assure you that we are committed to learning from that experience. What gives me confidence today and for our future is that we have and will continue to build a fantastic team of dedicated automotive-enthusiast associates that work tirelessly to help customers find the best products for their cars. In addition, we continue to partner with Turner Motorsport founder, Will Turner, and are committed to our sponsorship of the Turner Race Team, which is celebrating a big win at Watkins Glen this past weekend!

      Over the last several months, we have enhanced the customer experience of our website, improved search capabilities, mobile layout, and focused on a user-centric design. In addition, we have invested heavily in our domestic R&D team to accelerate the introduction of new and exciting products. At the same time, we’ve increased the size of customer service staff and are making sure they are trained to effectively take care of our customers. Specifically, we are working to address a number of concerns regarding fulfillment that were brought to our attention by our valued customers. On the customer-engagement side of our business, we successfully hosted sweepstakes to giveaway two fully built cars to our valued customers.

      Yes, we received an investment from a private equity sponsor, but that is not who we are. We are 300+ real people striving to exceed customer expectations, developing an enjoyable place to work together, and building sustainable win/win relationships with the vendors that make so many of the parts we all love. We are real people, enthusiasts and plain old hard-working people just like you.

      To any former associates who still carry any resentment over their time at ECS and Turner Motorsport, I am sorry about your experience. I can assure you that things have changed and continue to get better every day for our associates. Like the associates who have recently rejoined the ECS team, we invite you back so we can show you around. We are not perfect, just committed to improving every single day!

      -Imran Jooma

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      07-02-2018 07:18 PM #62
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      07-02-2018 07:21 PM #63
      Here is a thread from Vortex R32 forum https://forums.vwvortex.com/showthread.php?3311353 . Some crazy isht happened there, that's for sure. As much as it's a nightmare, etc. those stories seem to be somewhat interesting to me. You can see what is really going on in those places, because what's on the outside sometimes tends to be a complete opposite.

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      07-02-2018 08:08 PM #64
      Quote Originally Posted by ECS Tuning View Post
      A message from our CEO, Imran Jooma

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      This message can also be found on his Facebook page (LINK) please feel free to comment on it as he can/will respond.

      -James
      Posting that letter to the ECS Facebook page would go a much longer way than posting it to a shell of a personal profile that looks to have been created a few hours ago with a whopping 2 people on the friends list (employees of ECS at that)
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      07-02-2018 08:09 PM #65
      Quote Originally Posted by ECS Tuning View Post
      A message from our CEO, Imran Jooma

      ___________________________


      My name is Imran Jooma and I want to take this opportunity to introduce myself as the CEO of ECS Tuning. In addition to addressing some concerns raised by a former employee in a recent Facebook post, I would like to provide an update on a number of initiatives we have undertaken at ECS and Turner Motorsport.

      Since joining ECS late last year, I have worked closely with our team to explore ways for improving the business for associates and customers alike. My pledge to our current and prospective customers is that I am personally committed to creating a positive work environment for ECS and Turner Motorsport associates, which I am confident will result in a better shopping experience and allow us to exceed our customers’ expectations as their source for enthusiast-driven support.

      I know you have many choices for maintaining and improving your car, but I want to earn your business and trust.

      The integration of Turner Motorsport was not without its challenges. That said, I can assure you that we are committed to learning from that experience. What gives me confidence today and for our future is that we have and will continue to build a fantastic team of dedicated automotive-enthusiast associates that work tirelessly to help customers find the best products for their cars. In addition, we continue to partner with Turner Motorsport founder, Will Turner, and are committed to our sponsorship of the Turner Race Team, which is celebrating a big win at Watkins Glen this past weekend!

      Over the last several months, we have enhanced the customer experience of our website, improved search capabilities, mobile layout, and focused on a user-centric design. In addition, we have invested heavily in our domestic R&D team to accelerate the introduction of new and exciting products. At the same time, we’ve increased the size of customer service staff and are making sure they are trained to effectively take care of our customers. Specifically, we are working to address a number of concerns regarding fulfillment that were brought to our attention by our valued customers. On the customer-engagement side of our business, we successfully hosted sweepstakes to giveaway two fully built cars to our valued customers.

      Yes, we received an investment from a private equity sponsor, but that is not who we are. We are 300+ real people striving to exceed customer expectations, developing an enjoyable place to work together, and building sustainable win/win relationships with the vendors that make so many of the parts we all love. We are real people, enthusiasts and plain old hard-working people just like you.

      To any former associates who still carry any resentment over their time at ECS and Turner Motorsport, I am sorry about your experience. I can assure you that things have changed and continue to get better every day for our associates. Like the associates who have recently rejoined the ECS team, we invite you back so we can show you around. We are not perfect, just committed to improving every single day!

      -Imran Jooma

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      This message can also be found on his Facebook page (LINK) please feel free to comment on it as he can/will respond.

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      07-02-2018 08:12 PM #66
      Quote Originally Posted by aar0n. View Post
      Posting that letter to the ECS Facebook page would go a much longer way than posting it to a shell of a personal profile that looks to have been created a few hours ago with a whopping 2 people on the friends list (employees of ECS at that)
      The comments are pure gold though, wheres my michael jackson gif when i need one
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      07-02-2018 08:17 PM #67
      So what are some good companies to buy VW/ Euro parts from?

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      07-02-2018 08:21 PM #68
      Quote Originally Posted by aar0n. View Post
      Posting that letter to the ECS Facebook page would go a much longer way than posting it to a shell of a personal profile that looks to have been created a few hours ago with a whopping 2 people on the friends list (employees of ECS at that)
      Agree completely with this, a promise made from the main platform itself is what should have happened. Addressing the group directly, and narrowly, doesn’t assure anyone that ECS will stand for its customers, and address their concerns.


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      07-02-2018 08:23 PM #69
      Quote Originally Posted by Aonarch View Post
      So what are some good companies to buy VW/ Euro parts from?
      VW does still sell parts at the dealer

      1stvwparts is always solid
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      havent got anything from potter in a while, but they were always good in the past (https://parts4vws.com/)
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      07-02-2018 08:27 PM #70
      Quote Originally Posted by phil123 View Post
      VW does still sell parts at the dealer

      1stvwparts is always solid
      germanautoparts
      havent got anything from potter in a while, but they were always good in the past (https://parts4vws.com/)
      Well there's a couple problems with those suggestions, GAP just went belly up and finding parts for any Vw older than a Mk3 isn't going to happen at your local dealer.

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      07-02-2018 08:39 PM #71
      Quote Originally Posted by NeverEnoughCars View Post
      The Audi probably
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      07-02-2018 08:46 PM #72
      Quote Originally Posted by phil123 View Post
      The comments are pure gold though, wheres my michael jackson gif when i need one

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      07-02-2018 08:47 PM #73
      Quote Originally Posted by Aonarch View Post
      So what are some good companies to buy VW/ Euro parts from?
      Apparently a lot of people are suggesting FCPEuro - https://www.fcpeuro.com/

      Quote Originally Posted by 03_uni-B View Post
      Agree completely with this, a promise made from the main platform itself is what should have happened. Addressing the group directly, and narrowly, doesn’t assure anyone that ECS will stand for its customers, and address their concerns.
      Couldn't agree more and it's a bad look when apparently there's 2 profiles on facebook for Imran. The one they just made, and then his real one.

      Also, one of their "writers" is attempting damage control on the group by answering and responding, but truthfully might be digging their hole deeper.

      Might be a good case study on how not to deal with fallout on social media in the future.

      Unfortunately, I think ownership at ECS chose money over everything else quite some time ago, which is even more disheartening considering their personal beliefs and values outside of the workplace, and struggle to see how those two can co-exist. I feel bad for their old man Andy, because he was/is top notch, but I'm not sure at the end of the day that he would be very proud that Euro Car Service ended up where ECS is now...

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      07-02-2018 08:56 PM #74
      Quote Originally Posted by dviking mk2 View Post
      Well there's a couple problems with those suggestions, GAP just went belly up and finding parts for any Vw older than a Mk3 isn't going to happen at your local dealer.

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      Did they?! GAP that is, i thought they were just moving locations, damn that sucks. I have lots of duplicate and triplicate for my MK3's
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      07-02-2018 09:03 PM #75
      ECS has sucked for many years.
      Always listing parts "in stock" on the website.
      After placing the order, and paying for all of the parts (multiple times)...you get a reply. akin to "not all of the parts you ordered are currently in stock...."
      They can get bent,
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