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    Do not buy from Rick's Hot Rod Shop

    This was sent to Rick's Hot Rod Shop (www.rickshotrodshop.com)


    Dear Sir,



    In August, I ordered one of your stealth tanks through my installer, Dynotune Performance Inc., for my 1998 Z28. I was assured that the tank would be the best thing going and there would be no issues. Well, that may not have been entirely the case.



    I had to wait from August 12th until mid November for the tank to arrive. As this is a show car and I already have entries in to various shows, the large delay caused me to forfeit my entry fees in two shows (so far).



    When we did get the tank and installed it, the tank had to be removed and shipped back to you because you forgot to indent for the Pan Hard bar. That was another rash of promised shipping and missed ship dates but we eventually got the tank and installed it. Great, now we’re cooking.



    Well actually, we aren’t cooking yet. The tank was a little too large and clanks on the body. We had to go back in and drop the tank to add insulation on the top of the tank to silence the noise.



    Oh, did I mention that the tank now leaks from a weld seam after the PHB modification? Yup so out it comes again and we’re getting it TIG welded to stop the leak. Didn’t you pressure test the tank after you adjusted it for the PHB?



    Oh, did I mention that the original wiring on the fuel sending unit was wired incorrectly and wouldn’t function as you shipped it? Did I mention that the installer had to rewire the actual switch wiper and reverse it to get it to work? He also had to add a ground wire to complete the circuit to make it function. He also had to go back in and bend the arm of the sending unit to get it to read full when the tank was full.



    I have lost the use of my car for 5 months for this project and I am NOT a very happy camper. I’ve missed 2 shows, I have another show scheduled in 30 days and I think it would be a damn shame to miss that one because I will definitely have many things to say about this tank, the time it is taking to install, and the quality of the workmanship. My next show is the Winter Nationals in Orlando Florida this February. There are many vintage cars there and a few hundred f-bodies. Rest assured that I will have quite a tale to tell this year about my latest modification to a $60K+ show car.



    The price of your tank was premised on the quality of your product. I think you owe me a 50% return of my money that you took.



    You took too long!



    Your product was not designed and assembled correctly!



    You missed promised shipping dates!



    Your electronic fuel sending unit configuration was wired wrong and totally nonfunctional!



    Your tank was too large for the car!



    And the absolute worst possible thing for a fuel tank… Your tank leaked!





    I guess I’ve covered everything that been boiling up inside of me for a while. By the way, my car is STILL at the shop while they are getting the final touches on it to make all of the parts function.



    Thanks for listening,





    Elmer Boggs

    Jacksonville, Florida


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    That sucks!

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    wow that is some shit right there...

    hope you're able to get things straight there elmer...

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    Residents of LS2..... you know what to do.

    Riot.

    Rape and pillage.

    Spread the word and run his shop into the ground.





    That is all.

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    Originally posted by Scotty-Z
    Residents of LS2..... you know what to do.

    Riot.

    Rape and pillage.

    Spread the word and run his shop into the ground.





    That is all.
    and make sure to get some damn PICTURES this time

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    Elmer's on a roll.

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    Understand, Do not buy from Rick's Hot Rod Shop.

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    Passion and warfare XXV ANN's Avatar

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    What was the big deal about this particular tank that was supposed to be better than GM?

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    Originally posted by XXV ANN
    What was the big deal about this particular tank that was supposed to be better than GM?

    Stainless, and accommodated a large internal fuel pump. It uses -8 and -10AN fittings for fuel lines.

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    Originally posted by XXV ANN
    What was the big deal about this particular tank that was supposed to be better than GM?
    Its stealth

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    Originally posted by drivermod
    Its stealth

    That may be true but the other things I posted were the reason.

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    I just hope the Z is ready for winter nationals.


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    Wow, guess he had some bad luck with dealing with the owner of ls2.com
    It would appear his name is pretty much ruined in the fbody community

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    pay with credit card; dispute charges?

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    Originally posted by GldRush98
    Wow, guess he had some bad luck with dealing with the owner of ls2.com
    It would appear his name is pretty much ruined in the fbody community
    That may have been a poor decision.

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    You should have busted out the "Do you know who I am?"

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    Originally posted by 426HEMI
    You should have busted out the "Do you know who I am?"



    First line in the letter.

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    Originally posted by jmd
    pay with credit card; dispute charges?
    Because of the long interval in the delivery, I doubt the credit card would be in the "window" of dispute.

    Elmer

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    Originally posted by 426HEMI
    You should have busted out the "Do you know who I am?"

    I'm just a customer. I just have the opportunity to post in big forums.


    Elmer

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    You should have went with a Nasty Nate fuel tank.

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    You'd think your name would have rung a bell somewhere along the lines...then again,people are stupid.

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    I'm going to order that same tank tomorrow.

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    Damn man... that sucks! Glad you're getting it all squared away, though!

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    Do we have a seperate forum for deals gone bad or lousy customer service? A specific spot were someone could look first? Like the BBB of LS2.COM?

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    Should of kept the stock tank.

    How many gallons is that tank?

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    ''Quality only cost more when you don't buy it.''

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    This reminds me of McLeod and some of their unique parts that end up with R&D being done by the customer.

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    Send him a link to this thread, along with the number of hits thus far.

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    Tell me why this is... roSSco's Avatar

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    Will not buy from.

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    Just called them and told them I won't ever be doing business with them. They are still answering the phone right now.

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    so.. instead of wasting 5 months.. why not just get the tank from somewhere else

    Last, why not buy from an advertiser from here?

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    also, shouldnt this be in the corner garage?

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    i've heard good things about rick's hot rod shop


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