Had them do a full stereo install, sound deaden and HID install.
JL Cleansweep installed no problem
Amp installed no problem
Driver HID installed no problem
Windows were tinted satisfactorily, their tinter has a big opinion of himself but managed to do light scratching to both of my rear fenders. They fixed it but not before the tinter gave me this horrible stink eye as if it was somehow my fault. Still have some bubbling 3 weeks later that I am giving more time to go away.
Passenger HID now has condensation in the morning, took it back for fix and it still fills up with condensation.
Scratched up my GXP wheel. They did offer to fix but it was too expensive to fix so they discounted some work. I agreed to this.
Sound deadening to front doors was amateurish at best also cut away the plastic water shield on stock doors for no reason.
Sub box wasn't carpeted, they just laid some carpeting over it to hide it.
Drive front door speaker starting cutting out after sound deadening. They wouldn't answer my calls so I fixed it myself (this would be 3rd time going back to them).
THE WORST part which I found today by removing the rear doors was that they didn't even screw in the rear door speakers all the way. Instead of making a wood baffle to fit them properly they used long screws to just hold the speakers in place, just barely in place. There is a big gap all around because they didn't want to take the time to make a baffle.
I'm disgusted. Apparently you can't pay anyone to do good work anymore.
There are also other minor issues with them not checking their work and me finding it before I left their shop on a few occasions which they fixed before I left.
Would not recommend.
Picture of rear speakers so no one can claim BS. Posting this because I've tried to call for three days now with no answers. Never had a problem getting a hold of them before. Also stopped answering my emails.
Amazing front sound deadening job:
2004 IBM GTO (600rwhp) SOLD
2003 10th Anniversary KB Cobra (620rwhp) SOLD
2014 Ford Taurus SHO w/Performance Package - Family Car -
Hopefully you put it on a credit card. Call them so you can dispute the charges and put them on hold. Once you take away someone's funds you'd be amazed how quickly the pick up the phone.
If you want it fixed, Chris Torney just opened his shop back up fulltime in Sterling VA. He's done two cars for me and constantly has the skins players and caps players cars rolling in and out of his shop. They are CAS design and you can find them on Facebook.
You choose the road, lets see how you drive.
2004 Yellow GTO
FFHP built 408
ETP 245 65cc Heads
Full SuperPro Bushings
Whiteline Bars and Coilovers
BMR STB and Skid Guard
SW Headers and Exhaust
GMM Ripper Shifter
Autoform Flares, Hood and Gauge Pod
AMW Catch Can
Full Custom Stereo
And theres even more stuff I forgot...
Maybe I'm just a dick. I'd want all of my money back for that garbage. Especially since you know what you're looking for and you can make a list of everything done wrong on each panel.
I recently had my car detailed and paid someone because I live in an apartment now and don't have the time to make it over to one of them pay by the minute places. They didn't do a tip top job, in addition to driving my car about 1.5 miles when everything is on site. When I asked why they drove it no one took claim for pulling the vehicle into the shop to be cleaned, and when I asked why they didn't clean the muffler tips they said " we only wipe down the outside". I responded with people only see the tips that are covered in bl-.. Know what? forget it.
He is still saying the HID was done right and fighting me on reimbursing labor even though I have to get it fixed.
Can't seem to understand that he hasn't sealed it properly after cutting a hole in the dust cover. Wants to put it back to stock but he doesn't understand that the hole will still be there and need sealed.
Holy crap! I've seen some pretty bad "shade tree mechanic" stuff before, but that's BAD! I'm amazed at how people don't take pride in what they do anymore. What kind of sound deadening do you call that?!
Tish?! You paid someone to detail your car? You better bring that junk over to my house and we can do it right! I'll only charge you $499.99!
'06 GTO (M6) PBM w/ Red Interior, (1 of 417)
488whp/448wtq, tuned by a good friend
Hell I could have done that install and I'm pretty sure for alot less and 99.9% better. I've done enough HID installs, I have it down to about 1 hour easy. Maybe I need to start a side business doing install's and small things like that . I also have a tint guy that is real good and not very expensive.
Yeah, I would say it definitely depends on the amount / size of the bubbles you still have. If there are a million tiny bubbles when you get the car back they need to red o it. If there is a pen size bubble here and there throughout the tint, those will go away over the next week or two.
If you go to cali and get your car tinted, the guy keeps your car for 3 days working all the bubbles out until it cures. Then recommends you don't open your windows for 3 weeks. Shit looks jank brah.
I'd rather that over the 2 hours folks keep your car here
Against my better judgement I took it back and had them put the rear speaker back in properly. They also tried to fix the light again but it still fogged up on the way home. At least the speaker was put back in the way it was supposed to. They also fixed the sound deadening and did a good job this time around. Only took 3 return visits to get completed work.
Apparently they are not happy about me posting my experience. Everything I've posted is, however, true.
My dispute with them is satisfied but I would not recommend them.
We still don't agree on the HID fogging up. They are claiming defective headlight (crack), but I don't agree since it didn't start fogging until the HID install.
I don't understand why they couldn't have done this correctly the first time.. Like how hard was it for them to go back and do it right rather than point fingers at anyone but themselves?
I'm happy they finally got most of it done. As for the headlight, get some silicone I'm sure you got some in your garage, and just take it to the back of the headlight where they cut the hole to insert the HID and just cover that effer in it. Give it a few hours to harden up real good you'll be good to go.
That's how I installed mine, in addition to putting the balast on the frame with silicone (not sure how i'll get them off when they go bad) but everything is rock solid with no leaks.
If anything you might have to check the vent tube on your headlights, they might have A broke it off so it no longer points down. B it might be clogged with some stupid shit they thought they were doing right. The head lights gotta vent to prevent from getting foggy though.
My wife was the one who picked it up from the shop yesterday because I was in class all day (Grad' school). I was finally able to check out their work today. Right front door speaker not working.
dynamat goop on outside of front doors that I had to claybar off. I also had to open it up again to fix the speaker...loose wire that I was only able to partially get working because it was soldered so I taped it into a position that got the tweeter working again.
It's unfortunate. from the photo you showed above of their " fixed work" and the photos on there pages. It looks like they might do a decent job when they try. Seems like they put the effort for the Lambo, mercedes, and land rover, and his own vehicles.. I don't see any other photo's on there though except for their "high end" jobs so to speak for show cars.
Goes to show you can package the shittiest jobs up in a pretty wrapper.
It all could have been avoided if Alan there just took the time to inspect the work on your vehicle him self and get it done right, in addition to getting your paint fixed. I'd be back at the store front demanding not only a refund but repairs. not to be done by them, but the body shop of your choice and they pick up the bill.
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