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Old 08-04-2016, 10:18 AM   #81
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Old 08-11-2016, 12:38 PM   #82
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Well, couldn't find a local shop that specializes in this stuff in ordered to get a testimony that parts are damaged and or incorrect so I lost my charge back case. Steph sent me a new 2" turbo piece to have welded on and an offer of $50 to have it fixed at a local shop. Unfortunately, no local shop will touch it for $50 (haven't received $ anyway). I'm told the FMU needs to be machined but honestly I have no confidence in them anymore so the parts will be sent to a buddy to be fixed.

Still have to order a down pipe gasket as it leaks a fair bit. Currently have the setup "rigged" to make sure nothing else needs to be fixed and then disassemble again. Moral of this story, if you have $3K to gamble with, that is exactly what you'd be doing with BEGI. May get lucky, receive a proper kit, may not. Either way, you'll wait MONTHS.

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Well, couldn't find a local shop that specializes in this stuff in ordered to get a testimony that parts are damaged and or incorrect so I lost my charge back case. Steph sent me a new 2" turbo piece to have welded on and an offer of $50 to have it fixed at a local shop. Unfortunately, no local shop will touch it for $50 (haven't received $ anyway). I'm told the FMU needs to be machined but honestly I have no confidence in them anymore so the parts will be sent to a buddy to be fixed.

Still have to order a down pipe gasket as it leaks a fair bit. Currently have the setup "rigged" to make sure nothing else needs to be fixed and then disassemble again. Moral of this story, if you have $3K to gamble with, that is exactly what you'd be doing with BEGI. May get lucky, receive a proper kit, may not. Either way, you'll wait MONTHS.

Thanks for your help Gentlemen.
Very sad ending to a very sad story. I can't help but imagine Stephanie laughing like the wicked witch of the west in the back of the shop with a fully operational GT2560R and FMU in her hands as she stares at the PayPal case she knew she didn't deserve to win.

In all seriousness, I'm really sorry about all of this and hope your build still works out. Hopefully what we are witnessing is a dying animal as strong competitors move in to take their market share completely.
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Well, I've got the car up and running on the bandaids and larger injectors. Ordered some more parts, stuff I obviously should have ordered in the first place. Wanted to show the down pipe leak before I clean it up and install a gasket.
Not sure if I'll do a build/Roast thread yet. It's tuned good for bandaids and it may be interesting to see a difference between those and MS on this weird build?..

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Old 09-03-2016, 12:38 PM   #85
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The FMU has leaked from the first day but I did get it to stop after finding the case bolts were loose. The pressure has been inconsistent, needed adjustment and fidgeting often until the other night when it started leaking again. Pressure dropped off to 40psi. Not sure if the diaphragms only last 500 miles or if they were junk from the beginning. Looks like a reinforced rubber material.





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Old 09-03-2016, 03:16 PM   #86
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Can someone familiar with this particular FMU verify that the "IN" (off of stock regulator) is mislabeled? I've dealt with FPR 's in the past and this setup looks backwards. This would explain my inconsistent fuel issues and pressure with almost no flow. Also trashed diaphragms.





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Well, Stephanie can't answer my question on the FMU as she doesn't know how they function. She mentioned asking Corky but I haven't heard anything back.

I did figure out my idle issues though. While under vacuum, the failed diaphragms allowed fuel to pass through the entire FMU and enter the intake manifold via vacuum hose, in turn, running very rich at idle.

This pic also shows how I had to clearance the bracket for the supplied hardware to clear the brass elbow. Yes I know I should have just purchased a carriage style bolt. The proper L bracket shown with my style FMU would have avoided this all together.

Currently, she wants all parts back that do not function, basically the entire kit. Eluding to installation error and "not meeting her half way". The FMU went back today as I don't even want or need it anymore. Will see if I get the refund requested.

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It's really amazing to what lengths these scumbags will go to try and weasel out of fault which is clearly theirs. Instead of just taking back this shitty kit that doesn't work, they have to make it an issue of "error of installation", basically saying "yes its messed up and well consider taking it back but its still somehow your fault". How can Stephanie even distinguish error of installation when its apparent she doesn't even know how their own parts work, not even discussing aftermarket parts but the FMU WHICH THEY MAKE.

If they didn't screw people like they are screwing you, they'd have been out of business a long time ago.
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Old 09-09-2016, 06:33 PM   #89
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Can we make it so anytime someone types the letters "begi" it instead posts the ?
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I hope this ends up being the last straw in this dying company. I hope this story makes it onto every Miata facebook page like the Tyrant Fabrication ordeal and starve them of customers. They quite honestly don't deserve to be in business, and I hate saying that about businesses as I know people work hard for their livelihoods. But in this case, the owners/employees don't work hard for ****, and don't care about their customers.
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I've been lurking off and on for almost three years in the Miata forums. When I finally decided to do this build after selling my 85 GSL-SE and 04 RX-8 a bit more research was done before placing my order with BEGI. At that time all I could find for negative reviews where build time/delivery related. Nothing or very little build quality issues. I did read that their site states two week lead time on "S" kits and in no way did I expect to receive it that fast. After a month had past, I made an inquiry as to where I was in line to which I got, 3rd and it would be out soon. After that I inquired or asked questions once a week. I had been lead to believe the kit would be here for the July 4th vacation so I took that entire week off. Stephanie sent me a tracking number for a box weighting 38lbs to which I inquired if there was to be more than one box so I was sure someone would be around to sign. Her response was, the kit is going out today (July 11th), so as you could imagine I was getting kind of short as I just wasted a weeks paid vacation. Three days later, the kit arrives with a packing slip stating the turbo and FMU are on BO. After a couple emails and a promised ship date missed, I received my very damaged turbo and actuator bracket a week later. Basically, the rest of the story starts at the beginning of this thread.

Now, I signed up on this particular forum because of all the talent and info here. My introduction in Beginners was to be the first step into an involved positive review of the kit and company to which I decided to spend $2700 with. Sadly, that did not go my way..... but....maybe if there was a thread such as this to help newbs make an educated decision? Like I stated in a previous post, you may get a great kit and heck it may even get to you on time but IT WILL BE A GAMBLE. I'm not into bashing companies or name calling either but I will relay my experience as accurately as possible.

Stephanie has now offered to take everything back and repair it. At this point I have no confidence in them to get it right or in a timely manner so this will now become a winter project.
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Begi is a paying supporter of this site. You won't find any threads titled "Dont buy from begi" but you will find threads like this, and if you read between the lines you would have known to go elsewhere.
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The biggest problem is that all of these experiences and reviews are usually buried in dozens of pages of build thread and such so when searching it's actually rather difficult to find. But like aidan said, there have been a lot of terrible experiences over the years . A LOT.
It also doesn't help that Stephanie always blatantly lies and covers up everything with lies upon lies, literally never owning up to any of the hundreds of problems or mistakes . Many have asked her about them and she just says that it's all made up and fictional. There is literally not an ounce of truth in that woman she is a blatant liar
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The biggest problem is that all of these experiences and reviews are usually buried in dozens of pages of build thread and such so when searching it's actually rather difficult to find. But like aidan said, there have been a lot of terrible experiences over the years . A LOT.
It also doesn't help that Stephanie always blatantly lies and covers up everything with lies upon lies, literally never owning up to any of the hundreds of problems or mistakes . Many have asked her about them and she just says that it's all made up and fictional. There is literally not an ounce of truth in that woman she is a blatant liar
Lately she's been too busy running against Donald Trump to even visit the forums. I know they pay fees and all, but it would be wonderful if everyone who's been screwed by them would pay $1 a month to cover their vendor fees, just so they could be banned from the site. I don't think that will happen.
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Noob here.

Guessing I'm not buying a begi kit now...
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go for! just make sure to document your failure in a thread on here.
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go for! just make sure to document your failure in a thread on here.
But I'm a med student with less money than sense!
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Then it sounds like this is not the "kit" for you.
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Received a $150 refund for the FMU. This likely concludes my interactions with BEGI.

Most of the parts have been fixed/altered to function. I'll be returning the car to stock while the parts are coated, details fine tuned and I source a used/new MSPNP.
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Received a $150 refund for the FMU. This likely concludes my interactions with BEGI.

Most of the parts have been fixed/altered to function. I'll be returning the car to stock while the parts are coated, details fine tuned and I source a used/new MSPNP.
Very sorry this is your first experience with Miata modification. There are other, better companies to deal with in the future!
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