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Old 01-28-2009, 07:11 PM   #41
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I disagree. Good luck finding someone to make weird, custom parts off the car. Good luck finding a shop to guarantee a kit to fit a 99 motor in a 1991 car. BEGi was roughly 1" off on one custom part. Not bad if you ask me.

I'm sorry to nut-swing them, but its dumb to berate one of the only companies making whatever we want through email. This is my 3rd turbo car. I paid for "the best of the best" for my VW, and not only delt with more fitment problems, but dumbfuck ******* crooks who wouldn't fix their own bullshit. Thanks EIP, kiss my starfish!!!
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Old 01-28-2009, 08:14 PM   #42
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Some of us don't want to hear an explanation. Begi had an opportunity to take care of customers from the first time we call all the way through making sure a properly fitting part is shipped. It either happens or it doesn't, no explanation needed or wanted.
Pretty much sums it up. Cracked/poor welds, warped surfaces with coatings on them, wrong parts, missing hardware, etc are things that should never leave the shop. No excuses for stuff like that. I see more threads about crap like this then I do about back ordered parts.

From what I've read, BEGI doesn't cross ship, or whatever it's called. I've seen several threads here where "BEGI sent me a XXX instead of a YYY and it doesn't work and I have to remove it and ship it back to them and them get it before they ship the correct part". Causes more down time. If the problem was 100% BEGI's fault, they should take corrective actions immediately, not whenever the old one gets back.


But, I say props for doing everything they do. I'm just leaving what I feel is constructive criticism. BEGI needs to work on QC.
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Old 01-29-2009, 11:55 AM   #43
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I can't help but feeling the BEGi haters are being a little over critical!

I am aware that they have QC issues, but I'll be honest I couldn't in any way shape or form criticise the service i have recieved from both them and their UK distributor MX5mad.

I ordered and put down a 1/4 of the cash as deposit, and then paid the rest off a few months later when the kit was in the UK, ok so i didn't get it next week, but nonetheless I recieved it when i could afford it, and also when I had time to fit it.

Fit was 110% perfect..I didn't have one issue at all with mechanically fitting it, and i am a complete numpty when it comes to car mechanics! I got all the appropriate bits, and I'm exceptionally happy with the quality of the parts and indeed design of the kit! (far better than the FM jobbies imho as a techy theoriser)

They did forget to put a boost gauge in the box, but MX5mad sorted that out when they finished off the install for me..and i'll be honest i never use it (it's actually in my glovebox disconnected currently)

So I think your being a tadge harsh on Stephanie...clearly a lot of things are out of her control and you can't criticise her and corky for that! I suppose the real question Jay is.....could you do a better job? (i'm going to say no)
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I'm exceptionally happy with the quality of the parts and indeed design of the kit! (far better than the FM jobbies imho as a techy theoriser)
Just curious, can you explain why?
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But, I say props for doing everything they do. I'm just leaving what I feel is constructive criticism. BEGI needs to work on QC.
We totally agree. We have added extra steps lately to ensure stuff like this gets caught. I am now inspecting all parts prior to coating and prior to shipping. Tim is now the third person to inspect all kits for proper pieces. It means a delay in shipping parts, but it gets looked over prior to shipping. But that does not mean I do not have my total and complete "Blonde" moments and miss something. But we have added those steps in an effort to eliminate problems.
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Thanks Steph for checking my order before it goes out. I am sure it will be perfect when it is shipped I look forward to getting my S4 kit installed on the car and will post my power numbers.



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Just curious, can you explain why?
Primarily three things

1) Divorced Wastegate downpipe
2) Manifold Design (which i believe is currently being redesigned looking on here)
3) Metal IC piping as a posed to the silicon tubing in the fm kit
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