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Old 10-12-2017, 05:50 PM   #21
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You probably should!
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Old 10-12-2017, 05:57 PM   #22
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OP, no more new thread making for you. You need to read/learn, this isn't facebook, we don't spoon feed. Literally a decade worth of threads with terrible begi experiences all over this forum. No one's gonna compile them all for you.
You're not exaggerating either, if anything the decade estimate is conservative. I made a thread in 2007 crying about months long delays, missing parts, and wrong parts from my BEGI kit I bought. All my crying was met with pretty much the same "yeah... that's how BEGI does it" comments you see when people post the same threads now.
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Has anyone, ever, ordered any kit from begi, AND received it, AND on time, AND everything was there, AND it all fit right away. Ever?

Like seriously. Ever.

Also, has anyone ever heard Stephanie ever, in her whole lifetime, admit to any mistakes and not blame someone else for it? Ever?

OP, no more new thread making for you. You need to read/learn, this isn't facebook, we don't spoon feed. Literally a decade worth of threads with terrible begi experiences all over this forum. No one's gonna compile them all for you.
OK OK. You're right. I'll do a better job searching next time. FYI: I will not be going BEGI. Far too sketchy a track record. Thank you mt.net. I am converted. MS and and MK turbo kit are most likely to be in my future.
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You should check out that mk Turbo thing.
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Or a pre-vetted BEGI kit.
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Old 10-20-2017, 01:37 PM   #26
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Search for the title "My BEGI experience" much lol
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Old 10-20-2017, 10:06 PM   #27
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Yeah. I read that. Made me decide against buying from them.
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Old 10-20-2017, 10:30 PM   #28
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Having never owned a BEGI kit, but having conversed with Stephanie on the matter, my understanding is this:

The original CARB EO was issued on a kit built from parts which are no longer available. Over the years, they have a number of substitutions (and a few omissions) and continue to claim compliance under the original certificate.

If you buy a Bell kit, and you request the CARB compliant version, you will get a sticker which refers to an EO that was issued 17 years ago. It refers specifically to "two supplementary fuel injectors" which are no longer available from Bell, as well as an "ignition timing retard device" which is also no longer available but which, at last check (which was a few years ago), they were passing off the Xede as.

Based on my own personal experience of owning a turbocharged '92 Miata which was based on a Greddy turbo kit from which virtually no original parts except for the turbo and manifold (and sticker) remained, it is entirely possible to pass such a car. Your best bet is to try to find a small shop run by an old man in a crummy part of town, and you then roll the dice and take your chances.
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Old 10-20-2017, 11:55 PM   #29
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And if you don’t and call Stephanie back about it, she will deny everything, blame you for any issues, and tell you to get lost. And when you share your experience on the forum, she will threaten to sue you. And when someone asks her in the future if they’ve ever had issues, she will say they never had issues and have a perfect track record, and any bad Publicity is completely false and fictional made up by competitors and haters.
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