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    AD Engineering Review

    This is my review after dealing with Andy Divers on two different occasions one in 2016 and one current.

    December 2015 I ordered a 1000hp intercooler. I was told 2-3 week turn around.
    I asked if he could make 3 inch Inlet and outlet pipes.
    I paid for it straight away and got confirmation he could make 3 inch inlet and outlet.
    That reply was on the 31.12.2015

    I sent several emails asking if it had been made yet and has it been shipped.
    I did not receive a response back until the 30.01.2016.
    I finally got a response that he's busy and it has been shipped.

    I received the intercooler 2 weeks later which is normal shipping to Australia.
    It wasn't made with 3 inch inlet and outlets like I asked.
    That was the first purchase.




    Next purchase was this year.
    I snapped an axle at the drags and wanted a decent setup. Only strong setup is the 8.8 diff, DSS axles and the custom drive shaft he makes.

    I PMd on a forum then called Andy the next day.
    Was told a 3-4 week turnaround for the axles but had 2 diffs still available.
    This was on 26.04.2017
    I paid half on 27.04.2017
    Paid in full 17.05.2017
    Sent axles as cores 03.06.2017 (had trouble getting them out)

    Andy sent an email saying he will ship them on the 9th June.
    I requested if he could send tracking and asked it had shipped via email and by calling his workshop and leaving msgs.

    07.07.2017 I got a reply saying sorry drive shaft shop made incorrect length. He said he would ship the diff and drive shaft straight away and get drive shaft shop to ship the axles straight to me.
    After not recieving any email replies or getting back to after leaving msgs on his phone again I asked for a refund on the 25.07.2017

    Then I got an email straight back saying he sent an email last week why would I want a refund, Andy sent me a draft but did not send it from a few days earlier, it stated that he would ship it on Tuesday written on the 17th July, so I expected it all to ship the next day. I never received a tracking number or any response.

    02.08.2017 Andy sends an email saying "your 8.8 has shipped" and some else who I don't know will send me tracking.
    Yet again I don't get a response or tracking.
    This is after emailing a few times just asking if it was everything as it didn't mention what parts were sent. Saying "8.8 has shipped" isn't much information.

    I called the workshop on Andys line and someone from Horsepower Barn answered and said Andy will be in tomorrow and he'll let him know I called. My msg was Its Brendan from Australia and I'm pissed off and I want my parts.
    I made it clear in phone msgs and emails that I'm pissed off and I'm sick of excuses.
    Still no response.



    Basically Andy does not do what he promises.
    He tells you your stuff has shipped then he does not reply to you. Longest wait was around 4 weeks. On average I have been waiting 2-3 weeks for any response. Then he just emails and says he will ship it today and you don't hear from him for weeks.


    I paid Andy for this in full over 13 weeks ago. Even paid deposit 2 weeks earlier and asked how long it would take, quoted 3-4 weeks.
    This cost around $7500au and my car has been sitting there waiting for this 8.8 diff, axles and driveshaft since then.
    More importantly I have missed most of the drag racing season. There is 3 meets left, one tomorrow. Biggest car event in my town is next week.

    I really thought I would of had this kit much earlier and payed for a few events after Andy said he had shipped the kit. I paid for a drag meet on June 30th as I was told the kit was shipped, which obviously it hadn't.
    Ive also paid for an event next week which is the largest street roll racing event here for the year. I purchased early bird rates as I never thought it would ever take this long.

    I have purchased around 30-40k of parts for this car and have never dealt with someone like this. A blatant disregard for their customers, this had been shown over and over. He has been the worst person I have dealt with.

    He wil reply frequently until you pay him then he doesn't care.
    I'm yet to receive anything and have been waiting over 3 months.

    Highly recommend staying away From AD Engineering.

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    Thanks for the detailed review ! I repped for taking the time to be so detailed and also because you got screwed out of being able to race for the season. I hope you get your stuff @Brule.

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    Looks like he makes good stuff but just isn't very business savvy. I'm really sorry this has happened to you bud. Chin up, we still live in the best country on earth even though everything's trying to kill us eh?

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    @andy_divers

    cmon mate, this guys been patient enough. Race season in Darwin can only happen when it's not raining. Have a heart !

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    I am having similar experiences with Andy.
    Call the workshop and goes to message every time.

    Another shop that responds very quickly when taking your money.

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    And I just ordered a 650 IC and CP, hopefully they are more common items...

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    This is one event I paid for early. Didn't ever think I would be missing it.
    Been the last three years, best event of the year.
    Wont be attending this one.


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    I think AD is like a lot of shops in this industry. Makes good stuff but prices it so low that they are unable to expand to keep up with production. I know I'm waiting to see how Donnie's 4L80E stuff pans out with eager eyes, hopefully they can turn things around over there.
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    This is very concerning. Let me talk to Andy and see what's up. Let's get this resolved.

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    It's well known all his products are very good quality.
    No issues there.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Weehe Click here to enlarge
    And I just ordered a 650 IC and CP, hopefully they are more common items...
    Sorry, ordered the 650hp IC and CP and it took about 5-6 weeks for everything to get to me... plus he forgot about my order in the first place until I called and asked for my stuff, then he realized he forgot my order. Don't get me wrong products are killer, but he needs a order management and phone consultant.
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Simmi15 Click here to enlarge
    Sorry, ordered the 650hp IC and CP and it took about 5-6 weeks for everything to get to me... plus he forgot about my order in the first place until I called and asked for my stuff, then he realized he forgot my order. Don't get me wrong products are killer, but he needs a order management and phone consultant.
    Click here to enlarge thanks for the heads up.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Simmi15 Click here to enlarge
    Sorry, ordered the 650hp IC and CP and it took about 5-6 weeks for everything to get to me... plus he forgot about my order in the first place until I called and asked for my stuff, then he realized he forgot my order. Don't get me wrong products are killer, but he needs a order management and phone consultant.
    The bigger question is - did he forget to take your money? From the sounds of things, he is taking care of that part just fine. No disrespect to Andy, as he is a boon to this platform (as well as to the Honda J series where I came from) but it's just poor business to take care of a customer up to the point of payment. It shows where the focus is (on getting payment rather than providing a product).

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky2 Click here to enlarge
    This is very concerning. Let me talk to Andy and see what's up. Let's get this resolved.
    You really don't want to hear my story if you think this is concering.... this vendor needs to be banned from the n54 community
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by frmtl2_335i Click here to enlarge
    You really don't want to hear my story if you think this is concering.... this vendor needs to be banned from the n54 community
    That doesn't bode well. Can you sum it up for us to understand better?

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by frmtl2_335i Click here to enlarge
    You really don't want to hear my story if you think this is concering.... this vendor needs to be banned from the n54 community
    PM me and tell me what's up. I've never heard of anyone needing to be banned permanently other than JPWorkz but I don't even consider that guy a vendor as much as a scammer.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
    PM me and tell me what's up. I've never heard of anyone needing to be banned permanently other than JPWorkz but I don't even consider that guy a vendor as much as a scammer.
    I know you hate the guy but you may have to take a sneak peek at that turbo TT S65 he built.
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by ///Monst3r Click here to enlarge
    you may have to take a sneak peak at that turbo TT S65 he built.
    GTFO that guy built a TT S65?

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    Yeah, I may have to switch to the dark side one of these days.
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
    GTFO that guy built a TT S65?
    You remember LINRacing? He's the same guy, wanted to do a s85 TT build etc.
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by langsbr Click here to enlarge
    The bigger question is - did he forget to take your money? From the sounds of things, he is taking care of that part just fine. No disrespect to Andy, as he is a boon to this platform (as well as to the Honda J series where I came from) but it's just poor business to take care of a customer up to the point of payment. It shows where the focus is (on getting payment rather than providing a product).
    I do admit he sent the quote pretty fast but once paid(within 5 minutes of receiving the quote, I'm nuts and want to go fast) it was a different story, but I totally understand that side of it because he is doing stuff in this platform that no one is. He just needs to finish that drag car so he can focus on orders, but everyone says they want to finish their car, but is it really finished...
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by frmtl2_335i Click here to enlarge
    You really don't want to hear my story if you think this is concering.... this vendor needs to be banned from the n54 community
    Come on man, you should speak up! If your story is worse than this people need to know...
    I don't care how busy people are, once you take someone's money communication is key and an email explaining the situation takes 30 seconds.
    That is extremely unprofessional and pisses me off. I just bought some injectors for my CTS-V from a vendor on another forum and they are pulling the same $#@!. Before I paid they called me 5 mins after RFQ, took my order and haven't heard from them again in 2 weeks.
    I sent 3 emails and they finally just responded saying no update but they are "working on it"...how hard is it to ship standard OTS injectors?
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by subaru335i Click here to enlarge
    Come on man, you should speak up! If your story is worse than this people need to know...
    I don't care how busy people are, once you take someone's money communication is key and an email explaining the situation takes 30 seconds.
    That is extremely unprofessional and pisses me off. I just bought some injectors for my CTS-V from a vendor on another forum and they are pulling the same $#@!. Before I paid they called me 5 mins after RFQ, took my order and haven't heard from them again in 2 weeks.
    I sent 3 emails and they finally just responded saying no update but they are "working on it"...how hard is it to ship standard OTS injectors?
    I will try to make a post later. Just waiting to hear back from my bank and I really don't have 2-3 hrs to share the headaches I have encountered when dealing with this vendor in 3 separate transactions.
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Payam@BMS Click here to enlarge
    You remember LINRacing? He's the same guy, wanted to do a s85 TT build etc.
    Not really? Are we confusing two things? This JPworkz guy just welds scrap metal in his garage?

    Are you referring to Crzy Engineering maybe?

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    I think it's clear we need a better vendor review system than just posting a thread.

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