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Old 10-23-2012, 10:34 PM   #1
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Shopping for supercharger kit from Patrick Racing just my thoughts

Just want to share my thoughts and experience.

I was in the market for the supercharger kit for my V-Rod (sorry turbo guys ) after searching the message board and the internet itself i figure out the only option for me would be the Sprintex kit Patrick Racing are the dealers for it here in US.
So i tried to called the PR (Patrick racing) and was trying to see if i can schedule the time to stop by at the shop to check it out since they are local here in Los Angeles.
It's extremely hard to reach them and even if i do there is only 1 person getting the phone without any knowledge of the product they sell. If you lucky enough she might schedule the time for the mechanic o call you back i made 4 attempts before he finally called me. i expect to get some costumer service for the amount of money I am paying to them.

Now the part that you decide if it's fishy.

1. I was trying to schedule appointment to come see the kit in person but they don't have a showroom in Los Angeles or anywhere else. For the address they use P.O. Box office somewhere in Los Angeles. Finally i was able to schedule the time to see a kit on the bike that they have it. I got the address of the warehouse in remote location where the bike was and brought inside from the back door. The warehouse doesn't look like anything close to the bike shop or repair facility.
2. O'k i liked the kit and i want it to order. I have been told 4 weeks wait time and 50$ deposit with the credit card. O'k I am o'k with that. Few weeks later i finally getting the invoice but what do i see the deposit is now $3000 and for some reason they want me to charge tax doesn't matter if i have a legit motorcycle business with the resale certificate or even if its shipped outside California i still got to pay tax. Wrong but o'k i still can live with that.
3. O'k i am ready to place a deposit even with all that changes. I am calling PR to place a deposit and more news. I can't pay with the CC. I can only do wire transfer money order or cashiers check (all 3 ways i don't have a control over it once it leaves my account) and the new wait time is 3 month now.
4. I called the office phone and talking to the lady trying to solve that situation. But while i am having my conversation i am being reminded few times that i don't act now and don't do the wire at this moment they have 2 more costumers standing by ready to buy my kit with cash in hands. O'k i still want to do it (i really want that kit) i asked if i can stop by at the office or at least meet in person so i can actually can have some kind of signed sales contract. But the answer is no. Th address in LA is not the legit address its just P.O Box. And i have been told even that i am calling the LA area code number (714) it's being forwarded to the Arizona and there is no way i can see anybody in person.

More i talked more fishy it gets. I have been give a hundred reason why i can't see anybody in person and can't see the legit sales office or the shop. And why there is only cash deal possible.

So that's just my thoughts maybe somebody had a better experience but to me it's sounds like a scam. And no way i am sending a wire transfer to somebody i don't know and who can't provide me any prove that the sale is legit.

So if somebody looking for the kit be careful. Don't be at the same situation as me. 2 month wasted. At least i still have the money.
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Old 10-24-2012, 04:11 AM   #2
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Fuc that.....walk away.
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Old 10-24-2012, 05:36 AM   #3
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Scam plain and simple walk away
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Old 10-24-2012, 05:44 AM   #4
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ring sprintex in western australia themselves ,and see if patricks even have any and if they are still a dealer,or whats another way to get ur unit
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Old 10-24-2012, 08:21 AM   #5
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The tax part is BS. They are just trying to get extra $ from you. They want cash because they are doign it all off the books, so obviously they are not paying tax on it.

You also have to think, if they are this unhelpful now it will be 100x worse after they get the $ from you. God forbid you ever have a problem with the kit, you will be SOL.
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Old 10-24-2012, 08:32 AM   #6
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Another weird thing is that the address listed on their website and the address on Sprintex Dealer page are different.

PATRICK RACING INC
11037 Warner Ave., Suite# 346
Fountain Valley, CA 92708
USA

PATRICK RACING INC
12161 Mariners Way
Garden Grove
CA, 92843
USA
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Old 10-24-2012, 08:47 AM   #7
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What a bunch of fukfaces...have they even worked out the kinks in this kit yet?
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Old 10-24-2012, 12:07 PM   #8
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Unlucky there are nobody else here in US who sells that kit.
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Old 10-24-2012, 12:40 PM   #9
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Unlucky there are nobody else here in US who sells that kit.
There are several other sprintex dealers. Though they may not carry the vrsc kit, they can probably get their hands on one.
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Old 10-24-2012, 04:40 PM   #10
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hate to say it may be another good reason to go turbo instead. Too much bs plus what if you do get it what kind of customer support will you get. Nick at trask will be around to help with the turbo.
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Old 10-24-2012, 05:16 PM   #11
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search sprintex....aka.... problems.....
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Old 10-28-2012, 12:08 AM   #12
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I guess I am going with bigger motor conversion. No luck with S/C so far.
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Do a check on the Better Business Bureu and see how "spinstertec" is rated,coz to me,it sounds like they wanna stick it up your...well...you know where!
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Do a check on the Better Business Bureu and see how "spinstertec" is rated,coz to me,it sounds like they wanna stick it up your...well...you know where!
Sprintex is a great company. They are really popular in the Jeep world and their quality is top notch. But this isnt Sprintex, this is Patrick Racing that is giving him the screw around.
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I am wondering after reading 31 pages of another post on sprintex superchargers if the final dyno with the extra injector and map was done on "blown08VRSCDX" and also there was another person who fitted the sprintex. How has the reliability been. Sprintex certainly had some bad press early on (years ago) but i would hope all the problems have now been ironed out...any feedback on newish installations please???? I also love the neat fit of the sprintex...magic...but the need to take off the blower to change plugs???...is this difficult or an easy job??? Reliability and ease of servicing for most people is pretty important....early quotes of 150hp+...is this a reality on the newish installs?
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