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#1598 of 2039 Krazy Kustoms Wide Body Kit Poor Part & No Refund RIP OFF
Aug 17, 2005 (8:49 am)
BE CAREFUL WHEN BUYING FROM KRAZY KUSTOMZ ONLINE. I purchased this 8 piece body kit for my 2005 Scion tC. It is supposed to replace the front and back bumbers, side skirts, and fender flares to give the car a different look. There are several problems that I have encountered. The two side skirt were damaged. They both have the ends knocked off and have cracks, black markings, and chips. There was only one end in the box. The company tried to tell me that it was damaged during shipping but there was only one end in the box which I had mistaken for a part. When I went to have an autorepair man install this body kit he told me that the parts were poor quality. He noticed damage done on the body kit. There were cracks and rough spots. He said that he could have fixed it and went on to try to install it. The front and back bumbers do not fit. There are large gaps in between the body of the car and the bumbers. I contacted the company and they were unwilling to refund any of my money. They said I signed for the package and that it was my property. The complaint is for a variety of things. The parts arrived damaged. The parts are of poor quality. The parts don't fit. The company would not refund my money or offer any compensation. They tried pinning it on the shipping company. Their customer service was not good when asking for a refund but they were very compliant with any claims that I wanted to file against them. I tlaked with Craig Flango and the company would not refund my money. So be careful buying from http://www.krazykustomzonline.com/ That's Krazy Kustomz Online, KraZy KustomZ Sound & Security, RD 7 Box 937, Altoona, PA UNITED STATES, 16601, (814)943-5290 They only had thre body kits left when I bought from there so they obviously sent me a damaged one to get rid of it altough they continue to deny this. But they were unwilling to offer a refund. There were black markings on the side skirts and there is nothing in the box that could have done this. There was also the broken off end to only one of the side skirts. They say the box broke in shipping and they repacked it. And another note, I'm not sure if all Kreative Import Technology body kits fit this bad but you really have to do a lot of work yourself. It's almost as if the boddy kit is unfinished. It's cracked and rough. If you wanna see pictures of the side skirts then go to http://www.angelfire.com/nj4/botlman/. Thanks for listening and not buying from this terrible company. I don''t understand why a company who swears that this never happened in three years wouldn't make a refund. It's not as if I didn't like the way it looked or the syle. It didn't fit and was broken. If you have three years of good business then when one order goes wrong you should refund it. Oh well... it's too bad that some people are so greedy and inconsiderate but what goes around comes around.
#1599 of 2039 Re: Krazy Kustoms Wide Body Kit Poor Part & No Refund RIP OFF [guitarguru44]
Aug 17, 2005 (9:04 am)
this is the main reason you pay for unseen merchandise with a credit card. you can contest the bill.
if you pay by credit card and your mechanic will put into writing that the parts didn't fit, were broken, and smeared with black markings, you will not be held liable for the charge on your card. a picture of the broken parts wouldn't hurt either.
#1602 of 2039 INITIAL OBSERVATION Vs NEW CIVIC
Sep 04, 2005 (11:13 am)
I was going to purchase a 05 tC but decided to wait when I heard the 06 tC would get a new stereo set up. Then I heard about the 06 Civic. My tC purchase was on hold again until the 06 Civic was released. Well the specs on the new Civic are out and the Si sounds impressive. However, gas mileage is 31 MPG on the highway. Hello, I thought small engines meant good gas mileage. Yes, its designed for performance but unless you enjoy hanging out at 6000 plus RPM your stuck with a low mileage, sport like coupe.
Having said that, I compared the 06 tC (28 MPG) to a 05 Civic EX coupe (35 MPG). Guess what? The tC, after 15000 miles and one years insurance, was $100.00-$120.00 cheaper. I have a perfect driving record and my insurance is USAA. They have low rates for active duty and ex active duty personnel. Anyway, the $100.00-$120.00 is no real difference but I imagine the 06 Civic Coupe will be $200.00-225.00 higher cost since insurance will be higher.
A comparison with the 05 EX sedan (lower insurance) showed it equal to the 06 tC. The 06 EX sedan will have a $100.00-$120.00 disadvantage due to an insurance increase. Also, the 06 Civic EX sedan does not have a sub woofer option and comes with 16 in alloys. I don't like Joe's stereo and tire shop touching my new auto.
It is my option that the new Civic, although a significant improvement, is not a good value. The tC is a better vehicle. Folks, the tC hasn't even gone through a redesign and its better. Same wheel base as the Sedan yet its hip like a coupe. Another observation is the tC is all Japanese. Yes, it has some initial design glitches but overall it is a trust worthy auto. The Civic is a world car (parts from various countries) and needs its first year of design glitch fixes. I still have to take a Civic for a test drive but the tC appears to be my next vehicle.
By the way, isn't a 2.4 engine more powerful than a 1.8 when both have been equally modified?
#1603 of 2039 Re: INITIAL OBSERVATION Vs NEW CIVIC [goose]
Sep 04, 2005 (7:19 pm)
TRUST ME ON THIS. Hondas are by far better quality than Scion. Go the problems and solutions board and read it all.. I wish I had first, I just traded in my TC after only owning it for 2 payments. I am upside down in my new honda now but, I am so much happier, The TC looks great, the bazooka sub for $450.00 is not a value and the dealership is no better than installing than any certified audio shop. I would think twice on your decision. <My TC was loaded with rattles, hums, and crazy sounds, the dealership treated me like I was the problem. now in the forums I see I am not alone.. good luck my friend. I am back with honda now, and the new civic has the hottest dash lights I have seen to date.. good luck again.
#1604 of 2039 Re: INITIAL OBSERVATION Vs NEW CIVIC [coasterguy]
Sep 05, 2005 (4:38 am)
What year tC did you have? I agree that the dash is going in a bold direction. Some of the initial "first impression" test drives have mixed reviews on the dash. I'll wait until the test drive before making a call on the dash. About the stereo, not sure how anyone will upgrade the stereo on the 06 Civics. The new dash system doesn't appear to be modifier friendly. Oh, and the Si has a 2.0 liter not a 1.8 liter my mistake.
#1605 of 2039 Exhaust modification
Sep 10, 2005 (5:10 pm)
As soon as I purchased my new tC, I had the exhaust system modified. I took it to a shop, Exhaust Pros, that has done several cars for me. After some experimentation, we decided on the plan - they simply removed the muffler and put in pipe and a new Magnaflow exhaust tip. So my car has only the resonator and no muffler. It sounds very good - no raspiness or drone.
#1606 of 2039 Problems With Theft?
Sep 11, 2005 (10:29 pm)
I just purchased a 2006 tc, and it's been amazing so far. I live in Santa Cruz though (which has high vandalism/theft rates), and the car will be parked (with a cover) in the same spot and not moved for days at a time. I'm afraid that this will make it a target. Have any of you had problems or heard or any with the tc being specifically targeted for theft? Also, can any of you recommend a good anti-theft system? I was thinking of getting a Ravelco Immobilizer and combining it with a Viper Alarm system... any thoughts?
#1607 of 2039 TRD clutch for tC
Sep 12, 2005 (6:56 am)
We just purchased two Scions....an xB and tC. Love 'em both. I'm asking if anyone has had experience with tC accessories: TRD assembly clutch and TRD quick shifter. I'm curious about them, but unsure if it's worth the price. I know according to scion.com neither is covered under the scion warranty; instead toyota racing development carries that warranty. Anyone's experience or input is greatly appreciated.