Being I have other customers who have had problems with this vendor 1st hand, I elect this vendor in this forum section where they belong.
After custom tuning for over 12 years now I thought I had seen it all until now.
C5 owner gets sucked into cyberspace vendor
LS1speed Inc ( also uses Speedinc business name
at 803C Albion Ave Schaumburg IL 60193 to pay to have his 2004 C5 engine built up after this shop tuned the car and then there was engine damage, all the so called hardened parts, boost, coolers, etc and a so called dyno tune.
Big bucks for sure. this so called shop tells him to just cruise for like 2,000 miles for engine to break in which he does for a grand total of 100 miles and engine locks up due to low oil pressure !
Owner has car towed back to that shop
Shop tries to then con him to pay them more for a new engine, no warranty for what they already did and owner to find the crank bearing spun and locked up
They even tried to tell him to get car out of that shop must pay them more or not get the car until then forcing the owner to have a lawyer go after the shop who quickly then releases the car back to owner.
He gets car back, has someone else fix engine to find car runs like shit due to the crappy dyno tune.
Owner contacts us and in short the shop not only locked the PCM, but changed the codes checksum so no tuner tool would see it as a Corvette PCM and worse the VIN # in that PCM was not even for that car.
Which says they do not do the tuning but farm it out with one of those cookie cutter tuners where you send them your PCM and they send you another one with a canned tune.
Think about it, the car is a 2004 and the VIN they had used was also a 2004 but different car.
This owner could have gone to a dealer or even a smog shop doing I/M tests.
Dealer sees bad mods, says warranty is voided or smog shop fails car as gross polluter and in both cases would have assigned that to the VIN # in that car's PCM thus owner of other 2004 would be stuck with the bad record.
Owner has lawyer working on 6 figure lawsuit
Since July 5th 207 someone claiming to be from a company under that name has been contacting me via emails making threats of lawsuit.
At the same time many of his friends (I assume) have sent threats and hammering on the forum but in the end we stand by everything we have seen 1st hand as to PCM locked so other tuner tools would not work, Vin # in the PCM belonged to another Z06 and owner, the sad state of the tune, and all the recorded/collected OBD-II scanner data and the PCM that has been stored to be used by owner in court.
We stand by our customers and we do not remove their content when any vendor complains for the car owners also have rights and that includes having their story told when the ending is not good and here the Vette owner is number 1 and the heck with what vendors like or dislike which is uncommon for most forums prevent the truth and remove anyone who posts content negative to a vendor who is paying that forum.
Our purpose in allowing this type of content is if need be to shame the vendor to stand up and make good with the work, warranty and parts they sold and for this is not a buck taco but owner spending thousands of dollars and car tied up for months by these custom shops to end up with a blown motor in less then 100 miles.