P.S. Speaking of tools. Why don't you take Ed's out of your mouth for a while? Maybe share with DMM?!
By the way - Are you the (Luna) carpet guy? If so, can I get a discount? I got 5 rooms and three stair cases total.
Ok. I have given you ladies enough time to bitch and moan and complain and disagree. Hopefully you're all done PMS-ing by now! Here is an email I received from someone that trusted Ed Hutchings - This is verbatim, with the exception of some spelling that I corrected -
"Guess we're I am from? Maryland. Guess who's brand new zl1 he blew up with less then a 1000 miles on it? Yes he helped put it back together but I forked out most of the money for what he called upgrades. Now after getting it back together the transmission is acting funny I to have over $25k in a car that I wish I would have left stock and he did just what you said. Ed pointed his finger at the yanks converter and he didnt listen to me at the track. The car laid over at the 330 mark I kept telling him over and over something was wrong and he didn't listen and kept turning down the knock sensors and added more timing and melted the engine down so bad that the block had to be sleeved. He said he would pay for the two sleeves but I had to pay for others. I am so pissed right now a can't see straight. He told me he never burn one up. I was going to have KDI do it first and after talking to him I knew he was an a-hole. So here I am getting stuck by another one . It nice to talk to someone in my same situation. I get a straight answer. Thank you for email me back"
Sent from my iPhone
I guess this guy is an idiot too, right? I guess he shouldn't have trusted someone who is suppose to be a professional tuner, right?
I don't think this guy wants to get involved but if anybody wants to talk with him about his experience let me know and I'll try to set up a call or give him your contact info.
I have received several emails from other guys with similar experiences with Ed Hutchings (maybe not melted pistons, but there was damage, some more serious than others). Now you girls can bitch about this one too. I honestly don't care. I know for a fact that I have saved a LOT of guys from possibly having their motors and/or trannys busted by Eddie. Period. If you want to work with him and roll the dice, like I said before, more power to you. If you just want to be a prick because you don't like me, or don't like the fact that I have the gonads to post my terrible experience with Ed, or don't like me because my car is or will be faster than yours, then go pound sand or jump in the lake (like BuddyG did, just don't break your ankle like he did).
damn that sucks where is ED located Im in maryland and and will be picking up a cts-v coupe and want to add some stuff where is a good shop to trust for tunning as I will be doing the labor or the mods.
I feel the pain of both sides of this conversation. Cad... it sounds like you may have a legitimate complaint to a degree yet the tone of your posts comes off wrong. Mods come with risk that are the responsibility of the owner. However, the buyer should expect some sort of play time with it before the toy breaks otherwise its like who the F made this... Taiwan! So I get it. And to the tuner Ed... yes someone came into your shop with a car that had mods and wanted more. But hey, we all have the go fast sickness to some degree or another yet we can't all make a living at the hobby can we. And we need experts to help us go faster and help us to not break our toys cause then the result is the opposite of what we wanted which is slow. 0 mph...! Broken! Sad and failure. No one on both sides should be happy about that and should work to prevent it with some sort of saftey margin. So we rely on others to make the sound decisions to make a fun toy that will last with American pride not Chinese horse sh! T. So a bit of pride in your work from the tuner and expected failure in modifications from the ownershould be expected.
Looks to me that some responsibility should have been taken on both sides here. But should not be immediately expected to be all on one side or the other.
Therefore when something like this happens... which occasionally they do... from the owners posts and the tuners occasional over zealous mistakes...
I wouldn't want to be in a project with either of you! Buyer and tuner beware!
Sad story for both of you morons!
Sorry about the moron part. It just came out of my fingers before I could keep from hitting send.
Just both of you slap yourselves and move on.
Take care all and god bless.
Let's knock some skulls!
I personally do not have a dog in this fight so I really do not care the outcome...it doesn't affect me. But some advice for the OP...
Forums are not treasure troves of facts and saying things like 'these are facts not opinions' does not mean anything to anyone reading this online. There is no way for 99% of us to personally investigate your statements in an unbiased manner so while they are 'facts' to you, to everyone else they are just words on a computer screen that carry very little weight. I could have written every single thing you posted on here and said it happened to me without me even knowing Ed and it would still come down to a he-said-this, no-he-said-that, argument.
Forums, in my opinion, are more closely related to courtrooms when discussions like this come up and arguing a case without material evidence comes down to how the argument is presented. Your tone, comments (inappropriate ones involving other members and their members), overall argumentative display, inability to accept responsibility, and undeserved arrogance in a dozen posts on this thread have completely destroyed your reputation. It appears this is the case on numerous other forums too which is why you have been banned in the past. When these debates/discussions come up and all that anyone on here can use to distiguish facts from fiction is the reputation and character of the OP then you have completely ruined your ability to be believeable in the future. My advice to you is to move on...with life, with a different forum...whatever the case may be. I do not see you having the maturity to apologize for your unacceptable attitude so I don't think you will get any respect back from the people on here you have insulted for no reason.
Again, just some advice. Take it or leave it and I honestly do not care. Best of luck with the car and every experience is a lesson so just don't repeat this one and you will be ahead of the game.
Forums are for bullshitting and sharing ideas. Unfortunately there are a few who want to turn them into courtrooms. And they seem to expect us (the site staff) to do something about it. Even though we have neither the power or obligation to do so.
In the end, this isn't Cadzla's forum. It isn't Ed's forum. It certainly isn't my forum. It's YOUR forum. You guys need to tell these people to knock this shit off.
Knock the p00p off!
Say what? Now your just making shit up.Quote:
From my understanding Translux has had nothing but problems since Ed touched his car.
And I love the name calling. Just gotta love the internet-tough-guy routine. You have no idea who might be on the other end of the screen...
Isn't this jackass (OP) an insurance agent in the Chicago area? If so, I wonder how his customers would respond to seeing his comments. Can you imagine CADZLA having to represent or assist you through an insurance claim? Hmm....