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Does anyone know someone in the UK that has recently paid for this 4th stroker Engine that JIM does not have the parts for? Jim has submarined on everyone let's be real clear here about the circumstances. Look at his website everything is taken down. When you have 3-qty $25,000 engines you owe people, a $10,000 dct swap job using a transmission someone else owns without their permission, etc. This is not an "out to sea" situation. This is a submarine situation and that has nothing to do with the navy it has to do with fraud. Whoever this 4th guy is that paid for a stroker engine, he is purchasing an engine that will never ship for one, secondly if it were to ship it would be with parts paid for by a guy in San Francisco in 2016, then again a guy in San Francisco in 2018, then again by a customer in Seattle in November 2018 who happens to be a lawyer. Fortunately, all of these people they are in contact with each other - minus the 4th stroker customer in the UK which unfortunately was sold an engine out of desperation and fraud.

Now I sat around and did nothing about the $18,000 Jim owed me from when he started his business. I swallowed my pride, I figured Jim could use it more than I can I make that in one week. I kept silent for years, Only to enable someone to rip off 4 or 5 more people to the tune in excess of $100,000.

Jim has wiped his website clean of items he could sell or has sold, he should never take another order again, and needs to start packing up and working on paying these people back with the assets he has in his business or his newly renovated house from the loans he received from me and his other customers previously mentioned. For him to have recently taken payment for a 4th stroker engine to a guy in the UK. This is straight criminal.

Jim will never post on here, because he cannot defend himself from any of this information it is all true and he hopefully is ashamed of himself. Maybe not, I would not be surprised he has taken the victim mentality with everything he has ever communicated to me in the past 4-years.

Go to maine, recoup what you can, while you can. That is what I have advised of everyone that has contacted me and they have plans in order to do so.
 

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I wonder if my DCT is still there as its only been like 4 years since I sent it to him to start the conversion project!!
 

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Sorry for your experience and was just about to jump on purchasing his fams tune. Hope it gets resolved ASAP.
Mate..dont do that...this 700 usd fam tune is a rip off.
Ask one of the chaps here that had it to read it from their car and give it to you...Jcolley never had a non financially motivated post here

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Rip off? Why? I just bought it as well, but I've never heard bad stories concerning the tune. In fact, everyone is very enthusiastic about it. Locally as well....
 

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Wow this is so sad to read. Hopefully Jim can resolve all this. To anyone who lost funds buying headers I'd be more than willing to help you get a set of Rms headers at a discount.
Very sad indeed as I recommended ALL my header customers go to Jim and Jim only for tunes
 

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it is a disappointing turn of events that led to this conclusion. I would love to get those ID headers once I get an E60 M5. I wondered who designed the headers though? I am sure Jcolley did not design the headers and who has the rights to ID headers system?
 

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Take a long hard look at my headers and those (which now are unavailable). The welding quality between what I offer and others is night and day. All photos of the headers coated and uncoated are available on my Instagram: Rmsfabryan
 

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Troy did you improve your business practices? asking cause I remember many similar threads about your business, multiple username, unhappy customer chasing you for money and so on... With only difference Jim always stayed neutral in those posts

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Pav don’t conflate Troy with Jim. We are talking about Jim here. If you can’t stay on mission you’re not adding value. We are concerned about protecting folks from Jim at the moment. Make sense bud?
 

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Troy did you improve your business practices? asking cause I remember many similar threads about your business, multiple username, unhappy customer chasing you for money and so on... With only difference Jim always stayed neutral in those posts

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True. I respect both sellers highly and they both contributed greatly to our s85 community. I've heard bad stories about troy, and read lots of them in the past and about Jim as well. Very few about troy lately, apparently dozens about Jim. I've bought the tune 2 weeks ago and received the tracking number within 4 days. Talked some with Jim the last 6 months via messenger, and there were several moments of radio silence. Everytime it was because he was at Sea with no reception. No clue what's going on now, and no idea why there are several people with problems concerning his business. I can't talk bad about him and he seems like a stand up guy. He needs to get this stuff sortened out though .

I don't think its professional to talk bad about your competitors or people in the same business. I never heard jim talk bad about you, and held you in high regards. Keep stuff between you two between you two and resolve it. Don't go talking bad about one another on here, that's far from proffesional.
 

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So no more FAM tunes huh?? This is mind-boggling and don't take it has me adding more fuel to fire but the evidence is pretty jarring. I was just about to ship my car to Maine last month but went dealer route instead. I hope we hear something back soon wouldn't like it to end this way.
 

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I do not have any competitors for one and i helped Jim start his business. I got screwed out of $18,000 from me which enabled him to get to this point of screwing the people he has screwed. And I have built over 500 of these S85 in 8-years of business, let alone other builds.

And no. I still don't answer the phone much. Haven't changed much, and never will. People are just patient and they know if that want the best they will wait for their spot in line.
 

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At this point fellas, you’re on notice from so many of us with first hand knowledge. These aren’t rumors. And no one is saying take your needs over to Troy. Look, I relied on this board and Jim’s rep on the board to go with him for a stroker build. I was scammed out 20k but was able to get my money back not through Jim but through my bank. I was lucky. Many of you who have paid won’t be. I gave Jim a chance to explain himself but he failed. Take all of this as you will. Jim is no longer active Navy. He is not out at sea. As best as I can tell he works a desk at NAV Civilian in the Boston area most likely.
 

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I emailed Jim about a tune 2/2 through his website and he responded 2/8.

Kinda surprising to see this thread because everyone seems to vouch for FAMS all over this forum.
 

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This is the entire point of the thread. Jesus Christ! Jim takes your money, you don’t get your order, it delayed or some other sob story, and maybe you do get it way late but that was because someone else paid him money so he could actually place an order for your part. Rinse repeat.
 

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And Jim I know you are monitoring this. If you have a clearance you can kiss that goodbye. You need to make it right with folks to the best of your abilities otherwise you’re not going to end up well.
 

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At the time in April 2019. I offered him a job, and an interview at dinan (driven racing brands contacted me to buy my business), but he had to turn it down. At that time, he had $26k from Kevin, $26k from den, 20.5k from Dave, $10k from Richard for dct swap. That is $73,000 between the 4 guys. Jim could not walk away from that and work for me or get a job at dinan he knew he was doomed.
 

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Troy did you improve your business practices? asking cause I remember many similar threads about your business, multiple username, unhappy customer chasing you for money and so on... With only difference Jim always stayed neutral in those posts

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Pav, in case you think I’m just someone else using a fake account, you can find my information here. Www.oles.com, David Yang, Partner. Feel free to call to verify as well. Do you think I would waste time playing silly games on this serious topic?
 
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