I want to start off saying that Lance was nothing but a good friend to me when I did buisness with him. We sat around joking while he fixed exhaust leaks on the car and even took me out to lunch after for having to bring it all the way back to addison. But, a while back someone brought it to my attention that the weld on my turbo kit look like they are machine welded. I had a few people look at them and they agree. But I honestly did not want to believe that he was not building his kits like he claimed. But I think now after about a month of looking for proof I have found some cold hard evidence.
My car was built in April of 2006 and here is a picture of the kit that is on my car.
Lance goes under the name 034v
on ebay and back in march of 2006 bought this kit from vecco.net Vecco.net Ebay link
As you can see this kit is identical to the one on my car. But yet when I called lance to ask him about it he says that its not the kit that is on my car. He claims its a copy of his work but I dont understand why someone would buy a copy of their own kit
Also Auto Power Enterprise is selling a kit on ebay that looks identical to the vecco kit. Auto Power Enterprise Ebay Ad
I refuse to believe that 1 or even 2 people are making copies of lances kit and selling them for 389 and 699
Also some of yall remember lance turboing a Acura Rsx here is the link to where he purchased the manifold for that car and I specifically remember him showing it to me while I was at his house and bragging about how good his welds looked. Acura Ebay Link
I also find it funny that lance has this on his web site
Lances jigs were supposidly made from a car with 22k miles but if you look at my car there is a few problems with it.
1. drivers header is clearanced for the sway bar mount
2. cross over had to be lengthened 1 1/2 inches
3a. welds on the lengthened section are noticably hand welded and ground down.
3b. All other welds are perfect with no stop and start points
4. all of the cold side welds are sub par compaired to the ones on the hot side and also have been ground down
Lance I am sorry that it came down to this but when I talked to you on the phone your stories never matched up from 5 minutes to the next. When I called lance I told him I could care less if the kit was from ebay and that I like my car and enjoy it and want nothing more from him than to admit he bought it off of ebay and appologize for lieing and this thread would have never been posted and he was not man enough to appologize so here it is. I know its long but I hope yall enjoy!
Primaries (machine welded)
Cross over pipe (machine welded)
O2 bungs (machine welded)
Cold side welds (Lance welded)
Extended section of the cross over (Lance welded)