• Report: #556499

Complaint Review: UMS TUNING

  • Submitted: Mon, January 18, 2010
  • Updated: Sat, July 09, 2011

  • Reported By: TCOB — Arizona United States of America
1716 W. BROADWAY RD MESA, Arizona United States of America


*REBUTTAL Individual responds: ANDREAS LINAKIS

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: Still lying...

*Author of original report: YOU WILL HERE FROM MY ATTORNEY! NO HOAX!

*UPDATE Employee: THis is a HOAX

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UMS Tuning took my $$$ and never did what they said what they would. My Porsche is my baby.

I gave them over $40,000.00 and my car sat in their shop for weeks at a time with no one touching it. 6 months later,when I finally got her back she didnt run smooth at all and then she blew up!

The engine let go after they charged me $25,000.00 just for the engine work.

This idiot named Jeremy was very disrespectfull to me and always told that the owner, Tony Szerka wasnt availible. Since they wont fix it , I am taking legal action and suing


I THINK UMS STANDS FOR "Um Maybe Someday" it will be done..Maybe in 6 months!!!

This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 01/18/2010 08:24 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/UMS-TUNING/MESA-Arizona-85202/UMS-TUNING-RIPOFFS-BEWARE-MESA-Arizona-556499. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.

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#1 REBUTTAL Individual responds


AUTHOR: Dre - ()

I was just told that a RIPOFF REPORT was made about UMS TUNING and the lil trustfund baby b*tch, ANTHONY "TONY" SZIRKA says it was me, it wasnt motherf**ker,this is me,DRE LINAKIS.I let this all go ,remember this is 2004,almost 10 years ago!  I bought my ex b*tch an new 2004 EVO.How appropriate a b*tch is still the owner,TONY SZIRKA. I met him when I was @ DYNO COMP and wanted to dyno the EVO. I drag raced it @ SPEEDWORLD n won over 300 races str8 with no prolems.AEM,BOV,intake n CENTERFORCE CLUTCHES.Richard the owner, brought in TONY SZIRKA to tune my AEM. TONY SZIRKA was working @ MODE PERFORMANCE and they wanted to make a turbo manifold for my show winning 350-Z built by INTENSE MOTORSPORTS.MODE had it for a month and then TONY SZIRKA was FIRED, for what, I dont know. The next day hes crying to me , what am I gonna do, and I told him to start his own shop. I gave him the EVO to do a cam swap as he worked out of his TRUSTFUND BABY home on Chestnut in Mesa,Az. [continued below]....

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..... Kids toys and bikes all around the EVO in a one car garage,argggg!He got a shop and I told him to do NOS, he did and within 5 minutes of leaving the new shop the motor BLEWUP! He rebuilt it and stroked it n P-TEK COATED the internals. Then a cage installed,it was a HACK JOB.Setup the 2 step,blew up the tranfercase. Ignition,6 of em to get it right.Intake , blew apart,on n on n on.This was ongoing and the EVO was known as the shop car that would never leave! This was almost a YEAR and Thousnads of dollars!!! The guys at CENTERFORCE LAUGHED when they heard TONY still hadnt finished the job,they warned me he used to be a service writer at YORK HONDA in Prescott and really wasnt a TUNER.I was going to pay off the ride,but after all this time I bought another EVO for another B*tch,LEZLIE BOLD YOUNG.I finally got the EVO back and let it go back to the bank as I lost interest in the sh*t box.I told Tony ,you owe me $$$ and you can have it.He gave me $6000 in credit for a BMW shop to rebuild my BMW M5 motor. That was a done deal. That was the last time I saw or talked to him.Then I heard from his ex Tech,once he got the EVO, he put it on his wannabe DYNO and his hi dollar motor let go! LMFAO! A wrist pin clip slipped out...how appropriate, his sh*tbox now. This happened a long time ago .I have had cars built buy AMS,L.A. PERFORMANCE,INTENSE MOTORSPORTS and have never had ANY problems since then..Then he says he told me off...where and when was this you p*nk a** b*tch. I will let you do it in person. Better yet, if your soo confident about your work, lets race for titles your UMS EVO against my Ride...1/4 MILE/1 MILE...Thats if daddy n the wifey will let you lil man.
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#2 REBUTTAL Owner of company

Still lying...

AUTHOR: Tony - (United States of America)

Here it is a year and a half later and this is still showing up. This individuals name is Andreas Linakis. He is the original owner of my Evo...well his ex-wife was anyway. This guy ran up a $16,000 bill with my shop, took his car and had it repossessed. I saw the value in the car and knew I would never see the money so I bought it from the bank with his blessing. He has never filed a suit, never owned a Porsche, in fact you can find praise from him after all of this happened in 2007. The only reason he even posted all of these lies is because I lost my composure after a nasty comment he made and I told him off. I literally have not seen or spoken to this guy since 2008 or so, and last I heard he was incarcerated.
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AUTHOR: TCOB - (United States of America)

 I know of several people who have had problems with UMS and I will notify them about this post...Just found some people that were screwed from APEX as well!!! Isn"t that part of Tony Szerka as well? Go on and tell me NO...

Even Tony's own engine that he built and put in his own car blew up! Wrist pin let go?! Thats what I heard from one of your ex-employees...

And I found out about this Jeremy Ward who worked for Discount Tire and was FIRED! Then  pissed away his grand fathers money that was left to him. I dont want to mention his name because I knew him. He was a FAMOUS driver...Its not rocket science with that last name...

I hired a P.I. and found out alot about all of you. You will be sorry that you did me the way you did and these other people that you screwed over will be notified as well.



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#4 UPDATE Employee

THis is a HOAX

AUTHOR: Jeremy - (United States of America)

This is the "idiot" named Jeremy

This is a hoax

#1 We haven't worked on a Porsche in 6 months and it was for a friend, our insurance agent. We installed some rubber intake boots. The Porsche work before that was the same guy and it was a year and a half ago replacing his clutch..... His total billing covering 2 years, with us for all of his cars, not just the Porsche, is $16,000....

#2 WE don't do a lot of Porsche work period.....its not our specialty....We are more well known in the compact car market. Most of the Porsche work we have done has been building EMS set ups for older Air cooled Turbos.

#3 There is no  legal action against UMS Tuning.

#4 There are no specifics no dates and times..... no invoices...no Names given..Please Mr. Porsche owner, tell me who you are ....and tell me about this non exsistant Porsche that we worked on......







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