Getting a lawyer

I am the other person who is having trouble with his Jeep that got worked on by Bruiser Conversions. I dropped off my Jeep last May and finally was able to pick it up late January. Ever since I brought it home, I have had problems. The first problem was that the transmission locked up on me, turned out that a shim was missing on the output shaft. Got that fixed but had to wait over a month to get it fixed. Also since I did bring it home the Jeep has been leaking oil and diesel fuel. Turns out that the tappet cover was leaking oil and the alternate oil fill connection was leaking. The fuel leak was coming from the throttle shaft on VE pump. On Friday the 15th I took my Jeep to a local trusted mechanic. We pulled the tappet cover to replace the gasket. After we remove the tappet cover the gasket sealing surface was corroded and pitted heavily. Now I am asking myself, am I going to have more problems with the engine, who did the Quality Assurance Inspection and if the inspection was done who signed it off. I am to a boiling point with these issues. I have pictures of the leaks and also a video of the diesel leaking. Seriously they had 9 months to get this right and did not. I take quality assurance to heart because of my job. I am a nuclear power plant operator. Honestly if I spend so much money on my Jeep that I would expect the job would be done right the first time. I have already spoken to Navy Legal and they have given me some suggestions to getting an attorney. Bruiser Conversions, here is another call out, you failed to perform a job properly, stand by for a letter of demand and/or lawsuit. I AM DOING SCREWING AROUND, I have one more year before I go to sea and would like to enjoy my Jeep before I leave.

Calling out Bruiser Conversions

Calling out Bruiser Conversions!

Well I cannot keep silent any longer. Bruiser Conversions, located in Clearwater, FL, known for some radical JK engine swaps as well as their truck conversions, is NOT A GOOD COMPANY.

Well I am here, as someone who has spent a boat load of money with them, to CALL THEM OUT.

In October of 2014, my I contacted Bruiser about an engine swap for my 2012 JKU. I originally wanted an LS3 but decided to go diesel instead. We decided on their ISF 3.8 Cummins conversion, which is their most expensive and complicated diesel conversion. In the end, the conversion cost me $30,762.50. They told me that the conversion would take 2 weeks but it ended up taking about 2 months and I was even yelled at over the phone for calling and asking for an update. After my waiting though, they called me and told me that it was ready to be picked up. So I made the trip down there and picked up my Jeep.

And ever since it has been a NIGHTMARE.

Firstly, on my way home from their shop after picking it up, the engine started blowing oil out of the valve cover and leaking out of the bottom of the motor. 2 weeks later I took it back down to their shop for the weekend and they claimed to have fixed it.

A week after I got it home, I noticed again that it was leaking oil. I took the Jeep back down to them and they kept it for around a month and a half. They claimed it was fixed, so I went and picked it up. I got it home and she ran well for a few months, but then my ECU and whole electronic system fried. So I took it back down to them again and they kept it for another couple of months and then I got it back. Ever since then I have had problems with coolant leaks and the fact that it blows coolant out of the coolant breather and oil is blown out of the catch can breather every time I drive it. In addition, the Jeep overheated every time I sat in traffic for too long.

In addition, the torque converter is screwed up and only locks in overdrive. The Jeep has no power and can barely hold 60 mph, and the EGT’s are way too high.

Then came EJS 2016. I towed my Jeep all the way to Moab from Florida for the Easter Jeep Safari. The day I arrived in Moab, the Jeep overheated going up the road to Sand Flats Recreation Area at 15 MPH. Then the next day it overheated again, and I had to bail from my Seven mile rim ride. Bruiser ended up taking a look at it and determined that the electric fan had stopped working. I ended up running Top Of The World with the people from Bruiser, and my power steering pump blew. So I was stuck on the 2nd day of EJS with no Jeep and Bruiser told me that there was nothing they could do about it. I asked them if I could ride with them since their conversion had failed in my Jeep. They left me behind and told me that I wasn’t “invited”. So EJS 2016 was ruined!

And this is where things get interesting…

So I have since learned from some insiders from Bruiser that they don’t have money to complete customer vehicles so they accept money from customers and put it towards another customers build or their own build, so many customer’s projects take much longer than they should. I have 2 friends that ordered JK Crews (Their pickup conversion) and one of them took 2 years to complete and the other one has been in their shop for almost 2 years and they still have not completed it. They refuse to talk to the customer and if the customer gets a hold of them on the phone they will yell profanities at the customer.

In addition, I have since learned that while I was promised and paid for a brand new Cummins crate engine, I received a used engine that cost a lot less than they told me. And i’m not the only one, I know of many more people that I have been in touch with that have had the same problems. They use the cheapest parts they can find, hoses and clamps that should never be used on an automobile. The motor mounts are 2 pieces of angle iron that have some 80’s style pancake mounts. They will not last 5 years. The problem is all the customers, including me, pay top notch prices and in return, they either refuse our phone calls or yell at us on the phone. And we pay for promises that they don’t keep. They will tell you that you are getting brand new top notch parts and they use the cheapest parts possible on their builds, and put all the money towards top notch parts for their own show builds.

I am not sure if there is anything else you can call it other than a SCAM. I am now taking my Jeep to a local Cummins Mechanic to have the whole conversion redone the RIGHT WAY. I am posting this to tell people out there that you should not be doing business with these people, you will find yourself in a bad hole.