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Had anyone heard of this? I must have missed it?

Interesting to know how a company does business and lends to their credibility.

Weissman v. SCAT Enterprises, Inc., (Los Angeles Superior Court, No. BC 323904). The firm is class counsel in a case involving allegations that various products were falsely advertized and labeled as being "Made in USA" when the products were partially or wholly manufactured abroad. The case was settled providing relief to SCAT customers.


Weissman vs SCAT Enterprises Class Action Settlement


. Background:
On November 2, 2004, a class action law suit was filed alleging SCAT Enterprises of advertising certain forged Crankshafts or forged H-Beam connecting rods as being "Made in U.S.A." The Class Representative claims that this advertising was false in violation of California's Unfair Competition Law.
On April 2, 2007, a distribution was agreed on by SCAT and Rosenthal & Company LLC in the matter and SCAT has issued a coupon with an expiration date of April 2, 2008 allowing the members of the Class Action Suit to receive 20% off "Racers Net Price" for future purchases from SCAT.
The upshot of this action? Cranks and rods, possibly from China, were passed off as being of U.S. orgin, Scat gets more business from the 20% coupons and Rosenthal, the legal team, collects approximately $100,000 in fees/costs.


False advertising practices makes me lose faith in a company for sure. If they are willing to lie about that then where do they stop?


I will spend my money elsewhere like BugPack or CB Performance where I have had past purchases that went smoothly
 

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I wouldn't touch a cb crank with a 10ft pole, but that's just my opinion. I am however curious about the new bugpack cranks. I always wondered if scat was truly "made in the usa", is anything anymore?
 

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I have had great luck with Scat cranks... In fact, I have one in my 557ci Ford.... I heard of this and had talked to a lot of V8 racers that used then and also had no problems.... It does say USA on the package though.... Some just people won't be happy until there are no more parts to buy.....
 

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This lawsuit has been brewing for quite a spell. Scat has claimed for a long time that their cranks are "made in the USA", when in fact, they aren't. "Made" and "final machined" are two different things. The correct claim would be "Finished in the USA", but that doesn't help sell cranks, now does it?

CB has PLENTY of made-in-China crap too. Bugpack has by far the most in-house, genuine "Made in USA" stuff available among the big suppliers. And the customer service from Bugpack is infinately better than CB or Scat.
 

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VolksKing said:
This lawsuit has been brewing for quite a spell. Scat has claimed for a long time that their cranks are "made in the USA", when in fact, they aren't. "Made" and "final
That's exactly what it was. And you better believe there are countless other companies doing the same thing. Riding the fine line of what constitutes "made in the USA". Usually final machining constitutes the majority of manufacturing so it can "pass" as being made here. Forged somewhere else, but actually built here. Forged somewhere else, made here. It can be a pretty gray area to say the least.

I personally have been VERY happy with my Scat crank and rods. They're from 1999, first living in my 2276 daily driver, and now run in my drag car. Only problem i've had was when I flattened an Engle FK-48 and sent all the metal through the system taking out a couple rod bearings. Ground the rods down .010", polished the mains, and it was good to go again. I've also had a main bearing lock up on it a few years ago and after chiseling the bearing off, it only needed a polish to be running again. It's a stout SOB.
 

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I thought when the Scat stuff said Made in the USA they were talking about the box that the crank comes in not the crank?
 
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