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  • Sticky's Avatar
    08-15-2017, 11:43 AM
    BoostAddict reported what was going on behind the scenes with Dime Racing. It seems people have not been paying attention or simply dismissed the reports. Remember when Dime Racing was taken to court by Weistec? BoostAddict posted the entire complaint with further details. The court case was not the only warning sign. Dime was caught on social media calling Weistec performance results their own. Furthermore, they used a Weistec dynograph on a Mercedes forum to promote their products. Those involved with Dime used to be involved with Weistec. This is exactly what was posted to inform people: 1. Steve Atneyel is no longer with Weistec Engineering. 2. Murad Shuqom/Rod Shegem is not involved with Weistec Engineering. 3. Steve Atneyel is a convicted felon. 4. The two individuals named above are involved with Dime Consulting. 5. Dime Consulting has contacted various BenzBoost vendors and attempted to sell products (likely Weistec products) and get money through backchannels. 6. Steve Atneyel and Murad Shuqom allegedly funneled large sums of money from Weistec. 7. Parts were ordered outside the normal Weistec accounting channels. 8. The full complaint against these individuals and Dime Consulting is outlined below. Why would you bring your car to a convicted felon in the first place? Why wouldn't you do a simple google search to see the evidence and allegations against Rod Shegem: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/0/folders/0B8gxEQ3-8LagSFRmMEJpdTM3ekk How about a quick search revealing http://rod-shegem.com ? Furthermore, BoostAddict can say that before all of this went south Rod made a request to scrub his name from this website. It was odd, but at the time there were no red flags so his name was edited out of early Weistec articles. Hey, BoostAddict reported what nobody else did and did its job. So what you see in the video below should not surprise you. Long story short, Dime Racing made promises to this Huracan owner they could not deliver. Originally, the owner wanted go with VF-Engineering and in hindsight he should have. Things started to unravel quickly: It's your classic delay strategy. Take the money stall, and hope someone else comes in with more money to keep funding operations. Feels like a Ponzi scheme, doesn't it? The problem is Dime has people on social media and on forums (a certain Mercedes forum is complicit in deleting complaints and having moderators help cover up issues which could have warned people) constantly pushing their products. Notice they stay away from this forum though? Maybe that's because I have met all of these people since before this all started and know what happened throughout the saga? This guy learned a lesson the hard way. It sucks. At least he owned up to it and posted his story. BoostAddict does not believe Dime Racing will be able to continue to fund operations for all that much longer if what we hear behind the scenes is true. Then again, Rod Shegem isn't in jail for all his money laundering so who knows if they will continue to weasel their way through keeping the lights on. BoostAddict.com in an odd way is thrilled its reporting is confirmed as 100% accurate. Some people in this industry still care about their credibility.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    08-15-2017, 11:38 AM
    BoostAddict reported what was going on behind the scenes with Dime Racing. It seems people have not been paying attention or simply dismissed the reports. Remember when Dime Racing was taken to court by Weistec? BoostAddict posted the entire complaint with further details. The court case was not the only warning sign. Dime was caught on social media calling Weistec performance results their own. Furthermore, they used a Weistec dynograph on a Mercedes forum to promote their products. Those involved with Dime used to be involved with Weistec. This is exactly what was posted to inform people: 1. Steve Atneyel is no longer with Weistec Engineering. 2. Murad Shuqom/Rod Shegem is not involved with Weistec Engineering. 3. Steve Atneyel is a convicted felon. 4. The two individuals named above are involved with Dime Consulting. 5. Dime Consulting has contacted various BenzBoost vendors and attempted to sell products (likely Weistec products) and get money through backchannels. 6. Steve Atneyel and Murad Shuqom allegedly funneled large sums of money from Weistec. 7. Parts were ordered outside the normal Weistec accounting channels. 8. The full complaint against these individuals and Dime Consulting is outlined below. Why would you bring your car to a convicted felon in the first place? Why wouldn't you do a simple google search to see the evidence and allegations against Rod Shegem: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/0/folders/0B8gxEQ3-8LagSFRmMEJpdTM3ekk How about a quick search revealing http://rod-shegem.com ? Furthermore, BoostAddict can say that before all of this went south Rod made a request to scrub his name from this website. It was odd, but at the time there were no red flags so his name was edited out of early Weistec articles. Hey, BoostAddict reported what nobody else did and did its job. So what you see in the video below should not surprise you. Long story short, Dime Racing made promises to this Huracan owner they could not deliver. Originally, the owner wanted go with VF-Engineering and in hindsight he should have. Things started to unravel quickly: It's your classic delay strategy. Take the money stall, and hope someone else comes in with more money to keep funding operations. Feels like a Ponzi scheme, doesn't it? The problem is Dime has people on social media and on forums (a certain Mercedes forum is complicit in deleting complaints and having moderators help cover up issues which could have warned people) constantly pushing their products. Notice they stay away from this forum though? Maybe that's because I have met all of these people since before this all started and know what happened throughout the saga? This guy learned a lesson the hard way. It sucks. At least he owned up to it and posted his story. BoostAddict does not believe Dime Racing will be able to continue to fund operations for all that much longer if what we hear behind the scenes is true. Then again, Rod Shegem isn't in jail for all his money laundering so who knows if they will continue to weasel their way through keeping the lights on. BoostAddict.com in an odd way is thrilled its reporting is confirmed as 100% accurate. Some people in this industry still care about their credibility.
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  • BQ@BQTuning.com's Avatar
    08-16-2017, 09:22 PM
    An E89 Z4 35i with DCT takes on, well, a whole mess of cars :naughty: Fuel was E45 on COBB, tuned by BQ Tuning, Stock Turbos, the rest is listed in the vid.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    08-15-2017, 09:36 AM
    This is a hell of a build. It is also how the BMW E82 1M should have come from the factory. You know, with an actual M motor? BimmerBoost posted an article back in 2010 about 10 reasons why the 1M is not a real M car and does not deserve the M badge. This 1M clone is more of a real M car than the actual 1M ever will be. Let's not reignite the M purist debate all over again though and just focus on this masterpiece. At the heart sits a BMW S65 V8 in place of the N54. There are advantages here for the S65 as for one it sits further back for better weight distribution due to being shorter in length and the S65 is fairly light. With all the plumbing removed from the nose it would be interesting to see what the weight distribution of the 1M now is. If the S65 V8 was not enough it is stroked to 4.6 liters by Dinan. You can read all about the Dinan stroker motor in a past article comparing it to the RD Sport S65 Stroker motor. This in itself is already impressive but Performance Technic paired the V8 to a DCT transmission. As you recall, the E82 1M came from the factory solely with a manual transmission. E92 M3 GTS DCT transmission software is included. The bodywork is all from the BMW factory to create this authentic clone. It wears 275 tires at all four corners. The final touch is M Performance Sport Seats for the interior as well as the E92 M3 gauge cluster of course. Ironically, this 1M clone is more of a real M car than the actual 1M. This is how BMW should have capped off the naturally aspirated M era. With a bang instead of a whimper. Simply brilliant!
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    08-17-2017, 01:43 PM
    This BMW E89 Z4 35i is a bolt on N54 model tuned by BQ Tuning. It features a Cobb Protune, Afe filters, MMP inlets, MMP outlets, Wagner Evo 2 intercooler, VRSF catless downpipes, 200 cell sport cats, and was on a mix of E45. Apparently the car suffered a bit of a boost leak but it is hard to tell based on the performance. The first race features some N54 on N54 action as the Z4 runs a 1M. It is not much a contest. The DCT plays a big role but the difference between the cars is large. Race 2 is against a 335 wagon. Also easily dispatched. Up next is a Shelby GT500 Mustang. This is the first good run of the bunch as they go neck and neck with the Mustang opening a slight lead early on. The Z4 closes the gap and edges. Impressive! A JB4 tuned M135i runs next. It hangs in there for a bit but ultimately is pulled up top. An E60 M5 with unknown mods tries its luck next. The S85 V10 is known for its top end pull but the Z4 dispatches it easily. A great run for context. An Audi RS6 sedan tries its luck next. This is the C6 generation RS6 with a twin turbo V10 motor. It is tuned by MTM and pulls as it should but the Z4 actually does an incredible job against it. Maybe time to upgrade those N54 turbos? The final run is against an F10 M5. It looks stock based on the result as the Z4 pulls it. This E89 is running very well. Impressive stock turbo N54 performance.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    08-20-2017, 02:22 PM
    This network of websites never shies away from reporting what is truly going on in the aftermarket industry. It is a very dirty industry with many people ripping each other off and stabbing each other in the back for profit. That is no surprise to anyone. It is also no surprise to receive legal threats when reporting something certain companies do not want you to see. Legal threats from ESS-Tuning in particular are nothing new. They did this back in 2011 when BimmerBoost shared photos of a blown motor. Absjorn Bohn who is the owner stated he would take pleasure in hurting me and in addition hurting my family: Classy guy, right? Nothing ever came of that threat or any legal threat from anyone because if you tell the truth you have nothing to fear. This latest action is in response to the article BoostAddict posted regarding ESS-Tuning copying the VF-Engineering 5.2 liter Audi/Lamborghini V10 supercharger design. BoostAddict of course has made VF-Engineering aware of this threat. Amusingly, ESS-Tuning contacted BoostAddict in the beginning of this year hoping to, well, likely keep such a story from ever appearing: Let me make it crystal clear. I will not be bullied, threatened, intimidated, or otherwise kept from doing my job as a free and open press is a cornerstone of American values. I will continue to report any dealings that are illegal, dishonest, or just downright theft along with the usual array of positive automotive news. I will not take part in sweeping anything under the rug so that someone can make money at someone else's expense. If ESS wishes to press the matter BoostAddict.com is more than happy to revel in the additional attention and traffic generated. The article stays. Period.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    08-15-2017, 10:26 AM
    You know the Porsche 991.1 Turbo S in this video from the other day when owner @sdg1871 posted a video of his car destroying everything he raced. The Champion Motorsports 68mm VTG turbo upgraded Porsche with GIAC Stage IV tuning is a beast. If it is a beast what do you call the UGR Huracan that makes it look like it is standing still in the video below? The acceleration is so incredibly fast the video almost looks fake. Mother of...
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    08-15-2017, 10:30 AM
    You know the Porsche 991.1 Turbo S in this video from the other day when owner @sdg1871 posted a video of his car destroying everything he raced. The Champion Motorsports 68mm VTG turbo upgraded Porsche with GIAC Stage IV tuning is a beast. If it is a beast what do you call the UGR Huracan that makes it look like it is standing still in the video below? The acceleration is so incredibly fast the video almost looks fake. Mother of...
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    08-20-2017, 01:43 PM
    High power all wheel drive N54's or 335xi are not too common. The reason being is the torque puts tremendous stress on the drivetrain. This owner is making just over 600 horsepower to all four tires and his solution to keep it together is to simply not launch it. That is one way to go about it. BimmerBoost requested a higher resolution graph from Pure Turbos. It would be nice to see the torque curve as well. This habit of posting low resolution graphs with little information needs to stop. Regardless, a very impressive 335xi. 600whp on 27-28 psi - PureTurbos stage 2 - Full E85 - Upgraded PI & stg3 lpfp - FBO - MHD tuned
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    08-19-2017, 03:21 PM
    BPC (Bimmer Performance Center) tunes a variety of BMW's and their N55 work is particularly impressive. Just look at the results here with 100% E85 ethanol fueling thanks to port fuel injection and a Pure Turbos Stage II upgrade on a stock internal N55. Stock internal N55 -BPC custom Backend flash -JB4 -Fuel it port injection & upgraded pump -Upgraded intercooler & charge pipes -Pure Stage II turbo -100% e85 551rwhp & 518rwtq SAE or 562rwhp 529rwtq STD That is quite simply excellent power from the N55 with a hybrid upgrade and fueling upgrades not to mention a massive jump over the baseline. The Pure Stage II N55 turbocharger is simply showing excellent results.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    08-18-2017, 01:42 PM
    You have no doubt seen huge claims from certain tuners on the S63TU twin turbo 4.4 liter V8. Remember when TNT Racewerks posted a graph (or part of one) showing over 800 horsepower at the wheels from an F10 M5 on the factory S63TU turbochargers? That car was later shown smoking badly during a race and we have not heard anything about it since. The truth is, many tuners are showing numbers from the F10 M5 and F13 M6 that are not realistic. They may hit an impressive peak figure on the dyno but in the real world the turbos and engine will not last or perform as expected based on the dyno run. Here is what realistic, real world tuned S63TU figures look like. F10 M5 Red is stock Blue is 20psi 91 octane DP and Intake only Green is 24psi 110 octane DP and Intake only No Meth and stock exhaust system flash tune with no piggyback 724 wheel horsepower on race gas with downpipes and an intake. The car holds the torque fairly well toward redline. This is well tuned example done by Gintani. Gintani doesn't want to push it further. Why? Because at this point the factory rods become a concern. That is something our friends at Bimmer Performance Center who take apart and build these motors concur with. You will see tuners out there posting higher peak numbers than this. The problem is you will often not see the whole graph and furthermore they are doing nothing more than flashing files they play with from B&C Consulting. People buy their flashing kits and call themselves tuners: https://www.bcconsulting.lu/en/#programming-tools-development You would be surprised how many tuners are simply using the B&C tools and flashing their files or modifying their files to flash. You and I could become tuners overnight by buying these tools and flashing the same files. Do we really know what we are doing though? Are we really tuners? Be careful when a tuner promises numbers nobody else is hitting or even approaching.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    08-20-2017, 02:12 PM
    This network of websites never shies away from reporting what is truly going on in the aftermarket industry. It is a very dirty industry with many people ripping each other off and stabbing each other in the back for profit. That is no surprise to anyone. It is also no surprise to receive legal threats when reporting something certain companies do not want you to see. Legal threats from ESS-Tuning in particular are nothing new. They did this back in 2011 when BimmerBoost shared photos of a blown motor. Absjorn Bohn who is the owner stated he would take pleasure in hurting me and in addition hurting my family: Classy guy, right? Nothing ever came of that threat or any legal threat from anyone because if you tell the truth you have nothing to fear. This latest action is in response to the article BoostAddict posted regarding ESS-Tuning copying the VF-Engineering 5.2 liter Audi/Lamborghini V10 supercharger design. BoostAddict of course has made VF-Engineering aware of this threat. Amusingly, ESS-Tuning contacted BoostAddict in the beginning of this year hoping to, well, likely keep such a story from ever appearing: Let me make it crystal clear. I will not be bullied, threatened, intimidated, or otherwise kept from doing my job as a free and open press is a cornerstone of American values. I will continue to report any dealings that are illegal, dishonest, or just downright theft along with the usual array of positive automotive news. I will not take part in sweeping anything under the rug so that someone can make money at someone else's expense. If ESS wishes to press the matter BoostAddict.com is more than happy to revel in the additional attention and traffic generated. The article stays. Period.
    10 replies | 267 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    08-15-2017, 09:12 AM
    BigBoost sure is expanding their turbo upgrade portfolio over a variety of platforms. The 4.0 liter M177 AMG motor is now receiving their attention and their Stage 2 turbocharger upgrade for the W205 Mercedes-AMG C63 shows impressive numbers early on. This is before a tune folks. Just with the factory programming the Stage 2 BigBoost upgrade makes 636 rear wheel horsepower and 699 lb-ft of torque at the rear wheels. The torque figure is insane. Full details from @Juan@BigBoost-Billet below.
    10 replies | 371 view(s)
  • Vasily1's Avatar
    08-18-2017, 06:21 AM
    Moscow street races:
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    08-18-2017, 02:57 PM
    This W205 C63 AMG S looks to be our resident Dime Racing troll who proclaims Dime as the world's best AMG tuning company because he 'did his research' naturally. Funny how cheerleading on social media for discounts does not seem to apply to reality. The Dime Racing debacle aside we have a BMW F82 M4 camera car here tuned by RK Tunes on E60 fuel with the Pure Turbos Stage 2 S55 upgrade. The W205 C63 AMG S features the Dime Racing M177 turbo upgrade with Stage 3 tuning. There are three runs but each is not too long due to traffic. Next time hopefully they race somewhere without having to dodge cars. Regardless, the M4 pulls in each and every run.
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  • AdminTeam's Avatar
    08-17-2017, 06:20 PM
    Welcome to a real enthusiast forum happyguy123.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    08-17-2017, 02:10 PM
    There are a couple ways to look at this. A 12.683 @ 109.62 in the 1/4 mile these days is nothing special. However, the B9 S4 is not the highest performance in the Audi portfolio as that distinction falls to the RS4 and its twin turbo motor. The S4 is a very interesting tuning prospect though due to its twin scroll top mounted turbocharger on the 2.9 liter V6. It produces 355 horsepower and 368 lb-ft of torque. With a tune and perhaps some bolt ons this should be an easy 11 second car. At that point though, does it make more sense to get the RS4 instead? What we learn is the car is performing about where it should based on the dyno results and this explains the timeslip explains the loss against the Mercedes-AMG C43 and Camaro SS in a previous drag race video. If the brand new S4 is slower than the C43 and the 340i that is somewhat disappointing. That is where tuning should come to the rescue.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    08-18-2017, 12:21 PM
    What do we learn about the Bentley Bentayga from its latest test? It is big, heavy, fast, and expensive. Exactly what a Bentley is supposed to be. The Bentayga takes the quickest and fastest SUV title from the BMW F85 X5M which runs 12.2 @ 114. However, the BMW is lighter and far more nimble. Additionally, with just a tune it will run circles around the Bentley. The Bentayga is the stock champ though and holds the crown. That is, until the Jeep Trackhawk hits the streets. The Bentayga at almost 5800 pounds is not all that nimble on its feet. A .85g skidpad result is impressive for such a big boat but really this is more of a fast luxury cruiser. At $285k it is not a value either. It isn't supposed to be. The depreciation is going to be a gigantic hit if Bentley GT models are anything to go by. If you can afford the Bentayga depreciation probably does not matter to you much anyway. Neither do the BMW X5M and Jeep Trackhawk. VEHICLE TYPE: front-engine, all-wheel-drive, 4-passenger, 4-door hatchback PRICE AS TESTED: $285,114 (base price: $235,525) ENGINE TYPE: twin-turbocharged and intercooled DOHC 48-valve W-12, aluminum block and heads, port and direct fuel injection DISPLACEMENT: 363 cu in, 5950 cc POWER: 600 hp @ 6000 rpm TORQUE: 664 lb-ft @ 1350 rpm TRANSMISSION: 8-speed automatic with manual shifting mode DIMENSIONS: WHEELBASE: 117.9 in LENGTH: 202.4 in WIDTH: 78.7 in HEIGHT: 68.6 in PASSENGER VOLUME: 109 cu ft CARGO VOLUME: 15 cu ft CURB WEIGHT: 5781 lb C/D TEST RESULTS: Zero to 60 mph: 3.6 sec Zero to 100 mph: 8.9 sec Zero to 130 mph: 15.4 sec Zero to 150 mph: 21.9 sec Rolling start, 5-60 mph: 4.1 sec Top gear, 30-50 mph: 2.4 sec Top gear, 50-70 mph: 2.8 sec Standing ¼-mile: 12.0 sec @ 117 mph Top speed (drag limited, mfr's claim): 187 mph Braking, 70-0 mph: 176 ft Roadholding, 300-ft-dia skidpad: 0.85 g FUEL ECONOMY: EPA combined/city/highway: 15/12/19 mpg C/D observed: 14 mpg C/D observed 75-mph highway driving: 23 mpg C/D observed highway range: 510 mi
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