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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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  • Newguy123's Avatar
    07-23-2017, 01:57 AM
    Hey guys I decided to pull the trigger on some 2 peice light weight rotors and pads from racing brake. To give you some background I do a lot of 1/2 mile racing and have warped multiple sets of rotors and cracked pads from the high speed stops. Wanted to give some initial testing feedback on the RB OE replacement rotors and high temp XT910 street pads. I did a few consecutive 130mph down to about 40mph hard stops back to back after I bead them in. On the stock 135i rotors this would have warped the rotors and cracked the pads. The RB rotors and pads took it like a champ! No pedal fade no vibrations just a crisp bite at the pedal as I expected. These rotors performed flawlessly through my stress tests and I am confident they will not warp after the next 1/2 mile event.Since the high speed stops I have done 3 separate canyon runs with the new setup, they have performed flawlessly with no squeak and much less brake dust over the oem stuff. the pedal feel is different then stock, you really have to push harder on the pedal when coming in hot which is a little weird to get used to cus the stock pads bite so hard with such little input.... Prob why they warp so easy ha! These rotors are 2 peice so when it's time for replacement you can order the rotor rings by them selves and re use the aluminum hat to cut down on replacement costs. Also these rotors shave 10-12 lbs of rotational weight in the front and another 10lbs if you choose to buy the rears also. To me that is worth it in itself. I purchased a front set first cus I didn't see a ton of independent reviews on the full kit. After about a week with the front rotors and pads I knew I had to have the rears. The look and unsprung weight savings alone is well worth the cost in my book. The front pads retain the OEM brake sensor while the rear pads do not. As far as I know Racing Brake is the ONLY company out there that makes a 2 PC light weight OE replaceable rear rotor for the 135i. You can really feel the difference with these things on all 4 corners! the car feels really light on its feet and feels like it turns in quicker. If you purchase the front and rear rotors/pads together you save also to save some additional money at check out use code GS-10. :music-rockout: Here are some pictures....
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    07-25-2017, 07:05 PM
    Thought this was interesting. Need to see the polished finishes on more cars but some interesting color combos can be done.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    08-03-2017, 07:05 PM
    You may have heard of BPM Sport and the owner Mike Benvo. For those unfamiliar, BPM is a BMW coding company. While they sell tunes Mike Benvo is not a tuner. This became glaringly obvious in a recent discussion (since deleted) where he attempted to warn people about unsafe tuning practices. We will not delve too far into BPM's or Mike Benvo's background but suffice it so say there are those who believe he simply reads out files from other tuners (some would call this theft) and flashes factory BMW software at a premium. For example, BMW E92 M3 GTS DCT software which you can get for free right in the BimmerBoost file section. Character issues and reputation aside you do not go from coding BMW's to being a tuner overnight, if ever. That is the problem here. Benvo goes on the forums to 'warn' people about another tuner and their unsafe tuning practices. Read here: On the surface or to the untrained eye, this seems reasonable. How is your average forum reader supposed to know anything is off there? Most users browsing aren't tuners or experts on the platform and the various tables that can be modified. Benvo claims the 'minimum timing map' is set incredibly unsafe and this well respected yet unnamed tuner is putting people's motors at risk. Your average reader will not think about the issue beyond what is presented and accept what is written as the truth because there is no way for them to know otherwise. This tactic is used by people who will then leak the name of the supposed other tuning company and someone will post that name in the thread. The damage is then done. BPM comes off looking like a hero and the well respected tuner is no longer well respected. Fanboys will then parrot this disinformation for all eternity. Things did not go as planned, however. Experienced tuners immediately saw that Benvo did not even know what table he was modifying or referencing: So after all that spiel from BPM about unsafe tuning practices they do not even know the table they are modifying is actually the ignition offset for combustion pressure limitation. Obviously, not the minimum ignition table. You would think a tuner would know where, how, and why to modify the ignition. Multiple tuners e-mailed BimmerBoost these screenshots because anyone who knows anything on the platform saw right through it. Benvo doesn't even try to defend it. He knows instantly he looks like a fool. You can not 'agree to disagree' about what table is what. Tables are not open to interpretation: Here is what Benvo thought he was modifying and how it actually looks: This was all quickly deleted and rumor has it BPM sent some not so nice text messages about the topic. It is all here for you to see for yourself as coders masquerading as tuners should not be protected. They should be exposed. It also shows the nastier side of the tuning business when businesses use threads as warfare against their competition. Would you want someone giving advice on tuning and unsafe tuning practices when they themselves have no idea what they are doing? Obviously not. Which is also why we need more discussions like this one and forums willing to host them.
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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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  • quattr0's Avatar
    08-04-2017, 05:38 PM
    Well, nothing new here i guess Chris Harris Says The M4 GTS Is No 911 GT3 RS, or AMG GT R http://www.roadandtrack.com/new-cars/a11458524/chris-harris-says-the-m4-gts-is-no-911-gt3-rs-or-amg-gt-r/
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