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  • Sticky's Avatar
    09-13-2017, 11:41 AM
    Where do you even begin with this mess? After the article about yet another Dime Racing Huracan horror story BoostAddict was contacted by the owner as well as multiple parties contributing further details. Suffice it to say, Dime Racing is in big trouble. Don't say we didn't warn you. We did. BoostAddict.com covered this mess involving Steve Atneyel and Rod Shuqom (or whatever he is calling himself these days) of Dime from the beginning. It's all crumbling around them. Let's start with the major points. Dime Racing is crunched for cash. That happens if you take in money and do not deliver products or services but instead use those funds elsewhere. Diverting funds and funneling customer cash into maintaining operations is not a solid business model. Porsche Financial Services wants $216k+ not including legal fees and other damages: Leasing a car for tuning development is not unheard of. Usually high end tuners buy the cars as a leased car is technically not supposed to be modified. Regardless, you need to make the payments either way. Dime Racing did not according to the very well detailed complaint from Porsche Financial: http://www.boostaddict.com/images/dimehuracan.pdf Things do not end there. They also did not pay their rent according to another lawsuit: You can read the landlord's full complaint here: https://www.scribd.com/document/358758961/Dime-Racing-Failure-to-Pay-Rent-Court-Complaint-Document# If they can not make the car payments and can not pay their rent, should you be sending your car to them? Oh, it gets better. How about this $1.1 million? Essentially that amounts to just over a million dollars in frozen assets. It seems a lot of people are going the legal route to get what they are owed from Dime Racing. It is doubtful they will see any of it but somebody at Dime at some point is going to have to face the music. In addition to all of this Huracan owner Brian McLevis contacted BoostAddict.com with additional details from his Dime Racing experience. His car is now headed to Underground Racing to get sorted: There you have it folks. Feel free to read over the complaints and the customer impressions. At this point, BoostAddict.com is sick of Dime Racing and having to say 'I told you so' regarding them. The legal system can sort this mess out.
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    08-24-2017, 06:04 PM
    The GT-R is a bit long in the tooth at this point. It is still a fantastic performance car but once getting up to the $176,585 asking price of the Nismo Edition one has to stop and ask if the car is worth the money today. When the AMG GT R starts about $20k cheaper defending the Nismo becomes all the more difficult. Not to mention the AMG GT R offers better weight distribution, weighs 224 pounds less, and has a newer dual clutch gearbox. Plus there is the more modern and sleeker overall platform. All for less money. So what about how they drive? The AMG GT R sounds better, has less lag, more torque, better brakes, better suspension, and just overall has the more responsive motor. The only downside really is that the Nissan GT R offers more traction which all wheel drive gives you but it comes with weight penalties. These cars are about performance ultimately. Which one is the better performer? They are not dragsters but the Nismo runs the 1/4 mile in 11.0 @ 126.8 compared to 11.4 @ 127.6 for the GT R. All wheel drive provides the elapsed time benefit but the GT R pulls harder. The roadcourse is where they really shine. MotorTrend takes them to Laguna Seca and the AMG GT R crushes the Nismo: The argument is made that it is the tires which have the AMG running so quickly but if that is the case, change the tires on the Nismo and prove it. No tire change will make the Nismo lighter or better balanced than the GT R. Quite simply, the AMG GT R is the better track car.
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    08-24-2017, 06:13 PM
    The GT-R is a bit long in the tooth at this point. It is still a fantastic performance car but once getting up to the $176,585 asking price of the Nismo Edition one has to stop and ask if the car is worth the money today. When the AMG GT R starts about $20k cheaper defending the Nismo becomes all the more difficult. Not to mention the AMG GT R offers better weight distribution, weighs 224 pounds less, and has a newer dual clutch gearbox. Plus there is the more modern and sleeker overall platform. All for less money. So what about how they drive? The AMG GT R sounds better, has less lag, more torque, better brakes, better suspension, and just overall has the more responsive motor. The only downside really is that the Nissan GT R offers more traction which all wheel drive gives you but it comes with weight penalties. These cars are about performance ultimately. Which one is the better performer? They are not dragsters but the Nismo runs the 1/4 mile in 11.0 @ 126.8 compared to 11.4 @ 127.6 for the GT R. All wheel drive provides the elapsed time benefit but the GT R pulls harder. The roadcourse is where they really shine. MotorTrend takes them to Laguna Seca and the AMG GT R crushes the Nismo: The argument is made that it is the tires which have the AMG running so quickly but if that is the case, change the tires on the Nismo and prove it. No tire change will make the Nismo lighter or better balanced than the GT R. Quite simply, the AMG GT R is the better track car.
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    08-29-2017, 05:47 PM
    I haven't heard from trevorlee02 or V8Bait I'm hoping these guys are ok. Not sure how many other members we have that were impacted. Hoping everyone is safe.
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    08-24-2017, 03:20 PM
    They finally did it. Last year Syvecs stated the N54 ecu would be delayed until Spring 2017. Early this year they stated they would not provide a timetable but that the ECU was still coming. A smart move, they worked on it without having to constantly provide updates or meet a deadline. That work is completed and here it is: We are happy to present the new Syvecs Ltd BMW N54 PnP kit. The Syvecs BMW N54 Kit brings a new level of engine management control with the worlds first fully integrated standalone ECU. This kit will support the following vehicles: BMW 135 BMW 335 BMW 1M Based on our S6Plus ECU, the N54 will now benefit from all of the features that our S6Plus has to offer. These features will include but are not limited to: Ability to select desired engine map, boost level, traction and launch control levels through our 8 Position switch or via OEM Cruise control levers. Supports both manual and DSG transmissions. Fully adjustable launch control with anti-lag strategies and Ramp in Maps. Flat Shifting (No need to remove foot from pedal sensor on shifting) Flex Fuel control integration. The ability to control aftermarket high pressure and low pressure pumps. Full Variable Valve Timing control Closed loop dual lambda control using OEM lambdas. We would like to apologise to all of the owners and garages who have waited patiently over the last 18 months whilst we worked on solving some of the more complicated issues the BMW platform presented. We have now managed to implement full BSD networking, which in turn allows the ECU to communicate with the alternator, reading of the oil levels and oil temperature. This along with creating a smaller Piezo injector driver was the main reason for delay with the launching of the kit. The new Piezo driver has also now been finished, a redesigned smaller unit allows it to fit in the OEM ECU location. After extensive testing with our Beta testers, the ECU has now been run in both extremely cold and hot climates around the world. The kits are currently in stock and available to purchase. It is interesting to note that the E60 is not supported. Additionally, while Syvecs states they have these in stock they do not list the pricing. BimmerBoost will get you that information shortly. A new era of N54 engine and transmission control is finally here.
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    08-24-2017, 08:15 PM
    This is the kind of build that separates the men from the boys. Bimmer Performance Center created what is one of the baddest E30's out there and arguably as they say themselves the baddest E30 in the Carolinas. I mean, just look at the work involved in this. The plan originally was for an M60 swap but they ended up with an S62 during a second revision: The full specifications are below and this car is featured (deservedly so) in Grassroots Motorsports magazine: https://grassrootsmotorsports.com/forum/grm/like-e30-chassis-creations/129664/page1/ Engine S62 complete tear down and refreshed by BPC -Coated rod bearings -ARP rod bolts -BPC custom spec cams -BPC custom stainless long tube headers -BPC custom ram air/ cold air intake -BPC custom stand alone tune 420/390 SEA Driveline -E36 M3 front and rear subframes, control arms , axles and spindles -E39 M5 6 speed transmission -Diffsonline custom ramp 3 clutch E36 M3 diff 3.91 ratio -Clutch masters 6 puck clutch -JB racing light weight single mass flywheel -Custom BPC driveshaft with guibo joint deleted Suspension -MSC 2 way with remote reservoir's -Hypercoil springs -Speedway Engineering anit-roll bars with BPC custom stress bars and end links -Z3 quick ratio power steering rack Body -M3 front fenders -E46 front hood hinges -E36 trunk hinges -DTM fiberwerks rear fenders and side skirts -BPC modified DTM Fiberwerks front and rear bumper covers Interior -AiM dash display -Tilton pedal assembley -BPC custom roll cage -Racetech drivers seat -Schroth harness -Momo steering wheel Brakes -Brembo 4 piston front calipers w/14" Coleman rotors -E46 M3 rear brake calipers and rotors -Motul RBF 600 -Stainless steel brake lines Wheels -Apex ARC-8 18x8.5 front 18x10.5 rear Tires -Hoosier R7 255/35R18 front, 315/30R18 rear Car weights 2850 pounds
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    08-29-2017, 05:01 PM
    Oh my! This network called out the performance of the Ferrari 488 GTB in an article early this month. The new twin turbo mid-engine V8 Ferrari obviously is not a slow car but it does not seem to be nearly as fast as we were led to believe. The F80 M3 with a Pure Turbos Stage 2 S55 upgrade is more than a match for it. The M3 has PTF Bootmod3 ECU tuning with a BMS JB4 stack and Fuel-It! upgrades to the fuel system. Does that Ferrari looks like a 137+ trap car? Not from the M3's perspective.
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    08-30-2017, 11:21 PM
    BMW put out a video showing the F90 M5 launch control in action and of course everyone started uploading it to Youtube as if it was their own. The point is the video shows the real emphasis of the new F90 generation M5 and that is off the line acceleration. Drag racing if you will. The M5 is supposed to be a four-door sports car that can dominate the roadcourse. The thing is, we have seen a shift where M owners care more about straightline power than anything else. What did you expect when M started putting out SUV's? The funny thing is, those SUV's could often times beat the M5 as M5 owners are notorious for struggling to launch their cars. In all fairness, a high torque rear wheel drive car is difficult to launch on the street. The M5 will not be a stoplight warrior and with more weight on the front end of the car less of a balanced track toy you rotate with the throttle. BMW to their credit is allowing to select a rear wheel drive mode but that does not remove any weight from the front of the car. It's a drag car now. It launches with no drama and the launch control system doesn't even make the tires squeal with a 3k rpm launch. You will notice the driver short shifts a couple times rather than having the car handle the gearshifts likely to prevent people on the internet from figuring out the acceleration figures. Suffice it to say, the car will be quick in a straight line and will no longer struggle at stop lights.
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    09-13-2017, 07:38 PM
    Where do you even begin with this mess? After the article about yet another Dime Racing Huracan horror story BoostAddict was contacted by the owner as well as multiple parties contributing further details. Suffice it to say, Dime Racing is in big trouble. Don't say we didn't warn you. We did. BoostAddict.com covered this mess involving Steve Atneyel and Rod Shuqom (or whatever he is calling himself these days) of Dime from the beginning. It's all crumbling around them. Let's start with the major points. Dime Racing is crunched for cash. That happens if you take in money and do not deliver products or services but instead use those funds elsewhere. Diverting funds and funneling customer cash into maintaining operations is not a solid business model. Porsche Financial Services wants $216k+ not including legal fees and other damages: Leasing a car for tuning development is not unheard of. Usually high end tuners buy the cars as a leased car is technically not supposed to be modified. Regardless, you need to make the payments either way. Dime Racing did not according to the very well detailed complaint from Porsche Financial: http://www.boostaddict.com/images/dimehuracan.pdf Things do not end there. They also did not pay their rent according to another lawsuit: You can read the landlord's full complaint here: https://www.scribd.com/document/358758961/Dime-Racing-Failure-to-Pay-Rent-Court-Complaint-Document# If they can not make the car payments and can not pay their rent, should you be sending your car to them? Oh, it gets better. How about this $1.1 million? Essentially that amounts to just over a million dollars in frozen assets. It seems a lot of people are going the legal route to get what they are owed from Dime Racing. It is doubtful they will see any of it but somebody at Dime at some point is going to have to face the music. In addition to all of this Huracan owner Brian McLevis contacted BoostAddict.com with additional details from his Dime Racing experience. His car is now headed to Underground Racing to get sorted: There you have it folks. Feel free to read over the complaints and the customer impressions. At this point, BoostAddict.com is sick of Dime Racing and having to say 'I told you so' regarding them. The legal system can sort this mess out.
    22 replies | 606 view(s)
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    08-24-2017, 08:54 PM
    The Lamborghini Aventador Superveloce it not a drag car. It is designed to be an incredible roadcourse performer which shows with it sub-7-minute Nurburgring laptime. The Tesla Model X on the the hand is a one-trick pony. It does that trick incredibly well as we saw the other day with an 11.427 @ 118.84 quarter mile pass. The Aventador SV was tested by magazines running as quick as 10.4 @ 134.71. This is yet another example of magazine times and real world quarter mile times being very different things. The Model X sets a new record with its 11.418 elapsed time. The Aventador wins by just edging the elapsed time but it is much faster trapping 129.38 miles per hour: The Model X P100D is the quickest and fastest SUV in the world. The Lamborghini Aventador is a completely different kind of car. If you want to see this same Aventador SV in some more runs against a Model S P100D, here you are:
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    09-02-2017, 04:26 PM
    There is a 9-second S55 platform car as you already know. It will be joined soon by other cars as more F80 M3's and F82 M4's get close to breaking into the 9's. This particular F80 M3 is already on the doorstep with a 10.112 @ 139.07 pass. Here is the recipe: PureTurbos Stage 2 - Flash by ProTuning Freaks - FBO - E85 Fuel - BMS PI Controller - Fuel-It! LPFP and PI - Dodson DCT clutches When the temps drop this should be an easy 9-second car. Additionally, the first stock internal 9-second S55.
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    09-01-2017, 09:11 PM
    That Lamborghini Huracan and Audi R8 5.2 liter V10 forced induction market just keeps getting more and more competitive. This is a new option from Sheepey Built and it certainly looks to be a quality entry into the market. Here are the specs: - Full Titanium hot parts produced in house by Sheepey Built - Tuned on Syvecs Ltd PnP Huracan Kit - Zona Rotor 67mm Turbochargers - Turbosmart 45mm Wastegates - Turbosmart 50mm Blow Off Valves - CSF Radiators Air-to-water 1000hp Intercooler Cores - Vibrant Performance HD Clamps - GnJ Aircraft Hose Ends and Hoses - Ticon Industries Titanium The Syvecs Huracan Plug and Play ECU makes tuning possible and it is already running strong at only 5 psi of boost in the prototype teaser video below. As for pricing and dynos, those will come as the kit reaches its official release point.
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    09-15-2017, 12:53 PM
    In the N54 tuning world the E9X 3-Series and E82 1-Series models get the majority of the attention. They are lighter cars with higher production numbers that tend to have younger owners so this is not really much of a surprise. However, E60 535i's are a nice value and when looking at this 535i put it in the context of an E60 M5. The more expensive M5 with its 5.0 liter S85 V10 makes roughly 415 wheel horsepower in stock form. That means this 535i will dispatch it with ease for a fraction of the cost. As a matter of fact, even with bolt on tuning the E60 M5 S85 V10 will have a hard time hitting 500 wheel horsepower and will need headers (expensive) and a very aggressive tune with associated bolt ons. With a blower the S85 V10 is on another level and nothing will replace the displacement and sound but tuned 535i's sure make for nice sleepers and a value proposition when it comes to 5-Series performance.
    16 replies | 1160 view(s)
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