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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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  • 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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  • 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
    08-03-2017, 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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  • 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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  • Sticky's Avatar
    08-09-2017, 01:38 AM
    A street race for $100 (that's it?) was set up between these two rear wheel drive sedans. The Cadillac of course being the larger and heavier sedan carrying a penalty of about 700 pounds on the lighter and nimbler BMW F80 M3. The Cadllac's LSA 6.2 liter V8 is supercharged whereas the M3 features a twin turbocharged 3.0 liter S55 I6. What are the modifications? Both are said to be bolt on cars which could mean any number of things. The M3 is on race gas and also looks to have methanol injection. The bottom line? It is a driver's race between the two. They are that close.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    07-27-2017, 03:50 PM
    C6 Z06's are tough to take down, no doubt about it. This is a bolt on example and of course the Chevy fanboys would love for us to point out that the LS7 really wakes up with a big cam and some headwork. That is true. It is also true the N54 gets a lot stronger with a hybrid turbo upgrade. The upgrade is not named but we leave it up to those in the comments to share the details. The N54 is stated to be full bolt on but what fuel it is running is omitted. The bike is a Buell 1125CR with unknown mods. It really doesn't matter as it just keeps doing wheelies instead of keeping up with the other two. When the bike does actually put the power down, it pulls on a couple runs. Overall the N54 is the quicker car. A very solid 335i sedan here.
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  • sdg1871's Avatar
    08-13-2017, 09:21 PM
    Today I took RedGutz roll racing at Pocono Raceway at Slipstream Racing Events East Coast Call Out. Roll racing was from under 65 mph start 1600 feet down the main straight. My car consistently ran 152 and 153 mpg traps with the best two runs at 153 mph. A Cobb Stage 1 991.1 Turbo S running race gas had a best trap of 145 mph. Our race is on here.My mods at the time of the race: Champion Turbo 68 mm VTG turbo upgrade, Champion Motorsports Intercoolers, Tubi Catless race exhaust, GIAC tune, BMC filter, Champion Motorsports race diverter valves. Car was running race gas (Sunoco GT 260 plus) on race gas tune file.Here are my GoPro videos:991.1 Turbo S with Cobb Stage 1 running race gas (MS109) M6https://youtu.be/qDS1WyG0ceYModded F10 M5https://youtu.be/XSQO-_feGukModded 996 Turbohttps://youtu.be/StYoERySm1EModded Vettehttps://youtu.be/OOk0it8Xv4QModded GTOhttps://youtu.be/GYNZ9pOs4K8
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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.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    08-02-2017, 01:46 PM
    Carwow decided to do a comparison between this trio and fortunately they did a drag race and a rolling race. It seems some people are getting it through their heads that a dig on street tires does not always display which car is actually the fastest. Carwow previously compared this same C63 to a BMW F80 M3 ZCP and an Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio. The Alfa Romeo was the champion with the C63 bringing up the rear. Interestingly, a 0-150 comparison of the same three cars by Drivetribe had the C63 S come out on top. So how does the new twin turbo V6 Audi RS5 do against its German rivals? Off the line, it crushes the rear wheel drive M3 and C63. The Mercedes starts to reel in the RS5 but there simply isn't enough room for it to catch the Audi. The M4 brings up the rear. Based on that result the C63 should be the roll champion and the question mark will be the M4 against the RS5. For some reason, the Audi driver isn't in the right gear and waits for the car to kickdown on its own. Why? The Mercedes is gone by the time the Audi gets in the right gear. The M4 leaves it too. What is the point of doing a rolling comparison just to screw it up? Unbelievably stupid.
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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
    08-05-2017, 02:28 AM
    This is an interesting video. For one, the result you see goes against some of the data provided. A BoostAddict member took his stock 570S to the strip and ran 10.27 @ 135 in the 1/4 mile. Very, very impressive. The only dragstrip result of the Ferrari 488 GTB we have to go on is a result from the Middle East. At the Bahrain dragstrip a 488 GTB ran 10.372 @ 137.35. That means from a roll the higher trap speed should win which would be the 488 GTB. Yet, as you can see, the McLaren 570S pulls it. Not once, twice, from different speeds. What can we conclude from this? Well, the much lighter McLaren 570S appears to be the quicker car. BoostAddict also does not have much faith in Middle Eastern dragstrips to begin with. The Bahrain result appears bogus. Here is a stock 570S graph: Here is a stock 488 GTB: Similar peak power but less torque for the 570S. Considering the 570S weighs roughly 400 pounds less, the result you see in the video below makes sense. It seems we were being misled about the 488 GTB's performance.
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  • BoostAddict's Avatar
    07-31-2017, 07:30 PM
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/1997-BMW-M3-Turbo-760-WHP-Ice-cold-A-C-3k-miles-/152643991651?hash=item238a4a7863:g:HR4AAOSwIwJZfm3v&vxp=mtr *Link to hi-res photo album at at Bottom* If you are looking for a turn key bad ass car this is it right here. The car made 760whp on 25psi with e85 and is currently on 29psi which I would expect to be about 8-810whp. It is a super reliable setup with the small bore long stroke bottom end, it could easily support more power with a larger turbo or more boost. I've taken the car to a rolling 1/4 mile event; It trapped 140mph with a full tank of fuel, full weight, with cooler in the trunk over and over prior to the recent gearing upgrade. I fully expect it trap at minimum 145mph now with the new gears as it eliminated the need to shift in 5th gear in 1/4 mile. After many years of fun its time to move on. I purchased this car in February 2014, with 151k on the chassis. Currently the the car has 153,4xx miles on the chassis and about 3400 on the motor. Miles will continue to rise as lately I've been commuting to work 100 miles round trip in it. This is a really solid opportunity for somebody to own a premium build that has had all the bugs worked out of it, just get in and go! Engine Mods: -M52b28 block bored to 84.5mm -S52 Crank balanced -CP pistons 8.5:1 Compression -Pauter Rods -VAC oil pump -Metric Mechanic Port and polished S52 head -Supertech Valvesprings -All ARP hardware. -Cutring head gasket -Steed Speed Billet Twin Scroll manifold -Borg Warner S369sxe Billet Wheel T4 .91 Turbo -3.5in Stainless Turbo back exhaust with Borla Xr1 muffler -Id1700x injectors -Rally Road Billet Twin pump hanger -Rally Road Fuel Rail -Fuel Lab Fuel Pressure Regulator - 8an aluminum hardline fuel feed, -6an return -Twin Walbro 450 e85 pumps -Maxpsi fuel pump hardwire kit -Turbo smart 45mm wastegate - 3in charge piping n the cold side, 2.5in on the hotside -Tial BOV -Electromotive Tec3r standalaone w/3bar map sensor -M50 intake manifold -///M aluminum engine cover -Rally Road oil cooler cap with Setrab oil cooler core and -10an braided lines -hallman boost controller Drivetrain: -Built 2.79 lsd with triple clutch upgrade with ramps -Finned Diff Cover --Southbend stage 5 clutch Suspension/Aero: -Ground control coil overs w/Koni yellows and eibach springs -Ground Control camber and caster plates -UUC sway barbarian sway bars (rear not installed but included with sale) -Motion Motorsports Aluminum Under Panel with Radiator Baffle Brakes/Tires - zimmerman cross drilled rotors -ATE Super Blue Fluid -hawk hps pads -BFgoodrich gforce sport comp 2's up front 2k miles -Nitto Nt555r drag radials in the rear 2k miles Interior -Black Vaders up front -Fold seats in the rear -AEM wideband seonsor wired to tec3r for realtime afr correction and monitoring -Prosport gauges (oil pressure, and boost) light up same color as factory gauges -Interior Trim is vinyl wrapped Brushed stainless steel (wood trim underneath) Hi-Res Album Link: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B0L30jp4mVM5REM0UzNlOXFMUHM Price: $23,500obo
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  • AdminTeam's Avatar
    08-01-2017, 06:30 AM
    Hey whyalwaysme: :text-welcomewave:
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    07-24-2017, 08:48 PM
    You should be familiar with this F80 M3 as it holds the stock internal S55 platform 1/4 mile record. A very potent F80 as it runs 10.1 @ 139 in the 1/4 mile courtesy of its Pure Turbos Stage 2 upgrade. Stout but then again so is the competition it is facing in this video. There are a pair of Z06's in the video. The C7 is obviously blown from the factory and it features bolt ons. The C6 Z06 has an unnamed aftermarket blower. Both are said to be around 700 whp. The C6 pulls the C7 nicely. The next run after the Corvettes is the ZL1 LSA said to be around 700 whp. Well, the F80 M3 handles it without a problem. Next up is the C6 Z06. The M3 gets on the throttle quickly and it opens up a lead which is held. It looks like the C6 Z06 may have hit the limiter. They go again from a higher speed roll and it is a better run but the M3 still pulls and wins. This F80 is running very, very well. F80M3 Mods list: - Pureturbos Stage 2 - Precision Tuning Motorsports BEF - Burger Motorsports JB4 - FBO - DDS clutch pack - FULL WEIGHT - Race Fuel - Stock motor - Stock Fuel systems
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    08-03-2017, 09:12 PM
    Independent test data on the Ferrari 488 GTB is not too easy to come by. There is an early drag race video from the Middle East showing the twin turbo Ferrari run 10.372 @ 137.35 miles per hour. In this video when running the E63 the 488 GTB is clocked at 11.408 @ 131.65. How exactly does one account for that variance? Different timing equipment is a big factor but that is a very wide spread. The 488 GTB has to chase down the E63 which launches better and it does run it down and pass. It is pulling harder at the 1/2 mile as the E63 traps 126.23 miles per hour and the half mile spread between the two is ten miles per hour. Next up is a 2nd generation Audi R8 for the Ferrari. It appears to be stock. The R8 just rips the Ferrari out of the hole opening up a huge lead. The R8 wins but its traps are lower than the 488 GTB: Is the Ferrari GTB just not as quick and fast as that video from Bahrain had us believe? There was a video of the Ferrari losing to an MP4-12C which has since been pulled. Hopefully more Ferrari 488 GTB owners put their car to the test.
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    07-27-2017, 01:10 AM
    Hey mango_springroll: :text-welcomewave:
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    07-26-2017, 10:41 PM
    Hey ecupassion: :text-welcomewave:
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    07-24-2017, 11:52 PM
    sr71blackbird92, we appreciate you taking the time to join.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    08-10-2017, 12:47 AM
    Mercedes-AMG is going to squeeze another model in between the 43 and 63 AMG vehicles. The upcoming 53 AMG's are expected to utilize a variant of the M256 turbocharged inline-6 engine architecture. This is a new modular engine family. The E53 AMG coupe for example is expected to make about 430 horsepower. It should also make for an interesting tuning platform unless AMG goes out of their way to lock tuners out. It will also be interesting to note what role the electric compressor plays and if it will be possible to overspin it. Engine M 256 M 276 No. of cylinders/arrangement 6/in-line 6/V Displacement per cylinder cc 500 499 Displacement cc 2999 2996 Cylinder spacing mm 90 106 Bore mm 83 88 Stroke mm 92.4 82.1 Bore/stroke 1.11 0.93 Connecting rod length mm 140.5 148.5 Rated output kW/hp over 300/408 245/333 Peak torque Nm over 500 480 Compression ratio 1: 10.5 10.5
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    08-02-2017, 02:18 PM
    This is a big shift in the German aftermarket. You all know APR from the Volkswagen and Audi tuning world. APR is now a part of Driven Performance Brands which includes Flowmaster, B&M Racing and Performance, Hurst Shifters, Hurst Driveline Conversions, and Dinan Engineering. Yes, that Dinan. The obvious question is, will APR enter the BMW tuning market or will there be overlap? For now, nothing changes. APR will have even greater resources. Dinan has tried to apply their Dinantronics tune to Volkswagens. It will be interesting to see how things are kept separate. Either way, APR is now even bigger and Driven Performance Brands has the world's premier Audi/VW tuner in their portfolio.
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  • Juan@BigBoost-Billet's Avatar
    08-14-2017, 09:10 PM
    Hey everybody, I'm happy to announce that our M177 stage 2.5 turbo upgrade testing has began. The first tests were done just on turbos, downpipes and intakes. We will tune the ECU and soon we'll have more results. Please note this is still a beta stage, in about 8 to 10 weeks we will have billet 7-blade compressor wheels, lightweight shaft and turbine that will fit on the OEM center section and housings, making this a bolt-on turbo upgrade! This was achieved on 93 octane fuel, at the stock boost levels (Peak 17.8 psi drop to around 12 psi) without any transmission tune nor upgrade. The car has OEM cat-back exhaust, stock watercoolers (Intercoolers) and stock ECU tune. How about 636 WHP and 699 lb-ft of torque? This car is amazing on the street!
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  • bdhh's Avatar
    08-06-2017, 12:38 AM
    Upgraded to plasma coils when I went big boost.These came of my 2008 335i at 40,000 miles.No codes or miss fires when I replaced them.Text Barry 604-561-5156$130.00 shipped Firm
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  • Nisse Järnet's Avatar
    08-14-2017, 06:38 PM
    Check race nr 2 😇
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  • turco's Avatar
    07-28-2017, 03:04 AM
    some footage from our track day, enjoy
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    07-26-2017, 10:40 AM
    Hey Shock3r: :text-welcomewave:
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  • bdhh's Avatar
    08-05-2017, 09:49 PM
    New Condition BMW 335i, 328i, M3 Wind Deflector. Fits 2007- 2013 Its amazing how well these work! Now you can have the top down anytime its not raining. They eliminate turbulence & help the A/C or heat stay in the passenger area. The factory model doesn't require any any installation of after market brackets & is popped in place in seconds. Or fold it up, put in the bag & in the trunk. Text Barry 604-561-5156 $325.00 US Firm 54773
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