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  • Newguy123's Avatar
    05-05-2015, 05:31 PM
    was a good time and a verrrrry hot day. ran 20-21 psi had slight misfire issues throughout the day. https://youtu.be/QGvdW3mexLo
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    05-14-2015, 02:20 PM
    I have to buy a TV today so it gets delivered in time before the Direct TV specials they have going expire. I can't really fit anything bigger than 70 inches. Maybe I could push 75. Suggestions?
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    05-03-2015, 08:04 PM
    Rebellion Automotive is based out of the UK and The Turbo Engineers home is in Germany. It makes sense for these two to link up to provide a big turbo upgrade for the M133 motor. Rebellion Automotive already offers their Stage II turbo upgrade which utilizes a modified OEM housing. What does this upgrade entail? We don't really know as only this teaser photo stating TTE460-R is provided. We do know that Rebellion is now moving to flash tuning. Their previous turbo upgrade used their piggyback box but now with greater ECU control it looks like some more serious turbo upgrades are possible. The Turbo Engineers does some great work so we know the hardware side will be solid. Just take a look at their Audi 2.5 TFSI turbo upgrade work. If the 460 in the TTE upgrade is anything to go by it looks like 460 wheel horsepower should be the target here considering the Stage II Rebellion upgrade that we assume TTE did offers 401 wheel horsepower. Either way bigger turbos are coming to the M133 platform from multiple sources. The more competition, the better for AMG enthusiasts.
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  • VegasJD's Avatar
    04-27-2015, 10:02 PM
    I wanted to share my recent outrageous interaction with MFactory. I wanted to get an lsd for my 135 dct. About 10 weeks ago they were offering specials for chinese new year and thought i would put my order in and get one since it was $300 off the normal price. So on February 22nd i paypal my $2000 to them. They contacted told me it might be a few weeks to get cores and i was fine with that. Then it became a month...nothing no pms from them at all ever...i pm them and response was this: Re: deal on dct lsd?Hey there, I can confirm we have 4 cores coming in just now, and should be arriving in a few days time. once we receive them, we can get the machine work done on them, and then starting building the units with the LSD. I'll update you on the progress next week when I get more news. Thanks and sorry for the delay! Originally Posted by VegasJD So its been 2 weeks since I sent you payment for the LSD, Whats the progress and when might it ship to me? Thanks, James Originally Posted by MFactory We've had some difficulty sourcing good low mileage cores, but have a couple of them coming in soon. Will keep you updated. Thanks and sorry for the delay. Originally Posted by VegasJD ok so its almost been a month...any update? so I wait another week pm them and get this: Re: deal on dct lsd?1 of the DCT cores arrived today, and the others should be arriving next Mon/Tues. It will take around a week for the machine shop to finish their work on the ring gears, then we can start rebuilding the cores which only takes us 1 day. So i give them another 10 days before i send a pm and i get this back im thinking well it should be shipping any day right???:confused: Re: deal on dct lsd?Hey Jim, just checked with the machine shop there, and it is due back within the next few days. Thanks and sorry for the delay. SO i wait another 15 days...in that time NO response or update from them at all. Any response from the initial came in response to MY Pm's nothing from them EVER!! Next few days is not another 2 WEEKS!!!:angry-banghead: SO its been 2 months since i paypaled $2000 so the following day i sent a dispute to paypal saying its been 2 months since i paid for goods and i have nothing. WOW you should have seen how quick they responded to paypal...record time lol 15 minutes...here is what i sent paypal and here is the response i got from Mfactory... I paid 2 months ago, i have to constantly bother the seller as to an update when product coming in and when it might be shipped. Before this last time it was 15 days since we spoke and at that time he said it would be a few days now its been over 2 weeks. I am tired of waiting they keep pushing it out and telling me to wait im tired of waiting. I shouldnt have to bother them to get an update when its done. From Seller - MFactory Competition Products 4/23/2015 00:42 PDT Instead of submitting a dispute, why not just contact/PM me? If you wanted a refund, I would have happily gave you one. You did not have to submit a dispute, thus putting our account balance in PayPal into the negative, thus locking our account and not allowing us to receive website transactions (yup, locked paypal account = can't use = can't refund you). Your core is being built just now (there were other people before you, just so you know), but I will just sell it to next in line. You're going to have to wait for the refund now though until I get a direct paypal payment (as I said, you made it so that we can't process orders through our website anymore. Thank you so much for that btw). If only you had waited a few more days (or contacted me)... So instead of contacting me and shipping out my lsd if it was "ready" like they said it was they cancelled my order. They are so happy to sell it to the next person in line...WOW that floors me. This is the angry pm i get from him complaining he had to fund paypal with his personal credit card as no funds were in the account...kinda weird that you have to fund a business with a personal cc instead of something business...sounds really shady to me!:think: Re: deal on dct lsd?You could have at least given me a chance to reply to you first before submitting a dispute. Not only did you put our PayPal account into negative, you also locked our account preventing us from processing more website orders/payments. I had to manually fund my PayPal account with my creditcard just to refund you and unlock our PayPal account. At $1500 + $500 refundable core fee, that was already heavily discounted. No where will you ever see that kind of deal ever again. If only you had given me time to reply to your PM, none of this would have happened as your core is currently being rebuilt and would have been ready to ship out today to you. As it stands, I've refunded your payment and have cancelled your order. If you do wish to reorder in future, price is $2199.95 + $500 core fee. We no longer have them on special as we have a very large list of pre-orders for these, and you would have to line up again (currently 8 people on the list). So they refund my money well im waiting on it... instead of shipping out my lsd which was supposedly "ready"...how is that a good way to do business...so i guess the deal i was getting was never really going to happen EVER!!...to me it seems i was made to wait till i got fed up and they wouldnt have to give me a deal on it. I am confused why they tell me what it costs to reorder one from them now...like i want to give them my money again to hold it for how many months they feel like it LOL NOT!!! I will give my money to a business that treats its customers right and does the right thing. this is the next pm trying to some how explain why they cancelled the order instead of shipping it out.. Re: deal on dct lsd? As mentioned, your dispute put our account into negative, which effectively locked our account, preventing us from doing further business transactions on our website. As we are a global business, and the timezone that you are in, that would mean we would have lost 5 figures in sales by the time you woke up and responded. Obviously we couldn't ship your core out to you before we received payment (which we didn't have, as PayPal removed it from our account). They had my payment for 2 months...how do they not have payment? WHAT i dont have what i paid for is the problem. The funny thing is they responded in 15 minutes to just cancel it no trying to work things out...a really GREAT way to do business. I was sent this the day after i complained to paypal as well. Re: deal on dct lsd?As mentioned, because of the timezone, you would not have (and did not) replied within an acceptable timeframe. Our business does not just cover the US, but is global. We cannot afford to have our PayPal account locked at any time, as we process orders via our website 24/7. And yes, I have a business creditcard, not that that has to do with anything. Again, I apologise for the inconvenience. I sincerely understand your frustration, but please understand why I had to cancel your order in the manner that I did. I love how he assumed i would not have responded in time...i wasnt given any time to respond it was cancelled out right lol. I understand why my order was cancelled...waiting 2 months wasnt long enough to wait...CANCELLING a discounted order is easier than filling it...WHY keep the customer happy? the goal is to make money and provide no customer service what so ever....right? So i assumed this company was in California as it says on their profile but im guessing its in china somewhere. If anyone else has had similar experiences please chime in...I wouldnt do business with a company like this ever!....i run 2 businesses and would never treat a customer like that! I wanted to share what happened to me so it doesnt happen to anyone else on the forum.
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  • BlackJetE90OC's Avatar
    05-12-2015, 01:59 AM
    Graph compares a Eurocharged Tuned C63 (6.2L M156) vs. the stock 2015 C63S. Almost a 100WTRQ gain from 50 - 100MPH. And this is stock.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    05-11-2015, 08:46 PM
    The BoostAddict Automotive Performance Network sees a lot of tuning from a variety of sources. Yes, some tuners are better than others. Yes, some tuners live primarily off their image and name, not their ability. Our goal is to inform the people of the choices they have and hopefully they spend their hard earned money wisely. The choices below BoostAddict believes are some of the industries most overrated tuners and that there are better options out there in the aftermarket especially for the money. That said, these 'tuners' somehow remain very popular (although a few eventually reached their inevitable demise). You may agree or disagree and that is the beauty of discussion and opinion. 10. Dinan This one hurts a bit to say as Dinan has done great things in the BMW world. However, this company has quickly gone in the BMW turbo era from one of the most sought after BMW tuners to the most overrated. BMW's have changed. Dinan has not been able to keep up with this change effectively. Just look at their 'Dinantronics' tune for the S55 turbo motor in the F80 M3 and F82 M4. Gains of 20 wheel horsepower for $2499. Are there better options out there? Yes. For less money? Yes. From multiple sources? Yes. That are not piggyback tuned? Yes. This piggyback point really highlights how Dinan has fallen behind. Piggyback tuning indeed dominates the BMW turbo market but Dinan is priced higher than basically every other tuning box option out there. Not to mention Dinan came off as hypocrites when they talked down on piggyback tuning only to do it themselves. The reasons given are nonsense as the actuality of why they went to piggyback tuning is they did not have access to the F-Series BMW ECU's to develop a proper flash tune. With the ECU's now cracked Dinan might as well take their box off the market. Too little and way too late. That might be why Dinan himself saw the writing on the wall and cashed out leaving his own company. 9. Gemballa What is Gemballa good for other than adding 'Lambo' doors to your 911? Not much. Well, they are good at living off the Gemballa name and providing overpriced body kits and wheels. The company originally was founded by Uwe Gemballa who was murdered in 2010 and this murder remains unsolved. Something bad went down in South Africa. The company went into a freefall after this and the rights to the name were purchased by those who wanted to continue to exploit the Gemballa name. Gemballa back in 2001 actually did some hardcore tuning and challenged for Nurburgring records with their cars. Since then they have become a status symbol for people with more money than brains. If you want a body kit and wheels, go ahead and check them out. If you want serious Porsche tuning go elsewhere. 8. Techart This is yet another German tuner offering more style than substance. Does Techart have some nice upgrades? Kind of, they offer overpriced bolt on packages consisting of exhaust systems and ECU tunes. The majority of the stuff they offer is said to come from various other German sources. Their primary source of revenue is bodykits and wheels. They offer suspension modules, exhaust tips, spoilers, things of that sort. Yes, these parts generally look good. If you consider serious tuning of Porsches body kits, lowering kits, and wheels, then Techart may just be for you. There is also the infamous story of how in 2007 Techart supposedly somehow ended up with some Porsche development motors for upcoming models that were stolen from a Porsche facility. Porsche brought a lawsuit against them and some people ended up in jail. How good does Techart look now? 7. ECU Tuning Group This is by far the least recognizable name on this list thus far and it should stay that way. This is the tuner that advertises by claiming to be the world's number 1 tuner. If you have to tell people you are number 1 you probably aren't number 1. This 'Group' has undergone several name changes. It originally was known as Singh Autosport and owned by a man named Jags Gill. Feel free to decide for yourself if this sounds like something the 'Number 1 ECU tuner' in the world would be up to: http://www.commercialappeal.com/news/local-news/feds-seek-forfeiture-of-package "A FedEx package passing through Memphis from England two years ago raised the curiosity of security agents who noticed the sender had spent more than $400 to ship stereo speakers he valued at $281. Now federal prosecutors in Memphis, suspecting a money-smuggling operation, have filed a forfeiture petition seeking to seize the $274,912 in dollars and British pounds they found hidden inside the two Sony speakers. The money and speakers sent from a "Mr. J. Gill" of Middlesex, England, was headed for Singh Autosport, a company in Fremont, Calif., that does not exist, according to state business records there. Also, although the contents were marked as "Sony accoustic speakers Ebay buyer," U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents and eBay investigators determined that no one had purchased the speakers through the online shopping Web site. A man identifying himself as "Jags Gill" began calling for the package, but could not provide serial numbers for the speakers. He later provided model numbers and dimensions for the speaker. Meanwhile, a month later in November 2006, authorities in Louisville, Ky., seized $231,891 in British pounds hidden in a table top at the UPS International Air Hub. The money was connected to a "Jaspal Gill" in London and is the object of a separate forfeiture action." Perhaps they mean number one in money laundering? Either way, there are better options out there than somebody that is just reselling tunes from European sources anyway. 6. Horsepower Freaks This one is technically dead. For those that know the story though this tuner went from being one of the biggest tuning names on the BMW forums to a story of a has-been that was completely mismanaged. At one point HPF dominated the BMW forum scene and was involved with BimmerBoost as far back as 2010. Having a giant like HPF on BimmerBoost elevated us and Chris Bergemann the owner always treated me personally with respect. HPF had all the E46 M3 horsepower records and was the king of the S54 platform. Then things quickly started to change. HPF started getting behind on paying its advertising tab to BimmerBoost and one would assume others. HPF still owes BimmerBoost $300 but it just goes to show you how bad things were if HPF could not pay that tiny tab. Chris Bergemann at HPF began to focus on young girls instead of building cars and running his business. He became about image and cheap promotion. There were reports of blown motors circulating as well as people leaving the company. There was a rumor of an employee stealing tons of money in parts and who knows what else. The company shut down with pretty much a whimper as Chris emptied out what he could from the HPF facility. He eventually sold the rights to the name to VividRacing who of course had no problem picking what they could off the bones. HPF is a tale of a spectacular failure and how forum image and fanboys can make you think you're a rockstar and the best in the business. Perception and reality are often very different things and that is true here. 5. RDSport / Racing Dynamics Back in the early BMW E46 days these guys had a following. That has since evaporated because they have done nothing of any merit. Their own website does not even feature the new BMW turbo 3-Series cars including the M3 and instead talks about yachting more than it does tuning. The company was founded in California by Federico Pavoncelli. Sometime in 2003 following a trademark issue Racing Dynamics became RDSport creating confusion as to what parts were the real deal and which parts were knock offs. The last thing they did of any merit was an S65 V8 stroker motor for the E92 M3 years ago but this gained little traction and RDsport was never able to tune it properly. BimmerBoost knows of an early RDSport stroker that received custom tuning and made substantially more power than on the default RDSport tune. Due to the owner being a complete asshat the tuner gave him back the stock RDSport tune and that owner does not even know this to this day. Regardless, RDSport's BMW tuning influence has evaporated and the company might as well not even exist. 4. Mansory This may be the ultimate example of style over substance. Mansory is all about the name and really not much else. How they manage to stay in business in frankly baffling. This network certainly can not explain it. Do they have nice body kits? Sure. For $38k+? Who is buying this stuff? Well, people in the Middle East mostly who think the Mansory name means something. It doesn't. The recipe is rather simple. Do some carbon fiber body kit, call it limited edition, and then get people to line up and pay for it. They claim to have high performance options for everything out there but you never see anything from them. For example, claims of 800+ horsepower twin turbo Huracans yet not a single dyno or 1/4 mile run is available. It is just one of those companies that will tell you they can twin turbocharge your Lamborghini and before you know it you're banging your head against the wall and wondering why you did not go to Underground Racing or Heffner for serious performance that actually exists. 3. Evosport Another tale of failure. This network has considerable experience with Evosport and was at one point threatened with legal action by them. Why? Because BenzBoost brought it to the attention of the Mercedes-AMG tuning world that Evosport was in debt and not delivering parts. As Evosport essentially started MBWorld this information was hidden from their user base with people being banned and posts on the topic were deleted. They could not do the same on BenzBoost. Evosport tried to solicit customers for money and BenzBoost happened to acquire proof. Suffice it to say there was no lawsuit and BenzBoost is still standing while Evosport has shut its doors. If a tuner starts asking you for more and more money and is not delivering, that is a red flag. Trying to punish websites for promoting awareness so nobody is taken advantage of is a pretty bad way to conduct business. That is why they are no longer in business. 2. ASR Engineering ASR Engineering is yet another tuner that doesn't deserve the free press it's getting here but people need to be aware of what they have done. The owner, Abid, may actually have no heart or soul. There are BimmerBoost members he still owes thousands of dollars to that he has failed to pay back for not delivering parts. That's known as stealing. We are just scratching the surface. ASR was allowed to take advantage of people on a certain BMW M5 board by the administrator (Gustav). Unlike that board, BimmerBoost threw ASR the hell out of here right away. So what happened? ASR would go on the mentioned M5 forum and claim big numbers by simply putting a nitrous kit on an E60 M5. The membership was blown away by this 'amazing' tuning for some reason. ASR then announced they wanted to build a twin turbo V10 and suddenly everyone started commenting on how awesome that would be and how ASR would dominate the BMW world with their M5's. Well, tuning a nitrous kit and a custom twin turbo S85 V10 are two very different things requiring two very different skill levels. You should not trust ASR to tune your radio let alone a car. Take a look at the state of one of the M5's sent in to ASR engineering was in when its owner finally was able to get it back. This happened to not one but two E60 M5's. Fortunately the owners could take the loss and move on but ASR and Abid did not even have the decency to put the cars back to stock. That is because many parts were missing (probably sold). Abid is trying once again to weasel his way into the BMW scene and find some people to take advantage of. Do not let him take advantage of you. 1. Hennessey Performance The tale of Hennessey's history is so long and such an epic clusterfuck that we do not know where to begin. It can only be said that Hennessey deserves his own article to detail just what a freaking mess he created and then tried to sweep up. If you want overpriced tuning and to satiate Hennessey's ego then maybe Hennessey is for you. Want a $300k Cadillac CTS-V with 1000 wheel horsepower? Despite the fact there are CTS-V's putting out more power for a fraction of this from other Domestic tuners building superior LSA's and LS9's? Want a stretched Lotus Elise with a turbo V8 for a million dollars? Call up Hennessey. We will delve into the history of selling parts off customer cars, lawsuits, and Hennessey threatening to fight people on forums (seriously) later this week.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    05-03-2015, 07:35 PM
    Anyone watching? In case you are wondering, go Ducks! Quack Quack!
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