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  • Sticky's Avatar
    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.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    09-14-2017, 09:29 PM
    The other day we saw an acceleration comparison between the W213 E63 S and the Panamera Turbo and the E63 S is substantially quicker. That does not mean the Panamera Turbo is slow by any means especially judging by this video. It goes up against a 1st generation Audi R8 V10. This means the R-Tronic sequential manual gearbox as the R8 did not get a dual clutch transmission until the facelifted version. Plus, you can hear the shifts in the video and the R8 loses ground when it shifts compared to the Panamera. The R8 has the advantage of weighing roughly 1000 pounds less but the Panamera has more horsepower and torque from its new 4.0 liter twin turbo V8. Overall a close run between the two. It would be better to see how a second gen dual clutch R8 stacks up though.
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  • prelude2perfect's Avatar
    09-15-2017, 02:40 AM
    Just moved to Stuttgart Germany. My 335i is on its way. Anyone else around here? Trying to link in with any type of local racing scene. Also trying to find a used 957 turbo for my new family car.
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  • AdminTeam's Avatar
    09-14-2017, 08:44 AM
    Hey Mykk: :text-welcomewave:
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  • Moderate Boost's Avatar
    Today, 02:23 AM
    What's the benefit of setting lower boost targets at low rpm than the max boost, like 10psi at 2000 and 14psi (max) at 4000rpm? I get reducing boost at high rpm for efficiency with small turbos, but not at low rpm.
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  • AdminTeam's Avatar
    09-15-2017, 10:59 PM
    Welcome to a real enthusiast forum ParksDetailing.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    09-18-2017, 07:24 PM
    The 720S is just astonishing the world with its performance. That it puts up almost 700 horsepower to the wheels stock is incredible. Combine that power with a relatively low curb weight and magazines getting 10.1 @ 146 out of it in testing is no surprise. Magazine numbers and real world figures are two different things. A 720S was tested out at the Palm Beach dragstrip in Florida. One should keep in mind Florida heat and humidity will impact the numbers. The 720S manages a 10.116 (trap speed did not read out but said to be low 140's) to the Aventador's 11.209 @ 129.79. In the Aventador SV's defense, it bogs badly out of the hole and it is supposed to be a track car but wow does it get blown away. It doesn't help that it weighs about 700 pounds more. The 720S should easily break into the 9's stock in better conditions.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:05 AM
    Car forums are a dirty business. Or at least, they can be. In MBWorld's case, dirty hardly covers it. This is the same forum that had such extreme corruption in the past regarding EVOSPORT it led to the rise of BenzBoost.com. Some things never change. MBWorld is deleting threads regarding the Dime Racing fiasco. Don't take our word for it. The owner of the most recent Dime Racing Huracan problem car tried to go on MBWorld to warn AMG owners of doing business with Dime. He was quickly silenced: Now why would a forum silence someone who is sharing their horror story with a tuner in order to spare others from the same fate? What is the point of forums? Well, that is where things get tricky. MBWorld isn't the only forum that has vendors try to pull strings to keep negative stories off the site. Tony Vargas of Vargas Turbocharger Technologies infamy recently tried the same thing here only to be to told the thread would not be deleted. This is what some of the shady vendors do. They threaten to pull sponsorship unless negative threads are deleted. MBWorld is owned by Internet Brands which makes $100 million dollars a year. They can afford to show a vendor the door. The fact they do not highlights just how bad the situation is. From @Z-Tuned: "Sticky - just an FYI, MBWorld has been deleting posts about this on their forums and censoring members who talk about it because they are being paid by Dime through advertising. They're claiming there are "two sides to every story", but I find this infuriating. https://mbworld.org/forums/c63-c63s-...d-removed.html Having gone through a lengthy legal battle myself with an Audi/VW tuner many years ago, I can relate to the pain of being screwed by a shop during a big money build. MBWorld is already basically a dead forum, but the fact that they continue to censor members about Dime's fraud is disgusting." It is exemplified by corrupt moderators who often will favor a vendor for free parts or simply to score brownie points. The moderators are not paid. To cover up serious problems with a tuner in order to remain in an unpaid position to abuse power on internet forums is pathetic. What kind of grown ass man does that? Well, a moderator by the name of nlpamg or Philip Nulud cares so much about his token moderator position MBWorld users tell BoostAddict he is allegedly willing to help remove negative Dime posts: There are plenty of Dime horror stories that have been deleted and covered up. This is only the latest. If someone ends up losing tens of thousands of dollars due to this shouldn't a forum or moderator potentially engaging in a coverup be liable to a certain degree? BoostAddict will not cover this story up. We stand with Brian McLevis and others that have been taken advantage of by Dime Racing. MBWorld should be ashamed.
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  • AdminTeam's Avatar
    09-14-2017, 10:30 PM
    Welcome CDM Motorsports, take a look around, I think you will like what you see.
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