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  • Sticky's Avatar
    08-15-2017, 11:43 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
    08-11-2017, 09:30 AM
    Remember all of those stories BimmerBoost wrote about BMW dealers charging absurd markups on the BMW F82 M4 GTS? Santa Maria BMW for example was asking $245k for a GTS. Yes, seriously, $245,815.00 thanks to a $110k markup. It made the $60k over sticker Sterling BMW in Newport Beach, California asked for seem like a value. What does a new M4 GTS go for these days? Well, Encinitas BMW in California is not marking their M4 GTS up but knocking $10k off the MSRP just to finally move it off the floor: It is amusing how California dealers went from artificially inflating the M4 GTS market to now desperately trying to clear out the remaining cars. BimmerBoost was told this car has been sitting for quite a while. What happened to the market? Well, BMW produced more of the 'limited edition' cars than they said they would (never trust BMW's marketing department) and it just is not as good of a performer as it should be for the money. Oh well, congrats to the dealers that were able to get people to pay markup.
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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
    08-10-2017, 12:51 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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  • 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
    08-15-2017, 09:36 AM
    This is a hell of a build. It is also how the BMW E82 1M should have come from the factory. You know, with an actual M motor? BimmerBoost posted an article back in 2010 about 10 reasons why the 1M is not a real M car and does not deserve the M badge. This 1M clone is more of a real M car than the actual 1M ever will be. Let's not reignite the M purist debate all over again though and just focus on this masterpiece. At the heart sits a BMW S65 V8 in place of the N54. There are advantages here for the S65 as for one it sits further back for better weight distribution due to being shorter in length and the S65 is fairly light. With all the plumbing removed from the nose it would be interesting to see what the weight distribution of the 1M now is. If the S65 V8 was not enough it is stroked to 4.6 liters by Dinan. You can read all about the Dinan stroker motor in a past article comparing it to the RD Sport S65 Stroker motor. This in itself is already impressive but Performance Technic paired the V8 to a DCT transmission. As you recall, the E82 1M came from the factory solely with a manual transmission. E92 M3 GTS DCT transmission software is included. The bodywork is all from the BMW factory to create this authentic clone. It wears 275 tires at all four corners. The final touch is M Performance Sport Seats for the interior as well as the E92 M3 gauge cluster of course. Ironically, this 1M clone is more of a real M car than the actual 1M. This is how BMW should have capped off the naturally aspirated M era. With a bang instead of a whimper. Simply brilliant!
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    08-14-2017, 10:25 AM
    Did you know the BMW F80 M3 and F82 M4 come from the factory with a carbon fiber driveshaft? Well, if not, now you do. The only problem is BMW will ditch the lightweight carbon fiber driveshaft for a conventional steel unit later this year for the upcoming 2018 cars. Why? There is not enough space for the larger diameter carbon shaft and the necessary petrol particulate filter which is necessary to meet emissions standards. Sounds like it will be a tight fit even with the thinner steel shaft. Stronger aftermarket S55 carbon driveshafts will likely pose an installation problem. Munich. From November 2017 onwards, the CFRP driveshaft in the BMW M3 Sedan, BMW M4 Coupe and BMW M4 Convertible high-performance sports cars (fuel consumption combined: 9.5 8.3 l/100 km , CO2 emissions combined: 218 194 g/km) will be gradually replaced by an M specific high-performance driveshaft made of steel. This measure will create the necessary technical basis for meeting future statutory emissions requirements. At a later point in time, a petrol particulate filter (PPF) will be incorporated into the existing installation space in these models in major markets. The newly developed steel driveshaft has been designed to ensure the superlative performance and handling qualities of the BMW M3/M4 high-performance sports cars remain unaffected. For production-related reasons, this pre-enabling needs to be carried out universally for the BMW M3 Sedan, BMW M4 Coupe and BMW M4 Convertible. This measure does not apply to the BMW M4 CS and BMW M4 GTS special-edition models. Now in their fifth generation, the BMW M3 Sedan, BMW M4 Coupe and BMW M4 Convertible represent the epitome of the high-performance sports car that can be used without compromise every day. Customer deliveries of the successful current generation of models have now topped 68,000.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    08-14-2017, 09:21 AM
    This Porsche 991.1 Turbo S should be well known to avid BoostAddict readers as it belongs to @sdg1871. He pushes the 991.1 Turbo platform hard and his car is quite simply a beast. It features the 68mm Champion Motorsports VTG turbochargers. Additionally, GIAC Stage IV tuning makes it all work. In addition the Turbo has Champion Motorsports intercoolers, a Tubi race exhaust, and ran on Sunoco GT 260 Plus fuel. @sdg1871 only provides one camera angle (get another GoPro!) facing to the rear but that is all he needs. Let's start with a modified GTO. The owner should modify it a bit more: Next up is a C6 Corvette with unknown mods that puts up a pretty good fight. A Porsche 996 Turbo tries its luck but just not have the top end to compete: A bolt on F10 M5 is next. There are some very strong bolt on F10's out there but this does not appear to be one of them. How about tuned F13 M6? Nope, fares worse than the M5: A Cobb tuned Porsche 991.1 Turbo S is the final run. It gives a good idea as to how a bolt on 991.1 Turbo compares to a 991.1 Turbo with a turbocharger upgrade: How about some runs against stiffer competition @sdg1871? Maybe some of those McLarens we see in the background?
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    08-15-2017, 10:30 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
    08-10-2017, 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
    08-15-2017, 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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  • 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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  • Sticky's Avatar
    08-15-2017, 09:12 AM
    BigBoost sure is expanding their turbo upgrade portfolio over a variety of platforms. The 4.0 liter M177 AMG motor is now receiving their attention and their Stage 2 turbocharger upgrade for the W205 Mercedes-AMG C63 shows impressive numbers early on. This is before a tune folks. Just with the factory programming the Stage 2 BigBoost upgrade makes 636 rear wheel horsepower and 699 lb-ft of torque at the rear wheels. The torque figure is insane. Full details from @Juan@BigBoost-Billet below.
    9 replies | 257 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    08-10-2017, 12:14 AM
    VAC Motorsports is well known in the BMW aftermarket for providing ported and polished heads as well as other machining services. Their N54 head shows a nice improvement and they are now tackling the N55 head as well. We do not have the flow charts yet or specifications but their N54 head comes in several stages and you can expect similar things with the N55. For example: Stage I $1299.95: Complete Disassembly & Cleaning Comprehensive Leak, Crack & Pressure Test Inspect All Components For Irregular Wear Our High performance Multi Angle Valve Job using Serdi Equipment All New Valve Guides All New Viton Valve Seals Blueprinting and reconditioning of Your Valves Balancing of Your OE Springs Trueness Checked & Resurfaced Mating Surface Unshrouding of Valves / throat cut Attention to Potential Hot-spot Areas and Chamfering Stage II $2399.95: Complete Disassembly & Cleaning Comprehensive Leak, Crack & Pressure Test Inspect All Components For Irregular Wear Our Superior Max Performance Multi-angle Intake, Radius Exhaust Valve Job Using Serdi Equipment Unshrouding of Valves Attention to Potential Hot-spot Areas and Chamfering All New VAC Uprated Valve Guides Reconditioning & Blueprinting of Your Valves Trueness Checked & Resurfaced Mating Surface Ferrea High Performance Valve Springs, Balanced Ferrea High Performance Titanium Alloy Retainers Stage III $3995.95: Complete Disassembly & Cleaning Comprehensive Leak, Crack & Pressure Test Inspect All Components For Irregular Wear Our Superior Max Performance Multi-angle Intake, Radius Exhaust Valve Job Using Serdi Equipment Unshrouding of Valves Ferrea Competition Plus valves Ferrea single spring design specifically designed for use in turbo engines Ferrea titanium retainers Meticulous full Port and Polish Work to enhance all performance characteristics Attention to Potential Hot-spot Areas and Chamfering CC'ed Chamber All New Valve Guides Trueness Checked & Resurfaced Mating Surface The N55 headwork will obviously be quite similar to the N54 but what BimmerBoost wants to see is data to accompany the claims especially for the money involved here. Sadly, there is little flow data available for aftermarket turbo BMW I6 heads although a couple vendors have posted their charts.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    08-10-2017, 12:35 AM
    Simple as that:
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    08-10-2017, 01:51 AM
    Ok... wraps are popular. Last week a BMW M4 from the Czech Republic was posted with a camouflage wrap job. It proved mixed but mostly negative reactions. Well, here is another take on the idea with much better execution. For one, the car foregoes green and goes for a monochromatic scheme. Additionally, the entire car is not wrapped. The end result is a more modern looking wrap that compliments the rest of the modifications. Definitely better execution but it still is a car screaming for attention. Good for a tuner promoting a product maybe.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    08-14-2017, 08:40 AM
    Those of you outside of California that do not have to deal with 91 octane pump gas do not know how good you have it. SSR Performance recently built this BMW F80 M3 and compared the stock turbochargers tuned on 91 pump to Pure Turbos upgraded units also on 91 octane pump. The car is tuned through the PTF Bootmod3 S55 tuning system. The baseline run is with a Stage 2 OTS (off the shelf map) and the factory turbochargers: The after run of 566 rear wheel horsepower includes the following: -Pure Stage 2 Turbos -Bootmod3 Custom Tune (flash only) -SSR Performance Downpipes -SSR Performance Intakes -SSR Performance Chargepipes -Remus Catback Exhaust -Stock Fueling System 566 rear wheel horsepower on crappy 91 octane pump gas in California summer heat is impressive. It would be more impressive if the correction factor was displayed on the graph. RPM would not hurt either. SSR Performance is shooting for 650 wheel horsepower with an ethanol blend on the factory fuel system. BimmerBoost will be sure to update you on their progress.
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