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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:11 AM
    BimmerBoost and the BoostAddict Automotive Performance Network as a whole takes pride in having great vendors who are enthusiasts at their core. The automotive world is riddled with scammers and this website has turned away and reported on a fair share. Unfortunately, JPWorkz is one that got on this board and never should have been allowed here in the first place. Call me naive but I believe people are ultimately good natured and in this because they love cars. I can not imagine taking in orders and then just blatantly ripping people off for thousands of dollars. How do you live with yourself? Well, perhaps if you have been doing it for over a decade you become numb to it. JPWorks or @JerryT introduced himself to me and pretended to offer a complete N54 turbo upgrade kit for a very low price. If something is priced too good to be true, it usually is. I would periodically receive messages telling me this Jerry fellow was a scammer known as Shaudfab. My initial thought was that maybe other vendors did not like someone coming in and pricing a turbo upgrade so low that it undercut them. I gave the guy a chance to prove himself but it soon became apparent a person named Jerry Trance was not reputable and likely did not even exist. The red flags were there after a few months. There is a 48 page thread you can go over and read for yourself but let's summarize things for those of you who don't have buckets of popcorn and hours to spare. I'll start with my personal experience that this guy always had an excuse. He never was able to pay his vendor tab on time. Literally, he never did. When he finally did the payments would come from someone named Anika Briton as he said he had no Paypal account. Huh, what? No Paypal account? Oh, I get it now, he didn't want a payment trail tied to him: Notice the payments cancel frequently as the account never was able to maintain payments. Also notice the dates constantly vary as it was like pulling teeth to get this person to maintain their account. Basically, all he wanted was to pay some money, put up a thread, collect orders, and run away with as much money as possible. Eventually JerryT told me he would pay for a block of time in advance. I took him at his word. Guess what happened? He did not honor his word. Suddenly things got very weird with this Shaudfab involvement: His 'girl' is somehow involved with Shaudfab who is well known as a scammer: http://www.boostaddict.com/showthread.php?71356-JP-WORKS-SHAUDFAB Things get very dirty the deeper you look: http://www.srtforums.com/forums/f110/fraud-alert-guy-keikei-aka-04srt405-aka-amanda-mabalot-aka-kashif-casteel-141225/index9.html#/forumsite/21161/topics/141225?page=1 He doesn't just scam auto parts but everything: https://www.techpowerup.com/forums/threads/ton-4-sale-4850-q6600-4gbram-28-monitor-hd-bluray-cases-mothe-rboard-and-more-look.72296/page-32 Those posts are dated as far back as 2005 meaning this person has been scamming on forums for well over a decade. Not to mention, getting away with it. He has it down to a science it seems. This information is actually common knowledge. People have messaged me confirming all of it but are afraid to take it to the police or have their name attached to it. Just look at this guy: Tracking down information on this guy is actually quite difficult as he has perfected his scamming technique to make sure he can't be found. Well, maybe perfected gives him too much credit: Now we're starting to get somewhere. These fake names keep popping up but they are tied to Bakersfield and a certain address. At the very least there is an address tied to the names. Two fakes names for shipping, but the same address. A place for the FBI to start, right? There are those who defend him saying this is all hate because his 'kit' is priced so cheaply but there sure is a long trail of people saying they got scammed: We could go on, and on, and on, and on... but it's time for this to come to an end. There is simply a constant pattern of missing parts, kits not being shipped, missed dates, broken promises, stolen money, etc. I am not a detective and neither are car enthusiasts on this forum. There is more than enough here for the FBI to do a proper investigation. This forum will gladly provide all the PM's, IP addresses, and e-mails from the JerryT account if asked. What I can say is that no vendor providing so little information about who they are will ever be allowed here again. Those who were scammed, provide the FBI with the information at the following link: https://www.ic3.gov/default.aspx Let's finally make sure justice is served and that law enforcement properly investigates. It's the least we can do.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:07 AM
    BimmerBoost and the BoostAddict Automotive Performance Network as a whole takes pride in having great vendors who are enthusiasts at their core. The automotive world is riddled with scammers and this website has turned away and reported on a fair share. Unfortunately, JPWorkz is one that got on this board and never should have been allowed here in the first place. Call me naive but I believe people are ultimately good natured and in this because they love cars. I can not imagine taking in orders and then just blatantly ripping people off for thousands of dollars. How do you live with yourself? Well, perhaps if you have been doing it for over a decade you become numb to it. JPWorks or JerryT introduced himself to me and pretended to offer a complete N54 turbo upgrade kit for a very low price. If something is priced too good to be true, it usually is. I would periodically receive messages telling me this Jerry fellow was a scammer known as Shaudfab. My initial thought was that maybe other vendors did not like someone coming in and pricing a turbo upgrade so low that it undercut them. I gave the guy a chance to prove himself but it soon became apparent a person named Jerry Trance was not reputable and likely did not even exist. The red flags were there after a few months. There is a 48 page thread you can go over and read for yourself but let's summarize things for those of you who don't have buckets of popcorn and hours to spare. I'll start with my personal experience that this guy always had an excuse. He never was able to pay his vendor tab on time. Literally, he never did. When he finally did the payments would come from someone named Anika Briton as he said he had no Paypal account. Huh, what? No Paypal account? Oh, I get it now, he didn't want a payment trail tied to him: Notice the payments cancel frequently as the account never was able to maintain payments. Also notice the dates constantly vary as it was like pulling teeth to get this person to maintain their account. Basically, all he wanted was to pay some money, put up a thread, collect orders, and run away with as much money as possible. Eventually JerryT told me he would pay for a block of time in advance. I took him at his word. Guess what happened? He did not honor his word. Suddenly things got very weird with this Shaudfab involvement: His 'girl' is somehow involved with Shaudfab who is well known as a scammer: http://www.boostaddict.com/showthread.php?71356-JP-WORKS-SHAUDFAB Things get very dirty the deeper you look: http://www.srtforums.com/forums/f110/fraud-alert-guy-keikei-aka-04srt405-aka-amanda-mabalot-aka-kashif-casteel-141225/index9.html#/forumsite/21161/topics/141225?page=1 He doesn't just scam auto parts but everything: https://www.techpowerup.com/forums/threads/ton-4-sale-4850-q6600-4gbram-28-monitor-hd-bluray-cases-mothe-rboard-and-more-look.72296/page-32 Those posts are dated as far back as 2005 meaning this person has been scamming on forums for well over a decade. Not to mention, getting away with it. He has it down to a science it seems. This information is actually common knowledge. People have messaged me confirming all of it but are afraid to take it to the police or have their name attached to it. Just look at this guy: Tracking down information on this guy is actually quite difficult as he has perfected his scamming technique to make sure he can't be found. Well, maybe perfected gives him too much credit: Now we're starting to get somewhere. These fake names keep popping up but they are tied to Bakersfield and a certain address. At the very least there is an address tied to the names. Two fakes names for shipping, but the same address. A place for the FBI to start, right? There are those who defend him saying this is all hate because his 'kit' is priced so cheaply but there sure is a long trail of people saying they got scammed: We could go on, and on, and on, and on... but it's time for this to come to an end. There is simply a constant pattern of missing parts, kits not being shipped, missed dates, broken promises, stolen money, etc. I am not a detective and neither are car enthusiasts on this forum. There is more than enough here for the FBI to do a proper investigation. This forum will gladly provide all the PM's, IP addresses, and e-mails from the JerryT account if asked. What I can say is that no vendor providing so little information about who they are will ever be allowed here again. Those who were scammed, provide the FBI with the information at the following link: https://www.ic3.gov/default.aspx Let's finally make sure justice is served and that law enforcement properly investigates. It's the least we can do.
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  • Grand_hustle17's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:11 PM
    Grand_hustle17 started a thread Smoking at start up in N54
    I am getting a very annoying smoking on start up that I cannot seem to figure out... Here are some of the things I did that did not help what so ever lol Valve cover gasket Replaced all 6 injectors 24 spark plugs (they kept blowing out.. now using NGK 5992). 6 Coil pack with all of this the car still smokes at start up, did a compression and a leak down test (mechanic did) all of which came back within spec. I am thinking there is something small that I am overlooking or just don't know but this is driving me crazy. I've thought of valve seal but I thought leak down test would've reveal that issue. I am single turbo and have stock exhaust cats, I am wondering could they just have been bad??... the car only smokes after 3 minutes of start up then it goes away, but once its parked for 10minutes or more there will be a smoking on start up again. consumes oil extremely fast. I am at a lost outside of just replacing the whole darn engine:angry-banghead: lol. and if I see 1 smoke cloud I feed it with a lil bit of fire to help itself :laughing-rofl:
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  • 123ersan's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:56 PM
    123ersan started a thread Spec stage3+ & steel SMFW in N54
    My 1 year old oem clutch and flywheel has started slipping at 20psi on pure stage 2 and just ordered stage3+ and SMFW. After much research I've found out that the metal TOB is supposed to be a POS and a new oem clutch fork and TOB is the better option? Is this still the case or do I take the risk and put the TOB that spec supplied and reccomends? Any feedback from long term users regarding the stage3+ with the metal TOB or the oem piece? Any info would be great.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:23 AM
    An 11 second SUV with just a BMS JB4? Yes, that is exactly what we have here. The E70 X5M is a beast stock but as well know the S63 4.4 liter twin turbo V8 platform can make big power. Keep in mind this is not even the updated S63TU V8 from the new F85 X5 M but the original S63 V8. On a 93 octane pump and E85 mix the owner managed an 11.728 @ 117.11 and a 11.8203 @ 118.13: The 60 foot on the quicker run dropped down to 1.6860 which is a very strong launch for a 5300+ pound German tank. Now imagine what it could do with a turbo upgrade...
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:51 PM
    Great news for BMW F87 M2 owners looking for quite a bit more power and torque out of their M2. The chassis of the car is capable of handling much more power than BMW gives it but we all know it can not be allowed to encroach on the mighty M3/M4. Well, in comes VF-Engineering to the rescue with Stage I and II Hex Tuning software. Let's start with taking a look at Stage I on a Dynojet in STD and uncorrected plots: You see a big torque gain before 3000 rpm and gains throughout the curve which level off toward redline. The N55B30T0 is not exactly a classic M top end design but it sees over 400 lb-ft of torque at the wheels with just the Stage I tune. Now let's look at Stage II: The Stage II software picks up 52 peak wheel horsepower but the torque gain is a massive 78 lb-ft at the wheels. The peak torque figure is an incredible 442 lb-ft on the Dynojet. That is something you are going to feel. I can say that with certainty as I went for a ride in VF-Engineering's Hex Tuned M2 and it is very stout down low. It pushes you into your seat right away. Does it pull like a freight train up top? No, but that is the nature of the N55B30T0 engine. The software complements the factory curve and just gives you more of everything including more power in the upper rev range where it is desperately needed. The software is not just about power and torque gains but offers additional features such as a limiter delete, throttle overrun (exhaust burble), start up roar, and an increased power level on the Sport Display. It all felt very OEM and worked perfectly. You wouldn't want a stock M2 after trying it out, let's put it that way.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:01 PM
    So close to the 10's you can just feel it. You can also bet this car will be in the 10's soon as these runs were made at full weight and 1275 feet of density altitude. What makes this impressive is the S4 is still using the factory 1.32 liter Eaton blower. That is where the APR dual pulley system and Ultracharger throttle body upgrade come into play in order to squeeze every ounce of performance from the SC unit. You may be asking, how did APR almost cut a half second in elapsed time from the 2014 S4 that ran 11.5 @ 121 with these upgrades? Well, this car utilized their race gas tune as well as a more aggressive pulley setup among other things: 2012 Audi S4 (B8) 3.0 TFSI S Tronic APR ECU Upgrade - Stage 2+ Ultracharger APR TCU Upgrade APR Ultracharger Throttle Body Upgrade APR Supercharger Drive Pulley APR Supercharger Crank Pulley APR Coolant Performance System APR Intake System 2.5 Exhaust System with Testpipes Street Tires Full Interior Sunoco GT260 Plus To think they are about to get 10's out of the car on the factory blower using boost only and no nitrous is incredible. APR has literally pushed it to the maximum.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:46 PM
    Great news for BMW F87 M2 owners looking for quite a bit more power and torque out of their M2. The chassis of the car is capable of handling much more power than BMW gives it but we all know it can not be allowed to encroach on the mighty M3/M4. Well, in comes VF-Engineering to the rescue with Stage I and II Hex Tuning software. Let's start with taking a look at Stage I on a Dynojet in STD and uncorrected plots: You see a big torque gain before 3000 rpm and gains throughout the curve which level off toward redline. The N55B30T0 is not exactly a classic M top end design but it sees over 400 lb-ft of torque at the wheels with just the Stage I tune. Now let's look at Stage II: The Stage II software picks up 52 peak wheel horsepower but the torque gain is a massive 78 lb-ft at the wheels. The peak torque figure is an incredible 442 lb-ft on the Dynojet. That is something you are going to feel. I can say that with certainty as I went for a ride in VF-Engineering's Hex Tuned M2 and it is very stout down low. It pushes you into your seat right away. Does it pull like a freight train up top? No, but that is the nature of the N55B30T0 engine. The software complements the factory curve and just gives you more of everything including more power in the upper rev range where it is desperately needed. The software is not just about power and torque gains but offers additional features such as a limiter delete, throttle overrun (exhaust burble), start up roar, and an increased power level on the Sport Display. It all felt very OEM and worked perfectly. You wouldn't want a stock M2 after trying it out, let's put it that way.
    4 replies | 22 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:12 AM
    An 11 second SUV with just a BMS JB4? Yes, that is exactly what we have here. The E70 X5M is a beast stock but as well know the S63 4.4 liter twin turbo V8 platform can make big power. Keep in mind this is not even the updated S63TU V8 from the new F85 X5 M but the original S63 V8. On a 93 octane pump and E85 mix the owner managed an 11.728 @ 117.11 and a 11.8203 @ 118.13: The 60 foot on the quicker run dropped down to 1.6860 which is a very strong launch for a 5300+ pound German tank. Now imagine what it could do with a turbo upgrade...
    3 replies | 51 view(s)
  • AdminTeam's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:44 PM
    Hey Queen776: :text-welcomewave:
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  • bigdnno98's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:41 PM
    bigdnno98 started a thread E90,E91,E92,E93: E92 tow hook front plate holder in 3 Series and M3
    Well I need to put a front plate on my car, here in Italy. I know BMS has one that screws into the tow hook, but I don't know if it'll get here in time. Does anyone know if BMW has one that screws into the tow hook? That way I can grab one at the dealer here? I'd call, but I doubt anyone will speak English there.
    0 replies | 42 view(s)
  • AdminTeam's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:55 PM
    xRaposa, we appreciate you taking the time to join.
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  • Sticky2's Avatar
    Today, 12:53 AM
    Sticky2 replied to a thread Want to Buy: Upgraded turbos, RB or VTT in Buy/Sell - Parts
    You can PM now...
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  • Sticky2's Avatar
    Today, 12:51 AM
    That's good detective work but we can't fight this on Facebook or on forums. We have to go through the proper channels. Use that link I posted! Let's see justice done.
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  • jdm5596's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:54 PM
    The forum and fb groups are actually where it does have impact. Law enforcement doesnt do much unless its something big. Me and another guy posted alot of shit on here and we were still blasted and shutdown. But this is where people see all of it and make their decision. It happened to me on n54tech when i saw the manifold, and also saw what i thought someone get one. So thats when i decided to buy. My mistake and i didnt want anyone to do the same.... i ran his ip and found his registration from his hosting site was keikei casteel. Then after jerryt came up, he went through a 3rd party host so we couldnt see the info. But i found out about the shipping address and made the connection and posted. Also i commented on his post and he blocked me from it instantly.
    22 replies | 833 view(s)
  • Cb1's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:22 PM
    Cb1 replied to a thread Want to Buy: Upgraded turbos, RB or VTT in Buy/Sell - Parts
    Hey send me an email bamer02 at gmail dot com. I have no rep points to send a pm. New to this forums but I am on e90post and n54tech. Thanks!
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  • m5james's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:59 PM
    I've talked to turboalb on XBimmers, he's bone stock and got those numbers going 20psi across the board, maxed trims and while running E40. I run map 1/3 atop my tune, which is around 18psi for DD driving while I've got: HC Performance stage 2 tune Gutted factory downpipes Speed Force Racing custom dual intake JB4 with BCM NGK 97506 2 step colder plugs gapped to .20 I've been running the JB4 for about a month now and it's still a rush with how much pull it has for an SUV...I can't even imagine what these 9-10 second M5 guys are feeling! I've got M5 headers and a custom dual catch can setup sitting in a box and I'll be getting a BMS meth setup soon as well. The Pure stage 2 turbos I was getting used has fallen through, but after reading your article about Turbo Labs of America getting better and better at upgrading turbos, I've reached out to them again.
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  • 123ersan's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:45 PM
    123ersan replied to a thread Spec stage3+ & steel SMFW in N54
    Got the brass pivot pin from ecs. Am I right in thinking the oem TOB is bought together with the clutch fork?
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  • m5james's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:36 PM
    Awesome numbers for a big SUV. I'm looking forward to seeing what mine can do.
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  • VF-Engineering's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:34 PM
    $895 for Stage ONE. $995 for Stage TWO. Software price includes our HEX Flash Cable which is used for MAP switching activities. IE: Updates, Upgrades, switching between Stock and Performance Tuned files.
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