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  • musc's Avatar
    Today, 02:55 AM
    musc replied to a thread XDF Progress in N54
    It literally takes <1 minute to change that parameter yourself, lol.
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  • shushikiary's Avatar
    Today, 02:35 AM
    shushikiary replied to a thread XDF Progress in N54
    Yea I did that my self already, the issue is the next time he releases an XDF I'll have to go and do that again when I download his new XDF, so I was hoping he'd update his so I dont have to do that every time he makes a new XDF update
    356 replies | 12220 view(s)
  • rocky335i's Avatar
    Today, 02:33 AM
    rocky335i replied to a thread For Sale: '08 135i - Salvage Part-Out in Buy/Sell - Parts
    ??? let me know really intrested. i cant pm you btw
    31 replies | 1581 view(s)
  • ba114's Avatar
    Today, 01:43 AM
    You misinterpret the point of my posts. It is not to say you have an inferior, equally as inferior, or any other way of describing the quality of your inlets. The point of my post, is to call you out on potentially rejecting turbo warranty claims due to using a competitors product (with squish), when your product also contains a squish, however less that may be. What i disagree with, is you looking for a scapegoat to remove or defer blame from yourself/your business. You have contradicted yourself in your posts and claims, and then try to justify things by saying there is "barely any.." or "very little.." or "we believe this is more suitable/superior" or something else to that effect. You have a faulty product (the turbos), admit it. Don't try and suggest a product that outflows the OEM product (even with "squish") is the cause of the turbo failures and reject warranty claims. This concerns me as living in Australia, we already pay a premium to get any product here (not your fault for our shitty dollar), and to think that potential customers, based on my weekends dealings, could have to front up numerous additional install and shipping fees to have you investigate faults and potentially reject warranty due to the use of a "squished" pipe is just plain wrong. Your inlets may turn out to be the best option out there, who knows? But the way you have executed this does not sit right with me and is not the point of my posts. Also its interesting you mention getting in there and playing. I did exactly that on the weekend (sort of), and am definitely not disagreeing with the fact it is a very tight space, and is in fact a huge job to do anything at all within those confines.
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  • fastgti69's Avatar
    Today, 01:07 AM
    You gotta know someone, that knows someone, that knows someone. Not too hard in LA area, and there are some ways around it too depending on what county your car is registered in.
    219 replies | 9084 view(s)
  • amr_e90's Avatar
    Today, 12:03 AM
    Half of these installers are doing the install with the engine in the car with obstacles in the way , I had the motor pulled because the turbos and inlets went on toghther . I never said they fit poorly the one thing I mentioned was the clamp had to be tightened a bit for a strong fit . There a folks with stock inlets having this issue also which were being used since 2009 in ur turbos at 20+ psi it dident lead to problems in being choked up did it ? why is it a problem now don't blame the engine getting old , as I assume people that mod this cars especially at this stage know a bit about the n54 .
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  • Rob@RBTurbo's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:59 PM
    Sigh. One more before bed. Ok bud, just go rip some 3" inlets through there they will fit great and the extra squish is just a bigger bonus!! But seriously, if you are the tech type would LOVE to here your rendition of events after work on the car… since the very clear descriptives and pictures posted all over didn't seem to get you anywhere. We have at least a few sets of our inlets heading to your country if you would like to contact them for information on the install we would more than suggest that you do. Night all, Rob
    192 replies | 6295 view(s)
  • ba114's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:45 PM
    I'm generally not one to continue to push a point, but RBs business practices lately have really concerned me. It concerns me ever greater after the weekend where the majority of Australian users, still think only of RB. The business practices employed have left a sour taste in my mouth, and left me with the impression that Rob is a hypocrite and clearly looking for a way to get out of anything. Firstly criticizes a competitors product for having a "squish" that would introduce turbulence (yet the the stock inlets do exactly that, and are approved), saying he wont approve the use on their turbos and don't meet sound engineering standards; then develops a similar product with less 'squish' that magically now meets "sound engineering standards" and are fully supported by him and his company. http://www.n54tech.com/forums/showpost.php?p=399442&postcount=501
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  • Rob@RBTurbo's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:41 PM
    BINGO. With this said, I am checking out of this thread. Our contact info is easy to find if needed. Thanks, Rob
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  • Rob@RBTurbo's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:38 PM
    Why? Because we have taken at least 1 dozen calls from installers asking why those inlets fit poorly on our turbos and in the area provided. We have a few installers awaiting our inlets still today as they refuse to use the inlets you have chosen on their own accord. Maybe they are just crazy. I do not know, but it is the truth and probably explains the actual why's as to which they have now been revised (in some regards). Alongside that having several complaints and all were running them. We have found some exceptions since then, but it was very common point in the moment (usually alongside complaints about the fitment, which you were one who did say there were poor fitting as well). It is simply part of the trouble isolation process. Really do not care to discuss it any further, it is more drama than what it is worth. But I've made my point on those things and it still stands, we have addressed the issues and incorporated remedial designs into our inlet product. Although we have been for some reason antagonized dearly for the enhancements, we are happy to have the variables ruled out for others going forward. Also FWIW we have some other very technical types very interested in the improvements; including two of our competitors (who would like to carry them). Rob
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  • C///M's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:37 PM
    If I had to guess, he's probably a lot more willing to address issues in direct communication vs on a forum where drama and BS can ensue; don't think this is abnormal. Anybody can post a bunch of garbage on a forum, but people actually reaching out directly i think show a more sincere interest and more respect and won't hide behind a keyboard. It's hard to explain my whole opinion behind this, but I know what I mean..ha-ha. In an effort to get something positive out of this thread, what exactly are people expecting from Rob here? Also, please be mindful that even *if* there was negligence or something on Rob's part that people want compensation for, I would just add that there are also smoking issues that came up that ended up not being the fault of Rob's products. How would you have Rob protect himself from paying for things that aren't his fault while also satisfying people that experienced problems? This is that tough spot I mention. His warranty language and how he conducts himself in this situation is obviously driven by his need to protect himself, so it's important to look at both sides of issues.
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  • amr_e90's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:32 PM
    Rob@RBTurbo please explain to me , why ur first question to me after i emailed was if I was running VTT inlets? Was that a cover up because others were emailing u on the same problem as I was at the same time ? You have ur disclaimers and I understand but is it logical to have your customers who spent thousands with you for a reason to go through dealing with labor charges twice for no other reason but being defective turbos? Even If they sent them back for the recall that I was notifyed on . I dont think you are looking at it from our perspective because you are defending urself with whatever it takes , but it's not the right thing to do business wise . Words can spread really fast and if my purchased product was excellent I would no doubt refer it to another person but with what I'm dealing with Hell No would I want someone else to get raped like me .
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:29 PM
    closing
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  • Rob@RBTurbo's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:27 PM
    No worries, I always get back to everyone who contacts me regardless the situation. Will talk to you tomorrow.
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  • C///M's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:24 PM
    No worries. I'm not going to post a thread bashing you for not following through because you didn't answer the phone. I promise I'm not that unreasonable.
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  • Rob@RBTurbo's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:19 PM
    All good. Please leave a VM if I can not answer, will be in the machine shop most of the day and may miss you otherwise. Thanks, Rob
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  • C///M's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:16 PM
    Thanks Rob, I seriously appreciate this reply. One clarification, I know, or assumed, that you never deleted posts. The issue I mentioned above is because that thread got way out of hand. I don't remember if it's been removed or cleaned up, either way, nothing on your end. I will I say I remember reading specific statements from you, not second hand quotes, so I'd love some clarification. I know forums are a crap shoot and I'm certain I've been guilty like many others of reading emotion into words that might not be there, but i do try very hard to limit this and read things straight. Hell, i try even harder to be careful how i say things, but even things i say with a smile can come off super dickish online. It's difficult and unfortunate. I know you're in a seriously tough spot and that you've done incredible things for the community and the platform (and continue to). My opinions only stem from a couple issues/statements, but I remember a time when you handled yourself very differently on the forums. I don't know everything that has been said to you or about you, I can only operate on my experience, but I try to have very specific reasons for what I think and say. I will be the first person to admit where I'm wrong when corrected, instead of digging my heals in like many do. I know you have more important things to do, but I really would love to take you up on your offer. I have spoken to Tony and have received a lot of help and input (to clarify, all technical discussion) which means I have a much greater insight into who he is, how he speaks, and what he means. This type of context was very helpful because my very first comment to him was a criticism of what I thought was unfair inflated shipping charges. My conversations with him completely changed my opinion of him, though we know he's not perfect. I still have some small complaints. I'd love the same thing to happen with you. Regardless of your opinion about me, I can promise you I know "holding a grudge" doesn't benefit anybody, especially myself. To finish on topic, I posted my only opinion on the "smoking" issue and I'll be the first to admit I don't have enough info to say what I think should handle. My opinion is conditional on the facts of the situation, but as I always say, it's still only my opinion. I'll definitely be reaching out for some clarification on a couple issues and things I think I remember.
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  • Rob@RBTurbo's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:08 PM
    You can feel free to give me a call as well. Or email. Whichever you prefer. This is the same today as it was yesterday, and the same as it was 3 months ago. You will get an answer and support but it will only be within our industry standard warranty guidelines. Keep in mind we have not even seen what you have wrong, if anything, with your turbos themselves. I realize this is not what you want to hear but negotiating any compensatory package in advance is just, well, very premature to say the least. If you feel joining a list is a better solution for you, and soliciting a competitor's wife for her services is the answer... then that is your right as well and we wish you the best. Overall our initial post summed up numerous things. There are deficiencies outside the turbos on this engine, of which are showing up more and more as things "progress". Mark my words there will be some advancements coming soon, that will help all walks of life turbos avoid these inherent issues. And for anyone to say "all walks of life turbos not experiencing any problems and it is just RB's", you are extremely naive. It is an everyday occurrence, even perfectly healthy stock turbo cars moving over to simply catless exhaust and begin smoking. Then new OEM turbos, but still smoking. Not for all, but for some. Wonder why… someone better start a list and go after MHI. This is a shocker. A competitor with numerous smoking threads that most seem to glaze over in the past month antagonizing their nemesis to gain market share to those they will ship to but only 3-5 months later. Well I hope some of our helping aids to come help them out as well.
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  • ope92's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:57 PM
    ^that last paragraph lol
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  • NniftyFour's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:56 PM
    OH SHIT, big moves
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  • terryd5150's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:48 PM
    Will pricing be the same as your other inlet offering?
    20 replies | 605 view(s)
  • Malaka1's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:44 PM
    SOLD
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  • Rob@RBTurbo's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:24 PM
    It's not really your fault, we were not here for a couple years and a lot of things that were said that were things "we said" were in fact not what we had said. Or perhaps they were in some context, but usually manipulated in some fairly extreme fashion to gain favor with the masses. BTW I have never conveniently deleted or edited any posts, at some later date, to save face… what you see is today is what it was from the beginning. They just are not there in the format you thought they were because you took things others have quoted us as saying at face value. If you would like to chat, feel free to give a call tomorrow. Have no problems addressing with you anything you feel you need addressed, and could care less if you open your wallet our way or not. I too believe that a product will speak for itself, whether bad or good and am ok with it. Thanks, Rob
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  • elijahcole92's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:20 PM
    Agreed. I am one of the "recall-ies" who got the email a few weeks after i got them installed. I've seen aftermarket shops go way out of their way and lose money to fix problems that incurred because of their neglect or other circumstances. No one is complaining about RB's blew up my motor because i made 600hp and i pushed them too hard. People are complaining because they paid for and received turbos that were supposed to be new in perfect working condition, instead a handful of us got turbos that had manufacturers defects. While many others got smoking very quickly after install, and even AFTER sending them back for rebuilds are still having problems. Rob has been called out multiple times and will not answer his upset customers. Even Tony called him out to explain why exactly billet wheels are causing smoking issues.
    192 replies | 6295 view(s)
  • Terry@BMS's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:41 PM
    That was it. The ~680whp run.
    219 replies | 9084 view(s)
  • spxxx's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:34 PM
    spxxx replied to a thread PURE Stage 2 N54 Dyno Results! in N54
    This +10000 I'm not down to pull off a ST every 2 years. Although OEM turbos at the ragged edge with inlets at 475/530 whp/wtq is a pretty solid option (especially while under warranty) - If only our cars weren't such fat pigs.
    219 replies | 9084 view(s)
  • C///M's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:32 PM
    Well I stand corrected. Truthfully I've mentioned it before and said I didn't know if it was assigned or chosen, but as I havent seen anyone else with the same title, I didn't clarify this time, so I still stand corrected. My opinion on his question answering and perceived integrity, or lack thereof, stands. On more than one occasion, he has reinforced my opinion of him. Most recently, he came off as we should be so happy he's single handedly responsible for bringing inlet prices down, which I agreed that competition is always better for consumers, but recently he always seems to come off as arrogant and that he's the greatest thing since sliced bread, but he's not the only person like this. Who knows, I've never met the guy, I can only judge what I read and I'm just one dude. Truthfully if he addressed a couple issues/specifically answered some questions, my opinion would change quite drastically.
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  • N54 TURBO's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:44 PM
    thanks.
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  • richpike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:43 PM
    -Rich
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