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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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  • BQ@BQTuning.com's Avatar
    08-16-2017, 09:22 PM
    An E89 Z4 35i with DCT takes on, well, a whole mess of cars :naughty: Fuel was E45 on COBB, tuned by BQ Tuning, Stock Turbos, the rest is listed in the vid.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    08-15-2017, 09:30 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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  • 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
    08-16-2017, 05:16 PM
    Just in case some people were thinking this is about forum politics over products: <blockquote class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-version="7" style=" background:#FFF; border:0; border-radius:3px; box-shadow:0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width:658px; padding:0; width:99.375%; width:-webkit-calc(100% - 2px); width:calc(100% - 2px);"><div style="padding:8px;"> <div style=" background:#F8F8F8; line-height:0; margin-top:40px; padding:50.0% 0; text-align:center; width:100%;"> <div style=" background:url(data:image/png;base64,iVBORw0KGgoAAAANSUhEUgAAACwAAAAsCAMAAAApWqozAAAABGdBTUEAALGPC/xhBQAAAAFzUkdCAK7OHOkAAAAMUExURczMzPf399fX1+bm5mzY9AMAAADiSURBVDjLvZXbEsMgCES5/P8/t9FuRVCRmU73JWlzosgSIIZURCjo/ad+EQJJB4Hv8BFt+IDpQoCx1wjOSBFhh2XssxEIYn3ulI/6MNReE07UIWJEv8UEOWDS88LY97kqyTliJKKtuYBbruAyVh5wOHiXmpi5we58Ek028czwyuQdLKPG1Bkb4NnM+VeAnfHqn1k4+GPT6uGQcvu2h2OVuIf/gWUFyy8OWEpdyZSa3aVCqpVoVvzZZ2VTnn2wU8qzVjDDetO90GSy9mVLqtgYSy231MxrY6I2gGqjrTY0L8fxCxfCBbhWrsYYAAAAAElFTkSuQmCC); display:block; height:44px; margin:0 auto -44px; position:relative; top:-22px; width:44px;"></div></div><p style=" color:#c9c8cd; font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; line-height:17px; margin-bottom:0; margin-top:8px; overflow:hidden; padding:8px 0 7px; text-align:center; text-overflow:ellipsis; white-space:nowrap;"><a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BX3lbLqhoEL/" style=" color:#c9c8cd; font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; font-style:normal; font-weight:normal; line-height:17px; text-decoration:none;" target="_blank">A post shared by Pure Turbos (@pureturbos)</a> on <time style=" font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; line-height:17px;" datetime="2017-08-16T20:43:34+00:00">Aug 16, 2017 at 1:43pm PDT</time></p></div></blockquote> <script async defer src="//platform.instagram.com/en_US/embeds.js"></script>
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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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  • martymil's Avatar
    08-18-2017, 01:59 AM
    martymil started a thread OSGeiken Clutches in N54
    So I got a OSGeiken clutch given to me with a custom flywheel by my supplier but I'm a little hesitant to put it in after what happen with the Motive twin plate. Has any one run one and tell me if they are as noisy as a spec/motive version or worse I'm really enjoying the 550i clutch but is on the limit and I have to wait to get some heat into her before I can really give it to it or it will slip. Its not worn out just the flywheel hasn't got enough clamping force. Here is a write up on the clutch https://www.advanperformanceeuro.com.au/os-giken-135i335i-n54n55-tr2cd-twin-p
    9 replies | 941 view(s)
  • psmith95's Avatar
    08-16-2017, 01:14 AM
    Well i've been away from my car for about a week but coming back later this week. Unfortunately my mechanic is out of the country until early next week so plan is to continue doing what I had the last few days before leaving and just baby the car until he returns and can take a look. Figured someone on here might have an idea cause i'm kinda lost. So a few days before I left I noticed a clunking noise I could only hear at low speeds. At first thought I engine related but its completely independent of the engine speed. Sound increases in speed as the car increases, and is best heard between 15-40MPH.I'm thinking maybe either drivetrain or transmission? Leaning towards the latter. Weird thing is it's driving totally fine like nothing is wrong other than the noise. I haven't tried getting it into boost and driving it hard since noticing the noise though. Below is a vid I tried to capture the noise. Any help is greatly appreciated
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  • ///MPOSTER's Avatar
    08-17-2017, 01:03 PM
    Who likes custom builds? Apparently this guy who is taking his E36 to a new level. He is using a FueltechFT500 which with a quick Google search is around $1899. You can do the math, that is about the cost of new DI index 12 and labor from an Indy . Why bother when you can go the old school way and keep your valves clean remove "clutter". Check out his custom water pump setup. Once mistaken for a HPFP upgrade, it is really two VW pumps running coolant.
    7 replies | 901 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 01:36 PM
    High power all wheel drive N54's or 335xi are not too common. The reason being is the torque puts tremendous stress on the drivetrain. This owner is making just over 600 horsepower to all four tires and his solution to keep it together is to simply not launch it. That is one way to go about it. BimmerBoost requested a higher resolution graph from Pure Turbos. It would be nice to see the torque curve as well. This habit of posting low resolution graphs with little information needs to stop. Regardless, a very impressive 335xi. 600whp on 27-28 psi - PureTurbos stage 2 - Full E85 - Upgraded PI & stg3 lpfp - FBO - MHD tuned
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    08-14-2017, 10:12 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.
    13 replies | 141 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    08-14-2017, 01:54 PM
    I want to make it clear @trevorlee02 did not ask for any money or compensation. The work on the BB app for you guys (and the upcoming things that will blow your mind) is a labor of love. It's challenging, it's fun, and it provides the community with the ability to tinker and play with their own car free of charge. It also shows what happens when the resources here are combined. Trevor deserves most of the credit but those of you behind the scenes that helped (you know who you are) have my personal thanks. Why should you be milked for wanting to tune your car? It's your car. Now, @trevorlee02 has put in many of your suggestions and the work is beyond what we could have hoped for. The next version soon to be released will really open some eyes. Why not throw him a few bucks? Better than giving it to someone who just buys a tune from Europe and resells it at a profit. If you're into doing things yourself or just want to see more tuning options, shoot him a few bucks. His Paypal: http://www.paypal.me/eminentsolutionsUS
    8 replies | 820 view(s)
  • totti's Avatar
    08-17-2017, 12:20 AM
    totti started a thread TBI kit - not working?! in N54
    Hey guys, Looking for a little assistance with trying to diagnose this car, Steve@fuel-it says TBI is not working! I know he is a busy man but would like some clarification other than "trims are maxed". Have checked all connections, adjusted hobb switch in both directions. What specific parameters should I be looking at to confidently say TBI is working and when it is switching on? Thanks in advance! Car: N54 135i 6AT FBO + inlets + TBI kit stage 2 LPFP 100% E85 JB4 Map 7 with E85 BEF N20 tmap Coils + Plugs 18k miles old HPFP and injectors replaced 52k miles ago
    7 replies | 661 view(s)
  • AWSAWS's Avatar
    08-15-2017, 07:16 AM
    AWSAWS started a thread bucketless diy in N54
    Hi guys, recently my stage 2 pump wasn't keeping up on E30 and around 22psi of boost on GCs. It was diving to 49 psi which in turn dropped the hpfp as low as 5 (750 psi) sometimes. One product was suggested to me but when I looked at it I thought a DIY looked better. I bought a hydramat for about $160 walbro F90000267 pump for $95 conveluted hose for $5 8 to 10mm jubilee clips for $5 40mm jubilee clip for $3 straight fir 7.89mm quick connect $4 I cut the connector off a stock pump and soldered it to the walbro. Then I used heat shrink tubing on the connections. I put the jubilee clip around the pump and zip tied it to the bucket on the out side. The bucket holds the pump in place at the bottom of the tank. (A stock bucket can be left completely intact if required.) Plug the new walbro into the top hat. Basically you could take a stock bucket and cut away everything except the fuel level sensor and the part where the legs of the top hat insert. The hydramat takes car of all the fuel flow. No venturi system is needed. I think I prbably spent $250? My plan is to actually run a pair of these pumps like in another thread but I wanted to see how this worked first. A month later all is good. (Pump pressure hasn't dropped below 65 psi on a pull now) I've had my tank run as close to empty as I dare. Less than a gallon left and it still flowed just fine. This is probably $300 cheaper than the commercial option. So far so good.
    6 replies | 715 view(s)
  • Vasily1's Avatar
    08-18-2017, 06:21 AM
    Moscow street races:
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  • AdminTeam's Avatar
    08-17-2017, 06:20 PM
    Welcome to a real enthusiast forum happyguy123.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    08-18-2017, 01:38 PM
    You have no doubt seen huge claims from certain tuners on the S63TU twin turbo 4.4 liter V8. Remember when TNT Racewerks posted a graph (or part of one) showing over 800 horsepower at the wheels from an F10 M5 on the factory S63TU turbochargers? That car was later shown smoking badly during a race and we have not heard anything about it since. The truth is, many tuners are showing numbers from the F10 M5 and F13 M6 that are not realistic. They may hit an impressive peak figure on the dyno but in the real world the turbos and engine will not last or perform as expected based on the dyno run. Here is what realistic, real world tuned S63TU figures look like. F10 M5 Red is stock Blue is 20psi 91 octane DP and Intake only Green is 24psi 110 octane DP and Intake only No Meth and stock exhaust system flash tune with no piggyback 724 wheel horsepower on race gas with downpipes and an intake. The car holds the torque fairly well toward redline. This is well tuned example done by Gintani. Gintani doesn't want to push it further. Why? Because at this point the factory rods become a concern. That is something our friends at Bimmer Performance Center who take apart and build these motors concur with. You will see tuners out there posting higher peak numbers than this. The problem is you will often not see the whole graph and furthermore they are doing nothing more than flashing files they play with from B&C Consulting. People buy their flashing kits and call themselves tuners: https://www.bcconsulting.lu/en/#programming-tools-development You would be surprised how many tuners are simply using the B&C tools and flashing their files or modifying their files to flash. You and I could become tuners overnight by buying these tools and flashing the same files. Do we really know what we are doing though? Are we really tuners? Be careful when a tuner promises numbers nobody else is hitting or even approaching.
    8 replies | 93 view(s)
  • cj2's Avatar
    08-14-2017, 10:53 AM
    Hey guys, I'm looking to put some slicks on the M5 and am looking for fitment guidance. Rim size/offset and tire size suggestions would be great. Thanks!
    2 replies | 989 view(s)
  • impuls's Avatar
    08-16-2017, 04:05 PM
    I am currently trying to create a custom tune for my bone stock 335i based on the bin published by V8Bait and I am struggling at understanding how the load req. is calculated. Obviously the requested load is too much without any modification, therefore I am using lower values (< 185) in the Requested Load (AT) table. Problem is that I still see load requests up to 200 in the logs frequently. Sometimes the requested load seems to be reasonable too (around 185), but I have trouble understanding why my load request is more than 10% higher than what is in my Requested Load table most of the time. Of course I could just lower the requested load further, but I want to understand how the requested load is calculated. Any suggestion which tables or other factors cause load request to exceed data in the Load Target tale? Another (hopefully) minor issue is that I am seeing error codes like 2A18: DMTL, heater: activation. Guess the reason is that my car does not have a DMTL as it is a EU model and I installed an US bin. I have been reading about some issues with some torque related tables being copied between US and EU bins, but I am not sure if that is still valid. Is it safe to copy over the values of the US bin to my stock bin and flash the resulting bin with MHD?
    6 replies | 392 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    08-14-2017, 08:32 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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  • Nisse Järnet's Avatar
    08-14-2017, 06:38 PM
    Check race nr 2 😇
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    08-18-2017, 02:42 PM
    This W205 C63 AMG S looks to be our resident Dime Racing troll who proclaims Dime as the world's best AMG tuning company because he 'did his research' naturally. Funny how cheerleading on social media for discounts does not seem to apply to reality. The Dime Racing debacle aside we have a BMW F82 M4 camera car here tuned by RK Tunes on E60 fuel with the Pure Turbos Stage 2 S55 upgrade. The W205 C63 AMG S features the Dime Racing M177 turbo upgrade with Stage 3 tuning. There are three runs but each is not too long due to traffic. Next time hopefully they race somewhere without having to dodge cars. Regardless, the M4 pulls in each and every run.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    08-18-2017, 01:02 PM
    This is sick but how come we never get data for these builds? I'd love to know the before and after difference for something like this:
    4 replies | 322 view(s)
  • fredcase's Avatar
    08-18-2017, 05:05 PM
    I suspect my valve civer craked AGAIN, 3rd in 4 years, but i cant find a crack. Dealership reolaced last 2. Where should i be looking? Where do these normally crack?
    3 replies | 465 view(s)
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