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      ASR Engineering is no longer a supporting vendor at BimmerBoost. There are several reasons for this and this is being brought to your attention in order to prevent our members from incurring losses. There have been several issues with ASR that are simply inexcusable and we can no longer in good conscience endorse their business. The only reason ASR ever was a vendor here in the first place is due to a pre-existing arrangement with two members on the staff before this site came into existence. This arrangement was honored in good faith but simply, enough is enough, and the reasons why are below.

      You may have seen recently where user George Smooth posted his experience with ASR. This is just a bad situation in which Abid simply has shown no heart, doing absolutely nothing to resolve it. There is $3320 that Abid took for an exhaust that he did not deliver. If this was not bad enough, it has caused issues for George in his home country of South Africa. These issues prevent George from taking his family on vacation out of the country or ordering certain parts from overseas. All it would take to correct this is $100 and Abid won't even do that. To put it simply, Abid has no conscience. If it isn't bad enough he has stolen over three grand, he does not even have the decency to put up $100 to help George resolve his banking situation. Low class, despicable, and something we will not tolerate.

      We wish this was the only story, but it isn't. Some users may be familiar with GT3 Ranger who in good faith sent Abid his M5 to do a twin turbo project. Well, we have been in contact with GT3 Ranger from the beginning of the project and warned him that Abid could not deliver something so complex. Ranger pushed ahead anyway and now can not even get a hold of Abid after spending... well, not our place to say. We won't go much further as we do not wish to violate Ranger's confidence but obviously the twin turbo has not been completed and he ended up having to buy another M5 while this one collects dust. Abid promised him the world and did not deliver and Ranger simply has no choice but to eat the cost that Abid pocketed and has lost complete faith in this ever being completed or even getting any money back.

      ASR has been removed from M5board for scamming people on exhausts. ASR takes deposits, and does not deliver the product. Abid refuses to answer phone calls, return e-mails, or communicate in any fashion with those he has scammed or even anyone else for that matter. If you are in the Florida area you are likely safe as you can meet him face to face. But as you just read with George, if you are overseas, forget it.

      ASR Engineering is not to be trusted, they simply can't be. The customer service is poor, they have scammed our members, and simply are a bottom tier BMW shop if even that. Installing nitrous on a car does not make you a world class tuner capable of doing custom twin turbos on a BMW M5 S85 V10. I pointed out on M5board that I would not trust Abid to tune my radio and that this V10 project was beyond his abilities. For that, I was temp banned as Abid forced Gustav to do so ($) and I'm sure Gustav is preparing his apology. History has shown ASR's true colors and ASR will not be endorsed here. BimmerBoost will also pony up the $100 to resolve George's situation and if Abid has even a single honest bone in his body he will do the right thing. He has had since January of this year to do that though, so no one hold their breath.

      This article was originally published in forum thread: ASR Engineering has been removed as a vendor started by Sticky View original post
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      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Gasterus Click here to enlarge
        Unfortunately, yes I'm still waiting for my refund. Last I heard from Abid is on March 2010. He has told me countless times that a credit was being issued, but I receive none. If he is really having issues with his bank, why only the international customers have not received the refund? It sounds more deliberate than coincidence.
        This right here highlights our concern, it is not one person, it has been a large amount of time, and it is a repeat issue.

        I wish there was something else I could do to help you but really Abid should have fixed this a LONG time ago.
      1. bimmershop's Avatar
        bimmershop -
        Well, I guess it will be my time to get my money back from ASR. I have refrein from posting anything about my issues with ASR and Abid, but with reading this post I have to do it...enough is enough!!!!

        I ordered a full turbo upgrade for the N54 335 for one of my customer...
        I paid in full for the complete kit: Turbos upgrade, clutch/flywheel, meth kit. 7500$ + $$ in August 2009 Click here to enlarge
        Well at that time it was suppose to take 3-4 weeks to get everything..... Ya!!! right...
        After that no news, no e-mail, no phone...So I am getting a little worried and pissed off, so I hop on a plane and fly down to Miami in January 2010..(note that I am from Montreal, Canada)

        Wow, to my surprise Abid is there to greet me and a buddy of mine.. after 3 hours of bull$#@! I was not able to get my money back but a bunch of promises...
        So Abid made sure I got all the parts except the turbos cause they were not ready... (meth kit, clutch/flywheel/ procede) in a very fast way. Wow! I was glad and my confidence came back..ok. I got parts to show for.

        He also gave me a check for 3000$ just as if I gave im a 1500$ deposit on the turbos, that i could deposit is the date we set on the arival of the turbos came up...fair enough.

        I leave ASR a happy fellow... Now months go by and NO NEWS!!!! So I get pissed once again, go to the bank as decide to deposit the ASR 3000$ check...no luck, NO FUNDS!!! So I am screwed again with 4500$ at ASR and NO turbos.

        So I keep sending e-mail, phone messages with no answers. I decide to go legal.

        A bounced check is fraud and I got my attorney checking out the process for me to get my money back.

        2 months ago I suddenly get a message from ''Robert'' the ASR sale rep saying the the turbos will be ready soon and I can get them. By that time I have already purchased a set from Turbo Dynamics in the UK and I am not interested in ASR anymore, I WANT MY MONEY BACK!!!! So I get a reply from''Robert'' saying that Abid is out of the country but they will issue a refund as soon as he is back....

        I'm still waiting and I, once again, can't reach them.

        Man that sucks.....

        I WANT MY MONEY, whatMs so hard with this concept?

        Anyway I am looking for a plane ticket to make a little visit south as it is getting cold up here.

        First stop Police station for fraud and the US attorney I met at the racetrack.

        One more stories for this tread....
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      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by bimmershop Click here to enlarge
        I leave ASR a happy fellow... Now months go by and NO NEWS!!!! So I get pissed once again, go to the bank as decide to deposit the ASR 3000$ check...no luck, NO FUNDS!!! So I am screwed again with 4500$ at ASR and NO turbos.

        So I keep sending e-mail, phone messages with no answers. I decide to go legal.

        A bounced check is fraud and I got my attorney checking out the process for me to get my money back.

        2 months ago I suddenly get a message from ''Robert'' the ASR sale rep saying the the turbos will be ready soon and I can get them. By that time I have already purchased a set from Turbo Dynamics in the UK and I am not interested in ASR anymore, I WANT MY MONEY BACK!!!! So I get a reply from''Robert'' saying that Abid is out of the country but they will issue a refund as soon as he is back....

        I'm still waiting and I, once again, can't reach them.
        Not surprised, it just continues.

        I hope everyone understands our position clearly now...

        I'm sorry about your experience, let us know if it does get resolved or if you are kept hanging indefinitely like the others.
      1. skifreek's Avatar
        skifreek -
        Sticky... by removing him... did you return funds or will you stiff him like he has so many others??

        Medicine doesn't taste so good when it's forced down your throat... lol
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by skifreek Click here to enlarge
        Sticky... by removing him... did you return funds or will you stiff him like he has so many others??

        Medicine doesn't taste so good when it's forced down your throat... lol
        If there were funds to return I would, ASR never paid.
      1. skifreek's Avatar
        skifreek -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        If there were funds to return I would, ASR never paid.
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      1. JonMartin's Avatar
        JonMartin -
        I got banned for sharing a link to this thread on M5board.com LOL.....
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by JonMartin Click here to enlarge
        I got banned for sharing a link to this thread on M5board.com LOL.....
        What was the reason? I don't get it.

        Gustav promoted links here with the whole Discovery Automotive thing so why the glaring inconsistency?
      1. LostMarine's Avatar
        LostMarine -
        wow, i havent been following this thread as i already knew the shady BS for a while and it came as no surprise they were removed, but now i read a few more people with the same problems. just incredible the level scum that place is.

        A regular guy can sell something on a forum and if he doesnt ship in a matter of days he is labeled as a scammer and harrassed at every turn, yet a COMPANY does it for huge amounts of money, over not months, but did i read over a year and they continue to due business? wow. i hope they arent a vendor anywhere else.. kinda shows you what those forums are really all about then..scumbags
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by LostMarine Click here to enlarge
        yet a COMPANY does it for huge amounts aof money, ofer not months, but did i read aover a year and they continue to due business? wow. i hope they arent a vendor anywhere else.
        M5board needs to take responsibility for this. I mentioned this A LONG time ago and said that ASR was not capable of completing the twin turbo and I got banned for it.

        If I was GT3 Ranger and I spent what he did you better believe I would hold Gustav partially responsible, BIG BUCKS LOST.
      1. LostMarine's Avatar
        LostMarine -
        i would say legal action would be the first step, but Gustav being overseas would be more difficult. but as for ASR, you bet id be in court with that one. $xx dollars, + XX% over the course of however long. and whatever other BS a lawyer would throw out there
      1. JonMartin's Avatar
        JonMartin -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        What was the reason? I don't get it.

        Gustav promoted links here with the whole Discovery Automotive thing so why the glaring inconsistency?
        I have no idea. All I said is to be careful about giving ASR business and posted a link thats all I said nothing negative. It was on a thread where some vendor was trying to sell the ASR turbo upgrade for the 335. Looks like the entire thread is gone now. So I can't link to it.

        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by LostMarine Click here to enlarge
        wow, i havent been following this thread as i already knew the shady BS for a while and it came as no surprise they were removed, but now i read a few more people with the same problems. just incredible the level scum that place is.

        A regular guy can sell something on a forum and if he doesnt ship in a matter of days he is labeled as a scammer and harrassed at every turn, yet a COMPANY does it for huge amounts of money, over not months, but did i read over a year and they continue to due business? wow. i hope they arent a vendor anywhere else.. kinda shows you what those forums are really all about then..scumbags
        +1
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by LostMarine Click here to enlarge
        i would say legal action would be the first step, but Gustav being overseas would be more difficult. but as for ASR, you bet id be in court with that one. $xx dollars, + XX% over the course of however long. and whatever other BS a lawyer would throw out there
        Yes, seems Gustav can't be touched but maybe if he had a better understanding of the subject matter he wouldn't have caused his members to lose 10's of thousands to gain a few hundred from ASR into his own pocket? Maybe he needed to allow some gossip Click here to enlarge
      1. MSIZZLE's Avatar
        MSIZZLE -
        RANGER had to have lost big money on that project!! and he defended them to the very end
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by MSIZZLE Click here to enlarge
        RANGER had to have lost big money on that project!! and he defended them to the very end
        He was professional and acted like a gentlemen.
      1. Lock n Load's Avatar
        Lock n Load -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by MSIZZLE Click here to enlarge
        RANGER had to have lost big money on that project!! and he defended them to the very end
        Correct on both accounts sir.
        Never in my life did I ever imagine this would have come to where I find myself now.
        I can not begin to measure how I feel. I trusted, believed and placed total confidence.
        Well where am I now?

        I apologize for not going into details but currently it is not appropriate. Things are still very complicated and trust me, not good.

        Ranger
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Lock n Load Click here to enlarge
        I apologize for not going into details but currently it is not appropriate. Things are still very complicated and trust me, not good.
        It's ok, get things squared away, and we can talk about it all after that.

        What is important right now is what we discussed, details can come later.
      1. bimmershop's Avatar
        bimmershop -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Lock n Load Click here to enlarge
        Correct on both accounts sir.
        Never in my life did I ever imagine this would have come to where I find myself now.
        I can not begin to measure how I feel. I trusted, believed and placed total confidence.
        Well where am I now?

        I apologize for not going into details but currently it is not appropriate. Things are still very complicated and trust me, not good.

        Ranger
        Ranger, can I talk to you in private I have a few questions to ask. PM or email.

        Thanks

        Sebastien
      1. Lock n Load's Avatar
        Lock n Load -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by bimmershop Click here to enlarge
        Ranger, can I talk to you in private I have a few questions to ask. PM or email.

        Thanks

        Sebastien
        I just joined so I presume I can not PM. Send me a PM and we'll follow up with emails.

        Ranger
      1. MSIZZLE's Avatar
        MSIZZLE -
        Its so sad how that situation played out, for Rangers and the communities sake I wish this project would have been completed and not in a legal issue witch is probably what is going on now. What ever you can share Ranger i would love to know how close to a working TT S85 were we? and what were the main barriers? If you cant say i understand