• ASR Engineering has been removed as a vendor



      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
      Comments 99 Comments
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by MSIZZLE Click here to enlarge
        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
        Ranger will speak about it when he can, let's not press him for info at this point.

        I can share why a TT would be so difficult though and there are many reasons. Some of those carry over from the S65 which you read about as an article regarding why twin turbos are difficult to do is in that section.

        Spacing is an issue, it takes incredible engineering skill to pull it off. I mean a top BMW shop.

        Then, even if you somehow get the hardware done (which the S85 is tighter than the S65) you need to get the tuning done. Considering we don't even have a centrifugal setup done yet (G-power does not count) a twin turbo is a whole different world to tune especially on the stock DME.

        It is just incredibly complex.
      1. bimmershop's Avatar
        bimmershop -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Lock n Load Click here to enlarge
        I just joined so I presume I can not PM. Send me a PM and we'll follow up with emails.

        Ranger
        Stuck in the same situation Click here to enlarge info bimmershop ca
      1. Sorena's Avatar
        Sorena -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        He was professional and acted like a gentlemen.
        %100 agree , M5Ranger is one of the nicest M5board members i've ever known
        he didn't mention his problem with ASR in M5board except one time and that reffers to 1 year ago (or more)!
      1. Lock n Load's Avatar
        Lock n Load -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by HeroSina Click here to enlarge
        %100 agree , M5Ranger is one of the nicest M5board members i've ever known
        he didn't mention his problem with ASR in M5board except one time and that reffers to 1 year ago (or more)!
        Thank you.

        Bimmershop so we're in the same boat. Contact me thru my email, jdranger1@gmail.com
        Will discuss the subject.
        The realization of the circumstances have been grossly disappointing. How did this happened?
        I blame myself in part for being a friend and not having been a d!ck. We have been nothing but patient, tolerant and understanding. Well that really worked out good for Steve(the other guy) and I. If I had a dollar for each time I was called a moron, an a$$hole or ignorant for defending ASR, well I could have lunch covered for a week. Some of the PM's I get are gems. I will probably have to disappear from M5Board after all this. My plate can't hold anymore servings of crow.
        Agaim in time all will sorted and known. Right now I'm a hugh limbo and struggling with my thoughts, domestic situation and other friends input on what to do. I want to think positive but I see nor get anything tangible or concrete to believe.
        Sorry but can not say more.

        Ranger
      1. MSIZZLE's Avatar
        MSIZZLE -
        Sticky with the tuning situation it doesnt matter what is blowing into the motor(sc,tt) so why is it more difficult to tune than the twin sc kits that gpower HAS? They have proven succes with it. why cant they use a motec like what ugr does with there kits??
      1. GT3's Avatar
        GT3 -
        Ranger, I hope it all works out for you. Im sure it can be taken care of under a legal lawsuit, no?
      1. M5 Junky's Avatar
        M5 Junky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Lock n Load Click here to enlarge
        Thank you.

        Bimmershop so we're in the same boat. Contact me thru my email, jdranger1@gmail.com
        Will discuss the subject.
        The realization of the circumstances have been grossly disappointing. How did this happened?
        I blame myself in part for being a friend and not having been a d!ck. We have been nothing but patient, tolerant and understanding. Well that really worked out good for Steve(the other guy) and I. If I had a dollar for each time I was called a moron, an a$$hole or ignorant for defending ASR, well I could have lunch covered for a week. Some of the PM's I get are gems. I will probably have to disappear from M5Board after all this. My plate can't hold anymore servings of crow.
        Agaim in time all will sorted and known. Right now I'm a hugh limbo and struggling with my thoughts, domestic situation and other friends input on what to do. I want to think positive but I see nor get anything tangible or concrete to believe.
        Sorry but can not say more.

        Ranger
        Hey Ranger / Everyone - I'm new to bimmerboost here as well. I thought I would join the board and subscribe to this thread to watch and chime in here and there if necessary.. My M5 is the other one under the ASR roof sitting next to Rangers.. Waiting for something more than foot power. Click here to enlarge
      1. Lock n Load's Avatar
        Lock n Load -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by M5 Junky Click here to enlarge
        Hey Ranger / Everyone - I'm new to bimmerboost here as well. I thought I would join the board and subscribe to this thread to watch and chime in here and there if necessary.. My M5 is the other one under the ASR roof sitting next to Rangers.. Waiting for something more than foot power. Click here to enlarge
        Junky, buddy my good friend we have lived through and endured what nobody knows and few can begin to understand.
        Things will unfold in due time.

        btw Bimmershop you never contacted me.

        Ranger
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by M5 Junky Click here to enlarge
        Hey Ranger / Everyone - I'm new to bimmerboost here as well. I thought I would join the board and subscribe to this thread to watch and chime in here and there if necessary.. My M5 is the other one under the ASR roof sitting next to Rangers.. Waiting for something more than foot power. Click here to enlarge
        I don't really know much about your car but were you trying to get the same thing done as Ranger? So two cars in the same position?
      1. Lock n Load's Avatar
        Lock n Load -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        I don't really know much about your car but were you trying to get the same thing done as Ranger? So two cars in the same position?
        Yes absolutely correct. Lots of money pissed off here.
        Junky and I have been involved in this entire nightmare together. He and I are the individuals with the two M5's which have been sitting there for now 23 months doing nothing but gathering dust.
        There's so much. I have believed, trusted and hoped for so long but the motto is, nice guys end up
        getting screwed.

        Ranger
      1. LostMarine's Avatar
        LostMarine -
        Has ASR tried contacting anyone about ANY of the issues that have been discussed here?
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by LostMarine Click here to enlarge
        Has ASR tried contacting anyone about ANY of the issues that have been discussed here?
        Only to relay threats about leaving this up.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Lock n Load Click here to enlarge
        Yes absolutely correct. Lots of money pissed off here.
        Junky and I have been involved in this entire nightmare together. He and I are the individuals with the two M5's which have been sitting there for now 23 months doing nothing but gathering dust.
        There's so much. I have believed, trusted and hoped for so long but the motto is, nice guys end up
        getting screwed.

        Ranger
        So you and Junky talk obviously so what is the plan of action? Getting the cars out would be priority I would assume?
      1. Lock n Load's Avatar
        Lock n Load -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by LostMarine Click here to enlarge
        Has ASR tried contacting anyone about ANY of the issues that have been discussed here?
        What??
        Are you kidding me!!!
        I texts(multiple multiple multiple) and emails (multiples) to no value. Forget about calling, that's useless. The phone goes to voice immediately. It doesn't even ring. Might as well try and call the Pope.
        Communication is nonexistent.
        You people have no idea and worst of all I have no idea why and what has happened.

        Ranger
      1. M5 Junky's Avatar
        M5 Junky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        I don't really know much about your car but were you trying to get the same thing done as Ranger? So two cars in the same position?
        Yes - Ranger and I are in the same boat.. 23 months in the same boat with Ranger.. We talk on a regular basis. We both trusted ASR to come through.. We (Ranger and I) watched and used ASR products and trusted in the workmanship, but for some reason we are striking out here big time. I just want my car back thats all.. I miss it. Click here to enlarge I don't know what is going on under the ASR roof, but I, like Ranger, have given ASR the longest and most expensive rope ever to turn out a product. I'm still waiting..... waiting... and waiting... in line at the carnival for that ride of a lifetime...... Click here to enlargeClick here to enlargeClick here to enlargeClick here to enlargeClick here to enlarge I am confused as Ranger... I worked hard to make $ to buy my dream car - the M5, and now its in someone elses hands.. Bums me out totally... Click here to enlarge Anyway - I guess I'm a suckA cuz I'm still in line waiting and being candid and patient - giving this situation the benefit of the doubt everytime I call in to check progress...
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by M5 Junky Click here to enlarge
        Anyway - I guess I'm a suckA cuz I'm still in line waiting and being candid and patient - giving this situation the benefit of the doubt everytime I call in to check progress...
        Enough guys, enough. Cut your losses, get your cars, and move on. Try to recoup what you can from Abid later legally but enough is enough. You are smart guys, you know what you need to do.
      1. 0-60Motorsports's Avatar
        0-60Motorsports -
        Yeah Guys! 23 Months! Wow! I'll take one of the m5's off yah if its still salvagable! Click here to enlarge JK

        Get Your bloody cars outta there right now!
      1. Gasterus's Avatar
        Gasterus -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Lock n Load Click here to enlarge
        What??
        Are you kidding me!!!
        I texts(multiple multiple multiple) and emails (multiples) to no value. Forget about calling, that's useless. The phone goes to voice immediately. It doesn't even ring. Might as well try and call the Pope.
        Communication is nonexistent.
        You people have no idea and worst of all I have no idea why and what has happened.

        Ranger
        Sad to hear that Ranger, and it is so frustrating that he treats his customers with such disrespect. I'm sure karma will hunt him down.
      1. Sorena's Avatar
        Sorena -
        23 Months !Sorry to hear that.
        you guys acted very gently but these situations just need punching right in the face and that's it!
      1. Lock n Load's Avatar
        Lock n Load -
        This is such a difficult and painful situation. All originated based on a friendship and this is what makes it hardest.
        Junky an I believed and trusted that things were coming along so we didn't question. Everyone's busy in their respective professions so we just trusted things were going on.
        There's nothing to salvage from this whole situation because there's nothing there. If there were components we'd sure like to see them but there's never anything to see.
        Lord knows we've wanted to believe and given ultimate latitude. Even at this point if there were hard components to see and touch it would be a "proof of life" to the project but there aren't any.
        Junky and I are 1,200 miles away but are working to coordinate because everytime it's a broken deadline and empty statements.
        I am not trying to be harsh but do believe that we just wasted good money.
        This so difficult on many point. I guess it will go down as a very bad investment and lost it all.
        Oct. 2008 ... crash

        Ranger