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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 03:43 PM
    SHIT TON in here alone.
    88 replies | 2975 view(s)
  • MikeB@FFTEC's Avatar
    Today, 03:33 PM
    PM recieved and replied!
    88 replies | 2975 view(s)
  • AdminTeam's Avatar
    Today, 03:25 PM
    Welcome dinasiska, take a look around, I think you will like what you see.
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  • Rob@RBTurbo's Avatar
    Today, 03:17 PM
    Great post above by terryd5150! Regarding the pictures, here is an unboxing video of them that is out of youtube. Thanks, Rob
    87 replies | 1605 view(s)
  • AdminTeam's Avatar
    Today, 02:33 PM
    Hey PYBEVERLEYFeta: :text-welcomewave:
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 01:13 PM
    Come on, not that little. But thanks for understanding.
    87 replies | 1605 view(s)
  • Pure Turbos's Avatar
    Today, 01:13 PM
    Play my little one, play!
    87 replies | 1605 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 01:11 PM
    I'm not getting into a fight with you because I do not want to and want to be friendly. I want you to realize this isn't a warzone. I want you realize you can say whatever the fuck you want (within reason of course). It's different. It's fun. It IS professional. And it's also better. I am trying very hard to be accommodating to everyone. Very hard. Let me play on my forum the way I want to play.
    87 replies | 1605 view(s)
  • Pure Turbos's Avatar
    Today, 01:07 PM
    See post #78 , I let it go at 9:34 AM :)
    87 replies | 1605 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 01:06 PM
    In my professional opinion, you would not get this post anywhere else. Respect. Repped. AGAIN
    87 replies | 1605 view(s)
  • terryd5150's Avatar
    Today, 01:05 PM
    Hi Tony: I'll do my best to answer your questions; however, please remember that you're the one that asked the questions. First, let me clarify: I am not a BMW employee; I work for a separate company that manufactures and supplies parts & components to both BMW and Mercedes (as well as multiple other OEMs) for both new model builds and service replacement. We have multiple locations across the US, with BMW being our largest customer across our entire North American operation. As such, I routinely interact with purchasing, logistics, design, and manufacturing teams for both BMW and Mercedes. I've reviewed the Hexon website and my impression is that it's a poor representation of their product; however, this could be attributed to numerous factors: Hexon is most likely a small business; that would mean their marketing funds are more limited than a larger company that could fund a more user-friendly, interactive website. This means their website developer may have had to use stock footage photos and not a photo of Hexon's actual product; a common cost cutting measure in advertising. While the pictures don't show discernable wastegate improvements, their product description does state wastegate assembly upgrade. I would think it's a fair statement to say their photos don't show what we would consider wastegate improvements; but, I'd welcome feedback from customers that have purchased this product before I made the statement as concrete fact. Coupled with the above, Hexon would also face the difficult challenge of having to translate their message into a foreign language (to them) while still accurately depicting that message. I can say this is a more unique challenge that it seems; we routinely translate technical documents from German into English and we have to be careful we didn't simply translate words and missed the implied meaning and context of the overall message. My final thoughts on Hexon: as their products are introduced into the market, we'll quickly hear if they're substandard. Remember, people that are displeased will be far more vocal than the ones that are pleased with the product. While I've only seen a handful of reviews for this product so far, they have all been positive. To clear misinformation, Hexon being an Asian company is not, in itself, an accurate indicator of the lack of product quality or performance. I say this with consideration of the following fact: all original N54 OEM turbos were manufactured in Asia, and we've seen the beatings those things have withstood. While it's true the wastegates left something to be desired, that's a design flaw not a manufacturing flaw. The OEM turbos were manufactured at Mitsubishi's facility in Shanghai, China. Mitsubishi didn't start manufacturing turbochargers in the US until 2014. Simply put, if you're running stock turbos, you're running Asian turbos. To your other point, Tony: I commended another vendor on his position that a company and product should be able to speak for themselves without misinterpretation of product specs or manufacturing practices. As a manufacturer myself, I would greatly appreciate someone advocating a similar position with regards to my company and the products we manufacture. As a small business owner yourself (I assume) certainly you would appreciate this respect being offered to your brand's image, as well. My comment was not intended to advocate one vendor over another; merely to point out that such behavior will be self-rewarding. I appreciate the passion with which you defend your company's interests but perhaps you should modify your approach to some degree. Overall, I don't think Hexon's RR500 poses a real threat to your product lines - it seems to be targeting a market space that your products aren't trying to capture: budget performance. Your Stage 2+ are well-received in the market and your Stage 3's will certainly be a next-level "game-changer". The RR500 can't compete with either; but, it's not attempting to. You make solid products, let them be your calling card - they'll speak louder for you than you, as an individual, ever could. Best Regards. Terry
    87 replies | 1605 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 01:02 PM
    You guys don't like each other. That's fine. I have to be the professional here. Sometimes that means taking things OT and lightening the mood. I think some might not understand that. But I for the record would like either one of you to describe dealing with me, you know where, as anything but professional. And provide proof. It's a Saturday. Let it go guys. Let's just have fun.
    87 replies | 1605 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 12:59 PM
    Come on bro, I'm being and have been very cool with you. It's all good. That user revealed himself to be someone who truly is involved in the scene. That's awesome. Now we all know. What that does is ELEVATE the site. It makes it more professional. It means I provide quality content people want to read (and of course the users, who really truly are the ones who provide the content). I apologized to him (as he deserved) but also managed to get all that info out of him at the same time. Do you not understand how to use a forum for information? Come on man, that was a great reply by him. I only got it by pulling teeth. Relax. You're not under fire. I like you but like I said relax. We're all good here. All around. This truly is the most enjoyable atmosphere. Sometimes it gets intense. We're big boys.
    87 replies | 1605 view(s)
  • Tony@VargasTurboTech's Avatar
    Today, 12:43 PM
    If you are unhappy here, and embarrassed to the supporting the site, why are you here. Would seem there is a very easy fix for that?
    87 replies | 1605 view(s)
  • AdminTeam's Avatar
    Today, 12:41 PM
    NPEAllen7, we appreciate you taking the time to join.
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    Today, 12:39 PM
    handshu, we appreciate you taking the time to join.
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  • Pure Turbos's Avatar
    Today, 12:34 PM
    Cool, so this site will never be professional? :think: Was just making a point to call you out on some overly harsh comments. That user is your customer. We would NEVER treat our customers like that. It doesn't seem like you agree. Which is fine. Agree to disagree. Carry on.
    87 replies | 1605 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 12:18 PM
    Well you fooled me. But it's cool. Me too. I think we got into this due to cars and enjoying them. I mean, I think so? Nobody knows. I certainly hope I never find out. But I think the professionalism was when you were e-mailing me regarding business. Did you get a professional response?
    87 replies | 1605 view(s)
  • Pure Turbos's Avatar
    Today, 12:07 PM
    I'm not stressed and high strung at all. Very relaxed :) I'm just simply shocked by the comments you make to your own forum users. Where's the professionalism?
    87 replies | 1605 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 12:04 PM
    Jesse. Seriously, relax. You're often very stressed and high strung and I often don't understand why. I've been doing this for a long time. I understand you're new to me and my forum. I will do everything in my power to help you, advertise for you, and get you sales. I am not like any other administrator you have ever seen. I am proud of that. I like to have fun. I don't take myself too seriously. If you want me to be serious I'll be serious but why suck the fun out of this place? If you read my follow up post to him you should understand. If what you want is overly moderated crap I'll give you that. Until the userbase says no thanks.
    87 replies | 1605 view(s)
  • Pure Turbos's Avatar
    Today, 11:59 AM
    I've never seen a forum owner / moderator behave like this. Honestly, this is very disappointing. In moments like these, I feel embarrassed to be supporting this site. :confused::facepalm
    87 replies | 1605 view(s)
  • AdminTeam's Avatar
    Today, 11:23 AM
    silvajcarlos90, we appreciate you taking the time to join.
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  • Tony@VargasTurboTech's Avatar
    Today, 11:14 AM
    Terry, since you are here and speaking, can I ask you to do something. Go to the Hexon website. Look at EVERY SINGLE picture they have of their N54 turbo upgrades. Tell me if the wastegate parts on them are aftermarket or factory, since you in fact work in a BMW plant you should be able to tell. Once you do this, explain to me how stating a vendor uses stock wastegate parts, when everything in their own advertising backs up this up is misinformation, and how it it lacking of integrity. Since you had no issue blessing one vendor who was only in this thread to argue things, as they do not even offer this product, and scolded another for posting what is obvious. Please let me know when you have came to your conclusion.
    87 replies | 1605 view(s)
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