Take Dime Racing as an example. Yes, the same Dime Racing that Weistec took to court. That matter has since been settled with undisclosed terms but Dime Racing continues to engage in some very shady behavior online.
Last year Dime was caught trying to take credit for what was actually Weistec's performance on social media. Before that they used a Weistec dynograph claiming it was their own.
Now they are going after Pure Turbos. Why? Because Pure Turbos entered the M177/M178 turbo upgrade market and is showing great results for less money. AMG modding is where Dime operates and a new competitor offering a better product for less money must be destroyed online rather than beaten through honest competition.
The trolls were let loose:
Pathetic, right? First they claim the Dynojet numbers are manipulated and a fabrication. Clearly someone needs to read the recent BoostAddict article on Dynojets vs. Mustang dynamometers.
Secondly, they say Pure Turbos should 'prove it' and race them. Yes, seriously, they ask Pure Turbos to race a customer car without permission for some stupid internet grudge match. Pure Turbos being a responsible and professional company laughs this off and then the troll claims they backed out. Unbelievable.
This goes on further where the Dime trolls imply this turbo upgrade will blow your motor. You get an idea of the pattern.
The whole reason for this weak trolling attempt is to try to discredit a new option that is showing very well for less money. Pure Turbos is to be commended and let's just say we are all glad they do not race internet trolls in customer cars but instead let the performance numbers do the talking.
This type of thing happens more often than you think. In the past, a tuner who took a similar approach was MHP and the owner actually asked BenzBoost to create troll accounts so the owner could go on a certain forum and try to undermine the competition. BenzBoost declined and MHP is now history.
This same sort of thing is going on today with Dime having troll accounts on certain forums that specifically attack competitors. We know of a certain tuner that is sick of it and you can probably add @Pure Turbos to that list.
Maybe Dime Racing has an M177 turbo upgrade that works now (Eurocharged dumped them due to issues). Maybe their tuner isn't committing felonies any longer. Maybe Rod Shegem (http://rod-shegem.com) is not stealing money. What is clear is that a black cloud and negativity seems to follow Dime Racing wherever they go.