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    • Tick Tock - Yet another Dime Racing Huracan horror story

      When it rains it pours, eh? How many articles exposing Dime Racing are going to come out? You all remember last month's Dime Racing Huracan twin turbo horror story. Well, here is yet another one.


      This one comes from Speed Society who shared a story about a guy named Brian McLevis and his Dime Racing experience:

      Quote Originally Posted by Speed Society
      Brian McLevis is furious, and he wants to warn others before they end up in the same situation he’s in after dealing with Dime Racing Development in Huntington Beach, CA. Not only did DRD take more than five times the quoted turnaround time to complete the build of Brian’s 2015 Huracan – which was to include a twin turbo kit, clutches and headers to produce 850-860 HP – the car has been nothing but a mechanical nightmare since he got it back. To make matters worse, this is not the first time we’ve heard almost the exact same story about Dime Racing having similar issues with overpromising and underdelivering. Not too long ago, Parker from Vehicle Virgins sent his Huracan to DRD and had almost the exact same experience. However, Parker picked his car up before the build was completed after waiting several weeks longer than he was told, and we’re thinking Brian may be wishing he’d done the same.

      McLevis wanted his car completed, though, and gave DRD more than enough time to get the build done. He says the company did stay in contact with him with “updates” (you’ll understand the quotation marks shortly) about progress on the project, but when he asked for photos, they seemed to have a hard time following through on delivering those. “I pushed harder asking for pictures and was told they didn’t want their intellectual property being leaked.” said McLevis of the excuse the shop used for not sending photos. While that is a valid concern, the car would be visible to the public as soon as the project was completed, so this really isn’t a valid excuse for failing to deliver photos to McLevis. Early on, Brian was told the delay was being caused by custom headers having to be made to allow continued use of his Vorsteiner center exit exhaust. However, it would come to light down the road that, at the point he was told that, no header fabrication had been done on the car.
      Cars sitting at Dime and not getting anything done to them after Dime promises the owners big upgrades is really nothing new.

      This owner got fed up and flew in from Kansas to take a look at the car after he was lied to in a video chat. Basically, Dime Racing said they had his manifolds but instead showed him a V8 platform piece which obviously is not for the Huracan V10. Pathetic.

      He picked up his car after Dime frantically tried to put it together for this to happen:

      His excitement quickly turned to dismay as it was immediately obvious there was a problem in the transmission. “Shifts were slow and laggy. The car seemed to pull hard in 1st through 3rd gear, but then again, at this point I hadn’t driven the car in 3 months so anything would feel fast.” Said Brian of his first impressions driving the car with the turbo setup.

      The next day, Brian actually met Parker from Vehicle Virgins and had the opportunity to line up and do few roll races. Parker’s car, which was completed by VF Engineering after his Dime Debacle, produces 800 HP at the crank, while Brian’s car was expected to produce 850-860 to the wheels, which would put the crankshaft numbers much closer to the four-digit mark. However, the cars were neck and neck, meaning McLevis’ Huracan had fallen well short of the expected output.

      Finally, the proverbial straw the broke the camel’s back came when the car went in to “Gearbox Failure” mode during a third top end pull alongside Parker, who had walked Brian in the first two races. The car wouldn’t shift into any gear, leaving Brian stranded on the side of the road 60 miles outside of Las Vegas.

      For Brian, the rally ended with a tow truck picking the car up and hauling it to Lamborghini of Las Vegas, not exactly the ending he’d expected for his first outing in his newly-boosted supercar. With a timeline more than 5 times longer than originally quoted and multiple mechanical issues, this is a massive black eye for Dime Racing Development
      We wish Brian luck in getting his car sorted and running again.

      This article was originally published in forum thread: Tick Tock - Yet another Dime Racing Huracan horror story started by Sticky View original post
      Comments 8 Comments
      1. 0-60Motorsports's Avatar
        0-60Motorsports -
        There will be more...

        Best of luck to Brian in getting his car repaired. I personally feel he should revert back to stock and sue dime racing....
      1. Sticky2's Avatar
        Sticky2 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by 0-60Motorsports Click here to enlarge
        There will be more...

        Best of luck to Brian in getting his car repaired. I personally feel he should revert back to stock and sue dime racing....
        Sue them for what? They have no money left.
      1. Jiaim's Avatar
        Jiaim -
        so bad shame it performed so well ^^

      1. SpeedLimit?'s Avatar
        SpeedLimit? -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Jiaim Click here to enlarge
        so bad shame it performed so well ^^
        It was obvious something was wrong during the roll races as you can see the weight shift during shifts like the car had the Gallardo's E-Gear transmission and not a DCT.
      1. MSIZZLE's Avatar
        MSIZZLE -
        i junt can't fathom how anyone would send a lambo to anyone other than ugr at this point, maybe heffner after that
      1. SpeedLimit?'s Avatar
        SpeedLimit? -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by MSIZZLE Click here to enlarge
        i junt can't fathom how anyone would send a lambo to anyone other than ugr at this point, maybe heffner after that
        Dallas Performance seems to have a good record with customer service and ETS makes a kit you can purchase then install yourself or have a shop of your choosing install.
      1. Sticky2's Avatar
        Sticky2 -
        VF is also a solid, reputable, and relatively affordable option.
      1. Jiaim's Avatar
        Jiaim -
        Found one Dime Huracan performing as it should,

        Click here to enlarge

        but only in the virtual world of Project cars 2...