DICKASS BBK

fmorelli

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"What I did was completely focus on power. I didn't focus on brakes, suspension, handling, ...."

That's a guy I can't wait to get his seasoned thought! I'm getting my pencil out!

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"What I did was completely focus on power. I didn't focus on brakes, suspension, handling, ...."

Basically every 335i owner nowadays or so it feels like from social media.

Aliaxpress $900 turbos and a no name Instagram tuner with an open diff and blown stock struts and crap maintenance.
 
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langsbr

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The problem is people will think that is the case no matter what unless you have an overpriced precision turbo with a doc race kit and a built motor.
 
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ShocknAwe

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The problem is people will think that is the case no matter what unless you have an overpriced precision turbo with a doc race kit and a built motor.

Bit of a product gap between China clones and a DocRace/built N54, agreed?

Let's be reasonable.

Also, precision turbos are inexpensive int he grand scheme of things.
 
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The debate over "Does more expensive mean more better" can go on forever. What it boils down to is risk vs reward. How much am I willing to spend to get XXX function. Will it cause issues down the road and am I willing to deal with those issue if they arise.
 

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Yep, typically I am a "you get what you pay for" type of guy, but over the years I have also seen expensive products from Wagner and other very expensive parts first hand with shitty fitment, poor customer service, etc. Plus now days you have brands that are considered legit (Seibon, R1 Concepts, etc) that started as companies that made replica parts or sold rebranded cheap chinese stuff on Ebay.
 

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A good friend of mine has worked for Brembo during 8 years he was in charge to control quality build in China.
Brembo brakes are now made in China and Dickass was one of the manufacturer. What some call knock off are in fact produced on the same assembly line.
 
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A good friend of mine as worked for Brembo during 8 years he was in charge to control quality build in China.
Brembo brakes are now made in China and Dickass was one of the manufacturer. What some call knock off are in fact produced on the same assembly line.
That is very interesting!
 

JohnDaviz

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If a foreign company wants to build a plant in China they MUST get into a Joint Venture with a local Company. This is why all major companies have weird company names in China.

Fawer-Volkswagen for example.
BMW Brilliance Automotive
Beijing Benz Automotive Co Ltd <-- Daimler Mercedes
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It is an open secret that China wants to steal your confidential stuff so that they gain know-how within their country.

Brembo is one of the really many companies that wanted to enter the China market so badly that they committed know-how transfer for the sake of income increase and hoping that this joint venture would create more income than damage.
This is actually how companies calculate the risk and chances of entering China markets.

Tier 1 companies and OEMs have to be on that market or you miss a big chunk. But most Tier 2 companies and lower are hesitating with all of their product lines. Mostly you will see that Tier 2 and lower suppliers don´t offer all of their products in China to secure their intellectual property from being transferred to a chinesium company.
 
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fmorelli

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A good friend of mine has worked for Brembo during 8 years he was in charge to control quality build in China.
Brembo brakes are now made in China and Dickass was one of the manufacturer. What some call knock off are in fact produced on the same assembly line.
So what you are saying, @Seb335i , is that Brembo is getting dickassed?

Filippo