- Oct 8, 2018
- 2013 BMW F30 335i
I’m making this post to warn people about RFP Tuning (aka Dean Fuhriman), who has been “tuning” for the N5X community now for a few months. He has a history of screwing up people’s cars, and even bragging about it on Facebook.
My first experience with him was Sept 16 when I inquired about his tune, he seemed to be very helpful and informative (I have very basic knowledge of tuning so I didn’t know any better). During the tuning and revision process I slowly started to get the vibe that something wasn’t right by the way he talked and also was unable to figure out basic problems that a tuner should have known. Throughout out conversations he mentioned things like “max that fucking turbo”, “I will max this this bitch tomorrow”. He also kept telling me (as well as Kevin and who knows how many others) that we have boost leaks, resulting in me spending over $500 or more trying to find it and fix the problem (new chargepipe, boost solenoid, pressure & smoke tests). After having multiple techs look at it (I work at a BMW Dealership) they all said it was good and they think the problem is a tuner issue.
I met Kevin Cohen on a N5X support group who was having a very similar issue to me, so I sent him a message asking who was tuning his car, and it turned out to be Dean. After talking we found 2 other people who were having issues with RFP tunes and ended up in a groupchat. Finally Kevin reached out to Ken Atkinson (WedgePerformance) and talked to him regarding our issues, that is when he informed us of Dean’s history. From what I was told he just recently learned to tune on his own car back in April, and kept asking Ken questions on how to do things, as well as something as basic as how to flash his car with MHD. Dean doesn’t seem to know how to fix issues with his own tunes and blames it on mechanical issues instead of himself. Such as Kevin and I’s imaginary “boost leak”, Ilir’s overboosting issues, etc.
After finally giving up on him and his tune I attempted to talk to him about getting a refund as it has done nothing but cause my car issues. He proceeded to go off on me about how there is a no refund disclosure, how I broke my own car, etc (screenshots will all be included). Dean was a very nice guy up until I asked for a refund and we got into a heated exchange ending with me finally telling him off (he proceeded to block me).
I’m posting this to warn other people to stay far away from him and his tunes. I’d hate for someone else to waste their money on an unsafe tune like many others and myself have.
Resources & Images
Tune .bin Files
Datalogs (Michael - F30 N55 PWG)
Datalogs (Ilir - N54)
My conversation With Dean about getting a refund, before I was blocked.
Ilir's conversation with Dean after his car was running like garbage, running lean, and overboosting like hell, all on 94 pump gas (N54)