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    • Modern Horsepower (MHP) will no longer be accepted as a vendor on this network

      We are sorry it has come to this but we can no longer have Modern Horsepower (MHP) advertising on this network. Andrew Cluck simply has abused the goodwill here and worn out his welcome (again). As many of you suspected, Andy was using multiple accounts to bash the competition hoping to prop up MHP in this manner. Yes, the user Jbond was Andy and the staff bit their lips as much as humanly possible even though that is not part of the vendor agreement. We simply do not condone attacking Renntech while hiding behind multiple accounts and this is why the thread was not moderated to protect MHP. Andy created that situation and we were not going to allow him to have vendor privileges in a thread the he did not have the courage to make from his vendor name.

      MHP has also been attacking OE Tuning by using a member on another site to post simply false information. Many bought into it unfortunately but amateur mistakes were made as the byte sequence which was read out shows it is an impossibility for the screen shot shown to be from the OE Tuning flash as it was from a completely different model year car. An open and shut case, but once again, the idea was to discredit the competition for the benefit of someone else.

      We want professional companies. We want the best the Mercedes scene has to offer. We want the Weistecs and Renntechs of the world. We want companies who make their name through the quality of their products and customer service, not by using forums to deceive people and then complaining when the forum staff does not assist in the propaganda campaign. MHP offers a quality tuning option because the source of the tune they are essentially reselling is from a quality tuner. This is where the major markup comes from and why in our opinion MHP tunes are difficult to sell due to their pricing so that the middle man can get his cut. There are many other options which cut this middle man out and those options are advertised and available here.

      We thank MHP for their support but we definitely do resent MHP continually forcing the staff to bend rules, delete posts, cover up duplicate accounts, and edit threads to satisfy some ridiculous negative crusade. The straw that broke the camel's back was really when MHP attempted to force BenzBoose to edit the Renntech vs. MHP header thread multiple times. We had no desire to bash Renntech but simply provide the proper, real information. That means more to us than vendor fees. The proof is that MHP is gone, good riddance.


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      1. oldgixxer's Avatar
        oldgixxer -
        FWIW,Im sorry to hear about this
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by oldgixxer Click here to enlarge
        FWIW,Im sorry to hear about this
        FWIW, I'm glad to no longer have to spend my time on this crap.
      1. Yomama69's Avatar
        Yomama69 -
        Me too...and I still don't think we got all the info. on that Renntech issue, FWIW.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Yomama69 Click here to enlarge
        Me too...and I still don't think we got all the info. on that Renntech issue, FWIW.
        Renntech will be posting more in the next few days.
      1. ecampbell's Avatar
        ecampbell -
        It is a shame when it comes to this. On the brighter side, less garbage to worry about.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by ecampbell Click here to enlarge
        On the brighter side, less garbage to worry about.
        Exactly and we get back to talking about cars positively.
      1. Benz-O-Rama's Avatar
        Benz-O-Rama -
        Damn.....
      1. Jake@Eurocharged.com's Avatar
        Jake@Eurocharged.com -
        wow...
      1. JRCART's Avatar
        JRCART -
        Who woulda thunk it?
      1. LZH's Avatar
        LZH -
        I fukin love it. Caught RED HANDED. What a complete scumbag. The most hysterical part about it is that Andy has no one to blame but himself yet I'm sure his hypocritical split personality is convinced he did nothing wrong and is filing a lawsuit as we speak LOL. Amazing how some people think they are smarter than everyone else...Pathological is an understatement. Yet that's what pisses me off the most - the fact that he insulted everyone's intelligence...

        Seems the "witch hunt" that many of you were b!tching about is finally over.

        Good riddance you gutless coward.

        Sticky - Well done buddy. I know dealing with this crap has taken up and wasted countless hours of your time and I commend you for keeping a level head and doing what is RIGHT and in the best interest of the community here - BenzBoost is a better place for it and I'm happy that a site like this exists. It just proves that what you are doing is important and valuable and I can't wait for the day when IB comes knockin at your door with a big fat check (that I hope you tell them to stick up their ass).
        If there is a way for me to contribute to the cause, please let me know, I'd be more than happy to make a sizeable contribution to show my appreciation. Or, perhaps you could implement functionality where paying members get different levels of benefits...But I digress and don't want to take this thread off topic...because it's the best topic on here in a while. Shoot me a PM to discuss further and once again, well done, keep up the good work.

        Best,

        JBond Click here to enlarge
      1. BrenM3's Avatar
        BrenM3 -
        What? So exactly what site has MHP not been laughed off at this point?

        Google says:

        GTR forums
        Lexus IS-f forums
        Jeep forums
        Sprinter forums
        Diesel Ram forums
        Benz forums
      1. DD GT3 RD's Avatar
        DD GT3 RD -
        but they still have the fastest C63's NA which says something about their products
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by LZH Click here to enlarge
        If there is a way for me to contribute to the cause, please let me know, I'd be more than happy to make a sizeable contribution to show my appreciation.
        There is a way and it is coming. I want to allow us to focus more on user support not that we do not appreciate vendors. I just don't want the board to become dependent on them so that then I would have no choice but to accept that IB check as I'm sure you understand what I mean.

        Shoot me an e-mail to discuss further if you like.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by DD GT3 RD Click here to enlarge
        but they still have the fastest C63's NA which says something about their products
        At no point has anyone ever doubted the product quality, that is not the issue here.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by LZH Click here to enlarge
        Or, perhaps you could implement functionality where paying members get different levels of benefits
        Subscription service as you suggested that allows you multiple additional features is coming it is just that the custom programming costs a lot of money. I am paying as I go since it is all custom and I do not want to just charge people for a different color username which is lame. I am proposing some major additional changes to offer a benefit for the money instead of a simple cash grab that certain sites (e46fanatics, autoguide) do.
      1. JRCART's Avatar
        JRCART -
        Let's not forget about the FMU situation from last week as well as the new one that suspiciously popped up after one of FMUs customers spoke with Andy. I took it upon myself to gather my own evidence on that one last week.

        Sticky, you did the right thing. This forum is a business, you need to run it like a business and you need to have the best interest of not only forum members in mind, but that of your business. The environment over here was starting to get hostile for other vendors/sponsors, if you lose those sponsors you're not going to be able to keep the lights on for too long. This was a very wise business decision and you will be rewarded for it with additional sponsors wanting to advertise here.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Jim, I made what I feel is the best decision for the community, the other vendors, and my small but expanding business.
      1. JRCART's Avatar
        JRCART -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Subscription service as you suggested that allows you multiple additional features is coming it is just that the custom programming costs a lot of money. I am paying as I go since it is all custom and I do not want to just charge people for a different color username which is lame. I am proposing some major additional changes to offer a benefit for the money instead of a simple cash grab that certain sites (e46fanatics, autoguide) do.
        sounds interesting, I can't wait to see what you come up with.

        Are you familar with the website called Jigsaw? Its a people database based site that lots of sales people use to find contact info for potential clients. What's unique about it is that you can pay for "points" or you can earn "points" points are used to buy contact info. You earn points by entering peoples names into the database who are not already in the database. If you do switch over to a "premium" membership system it would be nice for people to be able to earn a months worth of premium membership maybe by getting a certain number of referals or a certain number of positive rep points, that would benefit everyone and weed out the BSers.

        Just a thought, maybe we can talk in Vegas next week, have you decided if you're going or not?...Maybe you can ride $#@! in Lukes car LOL
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by JRCART Click here to enlarge
        Just a thought, maybe we can talk in Vegas next week, have you decided if you're going or not?
        Have not decided yet as my friend bailed so I don't want to go alone and I also was invited to a nice wine tasting and I really like those events. I also already have a room booked for SEMA which is literally just over a week after. Just haven't made up my mind yet but I could use a bit of a break.
      1. BrenM3's Avatar
        BrenM3 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by DD GT3 RD Click here to enlarge
        but they still have the fastest C63's NA which says something about their products
        Here save yourself some money on that great product:

        http://www.techtec.de/index.php?id=98

        reseller:

        http://www.eurotekdesigns.com/

        http://ecutuninggroup.com/ aka SINGH autosport