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dtthiaga
09-18-2006, 12:44 PM
Has anyone used the "Stage 1 Supercharger Kit for the BMW E46 3 Series"
from JLEVI?

JLEVI Streetwerks (http://jlevistreetwerks.com/store/product_info.php?cPath=30_33_53&products_id=255&osCsid=c7a01464d82e786379ca6cbeef700aec)

$5000.00 USD

E46 325 (01-05)
6.0 psi VF-Engineeering Supercharger System.
HP 184 to 285
Torque 175 to 235

E46 330 (01-05)
6.0 psi VF-Engineeering Supercharger System.
HP 225 to 330
Torque 214 to 275

I guess it uses the "Vortech V2 Super Quite SC trim polished supercharger".

Is this a good sytem? Not looking of crazy power; looking for lower psi and more reliability. :)

SickFinga
09-18-2006, 01:21 PM
Its not their system, they are just reselling VF-Engineering kits
http://www.vf-engineering.com/

dtthiaga
09-18-2006, 01:24 PM
Yes, it is a vf-engineering product.

JLEVI Streetwerks seems to be pretty good (sponsor on e46fanatics.com).

Any feedback about vf-engineering product? Is it worth it?

Quack
09-18-2006, 01:40 PM
VF Engineering is pretty good, their S/C kits are pretty much the same with most S/C kits out there, but their software doesn't even come close to using its full potential, so if you aren't worry about getting all the power you can than I say go for it.

Furious
09-18-2006, 02:16 PM
they ok, they are a sponsor on my forum and have been for a while. i had one issue with them but other than that they have been good.

dtthiaga
09-18-2006, 03:12 PM
VF Engineering is pretty good, their S/C kits are pretty much the same with most S/C kits out there, but their software doesn't even come close to using its full potential, so if you aren't worry about getting all the power you can than I say go for it.

That's what I was hoping for. I want more power, but still stay fairly reliable. My motor only has 50,000KM and it's all highway. I should be fine... I hope. :)

If I want something similar, could it be done cheaper?

Should I change the clutch to something better? My release bearing went under warranty, and BMW put a new clutch kit about 6000KM ago. I usually get about 200,000KM on a clutch.

Thanks for the Info.

Furious
09-18-2006, 05:12 PM
most kits are made for or specifically for a stock car setup including your clutch. some will tell you that it is requirede to upgrade specific parts of your car. stage 1 setups are typically ok for a stock car, you should be fine

notjoe
09-18-2006, 05:51 PM
If your car is still under warranty then adding the SC Kit will void the remaining warranty. You might want to wait until it's expired before you consider going the FI route.

That being said if you're willing to spend more coin you can get a Dinan SC Kit which won't void whatever warranty you have left.

cisco911
09-19-2006, 05:06 PM
^^^dinan??? With the money you spend on a dinan SC, you can buy a SC kit and stil have a shitload of money left over for repairs and more mods!!!

notjoe
09-19-2006, 05:15 PM
^^^dinan??? With the money you spend on a dinan SC, you can buy a SC kit and stil have a shitload of money left over for repairs and more mods!!!


I'm not saying its worth it all i'm saying is it wont void the warrenty on the car. Whether he cares about that or not is a different story. I just wanted to put it out there and make him aware of it ;)

Jon@Bimmersport
10-01-2006, 03:56 PM
VF engineering is a quality product, their warranty is really amazing as well. At bimmersport we have a good relationship with VF our shop is full of vortech based S/C bmws, you should give us a call..you wont be dissapointed. :)

JMW
10-01-2006, 11:43 PM
If your car is still under warranty then adding the SC Kit will void the remaining warranty. You might want to wait until it's expired before you consider going the FI route.

That being said if you're willing to spend more coin you can get a Dinan SC Kit which won't void whatever warranty you have left.



true, however the VK kit comes with a three year warentee on the kit..as well as unlimited km warunettee for the three years.....they look great, have decent power, and arnt too much money, go for it

JMW
10-01-2006, 11:45 PM
VF engineering is a quality product, their warranty is really amazing as well. At bimmersport we have a good relationship with VF our shop is full of vortech based S/C bmws, you should give us a call..you wont be dissapointed. :)



and yes...its the kit we suggest at bimmersport...
look out for a pure gq surprise, tuned of course by bimmersport within the month *wave*

dtthiaga
10-02-2006, 10:40 AM
pure gq surprise.... you mean this kind... :) (see pick below)

The car is out of Warranty, so Dinan is out of the question. I just had the car inspected again, and they say it is mint. If an IS350 manual doesn't come out, I will probably have to SC the little car. :)

JMW
10-02-2006, 01:01 PM
lmfao
noo a different kind

Boots R
10-05-2006, 02:44 PM
wtf? neil, what are you doing in that pic?!? hahaha

JMW
10-05-2006, 06:03 PM
clearly kevin...i am humping the car
lmfao

Boots R
10-05-2006, 06:05 PM
Hhahahahaha You tried to slip it the tongue didn't you? *no-no* stay away from my paint! and give me your rims *wave*

JMW
10-05-2006, 07:05 PM
u can have my seats....jsut give me enough money so i can buy recaro;s

Boots R
10-05-2006, 07:23 PM
u can have my seats....jsut give me enough money so i can buy recaro;s

i'll buy you a recaro badge, and we can call it even :D

Mitch555
10-25-2006, 02:41 AM
VF Engeneering superchargers are great but they lack torque.

Out of all the companies I have talked to I have enjoyed VF Engeneering's customer service the best tho.

kerisabe
10-31-2006, 12:50 PM
Go AA or Technik Engineering (ASA) kits.. by far the best in the market. *th-up* Wait for AA's Twin Screw.. its coming very2 soon. *th-up*

SickFinga
10-31-2006, 12:58 PM
VF Engeneering superchargers are great but they lack torque.

Out of all the companies I have talked to I have enjoyed VF Engeneering's customer service the best tho.


All centrifugal superchargers lack torque.

JMW
10-31-2006, 05:57 PM
+1 to VF

Mitch555
11-01-2006, 01:15 AM
All centrifugal superchargers lack torque.

True.

VF Engeneering lacks it more than other companies that run centrifugal supercharger's also.

JMW
11-01-2006, 11:02 AM
^ really?? a stage 1 VF beats stage 2 rms in numbers i thought
and if it doesnt its close

vf has good numbers...no?

Mitch555
11-01-2006, 07:50 PM
^ really?? a stage 1 VF beats stage 2 rms in numbers i thought
and if it doesnt its close

vf has good numbers...no?

How does that make sense? lol

RMS is known for their great power output and quailty SC systems. Their tuning is just horrible.

I was told by VF themselves that the e36 M3 stage 1 kit is around 300rwhp and 222rwtq... The torque is just HORRIBLE.

JMW
11-02-2006, 08:34 PM
ye but hrp around the same...
lmfao sorry man..i didnt read properly...
yes the torque is shit lol..i havnt driven mine yet ...the chargers in im jsut waiting for ecu..so ill tell u guys how it runs soon

Mitch555
11-02-2006, 09:10 PM
ye but hrp around the same...
lmfao sorry man..i didnt read properly...
yes the torque is shit lol..i havnt driven mine yet ...the chargers in im jsut waiting for ecu..so ill tell u guys how it runs soon

Kewl meng!

Torque is what moves you tho! It's the... shoves you into your seat power. Me likzors Torque!

With not so much torque you will have to push you car more to get that top end power out of it now.

notjoe
11-02-2006, 09:53 PM
ye but hrp around the same...
lmfao sorry man..i didnt read properly...
yes the torque is shit lol..i havnt driven mine yet ...the chargers in im jsut waiting for ecu..so ill tell u guys how it runs soon


When do you think your ECU will be in? Are you going to be taking it for a rip before you store it?

JMW
11-02-2006, 10:45 PM
ye im gunna drive it for a bit joe...i have no idea when it will be in..so ill rip it if it gets in soon...if its in tomoorow..ill hit up lapalomas
and yes mitch i am aware of the sex of torque...at least ill have more than stock hahah and will have a quick car
im sure it will be good enough..especially once stage 2 is developed im plannin on gettin the upgrade


and mitch...the site says ill be gettin 295 torque and 350 horse...
theres no wayy i could be loosing that much toruqe from the crank to the wheels as the numbers u said..im gunna dyno it once its finished

Mitch555
11-02-2006, 11:40 PM
and yes mitch i am aware of the sex of torque...at least ill have more than stock hahah and will have a quick car
im sure it will be good enough..especially once stage 2 is developed im plannin on gettin the upgrade

and mitch...the site says ill be gettin 295 torque and 350 horse...
theres no wayy i could be loosing that much toruqe from the crank to the wheels as the numbers u said..im gunna dyno it once its finished

Yea, their site says 295 torque but when I talked to VF themselves they told me 222rwtq. Weird.

What clutch are you running now and what clutch will you be runnin on the stage 2 setup?

Also what size are your tires? Plan on changing the size of them once you go stage 2?

notjoe
11-03-2006, 09:43 AM
Just hurry up and get boosted so you can give me a ride ;)

SickFinga
11-03-2006, 02:31 PM
^ really?? a stage 1 VF beats stage 2 rms in numbers i thought
and if it doesnt its close

vf has good numbers...no?


RMS Stage II is the most powerful centrifugal sc kit available for E36. It has more boost than any other kit out there.

11psi for Stage II and RMS claims 411 flywheel hp with it.
VF is only 6psi for stage I.

SickFinga
11-03-2006, 02:34 PM
Yea, their site says 295 torque but when I talked to VF themselves they told me 222rwtq. Weird.



You srue?? 222rwtq is extremely low, you can get way more with JIMC cam kit.

Mitch555
11-03-2006, 06:32 PM
You srue?? 222rwtq is extremely low, you can get way more with JIMC cam kit.

Positive. I was even shocked at the low number so I re-asked him to make sure. First he said 220rwhp then he made sure by looking in the computer and it said 222rwhp! I was like wtf?

notjoe
11-03-2006, 06:38 PM
Is it done Neil?!

Furious
11-04-2006, 01:06 AM
RMS Stage II is the most powerful centrifugal sc kit available for E36. It has more boost than any other kit out there.

11psi for Stage II and RMS claims 411 flywheel hp with it.
VF is only 6psi for stage I.


the problem with this is Osh.... say no more :P

JMW
11-05-2006, 12:26 PM
Is it done Neil?!


ye the chargers in and everythings ready...jsut waiting on the remapped ecu from VF...

and yes mitch, if i do upgrade stage two down the road, everything will be upgraded, bigger tires, clutch, brakes, everything...but for now just tires..
im gunna drive ti a bit till winter really hits then its goin away

notjoe
11-05-2006, 12:46 PM
When are you expecting to have the ECU back?

JMW
11-05-2006, 01:32 PM
monday i hope...its taken so long..i cnt wait anymore lol...i dont have a car to drive and its hard to live without one lol...
so im praying monday

notjoe
11-05-2006, 02:55 PM
You should have borrowed an ECU to send to them and have them ship it back along with the kit, it saves mucho timeo

330ci05
11-05-2006, 03:52 PM
Dinan doesn't make a S/C for a non M e46...

JMW
11-05-2006, 06:53 PM
You should have borrowed an ECU to send to them and have them ship it back along with the kit, it saves mucho timeo


i kno, but i didnt, soo i wait

notjoe
11-05-2006, 07:00 PM
i kno, but i didnt, soo i wait


I got my fingers crossed for you bro!!!

JMW
11-05-2006, 07:22 PM
well ill keep ya posted..maybe this week