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ex3mal 02-21-2013 08:22 PM

ess vt1-455 on the way for my e46 my
 
ordered ess tuning vt1-455 kit for my e46 m3. Roman at ESS was very helpfull and got me some deal, can't wait to get it.
does any one have some experience with s/c on e46 m3? i have 4:10 gears, planing to get toyo's r888 265/35/18 all around for my apex rims to be able to put down the power*uzi**uzi*

///tyron 02-21-2013 09:02 PM

congrats! things going to be an absolute weapon on the track!

ex3mal 02-21-2013 09:17 PM

I'm still trying to keep it street legal for now hehe

EMPOWERD 02-22-2013 09:25 AM

Going supercharger for a track car is a mistake IMO. I track a lot and have no problems passing S/C M3's on the straights with my N/A M3. Superchargers (and all the hardware associated with it) get way too hot. The heat soak from WOT really bogs down your power and taxes fluids & ultimately longevity of the motor. They design these kits to work fine for the street, but not nearly enough cooling for constant track-thrashing.

GeMc 02-22-2013 09:26 AM

^^^^ I completely agree!

ex3mal 02-22-2013 09:42 AM

I track a lot too, but I was feeling I need more power, with cooling u can use in hot days methanol/water cooling and big oil cooler. I already order kit, so ill see how it goes on the track. I seen few supercharged m3 and they was monsters on the track

///tyron 02-22-2013 06:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by EMPOWERD (Post 1599324)
Going supercharger for a track car is a mistake IMO. I track a lot and have no problems passing S/C M3's on the straights with my N/A M3. Superchargers (and all the hardware associated with it) get way too hot. The heat soak from WOT really bogs down your power and taxes fluids & ultimately longevity of the motor. They design these kits to work fine for the street, but not nearly enough cooling for constant track-thrashing.

Platte forme ag is smashing lap records with their ess e46 m3. Tarzan yamada drives for the team.

http://youtu.be/BrFpXLcGq5k


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Originally Posted by ex3mal (Post 1599330)
I track a lot too, but I was feeling I need more power, with cooling u can use in hot days methanol/water cooling and big oil cooler. I already order kit, so ill see how it goes on the track. I seen few supercharged m3 and they was monsters on the track

+1 a good efficient intercooled setup with meth/water will keep that heak soak down.

davericher20 02-22-2013 07:35 PM

Sorry you're using the 888's for the track? Or the street?

ex3mal 02-22-2013 08:25 PM

I will use them for street and track, I don't drive my car to much.

SamE30e 02-24-2013 11:42 AM

ESS Kit's are very nice kits. Me and a friend put a ESS VT-1 560 kit on his E39 M5 and we've done a few E90 M3 kit's at work.

ex3mal 02-28-2013 10:24 PM

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Just got the kit, first pictures of the kit. Never seen better packing :)

ex3mal 03-20-2013 02:33 PM

Just tune installed
 
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Kit is installed and just load tune. Car start up from first crank and running smoother then stock. Taking the car today/tommorow for break in ride arond the city and after will push it to the limit hehe!!
I'll post some videos shortly

LuxySport 03-23-2013 11:10 PM

Hey is your m3 flat black?

ex3mal 03-23-2013 11:14 PM

Yes

LuxySport 03-23-2013 11:21 PM

haha thought so, I saw this get installed as i work at the shop next door. Zee's a great guy that does fantastic work. Car sounded great when it was running after the install. Where will you be tracking it?


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