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Old 02-21-2013, 08:22 PM   #1
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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
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Old 02-21-2013, 09:02 PM   #2
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congrats! things going to be an absolute weapon on the track!
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Old 02-21-2013, 09:17 PM   #3
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I'm still trying to keep it street legal for now hehe
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Old 02-22-2013, 09:25 AM   #4
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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.
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Old 02-22-2013, 09:26 AM   #5
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^^^^ I completely agree!
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Old 02-22-2013, 09:42 AM   #6
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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
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Old 02-22-2013, 06:52 PM   #7
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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.
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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.
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Old 02-22-2013, 07:35 PM   #8
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Sorry you're using the 888's for the track? Or the street?
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Old 02-22-2013, 08:25 PM   #9
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I will use them for street and track, I don't drive my car to much.
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Old 02-24-2013, 11:42 AM   #10
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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.
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Old 02-28-2013, 10:24 PM   #11
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Just got the kit, first pictures of the kit. Never seen better packing
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Old 03-20-2013, 02:33 PM   #12
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Just tune installed

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!!
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Old 03-23-2013, 11:10 PM   #13
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Hey is your m3 flat black?
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Old 03-23-2013, 11:14 PM   #14
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Old 03-23-2013, 11:21 PM   #15
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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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