E92 M3 Superchargers

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  1. 14 Oct 2015 at 5:01 PM #1
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    Hi all, I have owned an E92 M3 in the past which I supercharged with an ESS VT600 kit, very quick !!. I have since sold the car on and I bought one of the last of the E92 M3s from new. The car is coming to the end of a three year PCP and I think I may keep it as I dont want another PCP over 4 years. To this end I have the modding bug again and am thinking of supercharging this one to around the 600 bhp mark. Looking at options the ESS kit versus the G power kit, similar power gains but G Power is twice the price, why ?? It looks a better kit manufacturing wise but for twice the price ? Any one shed any light on this, are the blowers different, power delivery different or anything else ? The car has BBK, Akrapovic Evolution exhaust so is ready to go, any advice most appreciated.:thumbsup:
     
  2. 19 Oct 2015 at 12:57 PM #2
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    ESS have the largest number of customers and experience with their supercharger kit, which makes it the most proven. They have literally sold 100s of kits worldwide, with very few failures. I'd import the kit yourself and get it fitted by one of the approved ESS fitters in the UK.
     
  3. 19 Oct 2015 at 1:05 PM #3
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    What sort of price are these all in, and how does the car drive with one? Can you still apply all that power and pull off from the lights, or do you sit there wheel spinning in the first four gears???!!
     
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    The Evolve kits look good also. however, my money would be on ESS.
     
  5. 19 Oct 2015 at 2:20 PM #5
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    I don't think they do the VT2 600 kit now?
    I'd put the next kit up on it 625, I would stick with ESS.
     
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    I had an Evolve supercharger on my car for 2 years with no problems whatsoever.

    Them being a UK company is a plus imo and their customer support has been excellent before and after installation.
     
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    Should be for double the price!
     
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    Is it? I was under the impression that once you take into account VAT and shipping, it's around the same price.
     
  9. 19 Oct 2015 at 4:53 PM #9
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    E530 - 4.5 PSi - 530HP
    E600 - 6.0-6.7 PSi - 600 BHP
    E625 - 7.0-7.5 PSi - 625HP

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    Black Edition ESS VT kit (available option in webshop)
    E9x M3 VT1-550 Supercharger System
    $6,995.00 - 6,995.00 USD = 4,523.25 GBP plus shipping & VAT

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    E9x M3 VT2-595 Intercooled Supercharger System
    $8,495.00 - 8,495.00 USD = 5,493.21 GBP Plus shipping & VAT

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    Black Edition ESS VT kit (available option in webshop)
    E9x M3 VT2-625 Intercooled Supercharger System
    $8,995.00

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    E9x M3 VT2-650 Intercooled Supercharger System
    $10,995.00 - 10,995.00 USD = 7,109.75 GBP plus shipping & VAT
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    Personally, I'd make a hoilday of it & drive the car to Norway to buy & get them to fit it. Cuts out the 20% VAT :D
     
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    Thanks for the replies gents, has confirmed my thoughts of going the ESS route once again ! A trip to Norway had crossed my mind, I will contact them and see what the options are.:thumbsup:
     
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    Keep us posted on price could be interested
     
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    The driveability is subtle and linear.There is no punch in the back like a turbod car, the car drives as stock until you give it some welly, then it comes alive !! From my past experience the power comes in mid range to top end which is where you need it in my humble opinion. Off the mark the car is quicker but will spin the wheels if youre not careful, I think I'm talking myself into it again:muttley:
     
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    Will do:thumbsup:
     
  14. 19 Oct 2015 at 5:57 PM #14
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    What about going for 4.6 :)
     
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    Do you mean the stroker kit ?:eek:
     
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    Yes thats what i would have done if i kept mine.
     
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    For what it's worth my experience with ESS has been stellar.
    When I go the SC route (probably in the spring) it is ESS all the way:thumbsup:
     
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    I didnt realise charger kits were that sort of money. Had always thought around the 10-15k mark. Umm now wheres my E92 :muttley:
     
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