ESS VT2-525 E46 M3 build

Discussion in 'Engine maintenance, upgrades and modifications' started by SteelM3123, Jul 8, 2014.

  1. 16 Jul 2015 at 8:48 AM #1101
    SteelM3123

    SteelM3123 Achieved official socks

    Joined:
    May 16, 2014
    Messages:
    1,751
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Your Motor:
    E46 M3 ESS 550 Supercharged
    Colour Combo:
    Steel Grey
    100% mate the rasp and tinny ness is gone completely. It's such a deep noise now even at 7k revs. Just dropped off at bodyshop for the minor details wasn't happy with. Final cost was £2500 with how many extras I got them doing and I want perfect for that money.
     
  2. 16 Jul 2015 at 9:17 AM #1102
    KM111 RS

    KM111 RS On the path

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2013
    Messages:
    100
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Your Motor:
    2004 BMW E46 M3 Cabrio SMG II
    Colour Combo:
    Carbon Black Metallic / Individual Cinnamon
    I'm glad you like it, it means the product has delivered.
    Usually with rasp eliminators, they get rid of the rasp up until a certain point in the rev range but as it progresses past 4,500-5,000 rpm, the rasp seems to return so if it still holds past 7,000 rpm (if I understand you correctly), then that's very impressive indeed for those who want to rid their M3s of the rasp.
    Well done :thumbsup:
     
  3. 16 Jul 2015 at 9:49 AM #1103
    SteelM3123

    SteelM3123 Achieved official socks

    Joined:
    May 16, 2014
    Messages:
    1,751
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Your Motor:
    E46 M3 ESS 550 Supercharged
    Colour Combo:
    Steel Grey
    Yep it's done its job perfectly.
     
  4. 16 Jul 2015 at 6:45 PM #1104
    5MPH

    5MPH Wearing official robes

    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2008
    Messages:
    356
    Likes Received:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    Essex
    Your Motor:
    needs a wash
    Not happy with this picture mate :eek:

    [​IMG]

    Get it back on that ramp and make it shine like the top :p

    Does look nice thou :thumbsup:

    Carbon Roof?
     
  5. 16 Jul 2015 at 8:00 PM #1105
    SteelM3123

    SteelM3123 Achieved official socks

    Joined:
    May 16, 2014
    Messages:
    1,751
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Your Motor:
    E46 M3 ESS 550 Supercharged
    Colour Combo:
    Steel Grey
    Phew. Thought you meant there was something majorly wrong under there then. Lol.

    I'm considering a full underside restoration.

    I was considering the carbon roof however with this paint it's such an amazing glimmer in the sun it would be a shame to lose the whole roof of that.
     
  6. 16 Jul 2015 at 10:31 PM #1106
    Spread79

    Spread79 Achieved official socks

    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2012
    Messages:
    757
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Souteast london/Kent
    Your Motor:
    Jaguar Mk1 / M3 E46
    Colour Combo:
    Steel grey / red
    The cars looking Awsome buddy :thumbsup:

    But the underside looks awful in comparison to the top :eek: mines the other way round under the car looks better than the top :muttley:
     
  7. 16 Jul 2015 at 11:11 PM #1107
    SteelM3123

    SteelM3123 Achieved official socks

    Joined:
    May 16, 2014
    Messages:
    1,751
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Your Motor:
    E46 M3 ESS 550 Supercharged
    Colour Combo:
    Steel Grey
    It's had the full subframe reinforcement plates, cracks welded, all new power flex bushes when it was done, so should be fine. Plus, who the hell sees the underside. The car looks amazing what people see and goes like stink, that's all I care about lol. Bodyshop have rectified few issues today and im picking it back up tomorrow. Next week for coilovers and oil temp sensor issue and few other bits. Then I can just enjoy it and start shopping for a VW transporter for my daily driver. I really want this!!

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    50mpg which is perfect for a daily driver and for work in the week. Then the m3 for weekends!! I love it just wish was dark metallic grey like the M lol.
     
  8. 17 Jul 2015 at 4:51 AM #1108
    m3craig

    m3craig Rocking a new hat

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2015
    Messages:
    474
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Your Motor:
    2003 BMW M3
    I'll sell you a ****roen c5 for a daily if you want lol. That does over 50mpg....
     
  9. 17 Jul 2015 at 7:13 AM #1109
    SteelM3123

    SteelM3123 Achieved official socks

    Joined:
    May 16, 2014
    Messages:
    1,751
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Your Motor:
    E46 M3 ESS 550 Supercharged
    Colour Combo:
    Steel Grey
    Ha ha. Il pass. Need a van for my new job in a few months anyway.
     
  10. 11 Nov 2015 at 8:35 AM #1110
    Harrysmith

    Harrysmith A mere Chipper

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2015
    Messages:
    36
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Basingstoke
    Your Motor:
    BMW M3 2004
    Colour Combo:
    Silver grey / Red
    Can you just bolt on the 3.125 smaller pulley that you buy from vortech direct??
     
  11. 30 Nov 2015 at 7:21 PM #1111
    madein

    madein Wearing official underwear

    Joined:
    May 3, 2015
    Messages:
    244
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Your Motor:
    2011 BMW M3
    Guys,

    where did you go for this run?

    The only thing pisses me off with my M3 is nowhere to go to enjoy it.
     
  12. 1 Dec 2015 at 12:06 PM #1112
    e46m3c

    e46m3c Achieved official socks

    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2010
    Messages:
    2,730
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Your Motor:
    E46 M3 & E36 M3 Evo (track)
    Hired bruntingthorpe. 50 quid/hr
     
  13. 1 Dec 2015 at 7:56 PM #1113
    madein

    madein Wearing official underwear

    Joined:
    May 3, 2015
    Messages:
    244
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Your Motor:
    2011 BMW M3
    That sounds really good, I have just sent them email....
     
  14. 18 Jan 2016 at 8:03 PM #1114
    Harrysmith

    Harrysmith A mere Chipper

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2015
    Messages:
    36
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Basingstoke
    Your Motor:
    BMW M3 2004
    Colour Combo:
    Silver grey / Red
    should i still use stock plugs? with 10psi boost?
     
  15. 18 Jan 2016 at 8:26 PM #1115
    Beedub

    Beedub A mere Chipper

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2010
    Messages:
    36
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    sutton coldfield
    Your Motor:
    2007 z4m
    Colour Combo:
    Ti silver/black

    i do.... remember a cooler plug places the heat elsewhere.... never had an issue running the stock plugs and i run my car HARD.
     
  16. 10 Aug 2017 at 11:56 PM #1116
    Curtig

    Curtig Wearing official underwear

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2016
    Messages:
    201
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Kent
    Your Motor:
    Bmw E46 m3 2003
    Colour Combo:
    silver grey m3
    Good read this
     
  17. 11 Aug 2017 at 12:03 AM #1117
    riks2rst

    riks2rst Wearing official underwear

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2012
    Messages:
    235
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Your Motor:
    2002 e46 m3
    Any updates on this car?

    Cheers, Rick
     
  18. 14 Aug 2017 at 12:30 PM #1118
    ArtiM3

    ArtiM3 On the path

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2016
    Messages:
    114
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Location:
    Watford
    Your Motor:
    05 M3 ESS VT2-575
    Colour Combo:
    Carbon Black/Imola Red

Users Who Are Viewing This Thread (Users: 0, Guests: 1)

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice