Originally Posted by Chriskm3
Hello guys. I need your expertise. Just visited a local bmw shop that sells AA and ess super chargers. I just placed on order on a hfc xpipe by AA xpipe, and I got talked into getting a supercharger system. I was quoted aprice for AA 535 stage1 kit which comes with the intercooler and other things that the Eas 535 stage 1 kit does not. The price difference is about 3000 between the two, but I was explained that AA system is a much superior system in all aspects of charging and engine longevity. Additionally, i was assured that the eas non intercooled unit pulls hard the inital times but after few pulls the unit heats up and fails to produce. Feed back from SC owners would be great.
The car is used for street dd driving, no track time. thanks
If anyone one has units for sale i would be interested in pricing aswell.
your price difference is wrong:
AA Stage 1: $ 13750
ESS VT1-535: $8290 (standard ESS, ECU cable) DIFFERENCE: $5460
ESS VT2-575: $ 10790 (standart ESS, ECU cable, intercooled) DIFFERENCE: $2960
so the intercooled ESS system is still $3000 cheaper than the AA, the VT1 ESS is over $5000 bugs cheaper! (and that's a lot of money!!)