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      04-04-2013, 12:50 PM   #202
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Originally Posted by SROC5 View Post
Good to know, did not take the location of intercooler into consideration - just thought VT-2s with an intercooler would be the way to go for a track application. I guess in some ways the VT-1 550 kit then could work fine since it wouldn't block the stock cooling systems.
This kit is way worse at the track actually because with the lack of a heat exchanger. When the motor/engine bay heats up at the track, the tune will have to pull timing. At a certain point, it pulls so much timing that it is likely no faster than a bolt-on NA M3. So after say lap 3, you lost 100 HP yet still have the 50 pounds added to teh front of the car. A dedicated water/meth injection system could restore the lost ~ 100 HP however.
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