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      03-21-2013, 07:15 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by NikB316 View Post
Tom,
I've always found the numbers on the ESS-550/585 (not sure which is which) to be very impressive as the other dyno you guys posted with the non intercooled kit was like 520whp/330wtq. Is there really that small of a difference between the kits (625) power wise? Is the main benefit of the 625 that it would obviously have much better track capability with the extra cooling? Just curious as I'm sure some others are as well. From these dynos it would appear that for someone who uses their car only on the street the non-intercooled kit is an awesome value.

Very nice gains from just the test pipes on this particular car!
I completely agree, bang for the buck - the VT1-550 is hard to beat and will satisfy most needs out there.

While the 550s will run on the track, heatsoak will eventually set in on extended sessions. Street driving won't be much of an issue. If the plan is to upgrade in the near future, at least run with the any of the VT2 systems so the manifold will not need to be swapped at a later time.
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