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      11-02-2011, 12:05 PM   #1
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Hey Guys,
I'm looking for some advice. I have a 2011 E90 M3 with about 26k on it and I am considering a supercharger. I have already spoken with ESS about their stage 1 and Gintani about their stage 2 (Gintani really doesn't make a stage 1 anymore). I really want to go with Gintani becuase I already have their catless x-pipe, hybrid exhaust, and ECU tune however, I am considering others because Gintani is asking 13,500.00 for the stage 2. I spoke with them and they claim to have a special for approximately 11,000.00 but I haven't heard back from them. Anyway, looking for suggestions or any advice as to what brand to go with.
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      11-02-2011, 01:03 PM   #2
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You can also take a look at the Active Autowerke Stage I and Stage II Supercharger Kits.
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      11-02-2011, 01:10 PM   #3
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I dont think you can go wrong with either of the 3 but you will find ESS sells A LOT more kits than Gintani and AA. Very simple kit, very reliable (no failures than I'm aware of). The 535 kit is the best bang for the buck. I've yet to dyno mine (next wk hopefully) but several board members are near 500whp if running catless. VT2 and your 50 to 100whp more but that comes at a cost. I will probably upgrade to the 625kit next year. Customer service at ESS is top notch! I dont think these guys sleep. AJ called me after 9pm while he was programming my ECU and Roman is ALWAYS available.
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      11-02-2011, 02:36 PM   #4
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Can't go wrong with ESS, just the feeling you get behind the wheel on street and track has impressed me every time.
The kit is extremely reliable and it makes me feel pretty confident where I have the power at all times. Especially knowing that I could get the wheels to slip all over with DSC off it still has an incredible feeling of complete control

The guys at ESS are amazing and would choose to go back to them again and again on future applications.

Liked it so much I bought another kit from them. Biggest mistake I made on my last car was selling the kit I already had in the first place
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      11-04-2011, 03:27 PM   #5
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We could work on getting a group discount if we all drive to AZ to get it installed from ESS. I have mine planned for late 2013.
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see my reviews of the ESS kit. HIGHLY recommended.

http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=496580

http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=551151
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      11-05-2011, 11:07 AM   #7
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Dyan,
Roger that man! They are so damn expensive so maybe if we got some guys together we could get it done. I think I will wait so that we can possibly get the group discount and also possibly get that Vishnu Meth kit if it ever comes out in the mean time. What do you think?
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I'm definitely down for a g/b if we can arrange that w/ESS, although I'd do my own install.
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      11-05-2011, 12:33 PM   #9
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We're only about 4 hours away. Every now and then they offer free installs. The Proceed and meth kit will hold me over until I get back. If it ever comes out.
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