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      04-04-2012, 03:30 PM   #1
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▀▄ eas |The Smoking Tire/Tuned wraps up 2012 with VF Engineering!

It’s the final show for Season 1 of “Tuned” on YouTube’s Drive network. (Don’t worry, we’ll be back in July.)



Over the season the channel was flooded with questions and comments, good and bad. So, for this episode, Matt decided to sit down and address the most common, or notable, from each episode. So grab a beer and hit ‘play’, or if you aren’t old enough, three 5 Hour Energy drinks. Actually don’t do that. (please please please don’t do that, you’ll die and sue us). Enjoy, and we’ll see you in July.



Our VF620 Supercharged M3 enters in at 19:20 into the clip. For those that missed the original airing, we've embedded it here for your viewing pleasure:





Factory Build Configuration
Year: 2011 BMW M3 ZCP
Color: Alpine White
Transmission: DCT
Interior: Speed Cloth/Anthracite Trim
Exterior: Carbon Roof

Engine
VF Engineering VF620 Supercharger System

Suspension
KW 2-Way Adjustable Club Sport Coilover kit w/ Front Camber Plates

Brakes
AP Racing - AP7100 368mm 6-piston Front Big Brake Kit
AP Racing - AP7150 356mm 4-piston Rear Big Brake Kit

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Akrapovic Titanium Evolution Exhaust System

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19x9.5/19x10.5 Volk G12 Wheels in Matte Black Finish
265/35-19, 295/30-19 Yokohama AD08 Tires

Aesthetics
IND AW Pre-Painted Reflectors
Challenge Carbon Fibre GT3 Front Splitter w/ Brake Ducts (not in video)
Matte Black Kidney Grilles/Fender Gills, M3 Trunk Badge
Ericsson Decklid

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VS Motorsports Bolt-in Roll Cage
RECARO Pole Position Seats, Black Cloth
RECARO Slider Track Kit
Macht Schnell Competition Liteweight Floor Mounts
Macht Schnell Harness Receptacles
Macht Schnell Seat Shell Adapter/Side Mounts
Macht Schnell Ashtray Gauge Panel
ST3401 Stack Wide-band Air-Fuel (Lambda)
ST3310 Stack Professional, Oil Temperature (used for DCT fluid monitoring)
ST3512 Stack Boost Pressure (-30inHg to +30 PSI)

Lighting
AiB v4.0 LED Angel Eye System

Factory options were left to a minimum: No leather, no iDrive, no Comfort Access. The primary goal is being fast with little creature comforts that can easily be replicated by anyone with the desire to go fast.

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      04-04-2012, 03:36 PM   #2
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Awesome car; enjoyed the video when it came out. Congrats on the well deserved publicity!
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^^+1 very cool.
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Tom picks me up from school everyday in that car... I am the coolest kid @ my school!
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Tom, I'm have a few questions and hope you can provide a little guidance.
1) The video indicates the car above is on the VF620 kit, and making 690hp @ ~8lbs of boost. On the VFEng website, it says the VF620 kit is good for 620hp @ 5.5-6PSI.
a) Are you guys selling the 8lb pulley, or was this a custom one off?
b) Is the kit w/the 8 lb pulley kit called something else (VF690?) and if so, what's the price difference between the 690hp kit vs the 620hp kit?

2) Drew is having issues w/his DCT and the clutch discs slipping. Are you guys on the stock discs, and how are they holding up?

3) The car 690hp car is running a stock bottom end. VF Eng. didn't feel like a rebuild of the bottom end was warranted for long-term reliability of the engine? I'm asking b/c the other two high hp s/c builds I've seen have a bottom end rebuild going on, so I'm curious.

Thanks for your help. Love the power you guys are making

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Tom? VF Engineering? Anyone?
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enjoyed the video when it came out.
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looks like a jab at G-Power GTS... nice job!
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haha, while you were in school, Tom took me out on a day on the town..or around the block
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Sorry, missed your post - we have been extremely busy preparing for MFest next week.

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Tom, I'm have a few questions and hope you can provide a little guidance.
1) The video indicates the car above is on the VF620 kit, and making 690hp @ ~8lbs of boost. On the VFEng website, it says the VF620 kit is good for 620hp @ 5.5-6PSI.
Our car is using the production VF620 kit with no changes other than a race gas with Akropovic tune, 100oct fuel and Akrapovic Evo exhaust. We've noticed power outputs vary from car to car, depending on temperature. In the winter we have seen boost is actually higher by 1psi caused by ambient temp differences only.

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a) Are you guys selling the 8lb pulley, or was this a custom one off?
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b) Is the kit w/the 8 lb pulley kit called something else (VF690?) and if so, what's the price difference between the 690hp kit vs the 620hp kit?
VF does not offer an 8lb setup. However they are considering ading a VF650 kit to the lineup which requires a full Akrapovic Evo or equivalent exhaust setup.

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2) Drew is having issues w/his DCT and the clutch discs slipping. Are you guys on the stock discs, and how are they holding up?
Yes, we are running the stock DCT and have not experienced any issues so far.

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3) The car 690hp car is running a stock bottom end. VF Eng. didn't feel like a rebuild of the bottom end was warranted for long-term reliability of the engine? I'm asking b/c the other two high hp s/c builds I've seen have a bottom end rebuild going on, so I'm curious.
Correct, long block is untouched.

VF mentioned they are not comfortable running production cars at 690hp due to engine reliability and connecting rod bearing issues.

I am using a specific race tune since this car sees repeated track use. This tune is not commercially available at the moment, but may be offered as an available option in the near future for dedicated trackrats.

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Thanks for your help. Love the power you guys are making
Much appreciated. There's plenty more to come.
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VF does not offer an 8lb setup. However they are considering ading a VF650 kit to the lineup which requires a full Akrapovic Evo or equivalent exhaust setup.
Would any major components of this VF650 kit be different from the VF620, or just expected differences (pulley, more aggressive tune, etc.)???

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That car is absolutely ridiculous.

Tom, I thought you guys were using Evolve? Why VF now?
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That car is absolutely ridiculous.

Tom, I thought you guys were using Evolve? Why VF now?
We've been with VF since the beginning, as well as flashed some local M3s with the Evolve tunes. Since we have a longstanding relationship with VF Engineering and their Supercharger systems, there no reason why we should not be offering the HEX Flashes as well.

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Would any major components of this VF650 kit be different from the VF620, or just expected differences (pulley, more aggressive tune, etc.)???
Details have not yet been released, but will in a separate thread when ready.
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      07-21-2012, 01:14 AM   #17
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that is sick... i'm going to take a drive in my VF620 now...
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that is sick... i'm going to take a drive in my VF620 now...
Enjoying the newfound power yet?
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      07-23-2012, 03:04 PM   #19
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Damn! Gotta love that vid.

Car is tastefully modded... I like I like!
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