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      09-07-2012, 01:04 PM   #1
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Active Autowerke VS ESS SC real world comparison video

I came across this on another forum and I thought it'd be interesting to post. When I had an M3 I was actually looking into both kits (I decided to take the money for a SC and just buy a GTR instead)

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White E90 M3 - AA Stage 2+
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Black E92 M3 - ESS VT1-535 (Camera Car)
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Grey E92 M3 - ESS VT2-600
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The Active car simply pulls! If you look back to other threads people were bashing the kit say that it was really not much quicker than the ESS-535 kit or even the 600 kit.

The black e92 shows some impressive power with the upgraded pulley and meth injection, I think the car running the 600 kit w/ meth vs the AA car would be interesting
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      09-07-2012, 01:07 PM   #2
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      09-07-2012, 01:21 PM   #5
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My bad, I didn't realize that it was a repost. Where's the other thread?
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      09-07-2012, 01:26 PM   #7
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I don't understand why this thread would get locked? There is nothing wrong or against the rules with sharing a video that features two popular products sold on these forums.

I'm not a vendor selling anything, I have no ties to any company remotely related to the BMW industry, and there is nothing bias about my post (especially since I haven't even stated an opinion)

If you can point out why this thread should be locked I'd love to hear it
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If you can point out why this thread should be locked I'd love to hear it
Going out on a limb here, but maybe because it is a repost? Like I said, just guessing (and not trying to be a wise ass, either).
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      09-07-2012, 01:39 PM   #9
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Going out on a limb here, but maybe because it is a repost? Like I said, just guessing (and not trying to be a wise ass, either).
I know you're not, its just that I didn't know this was a repost and I can't even find the other thread. Maybe I took the comments too harshly.
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I don't understand why this thread would get locked? There is nothing wrong or against the rules with sharing a video that features two popular products sold on these forums.

I'm not a vendor selling anything, I have no ties to any company remotely related to the BMW industry, and there is nothing bias about my post (especially since I haven't even stated an opinion)

If you can point out why this thread should be locked I'd love to hear it


http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=741777

I wasn't trying to knock you by any means, but I had just looked at this thread, containing the same information, and it's been locked.
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      09-07-2012, 02:40 PM   #11
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I knew it was only a matter of time

Just a note as well... All of our stage 2 kits are shipping with the same blower as the one in the video.
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I don't understand why this thread would get locked? There is nothing wrong or against the rules with sharing a video that features two popular products sold on these forums.

I'm not a vendor selling anything, I have no ties to any company remotely related to the BMW industry, and there is nothing bias about my post (especially since I haven't even stated an opinion)

If you can point out why this thread should be locked I'd love to hear it


http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=741777

I wasn't trying to knock you by any means, but I had just looked at this thread, containing the same information, and it's been locked.
Thanks for tracking that down. Hopefully mine doesn't get locked, I think it's a cool video

I could care less about the drama between owners of different kits. Everyone makes a good product, competition makes everyone bettwr
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      09-07-2012, 04:58 PM   #13
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Thanks for tracking that down. Hopefully mine doesn't get locked, I think it's a cool video

I could care less about the drama between owners of different kits. Everyone makes a good product, competition makes everyone bettwr
It shouldn't be locked I see a ton of street racing videos of Ess cars right below yours.
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      09-07-2012, 05:09 PM   #14
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I think people should appreciate the way you constructed this post. Not trying to downplay or criticize anyone's product.

What this video shows is actually how good both kits really are. It clearly shows the strengths of the AA Stage 2, as well as, how great of a deal the VT1-535 is. Finally, one can visually see the benefits of running meth.

I don't see any need for anyone to turn this into something that it's not intended to be.

Thanks for sharing the video.

EDIT: It must be noted that the Grey E92 M3 also is supposedly on big 20" wheels which we all know are giant anchors, especially at rolling speeds. I heard he put down awesome 1/4mi times on 19s.
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Damn, AA car is moving.
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I think people should appreciate the way you constructed this post. Not trying to downplay or criticize anyone's product.

What this video shows is actually how good both kits really are. It clearly shows the strengths of the AA Stage 2, as well as, how great of a deal the VT1-535 is. Finally, one can visually see the benefits of running meth.

I don't see any need for anyone to turn this into something that it's not intended to be.

Thanks for sharing the video.

EDIT: It must be noted that the Grey E92 M3 also is supposedly on big 20" wheels which we all know are giant anchors, especially at rolling speeds. I heard he put down awesome 1/4mi times on 19s.
Good call on the wheels, I'm sure that additional rotating mass plays a factor
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Or the heavy air filter
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Was that Ahkash's AA car? What do you think the difference is in whp between the two? Maybe 480 whp (ESS 535) vs. 540+/-whp for AA stg 2... Thoughts?
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I vote for ESS anyday of the week.... ESS FTW!!!!!!
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i don't see anything strange here. all cars performed accordingly with what each car was equipped with
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We had a similar result running our VT2-625 VS VT1-535. I would be more interested in seeing this AA car run a VT2-650 considering they are both running about 8.5 psi

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We had a similar result running our VT2-625 VS VT1-535. I would be more interested in seeing this AA car run a VT2-650 considering they are both running about 8.5 psi
Now we're talking!!!
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