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      03-20-2013, 08:13 PM   #67
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Damn!! This thread is messing with my head!! Coming from a 1/2 mile event this past weekend (second fastest M3 in the event with 138.22mph at the half mile), I wonder how fast will a VT1-550 will be at the half mile from a stand still? I'm guessing 150+? No s/c M3's in this event unfortunately.
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      03-20-2013, 08:40 PM   #68
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Is there not alot of 08 out there running 600 and 625 kits with no issues? I am thinking of upgrading to the 625 kit at some point but don't want to have any issues, just not sure if upgrading to 585 kit adds any notable power vs the 550 kit. The only plus to the 585 I see is the added intercooler for track use but I don't track my vehicle.
Wow, seems like maybe you were right about the VT2-585 vs VT1-550, they almost made the same numbers on the same dyno!
http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=817989
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Would I have any issues passing a cali smog test with this kit? Do you need to make any modifications to the dct to handle the power?
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      03-21-2013, 11:06 AM   #71
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Would I have any issues passing a cali smog test with this kit? Do you need to make any modifications to the dct to handle the power?
No S/C system on the market is 50-state legal.

DCT will handle the power without any issues in current form, even on the track.
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No S/C system on the market is 50-state legal.
How do all the SC M3 owners pass smog in cali then? You can PM your reply if you want. Thanks.
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Wow, seems like maybe you were right about the VT2-585 vs VT1-550, they almost made the same numbers on the same dyno!
http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=817989


The VT-2 585 dynoed with 20'' wheels so it will make a bit more power if it were running 19'' wheels but not to the point that it blows the doors off the VT-1. I would say 1 car to 1.5 car lenght above the 130+ mark IMO. The VT-2 585 is better for those long hot track days.
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why change out the rod bearings? is your car an 08 or 09?
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I'm trying to do some research on the VT1-550 vs VT2-585. Can someone chime in on the intercooler blocking the radiator/stock oil cooler?
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I'm trying to do some research on the VT1-550 vs VT2-585. Can someone chime in on the intercooler blocking the radiator/stock oil cooler?
There's not really any other place to place the heat exchanger, the same location is used on both ESS and VF systems.

This is not really an issue unless on extended track sessions, in which even NA cars see increased oil temps. A larger oil cooler is always beneficial.
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So for safe, street application is the 550 a better bet?

My car is an 09 with 50k miles. I plan on running her until about 70-75k until I get a new car.
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So for safe, street application is the 550 a better bet?

My car is an 09 with 50k miles. I plan on running her until about 70-75k until I get a new car.
The 550 systems are perfectly fine for the street, I would definitely recommend one of the VT2 systems if seeing extended track use or the thirst for more power is in the future.
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