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      06-09-2014, 04:12 PM   #67
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Thanks for the info! Looks like a great kit.
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      06-09-2014, 09:09 PM   #68
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Are there any cars running this that are catless with 93 octane?
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      06-10-2014, 11:21 AM   #69
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Are there any cars running this that are catless with 93 octane?
Not at the moment, you can be the first one! With 93 octane and catless - you will be making more power than we have listed.
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      06-11-2014, 07:43 PM   #70
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Being one of the two first gintani stage 1 e9x m3s, here's a quick review of the product.

A little background first, I was in the market for a VF540 or ESS VT1-550, but saw the Gintanti kit was basically the same overall product for a cheaper price I went with this instead. I don't usually buy unproven products but decided to give it a shot.

Pros: with the Gintanti stage 1 car now pulls like a beast in almost any gear. Car finally has the torque it needs. At first I was not sure if I liked the blow off valve but it has grown on me, you can hear when shifting or letting off the gas pedal. Almost sounds like a turbo engine. Car pulls ridiculously hard from 60-whenever.

Cons: car drinks so much gas now, I've been getting 12mpg driving around the city

Overall I'm impressed with the product gintani has put out. Frankly, at first I wasn't sure if I made the right choice, since so many people just get the ESS or VF kits. I like the uniqueness of the Gintani kit. I haven't driven an ESS or VF m3 so I don't have a direct comparison, but coming from a 335 n54 w/ tune, intake, and downpipes, I can say the Gintanti m3 pulls a lot harder.

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      06-11-2014, 11:21 PM   #71
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Being one of the two first gintani stage 1 e9x m3s, here's a quick review of the product.

A little background first, I was in the market for a VF540 or ESS VT1-550, but saw the Gintanti kit was basically the same overall product for a cheaper price I went with this instead. I don't usually buy unproven products but decided to give it a shot.

Pros: with the Gintanti stage 1 car now pulls like a beast in almost any gear. Car finally has the torque it needs. At first I was not sure if I liked the blow off valve but it has grown on me, you can hear when shifting or letting off the gas pedal. Almost sounds like a turbo engine. Car pulls ridiculously hard from 60-whenever.

Cons: car drinks so much gas now, I've been getting 12mpg driving around the city

Overall I'm impressed with the product gintani has put out. Frankly, at first I wasn't sure if I made the right choice, since so many people just get the ESS or VF kits. I like the uniqueness of the Gintani kit. I haven't driven an ESS or VF m3 so I don't have a direct comparison, but coming from a 335 n54 w/ tune, intake, and downpipes, I can say the Gintanti m3 pulls a lot harder.

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Thanks for the quick review. Are you running on 91 or 93 octane? What exhaust setup? Any plans for dyno?
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      06-12-2014, 12:02 AM   #72
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Thanks for the quick review. Are you running on 91 or 93 octane? What exhaust setup? Any plans for dyno?
He's in CA so I would guess 91
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Thanks for the quick review. Are you running on 91 or 93 octane? What exhaust setup? Any plans for dyno?
He's in CA so I would guess 91
Yeah I'm on 91 octane, and just an eisenmann exhaust, gintani custom tunes (basically means dyno tuned) one of the graphs is of my car I believe they're the second series of graphs
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At first I was not sure if I liked the blow off valve but it has grown on me, you can hear when shifting or letting off the gas pedal.
Jack, great review. If you ever get tired of the BOV, I'm pretty sure you can easily switch to a bypass valve without any hassle. Most of the vendors offer either choice and I believe they're the same form factor -- meaning they bolt up the same. Be sure to check with Gintani just to be 100% sure.
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      06-12-2014, 01:55 AM   #75
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Thank you! Dyno Dynamics generally read much lower compared to other dynos. Hence, we have provided graphs of the same car on our Dyno Dynamics and Specialty Z's Dyno Jet to show the comparison.
Thanks for replying Charles, you quoted me but didn't answer my question. Would love to see someone get one of these kits CARB approved.

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      06-12-2014, 07:01 AM   #76
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Being one of the two first gintani stage 1 e9x m3s, here's a quick review of the product.

A little background first, I was in the market for a VF540 or ESS VT1-550, but saw the Gintanti kit was basically the same overall product for a cheaper price I went with this instead. I don't usually buy unproven products but decided to give it a shot.

Pros: with the Gintanti stage 1 car now pulls like a beast in almost any gear. Car finally has the torque it needs. At first I was not sure if I liked the blow off valve but it has grown on me, you can hear when shifting or letting off the gas pedal. Almost sounds like a turbo engine. Car pulls ridiculously hard from 60-whenever.

Cons: car drinks so much gas now, I've been getting 12mpg driving around the city

Overall I'm impressed with the product gintani has put out. Frankly, at first I wasn't sure if I made the right choice, since so many people just get the ESS or VF kits. I like the uniqueness of the Gintani kit. I haven't driven an ESS or VF m3 so I don't have a direct comparison, but coming from a 335 n54 w/ tune, intake, and downpipes, I can say the Gintanti m3 pulls a lot harder.

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I see that you're getting 12 miles per gallon in the city but I assume this is with spirited driving since this kit is new. How many miles per tank are you getting overall?
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      06-12-2014, 07:39 AM   #77
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12mpg!!!! i think ill keep my 22mpg city/highway
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Being one of the two first gintani stage 1 e9x m3s, here's a quick review of the product.

A little background first, I was in the market for a VF540 or ESS VT1-550, but saw the Gintanti kit was basically the same overall product for a cheaper price I went with this instead. I don't usually buy unproven products but decided to give it a shot.

Pros: with the Gintanti stage 1 car now pulls like a beast in almost any gear. Car finally has the torque it needs. At first I was not sure if I liked the blow off valve but it has grown on me, you can hear when shifting or letting off the gas pedal. Almost sounds like a turbo engine. Car pulls ridiculously hard from 60-whenever.

Cons: car drinks so much gas now, I've been getting 12mpg driving around the city

Overall I'm impressed with the product gintani has put out. Frankly, at first I wasn't sure if I made the right choice, since so many people just get the ESS or VF kits. I like the uniqueness of the Gintani kit. I haven't driven an ESS or VF m3 so I don't have a direct comparison, but coming from a 335 n54 w/ tune, intake, and downpipes, I can say the Gintanti m3 pulls a lot harder.

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I see that you're getting 12 miles per gallon in the city but I assume this is with spirited driving since this kit is new. How many miles per tank are you getting overall?
Well to clarify yes some spirited driving, but I used to get 14mpg average before so my mpg only dropped by about 2, on the highway I still get about 20mpg
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      06-12-2014, 11:45 AM   #79
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Thanks for replying Charles, you quoted me but didn't answer my question. Would love to see someone get one of these kits CARB approved.

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Sorry about that, we have no plans to make it CARB certified.
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Also interested to know about rod bearing


Rod bearing ???
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Regardless of being supercharged or N/A, rod bearings is a matter which should be determined by each individual.
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