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      07-05-2009, 04:58 PM   #23
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I love that color.

Keep us updated.
What color was that anyway? Its great!
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      07-05-2009, 10:12 PM   #24
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Damn, that paint job is sick. That is one of the best looks I have seen for our car, I think it works really well with the lines and general look of the vehicle.
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      07-06-2009, 08:38 AM   #25
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Great job guys! I can't wait to see the results...I was SOOOOO HAPPY with my E46 M3 S/C system from you guys...incredible.

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      07-06-2009, 08:55 AM   #26
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Looks Great!
Need pics of the SC.
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      07-17-2009, 07:51 PM   #27
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Here are a few more photos taken from a few days ago-


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these last few shots were taken at our new VF Headquarters in SoCal






-stay tuned, more to come!

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      07-18-2009, 03:50 AM   #28
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I was able to hit a huge tuner show at Hockenheimring and there was alot of cars painted that way...AMGs, Tech Art and alot of the big time vendors are doing paint similiar here in Germany. I must say it looks WICKED! I'm loving that blower under the the hood, very nice with a Vortech. Did you look at using a Procharger PS-1 self contained unit? That would make a supercharged system much easier for a DIY person like me without the need for running oil lines to the unit. Congrats on the beautiful car!
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      07-18-2009, 07:02 AM   #29
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I was able to hit a huge tuner show at Hockenheimring and there was alot of cars painted that way...AMGs, Tech Art and alot of the big time vendors are doing paint similar here in Germany. I must say it looks WICKED! I'm loving that blower under the the hood, very nice with a Vortech. Did you look at using a Procharger PS-1 self contained unit? That would make a supercharged system much easier for a DIY person like me without the need for running oil lines to the unit. Congrats on the beautiful car!
VF Engineering is using a Vortech V3 supercharger (which has a self-contained oiling system), so there is no need to use a Procharger PS-1.


Superchargers with a self contained oiling system, are very beneficial from an installation standpoint, and it reduces the chances of an engine oil leak.

Many years ago, Paxton actually invented the first "self-contained" supercharger with a planetary gear drive system that required no external lubrication source.

Since then, other supercharger manufacturers have hopped on the bandwagon. Vortech and Paxton are actually technology partners , so it's not surprising to see this advanced technology migrate over to the Vortech product line.

Vortech engineers have now improved on the basic technology, by discarding the 'old school' planetary-drive transmission. Planetary gears actually limit your internal impeller speeds, so your boost and power potential are both capped at lower threshold.

When Paxton first released their early self-contained Paxton superchargers, they had trouble dissipating heat because of the planetary-drive system. They would overheat at higher boost levels and that ultimately limited their HP and TRQ at high rpms.

To cure this on the new generation self-contained oil reservoir superchargers, Vortech engineers stepped in and designed a gear-driven transmission that eliminated the heat buildup associated with a planetary-drive system.

The gear-driven Vortech V3 supercharger can now deliver not only greater power potential for a small-frame supercharger, but it can also do this with exceptional reliability.

I have attached a few pics, for those of you who have seen the inside of a supercharger...
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      07-18-2009, 10:52 AM   #30
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Wow. I would love to get my hands on this S/C system when it is complete . Probably will be the first S/C'ed E92 M3 in my country.
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      07-18-2009, 12:28 PM   #31
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Wow. I would love to get my hands on this S/C system when it is complete . Probably will be the first S/C'ed E92 M3 in my country.
That will be interesting. Our design engineer is originally from your country!
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      07-18-2009, 12:47 PM   #32
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This color looks awesome!!! Keep us posted on the development of the SC. Cant wait to compare
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      07-18-2009, 01:52 PM   #33
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That will be interesting. Our design engineer is originally from your country!
Oh nice! Then he is well aware of the temperature conditions of our country (hot as hell!) . I am sure your S/C system will be adept in handling external temps of over 40 degrees ?
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      07-18-2009, 02:08 PM   #34
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Oh nice! Then he is well aware of the temperature conditions of our country (hot as hell!) . I am sure your S/C system will be adept in handling external temps of over 40 degrees ?
Indeed. As such you will see from documentation that we are going to publish shortly, that silmilarly with our E46M kit, our E9XM kit will have the largest cooling capacity. Our water tank and heat exchangers are designed to be an overkill just like the rest of the car.
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      07-18-2009, 02:40 PM   #35
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      07-19-2009, 02:44 AM   #36
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Indeed. As such you will see from documentation that we are going to publish shortly, that silmilarly with our E46M kit, our E9XM kit will have the largest cooling capacity. Our water tank and heat exchangers are designed to be an overkill just like the rest of the car.

Just can not wait to see the results of the VF S/C kit.
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Well, the problem with designing planetary gearboxes have always been one of getting rid of the heat and getting the lubricants to all the necessary places. Anyway, I'm impressed that you can get the ratio in a single gear pair. I agree you'll get around a lot of problems by using a simpler gearing arrangement, if you can get the size and gear wheel inertia to be similar to the planetary gears, that would be awesome.

Very impressive!
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pm's answered!
-Here is a photo of our VF-S/C kit on the M.

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      07-20-2009, 08:23 PM   #39
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I saw those pics and ......."I jizzed in my pants"
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      07-22-2009, 02:20 PM   #40
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Cool, I was unaware that Vortech had a self-contained unit...very nice! Vortech has always had a big following in the pony car market so I know they engineer great products. I actually had a Powerdyne on a 93 Lightning which worked quite well even though they wwere known as fragile in the higher boost levels. VF, the kit looks great, I'm digging the dual BOV's on the intake! Now to save up those pennies!
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Many years ago, Paxton actually invented the first "self-contained" supercharger with a planetary gear drive system that required no external lubrication source.

Since then, other supercharger manufacturers have hopped on the bandwagon. Vortech and Paxton are actually [U
technology partners[/u] , so it's not surprising to see this advanced technology migrate over to the Vortech product line.
Vortech bought Paxton a while back.
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Vortech bought Paxton a while back.
lol... Thanks for the news flash.
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Todays addition: Toyo R888's mounted to VMR's VB3's

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Indeed. As such you will see from documentation that we are going to publish shortly, that silmilarly with our E46M kit, our E9XM kit will have the largest cooling capacity. Our water tank and heat exchangers are designed to be an overkill just like the rest of the car.

Keep up the good work. we are all waitting for the e92 m3 kit in TAIWAN. we love VF in TAIWAN
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