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      01-31-2011, 09:33 PM   #89
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The only issue that probably isn't a big deal but if you drag race and have sticky tires the higher numerically the rear end the weaker the ring gear is since it has more teeth. I knew this but had to find out the hard way in another car. Sticky drag slicks with a 4.86 rear end (stock is 4.12), drop the clutch and "clunk" two teeth cleanly removed from ring gear.
How much power were you running?
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      01-31-2011, 09:51 PM   #90
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I would strongly recommend staying with stock gearing. Even the VT1-535 has so much power it flies through the gears with stock gearing. 4.10 gears would just make the car a very expensive smoke machine in the first 3 gears.
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      02-01-2011, 07:17 AM   #91
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I would strongly recommend staying with stock gearing. Even the VT1-535 has so much power it flies through the gears with stock gearing. 4.10 gears would just make the car a very expensive smoke machine in the first 3 gears.
True!

You will eventually want to upgrade to the VT2 setup anyway which will still allow you to have a smoke machine.
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      02-01-2011, 09:30 AM   #92
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Does high humidity with high temperatures have any negative effects with the VT-535? For example is there any difference between 100 degrees with 15% humidity in Arizona versus 95 degrees with 85% humidity in Jersey? Just want to make sure the non inter-cooled kit is safe for the gamut of weather changes on the East coast.

I can't imagine needing more power than this kit puts down. Even the VT-535 is probably overkill for day to day driving.
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      02-01-2011, 09:44 AM   #93
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Does anyone have the BMW performance steering wheel? Just wondering if it still works fine after the kit is installed.
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      02-01-2011, 09:45 AM   #94
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Does high humidity with high temperatures have any negative effects with the VT-535? For example is there any difference between 100 degrees with 15% humidity in Arizona versus 95 degrees with 85% humidity in Jersey? Just want to make sure the non inter-cooled kit is safe for the gamut of weather changes on the East coast.

I can't imagine needing more power than this kit puts down. Even the VT-535 is probably overkill for day to day driving.
It is overkill, but you will be totally satisfied and have no more urges for a horsepower increase. Probably the last mod I'll ever do. Also, does anyone know what the 0-60 time is on the 535 kit everything else stock?
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      02-01-2011, 09:55 AM   #95
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It is overkill, but you will be totally satisfied and have no more urges for a horsepower increase. Probably the last mod I'll ever do. Also, does anyone know what the 0-60 time is on the 535 kit everything else stock?
Agreed- just trying to talk myself out of needing the VT-575 kit .
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      02-01-2011, 09:59 AM   #96
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Agreed- just trying to talk myself out of needing the VT-575 kit .
If you can afford it, just go for it. You only live once, so you better live it up!!!! Don't buy the kit if you going to be cash strapped afterwards. Putting food on the table or paying your mortgage is a lot more important then a supercharger, thats for sure.

I'm sure most guys here wouldn't have a problem though.
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      02-01-2011, 09:59 AM   #97
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It is overkill, but you will be totally satisfied and have no more urges for a horsepower increase. Probably the last mod I'll ever do. Also, does anyone know what the 0-60 time is on the 535 kit everything else stock?

HAAA, thats what YOU think! The desire for more power never goes away! You will get used to 535 and want more.
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      02-01-2011, 10:01 AM   #98
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HAAA, thats what YOU think! The desire for more power never goes away! You will get used to 535 and want more.
You know me well bud!!!!! No seriously, after the kit is installed, is there really a need for anymore power? You can't even get out of second gear without breaking the local speed limit. LOL
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You know me well bud!!!!! No seriously, after the kit is installed, is there really a need for anymore power? You can't even get out of second gear without breaking the local speed limit. LOL
You could be right...my wallet sure hopes so! I had a 911TT before my M3 and I always thought the gobs of torque was too much for local driving. But it sure was nice to have when you needed/wanted it.
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      02-01-2011, 10:05 AM   #100
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You know me well bud!!!!! No seriously, after the kit is installed, is there really a need for anymore power? You can't even get out of second gear without breaking the local speed limit. LOL
That's what I'm talking about- I can't see going for the 575 or 600 hp kits. But I guess for those few times when you could let it rip it might be worth it to some people.
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      02-01-2011, 10:11 AM   #101
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You can get in a lot of trouble with the police and your insurance with this much power. For me, it's really the satisfaction of over taking the slow poke in front of you, or merging on the highway and just blowing by everyone. It's not about going 200mph, it's about having power when you need it. BE RESPONSIBLE. Having a car like this is a privelage and you wouldn't never want that taken away from you.
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Does anyone have the BMW performance steering wheel? Just wondering if it still works fine after the kit is installed.
I have the performance wheel and it works perfectly fine with the ESS S/C!


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I have the performance wheel and it works perfectly fine with the ESS S/C!


Thanks for verifying. I just wanted to make sure. I'm sure the shifter LED's are constantly blinking on your car!!!!
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      02-01-2011, 11:40 AM   #104
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Does anyone have the BMW performance steering wheel? Just wondering if it still works fine after the kit is installed.
I have it and it works just fine..
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I have the performance wheel and it works perfectly fine with the ESS S/C!


same here...
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I already have the gears installed that's why I asked, I guess I'm going to need to go stock
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I already have the gears installed that's why I asked, I guess I'm going to need to go stock
You do not have to, it will work fine as is. The car will however be insanely quick and tail happy in the first 3 gears. Try it first, and if to much revert to stock gears.
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The ESS super charger is a must no matter what gearing you use. Imagine the incredible horsepower increase.....
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Isn't it about time for this thread to be stickied it actually answered every questioned I had about Superchargers between the actual venders and other members of the forum answering I'm know the time buy is coming!!
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Isn't it about time for this thread to be stickied it actually answered every questioned I had about Superchargers between the actual venders and other members of the forum answering I'm know the time buy is coming!!
Enjoy your new found power.
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