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      11-28-2009, 02:37 PM   #1
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Gintani Supercharger, Brembo, Kw Review

Never really posted anything up about the car since i have had the supercharger, brembos and kw installed. I havent really had my car, I let someone borrow it for some work and sema show ect. So ive really just got to drive it this last week and have done a few canyon runs so far and am loving it and maybe a little scared of it. Let me say im a horrible writer as well, so my apologies.

The Gintani Supercharger is running at 5.5lbs of boost in my car. It is fast as hell and have been giving rides to all my friends and some clients (a mutual friend has f430 and client said feel like this thing will smoke the shit of that). Everyone gets pretty scared and all i hear is "slow down, slow down, slow down". If you floor it with TC on the car kinda trips out, when the wheels start spinning brakes get applied from computer ect...but is fine if you drive normal, even somewhat aggressive just not too hard. MDM is still great and what i use on canyon runs (especially now, if i die you guys will know why, jk). In MDM mode it allows a decent amount of spin, and saves me when my foot gets a lil heavy out of a turn. TC off, max everything...1st gear is pretty difficult to really get traction you hit half throttle tires spinning like crazy, you really have to slowly lay into the throttle, at first i kept hitting redline, cause the wheel would break free and the needle would redline in a millisecond. Fun though, if i let the the wheels spin at a nice rate thru first, i can keep spinning all thru 2nd, and into 3rd then i let off speed get higher. If i start a 2 or 3k rpms in second gear and floor it, speed builds amazingly, and i got to say everyone in my car say wow its very linear, and throttle response is still as sharp as it ever was. Regardless from 2nd gear at low rpm flooring, once its around 7k rpm the wheels spin. which is uber fun then the shift a little more spin...also depends on what road type is like, this is with a great smooth paved road. if road has imperfection im slidding all over the place. Need bigger tires, i am running 285 in rear right now. The DCT is running great, auto mode is fine to use if you like, i never really do, but have tested it to make sure. DCT still performs as it came, downshifts are perfect and fast as ever, and love to hear the pssssshhhhh as i go to higher rpm and let off. From the outside you can obviously tell its not stock , unless maybe i keep it at 2k rpm, otherwise you hear the air goin pshhhh! lol...it kinda makes me blush and feel like a giddy little kid everytime im in my car now. when i smash on it with people its fear they first feel then start laughing as if they just got off a roller coaster...sorry on topic.. from the inside the same, but if you keep it low your ok, car is a little louder, but fine, and i didnt want a loud ass car , why i got the Akrapovic exhaust. So its fine for a daily driver. I didnt feel any negative effects on the handling, but could be also cause i had KWs installed at same time. If anyone has any questions, please ask. Tried to address driveability, power, noise levels ect.

KW v3s- feel amazing, smooth as hell, soak up bumps very well, especially thru the canyon, keeps wheels planted. Daily driving is fine, feel like its on the middle setting of the stock 3 settings. I drive the canyons mostly and when its too stiff its no good, car hits bumps and looses traction. For the track i would like to stiffen it up.

Brembos - STOP - thats what happens when i hit the pedal now, but consistantly and didnt feel any fade. When i was stock i hated the fade after a few mins of driving hard the brakes would just not cut it. Cant wait to try them on the track.

Tried to write up something helpful. Again, sorry for my terrible writing skills.

Just saw this pic online as well so added it in

Just saw this pic online so added it in also, not euro bumper but custom reflector delete mod!

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      11-28-2009, 02:53 PM   #2
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Congrats Sammy, you have made your car . Happy to hear that you're enjoying your ride more than ever.
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      11-28-2009, 03:26 PM   #3
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very nice... it must be fun as hell to drive with that S/C
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      11-28-2009, 03:39 PM   #4
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Nice write up! And a sweet car!
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      11-28-2009, 04:16 PM   #5
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Makes me think if V3's are worth it!

What setting is the stiffness on the V3's that equate to EDC in "normal" mode?
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      11-28-2009, 05:19 PM   #6
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Makes me think if V3's are worth it!

What setting is the stiffness on the V3's that equate to EDC in "normal" mode?
It would be worth it for spirited street driving and occasional track use (though not ideal using their spring rates).

However, I think for cars with EDC, it might be better to wait for Bilstein to come up with their EDC compatible coil over kit to preserve the EDC setting. Since they are already doing it for the Porsche (also with nose lifting capability for the steep driveways too!), it probably won't take long for them to figure out how to adapt that kit for use in the BMW. They already have the damptronic kit out for the regular E92s, so I guess it's just a matter of time for them to figure out the EDC system and make their shocks EDC compatible.
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      11-28-2009, 10:05 PM   #7
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Nice write up Sam!..Get ur F430 buddy to come out to the Mexico runs
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      11-28-2009, 11:24 PM   #8
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I wish i could, not that type of guy thou
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      11-29-2009, 11:40 AM   #9
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Damn you car is one the best I have seen. Not to done!! Sometimes I wonder f I should have gone with clear coated P40s. Brembos look unbelievable in yellow, like a Porsche PCCB system.

Can you buy the supercharger kit and be able to unbolt it if the car needs to go to BMW? In SA we have motorplan of 5 years and 100,000kms so we dont pay for anything not even brakes pads. If they find a mod like this, bye bye and then 30% off the value of the car on resale.

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      11-29-2009, 02:01 PM   #10
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obviously it takes work, but yes, there is no cutting of anything and is able to be returned to stock
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      11-29-2009, 02:08 PM   #11
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Wow I do love the way your car looks. How rear tires size are you running? Again, car looks great! The engine work and SC look very clean, I bet it does drive great.
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Thanks for the comments, and the engine bay looks fantastic, Gintani really did a great job, immaculate, no wires ect hanging around. Running 285 in rear 255 in front...got tires for free so...need to get bigger tires thou. Was about to get some toyo R888s. But was told they would be done with in 3months, anyone got input on that? How long will a R compound last on the street?
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      11-29-2009, 05:12 PM   #13
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Thanks for the comments, and the engine bay looks fantastic, Gintani really did a great job, immaculate, no wires ect hanging around. Running 285 in rear 255 in front...got tires for free so...need to get bigger tires thou. Was about to get some toyo R888s. But was told they would be done with in 3months, anyone got input on that? How long will a R compound last on the street?
R-compunds dont normally last over 5k miles with mixed driving.
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      11-29-2009, 09:05 PM   #14
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Your car looks fantastic. My recommendation on traction is to let the tires warm up a bit before expecting them to stick. Any tires will lack traction when cold. 285s are pretty big and should stick in 2nd gear on most surfaces. 1st gear is pretty short for that much HP and thus may be hopeless with any tires except drag radials.
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      11-29-2009, 10:19 PM   #15
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Nice car bro.

the beast much be hauling ass big time
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Man... your car looks amazing. Just wondering is that alpine white?? I don't know if they carried AW over to e9X generation.
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The car looks hawt!!


I am also satisfied with KW V3s, although I wish it has little faster/better response.
Sometimes I feel that it smooths out too much for ride comfort.
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Congrats bro- I need that ride in your car
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