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      09-15-2010, 10:40 PM   #1
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My review on the ESS VT2 SuperCharger including Dyno!

Its was just a matter of time to go FI route.debated between some of the companies out there and did some researches and came down to ESS as i had my NA tune from them in the past and was more than satisfied.
Found a used kit with about a 1K miles and spoke to Roman about it and he was very helpful to answer all my questions about reliability and the maintenance of the SC.It took me and a buddy of mine a weekend to install the kit. Instillation instruction was very straight forward,couldn't be easier.

Here are my reviews :
The Kit was nicely designed,from the SC bracket to the cast intake.Fitment was 100%.
Car feels a lot smoother through out the RPM,idles better,drives very nice and about 4500RPM it completely transforms.
I had my car before with pulley,Dinan intake,Gintani race,challenge Xpipe and ESS NA tune and put down 404WHP,car felt very quick compared to stock.
The SC took the power to another level of performance.
Keep up the good work Roman!
Sometime next week i will get some Dyno numbers and i will post them !!
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How much for the system and installation?
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Does anybody know about any engine/tranny blow with the ESS supercharger?

Would like to go FI route at a certain time, but still waiting to hear about potential reliability problems
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Does anybody know about any engine/tranny blow with the ESS supercharger?

Would like to go FI route at a certain time, but still waiting to hear about potential reliability problems
I know of some other companies blowing up motors ,but not ESS!
2 of my friends have ESS SC and its very reliable.
Email Roman,sure he'll answer all your questions.
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Congratulations. It must be a blast to drive. Just wondering about the x-pipe. Which vendor did you buy it from?
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Congratulations. It must be a blast to drive. Just wondering about the x-pipe. Which vendor did you buy it from?
Thnx man!!its an absolute beast.................................got the Xpipe from EAS!
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Congratulations. It must be a blast to drive. Just wondering about the x-pipe. Which vendor did you buy it from?
Buy my dinan xipipe nets 25+ whp gain !!
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And I drove IMG's M , it's rediculously fast !!!!
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How do you handle the traction with the extra power?

Losing traction more often than not with my stock M3.
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How do you handle the traction with the extra power?

Losing traction more often than not with my stock M3.
Different wheels/tyres... I have over 600hp with 285 tyres on the rear which gives pretty good traction.
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How do you handle the traction with the extra power?

Losing traction more often than not with my stock M3.
I don't pound on the car off the line,i usually get on it in second gear @ 4500rpm,still get a tire spin but its better than power shifting into 2nd and spin the tire all the way to redline.
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Buy my dinan xipipe nets 25+ whp gain !!
Next year when I replace one of the cars with E92, . I think I'll be happy with ESS V1-535 package and X-pipe. I am looking forward to it.
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Next year when I replace one of the cars with E92, . I think I'll be happy with ESS V1-535 package and X-pipe. I am looking forward to it.
Actually the 535 with catdelete will give good power , around 435 to 450 whp
Get a head start pick pick up my dinan full exhaust ! I'll make you an offer you can't refuse we'll shouldn't refuse
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Next year when I replace one of the cars with E92, . I think I'll be happy with ESS V1-535 package and X-pipe. I am looking forward to it.
i'm very happy with mine! Post a review after you get it all installed


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Actually the 535 with catdelete will give good power , around 435 to 450 whp
that's being conservative... mine dyno'd 470whp SAE NO X-PIPE
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I don't pound on the car off the line,i usually get on it in second gear @ 4500rpm,still get a tire spin but its better than power shifting into 2nd and spin the tire all the way to redline.

But then no stop light races I understand...
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Congrats on the ESS S/C!

Enjoy the new added power and be safe!
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Congrats on Pure Power!
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congrats I'm sure youll continue to enjoy it for miles and miles. ESS stuff is great.
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congrats I'm sure youll continue to enjoy it for miles and miles. ESS stuff is great.
Still also happy with my Challenge Xpipe !!!!
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