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      11-15-2012, 10:33 PM   #1
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Anyone have any good or bad experiences with superchargers on an 08 e92 m3? Any shops in Florida you would use or avoid?
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      11-16-2012, 12:23 AM   #2
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I had my 2008 SC'd @ 15K miles to 50K miles with no issues. Good Luck !
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      11-16-2012, 12:49 AM   #3
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I think active autoworks is in Florida. Great line of products.
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You'll find that the forum is mostly ESS-dominated. G-Power and VF Engineering are excellent choices as well.
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      11-16-2012, 01:11 AM   #5
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Active is a good shop in Florida. For these motors it seems unanimously ESS kits are the ones of choice (based in Arizona) . Id go with them if I were you. More forum feedback to help out along the way.
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      11-16-2012, 09:17 AM   #6
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All great info. Much appreciated everyone.
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      11-16-2012, 09:26 AM   #7
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I installed an ESS vt2-625 kit on my 08 M3 about 10k miles ago. Kit and car have been rock solid...no issues.

Go ESS with confidence!
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You won't find any issues. I don't see the benefit of going with anyone BUT ESS. They have had zero failures, offer some of the highest hp kits on the market and their customer support is the best!
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Nobody mentioned it yet, but I'd suggest ESS

Give me a shout if you have any questions. We've installed a few for out of staters
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Hi,

Come check us out we are in south Miami and have a brand new range of supercharger options for your vehicle.



If you have time this weekend come check out our shop car driven by a professional drifter for a new tv show. We will also be renting the drift track for anyone that comes so bring your helmet and pants. Free of course


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Saw M in person Andrew and it looked pretty sick !
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      11-16-2012, 10:44 AM   #13
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Anyone have any good or bad experiences with superchargers on an 08 e92 m3? Any shops in Florida you would use or avoid?
Active is based in Miami Fl and they design supercharger systems. Why not go straight to the manufacturer instead of through a shop. ESS makes great products as well and has a great track record.

I would do your research within AND outside of this forum for the most neutral and unbiased information.

2008 M3s are known for engine issues, and most supercharger companies can (or should) help you understand why and the direction to go in. Just come up with your list of questions and shoot away. The company you go with will be clear based their answers.

Good luck and happy boosting!
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Saw M in person Andrew and it looked pretty sick !

You saw our Shop car?
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You saw our Shop car?
Probably at BF.E?

Why couldn't you guys do all this cool stuff when I am there.
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      11-16-2012, 11:03 AM   #16
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Probably at BF.E?

Why couldn't you guys do all this cool stuff when I am there.
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Dear OP,

You can email me directly for more information @ omar@velosdesignwerks.com. Regarding adding a supercharger kit to your 2008 M3 as stated above there have been issues with 08 cars from some SC manufacturers so it is best to do your research before boosting. We have experience with installing a few ESS kits as well as personal experience with other systems on the market. In a perfect world it would be recommended to swap our your bearings before adding a system but I am confident there are systems on the market that work well on a 2008 car. Feel free to email or call with any other questions or concerns.

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      11-16-2012, 01:06 PM   #19
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Hi,

Come check us out we are in south Miami and have a brand new range of supercharger options for your vehicle.


I try to be unbiased about stuff, but dude, WTH? The dyno graph you're posting is from this post http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=767900 on 11/9/12, which is from AA's testing of a *potential* new s/c setup.

In the original post, you said

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Over the last couple of weeks we have been testing the Rotrex 91 trim on our stock engine shop car. So far our findings have been very promising. The biggest thing we have noticed is a large increase in efficiency, the blower makes the same if not more power running lower boost pressures with a marked difference in flow to redline. As of right now nothing is set in stone and things may change with additional long term testing.



Here are the numbers running the rotrex on our Dct shop car : Stock engine- no cats- Dct-93 oct
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Level 3- 539 Whp 356 wtq (9.5 Psi + Meth)
Level 2- 495 Whp 325 wtq (8 psi No Meth)
Level 1- 431 Whp 283 wtq (6 Psi No Meth) 20'' Wheels

Dyno jet using conversion- Typical Dynojet Comparison 10%

Level 3- 593 whp 392 wtq
Level 2- 545 whp 358 wtq
Level 1- 474 whp 311 wtq



When questioned about that dyno sheet and the setup which garnered those results, you said

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In these tests the level 3 is running 9-9.5 psi. None of these options are currently for sale as we are still in the testing stage right now. This thread was to show the potential of the Rotrex blower with our system.
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Thank you for your input These kits are not for sale and will under go long term testing before we determine what boost they are shipped with.
So if you're posting the same dyno as a system you guys were testing a week ago, you're alluding to the fact that this setup is for sale. Given that, what do you guys classify as "long-term"???

You guys aren't doing yourselves any favors by misleading customers like that.

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Anyone have any good or bad experiences with superchargers on an 08 e92 m3? Any shops in Florida you would use or avoid?
I have the VF 620 kit on my 2008 E92 M3
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      11-16-2012, 01:37 PM   #21
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Anyone have any good or bad experiences with superchargers on an 08 e92 m3? Any shops in Florida you would use or avoid?
Hi, UK ESS owner here ! Had my VT600 kit a year now, great piece of engineering, no problems at all with kit. Huge power increase but drives normally until you give it a bootful of right foot. Got 620 BHP average on various dyno runs so well pleased. There have been rumblings about big end bearing concerns on earlier cars. After speaking with my main dealer here in the UK the part numbers for the big end bearings haven't changed here for any of the years from 07 up to present so that doesn't seem a concern.
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Do your homework. 90% of the info you want is on this forum.

He ask for anyone with bad experiences on a 08, it could take a while to search all the supercharger threads for that info, I think it's a major short cut to just ask! Also where's the other 10% !?

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To OP, I installed a ESS VT1 on my 08, only had it for 3 months now but did a lot of 1/4 mile races and even more pull in the streets, no issues yet, it looks pretty solid! Good luck with your project!
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