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      02-25-2013, 02:01 PM   #1
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▀▄ eas | ESS VT1-550 Dyno Results

With all the intercooled VT2-625s we've been installing, we haven't heard much from ESS's entry-level VT1-550 (previously VT1-535) supercharger kit.

Here's a recent dyno of a 09 DCT with an ESS VT1-550 (non-intercooled) just installed and immediately strapped to the dyno.

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Quite the bang for the buck for those looking to go boosted. With some miles allowing the DME to fully adapt, we should see even better numbers and a smoother curve.

Enjoy!
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      02-25-2013, 02:11 PM   #2
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Very nice,too bad you guys don't have 93 in Cali.Thanks for sharing !
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      02-25-2013, 02:17 PM   #3
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Great kit. Amazing power from such a low budget price.
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      02-25-2013, 02:30 PM   #4
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im actually debating whether to go vt1 or vt2 right now, and this thread doesnt help LOL...
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Just got the 550 kit installed last week at AUTOcouture Motoring. THANKS FOR THE DYNO GRAPH!
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im actually debating whether to go vt1 or vt2 right now, and this thread doesnt help LOL...
Any VT1 kit can be upgraded to VT2 at a later date if desired.
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      02-25-2013, 03:07 PM   #7
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Nice numbers, looking to get mine dynoed soon, hope to get some strong numbers, (93 ontane).
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Just got the 550 kit installed last week at AUTOcouture Motoring. THANKS FOR THE DYNO GRAPH!
What your feed back?
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Any VT1 kit can be upgraded to VT2 at a later date if desired.
What's the cost difference if you were to start out with VT1 and upgrading to a VT2 later?
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What's the cost difference if you were to start out with VT1 and upgrading to a VT2 later?
The difference in cost from the VT1 retail cost to your choice of VT2 retail cost. I'm sure Roman will chime in aswell. love my 550 kit but power is addicting and will be upgrading to VT2 625.
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The difference in cost from the VT1 retail cost to your choice of VT2 retail cost. I'm sure Roman will chime in aswell. love my 550 kit but power is addicting and will be upgrading to VT2 625.
I see... that would make sense.
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Looks like the MS bypass track pipes give it extra hp and oem exhaust Mod for the sound
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Any VT1 kit can be upgraded to VT2 at a later date if desired.
yea i know, but means more money on labor... so im trying to decided whether i should just get the vt1 then upgrade later or just spend the extra money and go big...
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yea i know, but means more money on labor... so im trying to decided whether i should just get the vt1 then upgrade later or just spend the extra money and go big...
I agree, there's no return on labor.

If VT2 (intercooled) is in the very near future, I would recommend waiting until funds allow for it. Otherwise, there are many happy VT1-535/550 (non-intercooled) users out there.
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Looks like the MS bypass track pipes give it extra hp and oem exhaust Mod for the sound
Agreed, I think that mod contributed to create extra HP.


I'm having my original VT-1 535 upgraded with the Newer Software in 2 weeks through iND. Will be interesting to see the difference.
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Those are some big numbers for a non-intercooled kit!

I know you've posted some already, but it would be great to see more data on how much is contributed by the primary cat delete! Such a lovely modification for the non-wallet breaking nature, haha.

It still perplexes me how these VT1-535/550 kits with primary cat deletes are so close in dyno figures to VT2-600 and VT2-625 with primary cat deletes. Definitely makes the VT1-550 look like a great "bang for your buck!!"
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Those are some big numbers for a non-intercooled kit!

I know you've posted some already, but it would be great to see more data on how much is contributed by the primary cat delete! Such a lovely modification for the non-wallet breaking nature, haha.

It still perplexes me how these VT1-535/550 kits with primary cat deletes are so close in dyno figures to VT2-600 and VT2-625 with primary cat deletes. Definitely makes the VT1-550 look like a great "bang for your buck!!"
I dynod 508 with a aa xpipe and Dinan exhaust. These 540/550 kits are great.
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Wow that's very impressive for the VT1 kit.
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Im on the edge of buying a 550 and this is making me want to pull the trigger now instead of waiting a few more months..great post brother!
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Im on the edge of buying a 550 and this is making me want to pull the trigger now instead of waiting a few more months..great post brother!
You're already part-way there with the ESS tune. The same E-Flash cable can be utilized with the supercharger system.
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