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      04-19-2013, 06:12 PM   #1
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ESS VT1 Install - E92M3

As the thread says,

I was going to sell my M3 and buy a 2013, but decided to keep the car for another year and go the forced induction route. I appreciate some of the FI guys responding to my pm's prior to making the purchase.

I bought the unit from Roman at ESS and had it installed by Bimmersport in Mississauga, Ontario. Roman and the guys at Bimmersport where helpful all the way through the process. Both companies provide great service.

I went the VT1 route because I drive the car alot in the summer and wanted as little complication as possible.

My impressions are as follows. Visually, the unit is absolutely sexy looking. ESS did a great job on the design, styling and craftsmanship. Bimmersport's install was very clean. Good attention to detail.

The sound of the car is amazing. It turns heads. It has an Active Autorwerks signiture exhaust, and the car simply sounds raw now. I may swap out the exhaust for something quieter as it can be a little loud if I was taking it into the corporate office!

From a drivebility standpoint the car is great in all traffic situations. There is better throttle response all the way through the range. My car is a 6MT so I appreciate not having a lazy drive by wire throttle pedal. From a performance end at higher rpm, the car just pulls. You have to be aware of your surroundings and ensure that you have sufficient space if you are going to bury the throttle. It is also very easy to achieve some speeds that can have your car impounded or put you jail for the night if you are not careful. Kidding aside, ESS did a great job in this area.

I also changed the look of the car this year (Volks) and will include some better pictures later (Blackberry pictures attached).

Thanks again to Roman at ESS, Jon, Charlie and the rest of the guys at Bimmersport.

The only bad part - now I have to buy a BBK.
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      04-19-2013, 06:20 PM   #2
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congrats dude! Nice write up. Enjoy!
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      04-19-2013, 06:20 PM   #3
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car looks great. love the color and wheels.

personally i would get color matched reflectors and that would be about it.

awesome job.
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      04-19-2013, 06:22 PM   #4
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nice, congrats on going FI!
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      04-19-2013, 06:28 PM   #5
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Congrats on the newfound power, be safe out there!
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      04-19-2013, 06:30 PM   #6
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Good descision on keeping the 08 and supercharged it, a 2013 would've been the same not powerfull enough ride you already had!

Congrats and have fun!
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      04-19-2013, 06:51 PM   #7
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Congrats! Your car looks great. Two questions:

1) Which lip is that you have? Is it a painted Vorsteiner or a replica? (Or something else?)

2) Do you have any traction issues with the ESS kit and the 6MT?

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      04-19-2013, 06:55 PM   #8
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Looks great

Have fun with your new power and be safe.
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Congrats, ESS rocks !
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As always it was our pleasure helping you with the mods on your beautiful M3. Thanks for the compliments and enjoy your car in good health!
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but you have a blackberry? jkjk
enjoy the power! and some lci tails will make your car perfect!
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      04-19-2013, 07:39 PM   #12
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      04-19-2013, 07:59 PM   #13
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Awesome! Bimmersport is a great company to deal with.
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The manifold is beautiful. I would love to see it paired with a black blower instead of stainless finish. Your car looks mean, can't wait to see the brakes on it aswell. Be safe
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awesome OP! welcome to the ESS club. Enjoy and be safe out there
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awesome OP! welcome to the ESS club. Enjoy and be safe out there
How is the ESS kit treating you ? Upgrading soon to the vt3 ? Hp is very addictive
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How is traction now with all this power? Can you put it down in 1st or 2nd gear?
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very nice, I was planning on upgrading my car as well, but am going the same route!
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Enjoy the power the 550 is a great kit.
What lip is that?
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Congrats! Your car looks great. Two questions:

1) Which lip is that you have? Is it a painted Vorsteiner or a replica? (Or something else?)

2) Do you have any traction issues with the ESS kit and the 6MT?

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How is traction now with all this power? Can you put it down in 1st or 2nd gear?
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What lip is that?

1. Lip is a JL Motoring carbon fiber Vorstiener rep. I bought it used just to try it. I wanted to see I'd I'd destroy it before I bought an authentic. I had it painted to match the car. So far so good.

2. I am running 295's PSS's out back' and have kept the traction control on. It's a good balance, and I find it manageable all the way through the gears.
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enjoy the power! and some lci tails will make your car perfect!

Blackberry - Really, my staff was elated. I just upgaded them!
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