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      05-10-2014, 04:47 AM   #1
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I wanted to check back into the forum and actually write another review about my car being supercharged for 20,000 miles. I can vouch that the Gintani Stage 2 SC was the greatest mod I've ever done to this car. Everyone might think I'm a fan boy or what not, but honestly I'm not.

I won't lie, when I purchased this kit, I wasn't sure of it. I told my self if it wasn't good, I'll get rid of it. From the day I slapped this thing on, I could not take the smile off my face. This car has never let me down. I've never had any single issues with this supercharged beast. Let me tell you, I'm not the kind of guy who just drives their car on the street. I am pushing my car to it's limits, on a race track, more then a couple times a month. I drive the car the way it's suppose to be driven. Track Events, Air Strip Run Way Events (1/2 straight aways), you name it, I'm there. I logged 22,220 miles on my car to this day and 20,000 of those miles were/have been supercharged since Feb 2013.

I loaded ONE file in this car from day one, the ONLY thing I have done is change the air filter and do oil changes every 3,000 miles. Of course put 100 oct at the race track when I'm having fun.

I didn't get paid to post this review, or anything along those lines. Everyone thinks negative about Gintani when they really shouldn't. Most things on the forum are made up or do not apply to them anymore. It doesn't make a difference if you support them or not, It doesn't make a difference in my life. I don't get any gains, it's your loss.

These guys are the real deal. They bust their ass, give you a product that is the highest quality out there and are honest people. They aren't out there to screw you or anyone else. They are die hard car guys who love making cars go fast.

If you guys ever do speak to Alex or Arno, you will see it's two brothers who just want to do this because they like it. Everyone said it's impossible to get a twin turbo E90 m3 on the stock DME system.. They got it done.

They have went above and beyond in the S65 world, done so much research, so much testing and failing, it all goes unsaid. I've seen it with my own two eyes what these cars are putting down on a dyno, no bullshit, no cheating, no nothing.

All im saying is, this was the greatest mod I've ever done to my car. Everyone who sits in my car at the track, drives it, even a spin around town is in complete shock of how fast it is, how hard it pulls and how consistent it is. A safe tuned, 7.5 psi kit, no meth, no nothing. 575 wheel on a dyno jet, on pump gas. Throttle just feels like a normal M3 just on steroids. Pulls so hard every rpm you go up.. Driving around town, driving on the freeway, sitting in annoying traffic, you name it, i've done it. Sliding around in rain.. Even on a 110 day out in california..

Every downshift, makes me like the car more and more. I use to have a Gintani Stage 3 on my last E92 that was stick, 650 wheel. I now have a 2013 M3 with less power that is just as fun. It's sad that my day is done with this car because the look on the bikes face on the freeway after pulling on them so hard was so rewarding. Getting thumbs up from cars that are in complete shock, was a totally priceless feeling.

I won't lie, I will really miss how fast my car is but I really do need a change and will probably end up doing upgraded turbos on the F80.

I'll be sure to keep you guys updated on how the progress is going.

Hope you enjoyed my little review..
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      05-10-2014, 04:50 AM   #2
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      05-10-2014, 02:23 PM   #3
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Great review. Really considering getting the Stage 2 in my car within the next coming months. It's always good to have a local shop too
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Great review
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      05-10-2014, 09:35 PM   #5
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Good stuff bro, I know whatever you end up getting will be amazing!
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      05-12-2014, 12:04 PM   #6
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Thanks for the review, Josh! We're going to miss seeing your beast at the track. Car was always a lot of fun for you and others to drive around the track and really beat up on. I know Jordan Yost from Yost Autosport always had nothing but good feedback about your car, so I hope your new F80 M3 can put a smile on your face just like our Gintani kit did. We can't wait to help develop parts for the F80 M3 with you!

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      05-13-2014, 12:11 AM   #7
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Great review !
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I'm already overheating completely stock when pushing hard (W2W Racing). How do you guys keep it from overheating on the track?
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Very good review, except for this part:

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I won't lie, I will really miss how fast my car is but I really do need a change and will probably end up doing upgraded turbos on the F80.
since you admitted in another thread that the main reason you were looking @ the F80 was a "look at me" kinda thing not that you "really do need a change". Not hating on you, just keeping it real.

That being said, did you ever dyno w/the 100 octane? I'm curious to know what it would put down.

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I'm already overheating completely stock when pushing hard (W2W Racing). How do you guys keep it from overheating on the track?
Might want to start another thread about this....you'll probably receive some helpful feedback.

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      05-15-2014, 06:26 PM   #10
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I'm already overheating completely stock when pushing hard (W2W Racing). How do you guys keep it from overheating on the track?
He has our upgraded oil coolers and carbon fiber brake ducts kit to keep his oil temperatures low.
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Nice review Josh! You really drove the piss out of that M3! Looking forward to your next project!


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I'm already overheating completely stock when pushing hard (W2W Racing). How do you guys keep it from overheating on the track?
Gintani mounts their cooler in the upper area of the grills so your oil cooler is getting 100% air and I also run their oil cooler system.

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Very good review, except for this part:



since you admitted in another thread that the main reason you were looking @ the F80 was a "look at me" kinda thing not that you "really do need a change". Not hating on you, just keeping it real.

That being said, did you ever dyno w/the 100 octane? I'm curious to know what it would put down.



Might want to start another thread about this....you'll probably receive some helpful feedback.
I never did get a chance to throw MS109 and a race file on the car and strap it down... I'm sure I would have broken 600 wheel on the same 7.5 psi.

Yes, I am getting the F80. I just need a change. If the F80 is too damn slow, I'll get rid of it and be done with the BMWS

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Nice review Josh! You really drove the piss out of that M3! Looking forward to your next project!


Hope to see you this weekend, LOL to your signature!
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Good stuff bro, I know whatever you end up getting will be amazing!
How is your Gintani SC holding up? Its been a couple years right?
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How is your Gintani SC holding up? Its been a couple years right?
He was at the Shift S3ctor event at Big Willow 2-3 months back and came out to Bimmerfest to showcase his car in our booth. He even created a thread recently of some fun runs he did late at night in Mexico. He's been loving his car from when we last spoke at Bimmerfest.

Maybe he can chime in though!
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It's been great, zero issues to date and I've put it through its paces in every scenario possible (some I didn't plan to lol) drove up to the sequoias awhile back and ran into some snow which I wasn't thrilled about but at least I can say my car has seen ever type of weather possible from the humid parts of Atlanta and Florida, to torrential down pours in Kansas to snowy mountains to beautiful beach weather. Only things I've ever done is change the oil (both motor and supercharger) the spark plugs and clean my air filter once lol. I'll see if I can find the pic of my car with snow on it and the video of the lightning storm I drove it through just so people don't think I'm a blow hard.
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stoaked to put this kit on my car!
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Your gonna love it man! Good thing you just got new tires, your gonna need em!
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Nice review Tightie, My kit is holding up flawlessly too and I didn't even buy it brand new. Some of my components on my kit are from the earlier design, but the tune is probably the exact same file that Tightie was running. So far I have beaten a lot of high horspower cars such as a ESS VT2-650 M3, SVT Cobra's (600whp), Single Turbo 335s (580whp), 600cc bikes, stayed neck and neck with a FBO 2009 GTR and started to pull in 4th gear and countless other glory pulls that I did just to put a smile on my face haha. I am almost at 10k with my kit and couldnt be happier with it, the team at Gintani are a good group of people too, I can vouch for all of their work and I am on the other side of the planet from them haha. Who ever picked up Tightie's kit, hold on tight buddy!
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