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      12-03-2012, 12:10 PM   #37

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Originally Posted by robbiedawg View Post
ess only has this warning on 2 of their 4 supercharger kits.this one,for example,is rated up to 775 hp,makes 585 hp,and is suitable for all e90 m3's from '08 on-

if ess offers a kit capable of 775 hp on an 08 or an 09 with the original rod bearings,the motor must be pretty sound
The 2 kits without the disclaimer are rated for less than 600 HP; it also says no where on the ESS website that the kits are rated up to 775 (that's what the V3 Si supercharger is maxed out at). The 625 & 650 both have that disclaimer, which makes perfect sense since those kits are placing a higher demand/stress on the engine with increased supercharger psi & more aggressive tuning.

So for you to say ESS offers a kit capable of 775 on an '08/'09 with the original bearings, is INCREDIBLY misleading. Also, if you're gonna go LC & replace/upgrade the internals, what makes you think that the OEM bearings aren't gonna be replaced

Last edited by benzy89; 12-04-2012 at 02:09 AM.