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      03-28-2019, 06:37 PM   #1
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G-POWER SK2, from ordering to review.....

Yes, i did it. This morning i sent a wire transfer to gpower in germany for a brand new sk2 kit.I chose gpower for a few reasons: i like the big air to air intercooler that allows me to run water-meth injection to keep things cooler, i also chose it because of the ASA supercharger, belived to be the best and offering an amaizing torque curve and reliability, also gpower has been working with BMW for 35 years, and in Europe they are king. After all the car is from germany, so i guess they know their stuff. Another reason is their installation instructions, since i be installing it myself with the assistance of my trusted mechanic, these instructions are very detailed.. When i was shopping around for my supercharger i noticed almost no threads on g-power, so i decided to write my full experience for other people to see. I will update this with every step, from delivery to unboxing to install to dyno session.......They told me i would get delivery in 4 weeks.

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      03-29-2019, 06:46 AM   #2
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Subd can't wait to see results.
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      03-29-2019, 11:25 AM   #3
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......meanwhile getting the car ready for it, just got some proxes r888r, 295-30-19 to put down the upcoming power properly, also doing all mantainance B4 it comes.....(plugs, oils, ect.....)
PS: I bought the SK2 580 kit
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      03-29-2019, 01:44 PM   #4
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......meanwhile getting the car ready for it, just got some proxes r888r, 295-30-19 to put down the upcoming power properly, also doing all mantainance B4 it comes.....(plugs, oils, ect.....)
PS: I bought the SK2 580 kit
Nice, have you done your rod bearings yet?
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      03-30-2019, 10:22 AM   #5
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Nice, have you done your rod bearings yet?
i haven't, since i replaced the entire engine with a brand new one about 10k miles ago. bought the car without engine at an auction.......since i always warm up the car properly i dont see no need to do the bearings now.....
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      03-30-2019, 11:01 AM   #6
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You bought a used engine or a brand new remaned one? Don't think you can even buy brand new crate S65.
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      03-30-2019, 09:49 PM   #7
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You bought a used engine or a brand new remaned one? Don't think you can even buy brand new crate S65.
bought a brand new crate engine in Germany, Frankfurt BMW dealer source it for me( relative live there helped me with the process).....pricey thou......but got the rest of the car for little to nothing that was 2 years ago............
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      03-30-2019, 09:55 PM   #8
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Was that after Mr. Bolt blew up his 2nd or 3rd motor?
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Was that after Mr. Bolt blew up his 2nd or 3rd motor?
Lol.....I think his second......
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      04-04-2019, 12:01 PM   #10
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Was that after Mr. Bolt blew up his 2nd or 3rd motor?


hey, maybe it IS mr bolt.
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Very cool, more feedback on the g power kit is certainly welcome

You're going to want solid subframe bushings to help put that power down as well
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      05-08-2019, 04:55 PM   #12
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UPDATE;
After many delays it's finally coming. When I sent the money almost 2 months ago I was told it would have shipped in 3 weeks max, well, it took 2 months. That said they were missing the intercooler so had to wait on the manufacturer to restock them. UPS is delivering it on Monday morning, I got an email saying I have to pay 186 dollars for government fees........UNBOXING COMING SOON...
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Congrats! Just bought a car with an sk2 kit
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      05-10-2019, 09:29 AM   #14
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Its really a great kit, congrats
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      05-10-2019, 10:35 AM   #15
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Was that after Mr. Bolt blew up his 2nd or 3rd motor?
Here is what Bolt actually did , and he said it was funny
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      05-11-2019, 12:04 AM   #16
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Yep, he moved on to Nissan gtrs now....
By the way, within 10 days will have the kit down here and will make an unboxing video, followed by installation pics and progress
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That is good ,,but why did not you go with SK2 610HP,,why did you go with 580 kit
Is it about the price difference?

Really waiting for your Dyno # in this kit,, espically RWHP.
I might go for sk2 610 in September.
But will see what your kit will make comparing to ESS and VF engineering kit and active kits also.

Thank you.
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      05-12-2019, 12:47 PM   #18
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be careful with the r888r's, i've heard of people snapping axles in hot weather. Maybe just don't launch it
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      05-14-2019, 10:15 PM   #19
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The 888r are amazing, once warmed up the grip is like nothing before. Even 1st grips all the way....
About the SK2 kit when I ordered mine I didn't see the 610 option, so I got the 580, but they told me it's really 600 once it's decatted, which I am. I'm also gonna add a small spray of water meth mix to keep things Kool. After installation will go on the Dyno. Next weekend if everything goes as planned I start installation, with pics update....I'm very excited, it took me over a year to make this decision....let's see if it was worth it...
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      05-17-2019, 06:24 PM   #20
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The 888r are amazing, once warmed up the grip is like nothing before. Even 1st grips all the way....
About the SK2 kit when I ordered mine I didn't see the 610 option, so I got the 580, but they told me it's really 600 once it's decatted, which I am. I'm also gonna add a small spray of water meth mix to keep things Kool. After installation will go on the Dyno. Next weekend if everything goes as planned I start installation, with pics update....I'm very excited, it took me over a year to make this decision....let's see if it was worth it...
I am really waiting for this setup,,and the most important to me is the HP gain numbers in both crank & rwhp.

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      05-22-2019, 09:39 PM   #21
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It's finally here. All the components sitting on my table. Starting installation tomorrow. I have a nice pic to post but don't know how, please tell me how to post a pic or of someone can help to post pics I can send them a WhatsApp text with the pics.....thanks
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I think I did it....
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