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    • EAS does a time lapse install video of a VF-Engineering VF420 supercharger kit on an E46 M3 S54

      We wish more installers did these types of videos showing the work that goes into the installation of a kit. The VF420 supercharger kit is a 4 psi, non-intercooled kit yet you can see it still takes a lot of time and effort to install even without the intercooler. No dyno numbers for this particular car have been released and we are interested in seeing what the basic VF kit puts down. The VF420 retails for $5,900 and is easily upgradeable to the higher horsepower level kits.



      This article was originally published in forum thread: EAS does a time lapse install video of a VF-Engineering VF420 supercharger kit on an E46 M3 S54 started by Sticky View original post
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      1. GG///M3's Avatar
        GG///M3 -
        I'm going to guess 350-370whp
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by GG///M3 Click here to enlarge
        I'm going to guess 350-370whp
        Probably closer to 350, but agreed.
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        GG///M3 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Probably closer to 350, but agreed.
        I wonder what the e92 m3 kits make power wise?
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        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by GG///M3 Click here to enlarge
        I wonder what the e92 m3 kits make power wise?
        No idea yet, still waiting on it to be released.
      1. GG///M3's Avatar
        GG///M3 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        No idea yet, still waiting on it to be released.
        odd
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        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by GG///M3 Click here to enlarge
        odd
        A little bit, yes, as all the other options are available yet VF is still testing. I don't understand it personally.
      1. Yukohama's Avatar
        Yukohama -
        i wish i could install a Supercharger in 1 min x.x
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        I had a ton of typos in the original post, nobody noticed?
      1. Bimmerdude's Avatar
        Bimmerdude -
        I didn't, but I'm not an english/grammar nazi, so I wouldn't.
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        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Bimmerdude Click here to enlarge
        I didn't, but I'm not an english/grammar nazi, so I wouldn't.
        This is going on the front page so I just like to make sure the articles are perfect.
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        Bimmerdude -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        This is going on the front page so I just like to make the articles are perfect.
        Are you trying to have types now?
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        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Bimmerdude Click here to enlarge
        Are you trying to have types now?
        I think my brain moves faster than my fingers. Looks like it's time for a break!

        Also, you have a typo of your own (types) Click here to enlarge
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        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by GG///M3 Click here to enlarge
        I'm going to guess 350-370whp
        Here is the dyno. I wonder why EAS didn't post it? I saw them reading this thread earlier, odd:

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        Sticky -
        Hi-res shot of engine bay:

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      1. GG///M3's Avatar
        GG///M3 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Here is the dyno. I wonder why EAS didn't post it? I saw them reading this thread earlier, odd:

        I was right on the money. Its about an 80whp increase. How much is the upgrade for cooling system to add more boosts?
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        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by GG///M3 Click here to enlarge
        I was right on the money. Its about an 80whp increase. How much is the upgrade for cooling system to add more boosts?
        I thought I was right on the money Click here to enlarge

        I think you can add more boost without the intercooler and then go even further by adding it, I'm not too sure. I'll let Tom@EAS handle that.
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        GG///M3 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        I thought I was right on the money Click here to enlarge

        I think you can add more boost without the intercooler and then by adding it, I'm not too sure. I'll let Tom@EAS handle that.
        Doesn't ESS also sell a kit at about the same price?
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        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by GG///M3 Click here to enlarge
        Doesn't ESS also sell a kit at about the same price?
        I believe so.
      1. tom @ eas's Avatar
        tom @ eas -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        I thought I was right on the money Click here to enlarge

        I think you can add more boost without the intercooler and then by adding it, I'm not too sure. I'll let Tom@EAS handle that.
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Here is the dyno. I wonder why EAS didn't post it? I saw them reading this thread earlier, odd:
        I was going to post the video today in a separate thread, simply ran out of time yesterday. Dyno is from David's VF420 install, this kit can easily be upgraded to the VF480 or VF570 if more power is desired at a later date - which we'll likely be doing.

        Cost is the difference of the next level kit as if it was purchased outright for the upgraded parts.
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        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by tom @ eas Click here to enlarge
        I was going to post the video today in a separate thread, simply ran out of time yesterday. Dyno is from David's VF420 install, this kit can easily be upgraded to the VF480 or VF570 if more power is desired at a later date - which we'll likely be doing.

        Cost is the difference of the next level kit as if it was purchased outright for the upgraded parts.
        There we go, thanks. Everything after the 480 requires an intercooler I take it?