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    • Fluid MotorUnion E9X M3 S65 V8 velocity stack intake system with water-methanol injection completed - Work of art

      This is certainly one way to add some serious eye candy to the M3 engine bay. What you see here are velocity stacks on top of each individual throttle body for the M3 S65 V8. The rails in the middle hold the arms which feed a methanol system that you see setup to inject into each stack. The velocity stacks are made from 6061-grade aluminum. The kit will be available with and without meth injection. Pricing and dyno proven performance gains are on the way but in the mean time just appreciate a beautiful and unique approach to modifying the S65 V8.



























      This article was originally published in forum thread: Fluid MotorUnion E9X M3 S65 V8 velocity stack intake system with water-methanol injection completed - Work of art started by Sticky View original post
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      1. stega's Avatar
        stega -
        They claim estimated gains of 5-25 hp... Not worth it at all. Like someone said w/o the meth this would prolly loose power over stock.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by BrenM3 Click here to enlarge
        With PC tuning this, destined to be a fail on the power gain end.
        Oh $#@!, they are having Powerchip tune it? Does Powerchip even have a tuner right now?
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by stega Click here to enlarge
        They claim estimated gains of 5-25 hp... Not worth it at all. Like someone said w/o the meth this would prolly loose power over stock.
        Is the 5-25 with the meth or without?
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by M3_WC Click here to enlarge
        Yeah, at the very least they should have mesh or some sort of screen on the stacks.
        What I'm thinking but one can also add this themselves.
      1. 5mall5nail5's Avatar
        5mall5nail5 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Gbreee90 Click here to enlarge
        Yeah... thats what tuners do...
        Really?

        LOL.
      1. stega's Avatar
        stega -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Is the 5-25 with the meth or without?
        Not sure... the guy responded on the M3post thread and claimed an estimated 5-25 and said nothing more, I think they have no idea.
      1. MSIZZLE's Avatar
        MSIZZLE -
        i dont know about you guys but if it doesnt lose power i think that looks cool as hell!!! I dont do much visual mods on my car but i do wish out engine bays look better
      1. 5mall5nail5's Avatar
        5mall5nail5 -
        You either gain or lose power. Not doing anything is like injecting nothing. So, if it truly "doesn't lose" and "doesn't gain" then what are they doing? And no, the trade offs are hardly worth it.
      1. Apex Speed Technology's Avatar
        Apex Speed Technology -
        I don't know about these stacks, but we did some extensive work on S85 intakes and found a definite increase in power from increasing airbox volume.
      1. DBFIU's Avatar
        DBFIU -
        Im not talking about the stacks. Im talking about all the other glitzy $#@!. The mounts for the methanol and the baseplate, useless, trust me. You can make the single nozzle injection work just fine without all the art and cost. Im sure the manufacturer will say "those are needed because of bla bla bla" no they arent, its glitz.
      1. stega's Avatar
        stega -
        Has anyone ever done a Water/Meth or Meth injection for a N/A E92 M3 before?? But using the OEM Airbox / Plenum???
        I'm interested, $#@! the cool looks. I just wanna gain some power! lol

        This is all for show. I am sure they could have found a setup that just used injection and the OEM hardware... and easily shown gains w/o all the downsides of no filter etc...
      1. 600whp S4's Avatar
        600whp S4 -
        I like how the carbon madusa looking stacks look better. but the aluminum ones sound better. And you would need to run a ram air hood to make use of these like this
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      1. MSIZZLE's Avatar
        MSIZZLE -
        why is everyone knocking it for the fact that it might be for looks?? Everyone does different builds for different reasons so for the guy building a show car that doesnt want the eye candy of a s/c whats wrong with this? dont knock it cuz its not for you!! I have the k&n typhone in my m6 because i like seeing the tubes with the cones under the hood and i like the sound, everyone says how its sucks cuz of the heat soak and that some of the closed box systems are better and make more power but for me 5+10 hp in either direction dont make a difference and i prefer the eye candy
      1. DBFIU's Avatar
        DBFIU -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by MSIZZLE Click here to enlarge
        why is everyone knocking it for the fact that it might be for looks?? Everyone does different builds for different reasons so for the guy building a show car that doesnt want the eye candy of a s/c whats wrong with this? dont knock it cuz its not for you!! I have the k&n typhone in my m6 because i like seeing the tubes with the cones under the hood and i like the sound, everyone says how its sucks cuz of the heat soak and that some of the closed box systems are better and make more power but for me 5+10 hp in either direction dont make a difference and i prefer the eye candy
        not knocking that its for looks, in fact thats what im saying it is for, just looks. And im not letting anyone try to convince me that $#@! has function. Its fine if its just for looks, just be aware that is what youre paying for, a bunch of very intricately machined parts that look really good... Hence why i suspect an outrageous price.

        I prefer the carbon medusa TB, THOSE ARE SEX.
      1. PEI330Ci's Avatar
        PEI330Ci -
        This is not the first time I've come in contact with these guys:

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        Yes, that's nitrous.
      1. fundahl's Avatar
        fundahl -
        Yummm..... tasty mixture...
      1. 5mall5nail5's Avatar
        5mall5nail5 -
        Wow I would not want to be the one to pop those solenoids on.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by stega Click here to enlarge
        Not sure... the guy responded on the M3post thread and claimed an estimated 5-25 and said nothing more, I think they have no idea.
        Sounds like they are guessing.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by DBFIU Click here to enlarge
        Im not talking about the stacks. Im talking about all the other glitzy $#@!. The mounts for the methanol and the baseplate, useless, trust me. You can make the single nozzle injection work just fine without all the art and cost. Im sure the manufacturer will say "those are needed because of bla bla bla" no they arent, its glitz.
        Remember, these guys are about bling. Nothing wrong with that though but we want to hear more about the performance figures or else this crap is useless.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by stega Click here to enlarge
        Has anyone ever done a Water/Meth or Meth injection for a N/A E92 M3 before?? But using the OEM Airbox / Plenum???
        I'm interested, $#@! the cool looks. I just wanna gain some power! lol

        This is all for show. I am sure they could have found a setup that just used injection and the OEM hardware... and easily shown gains w/o all the downsides of no filter etc...
        RPI played around with meth injection on S85's and really didn't get any good gains. They ended up giving up on it.

        Meth with NA motor is tough especially if you don't have a great tuner who will specifically map for it.