• VF-Engineering VF620 BMW E9X (E90) M3 S65 V8 supercharger kit install photos, videos, and before/after dyno on 91 octane

      The VF-Engineering kit may have been the last to market of the major US players for the S65 V8 in the M3 but it definitely is making some waves. The M3 receiving the install here is an E90 with DCT. The baseline on the car completely stock was a very healthy 351 wheel horsepower on the EAS dynojet. After the install? 521 wheel horsepower on 91 octane. A very healthy gain of 170 wheel horsepower which is a realistic gain on 91 octane.

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      1. Forced Air's Avatar
        Forced Air -
        Clean looking hardware, very linear curve as well. Whats the damage($)?
      1. LostMarine's Avatar
        LostMarine -
        about $13k
        keep in mind, i think thats 6 psi, possibly 7, and that specific dyno is on stock exhaust..

        oh decisions decisions..
      1. ultimateendz's Avatar
        ultimateendz -
        so this is basically making as much as ESS VT-650 kit(which should prob be named VT-600)
      1. Mike@VAC's Avatar
        Mike@VAC -
        Love that black blower Click here to enlarge
      1. LostMarine's Avatar
        LostMarine -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Mike@VAC Click here to enlarge
        Love that black blower Click here to enlarge
        as do I Click here to enlarge

        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by ultimateendz Click here to enlarge
        so this is basically making as much as ESS VT-650 kit(which should prob be named VT-600)
        well, its all subjective, and dynos are dyno's. but trap speeds are trap speeds, and this kit has gone as fast as a 650 kit, with, as you already know, also set the ET and E9X record..no small feat since most believe some wheel spin resuts in higher MPH, so a great ET with a High MPH shows MUCH better performance than a high MPH and slower ET.. we can all draw our own conclusions on that
      1. Forced Air's Avatar
        Forced Air -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by LostMarine Click here to enlarge
        about $13k
        keep in mind, i think thats 6 psi, possibly 7, and that specific dyno is on stock exhaust..

        oh decisions decisions..
        That ///M tax sure is a $#@!. Guess it performs well though.
      1. 0-60Motorsports's Avatar
        0-60Motorsports -
        Nice work
      1. Sorena's Avatar
        Sorena -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by LostMarine Click here to enlarge
        oh decisions decisions..
        This is the kit to get apparently for you. Solid numbers and i think Vac is local to you, right?
      1. Yukohama's Avatar
        Yukohama -
        this thing sure does perform. hopefully we'll get some real world comparisons soon
      1. Mike@VAC's Avatar
        Mike@VAC -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Forced Air Click here to enlarge
        That ///M tax sure is a $#@!. Guess it performs well though.

        It's less ///M tax than low volume tax. Look at the Edelbrock e-Force kit for late model domestics. Absolutely AMAZING kit - Eaton TVS (same as ZR1), self contained oil, a/w IC, CARB approved for $6-8k. They sell TONS of these kits, so prices can be kept down. BMW volume is super low in comparison, so the mfgrs much charge 'more'
      1. ERM324's Avatar
        ERM324 -
        very simple kit!
      1. LostMarine's Avatar
        LostMarine -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Mike@VAC Click here to enlarge
        It's less ///M tax than low volume tax. Look at the Edelbrock e-Force kit for late model domestics. Absolutely AMAZING kit - Eaton TVS (same as ZR1), self contained oil, a/w IC, CARB approved for $6-8k. They sell TONS of these kits, so prices can be kept down. BMW volume is super low in comparison, so the mfgrs much charge 'more'
        you guys should see if you can do some research.. see what happens if you do a limited 1 month run of this kit for say $8k+install, and see how many people jump on it. would be interesting and im sure a few on the fence would jump on. (and no, im not suggesting thats what im looking for, i really would like to know if the price is keeping people from buying)

        just a thought Click here to enlarge
      1. ultimateendz's Avatar
        ultimateendz -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Mike@VAC Click here to enlarge
        It's less ///M tax than low volume tax. Look at the Edelbrock e-Force kit for late model domestics. Absolutely AMAZING kit - Eaton TVS (same as ZR1), self contained oil, a/w IC, CARB approved for $6-8k. They sell TONS of these kits, so prices can be kept down. BMW volume is super low in comparison, so the mfgrs much charge 'more'

        lol...gotta LOVE american muscle...a 2.9L whipple with all parts would cost 7k and be CARB approved....a totally one off custom TT kit would be 14k which would be more like 20somethingK if it was on a BMW
      1. dzenno@PTF's Avatar
        dzenno@PTF -
        simple! and it works! Win in my books for sure..price could take a cut though, way too high
      1. Forced Air's Avatar
        Forced Air -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Mike@VAC Click here to enlarge
        It's less ///M tax than low volume tax. Look at the Edelbrock e-Force kit for late model domestics. Absolutely AMAZING kit - Eaton TVS (same as ZR1), self contained oil, a/w IC, CARB approved for $6-8k. They sell TONS of these kits, so prices can be kept down. BMW volume is super low in comparison, so the mfgrs much charge 'more'
        True....but the S/C kits (MP90 first, now TVS) and even the T/C kits (only like 10 ever made) were only $5k. And they are very low volume, of equal component quality and honestly higher show quality. Hyundai 2.7 Delta motor.

        How many S/C M3s are there right now?
      1. LostMarine's Avatar
        LostMarine -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by dzenno Click here to enlarge
        simple! and it works! Win in my books for sure..price could take a cut though, way too high
        hes got a good point on the quantity part, i cant hold that gaianst any of these companies for that, but i would like to see if a lower price would move more units.

        BUT, your 100% on the first part, simple and effective, just how we like it
      1. ERM324's Avatar
        ERM324 -
        Feel like the manifold needs some work, looks pretty stock looking. At the end of the day I think ESS has the best mani
      1. LostMarine's Avatar
        LostMarine -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by ERM324 Click here to enlarge
        Feel like the manifold needs some work, looks pretty stock looking. At the end of the day I think ESS has the best mani
        as far as look, i would agree, without a doubt, the ess mani looks the best of any.
        but remember, form follows function. since its not their first mani version, im betting they did some hardcore R&D to make sure it performs far above the rest. of course that is speculation. But looking at performance you can safely assume it does. less boost than any other kit and equal/better performance is a testament to that.

        it kinda reminds me of an article I just read on kennebelle.com about hood open vs close and "cold air intakes" vs real cold air kits on dyno's
      1. ERM324's Avatar
        ERM324 -
        I'd love to set something up with the VAC VF car I'd be willing to meet halfway
      1. LostMarine's Avatar
        LostMarine -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sorena Click here to enlarge
        This is the kit to get apparently for you. Solid numbers and i think Vac is local to you, right?

        Im not making a decision until ive done what i can do N/A, and even then, only when im ready to actually make the phone call and drop the car off somewhere