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    • 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.

      Installation generally takes about 3 business days.






































      This article was originally published in forum thread: VF-Engineering VF620 BMW E9X (E90) M3 S65 V8 supercharger kit install photos, videos, and before/after dyno on 91 octane started by Sticky View original post
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      1. ultimateendz's Avatar
        ultimateendz -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by SlicktopTTZ Click here to enlarge
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        you guys...

        lol...ive been at my desk coding for the last 12 hours and im delirious....i needed a laugh so i started a fight with the easiest person....sticky Click here to enlarge
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by ultimateendz Click here to enlarge
        lol...the day you buy a domestic sticky is the day you beat JRCart...which will be NEVER
        What is this supposed to mean? Beat JRCART? In what exactly? Some life or death struggle between supercharged German cars?

        Has it even been determined that his car will be any faster than mine? Why are we proclaiming him with some kind of title?

        What, my car can't improve either? It will be stuck?

        You guys are $#@!ing retarded sometimes.
      1. LostMarine's Avatar
        LostMarine -
        well you guys just $#@! all over this thread huh..
      1. ultimateendz's Avatar
        ultimateendz -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        What is this supposed to mean? Beat JRCART? In what exactly? Some life or death struggle between supercharged German cars?

        Has it even been determined that his car will be any faster than mine? Why are we proclaiming him with some kind of title?

        What, my car can't improve either? It will be stuck?

        You guys are $#@!ing retarded sometimes.
        lol sticky go find some whores

        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by LostMarine Click here to enlarge
        well you guys just $#@! all over this thread huh..
        yea basically
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by ultimateendz Click here to enlarge
        lol sticky go find some whores
        Will do!
      1. Mike@VAC's Avatar
        Mike@VAC -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by ERM324 Click here to enlarge
        I'd love to set something up with the VAC VF car I'd be willing to meet halfway
        Spring is almost here. We will be at NJMP A LOT, The Glen, Summit Point and Atco too. BMWCCA, NASA, PCA, and VAC/Joey G invitationals. The VF car will prob be at most events....not necessarily 'racing' as it's a street car...but for DEs and our Invitationals it will be a good ride Click here to enlarge

        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Forced Air Click here to enlarge
        How many S/C M3s are there right now?
        Over 250 gets my vote.

        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
        Why? It is in line with other 600+ kits.

        ESS VT2-650 - $16,500 (650 hp)
        AA Stage 2 - $15,700 (625 hp)
        Gintani Sgt 1 or 2 - $14,900 (??? hp)
        ESS VT2-625 - $13,900 (625 hp)
        VF VF620 - $13,900 (620 hp)
        AA Stage 1 - $13,800 (560 hp)

        (all advertised hp numbers)
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by LostMarine Click here to enlarge
        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
        Its hard to stay in biz when selling stuff at multi-thousand dollar losses Click here to enlarge
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Mike@VAC Click here to enlarge
        Why? It is in line with other 600+ kits.

        ESS VT2-650 - $16,500 (650 hp)
        AA Stage 2 - $15,700 (625 hp)
        Gintani Sgt 1 or 2 - $14,900 (??? hp)
        ESS VT2-625 - $13,900 (625 hp)
        VF VF620 - $13,900 (620 hp)
        AA Stage 1 - $13,800 (560 hp)

        (all advertised hp numbers)
        Yep, the pricing is all inline. A little too inline if you ask me...
      1. Forced Air's Avatar
        Forced Air -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by ultimateendz Click here to enlarge
        Where was that filmed? Cause i am pretty sure I just saw them barrel rolling a private jet. Which is definitely not acrobatically qualified (very not legal). Awesome though
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Forced Air Click here to enlarge
        Where was that filmed? Cause i am pretty sure I just saw them barrel rolling a private jet. Which is definitely not acrobatically qualified (very not legal). Awesome though
        It's illegal to do a barrel roll in that?
      1. Sorena's Avatar
        Sorena -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        DO YOUR BUILD FIRST.
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by ultimateendz Click here to enlarge
        GET YOUR CAR BACK FIRST
        ​HAHAHA.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sorena Click here to enlarge
        HAHAHA
        Last laugh.
      1. Sorena's Avatar
        Sorena -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Last laugh.
        :/
      1. dreikraft's Avatar
        dreikraft -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Mike@VAC Click here to enlarge
        Over 250 gets my vote.
        damn, there are more e92 sc'd than turbo e46?


        cts-v's are boats just like c63's and m5's.
        iirc the m5 saloon weighs less than a cts-v coupe. the m5 touring wagon thingy weighs only 100lbs more than a ctsv coupe!
        but i do agree ford gt>lambo.
      1. ultimateendz's Avatar
        ultimateendz -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by dreikraft Click here to enlarge
        damn, there are more e92 sc'd than turbo e46?


        cts-v's are boats just like c63's and m5's.
        iirc the m5 saloon weighs less than a cts-v coupe. the m5 touring wagon thingy weighs only 100lbs more than a ctsv coupe!
        but i do agree ford gt>lambo.
        isnt the new M5 like 4300lbs?
      1. dreikraft's Avatar
        dreikraft -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by ultimateendz Click here to enlarge
        isnt the new M5 like 4300lbs?
        yea the silly wagon thing is 4300
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by ultimateendz Click here to enlarge
        isnt the new M5 like 4300lbs?
        It sure is.
      1. evolve's Avatar
        evolve -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by LostMarine Click here to enlarge
        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
        The plenum is alot bigger and look closely between the two you can clearly see how big the charge cooler cores.

        The VF has a larger core and this will in theory (depending on the type of core) lowers inlet temperatures.

        Assuming the same boost levels, lower the intake temperatures = more power..... especially on the temperature sensitive S65.

        Also, way better consistency.

        It's not going to be easy to make a charge cooled plenum look very pretty and at the same time house cores as big as that. The focus here really does seem to be performance and keeping temperatures down rather than look pretty.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by evolve Click here to enlarge
        The VF has a larger core and this will in theory (depending on the type of core) lowers inlet temperatures.

        Assuming the same boost levels, lower the intake temperatures = more power..... especially on the temperature sensitive S65.

        Also, way better consistency.
        Very interesting...
      1. ERM324's Avatar
        ERM324 -
        can we get some boost graphs and afr for this dyno?
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by ERM324 Click here to enlarge
        can we get some boost graphs and afr for this dyno?
        I doubt it.