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    • Gintani sets new E9X M3 S65 V8 horsepower record hitting 828 horsepower with a Stage III supercharger

      Things are progressing nicely on the M3 front with Gintani recently recording 828 horsepower at the crank in a manual E90 M3. The car has a low compression built motor (compression will not be revealed at this time) and hit 16.5 psi of boost from a Vortech YSI. The blower has more in it and could likely be overspun to the 22 psi range but for now 828 horsepower at 16.5 psi is very impressive and more than anyone has made up until today. Expect to see more out of these Stage III cars, like BimmerBoost's own project M3, in the next few weeks.

      This article was originally published in forum thread: New HP World Record Gintani e90 m3 stage 3 sc?? started by Yukohama View original post
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      1. JRCART's Avatar
        JRCART -
        Damn, this thread is a year old, I replied to fastgti96's post 2/17/12
      1. fastgti69's Avatar
        fastgti69 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by JRCART Click here to enlarge
        Damn, this thread is a year old, I replied to fastgti96's post 2/17/12
        LOL, I was gonna say, damn this is brought from the dead.
      1. longboarder's Avatar
        longboarder -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Well the owner works for them so not strange at all.
        That makes it even more strange.

        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by fastgti69 Click here to enlarge
        LOL, I was gonna say, damn this is brought from the dead.
        my badd...but I was very curious where this car was...since I haven't seen it at any West Coast events.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by longboarder Click here to enlarge
        That makes it even more strange.
        Don't see how.
      1. longboarder's Avatar
        longboarder -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Don't see how.
        It's strange to build a low-compression S65 M3 with an upgraded blower, make 828 hp and then just scrap it without a word. You don't even need to be a skeptic to conclude that the motor blew or was simply unrealiable. Otherwise they would be taking the car out and showing what it can do and selling more blowers as a result.
      1. benzy89's Avatar
        benzy89 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by longboarder Click here to enlarge
        You don't even need to be a skeptic to conclude that the motor blew or was simply unrealiable. Otherwise they would be taking the car out and showing what it can do and selling more blowers as a result.
        You realize it's a pseudo-shop car, meaning they prob tore the motor apart after briefly beating on it to make sure everything was running fine before selling a similar supercharger setup to customers, and have since made some additional modifications (which are being hinted at in Sticky's build thread).
      1. Ryan Mills's Avatar
        Ryan Mills -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by mm28 Click here to enlarge
        sorry if i am being a noob and ask a stupid question, but i've been biting my tonge on this topic for a very long time.
        why are we subtracting percentage of crank power instead subtracting a fixed amount of WHP when calculating drivtrain loss??
        I mean shouldn't drivetrain loss be a constant factor of WHP regardless of how much a car is making at the crank?
        i.e. if a stock M3 rate at 414BHP makes 350whp, then shouldn't the driveline loss for that M3 will always be 64WHP? drivetrain loss is just the amount of power needed to spin the drive shaft, flywheel, clutch, and finally rotate the wheels and tires correct?
        so why would the same M3, now modded to 800BHP all of a sudden needs 200whp to run the same driveline?

        can someone please help me understand?
        I've been wondering this for years... to me, if your transmission takes 15 HP to turn all it's bits, there is no reason it should take more HP to turn it if the engine is making more power. Now, let me see if there is a post after yours with the answer.....
      1. Ryan Mills's Avatar
        Ryan Mills -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Ryan Mills Click here to enlarge
        I've been wondering this for years... to me, if your transmission takes 15 HP to turn all it's bits, there is no reason it should take more HP to turn it if the engine is making more power. Now, let me see if there is a post after yours with the answer.....
        Welp, there was an answer in there.... How about that...
      1. LostMarine's Avatar
        LostMarine -
        because power to move it is not a constant

        this is why engine dynos and wheel based dynos ALWAYS show 2 different numbers, and its not a fixed number, but a %.. nothing new here
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by longboarder Click here to enlarge
        It's strange to build a low-compression S65 M3 with an upgraded blower, make 828 hp and then just scrap it without a word. You don't even need to be a skeptic to conclude that the motor blew or was simply unrealiable. Otherwise they would be taking the car out and showing what it can do and selling more blowers as a result.
        Like I said considering he works for them and they achieved what they needed to the project car now moves onto the next project. Don't see what's so strange to use the same car to develop multiple packages. Are they supposed to buy more than one?

        You're concluding the motor blew because they decided to develop turbos? That's pretty stupid especially considering his motor never saw above 16.5 psi and you can go see it at the shop. It's not one of the three blocks on display, so, um, you're negative speculation is rather insulting/low class.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by benzy89 Click here to enlarge
        You realize it's a pseudo-shop car, meaning they prob tore the motor apart after briefly beating on it to make sure everything was running fine before selling a similar supercharger setup to customers, and have since made some additional modifications (which are being hinted at in Sticky's build thread).
        Now here is the proper conclusion.
      1. benzy89's Avatar
        benzy89 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        It's getting turbos.
        When I originally read this, I 100% thought you were being sarcastic. Didn't realize until reading post #111 that you're being completely serious that Gintani is going to make an attempt at turbocharging the S65 (which is awesome). Assuming they're looking to go TT on a built motor for big horsepower?
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by benzy89 Click here to enlarge
        When I originally read this, I 100% thought you were being sarcastic. Didn't realize until reading post #111 that you're being completely serious that Gintani is going to make an attempt at turbocharging the S65 (which is awesome). Assuming they're looking to go TT on a built motor for big horsepower?
        I'm not commenting further...
      1. longboarder's Avatar
        longboarder -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Like I said considering he works for them and they achieved what they needed to the project car now moves onto the next project. Don't see what's so strange to use the same car to develop multiple packages. Are they supposed to buy more than one?

        You're concluding the motor blew because they decided to develop turbos? That's pretty stupid especially considering his motor never saw above 16.5 psi and you can go see it at the shop. It's not one of the three blocks on display, so, um, you're negative speculation is rather insulting/low class.
        Bull$#@! it's a reasonable conclusion to draw that something happened to it (like the bearings failed). That would be a logical explain as to why they didn't market it. If they got it working perfectly after all that $$ R&D and didn't market it...like I said, that's strange.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by longboarder Click here to enlarge
        Bull$#@! it's a reasonable conclusion to draw that something happened to it (like the bearings failed). That would be a logical explain as to why they didn't market it. If they got it working perfectly after all that $$ R&D and didn't market it...like I said, that's strange.
        No it's a stupid conclusion designed to be negative. Automatically you go to worse case scenario even after I already told you the car is simply getting a different setup. Sorry they don't have the luxury of 210348013481038034 m3's to build to alleviate your baseless speculations.

        What did they not market? The Stage III setup is marketed and being designed and a separate setup is being developed on the same car that was used for development in the first place.

        So, um, once again, dumb.
      1. benzy89's Avatar
        benzy89 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by longboarder Click here to enlarge
        Bull$#@! it's a reasonable conclusion to draw that something happened to it (like the bearings failed). That would be a logical explain as to why they didn't market it. If they got it working perfectly after all that $$ R&D and didn't market it...like I said, that's strange.
        Gintani has been marketing the Stage 3 since they completed their first built motor, otherwise how do you explain how Tightie (who's using a Vortech T-Trim) and EugeneTaiwan both having Gintani Stage 3 cars?

        If you called Gintani tomorrow asked for an estimate for a Stage 3 S65 build with a YSI blower, I'm sure they'd have no problem giving you a price, the build specs & a time frame of when to expect the completed build. Unless you're on the level of Hennessy, Switzer or UGR, there's no way a shop has enough money floating around to buy multiple expensive sports cars to conduct R&D on for new build projects. Chances are like Terry has his 135, Gintani has 1 (maybe 2) E9x M3s shop cars, 1 E60 M5 and one new F10 M5.

        If you think ESS has a stable of E9x M3s, you're an idiot. Chances are they still have 1-2 cars that they do some R&D on for kit and tune updates and that's it. The only difference between ESS & Gintani is while Gintani continues to push the envelope, ESS is "content" with what they're currently offering.

        EDIT: By the way, the car was featured in an article here on BB only 4 months ago, working perfectly fine and showcasing how much more power the YSI offers vs. Tightie's Stage 3
        http://www.bimmerboost.com/content.p...ersus-16-5-psi
      1. funkmobster's Avatar
        funkmobster -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        No it's a stupid conclusion designed to be negative. Automatically you go to worse case scenario even after I already told you the car is simply getting a different setup. Sorry they don't have the luxury of 210348013481038034 m3's to build to alleviate your baseless speculations.

        What did they not market? The Stage III setup is marketed and being designed and a separate setup is being developed on the same car that was used for development in the first place.

        So, um, once again, dumb.
        So it would be perfect for a front page article.

        Don't be so butt hurt when its about Gintani , you created more then enough of those instigating , speculating threads towards ESS and other vendors.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by funkmobster Click here to enlarge
        So it would be perfect for a front page article.

        Don't be so butt hurt when its about Gintani , you created more then enough of those instigating , speculating threads towards ESS and other vendors.
        It's burrhurt to point out immediately jumping to the most negative conclusion possible? Instead of simply asking me what is going on and me explaining as I did? Yet continuing to hold onto that negative conclusion?

        Instigating and speculating threads towards ESS and other vendors? Show me one. Because when I posted anything it was backed up with evidence: http://www.germanboost.com/showthrea...lure-diagnosis
      1. longboarder's Avatar
        longboarder -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        It's burrhurt to point out immediately jumping to the most negative conclusion possible? Instead of simply asking me what is going on and me explaining as I did? Yet continuing to hold onto that negative conclusion?

        Instigating and speculating threads towards ESS and other vendors? Show me one. Because when I posted anything it was backed up with evidence: http://www.germanboost.com/showthrea...lure-diagnosis
        Butthurt? You obviously don't know me.

        As an S65 supercharger owner, it pains me to see any S65 motor blow...and I really hope in this case it didn't. I was doing research on the various S/C offerings last year and would have liked to know more about this car. I assumed a company would have been proud building an S65 with 828 hp (more than any other Stage 3 e9X M3) and would have taken the opportunity to market it better. So, I just concluded in the thread above that the lack of significant marketing was strange. Did they not market it more because the motor blew? Who knows but maybe...maybe not. Who $#@!ing cares if that's what I'm speculating. I have nothing against Gintani...and have no motivation to make this a XYZ vs XYZ supercharger post. I've never done that.
      1. benzy89's Avatar
        benzy89 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by longboarder Click here to enlarge
        Butthurt? You obviously don't know me.

        As an S65 supercharger owner, it pains me to see any S65 motor blow...and I really hope in this case it didn't. I was doing research on the various S/C offerings last year and would have liked to know more about this car. I assumed a company would have been proud building an S65 with 828 hp (more than any other Stage 3 e9X M3) and would have taken the opportunity to market it better. So, I just concluded in the thread above that the lack of significant marketing was strange. Did they not market it more because the motor blew? Who knows but maybe...maybe not. Who $#@!ing cares if that's what I'm speculating. I have nothing against Gintani...and have no motivation to make this a XYZ vs XYZ supercharger post. I've never done that.
        IN case you haven't noticed, Gintani's "forum behavior" is remain quiet, post when we release a new product with specific details, and that's it. More often then not, when they've posted anything they let the craftsmanship + results speak for themselves and it's forum members and/or Sticky (putting it on the Home Page here on BB) that really builds up "awareness" of Gintani's newest accomplishment