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    • Direct 1/4 mile comparison between ESS VT1-535 and ESS VT2-625 E9X M3 S65 V8 supercharger kits

      Finally we have a direct dragstrip comparison between the ESS VT1-535 and ESS VT2-625 supercharger kits. The 535 kit runs less boost and is not intercooled like the VT2-625. The VT1-535 M3 belongs to BimmerBoost member LostMarine who is running higher boost thanks to a smaller pulley which is not included in the standard kit and meth injection.

      The difference between the two is 3 miles per hour and 3/10's of a second in the 1/4. Definitely a difference, but not all that large. The more affordable VT1-535 kit shows it is a great bang for the buck option. This is also the fastest record VT1-535 kit 1/4 mile time.

      Both cars are DCT, slip is below.




      This article was originally published in forum thread: ESS VT1-535 versus ESS VT2-625 supercharger kit direct 1/4 mile comparison slips started by LostMarine View original post
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      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Moved to its own thread.

        Specs on how your 535 kit differs please.

        Both DCT?
      1. Itsbrokeagain's Avatar
        Itsbrokeagain -
        Was that 1SickMs car?
      1. flipm3's Avatar
        flipm3 -
        It's freaking nuts what @LostMarine is able to do with the VT1-535, Pulley, Meth, Drag Radials, and Driver's Skill!

        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Itsbrokeagain Click here to enlarge
        Was that 1SickMs car?
        @LostMarine mentioned to me on FB that this specific VT2-625 was the previous quickest and fastest VT1-535 record holder. So I am also assuming that's 1SICKM.

        I can't wait to see some videos!
      1. Itsbrokeagain's Avatar
        Itsbrokeagain -
        he needs to throw that pulley on Click here to enlarge or one of these days when I come down to his house, hes gonna go take a $#@! in his bathroom, come out and find the car magically faster Click here to enlarge
      1. fastgti69's Avatar
        fastgti69 -
        Wow, that's sickk.
      1. longboarder's Avatar
        longboarder -
        Yeah curious about supporting mods on the 625 car. Also, what were DA's? Thx.
      1. oldgixxer's Avatar
        oldgixxer -
        It was horribe,the DA was positive all day anywhere from +700 to +1000 at any given time and it was 72degrees out.
      1. LostMarine's Avatar
        LostMarine -
        mine is same as always. 535, 102mm pulley, ebay xpipe, stock rear mufflers w/ cutouts, CF5's on front, Nitto Drag radials in back, not sure if meth was on or off w/ this run.

        @1SICKM can elaborate on his car, i dont know other than dct and 625

        we attempted to install his 575 pulley, which turns out to be 97mm, and my 97mm pulley i bought from vortech directly.. BUT, there is a spacer on my kit that wont allow it. the pulleys would need to be machined down to fit

        according to Dragtimes, the DA was between +450 and +850 all day
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Ooooohhhhhhhhhh
      1. oldgixxer's Avatar
        oldgixxer -
        I should have checked dragtimes instead of listening to some random guy at the rental,so I stand corrected. 70 degree day in October w positive DA is not the norm for Atco and Im a bit disapointed it was not cooler but regadless I had a great time
      1. bobS's Avatar
        bobS -
        LM, you've definitely made that 535 kit look real enticing, your car is performing great and that kit isn't bad in terms of pricing. If you got some lighter wheels and perfect conditions, I'm sure you can do even better! Nice job
      1. LostMarine's Avatar
        LostMarine -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by bobS Click here to enlarge
        LM, you've definitely made that 535 kit look real enticing, your car is performing great and that kit isn't bad in terms of pricing. If you got some lighter wheels and perfect conditions, I'm sure you can do even better! Nice job

        lol.. ive been joking the past few hours that i can put probably put a non IC kit in the 10's before any of the higher kits do, besides the VF car of course Click here to enlarge
      1. bobS's Avatar
        bobS -
        You may be able to! I honestly was thinking, someone could get a low mileage used m and throw a 535 kit on there and have a very fun/fast street car, faster than I initially thought, prob what i would have done if i knew but im to far into my 335 now. Btw I'm gonna talk to u later this winter about rbs/meth ........ getting the itch. :-)
      1. LostMarine's Avatar
        LostMarine -
        VF has a 540 kit that was released a few days after i purchased my 535. id love to get someone local with that to see how it compares.

        as for the 335's, if someone needed new turbo's anyway, RB is right here, right now, solid proven performance. If someone didnt need turbo's, or wanted to go overboard, then I, personally, would want a true "stg 3" setup, but thats gonna be a wait still..

        basically, my M is now faster than my RB 335 was in street trim, just slightly.. but i get to enjoy having a V8, DCT, with M interior/exterior/comforts
      1. bobS's Avatar
        bobS -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by LostMarine Click here to enlarge
        VF has a 540 kit that was released a few days after i purchased my 535. id love to get someone local with that to see how it compares.

        as for the 335's, if someone needed new turbo's anyway, RB is right here, right now, solid proven performance. If someone didnt need turbo's, or wanted to go overboard, then I, personally, would want a true "stg 3" setup, but thats gonna be a wait still..

        basically, my M is now faster than my RB 335 was in street trim, just slightly.. but i get to enjoy having a V8, DCT, with M interior/exterior/comforts
        You think? I would think a RB car still might have a slight edge on your m based on your own times you achieved before you sold it. My turbos seem fine, I'm going to see how everything shakes out with stg 2 vs stg 3.
      1. LostMarine's Avatar
        LostMarine -
        nah, in pure street form, pumpgas, even pump/meth vs equal fuel, daily driver tires, weight ect. the M edges it out
      1. ChuckD05's Avatar
        ChuckD05 -
        LM what would your trap be with RBs with pump+ say 70/30 meth at full weight 124-125ish? at that point the would be M edging it out by having the superior tranny?

        With newest tune developments with e85 blend and meth , I think there wil be more 125+mph RB cars in DD trim... from rolls should be very interesting with your M

        just run Ben already! @themyst
      1. litz4244's Avatar
        litz4244 -
        I think LM vs a street set up rb car would be a good race. My traps on mine full wieght stock bmw 19s meth and 93 on 17-17.5 psi are 124 constant.
      1. themyst's Avatar
        themyst -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by ChuckD05 Click here to enlarge
        LM what would your trap be with RBs with pump+ say 70/30 meth at full weight 124-125ish? at that point the would be M edging it out by having the superior tranny?

        With newest tune developments with e85 blend and meth , I think there wil be more 125+mph RB cars in DD trim... from rolls should be very interesting with your M

        just run Ben already! @themyst
        Lol if he wants to drive 120 miles north to run me be my guest. Otherwise @LostMarine see you at atco Sunday.
      1. ChuckD05's Avatar
        ChuckD05 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by themyst Click here to enlarge
        Lol if he wants to drive 120 miles north to run me be my guest. Otherwise @LostMarine see you at atco Sunday.
        youre going sunday?? I wish i could go but i have family stuff going on... ben without radials youre f'ed!