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      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. flipm3's Avatar
        flipm3 -
        I'm checking my YouTube Feed nearly every hour....I want to see some videos....hahaha

        Again, I just wanted to say, awesome work @LostMarine. Still amazes me what you're achieving on a kit that costs a fraction of the intercooled kits without that much hinderance of performance.

        It would have been really interesting to see how much more the VT2-625 starts to pull past 130mph.
      1. benzy89's Avatar
        benzy89 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by bobS Click here to enlarge
        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.
        Gotta remember that LM's 335 had a built AT, so it was a lot easier to launch & get a quality start than an MT. Also, I don't think any1s compared a ProTuned RB vs JB4 RB.

        From a roll it would probably be a lot more interesting, but an supercharged DCT M3 will still out perform 95% of 335's.
      1. LostMarine's Avatar
        LostMarine -
        Thanks, there are videos of me vs a 625 and a 650, waiting on some things

        as for the RB, prior to the trans rebuild, high 11's @ 121-123 were the norm. This is why its interesting to see the 2 matched up
      1. themyst's Avatar
        themyst -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by LostMarine Click here to enlarge
        Thanks, there are videos of me vs a 625 and a 650, waiting on some things

        as for the RB, prior to the trans rebuild, high 11's @ 121-123 were the norm. This is why its interesting to see the 2 matched up
        I thought u ran the 11.1@127 BEFORE the trans rebuild?
      1. LostMarine's Avatar
        LostMarine -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by themyst Click here to enlarge
        I thought u ran the 11.1@127 BEFORE the trans rebuild?
        yes, but not pumpgas/meth/street trim Click here to enlarge
      1. themyst's Avatar
        themyst -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by LostMarine Click here to enlarge
        yes, but not pumpgas/meth/street trim Click here to enlarge
        So E85 blend / meth / full weight isn't streetable to you?
      1. bobS's Avatar
        bobS -
        Ohhh well I'm taking meth into the equation, a flash/piggy RB car with meth should be able to walk away from your car in a roll I would think, assuming drivers are the same.
      1. LostMarine's Avatar
        LostMarine -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by themyst Click here to enlarge
        So E85 blend / meth / full weight isn't streetable to you?
        im talking about what my car did, in that time frame. obviously, you guys are farther along in both fuel and tuning, but my car-my car, in my configurations.

        but no, e85 isnt streetable to me as its not local, im sure it is to you.

        but from street tires, full weight, pumpgas/meth or E85, my M is faster than my 335 was
      1. LostMarine's Avatar
        LostMarine -
        heres the video's



        i was just out of frame on the 625 run
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Your videos used to have better intros.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        All cars DCT?
      1. LostMarine's Avatar
        LostMarine -
        testing different intro's. all dct cars
      1. M33's Avatar
        M33 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        All cars DCT?
        I'm 7mt and I did the worst Click here to enlarge , bro I love disappointing you and will continue to do so
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by M33 Click here to enlarge
        I'm 7mt and I did the worst Click here to enlarge , bro I love disappointing you and will continue to do so
        LOL ok.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        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.

        Click here to enlarge
      1. xbox_fan's Avatar
        xbox_fan -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by LostMarine Click here to enlarge
        im talking about what my car did, in that time frame. obviously, you guys are farther along in both fuel and tuning, but my car-my car, in my configurations.

        but no, e85 isnt streetable to me as its not local, im sure it is to you.

        but from street tires, full weight, pumpgas/meth or E85, my M is faster than my 335 was
        Still for almost same performance I assume you had to drop some $ here...
      1. LostMarine's Avatar
        LostMarine -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        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.

        i am running an upgraded pulley, but not the usual one thats sent out. I was going to do the 99mm swap (the 575 pulley) that everyone else has. (which measured 97mm BTW) but the spacing is off for my kit.

        Also, the 625 in that run was stripped interior and racefuel. I was still on pump gas at the time. I added racefuel to mine and saw no improvement, but that was as the DA was going higher

        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by xbox_fan Click here to enlarge
        Still for almost same performance I assume you had to drop some $ here...
        what do you mean?
      1. xbox_fan's Avatar
        xbox_fan -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by LostMarine Click here to enlarge
        what do you mean?
        Your new M3 has similar performance as your old 335, I just assumed the "upgrade" did cost quite a lot of money Click here to enlarge
      1. LostMarine's Avatar
        LostMarine -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by xbox_fan Click here to enlarge
        Your new M3 has similar performance as your old 335, I just assumed the "upgrade" did cost quite a lot of money Click here to enlarge
        if you take the car itself out of the equation, is actually right about the same
      1. SleepersOwn's Avatar
        SleepersOwn -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by LostMarine Click here to enlarge
        i am running an upgraded pulley, but not the usual one thats sent out. I was going to do the 99mm swap (the 575 pulley) that everyone else has. (which measured 97mm BTW) but the spacing is off for my kit.
        First off, congrats on the times ! Your car is moving !

        Now, onto my confusion. Does sticky mean " direct " comparison as in you guys were both at the track at the same day ? Cuz if your car has an upgraded pulley and meth, wouldn't that make you a bit faster than a normal 535 kit ? So is the pulley you're using a custom size ( what's the difference in psi from the stock 535 kit and the pulley you have ? ) ? I ask cuz if i'm understanding correctly, the only thing separating you from a higher kit is an ic, tune, and a bit smaller pulley right ?

        I want to be clear i'm not trying to take anything from you or start drama. I'm just trying to get an understanding of your setup and just how much faster/stronger your car is over a regular 535 kit. Like are you using the meth for safety because you have the pulley upgrade without having a retune ? Have you ran your car with dr's before your meth and pulley upgrade ?

        Sorry if the questions are confusing. That was the best way I could put them together lol. I've seen you post so you don't seem like the type to get psycho over people asking about your mods. So I fig'd eh, might as well ask.