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    • Supercharged E92 M3 showdown - ESS VT2-625 DCT M3 versus VF-Engineering VF620 6-speed manual M3

      Here is a race video between two supercharged E9X M3's running competing kits. One is a DCT (dual clutch transmission) M3 and that is the camera car with the ESS VT2-625 kit. The manual M3 has the VF-Engineering VF620 supercharger kit. This is a very evenly matched race as to be expected from two kits offering very similar performance. The manual has a slight jump and the DCT appears to reel it in somewhat although the race simply ends up basically a draw.


      A very nice run but it would be great to see more than one race between these two. Regardless, it goes to show kits on the stock internals will basically end up in the same spot with fuel, boost, timing, etc., being the main differences especially among similar Vortech based superchargers. Despite what certain companies may say, the kits are very close to one another.

      Camera car with DCT and ESS VT2-625 kit has a 91/100 mix. The VF car is also said to be a 91/100 mix.

      This article was originally published in forum thread: ESS 625 DCT E92 M3 VS VF620 6MT E92 M3 started by LostMarine View original post
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      1. longboarder's Avatar
        longboarder -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        That's kind of an odd communication breakdown isn't it? I mean I wouldn't complain about getting something better but I mean getting sent what you didn't buy or at least not being told changes were made is a little concerning.
        There is no ESS VT2 600 kit according to their website now. After the 585 kit it's the 625 kit. I ordered through a vendor right at the point ESS was doing a change to their kits. According to Roman it's slightly tweaked from the older 600 kit to still accept 91 octane. Probably minimal power difference. At the time of purchase I wasn't the one communicating with Roman - the vendor was.
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        longboarder -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        GermanBoost is the forum sponsor for the event, see you there.
        Cool. Where is your thread? I don't see anything.

        Tony has posted it up at other forums...that's how I heard about it.
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        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by longboarder Click here to enlarge
        There is no ESS VT2 600 kit according to their website now. After the 585 kit it's the 625 kit. I ordered through a vendor right at the point ESS was doing a change to their kits. According to Roman it's slightly tweaked from the older 600 kit to still accept 91 octane. Probably minimal power difference. At the time of purchase I wasn't the one communicating with Roman - the vendor was.
        In that case I'd put the emphasis on the vendor regarding communication. Not a big deal but with an SC kit I'd like to know all the details on my own kit.
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        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by longboarder Click here to enlarge
        Cool. Where is your thread? I don't see anything.
        It isn't up yet, going up today.

        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by longboarder Click here to enlarge
        Tony has posted it up at other forums...that's how I heard about it.
        Yes unfortunately he made a bunch of threads before I became the sponsor. You'll be seeing the details shortly though.