• ESS (esstuning) supercharged manual E92 M3 runs the 1/4 mile in 11.9@118, first manual M3 in the 11's

      Prodigymb took his friends ESS supercharged M3 to the drag strip and ran the first 11 second pass for a manual M3 that we know of turning an 11.9@118 mph. Congratulations for running 11's but the car seems to be down on power and has been from the beginning. This is a VT-2 600 with full exhaust and a higher boost pulley so we don't know why the dyno numbers are not over 500 whp. Regardless, congrats to the parties involved for being the first manual to run 11's.

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      This article was originally published in forum thread: 11s in ESS 6spd Manual E92 M3 started by prodigymb View original post
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      1. prodigymb's Avatar
        prodigymb -
        filter we used vs the one that comes with the ESS kit...
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      1. akh23456's Avatar
        akh23456 -
        damm thats a huge filter compared to your old one.
      1. prodigymb's Avatar
        prodigymb -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by akh23456 Click here to enlarge
        damm thats a huge filter compared to your old one.
        yah. old one looked big when i bought but when this one came in the mail. we were like ..... yeaaaah. inlet side of the charger makes a huge difference on boost. i tried using a 3" flex hose to install the new filter at first and the car would barely hit boost with a max of like 3-4psi. then i switched to the ESS 3.5" hose that they overnighted us yesterday and the car hits boost properly. i couldnt tell if it will get to 7.5 psi because the road was way too wet...
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by prodigymb Click here to enlarge
        filter we used vs the one that comes with the ESS kit...
        http://www.benzboost.com/images/impo...5/filter-1.jpg
        Visually it's a huge difference, how does the owner like it?
      1. prodigymb's Avatar
        prodigymb -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Visually it's a huge difference, how does the owner like it?
        ehhh its got a boost leak somewhere and is not only getting up to 3.5-4psi...
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by prodigymb Click here to enlarge
        ehhh its got a boost leak somewhere and is not only getting up to 3.5-4psi...
        Sucks, good luck sorting it out.
      1. prodigymb's Avatar
        prodigymb -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Sucks, good luck sorting it out.
        yeah its annoying. i will be away for a few weeks, so this wont be sorted until june.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by prodigymb Click here to enlarge
        yeah its annoying. i will be away for a few weeks, so this wont be sorted until june.
        With those new 6-speed manual runs posted looks like your friends kit was actually performing where it should be.
      1. wtfmateim65's Avatar
        wtfmateim65 -
        new thread title: Paper Racing Boosted Bimmers lol
      1. prodigymb's Avatar
        prodigymb -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        With those new 6-speed manual runs posted looks like your friends kit was actually performing where it should be.
        doesnt make sense that a 500whp car is trapping 118-119mph. also doesnt make sens that DCT cars are 10mph faster.
      1. LostMarine's Avatar
        LostMarine -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by prodigymb Click here to enlarge
        doesnt make sense that a 500whp car is trapping 118-119mph. also doesnt make sens that DCT cars are 10mph faster.
        it most certainly does. find other cars that have 35x Tq and 5xx hp at about 3500 lbs 120 is spot on, maybe add 1-2 mph for better traction and thats right where it should be optimally
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by prodigymb Click here to enlarge
        doesnt make sense that a 500whp car is trapping 118-119mph. also doesnt make sens that DCT cars are 10mph faster.
        I agree 118-119 is low, that car has more in it but your friends was around where it should be considering he didn't even break 500 whp, right?

        This guy had trouble shifting into 3rd so I'll give him that he could improve.

        DCT cars aren't all 10 mph faster, when ran normally as they should be ESS DCT cars are running 124-125 with meth and 122 or so without.

        The cars running 130 have meth and higher boost + DCT. It all adds up...
      1. prodigymb's Avatar
        prodigymb -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by LostMarine Click here to enlarge
        it most certainly does. find other cars that have 35x Tq and 5xx hp at about 3500 lbs 120 is spot on, maybe add 1-2 mph for better traction and thats right where it should be optimally
        im not gonna get into it with you as you clearly know everything better. i've been drag racing on street and track for a while and i've been using the same dynojet since '05 and i know that cars that do 500whp there go faster then 119mph. i've been straight about what i think the contributing factors were and what i thought needed to change. if you wish to take my 11.9@118.6 as the full potential of a 500whp m3 and if you think that an extra 165whp over stock only yield the car 5-6mph on the 1/4.....lol

        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        I agree 118-119 is low, that car has more in it but your friends was around where it should be considering he didn't even break 500 whp, right?
        499rwhp was the max it made.
      1. akh23456's Avatar
        akh23456 -
        i deff think your car is faster by a few mph. let me know next time you head out to atco .
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by prodigymb Click here to enlarge
        im not gonna get into it with you as you clearly know everything better. i've been drag racing on street and track for a while and i've been using the same dynojet since '05 and i know that cars that do 500whp there go faster then 119mph. i've been straight about what i think the contributing factors were and what i thought needed to change. if you wish to take my 11.9@118.6 as the full potential of a 500whp m3 and if you think that an extra 165whp over stock only yield the car 5-6mph on the 1/4.....lol
        It should yield more than that but it makes you wonder, doesn't it? Two cars now doing this? Doesn't seem like a leak, at least to me.

        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by prodigymb Click here to enlarge
        499rwhp was the max it made.
        I know you guys were expecting more, but it is what it is. New pulley and filter coming right? So, your friend should be well over 500 at that point. Why doesn't he post btw?
      1. LostMarine's Avatar
        LostMarine -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by prodigymb Click here to enlarge
        im not gonna get into it with you as you clearly know everything better. i've been drag racing on street and track for a while and i've been using the same dynojet since '05 and i know that cars that do 500whp there go faster then 119mph. i've been straight about what i think the contributing factors were and what i thought needed to change. if you wish to take my 11.9@118.6 as the full potential of a 500whp m3 and if you think that an extra 165whp over stock only yield the car 5-6mph on the 1/4.....lol


        499rwhp was the max it made.
        we can discuss without getting into an argument. Click here to enlarge

        the math is simple though, 3600lb car, 350tq 49x hp PEAK traps about 120, maybe 121. power delivery is not in favor for the M's in drag racing

        i streetraced as younger man myself, and been drag racing for just as long, so what, 12 yrs now?
      1. akh23456's Avatar
        akh23456 -
        i know lm know his stuff hes been right about my cars performance even before i hit the drag strip.
      1. LostMarine's Avatar
        LostMarine -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by akh23456 Click here to enlarge
        i know lm know his stuff hes been right about my cars performance even before i hit the drag strip.
        and your dyno #'s (remember that convo in your car on the first test ride about "what if" Click here to enlarge ), and eugenes car before he hit the dyno, and my own, well, i was off by a lot on mine- but thats due to dropping weight.. im tellin ya, if i go on pass time, im coming home with that $2k Click here to enlarge and thats just in this crowd Click here to enlarge
      1. prodigymb's Avatar
        prodigymb -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        It should yield more than that but it makes you wonder, doesn't it? Two cars now doing this? Doesn't seem like a leak, at least to me.

        I know you guys were expecting more, but it is what it is. New pulley and filter coming right? So, your friend should be well over 500 at that point. Why doesn't he post btw?
        it didnt have a leak when i ran it or at least it wasnt as major as it is now. it literally only gets to 4psi at redline now
      1. LostMarine's Avatar
        LostMarine -
        that would indicate a boost leak, but im surprised there is no fault code or limp mode though. wouldnt that greatly affect the AFR's and other parameters?