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    ESS N52 Supercharger kit nearing production anyone?

    Been more than long enough for the N52 finally to get FI

    +100hp 1 year of testing, $5k... sounds pretty good no?
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    This kit has been 'ready' for years.
    Stage 2 or 2.5 E9X M3 S65 V8 supercharger kit for sale: http://www.boostaddict.com/showthrea...r-kit-for-sale

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
    This kit has been 'ready' for years.
    really? this is the first i've heard of it

    before now it was only MMW and ARMA - ESS have said it's been in development/testing for a year *shrug*
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Flinchy Click here to enlarge
    really? this is the first i've heard of it

    before now it was only MMW and ARMA - ESS have said it's been in development/testing for a year *shrug*
    They were talking about their N52 and N62 kits a long time ago. I haven't seen much of anything from either.
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
    They were talking about their N52 and N62 kits a long time ago. I haven't seen much of anything from either.
    well there's

    http://web.stagram.com/p/721031152834835153_289658451

    which leads me to believe it may not be entirely vapour-ware?

    and pricing - $4995.
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    It isn't vaporware it just isn't ready for primetime.
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    Eh, i'm not too stressed, i went N54 because there wasn't a readily available option

    and even at this price, the bang for buck isn't exactly fantastic for someone wanting a long term fun car haha.

    from all the emails people are posting on 'post, it doesn't sound moons away. maybe not tomorrow, but not a LONG way. *waits for 6 months to pass with no release*
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    A N54 makes infinitely more sense but whatever.
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
    A N54 makes infinitely more sense but whatever.
    yeah from a 'making loads of power' sense.. also proven reliability, and future moddability.

    centri blown N52 will be crazy smooth though, and SHOULD still be able to make pretty reasonable power - high comp, light weight everything etc... plus return to stock-able still.

    apparently it's 90 days away. well, that's what they've said at least.
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Flinchy Click here to enlarge
    yeah from a 'making loads of power' sense.. also proven reliability, and future moddability.

    centri blown N52 will be crazy smooth though, and SHOULD still be able to make pretty reasonable power - high comp, light weight everything etc... plus return to stock-able still.

    apparently it's 90 days away. well, that's what they've said at least.
    Yah, charts are out- 45% power, 23% torque increase. I still want to see what the upgrade path is.
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    The upgrade path is get a 335.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky2 Click here to enlarge
    The upgrade path is get a 335.
    still a more expensive proposition here in australia at least.

    wouldn't write it off before seeing someone with this kit +intercooler+more boost+more octane imo.

    if it sucks, it sucks after it's proven to suck Click here to enlarge
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Flinchy Click here to enlarge
    still a more expensive proposition here in australia at least.

    wouldn't write it off before seeing someone with this kit +intercooler+more boost+more octane imo.

    if it sucks, it sucks after it's proven to suck Click here to enlarge
    I'm sure it will be a good kit. It's just the N52 doesn't get as much attention because of the N54 of course. But if it's more cost effective than a trade, sure, it has a purpose.
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
    I'm sure it will be a good kit. It's just the N52 doesn't get as much attention because of the N54 of course. But if it's more cost effective than a trade, sure, it has a purpose.
    I'll use myself as an example: a 3-series is larger than what I want to drive as aside from commuting I spend my time on tiny back roads. A 135i will cost perhaps 30-40% more than I can sell for, it has two less doors (which I need for the dogs) but it does have the N54.

    My options: N54 swap or N52 FI. If the N52 will get me 400whp that is sufficient for my run-a-bout car.

    I'd love to push the kit, but it would make sense to not mod the kit until you're proven it's reliability (Warranty).
    An oil cooler kit should be mandatory!
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    Good plan
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    Good news- this kit uses the same Vortech V-3 Si supercharger (http://www.vortechsuperchargers.com/page.php?id=30148) as the S54 and s65 kits. On the S54 with a FMIC and 10 PSI it makes around 500 whp (http://www.vortechsuperchargers.com/page.php?id=30148); with the blower having capacity for around 150 whp more.

    There is potential in this kit. Flinchy - I lay claim to your N52 when your N54 is finally in- I'll need the spare.
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by _Ryan_ Click here to enlarge
    Good news- this kit uses the same Vortech V-3 Si supercharger (http://www.vortechsuperchargers.com/page.php?id=30148) as the S54 and s65 kits. On the S54 with a FMIC and 10 PSI it makes around 500 whp (http://www.vortechsuperchargers.com/page.php?id=30148); with the blower having capacity for around 150 whp more.

    There is potential in this kit. Flinchy - I lay claim to your N52 when your N54 is finally in- I'll need the spare.
    It's a good blower. It's a matter of how much you can spin it for the N52.

    The N52 will probably see similar numbers to an M54.
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
    It's a good blower. It's a matter of how much you can spin it for the N52.

    The N52 will probably see similar numbers to an M54.
    Sure, within the ESS range there isn't a comparison as unlike the majority of their kits, they used a twin-screw blower rather than the Vortech V3. VF Engineering didn't push it - http://vf-engineering.com/z3-1997-02/
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    Sounds like this kit was a $#@! up- public beta without revealing it was a beta.

    VF Engineering might be more promising...
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    ESS or VF? Heh, might as well keep the car NA.

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    ESS = not looking good
    VF = Worked on a one off Z4 in 2010 which put down ~100whp over stock

    It's more cost effective for me to put an N54 in my car than to go to a cheap 135i or 335i, but swapping engines can bump me up a class in some of the club track stuff in OZ, where FI on an N52 won't.
    Where it gets interesting is our first E82 135i were complied as E87 (same as the 130i), this may disrupt racing regs as they go off of ADM.
    Aside from that, I get to keep my other three doors. ;-)
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by _Ryan_ Click here to enlarge
    It's more cost effective for me to put an N54 in my car than to go to a cheap 135i or 335i, but swapping engines can bump me up a class in some of the club track stuff in OZ, where FI on an N52 won't.
    Where it gets interesting is our first E82 135i were complied as E87 (same as the 130i), this may disrupt racing regs as they go off of ADM.
    Aside from that, I get to keep my other three doors. ;-)
    The most cost effective solution is just trading it in. I understand attachment to a car though.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
    The most cost effective solution is just trading it in. I understand attachment to a car though.
    gotta remember he's Australian

    prices are stupid over here, compared to the US.
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    130i - 20k
    135/335i - 40k
    M3/1M - 80k +

    The only thing the 135i has over my car is the N54 where I have modified everything else already. N54 would be in the car with RB turbos if I DIY, <10k. Plus I keep my rear doors.

    replacement chassis and panels if I bend it at the track? fkn cheap as many 118/120 were bought for BMW drivers daughters as a first car, so the wreckers have them or they sold cheap.


    You wouldn't catch me driving an M3 on the track, uninsured. This is a financial process rather than attachment although my dog does love her groove in the back seat Click here to enlarge
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    I Designed this in January 2012. Decided there wasn't enough interest to further develop the product. I made one prototype bracket and ran it on a car. I ended up selling it on eBay.

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