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      11-21-2012, 05:12 PM   #23
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Nice shots! We're always available for any questions you guys may have.
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      11-24-2012, 03:41 AM   #24
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Awesome! One of the nicest looking kits for our cars, looks OEM.

Did the kit come with any installation instructions? If so, how thorough are they? (I'd want to do the install myself, but I don't have past SC install experience like you.)
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      11-24-2012, 04:05 AM   #25
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Only update: Waiting on UPS, who is apparently taking a long holiday.

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awesome info..... the only thing is..... real oem shows a completely different fuel pump for the z4m compared to the e46..... however i agree with you that it surely must be an equivilant??
Here's a link that talks about the electronic fuel pump/regulator as well as the rest of our DME (cool stuff here):
http://www.shipkiller.com/MSS70_DME_Electrical.html

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Did the kit come with any installation instructions? If so, how thorough are they? (I'd want to do the install myself, but I don't have past SC install experience like you.)
It does come with an install guide (based on the E46 M3), though I'll be sending VF some pics to tailor the guide to the Z4.

Here are the various install guides (ESS, VF, and AA for the M3):
http://m3forum.net/m3forum/showpost....65&postcount=3
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      11-26-2012, 07:20 PM   #27
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Awesome! One of the nicest looking kits for our cars, looks OEM.

Did the kit come with any installation instructions? If so, how thorough are they? (I'd want to do the install myself, but I don't have past SC install experience like you.)


Thank you!

We're slowly finishing up the installation instructions for the Z4M specifically and we've made internal changes to readily provide technical support for ANY question, install or non-install.
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Sorry for taking so long guys. I started it up this morning:

http://youtu.be/juf8VPRvMU8

Started up perfect after sitting for 3 weeks. I took it out for a short drive and it sounds amazing with the new headers, and the SC helps a little too.

The car is perfectly drivable around town and very civilized under normal driving. I can't wait for the 300 mile break in to be up! I took a video of the first drive, but it was mostly wind noise with the top down. I'll take another soon (top up).

Again, I can't thank Robert, Jeff, and Nik at VF enough for all their help! They are amazing to deal with!
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      11-30-2012, 06:29 AM   #29
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wahoooo.... nice smooth idle.... running right!!! now.... let see this mofo out in action!!

look into oil coolers at this power level imo...

well done!!!! have you logged AFRs/ boost???
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      11-30-2012, 02:00 PM   #30
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Sorry for taking so long guys. I started it up this morning:

http://youtu.be/juf8VPRvMU8

Started up perfect after sitting for 3 weeks. I took it out for a short drive and it sounds amazing with the new headers, and the SC helps a little too.

The car is perfectly drivable around town and very civilized under normal driving. I can't wait for the 300 mile break in to be up! I took a video of the first drive, but it was mostly wind noise with the top down. I'll take another soon (top up).

Again, I can't thank Robert, Jeff, and Nik at VF enough for all their help! They are amazing to deal with!
Thank you from all of us for the kind words! Awesome job on the DIY install!
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Took it out again this morning and holy shit, it's fast! The sound at WOT with the Stromung and headers is godly!

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wahoooo.... nice smooth idle.... running right!!! now.... let see this mofo out in action!!

look into oil coolers at this power level imo...

well done!!!! have you logged AFRs/ boost???
I just finished washing it up and I'm going to take it out for some pics and maybe videos. The oil level is right where it's supposed to be; we'll see how the temps are when the next track day comes around though. Also, no boost or AFR gauges yet; that's next on the list.

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Thank you from all of us for the kind words! Awesome job on the DIY install!
Thanks! You guys have made a truly amazing kit. Very Satisfied!
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      11-30-2012, 05:22 PM   #32
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Took some quick videos (at 6000 feet in elevation):
http://youtu.be/ZtvG-dR6DBk
http://youtu.be/uiN2bGfuO58
http://youtu.be/wduufouMmEk

The videos are in 2nd and 3rd gear because 1st is pretty worthless; it's all wheel spin and hop (even with 275 RS-3 on the rear).
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      11-30-2012, 10:40 PM   #33
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awesome! time to dyno the thing!
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Went out for a cruise tonight and took a couple pics:


DSC_1132 by M detaR, on Flickr


DSC_1183 by M detaR, on Flickr

Took a quick video of the exhaust as well:

http://youtu.be/JRnsqEozYH0

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awesome! time to dyno the thing!
I might plan one for next week.
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      12-08-2012, 10:41 PM   #35
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Sounds awesome. Looks very fast indeed.
What's that little gage/display you have on your center console (above the roof buttons)?
afr monitor or so?
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Sounds awesome. Looks very fast indeed.
What's that little gage/display you have on your center console (above the roof buttons)?
Thanks. It's a Passport SRX radar detector.
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Ah right.
Is that legal in the USA?
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      12-08-2012, 11:01 PM   #38
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Ah right.
Is that legal in the USA?
It is in my state. The laser shifters work every time too!
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Great shots. Your exhaust tips are in need of a polish though. First time I see stromungs get dirtier on the outsides more then the inside pipes.
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Awesome....traction control light in 3rd gear. Plenty of power for this little car....soo tempted!
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Here we go:


Z4M VF570 DynoComp by M detaR, on Flickr

Shut it down early cause it was running a little lean (VF and I will have to work on that). Very happy with the result though.
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WOW!!! great numbers!! are those numbers hp to the wheels? or corrected? (sorry for my ignorance...).
regards and again congrats on your car! looking forward on getting a S/C for mine.
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WOW!!! great numbers!! are those numbers hp to the wheels? or corrected? (sorry for my ignorance...).
regards and again congrats on your car! looking forward on getting a S/C for mine.
Thanks! It's to the wheels. So those numbers divided by .82 would be roughly the crank HP (~575 hp and ~404 torque).
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love this kit. we need more videos!
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