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      11-21-2012, 03:19 PM   #1
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\ VF-Engineering: Z4M VF480 and VF570 superchargers /

We are proud to announce the release of our
Z4M Coupe and Roadster superchargers

available in 2 power stages


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Maintaining the original BMW quality, smoothness and reliability were the key factors in the VF design. VF have harnessed reliability of Vortech superchargers with their 10 years of supercharging experience and worldwide OEM supply contacts to create the ultimate supercharger system for the ultimate driver’s car.

Some Background and History of our S54 development:
In late 2004, VF purchased a 2005 model M3 and chose to create and test its complete aftercooled Stage 1 kit. A production manufactured aluminum manifold with integrated air-to-water heat exchanger (charge cooler) is provided for added value and greater performance compared to similar air/air systems. Typically used in European Rally cars, air/water cooling is the ultimate in aftercooler technology for on and off the race track. Air/water cooling provides superior cooling ability over air/air without lengthy ducting while creating cooler intake temperatures for more powerful and reliable ignition.

The E46 M3 Stage 2 kit [released Feb 08] offers even greater performance via extra boost from a smaller supercharger pulley, replacement stiffer serpentine belt tensioner and upgraded custom stage 2 software ECU flash with larger stage2 fuel injectors and MAF upgrade. This kit requires the use of high performance cats. The test car was setup with Supersprint headers and Euro M3 cats. Drag racing and aggresive back to back peak rpm shifting will likely require a clutch upgrade. 100 octane fuel recommended when used on the race track. A pre-cat wideband air/fuel ratio monitoring gauge is recommended.

Onto the Z4M
Around 2010, VF decided to change all tuning to be done 100% in-house by VF for VF amidst a bevy of multiple on-going projects. The decision eventually lead to VF-Engineering facilities to now be dedicated to only Research and Design. Through 1000's of miles of real-world testing in various conditions combined with our knowledge and data from our revolutionary air:water cooled E46M3 S54 systems, VF has created the Z4M VF480 (Stage 1) and VF570 (Stage 2) system for the Z4M community who has long been waiting for a new, reliable, high-performing supercharger option with the advanced and superior air:water cooling capabilities. All the aspects of the E46 M3 superchargers are now inherent to the S54 Z4M superchargers.

Special to the Z4M

You may find that ECU software programming can lead to further complication with shipping, downtime, installation/labor time. VF-Engineering has decided to take the time to include our All-New Hex Flash OBD2 Cable with every kit at no additional cost.

The Hex Flash Cable will allows for multiple features:
1) Upload our custom VF-mapping directly to your car via the OBD2 port and your laptop.
2) Do full readouts of the current state of your car
3) Use the cable and Hex Flash software as a fully functional Diagnostic Tool to read any error or check engine lights.
4) Revert to stock software at anytime for any reason.


Stage 1
VF480
480 hp / 340 ft/lbs
5.5-6.0 PSI
V3-SCi supercharger
Cast manifold with slide-in air/water cooled cartridge
ECU software flash


Stage 2
VF570
570 hp / 380 ft/lb
8.5-9.0 PSI
V3-SCi supercharger
Cast manifold with slide-in air/water cooled cartridge
ECU software flash

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      11-21-2012, 03:27 PM   #2
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hi VF great to see you here!!

on the 570 kit.... can you walk us through the fueling setup and how your sure it will be adequate for the 570 crank kit......

Anything specific in terms of Fuel pressure??
fuel pump???

Again wonderful hardware on the kits..... and the 570 kit is VERY VERY well priced right now.. considerably cheaper than the competitors LOWER powered kits.... if this all plays out well, i think you guys may sell a lot of these kits ;-)
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      11-21-2012, 03:43 PM   #3
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All our kits are 100% bolt-on and do not require any other modifications, or in this specific case, any special fueling items. We provide different fuel injectors based on the kit you go with.

What do you mean by 570 crank kit?

Thanks for the kind words!

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All our kits are 100% bolt-on and do not require any other modifications, or in this specific case, any special fueling items. We provide an upgraded Fuel Pressure Regulators based on which kit you decide to go with.

What do you mean by 570 crank kit?

Thanks for the kind words!
ok.... so to confirm, your happy with the z4m stock fuel pump for the 570 kit??
in terms of the FPR, i guess you supply a new insert for the FP regulator?????

when i say 570 crank, i mean 570 Crank hp.....

why im asking the above Re the fueling as weve been led to believe the stock z4m fuel pump Can't cope with the fuel demand for 460rwhp and upwards......
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      11-21-2012, 04:37 PM   #5
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Let me retract my previous statement: We don't even provide a new FP regulator.

The only changes to fueling are the injectors and our software. So to confirm your question, yes. Our testing shows the Z4M Stock fuel pump up to the task.

Or...our tuning is just that good...
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curious about the 570 as well. would like to see it hold up as a bolt on with nothing else. 570 hp in my roadster would be quite fun
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curious about the 570 as well. would like to see it hold up as a bolt on with nothing else. 570 hp in my roadster would be quite fun
Here's a link to a 570 install on a roadster as well: http://www.zpost.com/forums/showthread.php?t=771394

We don't release kits until we know 110% that they're reliable and have no issues. From a manufacturer's standpoint it only makes sense to do so rather than release beta-cars and then spend all the time and money fixing issues that arise.
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I can't say enough about VF; Robert and Jeff have been amazing to work with and their product is just as good!

I'll be updating my build thread in the link above (previous post); here's some pics from that thread:


DSC_0877 by M detaR, on Flickr


DSC_0878 by M detaR, on Flickr
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Other than saving $900, is there any advantage to getting the 480 kit over the 570?
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Other than saving $900, is there any advantage to getting the 480 kit over the 570?
- 90 HP.
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Why do you tempt me??
Put up a dyno chart for us (570). That's a freaking deal.
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Other than saving $900, is there any advantage to getting the 480 kit over the 570?
Yes, there's 90 advantages over the 480

Plus the fact that you're running more boost.
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what a deal. WHAT A DEAL. thanks for chiming in about the fuel questions. We have some VT2-500 owners that are annoyed that we're stuck with no upgrade options
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Interesting info VF. Thank you.
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I'd say we wait and see how the fuel pump will hold with rated M just to make sure that our fuel system is adequate for more boost.

VF: did you feel the need to add an oil cooler?
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i do think this higher HP kit needs a larger oil cooler however........^^^^ i agree.
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I want this. But with a new bbk I just bought, the build of a new house and a newborn baby girl, I would feel guilty lol. Maybe next year I can catch a sale and pick up the 570 kit. Looking forward to hearing some reviews on the kit from Rated M Roadster
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Wow, can you do installs in Germany? I'm guessing you also take care of the pesky limiter...
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WOW. amazing price for what you get. I would be curious of temps (especially on track) and power delivery.
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VF

Good to see you finally have a kit for our cars. I had one of the first Vortech based VF kits on my VR6 back in 2002 and liked it a lot. If these are flawless like that then its great news to have another viable kit besides ESS.

I have a few questions about this kit-

(1) Do you have any oil temp data running the 480 kit on a road course in summer?

(2) Do you expect the stock clutch to hold up with the 480 kit or recommend a change?

(3) What is the clearance of the air/water intake plenum compared to the stock plenum? I am running a Rogue Engineering brace that I would like to retain.



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Will this pass california smog?
-tail pipe or visual with the newly coming 2013 rules?
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Put up a dyno chart for us (570).
http://m3forum.net/m3forum/showthread.php?t=427003
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