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      11-24-2012, 01:20 AM   #23
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Hopefully our MSS70 ECU can yield a bit more than that guy's 451rwhp and 305rwtq peaks
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Hopefully our MSS70 ECU can yield a bit more than that guy's 451rwhp and 305rwtq peaks
Found a better one (this one with headers and 93 octane):
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come on torque ! so are we talking bets on your numbers when you get them?
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this is on a vortech v3si right? 9psi? I sound like a broken record
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      11-25-2012, 11:45 AM   #27
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this is on a vortech v3si right? 9psi? I sound like a broken record


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well shoot, then we need 10psi
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well shoot, then we need 10psi
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i like your thinking .........

really interested with a thread over on m3 forum, caless s/C cars picking up 25-30hp!!!! !!!!! !!! thats pretty much the same as adding 1psi of boost ;-)
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      11-26-2012, 03:34 PM   #30
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Sales end tonight at Midnight (PST), guys!


There's going to be a few more VF-supercharged Z4m's now!
Thanks everyone who's placed their order and/or deposit!
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Updates made to first post!

Check it out.


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 driverís 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.

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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:
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thier isnt a v3 sq Trim s/c unit.... the V3 comes in Si trim and SCI trim..... which one are you guys using???
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Will this pass california smog?
-tail pipe or visual with the newly coming 2013 rules?

Will this pass california smog?
-tail pipe or visual with the newly coming 2013 rules?

Will this pass california smog?
-tail pipe or visual with the newly coming 2013 rules?
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Will this pass california smog?
-tail pipe or visual with the newly coming 2013 rules?

Will this pass california smog?
-tail pipe or visual with the newly coming 2013 rules?

Will this pass california smog?
-tail pipe or visual with the newly coming 2013 rules?
If OEM headers and section1 are kept, I don't see why this won't pass the sniffer. However, visual will still be a bit iffy. Guess it'd depend on the specific inspector/operator
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Will this pass california smog?
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Will this pass california smog?
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^^^ WGS (what gandalf said)

Sniffer would probably be ok (and in 2013 codes will be ok, no sniffer required). The problem is and has always been the visual, which will most definitely not pass.
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thier isnt a v3 sq Trim s/c unit.... the V3 comes in Si trim and SCI trim..... which one are you guys using???
We use the more efficient Vortech V3-SCi's
http://www.vortechsuperchargers.com/product.php?p=147



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Will this pass california smog?
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Will this pass california smog?
-tail pipe or visual with the newly coming 2013 rules?

Our systems are legal for off-road use only in California. The lack of a CARB sticker fails the visual test. They do pass all emissions and readiness tests except in CA.

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hi VF...

the si, is the unit rated for more power and has a higher efficiency @ 78%, it also has a CFM of 1150, just 50 cfm off the T trim race units....

the sci trim is @ 75% effieciency and has a CFM of 1050cfm......

The Si is a better unit and can peak with higher boost pressures.

Really interested that you guys used the SCI rather than the Si Trim unit....
im guessing at lower boost pressures they perform similarly anyway....However, both producing 10psi the SI trim will make more power as its flowing more.

you may want to update your add, as their is no SQ trim unit..... just SI Trim and SCI trim.

http://www.vortechsuperchargers.com/view.php?pcat=26

thanks for the info and thanks for keeping the thread updated.... great to see another option.
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hi VF...

the si, is the unit rated for more power and has a higher efficiency @ 78%, it also has a CFM of 1150, just 50 cfm off the T trim race units....

the sci trim is @ 75% effieciency and has a CFM of 1050cfm......

The Si is a better unit and can peak with higher boost pressures.

Really interested that you guys used the SCI rather than the Si Trim unit....
im guessing at lower boost pressures they perform similarly anyway....

you may want to update your add, as their is no SQ trim unit..... just SI Trim and SCI trim

http://www.vortechsuperchargers.com/view.php?pcat=26

My apologies, let me clear that up. The SCi is more efficient as compared to the S trim. Thanks!
http://www.vortechsuperchargers.com/view.php?pcat=26
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My apologies, let me clear that up. The SCi is more efficient as compared to the S trim. Thanks!
http://www.vortechsuperchargers.com/view.php?pcat=26
no probs ;-) was just trying to nail the blowers used in the different kits. ;-)

Ess use the Si Trim unit....
VF uses the SCI trim unit...
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Quick pic of engine bay:


DSC_1034e by M detaR, on Flickr

As for the kit, everything is still running great!
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^^^

Looks so stock .. .love it!! Maybe next Summer I will partake as well.

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As for the kit, everything is still running great!
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As for the kit, everything is still running great!
Gorgeous!!!! and awesome pic!!!!!
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