• Time lapse Active Autowerke Level I E9X M3 S65 V8 supercharger kit install video and dyno numbers

      We really like to see time lapse videos like this which show all the parts in a supercharger kit and the installation process. Goes to show it takes a bit of work to install one of these but that someone with mechanical skill can do it themselves as well. This is a level I kit which is not the most powerful kit Active offers. Mustang dyno numbers for the car in the video were 317 wheel horsepower stock and 345 with bolt ons.

      With the supercharger? It put down 438 wheel horsepower. A fairly nice gain for only 5.5 psi of boost from the HKS GTS8550 supercharger.




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      This article was originally published in forum thread: Time lapse Active Autowerke Level I E9X M3 S65 V8 supercharger kit install video and dyno numbers started by Sticky View original post
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      1. TZ04XJR's Avatar
        TZ04XJR -
        Nice, thats a great video! I think E90 M3's look perfect in white. AA makes a great kit, I look forward to the day we see comparo with it and the develpoing Evolve kit Click here to enlarge

        My first experience in a really quick M was years ago in a AA Stage 2 E46.. A great memory of mine.

        -TZ
      1. Vonbimmer's Avatar
        Vonbimmer -
        Nice gains for sure.. The s54 with headers and a tune gets past those base numbers doesn't it?
      1. LostMarine's Avatar
        LostMarine -
        Active is a solid kit. To this day, @akh23456 car is still the smoothest complete M ive driven thus far. Im not sure if its because its and E90, or the AA kit. Everything about it is as though it is OEM quality still, after thousands of hard miles
      1. akh23456's Avatar
        akh23456 -
        thanks Lm....Kit has been awesome i need to hit the dyno hopefully this friday.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Vonbimmer Click here to enlarge
        Nice gains for sure.. The s54 with headers and a tune gets past those base numbers doesn't it?
        I really don't think so.

        My car had a baseline in the 34X range. It would take an S54 with everything and then some to even approach that.
      1. flipm3's Avatar
        flipm3 -
        Nice video! I hear a lot of great things about the AA kit!

        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Vonbimmer Click here to enlarge
        Nice gains for sure.. The s54 with headers and a tune gets past those base numbers doesn't it?
        317whp is definitely achievable with headers and tune on certain dynos. Depending on the dyno and conditions, could vary results as well. Mustang Dynos are known to be incredibly conservative reading compared to DynoJet and Dyno Dynamics. So it's a pretty moot point comparing overall numbers from dyno to dyno.

        A friend of mine recently put down 318whp with SS Stepped Headers, 3" MidPipe, and Evolve Tune, all on a very conservative Dyno Dynamics in 90+ F heat. On a DynoJet in optimal conditions, he could have easily broke over 320whp.
      1. ktm50sx's Avatar
        ktm50sx -
        Got to hear this car run on the dyno, and all i can say is wow Click here to enlarge

        Not to mention im practically deaf thanks to that meisterschaft exhaust
      1. Andrew@activeautowerke's Avatar
        Andrew@activeautowerke -
        A Full fbo s54 makes 285 on our dyno
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Andrew@activeautowerke Click here to enlarge
        A Full fbo s54 makes 285 on our dyno
        Thanks Andrew. Your Mustang definitely reads conservatively.

        What does a stock S54 put down? 250's?
      1. Andrew@activeautowerke's Avatar
        Andrew@activeautowerke -
        Thats about right.. They seem to vary within 5-10 whp.