• Stage 3 E9X M3 battle - Two S65 built V8 motor Gintani Stage 3 M3's in a roll on race, 12.5 psi versus 16.5 psi

      Built motor E9X M3's are referred to usually as Stage 3 and above. In this instance, both cars having built bottom ends with forged internals making for two Stage 3 M3's. The camera car is an E90 M3 running a Vortech YSI at 16.5 psi. The camera car also has a passenger recording. The blue car has 12.5 psi likely from a Vortech T-Trim as this owner opted to re-use the supercharger from his Stage 2 Gintani supercharged setup that was used on the stock motor. Both cars are 6-speed manuals.


      In the first run the blue M3 gets a jump but the higher boost car quickly reels it in. In the second race the start is more even and the 16.5 psi car recording simply leaves the 12.5 psi car way behind as it should. It is great to see these cars in action also getting tested in the heat on the road course being driven very, very hard. Expect to see more Stage 3 built motors setups with some big blowers on the road very soon.

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      1. Malaka1's Avatar
        Malaka1 -
        Sounded like the 16.5 psi car was shifting a bit early...? How much power is this car making?
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Malaka1 Click here to enlarge
        Sounded like the 16.5 psi car was shifting a bit early...? How much power is this car making?
        The 16.5 psi car? This much: http://www.germanboost.com/showthrea...I-supercharger
      1. LostMarine's Avatar
        LostMarine -
        I cant wait to see one in person
      1. fastgti69's Avatar
        fastgti69 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by LostMarine Click here to enlarge
        I cant wait to see one in person
        I wonder how many of them there are.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by fastgti69 Click here to enlarge
        I wonder how many of them there are.
        Well 4 including Paul Walker.
      1. fastgti69's Avatar
        fastgti69 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Well 4 including Paul Walker.
        That's it?? I think there's more than that..
      1. benzy89's Avatar
        benzy89 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by LostMarine Click here to enlarge
        I cant wait to see one in person
        We're too far from the West Coast.... Be more likely we see a VAC stroker 1st
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by fastgti69 Click here to enlarge
        That's it?? I think there's more than that..
        From Gintani? Not that I know of.
      1. fastgti69's Avatar
        fastgti69 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        From Gintani? Not that I know of.
        Hmm, let me think. You, PW, Eugene taiwan, Shokri and Bryan. AFAIK, Shokri took out his SC and his built motor. so technically 4, but there are 5. I think.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by fastgti69 Click here to enlarge
        Hmm, let me think. You, PW, Eugene taiwan, Shokri and Bryan. AFAIK, Shokri took out his SC and his built motor. so technically 4, but there are 5. I think.
        I forgot about Eugene.
      1. akh23456's Avatar
        akh23456 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by benzy89 Click here to enlarge
        We're too far from the West Coast.... Be more likely we see a VAC stroker 1st
        Not to sure about that...might have something up my sleeve for this winter.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by akh23456 Click here to enlarge
        Not to sure about that...might have something up my sleeve for this winter.
        Ooohhhh, someone wants more power.
      1. akh23456's Avatar
        akh23456 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Ooohhhh, someone wants more power.

        yes Click here to enlarge
      1. benzy89's Avatar
        benzy89 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by akh23456 Click here to enlarge
        yes Click here to enlarge
        Hopefully the DCT likes the bump in HP (and TQ)