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    • ESS Tuning VT2-625 supercharged E92 M3 versus Evolve Automotive E600 supercharged E92 M3

      The reality is performance between supercharger kits on the E9X M3 S65 V8 with stock internals is all going to be relatively close. The differentiating factors are going to be the pulley and boost, tuning, fuel, transmission, etc. The Vortech based kits like the ESS VT2 car here will all hit relatively similar peak numbers. The main difference the Evolve kit offers is a Rotrex based supercharger kit which gives a different torque curve that is definitely a bit fatter in the mid range.


      So how do the two stack up in the real world? From a 45 mile per hour roll the Evolve kit hit a peak speed of 136.52 miles per hour and the ESS VT2-625 kit hit 133.92. Close, but 2.6 miles per hour is 2.6 miles per hour so the Evolve kit edges out the ESS kit up top. Now, with a pulley swap certainly the ESS kit could change the outcome here. Then the same goes for the Evolve kit also changing the pulley used for some more boost. Make of that back and forth what you will.

      It would have been nice to see these two cars run from a stop as they are on a drag strip. Why that race did not take place so we could see a timeslip providing more data than just a peak velocity BimmerBoost does not know. Both cars are DCT models. Enjoy the video below.


      This article was originally published in forum thread: ESS Tuning VT2-625 supercharged E92 M3 versus Evolve Automotive E600 supercharged E92 M3 started by Sticky View original post
      Comments 103 Comments
      1. G0TB00ST?'s Avatar
        G0TB00ST? -
        Both cars looked really strong doesn't look like you can go wrong with either pick. Any vids of that e46?
      1. benzy89's Avatar
        benzy89 -
        Performance is one thing, but drivability is a completely different story. The best part is the Rotrex still has so more to give (vs. the Vortech); this is the Evolve E600 (6-6.5 psi), there's also the E625 (7-7.5 psi) and then Active who sells a 640 kit (~8 psi) and 700 (~9 psi) on the same Rotrex Click here to enlarge
      1. Irishace's Avatar
        Irishace -
        Ess kit showed damn well from a dig. Both kits are impressive.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Whomever runs more boost wins.
      1. fastgti69's Avatar
        fastgti69 -
        Nice trap difference there.
      1. benzy89's Avatar
        benzy89 -
        Side note, how come you threaten to close DOR threads but front page videos from the event?
      1. bobS's Avatar
        bobS -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by benzy89 Click here to enlarge
        Side note, how come you threaten to close DOR threads but front page videos from the event?
        There should be no reason to close any DOR threads, we have threads about bimmerfest, mfest, mpact, no fly zone (i think thats what its called) event, shift sector, etc. It makes absolutely ZERO sense to single out DOR threads.

        I'm glad it's front page, it's a good event, it deserves it. I had more fun at DOR 1&2 than any car show or bimmerfest etc and I didn't even run!
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by benzy89 Click here to enlarge
        Side note, how come you threaten to close DOR threads but front page videos from the event?
        Way to take a thread off topic. I threaten to close commercial postings made by non-sponsors and that is ultimately my decision.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by bobS Click here to enlarge
        There should be no reason to close any DOR threads, we have threads about bimmerfest, mfest, mpact, no fly zone (i think thats what its called) event, shift sector, etc. It makes absolutely ZERO sense to single out DOR threads.

        I'm glad it's front page, it's a good event, it deserves it. I had more fun at DOR 1&2 than any car show or bimmerfest etc and I didn't even run!
        You worry about your own business.
      1. rader1's Avatar
        rader1 -
        I'm assuming they raced from a roll because it was the roll racing part of the day. I don't know if they raced later in the day during the dig portion or not because I couldn't make it to this one.
      1. bobS's Avatar
        bobS -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        You worry about your own business.
        Click here to enlarge
      1. nafoo's Avatar
        nafoo -
        One thing that wasn't mentioned was the ESS car has a full exhaust and Mikey's versus the Evolve which only has exhaust cut outs and street tires. You can see LM slipping in the 2nd angle.
      1. benzy89's Avatar
        benzy89 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by nafoo Click here to enlarge
        One thing that wasn't mentioned was the ESS car has a full exhaust and Mikey's versus the Evolve which only has exhaust cut outs and street tires. You can see LM slipping in the 2nd angle.
        You can go back & froth. The Akra system has small secondary cats & the Street Radials, while LMs car has an catless X (think it's an eBay pipe) and Street tires. Traction was def an issue for some people thru the day.


        LM also had a lot more on his plate during DOR then just racing. Great event, can't wait for the spring one.
      1. LostMarine's Avatar
        LostMarine -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Whomever runs more boost wins.
        Wrong
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by LostMarine Click here to enlarge
        Wrong
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      1. LostMarine's Avatar
        LostMarine -
        Still wrong
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        You have comprehension and critical thinking issues.
      1. LostMarine's Avatar
        LostMarine -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        You have comprehension and critical thinking issues.
        Because you say something, does not make it true. Your viewers already know which of us 2 have the issues you stated, and its obviously not me. Reply all you like, it doesnt change reality
      1. prodigymb's Avatar
        prodigymb -
        I suck cocks all day
      1. Sledgehammer's Avatar
        Sledgehammer -
        Good run @LostMarine Depending on blower efficiency/size you could make more power with less boost its not at all uncommon. In this case your setup would respond to a smaller pulley and more boost. If the ESS kit is running a smaller pulley vs your car with a like pulley swap I think the top end difference is magnified in your favor based on prior results.