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    • Gintani introduces their Stage I 5 psi non-intercooled entry level E9X M3 S65 V8 supercharger kit - 550 horsepower, $6395 intro

      Gintani is introducing their new Stage I supercharger kit. This kit originally was to be called Stage 0 but Gintani instead decided to call this the Stage I and move the intercooled kits to Stage 2 and up. Yes, this kit does not feature an intercooler which keeps the pricing down and also runs low boost. It is essentially a cost effective way to supercharger an E9X M3 and if one wants they can add an intercooler later of course or meth injection.

      The kit can essentially grow with you. Horsepower goes from the stock 311 at the wheels to 420 at the wheels on the Gintani Dyno Dynamics dynamometer for a gain of 109 wheel horsepower. For those who like to dyno race these figures of course will be higher on a Dynojet. Flywheel horsepower goes to the ~550 range from the stock 414.

      A nice new entry level supercharger option from Gintani. Introductory pricing is $6,395.00.

      Stage 1: 5 psi (Approximately 550 HP/380 TQ)

      Kit Includes:
      •Vortech V3 Si Trim supercharger
      •Black Hard Anodized CnC Supercharger Bracket
      •Supercharger discharge pipe (powder coated) with blow off valve
      •Intake manifold (Available in custom colors)
      •Eight High Flow Fuel Injectors
      •Spark Plugs
      •Eight Rib CnC machined crank pulley (Hard andonized)
      •Eight Rib idler pulley/Rib tensioner pulley
      •AFE Air Filter
      •Steel braided oil cooler lines
      •Three silicone couplers
      •Custom ECU Remapping
      •Miscellaneous hardware














      This article was originally published in forum thread: Gintani introduces their Stage I 5 psi non-intercooled entry level E9X M3 S65 V8 supercharger kit - 550 horsepower, $6395 intro started by Sticky View original post
      Comments 21 Comments
      1. mjmarovi's Avatar
        mjmarovi -
        Looks pretty good. Did this car have full exhaust as well or any other mods besides the kit?
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Kit only I believe...
      1. Toxic 335's Avatar
        Toxic 335 -
        ordering mine tomorrow.
      1. Sticky2's Avatar
        Sticky2 -
        Guess you're toxic m3 then now?
      1. Toxic 335's Avatar
        Toxic 335 -
        Something like that. Wouldn't mind the change.
      1. rawad1017's Avatar
        rawad1017 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Toxic 335 Click here to enlarge
        Something like that.
        new thread with pics or it didn't happen Click here to enlarge
      1. infliktyd135i's Avatar
        infliktyd135i -
        Aren't they working on 100% E85 tunes also? How much more do you think this kit will gain from that?
      1. Sticky2's Avatar
        Sticky2 -
        You can get an E85 tune no reason why not.
      1. fastgti69's Avatar
        fastgti69 -
        Badass. The first beta kit was amazing too when i saw it in person. It was much different than this. Great bang for the buck honestly. This is the same price as some intake tune full exhaust setup. Except you're getting much more.
      1. Remonster's Avatar
        Remonster -
        I'd like to hear their reasoning behind that crazy bend between the air filter and the supercharger. Seems like a lot of compromise to get the filter into a hot part of the engine bay vs the other designs which relocate the filter down in the bumper.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Remonster Click here to enlarge
        I'd like to hear their reasoning behind that crazy bend between the air filter and the supercharger. Seems like a lot of compromise to get the filter into a hot part of the engine bay vs the other designs which relocate the filter down in the bumper.
        Certainly a valid question, it is an aggressive bend. @Sales@Gintani.com
      1. spool twice's Avatar
        spool twice -
        I wonder if it's due to the fact that it's breathing directly through the hood vent? Great price! I never expected reasonable prices for basic S65 S/C kits.
      1. mjmarovi's Avatar
        mjmarovi -
        I'm just wondering what this kit is capable of with full exhaust, intercooler, and pulley. I don't know the price of their next kit up from this though, so not sure at what point you just go for that kit, I'm guessing it's like $10k though?
      1. bobS's Avatar
        bobS -
        This kit is upgradeable to their higher hp kit from what I've read.
      1. bobS's Avatar
        bobS -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by spool twice Click here to enlarge
        I wonder if it's due to the fact that it's breathing directly through the hood vent? Great price! I never expected reasonable prices for basic S65 S/C kits.
        It's just going to get better.... Gintani should hit a home run with this kit. It's very reasonably priced and 550 hp in the m3 is a nice amount of power.
      1. Sales@Gintani.com's Avatar
        Sales@Gintani.com -
        *After a company meeting, we have decided to name the introductory kit Stage 1. Our Stage 2 Kit will only be offered at 7.5 psi, but if a customer would like to run only 6.5 psi - it will still be available.


        Car and Modifications:

        • 2012 BMW M3
        • Gintani Stage-1 Supercharger Kit (non-intercooled)
        • 4.55 PSI Boost (Verified)
        • Stock Exhaust
        • 91 Octane
        • DCT

        Conditions (Dynojet Weather Station):

        • Temperature:: 74.72 degrees F
        • Atmospheric pressure: 29.12 inHg
        • Humidity: 35%
        • Density Altitude: 3254 Ft.
        • SAE Correction: 1.015
        • STD Correction: 1.043
        • Uncorrected: 1.000

        Results:

        • SAE Corrected: 466whp @ 8090 RPM, 311wtq @ 7060 RPM
        • STD Corrected: 476whp, 317wtq
        • Uncorrected: 460whp, 306wtq

        Graphs:
        SAE Correction:
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        STD Correction:
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        Uncorrected:
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        Engine Vital Statistics:
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        Thank you!
      1. Sales@Gintani.com's Avatar
        Sales@Gintani.com -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Remonster Click here to enlarge
        I'd like to hear their reasoning behind that crazy bend between the air filter and the supercharger. Seems like a lot of compromise to get the filter into a hot part of the engine bay vs the other designs which relocate the filter down in the bumper.
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Certainly a valid question, it is an aggressive bend. @Sales@Gintani.com
        There is a heat shield and two air duct pipes which direct cool air from the bottom bumper to our filter. We felt this was better for those who see rainy weather and help avoid the issue of running into big water puddles and sucking in water into the engine. The shortest route from a filter to the supercharger is optimal.

        It may look like a big bend, but the opening is bigger than the inlet on the blower and flows perfectly fine. We've tested it with a filter and without all the way up to 25psi with no issues.
      1. Remonster's Avatar
        Remonster -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sales@Gintani.com Click here to enlarge
        There is a heat shield and two air duct pipes which direct cool air from the bottom bumper to our filter. We felt this was better for those who see rainy weather and help avoid the issue of running into big water puddles and sucking in water into the engine. The shortest route from a filter to the supercharger is optimal.

        It may look like a big bend, but the opening is bigger than the inlet on the blower and flows perfectly fine. We've tested it with a filter and without all the way up to 25psi with no issues.
        Thanks for the explanation, I figured it looked like a tighter bend int he picture then it really was because obviously the Gintani kits make great power in the real world.
      1. Flinchy's Avatar
        Flinchy -
        man, the pancaked intake can only not hurt because it's a direct line from filter to inlet haha
      1. The Ghost's Avatar
        The Ghost -
        Looks great and a wonderful price! The S65 may end up being reasonable to mod after all.