• ESS (esstuning) supercharged manual E92 M3 runs the 1/4 mile in 11.9@118, first manual M3 in the 11's

      Prodigymb took his friends ESS supercharged M3 to the drag strip and ran the first 11 second pass for a manual M3 that we know of turning an 11.9@118 mph. Congratulations for running 11's but the car seems to be down on power and has been from the beginning. This is a VT-2 600 with full exhaust and a higher boost pulley so we don't know why the dyno numbers are not over 500 whp. Regardless, congrats to the parties involved for being the first manual to run 11's.

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      This article was originally published in forum thread: 11s in ESS 6spd Manual E92 M3 started by prodigymb View original post
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      1. LostMarine's Avatar
        LostMarine -
        right, but i think everyone can live with a 10hp difference from claimed numbers, octane, wheels, and conditions could throw that # within 10hp eitherway..
      1. Setra's Avatar
        Setra -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by LostMarine Click here to enlarge
        right, but i think everyone can live with a 10hp difference from claimed numbers, octane, wheels, and conditions could throw that # within 10hp eitherway..
        Yes, i agreeClick here to enlarge
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Promoted to front page.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by LostMarine Click here to enlarge
        right, but i think everyone can live with a 10hp difference from claimed numbers, octane, wheels, and conditions could throw that # within 10hp eitherway..
        We discussed this car months ago and for whatever reason it has been down on power from the beginning: http://www.bimmerboost.com/showthrea...laimed-Numbers
      1. LostMarine's Avatar
        LostMarine -
        i remember, oh trust me, i follow this car Click here to enlarge

        im just saying. what is real. Real customers here, are they getting exactly what the kit can do and about to go on an unneeded witch hunt? or is there a problem here.. thats the real question
      1. prodigymb's Avatar
        prodigymb -
        When we ordered the kit we were promised 500-510whp on 93 with exhaust. So we are 10-15 short. We were never promised 560-600 wheel or anything wild like that. I do see some people get more then what we got and I wonder how.

        The DynoJet I have been using for over 6 years now is fairly accurate and consistent. All 3 dynos were done on same dyno...

        Stock HP = 414. This car made 329whp which is 20% loss. seems reasonable to me.
        ESS HP = 600. Using same drivetrain loss of easy 20% ~500whp. This car on a unsmoothed chart made 499 and 493 with graph smoothing on.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by LostMarine Click here to enlarge
        im just saying. what is real. Real customers here, are they getting exactly what the kit can do and about to go on an unneeded witch hunt? or is there a problem here.. thats the real question
        I'm sure you can figure out what is real. The strip isn't the one lying....
      1. LostMarine's Avatar
        LostMarine -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by prodigymb Click here to enlarge
        When we ordered the kit we were promised 500-510whp on 93 with exhaust. So we are 10-15 short. We were never promised 560-600 wheel or anything wild like that. I do see some people get more then what we got and I wonder how.

        The DynoJet I have been using for over 6 years now is fairly accurate and consistent. All 3 dynos were done on same dyno...

        Stock HP = 414. This car made 329whp which is 20% loss. seems reasonable to me.
        ESS HP = 600. Using same drivetrain loss of easy 20% ~500whp. This car on a unsmoothed chart made 499 and 493 with graph smoothing on.
        plus the Fabspeed dyno is AWD if i remember correctly yes?
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by prodigymb Click here to enlarge
        When we ordered the kit we were promised 500-510whp on 93 with exhaust. So we are 10-15 short. We were never promised 560-600 wheel or anything wild like that
        Yep, the 560-600 claims were way earlier. 500-510 is realistic but you didn't hit that.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by LostMarine Click here to enlarge
        plus the Fabspeed dyno is AWD if i remember correctly yes?
        If so that would explain the lower baseline.
      1. TaZaM3's Avatar
        TaZaM3 -
        Did I misunderstand or did i read a few people complaining about not having nice track in their area and they have ATCO MIR nearby??
      1. LostMarine's Avatar
        LostMarine -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by TaZaM3 Click here to enlarge
        Did I misunderstand or did i read a few people complaining about not having nice track in their area and they have ATCO MIR nearby??
        we all go to Atco, thats where this and my runs are, MIR is not close though, not impossible, but not close..

        what we are saying is, we KNOW we have GREAT TRACKS here, and go to them, but yet with the more powerful platforms, we are getting beat-up by less powerful cars (on track slips) and underperforming on Dyno's with same setups in other area's.. something gives..
      1. TaZaM3's Avatar
        TaZaM3 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by LostMarine Click here to enlarge
        we all go to Atco, thats where this and my runs are, MIR is not close though, not impossible, but not close..

        what we are saying is, we KNOW we have GREAT TRACKS here, and go to them, but yet with the more powerful platforms, we are getting beat-up by less powerful cars (on track slips) and underperforming on Dyno's with same setups in other area's.. something gives..
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by ERM324 Click here to enlarge
        Yeah, I know our area is known to produce some of the slowest times around lol,
        Well ATCO is one of the best tracks in the USA, some of the quickest and fastest times have been recorded there, same with MIR. You should try something like LACR (now gone) over here, would pretty much make you not want to drag race ever again.The other closest track in the desert is also poo most of the time...
      1. GG///M3's Avatar
        GG///M3 -
        How does Raceway Park compare to Atco, and MIR?
      1. LostMarine's Avatar
        LostMarine -
        Ive always been slower at E-town, but also had major issues everytime as well Click here to enlarge

        @taza, thats my point, we KNOW Atco is good, so what is going on everywhere else..?

        For the record, i DO think this M3, can run faster, probably in the 11.6-11.7 range @ 121-123mph..
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by LostMarine Click here to enlarge
        we all go to Atco, thats where this and my runs are, MIR is not close though, not impossible, but not close..

        what we are saying is, we KNOW we have GREAT TRACKS here, and go to them, but yet with the more powerful platforms, we are getting beat-up by less powerful cars (on track slips) and underperforming on Dyno's with same setups in other area's.. something gives..
        You have to play the game right. You know what tracks are fast around you and when they are fast. Just do what the others are doing to get their fast times, strip the car out, run race gas, sticky rubber, and run in negative DA at a notoriously fast track. You have to level the playing field.

        What, you think I enjoy renting a trailer and making the 8 hour trip to Sacramento?
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by TaZaM3 Click here to enlarge
        Well ATCO is one of the best tracks in the USA, some of the quickest and fastest times have been recorded there, same with MIR. You should try something like LACR (now gone) over here, would pretty much make you not want to drag race ever again.The other closest track in the desert is also poo most of the time...
        ATCO is one of the best, no doubt about that. LACR was at 4000 elevation which killed it to begin with and combine that with California weather and you have a useless track. Funny thing is it was still popular and used often, that is how desperate we are for a good strip.

        I would love to open a proper drag strip in Southern California. You in for a few hundred thousand?
      1. LostMarine's Avatar
        LostMarine -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        You have to play the game right. You know what tracks are fast around you and when they are fast. Just do what the others are doing to get their fast times, strip the car out, run race gas, sticky rubber, and run in negative DA at a notoriously fast track. You have to level the playing field.

        What, you think I enjoy renting a trailer and making the 8 hour trip to Sacramento?


        im sure you remember a few of my latest aquisitions.. we are set on a course for a good track year Click here to enlarge
      1. GG///M3's Avatar
        GG///M3 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by LostMarine Click here to enlarge
        im sure you remember a few of my latest aquisitions.. we are set on a course for a good track year Click here to enlarge

        I believe you are correct. It should be a great year. Next time I head down to race way park I will turn up the boost, and maybe with some drag radials on 16 inch rims.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by GG///M3 Click here to enlarge
        I believe you are correct. It should be a great year. Next time I head down to race way park I will turn up the boost, and maybe with some drag radials on 16 inch rims.
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