• DCT E90 M3 + supercharger = Easy 10 second car - ESS-Tuning VT2-650 M3 S65 V8 supercharger kit runs 10.89@127.8

      Some people still seem to doubt how potent the E9X M3 is with a little forced air. What you see here is an ESS-Tuning VT2-650 supercharged E90 M3 breaking into the 10 second 1/4 mile range with no drama. This is a four door car that can be daily driven but provide exceptional performance when necessary. This is not even the strongest supercharger option out there for the E9X M3's but what the run shows is that 10 second performance from an M3 with a supercharger is easily within reason.

      Expect to see more E9X M3's breaking into the 10's which is hardly considered a rare or difficult feat for the platform any longer.



      This article was originally published in forum thread: Ess 625 runs high 10 sec 1/4 started by bobS View original post
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      1. LostMarine's Avatar
        LostMarine -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by ekks Click here to enlarge
        What kind of RWHP does it take to run that 10.89 @ 127.88?
        about 550 Click here to enlarge
      1. dan avoN7's Avatar
        dan avoN7 -
        Congrats ESS Tuning for having the worlds fastest e9x M3!
      1. Linracing's Avatar
        Linracing -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by dan avoN7 Click here to enlarge
        Congrats ESS Tuning for having the worlds fastest e9x M3!
        Ummm negative the worlds fastest e92 M3 is owned by VAC Motorsports .. 10.69 @129 VF620 kit
      1. LostMarine's Avatar
        LostMarine -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Linracing Click here to enlarge
        Ummm negative the worlds fastest e92 M3 is owned by VAC Motorsports .. 10.69 @129 VF620 kit
        no, ess has it 10.64@131

        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by dan avoN7 Click here to enlarge
        Congrats ESS Tuning for having the worlds fastest e9x M3!
        and IM the troll? Click here to enlarge
      1. Linracing's Avatar
        Linracing -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by LostMarine Click here to enlarge
        no, ess has it 10.64@131


        and IM the troll? Click here to enlarge
        WHEN WAS THIS!!!???? Ahh man I am lost... hahahah "Don't mind me"
      1. benzy89's Avatar
        benzy89 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Linracing Click here to enlarge
        WHEN WAS THIS!!!???? Ahh man I am lost... hahahah "Don't mind me"
        Last year in December -- 1SickM ran a 10.65 @ 131.79 at Atco in his DCT E92. Mods were an ESS-VT2 625, Nitto NT555 DRs, Gintani X-Pipe, Borla Rear Section, AR Line Lock, 93/100 Blend.


        An E92 DCT with the ESS-VT2 650/Full Exhaust also sent the E9x M3 trap record at 132.10 the same day, same track.
      1. BuraQ's Avatar
        BuraQ -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by LostMarine Click here to enlarge
        The jury is still out on that one. some people say LC is better- conventional trans operating theory would disagree; others say its the immediate pedal/mash/dump that does them in. In theory one that doesnt slip it is better for longevity since it heats it less.. then again, repeated dumping may cause hot spots..
        I paid very close attention to how that car was launched...., rev, foot off break pedal, little role, then hell broke loose. I would bet its the same method I use.. In this case, the LC method used by that M3 in the vid is best for the DCT at launching and can go back to back more than a MT or AT without fail. Proven, tested, and compared under extreme conditions. The downside, driveline Click here to enlarge issues, but of course a M3 has a way better driveline Click here to enlarge

        Smashing gas just like that on a DCT car before the clutch is fully engaged causes more heat leading to more slippage = more damage. The factory method of LC are more injurious to the DCT than a help
      1. BuraQ's Avatar
        BuraQ -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by spool twice Click here to enlarge
        Sounds like LC was used to me? Amazing if it was, I would have expected that amount of power + DR + 5,500rpm LC (doesn't sound like it was adjusting) would have produced crazy wheelspin.

        I spin with pullies, test pipes, k&N, evolve stg2 using PS2's and toggling the LC down to 5,000rpm. I'm wondering of the LC default was programmed to a more casual 3,500-4,000rpm
        He did not use "factory LC", that car was revved to about 3.5k-4.5k RPMs, and on decline of the RPMs the clutch engaged. This is different from the factory LC which just dumps the clutch at a "static" RPM range. It was LC just used in a different way which allows modulation.
      1. Badinfluence's Avatar
        Badinfluence -
        10's will be impressive when a 6 spd manual makes it.. Until its just like "another one" oh ok.
      1. LostMarine's Avatar
        LostMarine -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by BuraQ Click here to enlarge
        I paid very close attention to how that car was launched...., rev, foot off break pedal, little role, then hell broke loose. I would bet its the same method I use.. In this case, the LC method used by that M3 in the vid is best for the DCT at launching and can go back to back more than a MT or AT without fail. Proven, tested, and compared under extreme conditions. The downside, driveline Click here to enlarge issues, but of course a M3 has a way better driveline Click here to enlarge

        Smashing gas just like that on a DCT car before the clutch is fully engaged causes more heat leading to more slippage = more damage. The factory method of LC are more injurious to the DCT than a help
        .LC heats it more due to slipping, the smash and go is less total heat but will have hot/burnt spots... dozens of rebuilt/worked trans would suggest that a stock dct isnt taking abuse that like that for long
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Badinfluence Click here to enlarge
        10's will be impressive when a 6 spd manual makes it.. Until its just like "another one" oh ok.
        So 10's are not impressive? Does someone need to swap a 6 speed into a GTR for it to be impressive?
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by dan avoN7 Click here to enlarge
        Congrats ESS Tuning for having the worlds fastest e9x M3!
        Lol what?
      1. LostMarine's Avatar
        LostMarine -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by dan avoN7 Click here to enlarge
        Congrats ESS Tuning for having the worlds fastest e9x M3!
        I think i might risk the trans and go for it.. Id like to have the title of worlds fastest E9X M3
      1. bobS's Avatar
        bobS -
        Do it!
      1. UsualSuspect's Avatar
        UsualSuspect -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        So 10's are not impressive? Does someone need to swap a 6 speed into a GTR for it to be impressive?
        Click here to enlarge
      1. bobS's Avatar
        bobS -
        Btw, 10's are very impressive. I don't think people realize how hard it is and how much money it costs to have a reliable, repeatable, 10 sec 1/4 street car.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Title of world's fastest E9X M3, lol. Good luck guys have fun trying for that. Keep that title as long as I let you.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by bobS Click here to enlarge
        Btw, 10's are very impressive. I don't think people realize how hard it is and how much money it costs to have a reliable, repeatable, 10 sec 1/4 street car.
        We're talking bolt on 10 second performance. No internal modifications, no crazy fuels or meth required, just simply a basic Vortech blower.

        And people call the car 'weak'...
      1. bobS's Avatar
        bobS -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        We're talking bolt on 10 second performance. No internal modifications, no crazy fuels or meth required, just simply a basic Vortech blower.

        And people call the car 'weak'...
        I know... It's relatively simple compared to some platforms
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by bobS Click here to enlarge
        I know... It's relatively simple compared to some platforms
        Plus the car is still fun to drive, still handles well, and you aren't overwhelming the chassis. The power is there up top if you need it and around town you aren't spinning your tires everywhere you go. There is not some huge amount of torque to break parts. It's honestly taking everything about the power delivery and just putting it on steroids.

        The only downside in my opinion is the throttle response.