14th April 2011, 23:39
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2003 Sterling Gray M5
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Originally Posted by BigJ
The VT525 vs VT550 is actually only 1 Grand difference... But upgrading from a Vt525 to a VT550 is a 2 grand difference..
I don't know it's still a hard choice... I was speaking to the local Dealer here in NJ that actually sell the kit and also install.
They mentioned before proceeding into buying anything to open the motor and check for Carbon Build up
That makes no sense...I would go somewhere else. The secondary air pump and carbon buildup had NO effect on performance (hence the "software fix" that is popular)
In fact, the secondary airpump is COMPLETELY removed during this installation....
Depending on the mileage, ensuring that the motor is in optimal condition before installation, I agree with (compression testing etc.)
I would be very suspect of this dealer.....
2003 Sterling Grey M5
ESS kit #1 with RK AUTOWERKS Upgrade! (RK/EVO software, Injectors, Fuel Pump)
Dinan Free Flow Exhaust, Dinan Rear Sway Bar
Super Sprint Headers
Rogue Octane SSK and WSR
CNS Racing clutch and flywheel
DICE Ipod connectivity
Bimmian Black Kidney Grilles
AngeliBright V3 6000k LED Upgrade, HID Fogs
BSW Stage 1 speaker upgrade/BSW Subwoofer
Rear Wheels Up Front (275s all around)
Aquamist HFS3/Howerton Engineering Tank (pre/post SC nozzles)
RK Autowerks CNC Plenum Plates
Last edited by Blockdoc; 14th April 2011 at 23:40.