Well after 3 months of driving the car around I thought I should post my findings with the ESS VT2 kit and provide some helpful hints for those who have either put their order in or are still deciding.
First let me start off with things that concerned me (little but were worrysome).
Driving the car at WOT I heard this bad rattle sound, it only happened when pushing the car hard, I have attached a video and you can hear it pretty well.
First I thought I had a bearing going bad in the SC itself so I babied it home and decided to sleep on it and dig deeper in the morning. Next day I decided to rev the engine to 7k rpm as this is a belt driven system and it should reproduce the noise but it didn't
soI started to mess around with things in the engine bay, this is what I found.
There were two hoses on the passenger side that were loose which is not a bad thing but made a noise when driving around.
Also due to there no longer being an airbox on the driver side the wiper fluid filler was just floating around with no support
, had to fix that too.
Lastly the thing that was making all the noise was these two lines that were hitting against the heat shield, I went ahead and drilled two holes and zip tied them to the plate
no more rattle.
I spoke to Roman at ESS and gave them my feedback and hopefully some of these adjustments will come in the next kits but just incase they do not then look for these certain areas first
Other than that the kit is awesome and drives fantastic, actually just like a normal M5 when your not pushing it.
If anyone has questions just fire away
2006 Supercharged VT2+ BMW M5
Performance:SC VT2-650 / Alpha N Tune / Sprint Booster V2 / RPI GTS Exhaust / RPI SV1 Oil Cooler / RPI Jet Hot Coated Headers
Handling: KW V3 Coilovers / Dinan Rear Sway Bar / Dinan Front Roll Control / Tires F 255/35/19 R 285/30/19 / 12mm Rogue Engineering Spacers / 19x9/19x10.5, 3 Pc Rennen R8 Concave Wheels (Matte black face with chromed lip)
Exterior:Vorsteiner Rep Hood / Gloss Black Roof Wrap / Matte Azure Blue Metallic Car Wrap / Smoked LED Side Markers, Limo Tint / Custom headlights with Orion V2 rings / Custom Blacked Out LCI Tail lights and Miranda Bruce V 6 Cables / Hartge Rep Urethane Front Lip / AC Schnitzer Roof Spoiler / Matte Black Kidneys Grills / Gloss Black Side Gills / Gloss Black Rear M5 Emblem / Black/White CF Hood &Trunk Roundel / Rear Bumper Mesh
Interior:White LED Interior Lighting / Black/White CF Steering Wheel Roundel / Aluminium Steering Wheel Trim / Handbrake Handle/Pedals /Hardwired Valentine 1
Programming: Mirror Fold-up / Window Roll-up / Sunroof Closure / Auto S5 at Start up / Euro Launch Control / iDrive Acceptance Delete
Braking: RDSports 6 Piston F 380/35mm and 4 Piston R 380/32mm Big Brake Kit
Low Compression Engine Builld:
Mahle Custom Pistons
Custom Fuel System
Custom Alpha N Tune
Custom SC Kit Color Scheme
Wants:JME Rear Diffuser
MAHA Dyno 570rwhp 400trq 60-130mph 8.29secs
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