For those interested in supercharging your M5
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 Low Compression Supercharged VT2-650+ BMW M5
Performance: ESS Supercharged VT2-650 / Custom ESS Alpha N Tune / Sprint Booster V2 / RPI GTS Exhaust / RPI SV1 Oil Cooler / RPI Jet Hot Coated Headers/ Howerton Engineering - Aquamist HFS-3 Methanol Injection System.
Engine: 10.1:1 Low Compression Engine Build / Mahle Custom Pistons / Carrillo Rods / Custom Fuel System / Custom Bearings.
Suspension: KW V3 Coilovers / Dinan Rear Sway Bar / Dinan Front Roll Control / Dinan Monoballs.
Handling: Daily Setup: 3 Pc ADV.1 05 wheels F 20x9 / 255/35/20 R 20x10.5 / 285/30/20 / 12mm Rogue Engineering Spacers. Track Setup: Apex Arc-8 wheels F 18x9 / Hoosier A6 P245/40ZR-18 R 18x10.5 / Hoosier A6 P315/30ZR-18.
Exterior: Vorsteiner Rep Hood / Gloss Black Roof Wrap / Smoked LED Side Markers, Limo Tint / Custom Headlights with Orion V2 Rings / LCI Fins / LCI Clear Eyebrows / 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 / M5 Puddle lights / Electric Fold Away Front License Plate Frame.
Interior: White LED Interior Lighting / Black/White CF Steering Wheel Roundel / Aluminium Steering Wheel Trim / Handbrake Handle/Pedals / Hardwired Valentine 1 / P3Cars BMW E60 Vent Integrated Digital Interface / Custom SC Kit Color Scheme.
Programming: Mirror Fold-up / Window Roll-up / Sunroof Closure / Auto S5 at Start up / Euro Launch Control / iDrive Acceptance Delete / Rev Limiter 8600 / Top Speed Limiter Removed.
Braking: RDSports 6 Piston F 380/35mm and 4 Piston R 380/32mm Big Brake Kit.
Misc Upgrades: Soft Close Doors / HUD/ Active Seats.
The journey continues......
Dynojet 698rwhp / 498ft lb trq.
Old 60-130mph 8.29secs....new time to come.
2001 Porsche 996 Twin Turbo, GT3 rear sway bar, Rennline CF front strut bar, Tarrett drop links and toe links, GT3 control arms, BC coilovers, Sharkwerks EVOM tune, RPi exhaust, Sharkwerks sports clutch, HRE 540r wheels, K16 Billet turbos, GTRS Intercoolers: 535rwhp, 550ft lbs trq.
2004 Infiniti G35 APS Twin Turbo with built motor and fully built transmission. 520rwhp and 550ft trq. SOLD but not forgotten
2006 BMW M5 VT2-650 low compression supercharged: 698rwhp on Dynojet.