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post #1 of 26 Old 31st August 2011, 12:27 AM Thread Starter
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ESS S85 Vt1 SC Kit

Hey guys sorry for the long wait. I have had family come into town and was not around the computer. Well for the review. fficeffice" />
First of let me tell you guys that ESS is the real deal. From the moment I spoke with Roman on the phone to coordinate when I would be able to drop off the M6 to the time the car was ready, he was constantly keeping me up to date.

Fitment of the ESS SC is unreal! The way they installed the kit looks as though it just came back from BMW. Perfect CLEAN fitment and OEM look. Let me tell you I had butterflies in my stomach once I got the keys back and I started her up. I sat down, put the car in neutral, and push "Start" button! The sound that came out of the car was UNREAL! The nice but loud enough whistle was an amazing sound to hear! The blow-off valve gives off a very nice suttle wishing sound between shifts. I love driving by "Ricers" and shifting right next to them and the look they give you is the "WTF" is coming out of that car look.
The car pulls very strong throughout all gears. The way the car throws you back into your seat once you punch it. The car now has enough power that 99% of cars that I see on the streets can really keep up.
As far as any races. Lets just say during targa the M6 took down a few top named car's such as ferries and Vett's.




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What are your other mods?

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Right now I have Full RPI exhaust, Hood scoops, Stage 1 ESS tune, ESS SMG Software. The SC replaced pullys and intake.
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Where in san diego do you live? Im in pacific beach, i'd love to see it sometime. Also where do you take your car around here locally for the work you have had done to it? Lots of shops but any you recommened?
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Right now I have Full RPI exhaust, Hood scoops, Stage 1 ESS tune, ESS SMG Software. The SC replaced pullys and intake.
Congratulations!!!

I got few questions....

1) I guess the one (passenger side) of the scoops is useless for this SC... right?

2) Stage 1 ESS tune is for SC kit or NA ECU tuned?

3) RPI or other brand Pulley needs to be removed for SC?


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No vids of the speedo? No vids racing? No vids with the engine noise!!!!!!!!!!!!! torture!!!!!!!!!!!!! lol

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Have you taken it out for a complete run-through of the gears yet, and how is the low-end performance on the butt-o-meter/
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Lots of questions coming up now...lol, would like to know the torque through the low rpm band and the long term reliability issues. Warranty obviously out the window now. U must be the first one to have this conversion done

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