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      04-02-2012, 02:27 PM   #1
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Arrow ESS VT2 625 Installed

After much deliberation... A few weeks ago pulled the trigger on the ESS-VT2 625
My car is a 2011 E92 M3, Space Grey with 2K miles. I will have some exterior pics up soon but I am in the middle of a serious Moddin Frenzy and the car is not photo worthy YET!
I traded in my 2011 E92 335 XI 3 months ago for the M3. Been very happy with the car and especially now with the added power
Initially I was considering Catless+pulley+Intake+Meth+Tune then I convinced my self & wife that the ESS VT1-535 was a much better "Value"?!?!?!? So I decided on the 535 kit. Then I made the HUGE MISTAKE of calling Roman@ESS (the guys worse than a crack dealer) and asking for his expertise and after talking to Roman for about 45 min's I found myself justifying that the VT2 575 was a much better value because of the IC, then I thought about the extra $1,500 to go to the VT2600 kit and was all set UNTIL I started reading about upgraded injectors on the VT625 Kit and I was like "Fu*K IT" just get me the effin VT2625!!!
I had my kit shipped to a drop location is the states and I had a truck pick up today, so I should have it in my possession by tomorrow. These are the pics a friend took and emailed to me
I had the manifold prepped for paint and am going to have some custom paintwork so it's going to be a couple weeks before install is complete but I will update this thread with my progress.
HUGE props to Roman@ESS, great customer service

***MANY MORE MODS ON THE WAY*** Including buy not limited to: exhaust, wheels, brakes, exterior stuff...

UPDATE 3/31/12
I am about 80% finished with the installation. Now it's getting to the exciting point!
I decided to do the install myself. ESS says it's about an 8-14 hour install, so I figured it would take me about 40 hours The install has been fairly painless but holy $hit, there is a lot involved in this kit! 160 Steps for total install, I'm at step 130. Roman has been a huge help and can't say enough about the quality of these kits. Everything is included, including zip ties, bolts...
Should be finished up tonight or tomorrow. It's always tough to find time between work, kids, life...
Will keep posted


UPDATE 4/1/12
Some pics of the manifold installed. It's painted Space Grey and Black.
I spent some time driving today. Still having to take it easy until I reach 200 miles, completed about 120 miles so far. This thing is effin INSANE I am waiting on my new wheels so I am currently running my square setup (HRE P40S 19X9 255/30/19) and these things spin if I even think about giving it any gas. Power deliver is really smooth and in full auto mode it's very similar to stock, you just have to be extremely mindful of the power... One slip of the foot to the gas pedal and you'll be sideways fassssssst, and that with full traction on
I will try to get some miles in and really open this thing up soon, BUT can't say enough about the quality and attention to detail from ESS. These guys really love what they do, and it shows in the level of customer service they provide. Every time I needed any questions answered Roman was available immediately (including responding to text messages and emails on evenings and weekends who does that anymore???) Let me just say my experience with ESS has been polar opposite to my experience with Dinan and I spent about the same amount of $$$---> Dinan got my $$$ and that is where communication stopped. And good luck getting a call OR email returned...
Most companies provide excellent customer service until they get you $$$, and then it stops. NOT ESS & ROMAN, not sure how he does all he does but all I can say is he's fawwwwwwwkin awesome and a rockSTAR


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11' E92 M3 Space Grey | DCT | ESS VT2- 625 | Gintani Race (valved) + Quad Res Catless X-Pipe | KW Sleeve's | GC Camber Plates|Arkym Diffuser | Vorsteiner VRS Lip | P3 Boost Guage | Stud Conversion
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      04-02-2012, 02:33 PM   #2
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      04-02-2012, 02:40 PM   #3
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Well from what you wrote, seems like you hate it haha

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      04-02-2012, 02:46 PM   #4
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Nice!! Step 161 is posting a video of the beast on bimmerpost.com
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      04-02-2012, 02:58 PM   #5
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Wow very nice!! I give you props for having the balls for installing it yourself it's more self satisfying that way. Post up vids when that bad boy gets broken in properly
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      04-02-2012, 03:02 PM   #6
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That thing looks savage. If you find time in your day after it's broken in definitely make a video of a walk around and maybe some audio of it!

Great work!
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Thats nice.. I'm so jealous
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fucking BADASS
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      04-02-2012, 03:27 PM   #9
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who let the BEAST OUT!!!!congrats!!
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Sweet! Do you have any videos?
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You made me proud. Didn't I tell yall that was gonna be his first mod? LOL!
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You made me proud. Didn't I tell yall that was gonna be his first mod? LOL!
Thats efiin hilarious..Yodaime, didn't we go back and forth chanting for this MOD??..looks sick man..congratz and props on taking on the project..
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Loving it. Baller !!
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      04-02-2012, 07:11 PM   #17
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and for doing the install yourself
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Congrats enjoy!!
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Please adopt me...you can clearly feed another child's mod needs
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