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      05-25-2016, 02:53 AM   #1
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VTT/VPG Announcement: GC Release & more

Hey Everyone,

Itís about time for some exciting announcements from VTT. This has been a long time coming! As most of you know, I've taken over online representation for Vargas -but that's not the only thing I do for fun.

The overarching announcement is that VTT is now one piece of a bigger group; Vargas Performance Group, or VPG. There are 3 major parts of VPG:

1: VTT (Vargas Turbocharger Technologies): Turbocharger Manufacture/Repair/Upgrades/Sales
2: VPP (Vargas Performance Products): Performance Parts Manufacture/Sales
3: VHP (Vargas Hi Performance): Turbocharger & Performance Parts Installation/Service

Iíll quickly go over some announcements as they pertain to each category:

VTT NEWS

GC's: This is the one many of you have been waiting for. You know the ones -the stock location twin turbo setup that made 736 whp. Just look at the power under the curve! Street spool will be even better! The VTT GCís have started arriving at VTT headquarters and the first sets have already shipped. We expect a second shipment shortly and the remainder of them by the first week in June. The plan is to quickly get caught up on all existing orders and soon after be in a position such that they are available for same day shipping. Note for those who got the ceramic coating; as of this week, itís adding around a week to the ship date.

Bundles: GCís can now be bundled with installation ($1000 for inst. labor at VHP, more on that later) and/or a PTF tune ($249 for a MHD tune, $499 for a MHD tune with PI)

93 Octane Testing: I know there are some unfortunate souls out there who don't have access to E85 and for whatever reason don't want to use methanol. For them, we WILL be doing some pump gas testing. Expect this late 2nd quarter/very early 3rd quarter (read that: around July). I don't even want to speculate on dyno numbers -we'll find out while testing and post those results.

VPP NEWS

Vargas Performance Products. These are all teasers -think of this post as a quick look into the VPP crystal ball looking forward. Here are a few things in the works for VPP and one thing we're just too excited about not to share:

Line Lock Kit: Here are a couple development pics posted down below -not final config by any means. This will fit all E9X and E8X, not sure about 535's or Z4's -we'll be looking for testers for those.

Port Injection Plate with Top Mount Injectors: Anyone say they wanted an N54 port injection kit with top mount injectors? We heard you, and we agree -if you can fit them, top mounts are worth doing. We can and we are. ~3rd quarter 2016

S55 Love: We're not just playing with N54's here... the S55 gets some love too -how about some port injection (bottom mount -no room up top)? Oh, and GC's for the S55 are already in process -very late 2016/early 2017 release on those.

Transmission Fun: By now everyone and their grandmother has heard the awesome news about Nizpro and the magic they're doing with transmissions. We're working directly with them and will have one the first fully built and flashed transmissions from them. While this (obviously) isn't a VPP product, we're very excited about this and have some high hopes for this really being a huge jump forward for the platform.

VHP NEWS

Wouldn't you rather have your turbos installed by the same guys who made them? A shop that understands turbos and has 100+ installs under their belts? If you're within driving distance of Hayward, CA, you can buy turbos, schedule an install, and have VHP install them for $1000 labor. Of course you still need to buy your gaskets (we have an installation kit for $230) and do an oil change while you're there, but it makes for a pretty good deal -especially after the GC's are in stock and available same-day.

OTHER STUFF

Expect more updates with more products, more accurate ship-by dates and more options for everyone.

And I'm just getting started...

Chris
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      05-25-2016, 10:27 AM   #2
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Looking good!!! What does the line lock kit do?
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Looking good!!! What does the line lock kit do?
For drag racing. Locks the front wheels only so you can do a burn out with out cooking your rear brakes. Also makes it easier in general.
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I've tried to figure it out but I can't. I don't want to derail the thread too much, but what is the radiator hose doing there in the wheel well?
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I've tried to figure it out but I can't. I don't want to derail the thread too much, but what is the radiator hose doing there in the wheel well?
haha -mockup done on a vehicle that we are going to be stuffing a ton of things into, engine was out for those pics. but we should stick a radiator hose into all pics just to keep people guessing.
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Looking good!!! What does the line lock kit do?
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For drag racing. Locks the front wheels only so you can do a burn out with out cooking your rear brakes. Also makes it easier in general.
Jeff nailed it.
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Update:

-All silicone charge pipes in stock with same or next day shipping.

-All inlets in stock except 1.75" recirc, which are back ordered.


Turbo wait time as of 6/1/16:

OEM: 7 business days
Stage 1: 15 business days
Stage 2: 30-45 business days
Stage 2+: Replaced by GC's
GC's: Shipping now, stock moving quickly.

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Split up the company to isolate liabilities, eh?
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Split up the company to isolate liabilities, eh?
Hi Wren;

In a word; growth.

It makes management much easier, both from a project perspective but also when bringing in new people and growing the organization.

Thanks!
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Hi Wren;

In a word; growth.

It makes management much easier, both from a project perspective but also when bringing in new people and growing the organization.

Thanks!
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Are each of these their own LLCs?
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Are each of these their own LLCs?
One LLC for now, but VHP is it's own entity, own address, etc.



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Will line lock kit work with BBKs? AR line lock kit works with stock brakes only not that you can get one any more anyway. What is the price for the LLK?
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Will line lock kit work with BBKs? AR line lock kit works with stock brakes only not that you can get one any more anyway. What is the price for the LLK?
It should work with any kit, we may need to make a different fitting to the caliper if it's different from OEM, so we'll want a test fit volunteer for verification.

Expect an announcement soon on pricing.
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Quick Update!

GC's are shipping, and if you were one of the few that ordered ceramic coated GC's... they're very pretty. Take a look!
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On other fronts, product development is going very well. Look for a Line Lock Group Buy very soon.

Here is a teaser for what we're working on now! It's an add-on oil cooler (keep your OEM one!). Target price $799.
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Quick Update!

GC's are shipping, and if you were one of the few that ordered ceramic coated GC's... they're very pretty. Take a look!


What are the turnaround times on the GC turbo..
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On other fronts, product development is going very well. Look for a Line Lock Group Buy very soon.

Here is a teaser for what we're working on now! It's an add-on oil cooler (keep your OEM one!). Target price $799.
As always, you guys didn't test this if it fits to Z4?
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What are the turnaround times on the GC turbo..
We're playing catch-up, so turnaround on GC's is around a week. If you want the ceramic coating add 7 business days to that.

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As always, you guys didn't test this if it fits to Z4?
That is correct -unfortunately it's doubtful that it'll fit on a Z4.
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Little update; Tony took the car to the track for some shakedown runs. Tuning isn't there yet -running 27 psi and 8* of timing. Still some solid trap speeds. 10.8 @ 132 and 11.2 @ 135 is hauling. Just wait until we get the transmission and tuning squared away...
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Hi Wren;

In a word; growth.

It makes management much easier, both from a project perspective but also when bringing in new people and growing the organization.

Thanks!
Chris
I ordered mine a couple months ago....Do intakes come with inlets?
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Tonys cars manual with pi yea.

Does he have backfire issues on gear changes from port injection not stopping quick enough on gear changes?
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I ordered mine a couple months ago....Do intakes come with inlets?
No sir. You'll need your own intakes.
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