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Old 09-13-2008, 11:08 AM   #1
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quote from 04/03/07:

I have had my VF Supercharged E46 SMG M3 back in my hands for about a week. In that time I feel I have been able to get a good enough feel of the car to write my review. I am no stranger to forced induction. I have a single turbo Veilside Mazda RX7, a Paxton Novi 2000 Water to Air Supercharged NSX, and previously owned a Supercharged Porsche 996.

I choose VF Engineering over the other brands, because I am a fan of the Vortech superchargers, and I prefer water/air cooling over air/air cooling any day of the week. With my Porsche even after a few hard runs at the track, you could touch the heat exchanger and it would still be cool enough to the touch. I am also personally a fan of the GIAC engine software as well. I have been running their software since back in the days, when I had a B5 Twin Turbo Audi S4.

I was throughly impressed when I picked up the car from VF Engineering. The drivability and the smoothness of the powerband all the way to redline is impressive. It honestly feels smoother than stock. My car idles smoother than stock, and there is an abundance of power in ever gear. When I have the traction control on, the light comes on after ever gear shift up to 4th. Another thing I like about VF Engineering supercharger kit is it stock apperance. Everything its manufactured to fit and look like it was installed by the BMW factory. I have owned fast cars in the past, but this M3 felt so fast during my initial drive, that there was a point where the car was pulling so hard, I had to take my foot off the accelerator. I will keep everyone updated as I put more miles on my supercharged system, but right now everytime I drive my car I have a huge smile on my face.

I defintely would recommend the VF Engineering Supercharger to all E46 M3 owners. The Stage 1 Kit on my car put out 410 RWHP or about 492 HP. My car is basically stock engine wise except for the Magnaflow Cat Back Exhaust. I am debating on adding the Evosport headers, and the VF Engineering Stage 2 package when I get accustomed to the new power. I am debating if I should do a rear metal widebody to stuff a larger tire in the rear to get more traction.

List of my current mods


Vorsteiner VRS Vented Race Carbon Fiber Hood
Vorsteiner V-CSL Carbon Fiber Front Bumper
Vorsteiner V-CSL Carbon Fiber Boot Lid
Vorsteiner V-CSL Carbon Fiber Diffuser
Strasentech Rear Carbon Fiber Window Spoiler
Carbonio Carbon Fiber Headlight Shell
Carbon Fiber Kidney Grills
Carbon Fiber M3 Side Grills
Depo Smoked Corners
Umnitza Predator Chromium Angel Eyes
8000 K HID Headlight Bulbs


VF Engineering Vortech Supercharger
VF Engineering Upgraded Intake Manifold
Vortech Liquid to Air Intercooler
Upgraded High Flow Bosch Injectors
Porsche Third Center Radiator
Vorsteiner Carbon Fiber Engine Cover
Spec Stage III Clutch
Magna Flow Catback Exhaust System


Bilstein PSS9 Coilovers
AC Schnitzer Strut Tower Bar

Wheels and Tires

iForged Precision Series 19" Monaco [Black]
19x9 Front 3" Front lip, and 19x10 Rear 5" Rear lip
Yokohama ADVAN Sport Tire 245/35/19 F
Yokohama ADVAN Sport Tire 275/30/19


GSP Gen III SMG Brake Pedal and Accelerator Pedal
CSL Alcantara Steering WHeel
Pioneer Z1 Headunit
Carbon Fiber Gauge Trim
Carbon Fiber Interior Kit
Carbon Fiber SMG Shifter Dome
Vorsteiner Carbon Fiber CSL Center Console
Sparo Milano 2 Alcantara Racing Seats
Autopower Roll Cage
Royal F1 Aluminum Paddle Shifter
Carbon Fiber Steering Wheel Trim

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