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Old 02-26-2015, 03:48 PM   #1
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Boosted advise (M3 + ESS)

I'm getting an ESS VT2-525 installed in my 02 vert this month.
Current mods:
Super Sprint V1 stepped headers
SS Section 1 and 2 (non-resonated)
SS Race Muffler
ESS Tune

I had two questions:
  1. For those running similar setups, do you run into heating issues at the track? I've had mine out a few times in the past and the needle barely moved after 15-20 minute sessions.
  2. What kind of tires do you guys typically run on the street? I hear pilot super sports are the way to go, but they're considderably more expensive than the S-04 Pole Positions I was planning on getting pre-supercharger. ~$1550 vs ~$860

Looking forward to the kit, hopefully you guys have some solid advice.

My car at Brainerd International Raceway for the curious
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Old 04-26-2015, 07:27 PM   #2
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I'm getting an ESS VT2-525 installed in my 02 vert this month.
Current mods:
Super Sprint V1 stepped headers
SS Section 1 and 2 (non-resonated)
SS Race Muffler
ESS Tune

I had two questions:
  1. For those running similar setups, do you run into heating issues at the track? I've had mine out a few times in the past and the needle barely moved after 15-20 minute sessions.
  2. What kind of tires do you guys typically run on the street? I hear pilot super sports are the way to go, but they're considderably more expensive than the S-04 Pole Positions I was planning on getting pre-supercharger. ~$1550 vs ~$860

Looking forward to the kit, hopefully you guys have some solid advice.

My car at Brainerd International Raceway for the curious
At the moment I am using Hankook Z221, 265/35/18. (semi-slicks).
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Old 04-26-2015, 07:39 PM   #3
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Tires not in any particular order, I probably wouldn't consider anything else if you're looking for All Out Grip with a tread.

1) Bridgestone RE 71R (New)
2) Toyo RA-1
3) Toyo R888
4) Nitto NT-01


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Old 04-26-2015, 07:47 PM   #4
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Running 19's, so there are fewer options. Ended up going with pilot super sports. 275/30-19 rears.
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Old 04-26-2015, 07:49 PM   #5
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Ops, I didn't look at the start date on this thread....




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Old 04-26-2015, 07:59 PM   #6
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No worries. Still good suggestions.
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