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Old 03-30-2018, 06:45 PM
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Heres how it sits when done, the oil cooler is relocated behind the new HE with a supplied bracket. I'll keep an eye on temps once it's up and running. I looked at the Weistec stage 2 manual to compare the kits and they do it the same way, but a relocation kit might be interesting eventually, depending on what I see while running it.. The shop is closed today so no more work till Monday...
I had spoken to ESS about my concerns for reduction in cool air flow to Front Main oil cooler, and to the Trans Cooler (which already has reduced air flow since behind front bumper bar), and asked if we could mount the ESS Heat Exchanger above the bumper bar, behind the 3 Point Star grill if the original orientation of the oil line ports are respected. They hadn't mounted their HE this way, but it would be very feasible with the existing tabs on their HE, but may possibly need brackets on either side for additional support. This way, only the air flow to Power steering cooler is affected, as BLKROKT mentioned. ESS mentioned that if the HE of this kit would not fit this top mounting position, they could try a different HE from their many other kits.

Magnuson installs their larger HE this way, on top of bumper bar. I believe Weistec has as well, on more heavily modified builds like JRCart's.

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Old 03-30-2018, 07:47 PM
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Interesting, I'll ask the installer to check on Monday and see if it would fit in the above behind the grill area and talk to ESS.. The ESS guy's car they developed/tested this on was a 2012 MCT C63 and I don't think he has had any issues, but I don't know how hard he drives it or if he tracks the car.

Also, I was thinking I was going to have to pull my ECU and send it to ESS for the tune. My install guy uses HP Tuners and ESS said they can do/ send the tune remotely. I have to pony up an extra $400 for ECU licensing on HP Tuners end if I want to do it, but it saves the shipping time back and forth. FWIW

I think the shop is happy with the install / fabrication / quality of the ESS system, they got all that done in one shortish day

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I had spoken to ESS about my concerns for reduction in cool air flow to Front Main oil cooler, and to the Trans Cooler (which already has reduced air flow since behind front bumper bar), and asked if we could mount the ESS Intercooler above the bumper bar, behind the 3 Point Star grill if the original orientation of the oil line ports are respected. They hadn't mounted their Intercooler this way, but it would be very feasible with the existing tabs on their Intercooler, but may possibly need brackets on either side for additional support. This way, only the air flow to Power steering cooler is affected, as BLKROKT mentioned. ESS mentioned that if the Intercooler of this kit would not fit this top mounting position, they could try a different intercooler from their many other kits.

Magnuson installs their larger Intercooler this way, on top of bumper bar. I believe Weistec has as well, on more heavily modified builds like JRCart's.
I think you will find weistec only mounts there kits like that on black series cars normal mounting position is bottom of front bar
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Old 03-31-2018, 07:28 AM
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Looks great congrats! Looking forward to your results and impressions
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Old 03-31-2018, 08:57 AM
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I spoke to my guy at ess and he said mount it under the bumper bar as shown. He said it's not a stock off the shelf rectangular HE, it's one they designed/casted specifically to fit there and work with the C63 system. So for now I'll try it there.

I have to say communication with ESS has been geeat, Im kinda surprised they haven't blocked me yet lol. I have 54 emails they have answered mostly during my research but including the purchase / shipping / install timeframe. I know they must have hundreds each day.

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Oh man that red looks awesome.. which I had thought of that, too late now .. I should have dyno results tomorrow on mine...
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Got my kit yesterday! But I have to fix the clutch on my Dodge Ram this weekend so can’t start the install. ��. I am going to get my pre install dyno at ESS later this week. That red look awesome
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DYNO RESULTS:::

641.9 HP 540 TQ

The first Dyno is completely stock performance package car with Mike's Power pipes. I added row air boxes to it right before I brought it in for the supercharger to be installed.

Pretty darn happy. I picked up 190 horsepower .!! I think 150 hp gain was what the kit gave usually when starting with a performance package car. I would guess some of the extra came from the newer Gen 3 supercharger (Whipple claims at least 20 hp more at the lower boost levels) and some from the tune. The initial tune came from ESS via remote / HP Tuners file. I talked to the shop and they said the ESS tune was a great base tune. The shop was able to tune on the dyno and were able to get some more gains to top it off while keeping the timing/AFRs very safe and the torque to where its still safe for an MCT transmission.

Now I just have to go pick it up and drive it :-).

The shop does a lot of supercharger installs, although they usually work on US muscle cars. They were very happy with the ESS kit as far as a quality and ease of installation and the finished product

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453whp to 641whp 💪 What boost level?
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It was with the 8psi pulley for 93 octane gas. It was about 53 degrees when they dynoed it

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Awesome gains. Looking forward to track times.
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WoW. Serious gains, and thats without LTH!! Make you think. $4k for LTH and get 40whp or $9k for SC and get ~160whp....
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WoW. Serious gains, and thats without LTH!! Make you think. $4k for LTH and get 40whp or $9k for SC and get ~160whp....
190 hp
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ok, now I'm depressed.

190?!!?!??!!!

Congrats Kavik...I mean...I'm jealous AF right now....but congratulations nevertheless. You're going to love it. Don't forget to make some vids (where you're comfortable and it's safe to do so) and take more pics when you pick it up.

Gosh, 8k and you can turn this low 12 second car into a mid 10 second car...
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Your car looks great. Can you post more pics of the finished product, as well as your car with the wheels on it when you get the chance?

Do you know if this kit would ever become CARB legal?
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Old 04-05-2018, 06:23 AM
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Crazy gains, Kavik!

Something to think about for all who are considering SC'ing (myself included): Tasos et al report bent rods occurring at 600whp and above:
youtube.com/watch?v=z1QHYBs5mK8

The rods in fact are the same whether from 2008, 2014 P31 (507), or SLS, and shows this in a different video with a rod from a 507:
youtube.com/watch?v=slN0C9QWms4

Will be looking at upgraded rods from Dime or Carrillo, etc
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There should be more data on the Gen 3 kits coming soon. We have sold quite a few kits. I believe we sold all the Gen 3 kits except for Kavik's thus far. Unfortunately there is now a pretty long backorder as a result
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How did you get your constructor plate off your intake without damaging it? What product did you use to affix it to the supercharger?
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Crazy gains, Kavik!

Something to think about for all who are considering SC'ing (myself included): Tasos et al report bent rods occurring at 600whp and above:
youtube.com/watch?v=z1QHYBs5mK8

The rods in fact are the same whether from 2008, 2014 P31 (507), or SLS, and shows this in a different video with a rod from a 507:
youtube.com/watch?v=slN0C9QWms4

Will be looking at upgraded rods from Dime or Carrillo, etc
My car makes 700whp on factory rods and cast pistons and runs 9.9 at 141mph
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How did you get your constructor plate off your intake without damaging it? What product did you use to affix it to the supercharger?
heat the plaque with heat gun. then run fishing wire through it. i used adhesive spray to put that on.
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My car makes 700whp on factory rods and cast pistons and runs 9.9 at 141mph
That's good news; you are one of our most experienced SC'd members. How many miles on the factory rods at 700whp?

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That's good news; you are one of our most experienced SC'd members. How many miles on the factory rods at 700whp?
20000KMS but engine is serviced every 3000kms
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