Maintaining the the original BMW quality, smoothness, and reliability were the key factors in the VF design. This is where the VF software comes into full play. VF have harnessed reliability of Vortech superchargers and quality of VF custom software with their 15 years of supercharging experience and worldwide OEM supply sources to create the ultimate supercharger system for the ultimate drivers car.
All key components are 100% made in California. This system has been fully road tested and dyno tuned on both the Mustang MD500AWD and in-house Dynojet 224XLC dynamometers with and without engine load. All kits are setup at 6 psi and create as much, if not more power than similar products running greater levels of boost.
VF engineers spent over 12 months software testing the BMW Bosch ECUs to perfect the smoothness and functionality of the supercharged vehicle. Software flash technology and latest BMW file versions have all been employed to provide the cleanest and the most reliable method of software installation with the use of an optional DIY programming cable and email-able software. Testing the software included extensive road and dyno test cycles, with acceleration and deceleration tests for driveability smoothness and ECU fuel management. All test cars were put through long term full throttle testing in conditions varying from wet cold climates to hot dry Arizona desert temperature for safe-optimal air fuel ratios and knock activity monitoring. Competently-written ECU software has allowed VF to fully explore the potential of the BMW engine, making over 40% more power in most applications.
VF chose to mount the Vortech supercharger with CNC machined T3 anodized aluminum 6061-T6 bracket system. The unit is positioned in line with a bolt-on crank pulley with an additional active OEM tensioner using a dedicated serpentine belt. The key to reliable superchargers systems is the active belt tensioner which eliminates belt slip. The supercharger air ducts are custom molded in-house from polypropylene plastic to give an OEM appearance, quality and function. The incorporated Bosch boost overrun system is designed for smooth off-throttle cruising and deceleration.
|Year(s)||Make(s)||Model(s)||HP Before||HP After ||TQ Before ||TQ After|
- Vortech V3 Si-Trim supercharger
- T3 Hard anodized 6061-T6 aluminum bracket
- Chrome moly support bracket
- Polypropylene air charge pipes
- K&N Induction filter
- High capacity fuel injectors
- Crankcase ventilation system
- Bosch bypass valve circuit
- OEM serpentine belt tensioner
- Bolt on crank pulley supercharger drive
- K&N induction filter with splash resistant sock
- Hex Flash ECU tuning programming cable (optional)