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BMW 1998-1999 E39 523 M52 TU Supercharger System

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Supercharged output of 309hp/265tq

VF-Engineering chose to supercharge the BMW 5 series, 6 cylinder models to improve throttle response and mid-to-top end power with the centrifugal Vortech supercharger. Maintaining the the original BMW quality, smoothness and reliability were the key factors in the VF design. This is where the VF Hex Flash software comes into full effect. VF has harnessed reliability of Vortech superchargers and quality of VF custom software with over 15 years of supercharging experience and worldwide OEM supply sources to create the ultimate supercharger system for the ultimate driver’s car.

All key components are Made in California using some of the highest quality materials available. This system has been fully road tested and dyno tuned on both the in house Mustang MD500AWD and Dynojet 224XLC dynamometers with and without engine load. All kits are setup at approx 6 psi and create as much, if not more, power than similar products running greater levels of boost and aftercooling.

VF engineers spent over 12 months software testing the BMW Siemens 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 a 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 an in-house CNC machined aluminum bracket system. The unit is positioned in line with the original serpentine belt which is replaced with a longer OEM belt. The key to this design is that the OEM active-spring belt tensioner remains fully functional and eliminates belt slip or the need to manually tension the belt. The supercharger air ducts are custom molded in-house from polypropylene plastic to give an OEM appearance, quality and fit. The incorporated Bosch boost overrun system is designed for smooth off-throttle cruising and deceleration. The crankcase ventilation system is designed to cope with positive pressure and high flow OEM injectors are supplied to fit as direct replacements. The VF supercharger system remains fully OBD2 compliant and is supported by a 1 year unlimited mileage warranty on the product only. Installation can be performed in approximately 8-10 hours and is non-intrusive, allowing it to be fully reversible.

Available to order directly from VF-Engineering or distributors.

 

  • Vortech V3 Si-Trim supercharger
  • 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
  • K&N induction filter with splash resistant sock
  • Hex Flash ECU tuning programming cable (optional)
  • Install time approx 8 hours
  • Fully reversible
  • Made in California, USA

Disclaimer-This product is not compliant with the California Air Resource Board and not for use on public roads in California. This applies to any aftermarket product that does not display a CARB EO#. Power ratings are subject to conditions and dynamometer model used.




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Disclaimer

Dealer/Consumer has educated and researched the pros and cons or modifying their vehicle with high performance parts such as superchargers. Customer understands that modifying their car bares certain risks including engine failure and both parties understand and agree to hold VF Engineering harmless of liability from installation and use of this product.

This product is not California Emissions Compliant or CARB approved. It is therefore NOT legal for use on public roads in the State of California or other states with similar laws. It is understood that you are installing this product / having specific labor performed on a pollution controlled vehicle. The dealer/consumer is not absolved of responsibility by means of ignorance and is hereby informed. By installing this product on your vehicle you assume all responsibility and consequences.

Supercharger Systems are considered special order, and not returnable without written consent by VF Engineering. Dealer is responsible for providing product disclosures/terms and conditions to their consumers.

Post installation of this product may require trouble shooting/diagnostics. Components and sensors near the limit of their wear tolerance may need replacement. VF-Engineering is not responsible for trouble shooting, diagnostic costs or consequential cost. The purchaser/reseller assumes the risks of modifying a used vehicle and educating themselves on the common traits of their platform. It is the reseller’s responsibility to educate the end user of these terms and conditions.

** Not CARB approved. Not legal for street use in State of California. For OFF-ROAD use only **