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Giz11 11-12-2011 04:04 PM

Supercharger E65 Photos
Dear All
The link below is to the photos of my supercharger E65. The project is not quite finished as the timing is still not quite right but its performance is impressive.

The engine cover is still to go on as well.

The mods are as follows
ESS Tuning supercharged kit
MRR GT1 22" wheels
Eibach Pro-kit lowered springs all round
New transmission
Engine removed dissasembled checked, all new seals reassembled
German Maestro 8" woofers
JBL MS-8 Digital Processor
Hybrid TV
Reversing Camera
All interior panels recoated
Quad Exhaust with Magnaflow muffler
misc modules that were faulty

I pondered for a while on body kits and badging and decided a B& badge will do. A little bit fake but hey its supercharged. The badge looks a little crooked in the photo so I checked it against the trunk lid , it lines up. Must be the angle.


Db750 11-12-2011 04:27 PM

Looks awesome. Those MRRs look great with a black face! Hopefully we will get to see some videos of the exhaust and performance as well as pictures of your other mods.

I'm a little thrown off by the B7 badge. Non-enthusiast will have no clue what It means and enthusiast will think you are a poser. I would just go debadged.

Overall the car looks great. Very original and well thought out. Glad to see that this project is coming to an end and you are getting to enjoy the bountiful fruits of your labor. Congrats!

quarterto8 11-12-2011 04:50 PM

Glad to see an hear that the project is coming close to completion. The wheels and exhaust look great! I would also vote to remove the B7 emblem off. I saw your headlights and noticed you painted the orange reflector black. Looks great! I want to do the same to my car.

Giz11 11-12-2011 05:03 PM

Yes I did think alot about the badge and debadging. Debadging here means basic than basic model. B7's were never sold in Australia so only true enthusiasts would know. My final rational was that the only badge would be B7 as a mark of difference and referencig the supercharger and was subtle enough for the locals .The car does not represent itself as an Alpina (as it is not) and there are no markings to that effect. I thought of other letters A7, S7, G7 etc but I couldnt find the letters with the right font.
The whole rebuild took 16 months todate and not without challenges.
Im happy with the result though

Seven11 11-12-2011 11:43 PM

OMG! that is SOOOOO sick!

but take off that B7 emblem, you do not have a B7 because you have a supercharger

Suri [TBR] 11-13-2011 02:17 AM

Congratulations man! :D the car is looking great. I agree in that taking the B7 badge off might be better! A debadge would probably be a smarter choice :thumbup:

I'm sure I speak for all of us when I say we're DEFINITELY looking forward to videos and dyno results once it is fully complete :rofl:

channa033 11-13-2011 04:54 AM

hey how much HP are you pushing now? and how much did this run you bc i wanna do the same thing

mikewerks 11-13-2011 09:31 AM

Great looking set up!! Were any transmission mod's required to handle the extra HP?

Giz11 11-13-2011 03:46 PM

I will get the car dyno'd soon as there is still a bit of work needed in tuning.
I am keen to see the HP now as well
A new transmission was installed but no mods were required. We will see if this proves to be right.

E92-Lighting 11-14-2011 10:00 AM

looks great

mrringtone 11-14-2011 10:41 AM


Lastcombo 11-15-2011 01:46 AM

Wow this is sick:yikes: ,respect man,how's Idrive any faults:dunno:,a job wel done:thumbup:

M4XBMW7 11-16-2011 11:18 PM

Looks Great , Is that a TVS ? What size ?

Giz11 11-17-2011 05:52 AM

The supercharger is a TVS Stage 2 Eaton with a custom ESS Tuning manifold
So far no faults showing. Need to still work on the tuning, not as smooth as I would like but plenty of grunt.

quarterto8 11-17-2011 06:51 AM

I can't wait to hear the supercharger. When do you plan on posting some videos????

Giz11 11-17-2011 07:01 AM

I have had the car this week to "run it in" End of next week it goes back to the shop for any adjustments. At that time I will get it on the Dyno and post a video of that as well as tearing up , sorry, driving up the road. The guru of tuning here is in a small town about one hours drive away. We will see what additional magic he can perform.

channa033 11-18-2011 05:58 AM

Ok im dying to see the vids also!!!!!

cjezzy11 01-13-2012 05:25 PM

i was wanting to know were did u buy your supercharger from

Giz11 01-13-2012 05:43 PM

I purchaed the supercharger from ESS Tuning

Boing745 01-13-2012 06:33 PM


Originally Posted by Giz11 (Post 6560842)
I purchaed the supercharger from ESS Tuning

I didnt know theyre already out? How much was the supercharger if you dont mind me asking?

Skinny Puppy 01-13-2012 06:44 PM

Is the kit still being developed? I dont see it listed on ESS website. All they are offering is a chip good for 10-15hp. More details on this are needed.:)

Boing745 01-14-2012 06:05 PM


Originally Posted by Skinny Puppy (Post 6560948)
Is the kit still being developed? I dont see it listed on ESS website. All they are offering is a chip good for 10-15hp. More details on this are needed.:)

can you post more pics of your ride, it looks sweet!!!

B7M4W5 01-15-2012 12:27 AM

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I aswell have been wanting to supercharge my 7 n when i was at bimmerfest last year all companies there toll me that its in development they were having trouble with the soft whear to be able to program:cry: n they toll me cost would be around $6,000.00 n only 35hp.:mad: Shoot 50 shote noz 50hp for less then $500.00 but i do not want to go that route. So yes let us know how it comes out for u best of luck:thumbup:

Sequim740 01-15-2012 06:29 AM

Hey Giz where abouts in OZ are you located? Spent many years there a long time ago and know just how freaking expensive high end autos are there.

cjezzy11 03-04-2012 07:48 AM

how did u get the supercharger from ess when they don't have it on their site? any help would b appreciated

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