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Old 08-02-2005, 10:32 AM
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Originally Posted by AriciU
BTW: what do you know about this guys (VF) anyway? Are they a big company who does this stuff (kinda like ActiveAutoWerke, Dinan... not big like Dinan but comparable...) or just first timers?

I've been periodically going to this site. I gave up on them like a month ago.. so thanks for the information. Things I noted:

1. The picture of the engine cover (is that what they are called?) was red. Looks very much like Hamann's.

Hamann, however, is a stroker engine. You will also have to ship your car to California, or Germany for the engine conversion. (Or just ship the engine.) I forgot the Cali city that has the Hamann 'dealership'.

2. If you look in the latest issue of EuroTuner, you'll see the same red hood on a black 6, with caption saying VF-blown. Or something like that. I dont' have the magazone on me.

3. So, based of 1&2, I thought this guy got his engine stroke and blown, which sounds pornographic.

4. $8k is fairly cheap, and I would do it right now, if it weren't for all the money I burn on my tires.

5. Considering how awful my flat tire experiences have been, I think I'll ride out my warranty. I bought a 5 year extended warranty. I'll be waiting a very long time. The good news is, by then, kits like this should be cheaper, and all the kinks worked out. Also, stroking your engine would be way cheaper than the ludicrous price of $40k.

6. I really want to get my engine stroked. (I know hp/dollars is the lowest.), then get it charged.

7. Did you see the details on that kit? They are developing a stage II kit for it. I wonder what that will be....

8. Did my research on VF-engineering a long time back. I just remember them being a very good shop, from what I gathered.

9. The warranty on the blower looks pretty good. I'm all about warranty these days

10. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I thought Dinan does not make their own blowers, they just slap their name on someone else' blower, and 'tune down' the performance for better reliability, and for warranty claims.

11. If you are serious about upgrading your 6 or more curious about your options, there's always that link I sent you about Racing Dynamics. You might also want to check out Korman BMW. Korman also sells engines too. They build racing engines. Gotta warn you, their website sucks, so be prepared to poke around and ask questions directly.
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