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    The life of Ryan's 2003 ZHP

    I suppose I should start a project thread.

    I'll keep this first post up to date with the current state of the car.

    Performance Modifications:
    • ESS Tuning Twin Screw Stage 2 (TS2) Supercharger
    • BMW Performance Intake
    • BMW Performance short throw shifter
    • Ceramic coated cat-less headers
    • Borla cat-back exhaust
    • Stewart high performance water pump
    • ATI Super Damper
    • Power Pulley Kit by Turner Motorsports
    • INA Overrun Alternator Pulley
    • VANOS high performance o-rings and seals by Dr Vanos
    • M56 Valve Cover with integrated CCV
    • Bosch 42lb/hr "green giant" fuel injectors
    • M3 fuel pump
    • M3 fuel baffle fixture
    • Wavetrac Limited Slip Differential
    • BMW high performance finned differential cover
    • StopTech Street Performance pads
    • StopTech stainless brake lines
    • Vorshlag camber/caster plates
    • Reinforced rear subframe by Turner Motorsports
    • Reinforced rear sway bar mounts by Turner Motorsports
    • Reinforced rear shock tower mounts by Turner Motorsports
    • Reinforced front shock tower mounts by BMW
    • Powerflex rear subframe bushings
    • Powerflex rear trailing arm bushings
    • Powerflex front control arm bushings
    • Upgraded JTD909 rear shock mounts by JT Designs
    • M3 rear lower control arm outer bushings (ball-joint style)
    • M3 front strut tower brace
    • 10mm wheel spacers by Turner Motorsports
    • Michelin Pilot Super Sports


    Other Modifications:
    • BMW Performance black kidney grills
    • OEM ZKW projector lenses
    • 5000k Sylvania 66240 CBI HID bulbs
    • Nokya yellow fog light bulbs with Lamin-X tint
    • LED reverse and license plate lights
    • Valentine One radar/laser locator (hardwired)
    • Re-coded MK60 DSC module (upgraded to M3 values)
    • LCM v4.5 with triple flash blinker
    • Homemade clutch stop
    • Schroth Quickfit Pro Racing harness seatbelt
    Last edited by rkneeshaw; 10-15-2017 at 06:24 AM.
    2003 BMW 330i ZHP
    ESS Twin Screw Stage 2 - Wavetrac - Headers - Borla - BMW Performance
    Turner Motorsports - Powerflex - Hawk Performance

    Build thread: http://www.zhpmafia.com/forums/showt...yan-s-2003-ZHP
    Wheelwell: 2003 BMW 3 Series
    Fuelly: 2003 BMW 330i

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    I've owned the car for 7 years, so, for starters, lets take a trip down memory lane

    2008

    Purchase date Nov 18, 33k miles
    Reinforced rear subframe and rear sway bar mounts at Turner Motorsport
    Reinforced rear shock tower mounts
    Black grills
    Aurora 2 angel eyes

    2009

    K&N Intake kit
    H&R 10mm rear and 5mm front spacers
    M3 strut tower bar
    ESS tune
    Headers, ebay, jet hot ceramic coated





    2010

    Drove it, baby!

    2011

    Magnaflow 16533 cat back



    2012

    Stoptech stainless braided brake lines and street performance pads
    Stewert water pump
    Turner underdrive pulley kit
    Replaced the K&N intake with BMW Performance



    Modified the magnaflow catback to make it a little quieter, smoother



    2013

    BMW Performance short shift kit
    Did vanos from Mr Vanos



    2014

    Removed Aurora 2 angel eyes and went with yellow fogs



    Bushing maintenance





    2015

    Now stuff really starts happening

    PowerFlex rear subframe bushings
    New PowerFlex poly FCABs



    Wavetrac LSD installed with finned diff cover





    Party time











    Then some detailing love, full meguiars treatment with DA polisher





    Hi



    Moved to full 10mm spacers all around, and I like it much more better-er





    And today she was in race mode







    I love this car.
    Last edited by rkneeshaw; 07-03-2017 at 04:36 PM.
    2003 BMW 330i ZHP
    ESS Twin Screw Stage 2 - Wavetrac - Headers - Borla - BMW Performance
    Turner Motorsports - Powerflex - Hawk Performance

    Build thread: http://www.zhpmafia.com/forums/showt...yan-s-2003-ZHP
    Wheelwell: 2003 BMW 3 Series
    Fuelly: 2003 BMW 330i

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    Nice list.

    Current Mileage ?

    His - 2004 Imola Red / Alcantara 330i | 6MT | ZHP |

    Her's - 2005 Black Sapphire Metallic / Black Leather 330i | 6MT | ZHP |

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    Quote Originally Posted by rkneeshaw View Post
    Performance Modifications:
    • ESS Tuning Twin Screw Stage 2 (TS2) Supercharger
    • BMW Performance Intake
    • BMW Performance short throw shifter
    • Ceramic coated cat-less headers
    • Magnaflow cat-back exhaust
    • Stewart high performance water pump
    • Rebuilt VANOS with high performance o-rings and seals by Dr Vanos
    • StopTech Street Performance pads
    • StopTech stainless brake lines
    • Wavetrac Limited Slip Differential
    • Finned differential cover
    • Reinforced rear subframe by Turner Motorsports
    • Reinforced rear sway bar mounts by Turner Motorsports
    • Reinforced rear shock tower mounts by Turner Motorsports
    • Powerflex rear subframe bushings
    • Powerflex rear trailing arm bushings
    • Powerflex front control arm bushings
    • Upgraded JTD909 rear shock mounts by JT Designs
    • M3 rear lower control arm outer bushings (ball-joint style)
    • M3 front strut tower brace
    • Turner wheel spacers (10mm front, 10mm rear)


    Other Modifications:
    • Sapphire Black kidney grills
    • 5000k Sylvania 66240 CBI HID bulbs
    • Nokya yellow fog light bulbs with Lamin-X tint
    • LED reverse and license plate lights
    • Valentine One radar/laser locator (hardwired)
    • One-touch DSC off (re-coded MK60 module)
    • Homemade clutch stop
    What're your opinions thus far on the supercharger?
    -Dimitri; 19

    98 Dakar Yellow M3
    Recaro - Ground Control - Macht Schnell - AP - Mashaw - UUC - Schroth - Apex - TMS

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vas View Post
    Current Mileage ?
    Thanks Vas, just a few ticks over 109k glorious miles

    Quote Originally Posted by NorCal-Dimitri View Post
    What're your opinions thus far on the supercharger?
    Man, that's a great question. I absolutely love it. And then I don't. Only because I still have a few bugs to work out with ESS. The first issues were due to some QA failures, which ESS has completely fixed and was very responsive and helpful throughout that process. The remaining issue is that occasionally I'll get a dip in power as I go through the RPMs, and we are at the stage now of logging data to get to the bottom of the issue and we're making progress.

    When the car is running right, this kit is freaking amazing. Power all day long. Torque is immediate and there early, I mean like 2200 RPM early. The install is stealthy. No permanent modifications are required to the car. The components are all very high quality. And the RPM's just FLY by. So much fun.
    2003 BMW 330i ZHP
    ESS Twin Screw Stage 2 - Wavetrac - Headers - Borla - BMW Performance
    Turner Motorsports - Powerflex - Hawk Performance

    Build thread: http://www.zhpmafia.com/forums/showt...yan-s-2003-ZHP
    Wheelwell: 2003 BMW 3 Series
    Fuelly: 2003 BMW 330i

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    Really nice list of modifications. Jealous of that ESS supercharger! How has it affected MPG?

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    I was averaging about 23.8 mpg over the last few years, according to Fuelly. And now it seems every fill-up I make, no matter how hard I am on the car, is like literally 20.9mpg, lol.

    One somewhat related interesting tidbit, the only sacrifice with this kit is your OBC MPG calculations. For some reason, with the MS45.1 found in our ZHP, they can't correct the OBC for the larger injector size. Fuelly gives me the most accurate measurement anyway.
    2003 BMW 330i ZHP
    ESS Twin Screw Stage 2 - Wavetrac - Headers - Borla - BMW Performance
    Turner Motorsports - Powerflex - Hawk Performance

    Build thread: http://www.zhpmafia.com/forums/showt...yan-s-2003-ZHP
    Wheelwell: 2003 BMW 3 Series
    Fuelly: 2003 BMW 330i

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    Randeaux/Rando/John/jr - '06 Cic ZHP; Southern California
    "ZHP or not, I still like you"


    ZHP Performance Package, Cold Weather Package, Leather, Jet Black/Black/BlackCube, NAV
    ESS Stage 1 Twin Screw Supercharger, Sprint Booster, BMW Perf Intake, Magnaflow Exhaust, Dinan TB & STEP S/W, Ground Control Coilovers, UCC Sway Bars, Apex EC-7 18x8.5 ET38
    Dynavin D99+, Hardwire V1 (w/V1 Connection), BSW Stage 1 Speakers, Kicker Amp/Subwoofer
    BMW Performance Strut Brace, Orion V2 Angel Eyes, No-holes License Plate, SMG Paddle Shift Mod, Besian VANOS, Gold DISA, Fan Delete, M3 Side Mirrors
    Note: Actual car no longer resembles signature picture

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    Quote Originally Posted by rkneeshaw View Post
    One somewhat related interesting tidbit, the only sacrifice with this kit is your OBC MPG calculations. For some reason, with the MS45.1 found in our ZHP, they can't correct the OBC for the larger injector size. Fuelly gives me the most accurate measurement anyway.
    Yeah I had this issue when I had my E30 after the S50 swap. I was ecstatic when I saw I was doing 35mpg on the highway (in the rare instances I behaved lol), then reality set in after my first fill up.

    I'm sure there's a way to code it... there has to be a way to code it to read correctly. Has to...

    Either way, it's probably not worth having the MPG gauge there anyway with a supercharger. Perhaps this is a good time to swap in an M3 cluster and do what's necessary to get a working oil temp gauge?
    BP
    2005 330i ZHP / 6MT
    Imolarot / Naturbraun



    It's not the car you drive, it's how you drive it.

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    Its funny but I never noticed the MPG gauge is replaced by an oil temp gauge on the M3 clusters until now. Thanks a lot BP, now I have another mod to research

    Most of the other bmw clusters have an injector size adjustment you can make right in the cluster (OBC), similar to the method you use to reset your oil change messages. But for some reason our e46 does not. Its all passed in from the DME. So theoretically, there should be a way to code it out correctly using a DME tune. But from what I've read, AJ at ESS tried a few things and it caused some undesirable effects in the tune, and he abandoned efforts. I dont know the details. I might try to ask him about it.

    I've discovered my O2 sensor is going bad, and as a result I'm getting deviation between my bank 1 and bank 2 o2 sensor voltages, so my AFR might not be hammered out yet, and that might impact my mileage a bit. I'm replacing both O2 sensors today and I'll see if that changes the mileage at all.
    2003 BMW 330i ZHP
    ESS Twin Screw Stage 2 - Wavetrac - Headers - Borla - BMW Performance
    Turner Motorsports - Powerflex - Hawk Performance

    Build thread: http://www.zhpmafia.com/forums/showt...yan-s-2003-ZHP
    Wheelwell: 2003 BMW 3 Series
    Fuelly: 2003 BMW 330i

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