Performance generates 340 Rear Wheel Horsepower
from our Dinan BMW Supercharger Stage II Boost
Kit - 5/2005
May 7, 2005
KO Performance successfuly generated 340
rear wheel horsepower from our KO Dinan
BMW Supercharger Stage II Boost Kit for E36
BMW M3s, on a recent dyno test wowing the mechanics
at the dyno.
Jim Nolden, KO Midwest Sales Manager,
and resident BMW Supercharger Specialist, conceived
the original version of the kit (see
first press release here), and has masterminded
this significant improvement and step up in
performance as well.
"The results seem almost unbelievable.
I was pulling 306 whp/ 267 ft lbs of torque
with 9.5 lbs of boost before the new upgrades.
After the KO
M50 Conversion my hp went to 338.2 whp
and 282 ft lbs of torque. This was the only
modification I did to the car since the last
dyno. My boost has gone down slightly since
the modification and I am now pulling about
a pound less of boost at 8.5 with this power.
My AFR's look really good on stock Dinan software."
Midwest Sales Manager, BMW Supercharger
BMW CCA Member and
Group 3 Advanced Driver
"I was so happy to see this number with
this modification. I seriously was shocked to
see it make such a significant difference. This
explains my recent results at the track and
how I was able to pace Porsche GT3's. The conditions
were almost identical to the last dyno I had
done. The ambient was 80 degrees in the facility
with 14% humidity."
These gains were obtained usig the latest revision
of the KO
Dinan and Vortech BMW Supercharger Stage II
Boost Kit, using the stock Dinan software,
with the addition of the KO
M50 Conversion Kit.
"We were seeing about a 12" flame ball
come out of the pipe when the dyno operator
would lift on my car. All the mechanics were
sitting around to watch that one, it was pretty
cool. Now I have seen what people behind me
on the track see."
The car has been driven on the track at Road
America for about 1,200 miles under the most
grueling conditions and done incredibly well.
The car keeps up with Porsche GT3's and is very
close to Corvette Z06's on the track. This is
after 30 minute sessions where the car is between
4 and 6,700 rpm all the time. The car has been
tracked like this now for 4 years and has not
had any problems.
The philosophy behind this kit was to build
a car that would work on the track and still
be a civilized daily driver. The problem with
supercharged cars is that they do not always
make good track cars since they tend to heat
soak. We built the kit with the idea of having
something that would increase performance and
at the same time also be reliable on the track.
It has been to several track events now and
it is definitely doing all of the things we
set out to design it to do.
"The last event I went to with the PCA
club of Milwaukee it was holding its own with
Porsche GT3s and Corvette Z06s which
is what my target really was. The great news
is it held its own and proved to me consistently
quick not suffering from the loses one normally
sees with supercharged cars on the track."
The KO Stage II Supercharger Boost kit is based
upon a Dinan Supercharger kit that has had the
boost increased by 2lbs over stock along with
a water alcohol injection system and oil cooler.
We also have engineered out some of the trouble
spots with the Dinan kit. We have utilized a
great deal of our vendors for these parts to
come up with a kit that is reliable and a large
improvement over the stock Dinan kit. Some of
our vendors for this kit include:
Victory Product Design
This car will be seeing other significant upgrades
in time for Jim's next track event, July 14
and 15th, 2005 at Road America Race Track (www.roadamerica.com)
in Elkhart Lake Wisconsin.
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