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Adding VMP/Roush blower this summer...advice?

Discussion in 'Power-Adders' started by cheeser, Jan 26, 2019.

  1. Stangra

    Stangra Member Established Member

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    ↑↑↑ +1 for this! ↑↑↑

    I thought VMP was in the process of getting CARB certified but it's been a few years and still no E.O. #. Wonder what happened? I'm guessing lots of sales lost because of this.
     
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    TType85 Premium Member Premium Member Established Member

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    I wonder if the number of sales lost vs the extortion that CARB charges to certify for all the model years makes it a hard thing to justify doing.
     
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  3. tones_RS3

    tones_RS3 I like members members. Premium Member Established Member

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    Wow,......I always thought that VMP did all their equipment and tunes to be fully emissions compliant??
     
  4. cheeser

    cheeser Member Established Member

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    Living in Colorado does make it a bit easier for emissions than when I lived in California.

    Thats another question I need to ask VMP though...I want want everything turned on as far as sensors and such.

    I am going with the Stage 1 kit after thinking about it. If my goal is to be happy with 575-600 rwhp, is there any reason to upgrade to the dual 67mm throttle body vs the dual 60mm that comes with the kit? Maybe the 82mm pulley vs the 85mm that normally comes with the kit. The elevation in Denver does drop us in power, thus a few minor tweaks may be needed.

    I was a bit disappointed in my initial email with VMP...first person that replied seemed more interested in how much power his car made vs what I wanted. Need to actually call and talk with someone in the next few weeks and pull the trigger.
     
  5. Stangra

    Stangra Member Established Member

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    A lot of what they sell isn't emissions compliant in CA, and they wont sell this stuff to CA without a signed waiver acknowledging the implications of this equipment.
     
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    tones_RS3 I like members members. Premium Member Established Member

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    Now that you mention that, I did read that myself.
    I'm in MA and we have strict emissions as well. I wonder if I wanted a VMP Gen 3 if I could get one here in MA? Probably so. Maybe this just affects CA?
    That sucks man. But to be honest, the Roush supercharger is pretty ballsy as well and can handle some power. Good luck man!
     
  7. Stangra

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    I agree with probably so. I think I could get one in CA too, just need to sign their emissions waiver (basically affirming I'm aware it's legal for off-road vehicle only in CA, and aware of the consequences). Not much chance of passing a smog check with it though.
     
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  8. cheeser

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    I battled taking out the one bolt for almost an hour...just couldnt get my fingers in there to turn it. The ratching wrench I have was a bit too large to help much. I then remembered I had some small ignition wrenches that are really small...that helped.

    I used your tip for the piece of plastic...worked like a champ. I was able to install this bolt and tightened down in about 3 minutes...I was amazed.
     

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