Well well well it seems that while I either did another thread or series of posts elsewhere on Werkz - I never properly updated this one. Well here it is - my VF Engineering SC kit which comes with a Vortech V2 blower I believe - started making loud rattling ahem, like marbles in the blower noises after only 1200 miles of use. I immediately took it back to the shop and they took it out and sent it back to VF. A bearing had indeed failed and an impeller (fan blade) was damaged. VF took SIX WEEKS despite a million calls from my shop, their local rep, to please send a replacement. It finally came in, filthy as if it sat in a nasty shop on the floor for a few months, and was rebuilt as VF refused to give me a new one despite the tiny mileage on mine (and NO tracking the car).
My shop put it back in and handed me a bill for removal, shipping both ways and reinstall of the blower! VF refused to pay for ANYTHING. Often, you hear the song that there are no warranties on high performance parts (yeah, see also DINAN, who would have paid every nickel and recenty replaces a cracked aluminum race radiator - shipped and installed within a WEEK). My shop finally agreed to eat the labor since I had also gotten so much stuff from them. I have hardly driven the Roadster, especially with the advent if the M3 S3-R (all Dinan intercooled SC set up which is FULLY covered and works great despite also having a Vortech blower in the set up). There are barely 2K miles on my VF SC kit but I had to be SUPER aware of ANY loud unusual noises coming from the blower like a rattling sound and was without my convertible for nearly 2 months in the Summertime. Add this to being BILLED for the labor while unit was warranties and nearly new and this whole experience with VF Engineering was an expensive mistake I heavily regret. AWFUL customer service, little coverage (only rebuilt original unit) and took forever. Gee like doing me a FAVOR ti replace THEIR faulty and defective product which had it not been for MY hearing and immediately responding to the rattling sound, would have all been MY problem too?? Just TERRIBLE all around. Plus, main power gains are way up in the RPM's and I would have/should have gone for a steeper torque curve like Active Autowerks or an alternative. It would have, after ALL the expense, time Bd aggravation, been nice to at least have ended up with a quality product that kicked in earlier. I got very little of that from VF.
And I also note that Prof too had to FIGHT with VF for every thing he got as I recall. It was not a phone call to them and they made things right. Seems to methere are far too many stories out there of problems. Let the buyer indeed beware...!
2008 ///M5 with Eisenmann race exhaust "Athena" 2013 VOLKSWAGEN Tiguan 2L Turbo RIP 2005 Dinan ///M3 S3-R+ Vert w/hardtop
- 6-speed, DINAN SC - race kit, race headers, etc. RIP 2002 Z3 Roadster 2.5i - VF Supercharged
, 5-speed, Brembos etc. Turkey ///M Car Fleet Commander
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Last edited by RoadsterMadness; 07-25-2010 at 01:52 PM.