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E46 M3 (2001-2006) Engine: S54 - Max Hp: 333 hp at 7,900 rpm / 262 lb/ft at 4,900 rpm
Total Produced: 45,000+ - Years Produced: 2001 to 2006.


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Old Tue, Feb-21-2017, 07:17:23 AM   #1
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Hey guys just saw this on vac Facebook page. Looks like a nice new addition to the s54. Probably going to cost a fortune though.



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Too bad there's no details. Looks good from the pic but time will tell. Guinea pigs jump in here:
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Vac just replied to me saying it's made from 4140 billet steel heat treated to the same Rockwell hardness as the factory hub.


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Nice to see an alternative and competition
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Old Tue, Feb-21-2017, 02:22:16 PM   #5
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Isnt that the turbo toy hub?
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Isnt that the turbo toy hub?
This, looks like the same thing, also VAC
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This, looks like the same thing, also VAC
Was thinking the same. If you look closely at a pic of the two you'll see they're a bit different though
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Was thinking the same. If you look closely at a pic of the two you'll see they're a bit different though
Yep, the TT hub is a modified OE hub. He machines down the hub, then welds on a much thicker ring with the larger "prongs."

I'm guessing the VAC hub is machined from one piece, and it is made the larger prongs.
It should be quite a bit lighter since there is less metal.
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Very nice. Glad to see someone is trying to offer true "lockdown" solution.

Having discussed this remade hub route with my machinist, hopefully they will offer them around $1-1.5k

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