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VEX Performance February 2017 Aquamist Group Buy
« on: February 02, 2017, 05:46:20 PM »
February 2017 Aquamist Water Methanol Injection Group Buy!

Hey Everyone this month we are doing a group buy on Aquamist Water Methanol Injection! 

Aquamist is the highest quality, easiest to use and safest system on the market for your Turbocharged or Supercharged Vehicle! These systems inject an ultra-fine mist of water (which significantly reduces intake air temperatures) and methanol (which significantly increases fuel octane) as required based on engine load. When driving normally or cruising the system doesn’t inject anything, but as you increase load (throttle / boost) the system will activate injecting the precise amount of water methanol to increase cooling, increase octane and give us very reliable safe power! Most cars gain between 10-15% power and torque with Aquamist regardless of other modifications!

Amazing examples of these systems in action

This is a bone stock 2015 Subaru WRX and Sunny (AirBoy) with before and after he installed and tuned an Aquamist



Our highest powered Subarus also are built and tuned with Aquamist



Typically On 2JZ engines we get similar power results with Aquamist as we do with VP Racing MS109, although Aquamist has a huge advantage of cooling compared to race gas. We stopped at this power level because we ran out of injector, more gains to be had when we go to 1300cc+ injectors.

 
 
                       


On a Mazda RX7 we had a bump up of 50whp and 60ft.lb with a 2psi increase in boost pressure on 91 octane. We also gained a massive advantage in cooling, which on these engines is quite important as their #1 downfall is heat.





On a staff BMW E46 M3 we were able to really push the factory unopened engine with the increased octane and cooling of meth. This is by far the best example of pushing the envelope for the largest gains. The S54 engine is 11.5:1 compression, which is not ideal for forced induction. We found the best area to be on pump gas without any risk of engine failure was around 450whp. With water meth this ceiling moved to over 600whp.









-Ryan
ryan@VEXperformance.com
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Re: VEX Performance February 2017 Aquamist Group Buy
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2017, 05:46:35 PM »
Information and FAQ about Aquamist Water Methanol Injection:

Do you winter drive your vehicle? 
Our pre-mixed VEX Performance Crystal Methanol is rated to be fully operational down to    -51°C and maintains a non-flammable 51% distilled water and 49% methanol with no added dyes, detergents or ingredients that could clog jets.

Does your vehicle have a modern direct injected engine such as the 2015+ WRX, Mazdaspeed 3 or6, all modern turbo BMWs, or Ford Ecoboost engines?
A very common problem with these engines is gunk / carbon build up on the intake valves because they no longer have fuel spraying onto the valves to keep them clean. This requires expensive walnut blasting to temporarily clean up the valves and ports again to resume similar power and drive ability to stock. Aquamist water methanol injection actually undoes previous build up, and both long term and short-term keeps your intake system extremely clean all with the benefit of more power and torque across the power band!

Are you planning any future upgrades like a larger turbo or supercharger? Aquamist is completely scalable and we can re-jet and retune the system to work perfectly with any future upgrades large or small. 

Is Husky 94 or other high octane gas difficult or inconvenient for you to get? Aquamist significantly increases the octane of any fuel. If you have difficulties finding a Husky to fill up at we suggest tuning with Shell 91 as an alternative, it’s widely available across North America.

Is an Aquamist system difficult or expensive to maintain? 
You simply need to fill the water methanol reservoir and that’s it! Typically customers use less than 1 case (4 x 4L) of water Methanol per year in cars making 700+whp. We sell Crystal methanol for $35+GST per (4 x 4L) case!

What happens if I run out of water methanol or there is a problem with the system? 
Aquamist is the most advanced system on the market specifically because it monitors actual flow of fluid. If it detects too much or too little flow it will simply default to failsafe which is setup differently on each car but will set the car into a safe mode that will typically run reduced boost and be 100% safe to drive until you refill the system. 

Is installation difficult?
Installation is very technical and it’s recommended to have a professional shop with specific experience to install these kits as it needs to be perfect. Every car is different and it also depends on how and where we mount the reservoir and gauge. In General Installation is estimated at 10-14 hours of labor and about 1 hour less with the Howerton tank (see below). Please contact us if you have questions regarding your specific Year/make/model of car, or would like ideas / options for gauge mounting solutions.

Is Tuning required?
Tuning is required when installing water methanol systems to properly take advantage of the increased cooling and fuel octane. Without tuning the car would run overly rich when injecting water methanol and no advantages would be present, and possible damage could occur. Typically, dyno tuning a OEM ECU or COBB Style setup runs between $600-800cad +GST depending on year/make/model and modifications.  Vehicles with stand-alone ECUs may take longer with more advanced features like map switching.

How does Aquamist perform compared to other systems on the market?
Aquamist is the only system on the market that runs at the maximum 160psi at all times, and controls the amount of water methanol injected with a high-speed valve that is very similar to how a fuel injector works. This allows instant response, perfect control and the best atomization in the industry. The systems offered also include everything needed to have all fail-safes fully active to prevent any engine damage in the event of running out of water methanol or a system problem.

How does Aquamist compare price wise with other options available? 
It is a common misconception that Aquamist is the most expensive kit on the market, when in fact it offers the best bang-for-buck value around when you add the safety options that are required to maintain reliability. We have attached a chart in US Dollars that compares the features, benefits and costs vs the other systems.


-Ryan
ryan@VEXperformance.com
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-Authorized KW Sales and Installation

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Re: VEX Performance February 2017 Aquamist Group Buy
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2017, 05:46:58 PM »
2017 Group Buy Details:
This group buy will end on Tuesday February 28, 2017 and ALL orders must be in by then.

To be placed on this group buy we require a $100cad non-refundable deposit immediately, and will send updates if we get 6+ and 11+ Deposits that will change the end cost. On February 28th, we will require payment in full for the remaining order with all options. If you are unable to pay the remaining balance you will forfeit your deposit, but it will remain available as a store credit at VEX Performance.

Pricing Including Shipping, Duty and brokerage:
Typical Aquamist Pricing from USA is about $715US - $852US (about $966-1151cad) But we buy directly from Aquamist in the UK and therefor pay in Pound Sterling, which is an advantage for us Canadians!

Aquamist HFS3 (Blue or Red Gauge) For Port Injected Engines
Standard pricing of £495.90 (about $848cad +GST)
Add a 5L Baffled, drilled and bracketed reservoir + £53.55 (about $92cad +GST)
Add a 10L Baffled, drilled and bracketed reservoir + £80.97 (about $139cad +GST)

Aquamist HFS4 (Blue or Red Gauge) For Direct Injected Engines
Standard pricing of £606.38 (about $1037cad +GST)
Add a 5L Baffled, drilled and bracketed reservoir + £53.55 (about $92cad +GST)
Add a 10L Baffled, drilled and bracketed reservoir + £80.97 (about $139cad +GST)

Optional Howerton Engineering Twin-Tank Setup. 

This tank is a work of art and actually provides a very good option for locating and mounting the pump internally.  It typically reduces installation time by around 1 hour, and although expensive is highly recommended.  This would be paired with the HFS3 or HFS4 base kit only, no other tank is needed.

**** Update May 24, 2017 - Howerton isn't making any single or twin-tanks currently and may not continue to make them.


Typical Common Setups:

2002-2014 Subaru WRX or 2004-2018 STi (Sedan)
Aquamist HFS3
5 or 10L Baffled Tank
SMY Cluster Surround (for gauge mounting)
Pro-Tuned Via COBB Accessport

2002-2014 Subaru WRX and 2008+ STi and 2004-2011 Forester (Hatch / Wagons)
Aquamist HFS3
Howerton Twin-tank (because of the hatch this is more robust and easier to install)
SMY or Ortiz Cluster Surround
Pro-Tuned Via COBB Accessport

2015+ WRX Sedan (FA20T Engine)
Aquamist HFS4
5 or 10L Baffled Tank
SMY Cluster Surround
Pro-tuned via COBB Accessport

2007+ Mazdaspeed 3 or 6
Aquamist HFS4
Howerton Twin-tank (because of the hatch this is more robust and easier to install)
Custom Dash Mounted Gauge pod
Pro-Tuned via COBB Accessport

BMW 135i, 335i or 535i or similar variants (N54 or N55 Engine)
Aquamist HFS4
5 or 10L baffled tank for Sedans, Howerton tank for Hatch or Wagons
Custom mounted Gauge Pod
Pro-Tuned Via COBB Accessport (some vehicles not supported, please contact us)

We have successfully installed these systems into many other vehicles including but not limited to Nissan: Silvia, skyline, GTR, 350z and 370z, Mazda RX7, Toyota: Supra, MR2 and Celica GT-four, BMW: M3, M5 with stand-alone computer. Almost every year/make/model of Subaru, and Mitsubishi Evolutions to name a few.

Any vehicle that is supercharged or turbocharged that can be properly tuned or re-tuned can take advantage of water methanol injection.
-Ryan
ryan@VEXperformance.com
403.243.1111
-Authorized COBB ProTuner and dealer
-Authorized KW Sales and Installation

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Re: VEX Performance February 2017 Aquamist Group Buy
« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2017, 05:57:49 PM »
As of Feb 21 we have 5 confirmed deposits, 1 more and everyone's price drops!
-Ryan
ryan@VEXperformance.com
403.243.1111
-Authorized COBB ProTuner and dealer
-Authorized KW Sales and Installation