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      08-16-2012, 05:04 PM   #13
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2013 BMW X5M  [4.33]
2011 E92 M3  [4.80]
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Originally Posted by pbonsalb View Post
Even if you do not want any more power, adding an intercooler will be good for the longevity of the motor if you want to track the car. Heat that is severe enough to drop power to stock levels is obviously not good. Contact ESS about an intercooler kit with your existing tune if you want. You may have to change to a slightly smaller pulley to overcome the restriction of the intercooler or it may be that the cooler and denser air leaves you with the same power. ESS would know. You would not be the first M3 owner to add an intercooler just to maintain consistent track performance -- this started years ago with the E36 M3 and continued with the E46 M3.
Well this is what I'm trying to figure out.

OEM M3 GTS Splitter/Wing/Harness Bar/Rear Seat Delete, Ohlin R&T, Brembo BBK, Akrapovic GT4, Alekshop Oil Cooler, ESS Tune/Pulley, Recaro SPG, 18" BBS FI, CAE Shifter, Vorschlag Camber Plates, Bimmerworld Toe-Links/End-Links/Motor Mounts, RD Sport Front Sway, Turner Solid Subframe/Diff Bushings, Awron Gauge.