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      02-16-2013, 05:41 AM   #1
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Drives: '10 BMW M3 E90 AW DCT
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Colorado Springs, CO

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To supercharge or not to supercharge in CO

Hey all, as the thread title states, I'm torn between putting a SC on my car. I have a 2010 E90 with about 37k miles. I only dog my car when I'm on the Nurburgring (I'm still in GE for a few more weeks, unfortunately my M is somewhere in the Atlantic Ocean heading for CO) running it stock.....I'm just curious if coming from Germany, which most times is only a couple hundred feet above sea Colorado Springs which is almost 7000' above sea level.

My question is: does anyone have a SC and find that their engine is working harder, or running hotter, because of the SC?

I've lived in CO since I was 7. I remember a time when my dad would take us to the top of Pikes Peak, but would leave the car running (it was an old, carburated car). I didn't understand why he'd leave it running, but as I got older I figured it out.....the altitude and thin air! So it makes me wonder if a SC would do more harm then good on my M.

Thanks for any input!

Not running an M at the moment........I stress "at the moment"