BMW M3 Forum (E90 E92)

BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Go Back   M3Post - BMW M3 Forum > M3 (E90 / E92 / E93) > General M3 Forum (E90 + E92 + E93)
 
GetBMWParts
Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      11-07-2011, 10:04 PM   #23
arter
collecting toys
arter's Avatar
8
Rep
780
Posts

 
Drives: M3 MCB
Join Date: May 2008
Location: rochester, ny

iTrader: (0)

supercharge your M3 and then run an alternator line from your car to your house ( well you can but you will only get about 150W..)

they cost about $80
__________________
2011 e92 M3 Monte Carlo Blue ESS 535
2015 cayman GTS
2006 SLK 55 AMG
Appreciate 0
      11-07-2011, 10:07 PM   #24
disapr
drop a gear and...
United_States
26
Rep
961
Posts

 
Drives: 2010 M3
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Houston, TX

iTrader: (4)

Garage List
2004 BMW M3  [0.00]
Quote:
Originally Posted by rye m3 View Post
buy an '08 or '09 and supercharged it.
Some MY2008 cars require a rod bearing update to safely run some supercharger kits.
__________________
Appreciate 0
      11-07-2011, 10:34 PM   #25
CBS
Major
CBS's Avatar
United_States
14
Rep
1,152
Posts

 
Drives: F10 535, E90 M3, E30 M3
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Wilkes-Barre, PA

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2014 535xi M Sport  [0.00]
2014 X3 3.5 M Sport  [0.00]
2011 M3 E90  [4.89]
2008 X5  [0.00]
1990 BMW M3  [5.00]
OP: ESS VT-1 and Portable Generator and call it a (Good) Day!
__________________

ESS VT-1 550 | M24 Oil Cooler | Fall Line Half Cage | RaceTech 4009W | 6 pt Harness | Lifeline Zero 360 Fire Suppression | Rear Seat Delete | Motion Control DA Dampers w/remote reservoirs | 900/650 Hyperco Springs | RD Sport Sway Bars | Brembo 380 BBK | GC Camber Plates | Hoosier R6 | Eisenmann Sport | Stack Gauges | Painted Challenge Front Lip | Painted ZCP Rear Spoiler | Xpel Ultimate Film | LuxAngelEyes
Appreciate 0
      11-08-2011, 11:02 AM   #26
feaganszhp
Second Lieutenant
2
Rep
228
Posts

 
Drives: 2004 BMW 330ci ZHP
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Gainesville, VA

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by JohnnyRoaster View Post
What sort of house generator are you looking at? I assume when you say about the same you are talking about $15k. I doubt you would ever get any of that back if you sold your house. Maybe 30% if you are lucky.

I just got a 5500 watt Generac delivered to me today. I got it online for $700 and it will cost me $300 to wire it into the panel. We lost power for 5 days after Irene and 4 days after this October blizzard. Now that we have a generator we probably won't have a power outage for the next ten years

I would get a portable generator and supercharger.
__________________
2004 BSM 330ci ZHP
Appreciate 0
      11-08-2011, 11:05 AM   #27
Brosef
Colonel
Brosef's Avatar
United_States
31
Rep
2,268
Posts

 
Drives: 2011 M
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Chicago

iTrader: (3)

supercharge the car. generators are getting cheaper every year, and you would use it so infrequently it's almost laughable. trust me, it won't affect your resale value either.
Appreciate 0
      11-08-2011, 12:49 PM   #28
Mr.MichaelM3
First Lieutenant
Mr.MichaelM3's Avatar
United_States
8
Rep
337
Posts

 
Drives: 2015 AW F80 M3
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Dirty Jersey

iTrader: (0)

Supercharge the M
Appreciate 0
      11-08-2011, 02:35 PM   #29
1sikbmr
Brigadier General
1sikbmr's Avatar
46
Rep
3,283
Posts

 
Drives: E90 M3 6MT
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: New York

iTrader: (14)

Supercharge the M so in the event of an emergency you can get out even faster!
__________________

E90 ///M3 6MT Atlantis Blue - Fox red #TEAMMODE
ESS VT1-550|Volk TE37|Recaro|STOPTECH|Ohlins R/T|Mode Carbon GT4 Lip|Umnitza V4 |Agency Power/Sosi/ACM Test Pipes|BMW PSW V1|
Appreciate 0
      11-08-2011, 02:36 PM   #30
Rex Heat
New Member
United_States
4
Rep
27
Posts

 
Drives: 2011.8 E92 M3 ZCP
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Philadelphia

iTrader: (0)

We were also caught without power for several hours but being avid campers we don't have to have much power.
You could consider a generator like one of these http://www.hondapowerequipment.com/p...&category=play We have the 2,000 watt version and it works great in an emergency. I am looking to mod out my electric panel to allow me to connect this unit, in my soon to be built garage, to power whatever we choose. This obviously has to be done with some reasonable consideration but will not come close to the cost of a supercharger. Also if you go this route you have to throw the main breaker or you will attempt to power the neighborhood or shock a linesman.
Appreciate 0
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:15 PM.




m3post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST