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      05-28-2008, 12:00 AM   #1
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Exclamation Turbo or supercharger?????

Guys help me out should i turbo the m3 or supercharge it? have potential for both please hit me back with 411
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      05-28-2008, 12:21 AM   #2
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      05-28-2008, 12:30 AM   #3
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I'd say SC as it is more in line with the nature of the M engine. It would feel like a 6.3 liter engine. G-power have released theirs this month.
www.g-power.de
Depending on your money you can go from 525 tot 635 bhp.
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I'd say SC as it is more in line with the nature of the M engine. It would feel like a 6.3 liter engine. G-power have released theirs this month.
www.g-power.de
Depending on your money you can go from 525 tot 635 bhp.
too bad they only warranty their kit for europe only...
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      05-28-2008, 05:08 AM   #5
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You sure? I assume Euopean warranty applies to European customers. Their dealer in the US should provide US warranty?
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Only having experience of turbo power so I would say turbo, but supercharger technology has made huge improvements in recent years. I see Audi are also going down this route with their new S4 and this is after years of making turbo engines.

There must be a reason for that don't you think.
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      05-28-2008, 10:31 AM   #7
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There must be a reason for that don't you think.
I think less heat makes them last a bit longer, and the amount of parasitic drag on the engine (from spinning the SC belt) has been reduced.
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      05-28-2008, 07:37 PM   #8
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turbo

already in process keep you guys posted
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      05-28-2008, 07:53 PM   #9
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Are you looking at any specific kits yet?

Either way I think the supercharger is the safer way to go

What are you expecting to get out of the kits? HP wise
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      05-29-2008, 12:40 AM   #10
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roughly 600 its a custom project.
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either way would ruin it...
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      05-29-2008, 01:10 AM   #12
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Lightbulb no it wouldnt

explain please
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a custom setup is uber ballsy.
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explain please
Its a car so well thought out that any intervention by a half-witted mechanic is going to ruin it, no doubt. Can you imagine the team of people that worked to create this vehicle and the time they spent pondering over the smallest details. The whole M philosophy is based around the concept of the naturally aspirated engine. I cant imagine anything worse than a tuning firm slapping a supercharger on the marvelous M V8 unit. A friend had his E46 supercharged a few years ago and it had all sorts of issues including some major gearbox headaches, on top of that it was running very similar times to the standard car.
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I think less heat makes them last a bit longer, and the amount of parasitic drag on the engine (from spinning the SC belt) has been reduced.
I think less weight at the nose may also be a reason for the switch, whether it will be a all out change of policy to supercharging I doubt and it might only be on selected models where the benefit is to be had.

I think both have benefits and negatives but I feel both are the most logical choice over N/A engines in this present environmental climate.
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Smile rear mount turbo

oh my mechanic is a master mechanic 8 yrs at bmw hahaha twins
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      05-30-2008, 03:03 AM   #17
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Smile rear mount turbo

oh my mechanic is a master mechanic 8 yrs at bmw hahaha
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      05-30-2008, 08:19 AM   #18
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That's good and all, but BMW just introduced a turbo engine, how much time has he spent with it? I'm sure there are thousands of mechanics who have been with BMW that long and could rebuild an S65 from parts in no time, but that doesn't mean they know about programming the ECU or custom building a turbo or supercharger kit. Good luck, I would love to see you succeed with this, but the fact of the matter is that you're probably going to blow your engine. There's a reason only big companies like G-Power, Horsepower Freaks, and Active take time to produce viable kits for the market. If you want to keep your engine, I would suggest getting in touch with Active, seeing as you're in Miami.
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      05-30-2008, 01:34 PM   #19
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Smile already did

talked to both looking at viable options I will love to rear mount th turbos and he is very familiar witht the turbo motor. running a single in his 335
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How bout both? Turbo and supercharge it.
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