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      03-23-2015, 12:20 PM   #1
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Intake and supercharger?

Do i have to choose between the aftermarket intake kit or the supercharger kit? Or is it possible to fit both?

I would like the Gruppe M intake AND the ESS supercharger kit on my E92 M3.

Can this be done?
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      03-23-2015, 12:36 PM   #2
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      03-23-2015, 12:38 PM   #3
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Do i have to choose between the aftermarket intake kit or the supercharger kit? Or is it possible to fit both?

I would like the Gruppe M intake AND the ESS supercharger kit on my E92 M3.

Can this be done?
Nope, pick one or the other.
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      03-23-2015, 12:41 PM   #4
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The air intake on ESS is totally moved, its moved down to infront of your drivers front tire right behind the wheel well. About 6 inches off the ground, no room in engine bay for the bulky oem setup, plus im sure you get more air with these intakes.
Here is a pic of it i took while changing my SC oil:
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Thanks for the Answers.

Any other supercharger kits that allow for an intake kit?
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      03-23-2015, 12:48 PM   #6
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Thanks for the Answers.

Any other supercharger kits that allow for an intake kit?
The only one I know of that lets you use the original intake box is the Harrop kit. (you can change the filter)
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      03-23-2015, 01:10 PM   #7
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Any good or am i better of with ESS or VF?
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Any good or am i better of with ESS or VF?
ESS.

The VF hardware is good but with the VF kits you pretty much have to run an aftermarket / non-VF tune.
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      03-23-2015, 01:31 PM   #9
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[quote=Briandk;17614503]Any good or am i better of with ESS or VF?[/QUO

I would choose ESS due to best bang for your buck. If you have plenty of cash to burn the Harrop kit is beautiful. (Ess = more top end power, Harrop = more low end and mid range power)
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      03-23-2015, 01:35 PM   #11
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The Harrop supercharger is the only one which uses the factory airbox in conjunction with the supercharger system. This gives you all of the benefits of BMWs induction design through the front bumper and hood inlets. You can also change the filter to one of your choosing.
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Beeing able to fit both Gruppe M intake and supercharger is tempting.

What is the retail price for the Harrop kit?
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Beeing able to fit both Gruppe M intake and supercharger is tempting.

What is the retail price for the Harrop kit?
May I ask why you are stuck on keeping the stock/oem intake system?
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I adore the noise a Gruppe M kit and an Akropovic system makes :-)
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Putting sc in between will make a difference how that sounds?
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I adore the noise a Gruppe M kit and an Akropovic system makes :-)
have you ever heard a supercharged m at 8,400 rpm?
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Beeing able to fit both Gruppe M intake and supercharger is tempting.

What is the retail price for the Harrop kit?
I believe I was the first person on the forum to buy and review the Gruppe-M intake. It was really good looking and sounded nice, but the quality was very poor. When I bought and reviewed it, it was not an actual air box, but a cover that tightened to the chassis with a rubber seal that pressed against the chassis. It had air leaks because it was not an actual air box. The gains were due to the better air filter, not the Gruppe-M design.

Has any of this changed since 2008?
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I dont know. But i am surprised to learn that Gruppe M is such poor quality.
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After you get supercharged you won't give a damn about your old intake.
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After you get supercharged you won't give a damn about your old intake.
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And if you get the Harrop system you wont hear jack over that whine and you'll barely hear yourself screaming like a little kid at a candy store.
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So, why would you intentionally want higher IAT's? I think you should do some more research man, this is kind of a dumb question if you even take a close look at SC installs and see what takes up the space of the OE air box.
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