Hello. New owner, new to forum. Greets.
I own a 97 840Ci with the 4.4L V8.
I am not looking to go crazy but would like to do my best to gain the same torque and bhp output as the CSi. 380bhp and I think 412ft lbs?
Anyhow the car as it stands has 286bhp and 310ft lbs. So an increase of 100 to each...
What is the best way to go about this? I was thinking modified aspiration and exhaust system (headers back.)
If anyone has experience with this particular car it would be greatly appreciated in sharing.
My real question was should I go turbo or supercharger? In manufacturing I typically see turbos used on smaller engines, like a 6 or 4. There has to be a reason for that.
Most V8s I see have a supercharger (especially Audi)
Does the stock vehicle host capacity for this level of modification?
I know partially this belongs in the modified aspiration thread but there's no root thread. Why would I ask turbo questions in the supercharger section and vice versa?
If they were contained in a root topic area such as "Modified Aspiration"and then within THERE you choose I could ask the question plainly and then dive into the needed type and ask about best practices etc...
Thank you in advance and please accept my apology if this is not the correct section. It was difficult to determine but I felt what I've asked is germane to this generic "mods" area.