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    ^^^^ agree with gstuning here. The appears to be a general lack of understanding when using forced induction. Most people assume rather than go deeper and invetigate and understand what is actually going on.

    There does however seem to be a flood of s/c kits available on the market these days.

    Perceptions are sometimes preconceived or ill-informed.
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    I dont disagree with either of you and your right in what you say about mis-understanding, but the fact of the matter is no one has a link to a turbo kit that is known to be a reliable one with a good amount of power (same or better than a bolt on s/c kit)... I am not digging at anyone. But I mean for the application of an M54 engine we haven't seen a bolt on kit.

    And even the ones that are bolt on and the internals dont have to be reworked there is still usually a lot of custom fabrication work (i.e. Inlet manifold etc.) to get a good set up, which can be costly... Would you not agree? If not please can someone post up a link to a bolt on kit which is reasonably priced (less than 8k) and will give a similar if not better power output than a S/c kit... This is not testing your knowledge by the way, I know you probably know alot more about turbos than I do, i'm not massively specced up about turbos though I have had to rebuild my friends engine a long time ago due to an improper set up...

    So if there was a bolt on kit on the market which is known to be reliable and worth the money spent, then I would be interested as I will be buying some form of forced induction for my car once I finish Uni... I would prefer bolt-on but depending on how much I have to play with once I've left I may go all out and properly set up the engine with the internals built for boost. Unsure yet though...

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    as mentioned by GStuning
    THere are no bolt on kits that I am aware of.

    The problem with using US sourced kits has traditionally been that the steering rack for a RHD car means the turbo exhaust manifold (for a LHD car) will not fit.
    This means that your SOL with using a lot of the kit

    ALso, there are sometimes engine differences. Like the US E36 M3 had a 328i engine effectively.

    Whereas the Euro versions had the rock 'ard S50 B30 and S50 B32 motors. Both of which are fabulous lumps
     
     

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    This means that your SOL with using a lot of the kit
    Exactly my point!

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    Just buy an m3 surely?? lol
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by coupe crusader View Post
    Just buy an m3 surely?? lol
    And then S/C or turbo it.... Or splash out and do both

    With a decent forced induction 330 you'd be looking at a quicker car than an m3 potentially & its more of a challenge

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    Problem solved, Im not a massive fan of scoobys but i'll make an exception for this.

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Subaru-impreza...item3a5eb16891
     
     

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