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    Hey Guys,

    Im new here and Id like to get some advice on turbo'ing my M3

    Im not interested in doing the HPF twin turbo kit.

    In SA, there is a company that bottom mounts the turbo but removes the aircon, now I also dont want to do this.

    Is it possible to bottom mount a GT35R?

    My other idea was to top mount a turbo. - relocate coolant expansion bottle, remove secondary air intake thingy, relocate water bottle hose, relocate aircon lines, then top mount the turbo. I will have the exhaust manifold custom made.

    With the top mount, Im worried about heat and space. Ill wrap the downpipe and exhaust manifold and use a turbo blanket but will there still be too much heat? and main question, will the turbo fit there?

    Any advice is much appreciated!
     
     

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    Thread moved to specific forum, good luck in finding a solution
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgy View Post
    Hey Guys,

    Im new here and Id like to get some advice on turbo'ing my M3

    Im not interested in doing the HPF twin turbo kit.

    In SA, there is a company that bottom mounts the turbo but removes the aircon, now I also dont want to do this.

    Is it possible to bottom mount a GT35R?

    My other idea was to top mount a turbo. - relocate coolant expansion bottle, remove secondary air intake thingy, relocate water bottle hose, relocate aircon lines, then top mount the turbo. I will have the exhaust manifold custom made.

    With the top mount, Im worried about heat and space. Ill wrap the downpipe and exhaust manifold and use a turbo blanket but will there still be too much heat? and main question, will the turbo fit there?

    Any advice is much appreciated!
    Seems like quite a difficult project because a lot of the Kits are for LHD although there are probably kits out there!

    BMW M3 / E46 Turbokit-BMWTKE46M3GT1

    Would it not be a Hell of a lot easier to fit a supercharger like the ones from G-Power?

    http://www.g-power.de/index.php?id=925&L=1&carid=8000

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    Thanks for the input. I dont want to go the sc route. Willing to put in the effort for a turbo conversion
     
     

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    Does the RHD exhaust manifold not cause problems with the conversion?

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    The steering rack is in the way - apparently
     
     

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    Anyone?
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgy View Post
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    Hi Burgy,

    I think that you are on a hiding to nothing trying to get advice?

    First e46 M3 Owners who have moded RHD cars to that extent are not prolific and those that have probably cannot afford the monthly internet subscription anymore?

    A lot of advice would be based on LHD cars as they have been sucssefully modded and as such they have different components to worry about ie. steering racks, exhaust manifolds, engine bay component locations of wiring etc.

    Whereas a Supercharger has different requirements and is easily achievable!

    Good Luck, maybe someone has done it and will shed some light on the possibilities that exist for you (would be a good project thread)

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    There are a few rhd turbos around. Here is one example E36 M3 Turbo - bimmersport.co.nz
     
     

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    Speak to sav at savspeed.sa

    They have made a good few rhd turbo kits for m3's including supercharger with turbo fitted to a e46 m3 years ago

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