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    been looking at ways of boosting power !
    One way i have seen is fitting a mini cooper s supercharger,i have searched the forum but no straight answers and old posts,has anyone done this ?
    i heard it can be a cheaper way of doing this upgrade as mini cahrgers are going cheap on ebay,from what i've read i will need a new manifold but what else would i need to do this (other than the charger its self)
     
     

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    I'm guessing it would need a custom inlet manifold, mounting system, belt etc, but have you thought about changing the engine rather than going through the hassle of all that? It would be cheaper to install, and more likely much cheaper to insure...

    Is it really worth supercharging your engine, when the 2.5 would probably be on par if not still quicker with much less hassle?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThE.gRiZzLe View Post
    I'm guessing it would need a custom inlet manifold, mounting system, belt etc, but have you thought about changing the engine rather than going through the hassle of all that? It would be cheaper to install, and more likely much cheaper to insure...

    Is it really worth supercharging your engine, when the 2.5 would probably be on par if not still quicker with much less hassle?

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    i know where you're coming from but i like the M44 engine and from what i've read its easier than a whole engine change.
    i dont think you can use the 318is diff/ecu/propshaft if you put the 2.5/2.8 lump in them,but a small eaton charger off the mini only produces 30bhp with a remap and throttle bodies you can reach about 180bhp +
     
     

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    mine took me a while to find but why not go for the downing atlanta supercharger its built for our engine! and mine with a uprated pulley and remaped should make 220-230 bhp
    pics and a vid clip in my project thread if your interested?

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    If you've money to burn then go for it, if not you'd be able to pick up a complete 325i for less than £500 quid giving you everything you need for the engine swap. 190bhp standard for less than £500 and a weekends work. Then ITB's and Supercharger lol
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by m44lee View Post
    mine took me a while to find but why not go for the downing atlanta supercharger its built for our engine! and mine with a uprated pulley and remaped should make 220-230 bhp
    pics and a vid clip in my project thread if your interested?
    money is the main reason,DASC are quite expensive and mini ones are quite cheap,if i had the funds i would go for the DASC but thats a good few grand fitted.
    the mini sc you could do for less than a grand from what i've seen.
    where did you get your manifold from lee ?
     
     

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    the manifold is all part of the dasc itself mate!
    i fitted it all myself took about 10 hours but thats with a load of breaks and a few snags etc but i recon now i know what im doing i could of done it in half the time!
    however i dont think i'd attempt trying to fab up my own manifold!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kosmo316i View Post
    If you've money to burn then go for it, if not you'd be able to pick up a complete 325i for less than £500 quid giving you everything you need for the engine swap. 190bhp standard for less than £500 and a weekends work. Then ITB's and Supercharger lol
    dont really fancy doing an engine swap,plus i like the M44 lump they are more fun to drive than the 6 cyl and i have had both
     
     

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    I can level with that as I've toyed with the idea too. Your money, your car go with what you really want
     
     

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    No offence to any one, but people who say 'put a bigger engine in' aren't really getting into the spirit of a forced induction section


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    the mini sc you could do for less than a grand from what i've seen.
    £1k should be do-able if you're skilled and are able to do most of or all the work your self otherwis expect to pay a bit more than that. A lot of the cost will be in the fabrication making the manifold and also a throttle body adaptor.

    What people also do when they price these things up is forget that things like the brakes need upgrading as you're making the car 50% more powerful and to be frank, you (as in any one) are a fool if you do not factor this in.

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