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    good luck on the search mate!
    as prince said they dont make them anymore and to get mine i joined just about every bmw related forum and put up wanted ads
    i was also a bit of a vulture and pm'd everyone that had one asking if they were likely to be selling theirs in the near future etc
    (i already get quite a few of these pm's)

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    I'll have to do the same I reckon (no, I won't be PM'ing you!!)
    I will also contact some of the Motorsport shops here in Oz - see what they say
     
     

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    Quick bit of information for those that may not already know:

    Downing Atlanta were making Supercharger kits for the 318i / iS / ti E36 but sadly they stopped making them and this fine kit was locatable only by searching far and wide for second hand units.

    It appears as though there is a light on the horizon for those of us wishing to monster up the venerable 318.

    KO Performance are advertising supercharger kits for the 318 - for those interested, take a look here : BMW Z3, 318, E36/E37 1.8L, 1.9L, KO Performance BMW Supercharger Kit - 200+ whp!

    If this is old news or has already been covered here - I apologise.... just damn happy I have found a supplier
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaleKP View Post
    Quick bit of information for those that may not already know:

    Downing Atlanta were making Supercharger kits for the 318i / iS / ti E36 but sadly they stopped making them and this fine kit was locatable only by searching far and wide for second hand units.

    It appears as though there is a light on the horizon for those of us wishing to monster up the venerable 318.

    KO Performance are advertising supercharger kits for the 318 - for those interested, take a look here : BMW Z3, 318, E36/E37 1.8L, 1.9L, KO Performance BMW Supercharger Kit - 200+ whp!

    If this is old news or has already been covered here - I apologise.... just damn happy I have found a supplier

    i remember looking into the ko performance kit and after doing a good bit of reading about i found a good few threads on u.s forums slating there worksmanship and customer service!
    this was years ago so hopefully they have booked up there ideas!
    has anybody gone for this kit as i'd like to see the installed pics!

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    obviously this threads is years old but just so your all aware heres the threads i'm talking about!

    Latest on KO Supercharger - 318ti.org forum

    most of the pics dont work in there anymore but i remember some of them and the craftsmanship was terrible

    for anyone that dont wanna read 20 pages

    this is throttle body that someone received from them!








    but like i said this stuff was years ago and obviously the company are still going so hopefully things have changed i just wanted for people to be aware is all!

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    Mmmmmmmmm that ties in with what I have discovered. Appears their site was last updated 2006. I sent emails to their customer service and sales email addresses..... nil response. I phoned them and got through to their "receptionist" who in fact turned out to be an answering service for them who could not (or would not) confirm they were still trading. She declined to take a message as they wouldn't return international calls. Also checked out the Active Autowerke site - they ARE still trading, looks MUCH more professional.... MUCH more expensive but don't do Superchargers for anything under 325.

    Looks like I am back to hoping to pick up a second hand one
     
     

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    When i bought my DA a few years back, i tried calling KO, never got an answer. I spent time and effort with DA to make sure what they were sending was correct and going to be 'tunable'
    DA were extremely helpful on the phone. I did not realise that they had stoped production again. I only bought mine 2 years ago. The main issues they had was sourcing the Eaton MP62 chargers. You may still be able to buy the rest of the kit (as it is their castings and do-dahs), the bought in all the S/C's. Might be worth calling them direct. and then maybe a call to Eaton to source the S/C ??

    just an idea.

    I wouldnt ever entertain KO
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    THAT is an excellent recommendation - thank you. I will certainly give them a call. What the blower itself is an Eaton MP62? Right, thank you, I shall see what the manufacturers can tell me.

    Cheers for the advice, much appreciated
     
     

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    Just make sure when you call them you remember the time difference. The MP62 charger is the same as M62 but has a longer nose on it FYI.
    Z3
     
     

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    Thanks for that - I have sent them an email (beings any call from Australia tends to get expensive !!) I will see if they respond to that first and then take it from there.

    The point about KO Performance is well taken. They seem like a real fly-by-night outfit.
     
     

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