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    Ive been looking at stacking some money into my 318IS, mainly because i have a handsome ammount of points on my license and getting an M3 will be allot more insurance wise

    Looking at a company (based in america) doing their own Eaton supercharger kits (they also do the moslman kits too) but the eaton supercharger kit is $3200, roughly works out at just under £2k in GBP suposedly safe to run at 200bhp with.

    They do an additional kit which also helps you gain over 300bhp-ATW, for an extra $1500.

    Has anyone had experience with these eaton supercharger kits, because im seriously looking at buying one in the summer, also, there dosent seem to be any uprated piston's or conrods available for this engine, it should be strong enough to take that power right? suposedly the m44 blocks are bulletproof?
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    If you supercharge your 318 you have to declare it which will more than likely increase your insurance to a lot more than insuring an M3...something to think about.....Not to put you off though.A supercharged 318 is something to be admired-A light car with awesome performance
     
     

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    there was a member on here with a Z3 1.9 running a dowling atlanta super charger iirc he got around 230 bhp out of it whilst running the standard bottom end (i may be mistaken)
    and to follow up what stk said, the insurance will bum re you horrifically
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    Well, its cheaper on the insurance than an M3 roughly, because my bmw is mechanicaly sound, but the only other option is whacking an M3 engine in, BUT...

    Always a but.

    Im unsure how much work that involves.
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    If you whack an M3 enigne into it then it will definately put your insurance way above a standard M3....I wanted to do this myself....the other thing was finding an insurance company that would insure a car with an M3 engine conversion.....
     
     

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    How much is involved in doing it though?

    meaning, engine mounts - are the different

    looms? and running the 318is diff (from what i can gather ive got one with an LSD i beleive)
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    Take a looky here Thats how to fit a supercharger to the M44 engine
    And as stated in that thread, you also have to consider changing; The brakes, Suspension, clutch, and sort out problems with excess heat that the rad and exhaust struggle to handle Its not just a case of bolting a supercharger on and going for a blast. All these mods along with the S/C will push your insurance waaay higher than that of an M3!
     
     

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    In the end, you'll build a less powerfull car than an m3 for probably not a huge amount difference in insurance. The SC 318 will do less to the gallon, be slower, and not sound as good.

    If i were you i wouldnt bother unless you just want to be unique.
     
     

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    The other concern i would have, if it were mine, Would be not knowing how much the standard block/setup could take. The last thing you want, after spending upwards of £4K getting everything sorted is for the engine to spin a shell, the crankshaft to snap, or for some other equaly important component to part ways with its neighbours!

    Its a nice dream to have, but its just riddled with flaws and problems, aswell as being a money pit. The only way its viable is if you want to be different, and have plenty of money to throw at it... But if the latter were the case, you'd just buy an M3
     
     

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