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    depends what you want realy, IMO supercharging is the better option
     
     

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    i'm looking at supercharging my 328i e36 as a bit of a project at the moment.
    as far as i can tell it will be relatively straight forward hardware wise. I was thinking an eaton m62 supercharger from a mercedes clk pushing boost through an intercooler with an 8psi blow off valve. it would be situated where my air con is now(will get rid of that).
    theres not alot of information around on the web about diy supercharger kits, i've gotta look into it more.
    The hardest part will be sorting the engine management out, i dont know if you could remap the car to deal with boost or if it would need a standalone system, which would add on at least a grand to the total cost.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Subarugby View Post
    Hi there ive got a 328 e46 on a 1999 t plate with the m52 engine. it is totally standard and done 90000 miles. im interested in either turbo or superchargeing it. and just wondering which would be best/easiest? also what would have to be done to the ECU ( ive herd you can just disconnect the air mass meter!?) would the standard injectors be ok? any help would be great thanks.
    Have a look at the already Twin Turbo charged 335i, they are going for about 9000 grand with high miles and they can go as quick as V8 M3 with a few mods, better than a whole kit that will be constantly causing you hassle..
    or buy an E46 M3, they are bout £7000 with high mileage, try it out as either option is cheaper and better than conversions.. trust me

    Hope this helps
     
     

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    There are alot of turbo kits from the US if you want a cheapish option. You may have to convert the exhaust manifold somewhat as they are LHD and dont have the steering column in the way.
    You should get away with running light boost , circa 7psi. but if you want more power (M3 V8) you would need significantly more boost and some work on the internals.
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    My good friend Will_UK_74 is just turbo'ing a 6 cylinder motor and has just got a turbo manifold. I am sure it could be easily copied (look in the turbo section)

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