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3-Series (E21, E30) Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1975-1983 and 1984-1991 line. Specific models: BMW 315, BMW 316, BMW 318, BMW 318i, BMW 320/4, BMW 320i, BMW 320/6, BMW 323i, BMW 320i. E30 Family models include: BMW 325e, BMW 325i, BMW 325is, BMW 325ix.

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Old 10-09-2008, 07:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
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2.5 supercharger

Does anyone know where I can find a supercharger for under $600 and can I use it with the stock internals, head, exhaust and fuel system? I have never done anything like this. I've looked on ebay and the only have turbo set-ups, thats not what I want to do. How long do you think it will take, a day a couple days, weeks?
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$600?? that is quite low dude....
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No chance. They don't come that cheap. You've got to pay to play.
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I'd say it's about $1500 for a supercharger
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Old 10-10-2008, 09:36 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Did you mean $6000?
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^ Drz I think he forgot a zero at the end
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I'd say you could get the charger for 1500, but the tubing f.e. has to be custom made. That'd probably be at least another 4k
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yeah a DIY SC can be had for about $1500 if you have damn good fabrication skills
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Old 10-12-2008, 12:45 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I couldn't buy a used one for that low like on ebay or something the fabrication wouldn't be a problem I pretty much work in a metal shop we have a cnc and stuff

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this was the one I was looking at
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If you can get your hands on a cheap centrifugal supercharger, you might have some luck, but I doubt you'll be able to manage an Eaton.
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Then you have to add the price for an EMS, sensors, software, dyno time, and it just keeps going and going. Do your research first and then start planning what you want to get out of your car. Sometimes stock internals do not take to boost too kindly (either turbo or S/C).
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so what would be the best bang for the buck with this money besides the chip I was thinking headers and cat back I was told from an unreliable source that the cats shouldn't be messed with on these cars
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so what would be the best bang for the buck with this money besides the chip I was thinking headers and cat back I was told from an unreliable source that the cats shouldn't be messed with on these cars
Well, what's your budget? Six hundred dollars?
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Eatons work, and work well...i have seen a few eaton charged beaters over on E30tech....just do it right and clean...what are you going to do for fuel management?
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