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#1 (permalink) Old 05-10-2004, 11:11 AM
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Has anybody experience with this supercharger? I think it is too expensive for what you get!

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I don't know the conversion to US $, but I always thought good superchargers were around 4-5 thousand. How much is that compressor in US $?

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1,000.00 Euros are 1,184.67 USD (http://www.xe.com/ucc/)

5k Euro is almost 6k USD!

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Jesus, so in your case those chargers are over 10,000 US? Pricey.

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Yes, it is very pricey, but is there a reason to? Are they reliable? I mean, for this price you expect some good working compressor / supercharger.

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If they truly deliver 100+ horsepower, I would say they are pretty good. I'm sure that you could find some that are cheaper that give comparable performance.

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I have a downing atlanta supercharger in my 318ti and it runs FANTASTIC! The supercharger is WELL worth it, what a boost!

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Micro23, can you post a pic or a video?

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I have never heard of that company you posted dutch, because its a european company. people in the N.A.(North America) are used to companys lik AA Tuning(T/C and S/C), RMS(S/C), Alanta Downing(S/C), Dinan(Bmw aftermarket parts)(S/C)

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T/C and S/C are very realiable. but the there are disadvantages to both. S/C system are belt driven, the belts tend to slip(sometimes) and break. T/C they are exhuast gas driven and have lag. and when the car is cold and the turbo is cold. its best to not use turbo power, just the vacumm. and before you park your car, you should drive just using vacumm to allow the turbo to cool slower to prevent the turbo from premature wear.

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