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#1 (permalink) Old 02-05-2009, 06:56 PM
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Supercharger

hey guys, I heard that the supercharger would be better for my car then a turbo. I would like to know if it would be a safe move cause my engine only have 37700 miles on it and I really wouldn't like to break it.
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you only have 38k on your 1995 325is? dang! a supercharger is easier and cheaper, but makes less horsepower than a turbo. Active Autowerke makes a good kit: activeautowerke.com

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Both options are safe if done properly. The supercharger will probably be cheaper. Although you drive a BMW and live in Haiti, so money might not be an issue. Depending on how great of gains you're wanting a turbo might be what you want. I would do lots of research on whatever setup you choose, active does sell good products. I'd also recommend you have it installed at a knowledgeable shop. There's a lot of work involved in doing it right and having people with experience is key.

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I say turbo it.



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turbo it.......

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Aight, thanks a lot guys.
I'll be in florida next week and will be looking for parts like M3 front bumper, springs, rims, etc... does anybody knows I could find some great deals?
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it depends on the driver i say. Yeah in the long run you can see more gains with a turbo setup. . . Having a constant boost through the entire rpm range is also a really great feeling. Ive seen track times for supercharged setups completely smoke turbo setups. running 12 psi 100% of the time vs. running 15 psi for 30 seconds - 40 seconds.

just my $.02. i have vehicles with both and love both, just for different reasons.
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Just to clarify, being s/c'ed does not mean you run the same amount of boost all the time. Boost is dependent on engine revs in s/c's too. I don't hit full boost until I hit redline with my centrifugal supercharger. Twin screw s/c's are a little different.



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Check out KO Performance on line and look at prices and options. Then get a recommended shop. They are Florida based (Miami).

Remember, if your go with forced induction, you will nbeed to spend $$ on big brakes, suspension, gauges and other new parts for your car. Do not forget these additional costs. That said, both options are a lot of fun! Try and find a way to test both!


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Do NOT go to KO. They took ALOT of ppls money on bimmerfourms. Last I heard they went out of business...

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Really??! Very interesting. I will look into this with interest. If nothing else they were always responsive and stood by their word.

It has been awhile though, maybe they changed owners or something. I guess I agree - wait as I donlt want you running into trouble on my account. Thanks for the heads up Monty...


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my first post wasnt meant to be literal.

As a daily driver the majority of the time spent driving is in a range better suited for a super charger. (for the non-aggresive driver)

dont get me wrong. A turbo will be better in the long run, i was just giving a different point of veiw than the masses that just want to go fast or go track there car. im still a huge fan of the foreplay associated with lag, but sometimes i just want to be in "it" with no foreplay.
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Thanks a lot guys
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