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Old 02-09-2006, 03:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Supercharging 318is,but not the usual way

Hello, has any one ever supercharged there 318 with a centrifugal supercharger, not like the one the DASC uses(corkscrew), im thinking this way would be nice because it would be intercooled, any ideas on how i should approach this, im gonna build a spare 318 engine up in my garage(so i can still drive my car), gonna have it on a stand so i can mess around with placement of the s/c, well any advice would be nice, im thinking placing the supercharger in the A/C pump area, less belt travel, plus convenience of plumbing for intercooler,

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Hello, has any one ever supercharged there 318 with a centrifugal supercharger, not like the one the DASC uses(corkscrew), im thinking this way would be nice because it would be intercooled, any ideas on how i should approach this, im gonna build a spare 318 engine up in my garage(so i can still drive my car), gonna have it on a stand so i can mess around with placement of the s/c, well any advice would be nice, im thinking placing the supercharger in the A/C pump area, less belt travel, plus convenience of plumbing for intercooler,

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my buddy just DASC's his 318, hes on bimmerforums.com under TC535i if u wana ask him anything...
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Old 02-09-2006, 07:28 PM   #3 (permalink)
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hey i think you are a myspace friend, ha well thanks, i think i would get better gains with the centrifugal s/c due to the front mount intercooler, so much potential power is lost through the heat, cant wait, im gonna get my spare engine soon, sourced one with 78,000 miles!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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im also gonna due a whole right up on the progress of it as it goes on
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if ur gettin another eninge y not upgrade to m50/s50/m52/s52?
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thats more weight, wont handle as well, if you look at the m42 you will see how far back it is pushed, 50/50 balance
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that doesnt make sense, u saying all e36's are not 50/50 except the m42?
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I don't know about the rest, but the 325I has 50/50 distribution.
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They are all vitually 50/50. BMW moved things around a bit to ensure this.
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no i am not saying that, but it would be the case if i swapped the engine in there with out using m3 or 325 everything else
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but why wouldnt u go m3 everything else? its just plain better
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