It all depends on the budget, and what level you want to go to. What sort of power levels do you want to attain?
Very high levels means a full rebuild on the motor and lowering the compression ratio to match the extra psi of boost, plus extra fueling, extra exhaust.... You will also need to make sure the suspension and brakes will safely stop you too.
Most motors will take 2psi boost without an issue.
I'm not sure about the ecu on this model, but generally you have to incorporate a MAP instead of MAF and get the ecu to understand whats going on. This is normally done via a piggy back system. The computer is used to dealing with a flow of air, not an amount of positive air pressure to regulate the timing/fueling map.
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My opinions come from a experience I knew a kid with one. He ended up pushing the limits too far and blew three out of 4 rods through the bottom of his crankcase.
Yea.. i've seen plenty of blown, and blown (turbo/super) engines. Poor/no tuning or pushing the limits *too* far are what pops engines.. or engines that are simply old/worn out/use the wrong weight oil and have metal to metal contact.
BMW 4's can support 300whp reliably stock, same with m30 and m20 motors. bmw m50/52's can support 600whp reliably with a mls HG, m60/62 motors seem to top out at 450hp before reliability becomes an issue.
Those are the only engines I've much experience w/. The s62 and s54 seem to have respectable limits too tho I've never had friends with enough money to be able to play with those cars much.
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