5-Series (E12,E28, E34, E39, E60)Chat relating to the BMW 5-Series of all generations. Specific models include: BMW 518, BMW 520, BMW 520i, BMW 530i, BMW 528i, BMW 530i, BMW 518i, BMW 524d, BMW 525i, BMW 525e, BMW 528e, BMW 540i, BMW 535i, BMW 520d, BMW 525td, BMW 525d, BMW 530d, BMW 525i/xi, BMW 530i/xi. (BMW 5-Series Forum)
Their is no such thing as a "cheap" supercharger. The cost of any decent kit will be worth more then the entire car.
Please take this advice. Very few people can supercharge their car because of the immense costs involved. Even if i had the money for a kit, i would not supercharge an 89. The car, IMO, is too old for it to be worthwhile.
You state you have little money, which is understandable given the economy. Let me ask you this: How long do you plan on keeping the car? Why do you want to supercharge the car? Save your money. Your going to need it for when things break. BMWs are built very well and last a very long time providing the maintenace is done properly.
Theirs a very good group of guys here that are willing to help young and new people learn as much as they want to. Its quite satisfying fixing things yourselve and saving the money.
Well that's an excellent response. However they don't make kits for your car. Ts too old and not profitable for companies. Your only real option is to assemble the components of a supercharger and make a mounting bracket yourself
And - speaking from LOTS of expensive experience - Recall and see below - both my cars are supercharged and loaded - here are some more things to consider...it is a SLIPPERY SLOPE to add a SC to your car - with great power comes - the need for big brakes, the need for wheels that fit over the brakes, tires for the wheels, suspension upgrades, quicker wear and tear and tuning needs. If you want sound - spend a little money on a performance exhaust like Remus. That is MUCH cheaper and lower on maintenance. Good luck and enjoy the ride!
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