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Old 10-21-2008, 01:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Are they a rip off or is it legit. If anyone has any imput help me out here. i'm planning on eventually getting a Downing Atlanta Supercharger but if this is legit its a quick fix for my horsepower needs until i can afford the DASC. Please help me out someone. if u know someone who has put this on their car and it works let me know.
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Old 10-21-2008, 01:53 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Alright mate hows it going?
I personally would go turbo.
Much more fun.
Cams, pulleys, superchip, blueprint bottom end, stainless manifold and system. Stage 1 turbo conversion, and a squirt of NOS.
Let us know what you decide, sorry can't say i know anybody that has done this with super charger. Either way it will be great!
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Old 10-21-2008, 02:36 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Electric superchargers are a scam. Real superchargers are belt driven, turbos are exhaust fan driven.
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Old 10-21-2008, 02:42 PM   #4 (permalink)
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have you ever tried one b4? do you know anyone who has? can you check these sights out and see if any of this sounds legit. i don't know much about cars. i'm just curious to know more.
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alright mate i've just read about the supposed device to improve your hp.
It might make a very small difference, prob 1hp if you have the same engine i do then it won't do much.
A stainless 4 into 2 manifold and stainless system, and an induction kit would do much more. acceleration wise anyway.
Turbo is quite pricey, and will need constant maintenance, as i would assume doe's a super charger.
It all depend's how fat your pocket's are mate.
As for E Ram kit, i would'nt bother.
This would be better:Pipercross induction kits and viper induction kits
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Old 10-21-2008, 03:28 PM   #6 (permalink)
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well i'm already putting a cold air intake on my car its a 1997 318i e36.
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That Ram thing sound's Crap mate,just wait and pay for something big to be done.
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most likely crap, but if you want to be the one trying it out for us go ahead. honestly i would wait to buy a real s/c. if you want a powerful car, then you bought the wrong one.
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i've clearly already found out that i have the slowest bimmer ever thats why i'm trying to make it better. with a supercharger cold air intake and chip i can get m3 stock speeds and still have 40 miles to the gallon under 60 mph. prob is the supercharger i was wanting just found out DASC doesn't make superchargers anymore. WTF! I was just looking for any little bit of horses i could get to add to it.
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You might be able to find a used s/c. Keep looking.If you dont have a LSD getting one might help your accel.
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I would try and avoid a used supercharger. There are MORE than enough problems possible with a new one! Plus you really need the tuning software for your ECU chip for it to run right. Since it sounds like $$ is an issue (or this would be done already or you'd have an ///M3, etc. I'd'focus on the SC as a goal since a turbo set up is much more $$ generally. An important thing to also be aware of is that your car was not built to be as fast as you want it and so if the SC is installed, you will then have to upgrade the brakes to a big brake kit (those measly stock brakes on your car couldn't stop air), possibly bigger new wheels to FIT the bi brake kit, new tires on the new wheels, a much better suspension to handle the new power, a new high performance clutch (possibly with a lightweight flywheel) and that's just for starters. I did not even mention exhaust or headers. Basically, for your car, unless you are absiolutely madly in love with it, I would try a power programmer/chip from Bavarion Autosport & a new free flow sport exhaust. This will improve things and not cost a zillion dollars to totally remake your car. Realize for teh $$ you could BUY a used ///M! I hope this helps. Good luck and enjoy whatever you choose!
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can't afford the gas mileage of an m3. if i put a supercharger on i can keep my gas mileage pretty high and i can get close to stock m3 power when i want it.
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I think your gas mileage will take a significant drop if you start talking f/i I'd recommend as roadster did. Just chip it and put a free flowing exhaust. The money that youll spend on a s.c or turbo is going to run you what it would cost to go out and get a 325 or and 328. my M got 21 mpg last time I filled up, I don't think that is terrible. Anyhow,I'd rec. buying a 325 doing the following mods and be happy at that try the best of both worlds. You cant go fast without paying a price.. gas is that price = ) goodluck with whatever you decide.
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First with as far as getting an "electric super-charger" I would stay as far away from it as I could. Getting a fan to push the amount of air you need to improve a cars performance is huge. It would require more power then a car could put out. I have messed with a few fans that could give the power needed but they are 3 Phase 120 VAC 400hz and pulled around 60amps at start up and weighed around 30 lbs.
As far as other forced induction, I believe turbo chargers are the way to go in most applications. Because they are drawing from unused power that is otherwise going to be lost. Where a supercharger actually removes the power from the engine itself.

Anyways just my 2 cents.
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can't afford the gas mileage of an m3. if i put a supercharger on i can keep my gas mileage pretty high and i can get close to stock m3 power when i want it....
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