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Norcal 650 10-09-2012 07:20 PM

Bang for buck
 
Alright where to start, I am looking into getting a e46 m3. And I was curious as to which route is more sufficient for power, turbo or supercharger. I want to run around 550 hp. Or is it possible to get close to that with the car being n/a? I have also heard of people doing the e85 map in the m3s, is that just a rumor or is it possible? I'm new to this tuning world so any help would be great thanks.

lcoleman 10-09-2012 07:41 PM

Buy an LS1 F-body. You'll thank me later.

Norcal 650 10-09-2012 08:30 PM

Lol I'm good.

JohnBlaze 10-09-2012 09:03 PM

get an e60 M5 if you want 500+ HP

choxor 10-09-2012 09:20 PM

Best bang for the buck = driving school.

Norcal 650 10-09-2012 10:08 PM

I don't feel like joining the yacht club

aahmed2016 10-09-2012 10:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by choxor (Post 14801277)
Best bang for the buck = driving school.


I might get banned for this, but I have to make this joke. Sorry choxor.
Best bang for buck= a razor for the ferret on your face.

Norcal 650 10-09-2012 10:21 PM

Haha

adaseb 10-09-2012 10:21 PM

Most people here just supercharge their M3.

Norcal 650 10-09-2012 10:25 PM

That's what I have been seeing. Now I just need to find the right kit to use

E46_330i_Stud 10-09-2012 10:31 PM

Turbo. You'll hate yourself later. Want V8 power delivery? Buy a V8. Want a car that feels boosted? Turbo an S54 and hold on right while it blows the tires off @ 50mph.

lcoleman 10-09-2012 10:42 PM

Power from an engine never designed to make it in a chassis never designed to handle it. It will more than likely never be reliable, and it will cost way more for the same speed versus a solid axle v8 car.

And no, you won't make anywhere near that on E85. Probably not with a supercharger either, from what I've seen. Not without running it to the ragged edge, which once again decreases reliability.

Norcal 650 10-09-2012 10:46 PM

http://store.activeautowerke.com/act...vel-1-p43.aspx

I'm looking at that

E46_330i_Stud 10-09-2012 10:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Norcal 650 (Post 14801505)

So low to mid 400's to the wheels. Honestly, for that price. Wait on the new turbo kits coming out for the S54. I believe they're putting down more power for the same money. I think I recall around 500whp. I could very well be wrong.

Edit: I was sort of wrong. About $9k and 440whp. Maximum PSI's kit is the one I was referring too.

carcus 10-09-2012 10:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lcoleman (Post 14801146)
Buy an LS1 F-body. You'll thank me later.

On any LSX powered car in the budget;)

Cheaper mods, cheaper to fix.:thumbup:

Norcal 650 10-09-2012 10:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Norcal 650 (Post 14801099)
Alright where to start, I am looking into getting a e46 m3. And I was curious as to which route is more sufficient for power, turbo or supercharger. I want to run around 550 hp. Or is it possible to get close to that with the car being n/a? I have also heard of people doing the e85 map in the m3s, is that just a rumor or is it possible? I'm new to this tuning world so any help would be great thanks.

Quote:

Originally Posted by E46_330i_Stud (Post 14801514)
So low to mid 400's to the wheels. Honestly, for that price. Wait on the new turbo kits coming out for the S54. I believe they're putting down more power for the same money. I think I recall around 500whp. I could very well be wrong.

Edit: I was sort of wrong. About $9k and 440whp. Maximum PSI's kit is the one I was referring too.



What company is coming out with that supposedly

E46_330i_Stud 10-09-2012 11:03 PM

Maximum PSI like I stated.

lcoleman 10-09-2012 11:04 PM

Did you know there's a forced induction forum here?
http://www.horsepowerfreaks.com/part...s/E46_M3/11037

Norcal 650 10-09-2012 11:23 PM

I do now. Thank you

peytonracer4 10-09-2012 11:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by carcus (Post 14801516)
On any LSX powered car in the budget;)

Cheaper mods, cheaper to fix.:thumbup:

are there any good lsx powered cars that originally came with the engine though? yeah the corvette z06 but the interior is just absolute garbage.


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