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Old 11-16-2010, 03:07 PM   #14
Mark M
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Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Lancaster, PA
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My Ride: e30 M3 / e90 335d
While I certainly can't comment whether the xi will hold up long term with forced induction, I tend to agree with the speculation above. Sure you could bold on a kit....but will it all work together harmoniously without prematurely wearing other components? Who knows.

6 months ago I was seriously deliberating installing a SC on my XI. I wanted the car to be a bit more fun and more powerful. However, then I realized with the stock gearing, I'd need a 6 speed manual instead of my 5 speed manual to keep the revs sensible on the highway. Then heck...bigger brakes....etc.

In the end, I kept my XI stock as a reliable daily driver and bought a well maintained 2002 M3 as a fun second car. Smart decision in my honest opinion.
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