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Old 02-17-2010, 06:24 PM   #20241
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$100 / $50 is that for once the packaging is ready for mass production or is that what they restricted you to spending on prototyping the packaging. Seems crazy low $50 is nothing ....
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Old 02-17-2010, 06:46 PM   #20242
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project complete...my angel eyes look sexxxy IMO

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Old 02-17-2010, 07:07 PM   #20244
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As a packaging science major, I plead with you to do anything in your power to get rid of those awful plastic clamshell packages.
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Old 02-17-2010, 08:16 PM   #20245
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ive been in newport news for about a year. i have a black 04 3 series. do you all meet?
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Old 02-17-2010, 08:31 PM   #20246
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ive been in newport news for about a year. i have a black 04 3 series. do you all meet?
hi. yes we have meets.
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Old 02-17-2010, 08:37 PM   #20247
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ive been in newport news for about a year. i have a black 04 3 series. do you all meet?
Awesome, yea we try to meet once a month as a group. This month's meet is actually this saturday. dont remember all the details off the top of my head since I cant go. Its on the Peninsula though this month, meeting at AMC at 11 or 12 I think.
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Old 02-17-2010, 08:44 PM   #20248
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yar meet up at the amc movie theather in hampton at 12 then taking a cruse down colonial parkway and gonna crash the pub in yorktown all invited. though seating is limited @ the pub from what i understand.
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Old 02-17-2010, 08:58 PM   #20249
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yar meet up at the amc movie theather in hampton at 12 then taking a cruse down colonial parkway and gonna crash the pub in yorktown all invited. though seating is limited @ the pub from what i understand.
hey dmc...what size are your wheels?
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$100 / $50 is that for once the packaging is ready for mass production or is that what they restricted you to spending on prototyping the packaging. Seems crazy low $50 is nothing ....
$50 is what they want to spend when its ready for mass production, as for us the spending limit is whatever to come up with a design/prototype
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Old 02-17-2010, 10:12 PM   #20252
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steering wheel was shipped yesterday... 2-3 days shipping. which means just in time for me not to be able to put it in this weekend since Im gone all weekend. Though on the plus side, my trunk install should be done this week hopefully, just some finishing details and some lighting and Im done... FINALLY!
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Old 02-17-2010, 10:19 PM   #20253
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Welcome -> check the meet thread http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?p=11245320 we do one once a month this one is at the AMC at 12 like others said, then cruise down Colonial Parkway stop a few times for some photo ops end up at the Pub in Yorktown...

I don't think seats are limited, we will be there at around 4 so not really the rush hour or anything...
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So I get $5000 of my $20,000 bonus within the next 3 weeks....

And after thinking long and hard...

I've decided to finally purchase an AA Supercharger!
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So I get $5000 of my $20,000 bonus within the next 3 weeks....

And after thinking long and hard...

I've decided to finally purchase an AA Supercharger!
good choice...just know you can't run an engine without a supercharger.

but with a turbo charger you can still operate your engine without it...

*thats why i got rid of mine 2 years ago.*


I would recommend always going to a supercharger 1 size above what the engine capacity suggests, as the price for the next size higher is quite small and if necessary put a restrictor in to reduce the boost. The reason I say this is that most people start off with quite modest expectations but as soon as they have it fitted they want MORE and if the supercharger they have already fitted is running at max capacity, they have to discard it and buy a complete new supercharger unit. This problem of running out of charger capacity is especially a problem if the engine is 1) High revving e.g. over 7000 rpm. 2) 16 valve unit, as they eat air quicker than 8 valves. 3) The compression is lowered.
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Old 02-17-2010, 11:27 PM   #20256
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I've decided to finally purchase an AA Supercharger!
Why not turbo? Always room for upgrades and more boost.
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I live in Newport News @64 and Hampton road center pkwy
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Well damn, now you guys have me wanting a turbo instead lol.


But seriously...what are the major differences between a Turbo Charger and a Supercharger?? Objectively speaking of course!
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Well damn, now you guys have me wanting a turbo instead lol.


But seriously...what are the major differences between a Turbo Charger and a Supercharger?? Objectively speaking of course!
One will not be better than the other since they both have their pros and cons. What it basically comes down to is what are your goals that you are trying to achieve, how much you want to spend, how much time you have, and which works better for your situation. Here are some of my thoughts about both systems.

A Turbo is usually hooked up to a custom header, and the fumes of the exhaust that is exiting the heads will drive the turbo’s impeller. A supercharger is driven from the vehicles belt system, which is usually driven by the crank pulley.

major difference is the way the boost is controlled. Since a supercharger is run off of the belt system, usually you have to change the pulley to get more boost out of it. One of the befits of this setup is that you do not have to worry about over boosting your engine, where if you do go to high in boost it will blow your engine. So usually the supercharger setup will be set at a conservative boost level, which is safe for your car. If you did want more boost all you have to do is get a smaller supercharger pulley or a larger crank pulley. This will spin the supercharger quicker giving you more boost.

Now with a turbo they have a wastegate and a boost controller that helps control the amount of boost you will get. All you have to do is turn the setting higher on the boost controller and you can change the boost pressure instantly. The convenience factor is there however the draw back is over boosting the engine and blowing it. On top of that there will be a potential risk of boost spike. Boost spike is where all of a sudden the boost pressure will go far beyond your normal setting and this can destroy your engine.
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Old 02-17-2010, 11:45 PM   #20260
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sorry for double posting...but plain and simple; supercharger will most likely come in a kit with everything you need to take off and do your thing.

turbocharger is...um. well....you have the money which is obvious from your previous post but um...just have money ready because you will need to buy extras like an intercooler, boost controller, turbo timer and sometimes you have to run with a wastegate. you have to upgrade your fuel components too.
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