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Driveline, Engine & DME Tuning
Talk about driveline improvements, NA tuning and DME tuning your E46 BMW here. This includes diffs, intakes, exhausts, chips, software and OBD tuning.

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Old 06-22-2012, 10:35 AM   #1
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Supercharger question.

If I wanted to get and install a supercharger for my 2001 325i, would I have to replace all the internals? Or could I just have someone install it for me?
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Old 06-22-2012, 12:06 PM   #2
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most supercharger kits are designed to be bolt-on. but it depends on the kit & the condition of your engine.

in my opinion, if you were going through the hassle of pulling out the motor to rebuild it, i'd just drop in an S54.

if you're handy, you can do the install yourself. just make sure you take it to a good shop to do a proper tune.
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Old 06-22-2012, 12:14 PM   #3
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If I wanted to get and install a supercharger for my 2001 325i, would I have to replace all the internals? Or could I just have someone install it for me?
With an ESS TS1 kit, all the internals are retained, no need to replace them or do anything else, everything is easily returned back to stock if you need them to be. A straightforward install, just very time consuming.
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Old 06-25-2012, 12:05 PM   #4
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There is an entire section just above this one dedicated to Forced Induction (FI) and there are many threads that need your reading them to get well educated. I have forged pistons and stronger rings along with the colder plugs. Learn all you can BEFORE you spend your money.

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Old 06-25-2012, 02:44 PM   #5
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a oil change every 3k miles will surely benefit your engine in the most positive ways. but 1st a extremely fresh cooling system is the key as well as a intercooler never hurts
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Old 06-27-2012, 04:33 PM   #6
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One cant just drop an s54 in a non M car....can you??
What all would you have to switch for that to function?
Wouldn't it be better to just get an M3?
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One cant just drop an s54 in a non M car....can you??
What all would you have to switch for that to function?
Wouldn't it be better to just get an M3?
Yes just buy an m3 it would cost alot more you can't just swap it out
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There is an entire section just above this one dedicated to Forced Induction (FI) and there are many threads that need your reading them to get well educated. I have forged pistons and stronger rings along with the colder plugs. Learn all you can BEFORE you spend your money.

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You rebuild your motor.

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