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Old 07-19-2014, 03:36 PM   #1
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Thinking about buying a turbo/supercharger any suggestions?

i drive a 2001 e46 sedan 5 speed manual and i was wondering if anyone has any good word on whether to buy a supercharger or a turbo for it and if so which turbo/supercharger?
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Old 07-19-2014, 03:39 PM   #2
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Good luck. There are not that many turbo non-M 3 series around. The successful ones are custom one-offs. Superchargers are offered for your model by AA, VF and ESS but I'm partial to AA in the S/C world.
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Old 07-19-2014, 03:46 PM   #3
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Good luck. There are not that many turbo non-M 3 series around. The successful ones are custom one-offs. Superchargers are offered for your model by AA, VF and ESS but I'm partial to AA in the S/C world.
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thanks for the information, ill take a look into those.
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Old 07-19-2014, 04:54 PM   #4
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Non-M Turbo option. Also it's not posted on his website but they do the 325 model also
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Old 07-19-2014, 05:03 PM   #5
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Non-M Turbo option. Also it's not posted on his website but they do the 325 model also
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sweet thank you very much i appreciate it.
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Old 08-03-2014, 03:39 AM   #7
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Does the active tune work well?
Does it still have unknown lean out issues at WOT as demonstrated in the green turtle (Chase's car)?
Not trying to throw a stone, just curious about how well the kit works.
(viral, i have faith, i just want to "Boost" it )
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Does the active tune work well?
Does it still have unknown lean out issues at WOT as demonstrated in the green turtle (Chase's car)?
Not trying to throw a stone, just curious about how well the kit works.
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Yes, our tune does work well if not people would not able to track their let alone drive them. As for Chase his car was at the RRT booth at Bimmerfest this past weekend, he would have been glad to tell you about his car. If you do have faith then boost it...
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Yes, our tune does work well if not people would not able to track their let alone drive them. As for Chase his car was at the RRT booth at Bimmerfest this past weekend, he would have been glad to tell you about his car. If you do have faith then boost it...

It's funny you mention this,.........I had a lengthy talk with Chase about his Bimmer & AA Supercharger.

The result was Not the way you make it sound, if you'd like me to continue I can.


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i can tell you about my aa s/c

when I install my aa s/c it was running lean at low rpm and rich at high my install told me that after you install a s/c you have to fine tune it on a dyno to fine tune it I did went to my tuner and he call aa in florida and over the phone they dial it in after that my s/c is running great. so I say don't forget to fine tune it after the install and I say you should be good to go one thing you will need are the wright gauges to do the tune wright.
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when I install my aa s/c it was running lean at low rpm and rich at high my install told me that after you install a s/c you have to fine tune it on a dyno to fine tune it I did went to my tuner and he call aa in florida and over the phone they dial it in after that my s/c is running great. so I say don't forget to fine tune it after the install and I say you should be good to go one thing you will need are the wright gauges to do the tune wright.
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Any car when F/I is added should be checked by the installer for correct operation. The tuning is just like any other part of the kit, it should be verified to be operating properly and adjusted if needed. These tunes are perfected by countless hours on the dyno, but there are many variables that are often difficult to account for and adjustments may be necessary once installed and running. Post dyno runs are crucial in any F/I installation to ensure proper operation and to identify and correct any potential issues.

You should have access to an Air/fuel Gauge and or boost gauge upon final testing to ensure everything is working as designed.

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