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Old 04-17-2002, 10:01 AM   #1
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What would my estimated zero-60 time be on my maunal 330ci if i ......

1) Sperchagered it.

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2)Basically did most engine mods under the sun....(i.e. BPU, Cams, headers (including full exhaust system), throttle body, differential, intake manifold, etc.



I really want to know if its possible to drop my time into M3 range or below.
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Old 04-17-2002, 10:08 AM   #2
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you'd getting pretty close with a FULL n/a setup.. and that means dropping the engine and changing pistons/rods, doing some head work, basically rebuilding the engine.

the supercharger alone is going to be pretty limited. but if you're planning on doing major work you need to decide early on if you're going to go n/a or forced.

if you dropped the engine and supercharged it, put lower compression pistons in, better rods, gave it a little more room to breathe all around, you could run much much higher boost on the charger and you'd easily be in m3 range.

you're looking at at least $10k-13k or more of this kind of work though.
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Old 04-17-2002, 10:10 AM   #3
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....you'd easily be in m3 range.

you're looking at at least $10k-13k or more of this kind of work though.
actually, you'd be beating m3s, sorry.
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Old 04-17-2002, 10:11 AM   #4
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and you'd need a limited slip of course.. but the stock 5 speed would hold up fine, if not better, than the m3 6-speed.

(sorry for all the posts)

good luck!

btw, if you're ready to spend the money, we can do it for you. www.midnightlab.com
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Old 04-17-2002, 03:16 PM   #5
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Travis, where is your shop located?

Why do i have to write something here? I have nothing else to say
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Old 04-17-2002, 04:07 PM   #6
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What could be done for an '01 330i Steptronic? Anything comparable to what you metioned earlier with regards to manual transmission?
thanks..
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Old 04-17-2002, 04:58 PM   #7
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What could be done for an '01 330i Steptronic? Anything comparable to what you metioned earlier with regards to manual transmission?
thanks..
Good question - any possibilities there?
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Old 04-17-2002, 04:59 PM   #8
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Yea, I was thinking eventually going for the ESS/Evosport/etc supercharger, but to me, its not enough! I'm looking to somehow get real crank Hp as close to 400 as possible!!! :tongue:
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The current ESS SC brings the 330 well about the stock M3 range.
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