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Old 02-13-2005, 11:16 PM   #61
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Old 02-14-2005, 01:58 PM   #62
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Good to hear that ... now, pls can reconfirm that these numbers for 323 are "calculated" / extrapolated? or dyno data ?
These numbers are calculated, dyno access is limited for our customers with the 323/325 kits, however, based on the performance gain between the cars for SK1, it is very conservative to calculate the abovementioned figures from the 306PS we dynoed on our 3.0L cars.
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Old 02-14-2005, 01:59 PM   #63
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How wll this kit work on a 330 step with headers/cats and cams

and how would it work with a 330 step with just headers/cats
Shouldn't be a problem. With 5psi and those modifications, the STEP should be able handle the torque output.
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Old 02-14-2005, 02:01 PM   #64
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1: does The SK1 have the same gorgous intake system the lower sk+ system have?


2: if not, is it worth it to wait for the intercooler upgrade which should come with pullies for the higher PSI scine this system is newly designed?

3: lastly...the only thing that bothers me is no software availability...doesnt the car have to be optimized for sure a bolt on upgrade?

AA has software...does these have that option to really dial in the correct tuning?
1) No, different intake pipe.

2) I cannot say, this is up to the individual. The aftercooler will be upgradeable from the standard SK+, so it is not necessary to wait.

3) BMW software is very good for adapting to modifications. We have been running standard software on our cars for a very long time, with great performance and reliability. The SK+ runs less boost, so the stock ECU is fine with this. But you might want to contact www.technikpower.com for their supercharger ECU, this should work to improve performance.
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I am VERY intersted. So how do we get in on this GB? Anyone else out there interested?

Since I, like Wagon Man, have a 323 (2.5l) I would also like to know how the hp figures for the 323 are derived, ie dyno, calculated, etc.
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i am DEFINITELY interested in this kit for the near future. one question is there an air bypass valve included? also are you guys able to modify your piggyback system to be optimized for a bov setup (since you guys have the knowledge and experience and are better off modifying the piggyback than me )
A recirculating valve is included in the kit. We do not recommend BOVs for superchargers.
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Old 02-14-2005, 02:28 PM   #67
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1) No, different intake pipe.

2) I cannot say, this is up to the individual. The aftercooler will be upgradeable from the standard SK+, so it is not necessary to wait.

3) BMW software is very good for adapting to modifications. We have been running standard software on our cars for a very long time, with great performance and reliability. The SK+ runs less boost, so the stock ECU is fine with this. But you might want to contact www.technikpower.com for their supercharger ECU, this should work to improve performance.
2) If the intercooler is able to be added later...about what price range would it be?
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A recirculating valve is included in the kit. We do not recommend BOVs for superchargers.
Correction: RBV only in SK1 and SK2, SK+ does not require a RBV.
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Old 02-14-2005, 06:42 PM   #69
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can this be installed in a zhp. since they have different cams, and
ecu. and what are the hp gains at the crank zhp's come with 235hp.
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Let me ask, would it be wiser to just get an sk1, instead of an sk+ now with the additional intercooler later? would I basically see the same gains as a sk1 after I upgrade it? or are these systems just very very different?

what is that RVB thats missing in this setup? is it part of the intercooler?

so once the intercooler is on will you send different pullies to take it to sk1 level?

I know this sounds funny but I really like the way that CAI looks as well... system looks recently designed and advanced... I wouldnt want to get last years model if you know what i mean... but only if the SK+ is upgradable to SK1 level of course...if its a inferior unit then no way... Ill just get the SK1
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can this be installed in a zhp. since they have different cams, and
ecu. and what are the hp gains at the crank zhp's come with 235hp.
Yes, ZHPs fit as well. Gains are probably a little higher than a standard 330.
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Let me ask, would it be wiser to just get an sk1, instead of an sk+ now with the additional intercooler later? would I basically see the same gains as a sk1 after I upgrade it? or are these systems just very very different?

what is that RVB thats missing in this setup? is it part of the intercooler?

so once the intercooler is on will you send different pullies to take it to sk1 level?

I know this sounds funny but I really like the way that CAI looks as well... system looks recently designed and advanced... I wouldnt want to get last years model if you know what i mean... but only if the SK+ is upgradable to SK1 level of course...if its a inferior unit then no way... Ill just get the SK1
SK+ and SK1 are very different (even with aftercooler). We designed this kit for people that do not want to spend a lot of money for a SC, but want to make a nice increase in power over other modifications like exhaust, chip, intake, etc. SK+ cannot make as much power as SK1, even with smaller pulley and aftercooler. The dynamics of both systems are different. SK+ is more for people who will not upgrade later on. If you do plan to upgrade, then I suggest getting the intercooled kits off the bat. The price difference will be small and you'll make more power w/ a nice front mount intercooler and 6.5/8.0 psi of boost.
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As a newly added sponsor, we would like to offer the E46Fanatics community an introductory group buy on the newly released Infinitas SK+ supercharger kit.

I am waiting on a GB for SK1 or SK2. I believe there's alot of
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Old 02-15-2005, 12:19 PM   #74
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SK+ and SK1 are very different (even with aftercooler). We designed this kit for people that do not want to spend a lot of money for a SC, but want to make a nice increase in power over other modifications like exhaust, chip, intake, etc. SK+ cannot make as much power as SK1, even with smaller pulley and aftercooler. The dynamics of both systems are different. SK+ is more for people who will not upgrade later on. If you do plan to upgrade, then I suggest getting the intercooled kits off the bat. The price difference will be small and you'll make more power w/ a nice front mount intercooler and 6.5/8.0 psi of boost.
I'm intersted in the SK+ because I have a Step and I do not want to push it to the limit. I also don't want to spend another $3000 for a SK1.

QUESTION: You mentioned that the SK+ "is for people who do not want to upgrade". Do you mean upgrade the Supercharger, or upgrade the engine in general? If I wanted to increase the power later on, would not cams and exauhst make a nice upgrade later?

My car is still in warranty, and I could not take it in with the SK on it. I will be installing it myself, as I am good with mechanics.

QUESTION: How long would it take me to take it off if I had to bring my car in for service? Would the BMW mechanics be able to tell I was running a SC?

How long do you plan on running the GB for before we could order?
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That sounds great but scince I do not want to hit my step tranny hard I was wondering if the SK+ with a nice intercooler upgrade would suffice to make the ride more fun and not aquire the damgers of running at high PSI with step trannies...Ive heard mixed feelings on the subject, I know Im not an expert and Im just trying to get as informed as possible but its something Im interested to get imediately as soon as I feel confident Im not going to trash my car..lol can you forsee getting the SK+ with the intercooler doing 265 to 270HP? comfortably? scince you claim 235 to 240 for the 325?




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SK+ and SK1 are very different (even with aftercooler). We designed this kit for people that do not want to spend a lot of money for a SC, but want to make a nice increase in power over other modifications like exhaust, chip, intake, etc. SK+ cannot make as much power as SK1, even with smaller pulley and aftercooler. The dynamics of both systems are different. SK+ is more for people who will not upgrade later on. If you do plan to upgrade, then I suggest getting the intercooled kits off the bat. The price difference will be small and you'll make more power w/ a nice front mount intercooler and 6.5/8.0 psi of boost.
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I'm similar to your situtaion (although a 5-speed) I don't need M3 power and I don't have SK1 budget (and other associated "additions".. total could reach ~$10k if doing it "right".. I did do some search on FI board). Gut feeling, SK+ is for me.

anyway, I believe "upgrade" refers to additional or further upgrade to the "SC set up", unlike SK1 or 2, "do it right" can mean additional upgrades such as clutch, header, etc.. Sounds like SK+ has limited "expandability" for people of less power-thristy people... are you one?

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I'm intersted in the SK+ because I have a Step and I do not want to push it to the limit. I also don't want to spend another $3000 for a SK1.

QUESTION: You mentioned that the SK+ "is for people who do not want to upgrade". Do you mean upgrade the Supercharger, or upgrade the engine in general? If I wanted to increase the power later on, would not cams and exauhst make a nice upgrade later?

How long do you plan on running the GB for before we could order?
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As a newly added sponsor, we would like to offer the E46Fanatics community an introductory group buy on the newly released Infinitas SK+ supercharger kit.

I am waiting on a GB for SK1 or SK2. I believe there's alot of
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We do not plan to offer this at the moment, only SK+.
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I'm intersted in the SK+ because I have a Step and I do not want to push it to the limit. I also don't want to spend another $3000 for a SK1.

QUESTION: You mentioned that the SK+ "is for people who do not want to upgrade". Do you mean upgrade the Supercharger, or upgrade the engine in general? If I wanted to increase the power later on, would not cams and exauhst make a nice upgrade later?

My car is still in warranty, and I could not take it in with the SK on it. I will be installing it myself, as I am good with mechanics.

QUESTION: How long would it take me to take it off if I had to bring my car in for service? Would the BMW mechanics be able to tell I was running a SC?

How long do you plan on running the GB for before we could order?
Yes, I meant more for people who do not want to upgrade the supercharger kit by installing heat exchangers, smaller pulleys, etc. You can add bolt-ons to the SK+ such as cams, headers, etc., no problem.

This GB will run for another 1-2 weeks.
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That sounds great but scince I do not want to hit my step tranny hard I was wondering if the SK+ with a nice intercooler upgrade would suffice to make the ride more fun and not aquire the damgers of running at high PSI with step trannies...Ive heard mixed feelings on the subject, I know Im not an expert and Im just trying to get as informed as possible but its something Im interested to get imediately as soon as I feel confident Im not going to trash my car..lol can you forsee getting the SK+ with the intercooler doing 265 to 270HP? comfortably? scince you claim 235 to 240 for the 325?
the 323/325 STEP transmission can take about 300HP, so the SK+ w/ aftercooler will be ok.
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