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Old 04-28-2014, 10:49 PM   #1
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Iknow what your thinking,, again?? Ahah
I jst want to see what you guys think about this kit by CX Racing.
Here are the specs.
Spec:
- T3 T04E Turbo Charger, .50 A/R Compressor, .63A/R Turbine, 3" Inlet & 2" Outlet, 300 to 350HP,This Turbo has Brand New Air Inlet Design for Better Air Flow and Spools Faster
- With Proper tuning, it will support up to 350WHP, with upgraded Injectors and ECU
- 28"x7"x2.5" Intercooler, Bar and Plate
- 2.5" Aluminum Piping kit

Items Included on this kit:
- T04E Turbocharger, with Oil Kit
- BOV + flange pipe
- 8-pcs 2.5" Aluminum Piping kit with necessary Silicon hoses and T-Clamps
- Manual Boost Controller
- 38MM Wastegate, 8PSI
- Aluminum Intercooler, 28"x7"x2.5"

What do you guys think? Should I give it a try?
Should I be the guinea pig on this one? Had auntie one els had success with this or knows anyone who's tried it?
Or is it honestly to risky. If I do I'll be running it on my 330i Zpp
Stumbled upon this while looking for a S/C , what do you guys think?
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Old 04-28-2014, 11:12 PM   #2
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Do it.

Forget everything I said last night about getting a "Tune" to make it work.




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Old 04-28-2014, 11:23 PM   #3
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Everything should bolt upnwith some mild fabrication. But our cars are hard to tune and its going to cost $$$$
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Old 04-28-2014, 11:35 PM   #4
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Do it.

Forget everything I said last night about getting a "Tune" to make it work.




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Nitrous !
Dude I totally forgot about that last night,
Your right . Bmw not honda lol.
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Old 04-28-2014, 11:52 PM   #5
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This F/I option can be done very well with everything needed at a price of about $1500,.......no ECU tune needed.


Take a read through.
http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=1031817
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Old 04-29-2014, 12:20 AM   #6
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This F/I option can be done very well with everything needed at a price of about $1500,.......no ECU tune needed.


Take a read through.
http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=1031817
All I see is a thread about nitrous. Nitrous has nothing to do with forced induction. This is not a debate either. If the manifold pressure isn't higher than atmospheric pressure, there's no force. Very simple concept to grasp here.
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Old 04-29-2014, 06:24 AM   #8
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Iknow what your thinking,, again?? Ahah
I jst want to see what you guys think about this kit by CX Racing.
Here are the specs.
Spec:
- T3 T04E Turbo Charger, .50 A/R Compressor, .63A/R Turbine, 3" Inlet & 2" Outlet, 300 to 350HP,This Turbo has Brand New Air Inlet Design for Better Air Flow and Spools Faster
- With Proper tuning, it will support up to 350WHP, with upgraded Injectors and ECU
- 28"x7"x2.5" Intercooler, Bar and Plate
- 2.5" Aluminum Piping kit

Items Included on this kit:
- T04E Turbocharger, with Oil Kit
- BOV + flange pipe
- 8-pcs 2.5" Aluminum Piping kit with necessary Silicon hoses and T-Clamps
- Manual Boost Controller
- 38MM Wastegate, 8PSI
- Aluminum Intercooler, 28"x7"x2.5"

What do you guys think? Should I give it a try?
Should I be the guinea pig on this one? Had auntie one els had success with this or knows anyone who's tried it?
Or is it honestly to risky. If I do I'll be running it on my 330i Zpp
Stumbled upon this while looking for a S/C , what do you guys think?
You are driving a german car.
Our wheels tighten up with almost as much torque as the 6th gen Honda Civic made.
Our TPMS is more complex than your typical Honda ECU.
You can tune a Honda ECU to it's max with 50 bucks and a spare weekend.
Theoretically, YES. You can run this turbo kit, it will bolt on perfectly, but the performance will not be good. At all. Why? Because, the engine can't do anything with 10 lbs. of boost, unless it knows that the 10 lbs. of boost is even there,
You need to tune. Or else just do nitrous.
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Old 04-29-2014, 08:15 AM   #9
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Install it, start it (don't wait for it to warm up), and immediately do 4k launches. Your motor will love that 10psi without a tune I promise. You will have a huge smile on your face too.
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You are driving a german car.
Our wheels tighten up with almost as much torque as the 6th gen Honda Civic made.
Our TPMS is more complex than your typical Honda ECU.
You can tune a Honda ECU to it's max with 50 bucks and a spare weekend.
Theoretically, YES. You can run this turbo kit, it will bolt on perfectly, but the performance will not be good. At all. Why? Because, the engine can't do anything with 10 lbs. of boost, unless it knows that the 10 lbs. of boost is even there,
You need to tune. Or else just do nitrous.
So can I go to a local tuner shop to get this tune?
I'm not educated in F/I when it comes to our cars.
But Hondas yeah, your right about that $50 tune. Honda flash pro lol.
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Old 05-06-2014, 12:20 AM   #17
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I'm sure all the people above you with boosted M3s got their tune at a cheap local tuner shop.
I agree, this should be good.
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Sometimes I feel like I'm wasting time telling folks but, I have to remember we all started somewhere.

to the OP:
First step-back and understand what your realistic goals are, and how much you are willing to shell out. if you are not looking to spend 6k+ I wish the best.

1) everything can be modified, but skip the china turbo, and get turbo brand that has been proven (garrett, precision , holset, tubonetics etc.) Don't think that you may have the upper hand with a china turbo being cheap, as yes they can look identical, but the REAL issue with them is the turbine shaft and/or the core. Yes you could run low-boost with them, but they just wont last long. Ask me how I know.

2) if you are not a DIY'er, and don't have welder, fabrication skills, then just give up, as its cheaper to by a bolt-on kit (technique tuning) even though their kit has issues its painless except shelling out 7-8k.

3) the tune... very important. Now sure you can try and run 5psi with no tune. I've done it. but its a useless gain. again it comes back to what your goals, are and how much will you want to tweak the configuration. stock ECU tuning is very limited to only a few people in the US that spent the time and/or have the tools to tweak the firmware in the ECU. Going with a piggy-back configuration and/or stand-alone EMS is the ideal way to go.

4) Looks like you have NOT done research other than finding keywords on eBay that matches "turbo kit" and "e46" so you NEED to spend countless hours studying peoples setup, as by now there as been at least a dozen e46 non-m turboed DIY projects on these forums.
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as its cheaper to by a bolt-on kit (technique tuning) even though their kit has issues its painless except shelling out 7-8k.
How can a kit have issues, yet be painless at the same time?
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