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Old 05-07-2010, 08:03 PM   #1
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ok guys i hate to have to start a new thread but ive been between forums trying to find a forced induction setup that provides more than 8psi of boost. AA has a kit that will offer like 320 or so but i want more. my car is steptronic m52 engine. i want like 350 rwhp on 91 octane or 93 as long as its without race gas. i dont plan to track it just build a crazy sleeper. ive heard good things about asa even without software. ive sent a few emails asking for a more beefy setup from active with no responses so i dont think thats an option for me. also i prefer supercharger to turbo and i plan on doing a tranny swap so a setup that works with steptronic and 6spd is preferred. HELP.
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Old 05-07-2010, 08:31 PM   #2
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You're absolutely going to have to do a tranny swap...
The step trans would crap out with 350rwhp.

If you want that much power out of the M52TU, I'd probably give ICS Performance a call...
...You're lucky because they're located in Stamford, CT.

Look through their customer cars;
They've done some custom turbo builds on early year e46's around that power range...

Expect that it's going to cost you more to then the initial cost of the car to do these upgrades, and keep it legal.
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Old 05-07-2010, 11:56 PM   #3
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yeah u need a tranny swap and possibly a lsd
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Old 05-08-2010, 12:29 AM   #4
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Old 05-08-2010, 08:51 AM   #5
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im gonna do the tranny swap and i was looking at the m3 lsd since im not gonna track this car i dont really need a superlock like im gonna put on my m3. oh yeah im getting an 03 m3 next summer so ill give that more performance than my 328 buy i just want an everyday driver that is murdered and performs extremely well. not gonna do what jeppe did with the whole engine swap and complete transformation but i think the stock power in the 28 is just not enough. so is there a stage 2 from AA for the 46 or is the 36 stage 2 interchangeble bc this is the second forum ive been on that recommended stg 2 and im not seein it for my ride on AA's site. is it just stage 1 with a different pulley or s/c? i am interested in the exhaust AA has but as for headers...are there any non m performance headers that are street legal or are there any that you guys recommend? im not ready for the FI setup yet bc im doin body reinforcement suspension and braking first so my car can adjust to the new power accordingly. ICS is so sick ive been down there a couple times and the cars are pretty wicked. i like the turbos they have but i prefer s/c. as i understand it there is less lag in a s/c setup than in a turbo (even though i plan on getting the hpf stg 2 for my m3) and i want the best throttle response for the 328i. any and all help is wanted. thx
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Old 05-08-2010, 09:28 AM   #6
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fwiw, i know some guys here run FI to their step trans. kpeng does it for instance. of course, a 6 speed will be much better for a bunch of reasons though
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fwiw, i know some guys here run FI to their step trans. kpeng does it for instance. of course, a 6 speed will be much better for a bunch of reasons though
step trans are for girls
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Old 05-09-2010, 09:05 AM   #9
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what about ASA s/c? where can i view online (retailer)? ive been to the site but it just shows readings no prices or pieces included. ive heard only good things about asa chargers and im def doing a tranny swap bc i do think step is for girls

i just pm kpeng and hes runnin 7.5 psi and says its fine on a steppy but id feel more comfortable with the swap to 6spd manny or smg if i can find one. (probably 6spd manny tho) still if anyone on here has an ASA setup or knows someone that could give me insight plz&thx

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Old 05-09-2010, 11:29 PM   #10
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Viral at AA just made 275whp with his auto 330 @ 8psi. It will be very hard to get 350whp out of your stock 2.8L without doing any head or internal work.
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Old 05-10-2010, 11:16 AM   #11
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if i want to do internal and head work what would you suggest? what kind of performance cams? any street legal performance headers? after the tranny swap what can i expect if i go with AA real wheel power-wise? 275 is better than stock but if 350 is too much to ask for then im getting more and more convinced that i should just roll with a crazy ///M thrizzle and go with AA in my sleeper...still no feed back on ASA is there a site that will show me the actual chargers they produce if they still do? i dont want to do a engine swap bc i feel my time is better spent on the M im aquiring next summer.

what type of performance can i expect with AA s/c for 328i (46 obviously) with gen 3 high flow exhaust and ...well lets start with that the s/c and the exhaust.

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Old 05-10-2010, 11:29 AM   #12
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He's got a kit for the 328 however he's in the Ukraine so that makes things a little tough. But I've only heard good things about him.
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Old 05-10-2010, 11:59 AM   #13
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that turbo garage looks sick first good link ive received from this thread.
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if i want to do internal and head work what would you suggest? what kind of performance cams? any street legal performance headers? after the tranny swap what can i expect if i go with AA real wheel power-wise? 275 is better than stock but if 350 is too much to ask for then im getting more and more convinced that i should just roll with a crazy ///M thrizzle and go with AA in my sleeper...still no feed back on ASA is there a site that will show me the actual chargers they produce if they still do? i dont want to do a engine swap bc i feel my time is better spent on the M im aquiring next summer.

what type of performance can i expect with AA s/c for 328i (46 obviously) with gen 3 high flow exhaust and ...well lets start with that the s/c and the exhaust.
I would personally wait for the M3 before you start modding. It will cost you as much as it would to boost the M3 for you to make a safe 350whp with the 2.8L.

ASA chargers were used by technik on the e46 non-m. The ASA company is still in business, but there are no companies using their blower to currently produce a kit for our cars.
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Old 05-10-2010, 12:22 PM   #15
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thx bro ill just wait for the m then i can boost my brains out and just stick with the stock 328 power plant and just do suspension mods and interior mods. but when i do get the m the big question is....hpf or AA?
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thx bro ill just wait for the m then i can boost my brains out and just stick with the stock 328 power plant and just do suspension mods and interior mods. but when i do get the m the big question is....hpf or AA?
Do you have inspections that you need to pass ?

If it's a DD i'd go with a bit lower HP's and longer service intervals (AA that is)

If you track or use the car as a weekend car then HPF by all means
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Old 05-11-2010, 01:12 PM   #17
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i plan on tracking the car and weekends so looks like hpf for the m and after i complete my M project ill mod my 328 unless i have to sell it to get the m thrizzle.
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Do what I'm doing for my 328i


Bimmerbrakes headers
Exhaust ( I did a 2.5 in straight pipe with some resonators)
Underdrive pulleys turner sells em
Stage 2 aa sc (they have it for the 328i)
Upgrade clutch with light weight flywheel


From that u should b at 350 wheel easy.
And with all the areas taken off the pulleys and flywheel it will compensate for the pull from the sc kit. So in turn should let u rev faster and keep that sc screaming
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