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Old 09-29-2013, 12:36 PM   #1
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What should i do with my E46...???

Hello fanatics

Here is the story of my car
http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=963944


I was thinking of going F/I.. I like the ESS kit (i love that low down torque) but cost is a bit high (i think)..
I tried selling/trading the car for an M3 E46 but with the prices and car's value generally, with the economic crisis here in Greece.. everything is FFFFed up..
Also taxes and all the aditional costs the M3 has+that i could n't find a well maintained M3.. or a fair trade at a reasonable price.. made me forget the M3... for a while..

I receltly did an engine rebuild..
And iam thinking of going F/I if a kit occurs @ a reasonable price..

Iam planning to keep the car (after all this love and mods.. don't want to sell cheap).. even if i find an M3 E46 at a good price..

So my question is.. is it worth going F/I with the 330? OR buying an M3 in the future as a weekend toy?
(330 also is not a DD)
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Old 09-29-2013, 03:17 PM   #2
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What should i do with my E46...???

I love my 330ci supercharged with ESS TS 2 kit. Paired with a 3.38 final drive, it is great.

I've had the kit for over 6 years and 80k+ miles.

If you want a lot more power than what the TS2 puts out, go with an M3.


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Old 09-29-2013, 04:37 PM   #3
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I love my 330ci supercharged with ESS TS 2 kit. Paired with a 3.38 final drive, it is great.

I've had the kit for over 6 years and 80k+ miles.

If you want a lot more power than what the TS2 puts out, go with an M3.


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Is the TS2 330 faster than the M3?

I don't race.. and of course it's not my goal to smoke M3s.. just asking..

I moding/upgrading my E46, for me ONLY..

I see that the TS2 has alot more torque than the M3 and similar hp..

Thanks for the reply mate!
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Old 09-30-2013, 09:24 AM   #4
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Old 09-30-2013, 09:56 AM   #5
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Old 09-30-2013, 07:24 PM   #6
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What should i do with my E46...???

6 speed with 2.93 gear and ESS TS2 is slower than an M3.

6 speed with 3.38 gear and ESS TS2 is faster than an M3.


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Old 10-01-2013, 02:57 PM   #7
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6 speed with 2.93 gear and ESS TS2 is slower than an M3.

6 speed with 3.38 gear and ESS TS2 is faster than an M3.


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I will stick with the 5 speed manual gearbox and the 3,38 diff.

I think i want more the F/I route.. I don't know if i will go with ess.. Or another sc kit..
We will see..!!
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Old 10-01-2013, 08:51 PM   #8
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5 and 6 speed are pretty much same gearing from what I understand. 6th gear is just overdrive and it is nice to keep revs down a bit in highway cruising.

But pulling power, should be the same. Only mention 6 speed cause that is what is in my car.


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Old 10-02-2013, 01:21 AM   #9
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5 and 6 speed are pretty much same gearing from what I understand. 6th gear is just overdrive and it is nice to keep revs down a bit in highway cruising.

But pulling power, should be the same. Only mention 6 speed cause that is what is in my car.


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Thanks man.
Yes i know. They are the same.
No highway cruising here cause i live in island.. Usually 1 time every year i take it out of the island for trip.. iam ok with my gearbox and diff.. (i actually love my 3.38 diff)

I believe it will be very nice and quick with a SC kit producing around 300-330 hp..
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Old 10-08-2013, 12:35 PM   #10
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Old 10-08-2013, 12:47 PM   #11
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Don't forget TT (TechniqueTuning) if you want to go turbo.
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Old 10-23-2013, 04:33 PM   #12
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Custom turbo or ESS?

Is a custom turbo kit reliable and less costly than an ESS TS2?

I don't want crazy hp.. i want torque from low rpm and reliable boost/hp..
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Old 10-23-2013, 04:45 PM   #13
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Custom turbo or ESS?

Is a custom turbo kit reliable and less costly than an ESS TS2?

I don't want crazy hp.. i want torque from low rpm and reliable boost/hp..

If you have experience with turbocharging custom turbo can be reliable.

on a turbo system, if you are after a "budget type turbo" you are on the wrong way.

cheap and turbo do not go hand in hand.

You should get a proven kit from vendors and dont look for adventures.
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Old 10-23-2013, 05:47 PM   #14
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The twin screw is a lot of fun with torque down low, but more tire shredding then usable I think (at least from my 2003 Mustang Cobra days hehe)...

Turbo is expensive but worth it.

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Old 10-24-2013, 09:31 AM   #15
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If you have experience with turbocharging custom turbo can be reliable.

on a turbo system, if you are after a "budget type turbo" you are on the wrong way.

cheap and turbo do not go hand in hand.

You should get a proven kit from vendors and dont look for adventures.
Correct at the end of the day you get what you pay for if you are looking for more power and looking for reliability going with a Supercharger Kit would be the best route.
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The twin screw is a lot of fun with torque down low, but more tire shredding then usable I think (at least from my 2003 Mustang Cobra days hehe)...

Turbo is expensive but worth it.

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Lol I think the terminator has a BIT more torque than the e46.
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Lol I think the terminator has a BIT more torque than the e46.
In that case the twin screw should be perfect.
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I say spend an extra grand or so and go with with the Technique Tuning Stage 2 Kit. If you have the money, of course.
The easier install and a little more practical for daily driving, would be an AA Stage 2 SC Kit.

Stage 2's because more power

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I say spend an extra grand or so and go with with the Technique Tuning Stage 2 Kit. If you have the money, of course.
The easier install and a little more practical for daily driving, would be an AA Stage 2 SC Kit.

Stage 2's because more power
Iam still confused/undecided.. i got a nice offer from ESS.. i don't know.. i believe it will clear up by the end of the year...
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Iam still confused/undecided.. i got a nice offer from ESS.. i don't know.. i believe it will clear up by the end of the year...
This Month we are going to be offering Special Pricing for our E46 Supercharger Kits for a Cyber Monday that is going to be impossible to say NO to .
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