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Old 07-31-2013, 11:57 AM   #1
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Do i have to remove AC

I have a E46 318i, if I am going to turbo it, do I have to remove the AC, or that's optional?
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Do i have to remove AC

Please explain the details of this. Firstly, why not buy a bigger engines one? Second, do not buy an eBay turbo kit because I bet you are.
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I have a E46 318i, if I am going to turbo it, do I have to remove the AC, or that's optional?
Yes you have to remove the AC and the power steering
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Please explain the details of this. Firstly, why not buy a bigger engines one? Second, do not buy an eBay turbo kit because I bet you are.
I would not purchase off ebay.

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I want to build a daily driver that I can drag if I feel like it, but if I have to get rid of A/C and power steering, I would do a different project all together.

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I want to build a daily drive that I can drag if I feel like it, but if I have to get rid of A/C and power steering, I would do a different project all together.
Yes you have to get rid of the A/C, power steering and I almost forgot that the cruise control won't work anymore either. There have also been cases where the 318 ebay kits make the car run really really warm and poor driveability. You would need a new clutch and driveline as well most likely to handle it for the drags...with new halfshafts as the axles won't handle the stress. I would find a new project.
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Please don't.
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Thanks all for the positive advice. I think i'll be looking at a Honda civic for now.
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