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Old 06-21-2012, 02:05 PM   #21
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I have no doubt it would support them, it's probably just a matter of how much I can stick to rolling starts only and how often I'm down to replace axles/ possibly front diff.

I don't want an m3 killer nor a 335 killer. I'd like to at least be a bit quicker than a 330xi w/ 5sp auto but any of the kits will get me there so that's not really a big deal.

If I went AA, I might actually want a little less power than their 325 kit provides. 330crank seems terrifying for axles/diff.

ETA: Of course people say the posted numbers are higher than actual, so it might be in the safeish range. Switching the axles and rebuilding them isn't a huge deal and I actually enjoyed it last time but it's not something I want to do more than once every year or so.
You will need headers and exhaust to get that number from AA...

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Old 06-21-2012, 02:16 PM   #22
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You will need headers and exhaust to get that number from AA...

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Correct the Factory Headers & Exhaust are extremely restrictive and hold back a good amount of power from Factory and with a Supercharger Kit that number is amplified.
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Old 06-21-2012, 02:18 PM   #23
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You will need headers and exhaust to get that number from AA...

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I have headers and my car is loud enough with headers and race cats (though my injen intake is arguably almost as loud as the exhaust) that after a blower I will refuse anything else louder.

Also so far Euro Enginuity has been a pleasure to deal with! But so has AA. And a tech at my local indy shop, who is at this minute racing the widowmaker in CO, offered his assistance on the side with regards to 100% custom work. He has access to mandrel bending equipment, aluminum welding, and stainless welding and said he could work with me on custom exhausts/intercoolers and maybe a custom radiator with expansion tank built-in so long as I make a CAD of the BMW connectors (which is no bog deal).

I'm hoping to have an order placed as soon as tomorrow afternoon and things are looking VF's way because good lord that price. If all else fails, Jim Conforti's shop is only a couple hours away.
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I have headers and my car is loud enough with headers and race cats (though my injen intake is arguably almost as loud as the exhaust) that after a blower I will refuse anything else louder.

Also so far Euro Enginuity has been a pleasure to deal with! But so has AA. And a tech at my local indy shop, who is at this minute racing the widowmaker in CO, offered his assistance on the side with regards to 100% custom work. He has access to mandrel bending equipment, aluminum welding, and stainless welding and said he could work with me on custom exhausts/intercoolers and maybe a custom radiator with expansion tank built-in so long as I make a CAD of the BMW connectors (which is no bog deal).

I'm hoping to have an order placed as soon as tomorrow afternoon and things are looking VF's way because good lord that price. If all else fails, Jim Conforti's shop is only a couple hours away.
Give me a call now my direct number is 305-233-9300 Ext: 232
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Well, there is no dipping involved now. I was made an offer I could not refuse. There weren't even any guns being aimed at me. Basically, Viral's reputation is well-earned.

Unless there is a cruel twist of fate, my car should be running sans Injen, con Rotrex C-30.
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I found that a few people here are full of sh1t. Now you'll say that you're not biased? Please, stay out of these kinds of threads that have nothing to do with HPF. Everyone you get involved in goes one direction.
Umm he asked an opinion. I have owned AA's kit, VF's kit and Hpf's kit, plus ordered stuff from ESS. I gave my oninion, when you have owned these kit I would expect to hear from you. But you haven't so how can you have an opinion on each kit?? Just sayin.. I have my in put on it and thats from personal experiance with each company. I recommended a company other than HPF for him, stop trying to start drama. OP good luck and keep us up todate on how your car comes along no matter the kit, we all love car porn threads here.
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Play nice Boys. Keep the thread clean for the OP sake.


Congrats on going FI Op. You will love it.
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Umm he asked an opinion. I have owned AA's kit, VF's kit and Hpf's kit, plus ordered stuff from ESS. I gave my oninion, when you have owned these kit I would expect to hear from you. But you haven't so how can you have an opinion on each kit?? Just sayin.. I have my in put on it and thats from personal experiance with each company. I recommended a company other than HPF for him, stop trying to start drama. OP good luck and keep us up todate on how your car comes along no matter the kit, we all love car porn threads here.
You've been up one company's ass for so long, your opinion don't mean sh1t. I'm not the only one who feels this way. And that's not from Internet chatter.

Again, please stay out of the non-HPF threads.
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Guys I am still baffled how HPF even came up.

Though if it came up because someone wanted to swap a built M3 motor into my humble 325xi and preserve the AWD system plus reinforce the subframe for the same cost as an S/C kit...

please, for the love of god, pm me! I promise I won't say no just because one company or another was somehow involved.


Otherwise, I'll be locked-in somewhere around 9:10am eastern tomorrow.
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I know this is a bit old, but I want to know how the AA kit is working out for you. How was the install? Support? Driving awesome? Thx!
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I know this is a bit old, but I want to know how the AA kit is working out for you. How was the install? Support? Driving awesome? Thx!
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Old 01-21-2013, 03:11 PM   #33
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I did not see anyone mention that AA has a two year warranty. I can personally vouch for its value as I had to use the warranty.
Make sure that you do a piece-by-piece comparison as each kit may vary.

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