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Old 11-02-2012, 10:55 PM   #1
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Turbo kit or Supercharger...

I just bought a 325Ci and its got some power but not enough...what is the best option to amp my bhp and which is the least expensive. Plus if your selling a kit that will fit my car please let me know!
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Old 11-02-2012, 11:00 PM   #2
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No turbo exists... well nothing easily acquired. Super charger from active autowork is your best bet. Its about $5000 along with all the maintenance that you should do before hand, prbly around 1500 in parts and junk.

Hope your a diy'er or this is going to get expensive...

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Old 11-02-2012, 11:01 PM   #3
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Just get a universal fit Turbo kit off eBay... No tune needed... 500bhp right out of the dented box.

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Old 11-02-2012, 11:06 PM   #4
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I can do all of the work myself. I was a huge VW guy but then I drove a BMW and that phase was over but what type of turbo kit are u talking about cuz some of them only bump it up to 300bhp?
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Old 11-02-2012, 11:20 PM   #5
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Should have got an m3, 325s are slow cars and aren't designed to be fast.
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Old 11-02-2012, 11:22 PM   #6
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Do you want to lend me $17,000? If not then your redundant comments can go elsewhere...thanks for the "helpful" commentary?
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Old 11-03-2012, 12:06 AM   #7
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^^ ROFL ok buddy look at it this way

How much did you spend on the 325

How much will you need to spend on preventative maintenance for the possible supercharger install, then the actual install for the supercharger.

You will need supporting mods to cater for the increase in power so that's more.

You want to get over 300bhp out of a 325? Cheaply? Good luck.

My comment was not "redundant" which doesn't actually make sense but good use of a thesaurus there mate. But my comment was actually providing you with the most logical and cost effective method to your question.
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Old 11-03-2012, 12:09 AM   #8
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Do you want to lend me $17,000? If not then your redundant comments can go elsewhere...thanks for the "helpful" commentary?
First of all, you didn't spend $3k on your car. If you did it's either from a family member, or it's a piece of garbage.
You're going to spend just as much getting your 325 to F/I as you would have on a mid range $20k m3.
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Old 11-03-2012, 12:09 AM   #9
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Well pip pip cheerio? Any BMW was built to go fast and I'm not looking for it to last for ever and I bought it for $3000 from an old man who couldn't drive a standard any more so I'm really not losing any money wen I flip this car.
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Old 11-03-2012, 12:15 AM   #10
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You make us teenagers seem bad seriously stop thinking that you're some kind of a whiney baby plus you make VAG enthusiast seem like hipster teens wanting eBay sh!t to go fast

But to answer your question
First what is your budged
Second what is your budged
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Old 11-03-2012, 12:39 AM   #11
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Lol no not any bmw was built to go fast...clearly your lack of knowledge on these cars and attitude on here won't get you very far.

If you bought the car for $3000 then it's either a POS and won't last 1 mile after its been supercharged without proper maintenance done to cater for it which is $$$$
Or your lying about to purchase price to try and justify why buying a 325 and s/cing it will be cheaper then buying an M3

Either way you won't s/c it and are just asking the question with a wishful mentality, you do s/c it and do it cheaply and your car dies and you have a whinge or you do it correctly and spend all the $$$ on it and then realise you could have just got an M3 instead like I stated earlier.
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Old 11-03-2012, 01:02 AM   #12
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How many of these threads are there?
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Old 11-03-2012, 01:52 AM   #13
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How many of these threads are there?
To many, and it's people like OP that will never learn
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Old 11-03-2012, 01:55 AM   #14
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Old 11-03-2012, 02:03 AM   #15
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Pull the motor, toss in a 2JZ.
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Old 11-03-2012, 03:08 AM   #16
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ive turbo charged alot of cars. with the m3 price here it will be cheaper for me to make my 323 go faster than an m3 to buy one. but will my gearbox,diff, sideshafts and cluth allow it? no, it will be a hugely expensive deal. go for a bolt on turbo charger kit wich allows you to boost without opening the engine. never more than .4\.5 bar boost.

you wont beat an m3 but youll have a huge hp increase. this site can be very usefull the guys here helped me more than they know treat them with respet. a bmw is a performance car got good brakes enough to stop a boosted car with standard brakes. the suspension will also allow you to. you will need to upgrade your ecu aswell with turbo kit or supercharger. to go big youll blow your wallet go for m3.

take of your head gasflow it fit some cams and a piggy back system with decat performance xhaust should make you feel hapy or do like i do, turbo the vw and leave the beemer.

but thats just my 2cents
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Old 11-03-2012, 12:06 PM   #17
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OP, go here. Also, use search button first. Or just scroll down the main page of the FI section. Or google 325ci turbo kit.

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=828666

:Edit: Your car want blow by an M3 but it will keep up with it on stage1. Maybe even pass if the other guy miss shifts. You will definitely beat them with stage2. But I will say it makes the car an absolute bast to drive. Even with just stage1. Feels like a brand new car. Any way hope this helps.
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Old 11-03-2012, 12:48 PM   #18
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I did turbo my gti but the frog wheel drive wasn't doing it for me? And I've already upgraded to fuel injection system and I pulled the ecu from a wrecked 325ci already and no I'm not BSing the price. This old guy who's my neighbor sold it to me for $3k. The bolt on turbo kit and tuning is only going to run me about $1200 and I upgraded to air intake and doing the exhaust next week. I could definitely push 440bhp without killing the engine?
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Old 11-03-2012, 01:25 PM   #20
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You don't know how to push a car?
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