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Old 01-10-2013, 05:43 PM   #1
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ThinkOrz's SMG M3 - Maximum PSI Turbo Kit Build

A few weeks ago we started a thread stating were searching for an SMG M3 to finalize our stock motor kit for full commercial release. Dexter and his beautiful 2004 Alpine White with cinnamon interior SMG M3, stepped up to the plate! I fell in love with this car when he dropped it off. It is immaculate!




Brian's car and Dexter's together



Here is the main hardware components that will be included with the kit. There are many small items that we did not include in this picture.




First, as you always should, we reinforced the rear. We not only hit the underside reinforcements at the sub frame mounting points, we also go in the trunk. While we were in there we also installed the AKG black sub frame bushings and rear trailing arm bushings on the car. Dexter is definetly doing it right, taking care of the weak suspension components prior to adding the power.











We are not only using his car to finalize the SMG hardware package, we are also using it to build our installation instructions. We are already up to step 97 with a little ways to go. Here are some pictures that you will see when you purchase the kit!

The is the last time the engine bay will look like this!



Time to Pull these and replace.





Intercooler Mounted



Turbo Nestled in its new home




That is where she sits today. We will keep you guys updated! We have some more work to do, but we have high hopes to get the car sorted shortly.

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Old 01-10-2013, 07:02 PM   #2
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his 2007 m3? interesting....
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Old 01-10-2013, 08:20 PM   #3
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his 2007 m3? interesting....
x2 thought 06 was the last year...
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Old 01-10-2013, 11:40 PM   #4
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Cant wait to see when its all done!!!
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Old 01-10-2013, 11:51 PM   #5
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Its a typo lol Yes the last year the E46 M3 was produced was 2006.
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Old 01-11-2013, 08:30 AM   #6
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Thanks for pointing that out. It is a 2004.
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Old 01-11-2013, 08:35 AM   #7
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great thread!!!! awesome kit btw!!
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Old 01-11-2013, 08:51 AM   #8
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Probably a dumb question... Is it possible to route the chargepipe over the subframe?
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Old 01-11-2013, 10:07 AM   #9
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Wow nice to see some progress car has come along way from inspection II to subframe reinforcement to turbo kit it's been a long Christmas for my M My car is an 05 AW with Cinnamon interior SMG 60k miles. Great work luke car is looking good cant wait to throw my wheels back on it and make some vids I got my gopro ready to record
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Vin number comes back as 2004! Either way, it is a beautiful car. I'm excited for you.
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Probably a dumb question... Is it possible to route the chargepipe over the subframe?
I had a similar question.

I would just like to clarify the question a bit: Is it possible to route the charge-pipe over the subframe without sacrificing the AC?
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Old 01-11-2013, 12:12 PM   #12
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weird with the vin coming up as an 04 I guess bmw built my car at the end of the last quarter and shipped out in 05? either way excited to see what she puts down on the dyno as well as what the sound is like with the exhaust setup. As for the piping I cant comment but I know from seeing HPF cars and a one off custom turbo setup they all seem to have their pipe in the same fashion and if your car is slammed get used to replacing silicone connects/clamps every so often. This is one of the main reason why so many people wanted a top mount kit as well as to remove the need of a scavenge oil pump
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Old 01-11-2013, 12:37 PM   #13
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Here are some pictures of Brian's car and his hot side charge pipe to give you guys a reference of how low are charge pipe sits. (iphone pictures)





If you want to keep the intake and run the charge piping over the subframe, you will have to sacrifice the AC compressor.
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any chance to make the charge pipe portions closest to the ground out of the oval piping to get a little more clearance?
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I have no doubt in my mind! I would gladly sacrifice my AC to avoid this charge pipe routing seint the problems i have with stock ride height.
But then again, where I come from; having AC in a car, is like having a house inside a volcano, and install an oven just in case..
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Here are some pictures of Brian's car and his hot side charge pipe to give you guys a reference of how low are charge pipe sits. (iphone pictures)





If you want to keep the intake and run the charge piping over the subframe, you will have to sacrifice the AC compressor.
Wow. That is low! Maybe 3 or 3.5 inches off the ground?

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Hmm...I have lowered my car by 1" all the way around. If I do this, I wonder if I will ground out on the speed bumps at work.
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Hmm...I have lowered my car by 1" all the way around. If I do this, I wonder if I will ground out on the speed bumps at work.
The speedbumps will ovalize the tubing for you.
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Hmm...I have lowered my car by 1" all the way around. If I do this, I wonder if I will ground out on the speed bumps at work.
Well the pipe is between the front wheels. It will only touch, maybe, if you go over the speed bump sideways or at some angle where the front wheels "straddles" the bump.

Maybe it would touch if you drive the car off a curb right front wheel first.

Is there some other way to route the charge pipe? Maybe fabricating a new AC bracket or adaptor that opens a bit of space up?
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Well the pipe is between the front wheels. It will only touch, maybe, if you go over the speed bump sideways or at some angle where the front wheels "straddles" the bump.

Maybe it would touch if you drive the car off a curb right front wheel first.

Is there some other way to route the charge pipe? Maybe fabricating a new AC bracket or adaptor that opens a bit of space up?
I don't know if you could make it work but i know hybrid cars are using electric ac compressors.. Is it possible to fit one of those?
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