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Old 06-09-2013, 01:11 AM   #1
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BMW E46 330i Supercharger - Made in Japan

Hello from Japan.

It's nice to be here.

Firstly, I will try to use English. Please be patient.

This year we are building an E46 330i drift car using HKS parts, and our own shops parts. We will be entering D1 Street Legal with the car.

Now we are trying to decide which differential and clutch to use.

The 330i only has a different clutch and differential compared to other models. Now we are trying to fit an M3B LSD into normal 330i casing, but it is not easy.

I hope I have time, so that I can update this project and share information.

The name of the project is "Blue Eyes Samurai Project". We are also making some parts specifically for BMW drifting. We are closely working with Project Mu to have special compound pads and shoes for drifting use.

For now, here are some photos to show our progress.

Thank you very much

Project car


Mission and differential removed


Normal and OS Giken clutch


This is our current demo car. It is a 318is with a HKS supercharger kit fitted.


This is another product we are making. It is to fit AE101/AE111 throttle bodies onto M42/M44 engines.

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Old 06-09-2013, 01:16 AM   #2
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This arrived this week from HKS. It's the supercharger kit for our car!

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Old 06-09-2013, 01:25 AM   #3
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Last week we received a 330i automatic from the auction. We removed differential to check what is different to manual transmission cars.


This is what the factory differential looks like.


This is factory M3B LSD unit. We are trying to fit this into our 330i differential case. It's not easy because the factory differential is hour glass shaped, and not like the M3B differential at all. We have tried to machine down and grind the factory case.



In Japan, 3 companies make LSD for 330i cars. But only for automatic, so we wanted to know why, and what is different.

Here is 330i manual (left) and automatic (right) The output flange to drive shaft is different, but it's OK. We will swap output shafts if needed.


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Old 06-09-2013, 01:27 AM   #4
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Today we work on the engine. We test fitted the HKS supercharger bracket, and charger unit. Some things need to be cut and changed. The cooling pipe for Alternator needs to be cut and trimmed for intercooler pipework. The bracket is not very strong so we are making our own bracket. We will sell the kit using our products and HKS products soon. Selling of bracket only is also possible.



We try to keep all things to look like factory. Our idea for this car is 100% street legal, and looking factory. This year and next year is a stepping stone to D1 GP or other events. For now we wish to establish our brand.

This is factory cowling which we will neatly trim soon and make seal against intercooler for maximum airflow.



To continue theme of factory look, here we are modifying factory M3B oil cooler for use on 330i engine.


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Old 06-09-2013, 01:28 AM   #5
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Last week we raced our 318is supercharger.


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Old 06-09-2013, 01:29 AM   #6
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Today we concentrated on rear axle.

We removed factory trailing arm bush.



And replaced with this. It is our original made pillow ball bush.



Here is the collar insert.



And this is how it looks when fitted.



This should give better control when drifting. The factory bush is not strong enough for the forces of drift.

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Old 06-09-2013, 01:33 AM   #7
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Old 06-09-2013, 03:24 AM   #8
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Thank you Kakashi San.

I should also mention. The oil filter housing is not 330i, it is E36 M3. This is so we can use the M3 oil cooler lines and oil radiator.
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Old 06-09-2013, 06:48 AM   #9
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Looks great Katsumoto San Can't wait to see more updates!


Btw, am i the only one who read the entire thread in Japanese accent just because the op said he will try to speak in English?
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Old 06-09-2013, 07:56 AM   #10
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I am looking forward to seeing your project completed! It will be nice to see the outcome :^)
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Old 06-09-2013, 09:37 AM   #11
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Thank you. But who is Katsumoto?

I have one question for American members. What is ZHP model? We don't have that model name in Japan, and Europe I think. What is special from normal 330i and 330i ZHP? Thank you very much.

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Old 06-09-2013, 09:58 AM   #12
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In the performance department, the ZHP was equipped with the more aggressive DME tune to increase power from 225 hp (168 kW) to 235 hp (175 kW).[20] The engine redline raised from 6,500 rpm to 6,800 rpm to take advantage of the new power band and higher power output at higher RPMs.[21] As a result of the higher redline, the nut that fastens the oil pump's sprocket came with threadlocker pre-applied from the factory to keep the nut from falling off.[22] The car also received a shorter final drive ratio which allows for faster acceleration; 3.07 vs. 2.93 for manuals and 3.64 vs. 3.38 for the automatic.[21]Car and Driver magazine track-tested the car, which returned a 0-60 mph time of 5.6 seconds and passed through the 1/4 mile in 14.3 seconds.[21] In 2003 the ZHP was the only non-M 3-series to feature a 6-speed manual transmission (the Steptronic automatic transmission was not available the first model year (2003), but it was offered from 2004 to 2006).

Suspension was modified over the standard suspension with firmer springs and dampers, larger anti-roll bars, stronger front control arm ball joints, a lower ride height, and slightly more negative camber.[21] The Style 135M wheels also came equipped with the much stickier compound, Michelin Pilot Sport tires, in a staggered configuration with 225/40-18 tires in the front and 255/35-18 tires in the back.[21]


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ZHP is the 330i with the m-sport bumpers that your silver 330 has in the front, m3 steering wheel, 6 speed, style 135 wheels, zhp suspension, difference cams and red line is raised to 6800 and engine puts out 235 at the crank instead of 225 for the U.S. model 330, and they could have alacantara interior

Btw really nice project what projected numbers should the hks supercharger give you?
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Old 06-09-2013, 11:21 AM   #14
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Thank you very much for the information. Very interesting that it has 10hp more.

The HKS supercharger kit is reaching 330hp from the box. We are hoping to achieve 360hp. We are also suggesting to use Nitrous Oxide to boost the power slightly higher. Our driver says that he wants 400hp, so we will try our best,
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no nitro please. nice project you have there sir.
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Thank you. But who is Katsumoto?

I have one question for American members. What is ZHP model? We don't have that model name in Japan, and Europe I think. What is special from normal 330i and 330i ZHP? Thank you very much.
samurai project?? You are a samurai, how would you not know Katsumoto?



*just kidding with you, i hope you are not offended. I love the japanese culture and i have so much respect for you guys!
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samurai project?? You are a samurai, how would you not know Katsumoto?



*just kidding with you, i hope you are not offended. I love the japanese culture and i have so much respect for you guys!
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Katsumoto...Hahah! I see. Sorry, I didn't understand at first.

No updates today. Busy with customers cars. Hope to have more updates this week!
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