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Old 08-25-2008, 11:32 PM   #1
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hi guys i'm from across seas in the U.K I currently own a 1995 E36 318ti compact. I've added a cat-back exhaust and a K&N induction kit. I'm looking to either supercharge it or turbocharge it. I've bought things from the states before at a cheaper price so thought I'd head that way for this. Do you have any info on where to go for something like this. Bear in mind it is a RHD and I beleive its the m42 engine if that helps at all. THanks
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Downing Atlanta makes a good supercharger kit for the 318ti but it's been discontinued so you'll have to buy a used one, which typically go for $3000-4000 USD, not sure how much that is in pounds, as for a turbo, custom built is your only option, but most custom builds don't end up working out in the end
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First off, welcome.
Second, the best place I can tell you to go for info- there is a search button on the blue bar towards the top of this page, you can find a plethora of info.

Lastly, I would hit up CoolJess about a turbo build, and ask him how he feels about it
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Turbos are great! Best bang for your buck IMO. Our motors are a perfect platform for a custom turbo setup. Especially the higher mileage m42's & m44's. They're so popular here in the states, almost every member here is running a turbo. A BUDGET setup should be good for atleast 400rwhp. It'll cost way less and produce twice the horsepower that an s50/s52 ever can. I was running 60psi on stock internals and homemade parts, but I decided to scrap that project and move onto bigger and better since everyone else was doing it and I wanted to be original. Welcome aboard, be sure to update us with your progress!!!


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Turbos are great! Best bang for your buck IMO. Our motors are a perfect platform for a custom turbo setup. Especially the higher mileage m42's & m44's. They're so popular here in the states, almost every member here is running a turbo. A BUDGET setup should be good for atleast 400rwhp. It'll cost way less and produce twice the horsepower that an s50/s52 ever can. I was running 60psi on stock internals and homemade parts, but I decided to scrap that project and move onto bigger and better since everyone else was doing it and I wanted to be original. Welcome aboard, be sure to update us with your progress!!!


Edit; BTW, just ignore all of the nay-sayers who try to crush our hopes and dreams by saying that it's a waste of time and money.


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