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Old 05-01-2010, 05:42 AM   #1
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I have a 1996 bmw 318ti and i was wondering which would be better to do, supercharge or turbo? and aprox. what would the cost be? I'll apprieciate any comments.
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I have a 1996 bmw 318ti and i was wondering which would be better to do, supercharge or turbo? and aprox. what would the cost be? I'll apprieciate any comments.
Turbo more power and less $$$
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Super Charger more power less $$$.

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Super Charger = much easier to install less power per psi/bar

I've run both of them on the same motor I currently have. Big difference on the butt dyno
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If you want the cool whine of an S/C go for that + its an easy install and you can get good numbers

If you want turbo with better numbers get that but gonna have to custom make somethings
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At the end of the day, they both cost time money and effort.
Either is capable of pushing the M42/M44 to the point of destruction.

"better" is relative to your expectations.

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Where can i get a supercharger kit for my bmw?
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Where can i get a supercharger kit for my bmw?
check the classifieds here or click this link --> DASC
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What about centrefugal s/c?
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The turbo definitely. gives more power and the sound is much better
The Boost is better
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Engine swap?
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engine swap im going to have to say, if you find all the right parts, will cost less. from what i understand the motors are direct drop ins. its just a matter of finding a motor/tranny/ecu/harness and put it together. and swap is much safer. dont have to worry about "i blew up my motor because i was being a jackass and boosted at 15." yea forced induction is more fun but too much hassle.
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