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roadwarrior687
03-22-2006, 08:52 PM
OK, 95% sure I'm gonna get my car blown, er me...ugh a supercharger for my '02 540i auto sport. This is as much research as I've done --> 0 :banana:

So, experts gimme some help please?? Options: VF or other vendor/manufacturer - pluses minuses. Can I realisticaly just do the SC?? Myth the tranny and engine stays stock other than the SC? Any other considerations?

I admit I'm a noob with regards to this...:yikes: :bow:

faded67
03-23-2006, 06:24 AM
OK, 95% sure I'm gonna get my car blown, er me...ugh a supercharger for my '02 540i auto sport. This is as much research as I've done --> 0 :banana:

So, experts gimme some help please?? Options: VF or other vendor/manufacturer - pluses minuses. Can I realisticaly just do the SC?? Myth the tranny and engine stays stock other than the SC? Any other considerations?

I admit I'm a noob with regards to this...:yikes: :bow:

I have seen and driven the VF kit on a '02 540 auto sport. Its actually very nice. Good power and still smooth. The only thing I did not like was the Vortech SC was noisey at idle. Otherwise, a great MOD.

aw/ir02smg
03-23-2006, 11:38 PM
roadwarrior687,

pressed the wrong button and i saw your ? highlighted...

anyways, if u DONT care about being street legal, vf (bunch on guys on the e39 - airfrcd, gixxer, 540dell, fewmore, i think) is a great way to go. some have done ess (propellehead).

IF u want carb cert street legal, only 1 choice = dinan. all the above run 6k to 7k. dinan with the sale going on til the 31st will run 16k, less 20%. dinan labor is also TWICE the number of hrs, about 27, vs the 10-12 hrs quoted for vf.

if u have nothing better to do, here's a link to some more vf stuff that i just posted.
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showpost.php?p=1634644&postcount=20

the mother thread on the m5 board, page 5 & 6 has more dinan specific stuff if u want to consider that route. BIG thread, you've been warned. :rofl:

http://www.m5board.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=66633&page=5


hope this helps. jack

roadwarrior687
03-25-2006, 11:29 PM
roadwarrior687,

pressed the wrong button and i saw your ? highlighted...

anyways, if u DONT care about being street legal, vf (bunch on guys on the e39 - airfrcd, gixxer, 540dell, fewmore, i think) is a great way to go. some have done ess (propellehead).

IF u want carb cert street legal, only 1 choice = dinan. all the above run 6k to 7k. dinan with the sale going on til the 31st will run 16k, less 20%. dinan labor is also TWICE the number of hrs, about 27, vs the 10-12 hrs quoted for vf.

if u have nothing better to do, here's a link to some more vf stuff that i just posted.
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showpost.php?p=1634644&postcount=20

the mother thread on the m5 board, page 5 & 6 has more dinan specific stuff if u want to consider that route. BIG thread, you've been warned. :rofl:

http://www.m5board.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=66633&page=5


hope this helps. jack

Hey jack this helps immensly! Just the summary I was looking for. Now, I just need to decide. Though, I can't bring myself to spend 16k (woulda got an m5 then).