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Andy30 08-10-2012 05:09 PM

E36 Engine Question.
I have a question. Kinda new to the Forum.

I know that the 96-99 E36 M3 Had the S52B32(US). Is that engine a full iron block or a iron block with a aluminum head? Or all aluminum? And what kind of max power can you get out of it? And is it a good engine to turbocharge? :eeps: Please let me know.

Gooby 08-10-2012 06:03 PM

Iron block, aluminum head. Absolute max n/a whp is around 300whp. Yes, if done right.

Andy30 08-10-2012 06:10 PM

Ok thank you. If i can remember, there was a Drift car that had a S52 that ran 700+hp. Is that possible? It had a turbo with high boost. Dont remember how much though....

Gooby 08-10-2012 06:26 PM

Anything is possible. If you believe, aka have enough cash, you can achieve anything. TRM makes turbo kits that can push out 600+ whp on stock internals. However, if you're planning on anything over 350 whp I HIGHLY suggest a built motor.

Andy30 08-10-2012 06:27 PM

Yeah thats what i thought. Thank you for answering my question.

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