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Forced Induction
Aftermarket superchargers & turbos as well as tuning for stock BMW turbos (N54 motor - 135i / 335i / 535i). Force-fed discussion to make your car go faster

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Old 01-04-2012, 05:38 PM
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Supercharger for $179?

http://www.superchargertuning.com/pa...nts/show/id/18

It's basically an electric fan that spools up to 20k RPM... in place of your stock air cleaner.

Should I get 2 for my M5?

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Our electric supercharger is designed for enthusiasts looking for additional power but are not ready to buy an expensive turbo kit or supercharger kit which can void their vehicles warranty, cost upwards of $5000 and require additional maintenance. These things you do not need to worry about with our charger system. It may require small modifications to mount the charger on your air intake line, but it can always be reversed.

What is included with this purchase?
  • 900+ Watt Motor
  • Safely generates up to 5 PSI of boost
  • Laser Cut 10 Blade Turbine with Rigid metal
  • Spools at 20,000 RPMs+
  • Maximum Boost in less than 1/10 of a second
  • 2" – 3.5" Rubber Couplers
  • High-Flow Air Filter Unique Design *Optional
  • Step-by-step Installation Guide in Manual
  • Metal Securing Clamps
Seems like I could save $70K over the cost of a DINAN S3

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The GTE electric supercharger is not your average boat blower or fan you may have seen others sell. It uses high grade, high speed motor structures designed and tested in Germany and Japan for the ultimate air pressure. The motor spins to over 20,000 rpm within a few milliseconds. All necessary parts are included to install on any air intake setup. Our kits are designed to efficiently and safely for air into your engine. The supercharger activates only when your floor the vehicle. The reason is the charger is designed to operate for no longer than 1 minute continuously because of its high velocity. This is not a problem, because if you ran your vehicle for 1 minute floored, you would be running over 200MPH.
Install on vehicles such as:
· Vehicle with Factory Air Box
· Vehicle with aftermarket air intake setups
· Vehicle with dual air intake setups *Requires Two Superchargers

Gain up to 40-60HP! The GTE Electric Supercharger™ is based on years of technology development in electric superchargers. Using your vehicles electrical system safely, the GTE can add substantial amount of air flow into your engine. More air pressure in your engine, the more horsepower you will make. Unlike turbo systems, which have a lag before producing horsepower, our electric supercharger gives you immediate response.
Other superchargers and turbo kits require extensive engine modifications. They also add extra weight to your vehicle. Our electric supercharger weights in less than 5 lbs. They also require serious engine software modifications. Our product can work on factory computer settings or even with our performance chip modifications for even better performance.

Here is what customers have to say
.."I installed the charger on my civic 2000 within 1 hour. The hardest part was running the wire inside the vehicle so the switch can acitivate the charger when I floored the car. I also had the option to mount the switch on the throttle body place, but thought it would be better under the pedal. I immediatly noticed power gain when I floored the car. I lost almost 1 second on my quarter mile drag test…."
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Old 01-09-2012, 01:21 PM
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http://www.superchargertuning.com/pa...nts/show/id/18

It's basically an electric fan that spools up to 20k RPM... in place of your stock air cleaner.

Should I get 2 for my M5?


That is AWESOME!! Please get it and let us know.

Thnx
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Old 01-09-2012, 03:08 PM
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That is AWESOME!! Please get it and let us know.

Thnx


I'm thinking maybe I could get a little computer fan from Fry's instead, and save $150...

I showed this to my mechanic and we got a good laugh out of it.

When the fan's not running, it'll act like having a potato stuck in the intake. It has 2 positions: ON,OFF. So it's not variable to adjust to RPM like a "real" S/C. It'll lean out your motor until the computer compensates. And you can't run it for extended periods of time or it'll overheat (per their video)

I think I'll let someone else be the guinea pig and see what happens...
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Old 02-20-2012, 05:59 PM
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I have spent a lot of my life turbocharging cars, trucks, planes, and boats. This is junk and will do nothing except for cause you problems.
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Old 02-22-2012, 11:18 AM
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Old 10-16-2012, 11:07 AM
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looking to turbo or supercharge my 98 m3 which is the better of the two for the motor.
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Old 10-16-2012, 02:44 PM
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Good god. Those things are still around? I thought they died along with fart cans.
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These are almost as big of a scam as the "performance chips" that you splice into your MAF sensor wires.
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Old 12-20-2012, 06:01 PM
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This is a joke of a scam.

For starters, compressing lots of air, requires lots and lots of energy. We're speaking about several HP at the very least, which at 12V would mean hundreds of amps. The power required to compress all that air can't possibly be obtained through those wires.

This is an example of a real electric supercharger:

http://autospeed.com.au/cms/title_Is...9/article.html

Note that it requires 350 amps, i.e. 4.2 KW. And that's for a mild 6psi boost on a small 1.2l engine.


BTW, Google is also your friend

http://google.com/search?q=electric+supercharger+scam
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Not in this case!
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Old 02-21-2013, 06:09 AM
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My brother being a stubborn individual bought this for his car and the worst 200 bucks he spend the biggest shut you can get rather put gas in for 200 bucks
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My brother being a stubborn individual bought this for his car and the worst 200 bucks he spend the biggest shut you can get rather put gas in for 200 bucks


Well, at least he did a public service for us by proving it didn't work!
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Does anyone have the install guide I just got mine and am trying to figure out how to remove these crappy twin turbos. This should be a real upgrade compared to the twins.
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I always love seeing these things on eBay. The insane part is that people actually buy them (and then use them)... Poor saps...
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Don't think so buddy. A real supercharger should look like this:



or this:



or these:


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Old 09-26-2013, 06:11 PM
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When it comes to cars and modifications, you truly get what you pay for. If this were as effective as a Dinan, everbody would be running it.

If i have any advice, do it right the first time; theres no such thing as cheap power.
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I love the 'filter optional' bit.

Makes you wonder what would happen to your engine once that tin fan blade breaks up.
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