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Old 02-09-2010, 10:46 PM
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supercharger!!!!

im new to the site and have a few questions for anyone willing to take the time to answer.....i bought my 04 m3 about 8 months ago and love it but i want more hp and the first thing that came to mind was a supercharger. could i just have one installed or would i need something before doing that and if i can then what brand should i get? and it has the smg transmission does that make a difference?
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Old 02-09-2010, 10:49 PM
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Well lucky for you there are many very good kits out there......

Try Dinan, VF engineering to name a few.

But in all honesty if it is HORSEPOWER you want.
Check out horsepowerfreakz
they have AMAZING, and oh do i mean AMAZING turbo kits.

But it all depends on how much money your willing to spend.

But with enough money you could have a enzo killer.
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Old 02-09-2010, 11:17 PM
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well im having the service done on it in a few days have about 75 miles before its time but after i spend the 1-2k having that done i dont want to spend anymore than 3k if thats possible? would i need bigger breaks and should i get a new exhaust and if so what kind?
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Old 02-10-2010, 04:22 AM
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$3K is not nearly enough for a supercharger. Figure on $7K minimum. Active Autowerkes is $8,495. Plus installation.
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Old 02-10-2010, 08:55 PM
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so then what could i do worth doing for 3k?
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Old 02-11-2010, 11:18 AM
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Honestly? Nothing for the M3 is going to make a huge difference unless you go FI.
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Old 02-12-2010, 09:53 AM
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ya i recomend doing other things with that $3k. give it to me and I'll show you what I mean... jkjk
some options
-coilovers
-Wheels
-intake
-Exhaust
wont make it so much faster but wont cost you $9,000 either
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Old 02-12-2010, 09:55 AM
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Just save more or do what 1989baby stated
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Old 02-12-2010, 07:30 PM
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i think i'll just save up till i can do what i really want. i appreciate all the feedback!!!!
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Old 02-12-2010, 08:50 PM
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Like you said previously, it definately wouldn't hurt to upgrade your brakes and suspension to go along with the extra power.
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Old 02-14-2010, 06:12 PM
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You will need to upgrade the suspension and brakes,with the supercharger you can remove it when selling unlike a turbo.
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Old 03-02-2010, 11:59 PM
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3k will get you some nice bolt ons. but if you really want a supercharger and even if you get a used one i don't think you'll be paying less then 5 or 6k

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Old 03-22-2010, 02:17 AM
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I say do the suspension now. Save the rest and get the supercharger then.
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