I just want a little extra pickup on this M40 in my 318i that has 200,000km's in it. She's Canadian. Don't come at me with saying I should just get a 325i and modify that, I've done a lot of research and my end goal is to do an engine swap with a M52B28 2.8l that was built after March 1998 and turbo it, but I don't have the money or time for an entire swap right now. I'd rather chill with this M40 with a supercharger for easy maintenance and an easier install. I'm not looking for a massive upgrade, currently.
All that being said, I've looked around and I can't decide what would be the best way to go about this. I keep ending up on e36 threads with an m40/m42 supercharger and I didn't want to start dumping money into a project to end up with something that doesn't end up fitting in my E30 engine bay. I also don't trust anything on Ebay. I don't mind if it's used, as long as I can see it running or have it tested before I buy it. I'd even just buy it from a trusted person here in the community. I don't even mind if it's easier and cheaper to acquire a turbo kit instead. I don't mind the work, it's all about just a cheap upgrade. Cheap as in less than a thousand
I ran across this turbo kit:
Anybody have any experience with this website? I've read user reviews on CX racing on several websites saying its good for the price. I would prefer a supercharger.
Anybody have any tips and tricks to share?