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      12-29-2012, 08:03 AM   #222
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Drives: 130i
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: QLD, Australia

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for the price.. hilarious, from what i've gathered, taht $6500 gets you about 305-320whp and 250ft-lb of tq..... $10k would get you an N54/box swapped in for 400-450whp, near 500+ft-lb and more potential.. heck, over in the US you'd probably get a whole 135i/335i for that money.... >_>

at that price, it's simply not a viable option for literally anyone.. it would cost me the $6.5k price tag, $500 odd in shipping, $1000 headers with $250 shipping, about 15% in taxes, installation.. so about $9500 + install.. say $1.5k for that, about $11k to boost an N52 and get proper power out of it .. add another $1k for an average custom mandrel SS exhaust, $12k to properly set it up

that's ACTUALLY slightly more than it would cost me to get an N54+gearbox and install it to my car (regardless of the fact i'm building the engine for a lot more.. )


the lack of updates on top of that? no thanks

Last edited by flinchy; 12-29-2012 at 08:08 AM.