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      04-17-2008, 01:16 AM   #1
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330i-Possible Turbo Or Supercharger??

Ok well ive been wondering this for a long time. And im pretty sure there is a topic already on this, or subforums, but is there any turbo or supercharger that you can put on the 330i? If so what are they? Are they actually worth it and are there any users here who have done it??? Thanks appreciate any info.


Oh and what would be better between the two???
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      04-17-2008, 07:05 AM   #2
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If you're pretty sure, then why didn't you search?

There are quite a few threads on this exact same topic.

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And im pretty sure there is a topic already on this, or subforums,
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Why not just do both like this guy??

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Why not just do both like this guy??

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thats a m3 engine tho...
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I bet our cars can take a supercharger, only problem is tuning our cars. Nobody can do is sucessfully. Back in the day, Horsepowerfreaks tried turboing a 330i, but to no avail.
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thats a m3 engine tho...
Actually its an N52! Read posts #50 and #63... those are from the owner of the car!
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Actually its an N52! Read posts #50 and #63... those are from the owner of the car!
your right

and despite me loving dennis's car... he hasnt produced any info on how much boost hes running and what hes getting from that custom work. HPF made a turbo kit for the 330 but its not very economic and they couldn't tweak the ecu... so if anything i think its just for show and isnt functional.
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your right

and despite me loving dennis's car... he hasnt produced any info on how much boost hes running and what hes getting from that custom work. HPF made a turbo kit for the 330 but its not very economic and they couldn't tweak the ecu... so if anything i think its just for show and isnt functional.
I finally saw his car at formulaD, but did you see the vid they posted of it running on the freeway??? Now i know running the car and what it actually boosts are to diff. things. Idk though, i guess well know at bimmerfest
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Lol so back to my original post.....Is there a way?? With actual proof??
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Yes, there is a way. It will cost around 10-15k. You take your car and sell it and then buy a 335. There is absolutely no logical reason to try to do forced induction on car that the factory has such a good solution. I would avoid that conversion like the plage.
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I finally saw his car at formulaD, but did you see the vid they posted of it running on the freeway??? Now i know running the car and what it actually boosts are to diff. things. Idk though, i guess well know at bimmerfest
read the HPF thread!
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theres rumors and all this crap but i dont think any company is willing to spend the time and effort on figuring out our ecu system. Our biggest hope relies on VF engineering to figure out the supercharger kit for the 5 series because its really similar to our car but again supercharger kit will cost around 5-7k + install and HPF has a firm price of 15k for theres.
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Yes, there is a way. It will cost around 10-15k. You take your car and sell it and then buy a 335. There is absolutely no logical reason to try to do forced induction on car that the factory has such a good solution. I would avoid that conversion like the plage.
I'm with VM on this one. If you're going to spend the money why not just buy a 335? Despite the cost for the turbo or SC kit the maintenace and headaches on modding the engine so dramatically is not going to be worth it. Sure you can run very moderate levels of boost, but what fun is that when you can get a used (or new) 335 and throw a piggy back in (or software) and produce great numbers with minimal headaches (I say minimal cause there are always headaches!!).

I would look what's involved labor and especially price wise to turbo or SC an N52. Price that out versus a 335 with a tune and I bet the cheaper solution would be the 335. I turbo'd my first VW which was an MKIV VR6 and I regret ever doing it. Sure when it was running good it was awesome to drive, but it was at my friend's shop more than it was on the road. I spent a lot of money and a lot of time to try and do it right, but it was still a PITA!

Just my $.02

Good luck!
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Yes, there is a way. It will cost around 10-15k. You take your car and sell it and then buy a 335. There is absolutely no logical reason to try to do forced induction on car that the factory has such a good solution. I would avoid that conversion like the plage.
Damn that much money...Ugh Nvm So who has an idea on what the diff. Would be for trading in a 06 330i, Fully Loaded, for maybe same year
335i???
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well figure $5k for the S/C but in terms of tuning it... why cant we just use the speed innovations ECU that I've seen on JleviSW?

I saw it there like 2 weeks ago but now its not anymore... I'll email them and see what they've got.
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Hey OP, I'll have more info on the reflash from speedinnovations later tonight if you want it.... guy from there is emailing me after his sales meeting.
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came across this today...

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hope that actually comes out! I'll get one if it does.
Same here, that would be so badass.
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my guess is that it would also work on a 328 e90... same engine from what i understand. ECU tuning is probably the difference between them but when I hear back from SpeedInnovations HOPEFULLY they will tell me some good news that their software would be able to tune for the SC kit.

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