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      09-23-2014, 08:40 PM   #1
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Curiosity killed my wallet

So just out of pure curiosity...is it possible to put a turbo/supercharger onto an n52 motor and not have any real problems? What would I need to accomplish this? I'm no mechanic. Just interested is all.
Interested in getting some feedback on this.
Please don't tell me I should have got a 335i and all this other stuff. I have what I have. A 2008 grey 328i sedan. And I love it.
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your looking around 5k. your better off selling it and buying a 335i honestly. or if you really want speed buy a American car. OR Japanese car for reliability.
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No offense but a simple google search will do AMAZING things.

SC by ARMA.
http://www.armaspeed.com/eng/goods.php?act=cat&no=22

based on research the kit itself will cost about $5k+. Throw in labor and you're looking at over $6k.


But seriously, should have used that money on a 335i. lol
When life gives you a 328i (and you want more power), you trade it in and get a 335i. lol
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No offense but a simple google search will do AMAZING things.

SC by ARMA.
http://<a href="http://www.armaspeed...=cat&no=22</a>

based on research the kit itself will cost about $5k+. Throw in labor and you're looking at over $6k.


But seriously, should have used that money on a 335i. lol
When life gives you a 328i (and you want more power), you trade it in and get a 335i. lol
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Also consider that the 335i is a DIrect injection system compared to your aspirated engine.

So adding a turbo will drastically increase the fuel consumption.

If you trade it in for a 335i, you will probably have enough left over for a tune on top of your new 335i. And your fuel economy won't be affected too much compared to a 328 turbo charged.

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So just out of pure curiosity...is it possible to put a turbo/supercharger onto an n52 motor and not have any real problems? What would I need to accomplish this? I'm no mechanic. Just interested is all.
Interested in getting some feedback on this.
Please don't tell me I should have got a 335i and all this other stuff. I have what I have. A 2008 grey 328i sedan. And I love it.
If you love your car and don't want to hear the most reasonable answer (sell it and buy a 335i) then why ask the question? On the one hand you just say it is "out of curiosity" but then ask "what you would need to accomplish it." If its just for curiosity, why do you need to need to know what is needed to accomplish it unless you are considering doing it? At least be honest with yourself when you ask such questions.

The short answer is, yes it is possible to add forced induction. You would need money - at least $5k to $7k. Go for it Mr. Curious.
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If you love your car then why don't you leave it the way it is? Why would you want to add a supercharger/turbo? Just curious. Your n52 is designed to be NA. Adding a turbo or supercharger will turn into a money pit.

If you cannot afford to purchase/maintain a 335 or m3 then just do as others have done and buy a mustang 5.0. You won't have the refinement of a BMW but you'll have a fast car for less money.
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Exactly, that's the whole point of the 328i...to have a non-turbo motor. Well, there are other things involved, but I won't get into that lol

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If you love your car then why don't you leave it the way it is. Why would you want to add a supercharger/turbo? Just curious. Your n52 is designed to be NA. Adding a turbo or supercharger will turn into a money pit.

If you cannot afford to purchase/maintain a 335 or m3 then just do as others have done and buy a mustang 5.0. You won't have the refinement of a BMW but you'll have a fast car for less money.
Mustang? Ford? Have you seen those interiors?!
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If you love your car then why don't you leave it the way it is. Why would you want to add a supercharger/turbo? Just curious. Your n52 is designed to be NA. Adding a turbo or supercharger will turn into a money pit.

If you cannot afford to purchase/maintain a 335 or m3 then just do as others have done and buy a mustang 5.0. You won't have the refinement of a BMW but you'll have a fast car for less money.
Mustang? Ford? Have you seen those interiors?!
Lol I personally wouldn't buy one but a lot of people would. It's one of the most affordable sports cars.
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your better off selling it and buying a 335i honestly.
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For those new to forum or living under a rock search for the ESS SC thread for the N52. That's the only viable future option. There's plenty on here about why you buying that ARMA will just be you throwing money in the wind. Keep up to date on ESS release, people will be buying that.
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Agreeing with the above, you should honestly just get the 335i and yes you're going to hear that from nearly everyone on the forum one way or another.

Now if that curiosity of yours is worth having possible issues on an N/A motor, spending $6K+ and what not then go for it. Who are we to tell you how to spend your money and time on.
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is it possible to put a turbo/supercharger onto an n52 motor?
It's possible to put a turbocharger on any motor...

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I love how BMW tools resort to calling the interior shit on faster cars. There are tons of ugly fast honda civics that can beat a 335i
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Every car has aspects. I came from an Evo and r32, don't get me started on all the things they argued about in regards to bmw's and quality, bashing etc
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I love how BMW tools resort to calling the interior shit on faster cars. There are tons of ugly fast honda civics that can beat a 335i
First of all it was a 328 driver that made the comment about the mustang interior. Second, if you like the civic so much then go buy one. No one cares. And third, if were all "BMW tools" then why are you here? What does that make you then?
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I love how BMW tools resort to calling the interior shit on faster cars. There are tons of ugly fast honda civics that can beat a 335i
I could care a less about which car is faster, lol. We're comparing a BMW to Ford for fucks sake and it was a JOKE! I love the perception people have on BMW drivers!
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I love how BMW tools resort to calling the interior shit on faster cars. There are tons of ugly fast honda civics that can beat a 335i
I'll put my my money that there's more 335is that can beat civics than the other way around. I think you're on the wrong forum.
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I could care a less about which car is faster, lol. We're comparing a BMW to Ford for fucks sake and it was a JOKE! I love the perception people have on BMW drivers!
There is a reason for the poor view of BMW drivers.
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Whatever mate. Clearly trying to get a rise out of someone.

Idiots drive civics, idiots drive BMW's, idiots post on forums. Just relax!!
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I love how BMW tools resort to calling the interior shit on faster cars. There are tons of ugly fast honda civics that can beat a 335i

Am I missing something here? What does speed and interior have to do with one another? The newer Mustangs look pretty good and sound amazing. They are much cheaper and easier to maintain than a 335i... and sound much better. And their interiors are hideous and cheap looking. I'm sure there are plenty on the road that would put a beating on my FBO 335i, but I don't think anyone cares. There will always be a faster, cheaper, uglier interior car than yours. I can't tell if you actually like BMWs, or are just a lonely troll on these forums based on some comments I've seen you post.
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