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      06-19-2012, 05:31 PM   #155
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Is he putting the SC kit together from different vendors? I know the headers are from him but what the SC? I'm just gonna upgrade to the 335i and be happy with the twin turbos.
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      06-20-2012, 11:52 AM   #156
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So excited x)! I wonder how much power it will make on the 330i. o.o
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      06-20-2012, 12:17 PM   #157
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Just buy a 335
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      06-20-2012, 10:14 PM   #158
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Just buy a 335
really? how many times has that been said already?
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      06-22-2012, 07:35 AM   #160
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Alot.


It makes more sense. I drive a 330 btw. If I wanted power I would sell mine in a heartbeat and find a clean similar 335 and take the 7 grand I would spend for this supercharger and have way more reliable power and a nicer car.

Just seems too late and too expensive to be making this.

It also still isnt available to actually buy. Probably wont be.




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really? how many times has that been said already?
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      06-22-2012, 08:08 AM   #161
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I don't understand all of the people who say sell and buy a 335i. If this was the thinking everyone went by, no tuners would exist and everyone would drive Veyrons. Because with thinking like this, why ever mod a 335i, stop wasting your money and buy an M3. Quit being cheap. To M3 owners, stop blowing your money and get a GTR. To GTR owners, go by a Lambo, to Lambo owners, you must be poor because you didn't buy a Veyron.

Modding is what some people enjoy. It is not always about buying a ready made product.
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      06-22-2012, 08:32 AM   #162
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Im talking about using a better product as a base to mod. Obviously I would mod a 335 and not let it sit stock.

If youve done the valve cover gasket job or replaced a broken head bolt in our N52 like I have youd realize how fragile alot of the bolts really are. I would never feel safe boosting the N52. Its a great engine as is, but not mod friendly.

Im speaking spcifically to boosting the N52.

Its not about being cheap or whatever. Like I said for the 7 grand you spedn on this kit you could have a well equipped low mileage 335 and have a tune and other mods.



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I don't understand all of the people who say sell and buy a 335i. If this was the thinking everyone went by, no tuners would exist and everyone would drive Veyrons. Because with thinking like this, why ever mod a 335i, stop wasting your money and buy an M3. Quit being cheap. To M3 owners, stop blowing your money and get a GTR. To GTR owners, go by a Lambo, to Lambo owners, you must be poor because you didn't buy a Veyron.

Modding is what some people enjoy. It is not always about buying a ready made product.
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      06-22-2012, 09:29 AM   #163
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In an ideal world, anybody who buys a car did all their research, so any 328i owner is happy with their power knowing it isn't mod friendly

That being said... preferences and buying power change over time. There is probably a small market for this product, if it ever sees the light of day
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      06-22-2012, 05:14 PM   #164
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Im talking about using a better product as a base to mod. Obviously I would mod a 335 and not let it sit stock.

If youve done the valve cover gasket job or replaced a broken head bolt in our N52 like I have youd realize how fragile alot of the bolts really are. I would never feel safe boosting the N52. Its a great engine as is, but not mod friendly.

Im speaking spcifically to boosting the N52.

Its not about being cheap or whatever. Like I said for the 7 grand you spedn on this kit you could have a well equipped low mileage 335 and have a tune and other mods.
Then don't mod an N52. Simple. Others will. Simple. Obviously people will mod a 325/328/330i and not let them sit stock, so what exactly was your point?

To ever car owner who thinks a car below them is not worth modding, there is a car owner above you who thinks your car is not worth modding.
With your logic, anything lower than a BMW is not worth modding. Because why not start with a better product?

So why mod your 335i, when you could start with a better product, AN M3????
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      06-22-2012, 07:43 PM   #165
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^ I think hes also justifying cost value. Cost difference is less than 10g which is probably where you would spend to get the SC on the n52 all said and done. If I would do it all over, I would buy a 335. I was too reluctant and stupid to read all the negative problems ppl report about the n54
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      06-22-2012, 08:05 PM   #166
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At the end of the day it whatever makes you happy. If you like your 328i and you like modding it to give it that little extra hp then great. If you want a lot more hp like over 400hp then yes you should into the 335i.

If you think about all the cars you have bought how many of them have
you modified. I have owned a mustang, ranger, Chevy and now a BMW and I have done something to all of them. I'm not just talking performance. Many people mod there car because they enjoy it. Like I said its all up to the person and what makes them happy. I enjoy modding my car. And if I really wanted a lot of hp when yes I would of got a 335i or picked up a e46 m3. But I'm happy with what I have and enjoy missing it an driving it everyday.

Also at the end of the day you can only drive so fast on the freeway. We don't leave in Europe with the autobahn.
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      06-22-2012, 09:43 PM   #167
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talking about cost value. within the e90/ e92 range specifically the n52 vs n54. you guys are ridiculous
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      06-23-2012, 12:19 AM   #168
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really? how many times has that been said already?
Not enough.

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It makes more sense. I drive a 330 btw. If I wanted power I would sell mine in a heartbeat and find a clean similar 335 and take the 7 grand I would spend for this supercharger and have way more reliable power and a nicer car.

Just seems too late and too expensive to be making this.

It also still isnt available to actually buy. Probably wont be.
I agree.
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      06-23-2012, 12:22 AM   #169
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Just buy a 335
I know I did lol
My 328 was great, but I needed to go back to forced induction. It was great while it lasted.
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      06-23-2012, 03:16 AM   #170
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boost is boost so doesnt this mean that the n52 should be able to handle a turbo?
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      06-23-2012, 08:50 AM   #171
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boost is boost so doesnt this mean that the n52 should be able to handle a turbo?
Nope, Not as well.
Way more goes Into that.

The 335 is hard to beat power to money ratio. It's really hard to find a better car for its price range (used). Easily finding used 335s for low 20s really pushes anything else near it away once you factor in how easy it is to add power.

Faster than the m3 , and cheaper.

Anywho good luck on the supercharger. I'd really like to see one beat a stock 335 in a video one day.

But going by the rate that the headers went maybe we will see it happen next year
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      06-23-2012, 11:28 AM   #172
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Nope, Not as well.
Way more goes Into that.

The 335 is hard to beat power to money ratio. It's really hard to find a better car for its price range (used). Easily finding used 335s for low 20s really pushes anything else near it away once you factor in how easy it is to add power.

Faster than the m3 , and cheaper.

Anywho good luck on the supercharger. I'd really like to see one beat a stock 335 in a video one day.

But going by the rate that the headers went maybe we will see it happen next year
M3 has a wider stance, better suspension out of the box, LSD, and a mean v8 roar
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      06-23-2012, 03:35 PM   #173
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talking about cost value. within the e90/ e92 range specifically the n52 vs n54. you guys are ridiculous
Yup
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      06-23-2012, 04:27 PM   #174
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M3 has a wider stance, better suspension out of the box, LSD, and a mean v8 roar
I can't hear the mean v8 roar when it's behind me
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      06-23-2012, 06:53 PM   #175
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just like to point out that Gavin hasn't said shit since this thread started.....
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      06-24-2012, 02:24 AM   #176
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^ this could be answered please.
In those videos it doesnt have the final intake in it, or filter or meth system in it, it was just out for some test runs.

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Gavin, hurry and finish the kit so all the restless folks with N51/N52 can finally be happy!
Im working on it! Headers are shipping and this is wrapping up - Im very close to being done with it, just need it to be right. I was picking up a knock on the dyno earlier and had to replace the #2 coil and for good measure put all new plug in the car (they were old, and the coils go out on these often) now the knock is gone and its running clean to redline. still have some more road tests and odds and ends tuning to do to get the power at a reliable and exciting zone, hoping to have it ready for more videos in a few days though.

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yeah, that's true. It would be nice to get a response on the many valid questions people have here.

What makes it worse is when Gavin promises an update the next day and we don't hear from him for months.
It's only been a couple weeks, a lot goes in to this and I dont always have an awesome breakthrough everyday for it. It is coming, and it is 100% happening.

Ill have more to come this week (fingers crossed)
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