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      05-16-2014, 11:04 AM   #67
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Ummmmm, you guys do realize that you could just trade in your naturally aspirated 328 for a 335, right? Any argument that the hardcore naturally aspirated people make against the 335 will essentially apply to this as well. Weight distribution, unreliability, etc. I'm all for options but you guys are acting like this is the second coming. Now back to your regularly scheduled fanboi extravaganza...
you think this is only for 328? think again.

E9x, Z4 na cars weigh less and handle better. It's not all about power but sum of the parts. The same reason people buy Cayman and M3 over 335.

Nobody is beating you to get it. Also, you can't possibly think the folks are aware of 335!? The bad thing is the limp mode party sticky with 1000 pages.
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I want it, but my car will be pushing 200k miles before I can afford something like this. Methinks I'll be more inclined to just do a full engine swap at that point.
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I want it, but my car will be pushing 200k miles before I can afford something like this. Methinks I'll be more inclined to just do a full engine swap at that point.
Swap to what?
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Swap to what?
Who knows, I'll cross that bridge when I get there. I'd just rather use that $5k towards a younger, bigger engine vs. spending it to boost an old worn out N52.
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OH SNAP! I was just talking to my bro last night about a SC for the n52!
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Swap to what?
Who knows, I'll cross that bridge when I get there. I'd just rather use that $5k towards a younger, bigger engine vs. spending it to boost an old worn out N52.
You bring up a good point. I have 140k on my 330i and I'm not sure I'd want to risk it, but it would be awesome. :O I'd maybe consider finding a younger N52 to throw in and then supercharge it.
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      05-16-2014, 01:06 PM   #73
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Gentlemen, from the man himself:

This kit will make around 100 HP. We have been running / testing this kit for a year. We currently have it installed in both N51 and N52 platforms. We are going to do pre-orders in the next 30 days and hope to release our first production run in the next 90 days.

How about a Group Buy 'Pre-Order' Special Price !!

More details-
intercooler? bigger injectors? how tuned?
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My 06 330xi only has 86,000 miles on the clock so Ill have plenty of life left for something like this
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How about a Group Buy 'Pre-Order' Special Price !!

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he said maybe but nothing is promised.
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My 06 330xi only has 86,000 miles on the clock so Ill have plenty of life left for something like this
My 06 325i have 71,500 miles on the clock. so it will be a good option for me as well...
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I have a 2007 530i SMG transmission...you guys do a group buy special and I might bite if the kit is compatible with the e60. I have invested/wasted/thrown so much money into the 530i that it has a sentimental value to me now. I understand the 335 vs 330i supercharged debate, but I am the first owner of my car and although the n54 is faster, I still love my 530i and it is no slouch. I don't track or drag or race but would be nice to have the option to add a S/C kit. Keep us posted please!
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I want this badly but I am pushing 140k miles too probably not smart to supercharge it...what you guys think?
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Ummmmm, you guys do realize that you could just trade in your naturally aspirated 328 for a 335, right? Any argument that the hardcore naturally aspirated people make against the 335 will essentially apply to this as well. Weight distribution, unreliability, etc. I'm all for options but you guys are acting like this is the second coming. Now back to your regularly scheduled fanboi extravaganza...
This is true, for extra 5-6 grand you can get 335 instead of 328, with similar milage and condition. Therefore it is a niche product for enthusiasts, who already invested serious money in 328 for suspension and brakes mods.
Reliability...............
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this will definitely void the warranty
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Don't think someone is putting a SC on their car gives a shit about warranty!!! These mods are way beyond those types of concerns.
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      05-17-2014, 07:54 AM   #85
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3 years in development finally paid off!

I hope my original thread helped them realize there was interest.
http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=557966
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Saw a post of somebody asking if it would void warranty and of course it will
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I want this badly but I am pushing 140k miles too probably not smart to supercharge it...what you guys think?
Why not? If your motors healthy and it was taken care of right it will have no problem running this type of kit. They're people with half your mileage that blow engines lol. Mileage is nothing to be scared of
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It's for real guys we have been working on it for close to a year very quietly. I was driving it around today and we are bringing it to Bimmerfest this weekend. N51 guys will be taken care of also. Im glad to see you guys are excited for the product.
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