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1BADBMW
03-06-2005, 04:56 PM
Is the M20 a good engine to Turbocharge?!! I'm thinking about tunning up the E34, is it worth it, or are there better solutions, considering the cost!!*shiner*

ZiMMie
03-06-2005, 05:28 PM
m20 is too small move the e34 chasis. look into an M30/M52 swap.

1BADBMW
03-07-2005, 12:16 PM
ok lets say a sawp with M30 which is about 210 hp, but wouldn't a turboed M20 produce more power? ... and...which one would cost more the sawp or the turbo?

1BADBMW
03-08-2005, 07:33 PM
...no?.....

punnzzells
03-08-2005, 08:47 PM
I have a nice M30.... take your pic... 3.3 litre or 3.5 litre

mike

1BADBMW
03-08-2005, 11:15 PM
I have a nice M30.... take your pic... 3.3 litre or 3.5 litre

mike


i dunno man, it would prolly be cheaper just to sell the 525i and get a same year 530i!!

ZiMMie
03-09-2005, 07:13 AM
a turbo m20 will definately produce more power but it wont be reliable as the m30 motor. I think doin an m30 converion in an e34 its much easier than doin it in an e30.

1BADBMW
03-09-2005, 05:29 PM
a turbo m20 will definately produce more power but it wont be reliable as the m30 motor. I think doin an m30 converion in an e34 its much easier than doin it in an e30.

but is it worth it? ..ok.. i guess i could sell the e34 and get a e30 which performes better since it's lighter, but my E34 is very clean and has lots of new stuff [clutch, brakes...] so i know the car, but as we all know it lack power big time, so i was thinking about turboing it..the i dea of swaping engines is too much, it would be much easier to sell my car and get a same year 530, and save me the $$$! *shiner* ...

Kid
03-09-2005, 09:27 PM
Turbocharging the m20 is much more expensive than swapping to a m30, check out turbochargingdynamics.com

1BADBMW
03-10-2005, 06:57 PM
Turbocharging the m20 is much more expensive than swapping to a m30, check out turbochargingdynamics.com

good site thanks, are those prices in US$? .. how much would a swap usually cost?