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Old 03-19-2010, 06:37 PM   #1
darrenforeal
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VF or AA (E36) supercharger kit?

I have a 1993 525i. It has the same motor as the E36 (M50TUB25)which VF-engineering and Active Autowerke both makes supercharger kits for. I spoke with both companies and they said both would fit more or less.

AA said I would have to modify the mounting of the intercooler, and VF said I would have to use their E38 intake instead of the E36.

Should I get the intercooled AA C-30 Rotrex kit?
Or the Non-intercooled VF Vortex kit?
What company has a better reputation for quality, tuning and performance?

I live in Southern California so the summers can get hot. But the PSI on both kits is under 8psi so I don't know if it matters as much. The AA kit will be about $500 more and the hassle of dealing with the intercooler. Over all which is better for my application?

Thanks guys!
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Old 05-25-2010, 11:21 PM   #2
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AA all the way intercool it! to keep the temps down.

I have a friend that dynoed his E46 325 and nice numbers came out 250 RWHP so he doubled the cars HP.

good luck!
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