Click to go to Forum Home Click to go to maXbimmer Home

Go Back   maXbimmer Forums > maXimum Tech > Forced Induction
User Name

Welcome to!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!

Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 03-19-2010, 05:37 PM   #1
1st Gear Newbie
darrenforeal's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: California
Posts: 2
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!
darrenforeal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2010, 10:21 PM   #2
3rd Gear Member
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: quebec
Posts: 487
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!
taxi615 is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:38 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.10
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Maxbimmer Copyright 2001 - 2018