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Old 07-26-2008, 05:08 PM   #1
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E36 M3 boost.

Hello all, I drive a 99 E36 M3. I've always been an NA guy, so i'm very new to FI. After doing small amount of research, i've put some thoughts about boosting my E36. I know there are several compaines out there that sells turbo kits. Basically what i wanted to do is get a stage 1 kit which the motor would not take too much stress from and really enjoy the presence of turbo.
Any suggestion of which company i should really look into . I know a kit from active auto is a very well build kit, but they're looking for somewhere close to 10k for the kit.
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Old 07-28-2008, 07:02 PM   #2
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supercharger dont interest you ?
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Old 07-28-2008, 08:48 PM   #3
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I did at first, but i've decided i'm gonna stick to turbo.
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Old 07-28-2008, 10:52 PM   #4
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http://www.techniquetuning.com/e36obd2turbo.htm

try these guys, jus email them for more info.
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Old 07-28-2008, 11:26 PM   #5
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http://www.techniquetuning.com/e36obd2turbo.htm

try these guys, jus email them for more info.
unless you're speaking from experience i'd recommend calling because alot of companies are terrible at replying to emails for example i emailed three certified Dinan installers because i was interested in upgrading to the S2 package, one never replied and the other two took a week to respond each time i sent an email. you think they would be a bit more prompt at the oportunity of doing a $25k install on a car. Needless to say within the long response times i convinced myself that i didn't want to spend the money and put it towards buying another car.
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Old 07-28-2008, 11:36 PM   #6
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this is a great company theyre all over BFC. nick G is one of the best bmw tuners in north america.

some guy is making close to 400rwhp on a stage 1turbo kit.

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unless you're speaking from experience i'd recommend calling because alot of companies are terrible at replying to emails for example i emailed three certified Dinan installers because i was interested in upgrading to the S2 package, one never replied and the other two took a week to respond each time i sent an email. you think they would be a bit more prompt at the oportunity of doing a $25k install on a car. Needless to say within the long response times i convinced myself that i didn't want to spend the money and put it towards buying another car.
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Old 07-28-2008, 11:59 PM   #7
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Thanx for the info everyone. I'll give them a call tomorrow to find out more. Oh by the way, i notice most kits requires sending the DME down for flashing, are there any companies in toronto that you guys might know who can do a more precise job in tuning on a dyno
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Thanx for the info everyone. I'll give them a call tomorrow to find out more. Oh by the way, i notice most kits requires sending the DME down for flashing, are there any companies in toronto that you guys might know who can do a more precise job in tuning on a dyno
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get a nick g tune.
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this is a great company theyre all over BFC. nick G is one of the best bmw tuners in north america.

some guy is making close to 400rwhp on a stage 1turbo kit.
I didn't say that they weren't good, i just said that calling and talking to someone is better and quicker than trying to communicate thru email.
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get a nick g tune.

Did you see Tommy's red "325" with M3 motor and RMS supercharger at Bimmersport's BBQ this past weekend? It had the Nick G software in it, but that got removed to make way for my software.
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Did you see Tommy's red "325" with M3 motor and RMS supercharger at Bimmersport's BBQ this past weekend? It had the Nick G software in it, but that got removed to make way for my software.
haha unfortunetly i wasnt at the BBQ, although it would of been great to see. but im talking about tuning a turbo engine, not a super chargerd one.

2 very different types of FI.
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haha unfortunetly i wasnt at the BBQ, although it would of been great to see. but im talking about tuning a turbo engine, not a super chargerd one.

2 very different types of FI.
Sure the type of compressor is different, but someone who can tune one type can do the other, or else they shouldn't be tuning at all.
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Old 10-11-2008, 09:59 PM   #13
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Thanx for the info everyone. I'll give them a call tomorrow to find out more. Oh by the way, i notice most kits requires sending the DME down for flashing, are there any companies in toronto that you guys might know who can do a more precise job in tuning on a dyno
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There is a guy in toronto Mark. www.dsylva-tech.ca
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Old 10-13-2008, 12:43 PM   #15
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There are a few companies out there that make good high quality kits:

TT (Technique Tunning): http://www.techniquetuning.com (starting at 6800)
TCD (Turbo Charging Dynamics): http://www.turbochargingdynamics.com (starting at 5995)
AA (Active Autowerke): http://www.activeautowerke.com/ (starting at 8700)

Other then that I'd suggest staying away from ebay kits as well as Mechtech kits which all have bad reputations...

Here's a good listing of available kits and their reviews:

http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum...ight=e36+turbo

Also, like Mark mentioned, the kit is only as good as the software tune for it. Another advantage of Mark's software is that he's local, you don't have to ship your ECU for tunning back and forth...

Good luck!

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