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Old 12-17-2003, 11:53 PM   #1
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look what I just got!!!




I can't wait to install it!!!!

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Old 12-18-2003, 07:37 PM   #2
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that's a supercharger from vortech right?
what are you putting it in?
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Old 12-19-2003, 02:23 AM   #3
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nice! what model is that?

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that's a supercharger from vortech right?
what are you putting it in?
looks more like a Turbocharger
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Old 12-20-2003, 12:11 AM   #4
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it is indeed a supercharer....

Its a vortech V-1 A trim.
I'm going to be slaping it on my 88 325i !!!

yay
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Old 12-20-2003, 02:05 AM   #5
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it is indeed a supercharger....


Then whats the difference btw turbos and superchargers? I was sure a supercharger was more a kind of blower...
i'm really confused, lol
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Old 12-20-2003, 08:07 AM   #6
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the S/C you're probly thinking about as a "blower" is a positive displacement s/c found on most factory s/c'ed cars and on chevy big bocks and stuff. This is a centrifical supercharger. Think of it as a turbocharger but instead of an exhaust housing turning the compressor there is a pully...

heres a pic of the back side....
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Old 12-23-2003, 02:39 PM   #7
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looks good keep us posted on the install
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Old 12-23-2003, 10:28 PM   #8
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mmmmm gear drive

lots of noise to scare honda's with
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Old 12-24-2003, 06:43 AM   #9
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mmmmm gear drive

lots of noise to scare honda's with




I can't wait till my cars out of the body shop to start working on the install.....
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Old 12-24-2003, 10:07 AM   #10
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Hi,

Just wondering.

How much did you pay for the vortex. I am also working on s/c t/c my 323i.

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Old 12-25-2003, 12:49 PM   #11
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thats cool . is it a universal fit s/c ? how much HP does it put out? were would you bolt it too ? do you have to remove anything like a/c or powerstering ? good luck
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Old 12-26-2003, 10:46 AM   #12
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Before I decided I was going to S/C the car I had taken out the A/C not sure if its needed but I took it out to save some weight and to release some hp. Its universal to some extent I'm getting custom pullies made, have a spearco bar and plate intercooler (much more efficeint then a tube and fin), a bypass valve, upgraded the fuel system, getting a metal head gasket, upgraded ignition system with retardation. I also have racing dynamic headers going straight to a titanium muffler thats of the straight through design, sparco front and rear strut bars, H&R cup kit, 17" team dynamic pro comp 1 black rims, euro smily elipsoide headlights, reiger GTS body kit (the front bumper is especially great for the intercooler, fits perfect), the car is gutted with sparco torino seats (red), and a performace extra large oil cooler. Also I'm slowly collecting all the gauges I'll need. I'm getting an air/fuel ratio, boost, oil pressure, oil temp, automatic tranny temp, slightly larger tach, and intake temp gauges.

Um, for those that don't or didn't know the reason I have an automatic tranny is that I have a prothesis so I can't physically drive a manuel. I've had my tranny completly rebuilt and had a bigger torque converter installed with a higher stall speed. So please don't rag on me for the auto tranny, you have no idea how bad I wish I could use a manuel. .

I didn't take out the power steering. I kinda like it.

anyone else have a S/C'ed e30? (I know theres people with turbo, but I like S/C better )
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Old 12-26-2003, 08:18 PM   #13
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sparco front and rear strut bars
sparco makes E30 strut bars? pics? link?
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Old 12-28-2003, 05:36 AM   #14
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Old 12-28-2003, 05:41 AM   #15
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sparco makes E30 strut bars? pics? link?
Randy had the strut bar..cant find a pic though besides this one..which doesnt do much
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