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Sun, Sep-16-2007, 06:32:24 PM
Paypal - steven.race@smithnephew.com
Questions - stevenrace@gmail.com

Also on ebay: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=330166513736&ssPageName=STRK:MESE:IT&ih=014

Why pay Active Autowerkes $10,900 for the same thing....

Dead nuts reliable
Passes TN smog
Dirt cheap

Why is it up for sale?
As I've mentioned before, most of my cars end up following the same mod pattern and I essentially end up with two or more of the same car. That's whats happened here, I have no use for two turbo m3s. So the 'slower' of the two kits is up for sale.

This is going up for sale on ebay in a few days, I thought I'd give BFc first dibs.

So how fast is it?
It's deceptively quick at 'low boost'. While under WOT it doesn't feel like armageddon or anything, it will eat up road with just a small stretch of the toes. Part throttle performance is perhaps the best improvement. No need to downshift, the car just goes. It's almost telepathic.

Heres a short video of 50-90 w/ about 100#s of extra crap in the car (luggage, wheels, etc). It won't mean much to those who don't know the e36 speedo by heart, as the resolution is crappy:

The car is dead nuts even from about 30-100mph with 'nothing stock but the turbo' Evos. With my friend running almost 25psi/tune/full 3" exhaust no cats/etc, we were literally identical in performance at 5psi (I had a boost leak from earlier off road adventures :)).

What all is included
You'll note that quite a number of pieces are new or nearly new.

- Active Autowerkes 'Stage II' chip for OBD1 413 DMEs
- TD06 14cm^2 internally gated 20G Turbo [new wheels/bearings/seals as of 3,000 miles ago]
- SPA exhaust manifold
- Early Boostlogic motor mount
- 2.5" downpipe w/ cats (allows the car to pass emissions and bolts to stock/aftermarket exhausts...replace with a 3" for a noticeable increase in power)
- 42# 'green top' Ford Motorsport injectors
- Porsche 993TT 3.5" HFM
- OBD2 HFM adapter plug (new)
- VAC Cometic .140" Head Gasket (only been torqued down to 45ft/lbs...never fired up. You can re-use these numerous times)
- ARP Head Studs NEW
- Intercooler w/ brackets
- Bosch BPV
- all necessary charge piping
- all misc hose clamps/hoses/t-bolt clamps/oil feed/ oil drain/etc

But I bet I could build that kit for $74
If you stick around the FI section of the board you'll notice every month or so someone wanders in and bashes various vendors price points and vows to build a low buck, reliable kit. These people either a) vanish off into the distance never to be heard from again, b) go over budget and start a 'big boost' build, or c) blow their cars up.

Active want's $10,900 for this same kit (well with an external wastegate...around $200 to add if you wish) and used kits usually sell for around $5,000 on here. I just would like to see this kit go quickly.

Will it fit my 84 dodge colt
Probably not. The tune is set for a 3.0L OBD1 M3. The DME used is a 413, although if you have a 503(?), the wiring is the same...just pick up a used 'red label' dme for about $100.

The actual hardware will fit any E36M3, however tuning will need to be picked up from AA or elsewhere. Usually around $700 or so.






Mon, Sep-17-2007, 10:56:25 PM
How many miles on the kit?

Tue, Sep-18-2007, 03:19:59 AM
How many miles on the kit?

It's a bit tough to say, as different items have various milage on them.

The turbo was rebuilt with new wheels and bearings 3k miles ago, the injectors are about 10k miles old, the cats about 5k miles. The intercooler was my 'spare' intercooler, so it has seen very little road use so there aren't any odd bends/scapes/etc.

Wed, Sep-19-2007, 10:09:11 AM

Sat, Sep-22-2007, 11:46:15 PM

Sun, Oct-07-2007, 12:10:52 AM
This is an awesome Active TURBO kit!! Someone should grab this fast. I know because I used to own it :) Hey Steven, the ECU # is 506 that it will fit also, not 503. Good luck with your sale man