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E46 M3 (2001-2006) Engine: S54 - Max Hp: 333 hp at 7,900 rpm / 262 lb/ft at 4,900 rpm
Total Produced: 45,000+ - Years Produced: 2001 to 2006.


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Old Fri, Sep-29-2017, 06:12:14 AM   #1
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Default What's your view on superchargers?

Mainly asking in the sense of will the car be hard to sell in the future ie bring the value down or what's the deal?
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Default Re: What's your view on superchargers?

It wont be hard to sell. It seems like a supercharger makes the price go up
slightly. Just don't do it to an extremely low mile stock example.

Make sure the car is up to date with maintenance before you have it done. Keep it mind when
you're adding lots of horsepower, other maintenance items can wear more frequently,
such as the clutch.

I've thought about getting a supercharger kit eventually, but the prices are high.
I love the sound of the superchargers, and I would love to make my m3 that much faster.
Some mods you guys have on the forums are awesome and I'm jealous!

Are you thinking about getting one??
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Supercharging or turbo for this car just ruins what this car is all about. It's like putting A1 steak sauce on a perfectly cooked/seasoned, grass-fed, prime filet. Moar flavor!!! Ya, more flavor, the wrong flavor
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Supercharging or turbo for this car just ruins what this car is all about. It's like putting A1 steak sauce on a perfectly cooked/seasoned, grass-fed, prime filet. Moar flavor!!! Ya, more flavor, the wrong flavor
This. I feel it's only acceptable if it's an extreme high mileage car or salvage. Otherwise why ruin a good thing.
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Supercharging or turbo for this car just ruins what this car is all about. It's like putting A1 steak sauce on a perfectly cooked/seasoned, grass-fed, prime filet. Moar flavor!!! Ya, more flavor, the wrong flavor
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There are plenty of turbo and SC cars out there. This cars is special in large part because of its N/A engine.

Yes, it's always nice to have more power, but since you asked what our view is, the two biggest deterrents of a SC for me are more weight upfront and cooling issues.
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Default Re: What's your view on superchargers?

You will absolutely narrow the market for your car with forced induction. If you want to add it, I would plan on removing it before sale.
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There are plenty of other cars out there that benefit from the introduction of a FI system, or improving the one that comes with the car.
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Not for me, and when I was buying anything that had any form of FI, current or former, was immediately out of the running.
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Default Re: What's your view on superchargers?

I thought the supercharger still have that linear power, So It keeps the
characteristic of the car. I plan on supercharging myself down the line, but with a turbo, it changes everything, the power is violent when it hits. I had a turbo car before, so speaking from experience.
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I thought the supercharger still have that linear power, So It keeps the
characteristic of the car. I plan on supercharging myself down the line, but with a turbo, it changes everything, the power is violent when it hits. I had a turbo car before, so speaking from experience.
Not all turbo cars are equal. Factory turbo cars have such tiny turbos that you don't really notice "when the boost hits"

Personally, I bought an e46 M3 because it was *made* to be driven hard with a high output. When looking at supercharged cars, my only thought was "okay, I'll have to remove that... how much can I sell it for... oh wait, they're asking 20k because it has a SC that's worth $1k, moving on...."

I can't imagine you'd be able to sell a turbo M3 without *visual* subframe reinforcement
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