Super/Turbocharging the E39 528i.

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  1. Jonari

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    After doing some research and calling a few tuners (AA, VF, etc), I've found a kit that allows me to get 380 - 400rwhp @ 13 psi, while keeping the stock internals. According to a few tuners, the 2.8 engine is the best engine in the E36/39/46/90/92 to tune compared to the other engine models. The kit is from AA Tuning and will take approximately 2-3 weeks for build time. However, kit is going to cost $11K, EXCLUDING installs. Install will probably be $95/hr for 8-9 hours.

    I've found another kit by VF Engineering which puts down 310rwhp for 6K, but I really want more power possible. What do you guys think?
     
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    isnt a 540 in the 11k range? Just get that, and have a car that's MADE for that kinda power.
     
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    Dump the 528i and pick up a well maintained 540i. I had a 2000 540i 6-spd that put down 321rwhp with bolt-on n/a mods. :wavey:
     
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    You got rid of the M3? This is Rush from M3forum.com
     
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    I was thinking of doing just that, however the 540i has too too many mechanical problems. Yes, it's a much better car compared to the 528i, w/ respect to power, but according to tuners, the 528i is even better for projects such as these.
     
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    :hs::hs:
     
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    Ah, not at all! I traded the 540i on the 06 M3. :wiggle: As far as the 540's go, the only thing you have to keep an eye on is the coolant system. Replace the hoses and end tanks early!
     
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    I'm purchasing the kit end of summer from a local tuner here in Atl, GA. Stg 2 w/ different internals with different MAF (mass air flow) going to push almost 500rwhp :bowdown::bowdown::bowdown:
     
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    do i hear a custom turbo setup? Get some tube bends and go to town...save about 5Gs
     
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    its all good...i got the kit im looking for...its a S2 going to push atleast 500rwhp...probably the fastest E39 528i? :naughty::naughty:
     
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    Who's helping you out, Mike McCoy at TRM?
     
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    M5 will run you $20 in the low range
     
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    everycredit Destroyer of Rice

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    However, I had a dealer offer me $8k for a trade in. I told him to fuck off
     
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    Dealer offered you 8k for an M5?

    Also, AA kits will be expensive no matter what. All their shit (and most other "well-known" BMW tuners) is big money. Go custom for the parts and pay the big tuners to do what they do best...tune
     
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    just buy a new car. get a newer s4, or a modded older s4. fuck, get an m3.
     

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