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      05-20-2012, 01:13 PM   #1
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MMW Supercharged N52 e90 (1er compatible)

Good Morning 1Addicts, I don't normally frequent the 1er boards but am always on the e90post side of things.

I wanted to give you guys something to smile about.

MMW has developed a supercharger kit for the N52 that will be 128i compatible in its final phase.

Anyway, check the descriptions in the video for info on both cars and mod's on each. Full final kit is being prepared next week, with higher boost and final production intake.

Supercharged N52 is the one in frame.. (obviously)

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      05-20-2012, 05:22 PM   #2
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mm awesome : ). Congrats gavin I know you have been working super hard on this!
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      05-20-2012, 08:27 PM   #3
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giving the n54/55 a run for its money?
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      05-21-2012, 08:27 AM   #5
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      05-21-2012, 12:25 PM   #6
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mm awesome : ). Congrats gavin I know you have been working super hard on this!
Thanks! Very, but now we are at the fun part of things


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giving the n54/55 a run for its money?
when the kit is 100% I will be doing some runs against a 335 stock and tuned, just to see where we stack up.
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      05-21-2012, 01:12 PM   #7
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Thanks for responding my request in the other thread.

What made you guys consider SC over turbo?
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Thanks for sharing Gavin, can't wait see when the kit is 100%.
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      05-21-2012, 06:08 PM   #9
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How will the stock, weaker magnesium block hold up to more hp than the N54/55 plants? How about the stock internals, crank, rods, pistons.....?
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Thanks! Very, but now we are at the fun part of things




when the kit is 100% I will be doing some runs against a 335 stock and tuned, just to see where we stack up.
Sounds awesome! Best of luck!
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Should be pretty beastily on a 1er frame
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      05-22-2012, 08:24 AM   #12
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MMMM, if this make 300whp reliably, I'm on for sure!!
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      05-22-2012, 03:51 PM   #13
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What's the point? More expensive and performs less than buying a 135i/335i .
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      05-22-2012, 04:00 PM   #14
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What's the point? More expensive and performs less than buying a 135i/335i .
Because Horsepower.
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      05-22-2012, 04:09 PM   #15
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Because Horsepower.
ok....so buy a 135i and tune - more hp than an aftermarket supercharger could ever produce on a 128i.
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      05-22-2012, 04:10 PM   #16
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What's the point? More expensive and performs less than buying a 135i/335i .
One of those "to each their own" kinda things...

It gives more options to people who want it or maybe couldnt initially afford a 135i.

Some people may buy the 128i for the lower car payment or may think they would have been happier and then realise they want more power and can buy it after the fact. You also have HS or college students buying the 128I for similar reasons and can afford it outside the car payment. Some will do it just because to be different. There are also many faster cars than the 135i,too, i nthe same or lower price range stock for stock. again... to each their own.
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ok....so buy a 135i and tune - more hp than an aftermarket supercharger could ever produce on a 128i.
I did do that, but I'm not raggin on the N52 guys for wanting more power.
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I initially bought the 128i as my daily commuter with no intent on modding it whats-so-ever. ( I have a built TT'd 370z with 600+ whp for that.) As always though, I caught the "bug" and enjoy it as a hobby. I never considered a 135i since the price was a little above I was willing to pay vs the problems that all my friends were having with theirs. I bought my 128i 2 years ago for $19,000 and don't have any car payment, if I would have opted for the 135i or 335i, I would be paying way too much for what I feel the car is worth. I think I came out a lot better with my choice and since I dont have a car payment on the BMW, I have the cash for my 370z that will eat a 135i's ass for dinner for around the same price with the mods I've added to my 370z.

If this SC is capable of reaching at least 300whp for the $6,000 price tag for everything, I think it is worth it. We'll just have to see if the block can handle that much or even more, so right now, its just speculation. Either way, I think its cool someone has stepped up and has at least tried to develop for the N52.
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Iam in...have a stable job and can afford things now

I wonder what 128 block can handle...
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What's the point? More expensive and performs less than buying a 135i/335i .
Not everyone loves turbo lag.
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annnnnnd magnesium crank case goes boom
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Not everyone loves turbo lag.
Have you ever driven a 135i or 335i? That's a very interesting comment to read for anyone who has.

The elephant is the room is that centrifugal superchargers add mostly just peak power as boost raises exponentially towards redline. Little to no added low end, low to moderate midrange gains, then the biggest gains right at redline. A blower (Eaton or Whipple) would add power across the board.

A much better option is to trade your 128i in on a 135i. 250whp+ bone stock with significantly better low end and midrange. Then slap a tune on it and it's not even close. The only reason to keep your 128i and put a supercharger on it is personal attachment. It's not a financial or performance decision.

This is a neat kit, but it is a hammer to drive a nail that doesn't exist.
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