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      04-01-2015, 08:36 AM   #1
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Any interest in single turbo kit for RHD cars?

Hey guys,

Just curious, am currently fabricating a single turbo setup for my 135i, work at a high end performance shop, and considering making a jig and potentially selling a full kit, or just manifold to suit RHD cars. 335/135 etc.

Wondering if it's worth my while jigging it, or not much interest in single turbo swaps for the aussie market?





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      04-01-2015, 06:53 PM   #2
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If the turbo combo performs then I'm sure you'd have decent interest.
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      04-02-2015, 06:45 AM   #4
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      04-02-2015, 10:04 AM   #6
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Why wouldn't you jig it?!
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      04-03-2015, 06:41 AM   #7
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      04-03-2015, 07:31 PM   #8
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we are doing two of these cars. my 135i, and this is my mates 335i

Mine is 6MT, and this is AT. Dump pipe is done, everything is finished up except the wastegate off the housing (as we are waiting for my mate to drop down the wastegate and turbo he is using, this is my BWs366 we are using for mock up)

Now to pull it all apart and have it heat coated. Then will heat wrap the down pipe, and start doing up all the lines/fittings and the intercooler piping.

Pics are with the filter off, but is built to fit a K&N filter, so with the BMS filter there will be a bit of spare room!







this shows just how little space there is with a 3.5" down pipe in the mix.


another good shot, you can see the steering column behind it all. pesky thing.


this is the bottom section of the down pipe. it's 2 piece. and remains 3.5" down to where it meets the factory "catback" section.


Happy to help any Aus guys out if you want a setup done. Considering we are used to doing stupid things in gtr's, chasers etc. This was a complete head fuck. so little space and so much to account for. bloody painful, all the guys making kits need a round of applause, because it aint easy doing a quality kit and even harder to mass produce it.


To jig it looks like it's going to be a mission. haha. Although I've chosen basically the biggest charger. A precision would be a lot smaller and clearance everything a touch nicer.
The only down fall with this setup is the sheer time it takes to build it, even on a jig. pesky steering column.

Anyone in the brisbane area that is interested swing me a PM. I would like to get more than 2 cars under my belt before I go sending any to somewhere else. for obvious reasons. (gotta make sure no one runs into any issues)
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How much would you be selling these for to make it viable for yourself yet still remain affordable for the consumer?

Good luck with it, great to see some RHD ST being built
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      04-04-2015, 12:59 AM   #10
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Well; to keep it in perspective, this setup took 5 days of labour alone. Obviously there were many teething issues in trying to make a 3.5" dump pipe fit and clear the steering column etc. Now that it's done, off a jig I could anticipate it would be much less time intensive, but making the jig for something as intricate as this will take many man hours by itself.

I'd anticipate by the time I would factor in the costs of CNC'ing the fittings for the water outlet, block off for the other two water ports, oil feed fitting and oil drain fitting and block off. Supplying a turbo (PTE6466), making a intercooler pipe to meet with the standard intercooler location, supplying a wastegate (turbosmart aussie pride!), air filter, down pipe to meet standard mid section, new set of genuine bmw exhaust gaskets, bmw copper nuts, waste gate down pipe (screamer or plumbed back) and still leave enough head room to make it worth our while (families to feed and what not haha) it'd probably run quite close to 10-11k AUD.

Which doesn't look too bad considering the prices of the LHD kits which would be much cheaper to manufacture and are only 3" down pipe and then the exchange rate + shipping.

http://www.fftec.com/item/1374/BMW_N...Turbo_Kit.html
^ for reference, kit that will not fit RHD what so ever. 8k USD

Fitting and tuning available if local to Brisbane AU. 101 motorsport
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Well; to keep it in perspective, this setup took 5 days of labour alone. Obviously there were many teething issues in trying to make a 3.5" dump pipe fit and clear the steering column etc. Now that it's done, off a jig I could anticipate it would be much less time intensive, but making the jig for something as intricate as this will take many man hours by itself.

I'd anticipate by the time I would factor in the costs of CNC'ing the fittings for the water outlet, block off for the other two water ports, oil feed fitting and oil drain fitting and block off. Supplying a turbo (PTE6466), making a intercooler pipe to meet with the standard intercooler location, supplying a wastegate (turbosmart aussie pride!), air filter, down pipe to meet standard mid section, new set of genuine bmw exhaust gaskets, bmw copper nuts, waste gate down pipe (screamer or plumbed back) and still leave enough head room to make it worth our while (families to feed and what not haha) it'd probably run quite close to 10-11k AUD.

Which doesn't look too bad considering the prices of the LHD kits which would be much cheaper to manufacture and are only 3" down pipe and then the exchange rate + shipping.

http://www.fftec.com/item/1374/BMW_N...Turbo_Kit.html
^ for reference, kit that will not fit RHD what so ever. 8k USD

Fitting and tuning available if local to Brisbane AU. 101 motorsport
Could also sell the manifolds back into the UK etc?
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      04-05-2015, 09:02 PM   #12
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Have you thought about tuning? What ECU?

Great work and keep going!!
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      04-06-2015, 01:57 AM   #13
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Plenty of options out there for tuning. COBB, the new MHD stuff looks nice. If you're happy with pump fuel, tuning is a walk in the park. My setup is going to get a bit more involved, most likely will run a port injection setup we'll make in house and use a haltech to control it.
Really wanna run E85!
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