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  • #31
    If you're hell bent on going forced induction try sourcing a BMW N20 motor and swap the entire setup... You could change the turbo install a bigger intercooler, CO2 or nitrous and be north of 350hp easily. Good luck, it's not for the faint of heart.


    • #32
      I hear ya!! I've built about 12 e36 BMW turbo cars/motors so I know EXACTLY what you mean!! My direction on this project has changed due to the fact that I have a spare S50 turbo built motor laying around the now I'm looking for a roller/shell for the swap/turbo effort. The REAL issue with these projects is tuning. I know 3-4 guys that can tune obd1/obd2 DME's so that's the direction I'm heading. For now, a standalone is just not in my future and the availability of S14 motors and their value has pushed me in another direction. I will find a roller/shell swap in a M50 based 8.5:1 built motor with a nice little GT3582HTA turbo and have a blast. Nice street/crusing car. Appreciate your input...obviously, I've seen your build and the troubles you've had. What an effort!!


      • #33
        Time to get this moving. S14 turbo build on the way. Stock rebuild, spacer gasket/with sealing rings to lower compression to 8.5:1. Simple twin "Y" manifold feeding a bottom mount GT30R twin scroll with internal wastegate. 15psi max boost. Megasquirt plug and play using 60-1 trigger and MAP sensor. I'll do all of the electronics first. I will start around June and finish by September. Then over the winter, I'll dissemble everything and do a complete restoration. Should be fun. Follow along as I once again change direction!! Muuuahhhhaaa!!