Posted by Ernie V on September 25, 1998 at 08:46:40:
In Reply to: :( I felt so unlucky !! posted by Allan on September 24, 1998 at 23:34:15:
: Now my options are clear :-
: gotta choose between supercharger or M3.2
: Comment ?
One more option to consider is the 3.5 liter conversion from the 2.8 liter, offered by Racing Dynamics. Horsepower goes to 296 and torque is also substantially increased. I don't have the exact figure but it is more than the output of the M3.2. Performance is quite similar to the stock 540, a pinch higher I believe.
I considered having this done to my 528 until I started adding up the costs. The motor alone sells for US $13,000 (installed). I live close enough to them that I could drive the car there to avoid any further shipping charges. Of course I would also want to upgrade the wheels, tires, suspension and maybe the brakes. Now I'm looking at a figure closer to $20,000.
This pretty well equates to the difference in cost of selling my car and buying a new 540 6sp. I'm somwhat conservative and need the comfort of factory warranties for purchases on this scale so the choice to me is obvious. But don't let me dissuade you from this option as Raceing Dynamics is a premiere engine builder. A couple of places to learn more about their products are www.racdyn.com/ and rdsport.com/