In Reply to: Why go to 2.5L when... posted by Sam Ashford on May 14, 2001 at 15:49:25:
2. For the purist/enthusiast, forced induction on an S-14 is "unnatural" and unacceptable (subjective, I know, but, there's something special about driving this car in it's Euro/Evo form -- if you just want raw power, buy a Corvette).
3. It's illegal under BMW club racing rules.
I was asking around about going to a 2.5L and everyone is quoting me like $10,000-$15,000 for the conversion. Why in the world would anyone do that when you can get an ERT supercharger (~290 HP) with installation for about $6,000?
I had a supercharged VW Corrado awhile back and I beat the hell out of that thing and it ran great for years. Surely the S14 is a better quality motor and wouldn't have any problems with a supercharger? What am I missing?