In Reply to: Re: 2.5L conversion, and steps ... ? posted by Sammy on May 22, 2001 at 13:56:34:
Was Turner's price $2+k for the kit and a TOTAL of $5 if they install, or an additional $5k to install? If the TOTAL was just $5k then that is a very very good price.
When I talked to ERT about how to start I was looking at two options: 2.5L or supercharger. The claims on supercharges are 90(+) hp but I didn't see that much on the Dinan supercharger that was put on my E36 car (more like 60hp). Even ERT (who is noted as one of the few E30M3 supercharger suppliers) recommended the 2.5L approach as a more 'stable' setup. I too have seen claims of 285hp out of a 2.5L motor, but the 'standard' I think (with normal head porting, polishing, and 'streetable' cam changes) is about 235-240hp. [According to Korman, with a properly set up suspension, this is still enough to beat stock US E36M3s on the track due to power-to-weight ratio.]