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Re: Dinan INtercooler (archive)

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Posted by Paul E on February 10, 2000 at 08:42:18:

In Reply to: Re: Dinan INtercooler posted by John on February 09, 2000 at 18:27:24:

: : an aftercooler (a few months back) that would be coming out relatively soon. Was that something Dinan had told you about? I talked to my rep and he knew nothing about an aftercooler from Dinan or any talks about one coming out from them anytime soon.

: I spoke with Dinan about ten days ago. The rep was either not well informed or holding out on me, but here is the scoop:

: Air-air intercooler is still currently being tweaked for the M-Roadster/coupe. The reason they went here first was, according to the rep, thermal problems are worst with the Roadster. M3s, of course, will follow. 9psi / 400 hp / 370 lb ft are real numbers, but the schedule is TBD!

: For those with a Dinan SC under the hood already, there WILL be an economical upgrade path that leaves only a few pipes on the floor. Pricing and schedule, need I say, are TBD!

: John
: 98M3/2 No SC yet!

This answer is for Bill too, who asked about this....Unfortunately, our rep for the North East, Greb Haver, has Left Dinan, and a new rep, Bob, has taken his place....He told me about 4 days ago that the Aftercooler upgrade program has been put on hold...It seems, according to him, that during development, it was decided that retrofitting Dinan Supercharger kits with the aftercooler would be cost prohibitive, in effect requiring a new kit be purchased! Originally, they had been telling us to go ahead and buy the Vortech kits, and the aftercooler kit would be designed as an add on package which could be bought and installed without too muc difficulty...I dont know what they discovered to change all this, and frankly, since this guy is brand new there, I wouldnt hold it out as the final word. And, as we know, in this business, things change all the time....If someone has more recent or accurate data on this, please advise, or post it to the board...Thanks much. BTW, the boost and power numbers you gave are exactly those I was given...And, incidentally, they're exactly like those reported by Bimmer magazine in their Oct issue, during the development of the kit.

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