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I second the motion....After my SC installation, (archive)

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Posted by Paul E on April 25, 2000 at 18:58:05:

In Reply to: Re: FS: Dinan Supercharged M3 on Classifieds2000(m posted by Dinan M3 for Sale on April 25, 2000 at 15:18:02:

: The Dinan System is very impressive. I think there forte (not excluding other companies here) is that there software is very BMW like. The car idles and drives as if the system was not even installed. Very smooth throughout the entire RPM range. The only time you notice you have an after-market Supercharger is when you open the throttle enough to cause the manifold pressure to increase above 1 atmosphere. It is a very impressive vehicle as it stands now. You would not believe the type of acceleration you can achieve even at 120 mph on the freeway. Definitely a great engineered product from fitment to performance. The ride with the current suspension is not harsh at all. I have never had anyone complain about the ride in my car. It is smooth and tight. I believe other folks on this board with the same suspension setup will agree with me. As for the MPG, I think that really depends on your driving style. If you like to punch it off the line a lot even if you don't get to very high speeds, you will definitely see a much lower MPG. But if you drive it as if it where not a "supercar" all the time, it is only 1 or 2 MPG less then stock. Which is still better that my Stock Toyota Tacoma 4X4.

: : I was wondering how the car was as a daily driver. That would be what I was looking to use it for if I bought it? MPG? Ride?

: : thanks in advance,
: : Miguel

I find I now will get about 18.5 - 19.5 mpg on trips which used to get me about 20.5 when it was stock...I dont think that's a big price to pay for the added enjoyment I get out of the SC kit. When it was brand new, and I was super-carring it all the time, I got my worst mpg out of a tank, which was 17.5 on the same trip. I still drive it hard now, cause I love to hear the sound of my Dinan exhaust, and feel the power under boost, but my mpg has only gone to a max of 2 mpg below stock. No problem!

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