M030 Dork
June 23, 2015 4:37 p.m.

What do you think of this kit? I want to put it on my 1998 323iS (2.5L). I hope the front-mount intercooler will fit behind my M3 bumper

Why is this so cheap?

kanaric Dork
June 23, 2015 4:40 p.m.

I see a lot of mentions of components and no piping, not in the screenshot either. Also at that price the turbo is likely ebay chinese quality.

old_ Reader
June 23, 2015 4:41 p.m.

because china. also no down pipe, charge pipes, etc

2002maniac Dork
June 23, 2015 4:57 p.m.

As far as cheap E36 turbo kits go, the one from CX Racing seems to be pretty high quality for the price. It's one of the more complete kits I've seen as well. There was a build thread on bimmerforums that used this kit.


Cone_Junkie SuperDork
June 23, 2015 5:34 p.m.

The CXRacing turbo kit for my SOHC 240sx is on my wish list. It's a lot of bang for the buck at <$1200. Can always upgrade some of the parts as time goes on.

Knurled UltimaDork
June 23, 2015 6:36 p.m.

Who else parsed the thread title as an unswear?

It does work both ways, you know.

mndsm MegaDork
June 23, 2015 6:44 p.m.
Knurled wrote: Who else parsed the thread title as an unswear? It does work both ways, you know.

most chinabay turbo kits are in fact, as the filter would assess them.

Mr_Clutch42 SuperDork
June 23, 2015 9:50 p.m.

In reply to M030: Another way to do it is buy a good turbo assembly piece by piece over a couple of years or so, or get a cheap kit and buy a quality Turbonetics or Garrett turbocharger.

bgkast UberDork
June 23, 2015 9:55 p.m.


Opti Reader
June 23, 2015 10:01 p.m.

XSPower manufacturers headers for the C5, everyone says they are quite good, good power like the highend ones (although they probably give up some mid range because of the shorter primaries) and they have been updated them like 3 times for fitment.

I would have already purchased a set but I keep looking at the OBX setup because of the longer primaries.

If this is anything like the C5 headers, i probably wouldnt worry too much about purchasing it, then again I wouldnt be too surprised if the header cracked. Probably still do it though

M030 Dork
June 24, 2015 5:26 a.m.

In reply to Mr_Clutch42:

Thanks! That's the plan

MadScientistMatt UberDork
June 24, 2015 8:04 a.m.

It's incomplete, and I would be worried about any tubular manifold at that price needing constant re-welding.

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