I just read through a whole lot of Supercharger threads and followed the story of the guy who did in Canada (Avus Blue car).
My god was that alot of hassle! bit too much work for me to undertake to be honest with custom brackets, offset washers, crank pulleys bla bla bla!
Turbo Charging.....mmmmm........whos going to make a manifold that actually fits. Then find adapters and make custom downpipes, deal with excess heat in the engine bay, bla bla bla bla.......headache......and then watch it all fall apart after 5000 miles because the engine cant take it.
Screw that.....just buy a faster car!
Will stick with the M5 as it is, just getting annoyed at being matched by stupid little mk2 Golfs.
Maybe I will go the other way......lose some weight instead. Change exhaust to stainless steel - save 50kg alone there!
Throw away seats and replace with carbon firbe ones........save another 50-100kg
Throw away AC as its useless in this country........save many many 10's of KG's
Use aluminium parts in suspension - save a few KG's
Use Carbon Fibre or other composite bonnet - lots of KG's
Go to gym and lose 10kg, shave head and rest of body of all trace elements of hair, take a dump before going out......every bit helps.
Remove spare wheel but make sure I have AA cover.
I could save around 200kg this way.....then I will go hunt that stupid Golf again!
Donati, what have you removed/changed on your car to get it down to 1330Kgs ?
It is too much to list..
Basically i just removed everything that does not have to be there, and replaced some parts with lighter alternatives. To be honest it has turned out being alot more work than i had imagined when i started nearly two years ago,
but there have been many nice evenings in the garage
The "To Do list" is getting smaller.. "all" i still need, is to install a custom built diff & prop-shaft, the Getrag 265/CR gearbox with shortshifter, and build and install the turbo S38B38 (it is member Jahangeer's blown engine that is getting a new life). Then there is the brake-system to replace, new paintjob,
aerodynamics to improve, different versions of exhaust-systems to have built, and i still need to do some work on the suspension also.. ok ok, i think i better get to it, if i want to drive it next year