Personally I think this engine can take 9PSI safely (cast iron block and high quality Mahle/Alpina pistons), but I do not want to gamble our Roadster S customers engines on it and the Alpina 3.4 SC market is to small to justify extensive long term testing at 8-9PSI. That's why it is IMO better to settle for a very safe 7PSI intercooled and 100 extra whp.would you guys considering doing 8psi after the fact now that you've finished or do you think 7psi is at the safepoint still??
These were not my pictures this time. The camera was a Canon 40D with Canon EF-S 10-22mm F/3.5-4.5 USM lense. I don't know what other gear Tom was using.amazing photos, what kind of lense are you using?
With current dirty and wet road conditions and temperatures close to 0°C traction is more of a problem than lack of power .all that means is he needs to go back and get more boost :eeps:
There is another supercharged Roadster S in the Netherlands. It was done last year in August or September. There were some difficulties with this car but AFAIK they have been fixed by ESS and Simpson in the UK.Hi FemmeT,
Awesome ride !
i never saw your original post. I got my 325ti boosted last year August, here's my write up.
I live in Almere, maybe we should hook up some day; i've also met Safar with his 328Ci with a TS2.
I think there are 4 TS2's in holland, i'm sure yours has most horses under the hood though !
The performance and drivability is just perfect. Be prepared for higher maintenance costs. I've had a failed alternator (not sure if it has anything to do with the increased power), a cracked weld in the exhaust header that ripped out one of the lambda probes and recently one of the pulley mounts broke apart from the oil or water pump or what else it was attached to (I've not seen it yet, they are working on fixing it).Great writeup and awesome car. What's your long term review of the blower?