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M10 supercharger question

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I picked up my first 2002 about 3 months ago. It is in the process of being rebuilt. I can't seem to find any info on supercharging the m10. I know that a turbo is always an option with a fuel injected m10 but I have always been a S/C person. Any info would be greatly appreciated.

-Mike

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Nope,

but there are no bolt- on turbochargers, either...

I'm SURE there's a topic from maybe 5-6 years ago where someone did

a very clean install of a small Mercedes- sourced- (?) blower,

and it looked right at home.

With the laid- over engine configuration, strapping something onto

the cool side would be very nice looking indeed, and there's plenty of

room for it, unlike a turbo, which has to be scrunched into the hot side.

t

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I think a turbo is going to be the best power for the $. I'm looking for around 220hp.

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Yeah, you're probably right, and 220's a reasonable expectation with

EFI and an intercooler.

Having done one turbo conversion, I can safely say you'll be a better

plumber by the time you get it done!

There are lots of conversions out there, and documented in the 'projects' section.

Good luck!

t

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That Rotrex looks super nice! That's a great idea.

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Grass Roots Motorsports did an article a while back where the builder used a supercharger from a T-bird.

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There must be plenty of Eaton M45 superchargers as used on the Mini Cooper S knocking about. Changing the drive pully on those allows their 1.6ltr engine to easily produce 220hp.

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Just how much are those vortex superchargers going for? Machining that out to accept one would be no trouble at all for even a half experienced machinist; only head to supercharger clearance would be the worry, and fueling would be simple enough with a wideband.

I like superchargers, but I also like turbos. I wouldn't mind a supercharger on my mini, but with the '02 a turbo feels far more appropriate, if only as a courteous nod to the m12.

Though for a rally 2002, or even a clean DD, a supercharger would be nice for the linear torque delivery.

EDIT: Checked the link... jesus that is a LOT of money for a supercharger; id much rather have an eaton!

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