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      07-17-2018, 09:44 PM   #1
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Considering 535i Larger Turbo

I am pretty close to pulling the trigger on getting a 2013 535i xdrive. I plan on getting a Pure stage 2 kit right off the bat, although I haven't seen a lot of info on putting them in the 5 series. Is it much different than a 335, procedure wise? I would have thought there would be more working room in a 535 than in a 335 or 135. I know the Xdrive makes it more complicated, but I have seen at least of few 335 xdrives with larger turbos than stock. Anyways, I was hoping to see if someone on here has experience doing the swap
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335 is honestly a bit easier, have done and seen both done.

xDrive just makes the job suck bigtime, and take a whole lot longer. on xDrive vehicles the engine gets supported from a cross bridge above and the whole front drive and subframe gets dropped down to make the room.

Get a RWD car if at all possible, they drive a lot nicer and are easier to work on and keep up with less shit to wear out.
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Get a RWD car if at all possible, they drive a lot nicer and are easier to work on and keep up with less shit to wear out.
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Well, the main reason I plan to get it is because of the AWD. I would probably go with something else if RWD was an option. If I had a 2 post lift I would be more confident about dropping the drivetrain by myself, with my scissor lift it is going to be a bit harder. Stuck, I saw you had a kind of write up for this, do you have any pictures of dropping the subframe?
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Not in the context you're after but these may give you an idea (from when I parted the car out after a kid tboned me)





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Wow, that really does look rough. I can see why removing the manifold takes so much longer than switching out the turbo compressor side
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Following this thread! I have been thinking about doing the same thing with my 11 535.

This turbo setup should work with Bootmod3 tune?
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This turbo setup should work with Bootmod3 tune?
Yes, I run with Bootmod3.
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What kind of gains from this turbo upgrade?
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Stock turbo with supporting mods and tune should get you near 350-375 RWHP, with Pure Stage 2, around 450 - 500 RWHP. I will have my car back on the dyno in the fall when ambient temps are lower. I dyno'd last fall at 445HP/498 Ft/Lb but I have a better tune and a proper inlet now.
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