535i, parts to build your own single turbo kit???

socaln54

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Jul 25, 2018
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I've read a lot and a lot of people say its too hard or not feasible, but if I believe if you can build a bottom mount single, then the space issues should minimize, wondering what you guys think
 

JuniorB

Sergeant
May 9, 2017
251
Rhode Island
The manifold,,and turbo will fit. The downpipe will need tweeking and the abs module may be a restriction on your choice of air cleaners.
 

Younge60

Lurker
Nov 16, 2016
20
Fort worth
I believe all manifolds will fit but everything around will have to be relocated or readjusted.
Im running the infamous JP Works kit on my e60 535I top mount 6466 and pretty much had to modify the whole kit. From replacing the fake Mac solenoid to milling the t4 flange on the manifold even.
You can make it work, just a lot of work.
 

socaln54

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Jul 25, 2018
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I believe all manifolds will fit but everything around will have to be relocated or readjusted.
Im running the infamous JP Works kit on my e60 535I top mount 6466 and pretty much had to modify the whole kit. From replacing the fake Mac solenoid to milling the t4 flange on the manifold even.
You can make it work, just a lot of work.

what did you relocate? did you relocate the A/C Line and coolant reservoir? I believe that is all that is needed?
 

LessIsMore

Specialist
Aug 21, 2017
56
I believe all manifolds will fit but everything around will have to be relocated or readjusted.
Im running the infamous JP Works kit on my e60 535I top mount 6466 and pretty much had to modify the whole kit. From replacing the fake Mac solenoid to milling the t4 flange on the manifold even.
You can make it work, just a lot of work.
Very interested to see pics if you have some you don't mind sharing. How much power are you making?

Also, ST E60 thread:
https://bmw.spoolstreet.com/threads/535i-single-turbo.3702/
 
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Younge60

Lurker
Nov 16, 2016
20
Fort worth
yes both a/c and coolant reservoir has to be relocated. DSC was lowered and bolted down. I am only making 639whp at 23psi. limited by the lpfp right now but I have that in hand, waiting to get the car back from paint.
I will be turning it up for WannaGoFast in November here in Texas.
hopefully 26-27psi.
 

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