• Active Autowerke Gen 7 E46 M3 S54 supercharger dyno comparison | Level I 8 psi versus Level II 12.5 psi

      Race on Sunday, to sell on Monday. This old saying is indicative of the new Generation 7 supercharger system for the E46 M3. Through countless hours of testing, it has often been quoted that the true test has always been a race environment. What better venue than Brock Yates One Lap of America Race. With a rigorous 7,000 miles to be covered within a week, and to compete against the likes of Porsches, Corvettes, Nissan GTRs, this would be the testing grounds for the new Generation Active Autowerke Supercharger system. The Active Autowerke Generation 7 Supercharger System not only proved its worth by being the highest ranked BMW within the field, but also ranked 1st in its class.




      The data and technology that made this winning combination is now being applied in the new Generation 7 of the Active Autowerke supercharged E46 M3 Level 2. Reliability and power are needed if you want to be on the podium, and this new Generation 7 will deliver exactly that. Consistent, repeatable runs of over 420 WHP (510 engine horsepower) were recorded from our Level 1 kit on the Active Autowerke Mustang chassis dyno in hot 94 + degree Fahrenheit conditions with humidity in the 60% + range.

      The stage 2 System boosts the S54's power output to over 600BHP and includes an upgraded fuel system (includes two fuel pumps, fuel filter, all new -6 lines, fuel pressure regulator, dead end fuel rail, upgraded injectors and all required fittings). This ugpraded fuel system is a must once reaching these increased boost levels due to the fact that the factory fuel system is simply inadequate at this level. The stage 2 system also use a larger front mount air to air intercooler and our custom methanol injection system.









      This article was originally published in forum thread: Active Autowerke | Gen 7 Dyno | Level 1 VS Level 2 started by Andrew@activeautowerke View original post
      Comments 45 Comments
      1. Eric335's Avatar
        Eric335 -
        You guys make the best looking stuff in the business.... Love it.

        Also, a big thanks to Robert at AA for helping me with shipping issues the other day. Please pass on my thanks Click here to enlarge
      1. mazdaspeed6's Avatar
        mazdaspeed6 -
        this puts out more hp than a stg 1 hpf car on pump gas right?
      1. Commanderwiggin's Avatar
        Commanderwiggin -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by mazdaspeed6 Click here to enlarge
        this puts out more hp than a stg 1 hpf car on pump gas right?
        Stage 1 HPF > Stage 1 AA
        Stage 2(Meth) > Stage 2(Meth) AA
      1. Andrew@activeautowerke's Avatar
        Andrew@activeautowerke -
        A pump gas stage 1 hpf makes 443whp and 310 wtq. Our level 1 makes way better all around power.
        http://www.horsepowerfreaks.com/imag...HPF/Stage1.gif

        Now if pushing it to the limit on stock internals is your style we can use a rotrex with 14 psi and make 520 on our mustang dyno. In fact we have a couple customers riding the limit for quite some time without any issues *Knock on wood*

        I know one of our clients destroyed an hpf and another turbo s54 the other day. Hopefully he will post a video if he filmed it.

        If you want a reliable car that you can drive everyday.. This is it!
      1. JR M3's Avatar
        JR M3 -
        Those are some great numbers! keep up the good work
      1. Andrew@activeautowerke's Avatar
        Andrew@activeautowerke -
        Customers level 1 video 0-135
      1. mazdaspeed6's Avatar
        mazdaspeed6 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Commanderwiggin Click here to enlarge
        Stage 1 HPF > Stage 1 AA
        Stage 2(Meth) > Stage 2(Meth) AA
        But the stg 2 hpf is a lot more $$$ than stg 2 AA right?
      1. Andrew@activeautowerke's Avatar
        Andrew@activeautowerke -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by mazdaspeed6 Click here to enlarge
        But the stg 2 hpf is a lot more $$$ than stg 2 AA right?
        They use a stand alone ecu system while we use the factory dme. Stand alone's are not cheap.

        AA level 2 $12000
        Hpf stage 2 $15750
      1. Commanderwiggin's Avatar
        Commanderwiggin -
        The MaxPSI turbo kit is a better option than both...and cheaper.
      1. Andrew@activeautowerke's Avatar
        Andrew@activeautowerke -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Commanderwiggin Click here to enlarge
        The MaxPSI turbo kit is a better option than both...and cheaper.
        I do not agree, but lets save that for another thread.
      1. mazdaspeed6's Avatar
        mazdaspeed6 -
        Lets not get away from this is a very nice kit and you get great power for the price!
      1. Andrew@activeautowerke's Avatar
        Andrew@activeautowerke -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by mazdaspeed6 Click here to enlarge
        Lets not get away from this is a very nice kit and you get great power for the price!
        Click here to enlarge Just Compare the dyno sheets and you will see there is no comparison at all.

        We actually made 700 whp on Formula 1 driver Tony Kanaan's car Active Autowerke turbo STOCK engine.
      1. Irishace's Avatar
        Irishace -
        Is there any overlay dyno charts comparing AA Stage II vs HPF stage II. I really want to see the power under the curve comparo.
      1. Andrew@activeautowerke's Avatar
        Andrew@activeautowerke -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Irishace Click here to enlarge
        Is there any overlay dyno charts comparing AA Stage II vs HPF stage II. I really want to see the power under the curve comparo.
        I cant find a original from them so you would have to plot it. If you want to do it in your head just pick an rpm and compare.
      1. Irishace's Avatar
        Irishace -
        Ya thanks, would like the base files to plot but I can organize a rough comparison using some graphs posted on the site.
      1. folgrz's Avatar
        folgrz -
        Very nice looking kit guys. Glad to see you still support the E46 and improve its technology even though the car is older Click here to enlarge
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Nicely done and formatted guys. Promoted to front page.
      1. bobS's Avatar
        bobS -
        Nice vid, I would get this kit if I had a e46 m!
      1. Andrew@activeautowerke's Avatar
        Andrew@activeautowerke -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Nicely done and formatted guys. Promoted to front page.
        Click here to enlarge
      1. VCMPower's Avatar
        VCMPower -
        Good to see AA getting some love other forums seem to bash them pretty goodClick here to enlarge Andrew you know what im talking about. Cant wait for the rotrex power to show up for the e92 shop car!