Supports: Various Engines & Superchargers
Throughout all of our projects we have had the necessity to design custom manifolds for both engines and superchargers. This way we were able to not only accommodate the geometry of a kit but also support where high boost is involved.
The Straight Six Manifold is designed completely in-house at HMW K.C. Designs and is the core of many of our larger setups, such as the M1 K.C. Kit. It is made of aluminum and used for forced induction. This manifold replaces the stock BMW 6 cylinder engine intake manifold and holds up in supercharger and turbocharger applications where high boost is involved. It can also be used with naturally aspirated engines.
Our Straight Six series of manifolds has been in development since 2017 under K.C. Design Concepts LLC. Straight Six is a nod to the BMW’s inline 6 engines and replaces the stock intake manifold on the M5X and S5X engines. The manifold itself is a critical part of our M1 K.C. and V3.2 Supercharger Kits.
The V4 M.O.A.B. Miniature Manifold is designed for 4-cylinder M4x engines. Originally it was designed to accommodate our Eaton M45 and M62 project for the 4-cylinder engines, which has since become a separate project (the W.M.D. V456) in its own self.
Our line of manifolds include our Throttle Body Relocation Manifolds and our custom supercharger inlets and outlets, which are also produced to accommodate the various setups. Most of our manifolds are either inclusive of a kit but are also sold individually.
Warranty: 48 Months*
A legend Mr. Hyde! Thanks again for your help because without your help this project would not be following through
Firstly, what can I say, thanks ever so much for your continued support, from not only yourself, but the whole team and your family for allowing you to invest so much time in the BMW custom tuning scene, you’re support has been invaluable and superb throughout so thank you.
After 4 years of component fitting, re-location and adjustment, the motor is finally running with forced induction from the blower. It has had to me alpha n mapped for the time being as you were spot on regarding the re circulation boost washing out the MAF readings, however the results in the current tune are attached. I went into the mapping session wanting 250bhp (rear wheels), and she achieved 258bhp 300ftlb torque. I am absolutely made up.
Only a couple of complications presented themselves over the last few days of driving. 1 was the maf wash out, which happened on the rollers as we know, so this is currently unplugged whilst motor is Alpha N tuned. Second was a hose blew off, also on the rollers and finally, a slightly longer belt, allowed it to rub on itself, overheating the belt, and causing it to shred / slip within 50 miles of being on the rollers.
Other than these minor issues, the setup, up to now, has behaved brilliantly. A nice pull which feels not to far away from the 3L M3. What a brilliant feeling it is to finally reach what is the major milestone of my e36 build, so very happy.
Thanks you very much for all of your help and support from day one and for going the extra mile when my install didn’t go anyway near planned. I don’t know many companies that would go this far and I can’t tell you how much I appreciate it, without it I would be in a very different position right now. Thanks again for all you have done, to me it shows how much you believe in your products and coupled with your excellent customer service I will make sure anyone who asks or is interested in the kit or car knows about Hyde and how you look after your customers, value them and go above and beyond to help.
I first got in touch with Hyde in January 2016 and ordered one of the first editions of the sc-14 kits. Had many great conversations and found Hyde to be very knowledgeable and reasonable. Top bloke to deal with and really glad for what he has brought to the M5x community.
I know the work that goes into making something custom like this. That is basically why I’m buying this instead of messing around myself reinventing the wheel.
R. Van Klaveren
The more I get into this build, the more impressed I am about the time and effort you spent developing it to get all the mounting points exact. I have mounted the supercharger and it looks good, well sited and clear of the bodywork etc.
Thanks also go to Scandanavian and New Zealand transplant Hyde who helped with the SC bits from the other side of the world and shared his expert advice and knowledge.” – 3rd on Watkind Glen International, April 2017, American Endurance Races 2017.