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|3-Series (E21, E30) Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1975-1983 and 1984-1991 line. Specific models: BMW 315, BMW 316, BMW 318, BMW 318i, BMW 320/4, BMW 320i, BMW 320/6, BMW 323i, BMW 320i. E30 Family models include: BMW 325e, BMW 325i, BMW 325is, BMW 325ix.|
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| Originally posted by MrM3@Sep 30 2004, 11:19 AM |
you may want to check to see if you already have a LSD. if you have a 5speed, your final drive ratio will be 2.93:1, and to see if you have a LSD, check the tag on the differential and look for S293. if you dont see an 'S' then you have an open diff. the stock LSD's on these cars only perform 20% lock; therefore, you will still have one wheel spinning at times under certain conditions.
the LSD's off the 325i/is are 3.73:1 which would result in a very short 1st gear and high highway rpms, which would also affect your gas mileage. most would probably end up regretting the swap.
| Originally posted by Hypnogaja@Oct 22 2004, 01:30 PM |
Limited slip isn't much help
I have it on my IROC-Z and I still have to be really careful on takeoff and taking turns cause my rear would spin out.
Electronic traction control is the way to go (dunno if it was availible for e30 line though)
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