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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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Old 05-12-2006, 01:55 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Ok guys, I have a 325es, with a redline about 5400RPMs. I have a 3.73 rear end with a 5 speed. The gear ratios are just to high, first gear goes away at about 20, second about 45. There is just too much shifting going on to get up to a decent speed. I thinkin about going back to a 2.93, but it just seems gay going back to stock. I know there are 3.25s out there, but that dosent seem much better. I'd like to hit 60 in second gear. What about even a 2.79?
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Yeah, 3.73 is probably too high. I think with a 2.93 (what I have, I think) I would be able to hit sixty in second MAYBE (w/5400 RPM). so the 2.79 is probably the way to go.
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