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#1 (permalink) Old 08-20-2005, 10:24 AM
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got a 97 328i sport coupe and just bought a 3.23 lsd from another 328i coupe. stupid question i guess, but will it fit? someone told me that the drive shafts are fatter on a lsd car.. also is there a 'how to' page on fittin one of these? cheers guys..
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I've not heard anythign about a differnce in the drive shafts. Call your local dealership and get the parts dept to look at the part numbers and see if there is a drive shaft for a LSD.
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what was the ratio on your stock diff. ?

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what was the ratio on your stock diff. ?
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2.97 i think. will it affect my speedo?
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shouldnt, i wast just wondering if you were makin an improvment with a 3.23

my guess is if its goin from a 328 to another 328 that its probably gonna fit

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excellent! the acceleration will be slightly better with the 3.23 diff, but say at 70 mph the revs will be slightly higher than normal. does anyone know where the speedo is driven from?
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^^ I think it is from the rotation of the wheels.

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got the diff today and the stupid gonks sent an open diff and not a lsd! jesus..
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