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Gamite
01-21-2009, 08:38 AM
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The AC Schnitzer Limited Slip Differential for BMW 1-, 3-series and MINI

Traction is Trumps

There's no driving pleasure without the right engine power: But what's the use of pressing the gas pedal hard, if the power doesn't get to where it's needed? On rapid acceleration out of corners or in the wet, or on loose surfaces such as ice, snow or dirt, you soon find one wheel spinning helplessly on the spot. For smooth forward progress, AC Schnitzer offers an after-market limited slip differential for the BMW 1-series and 3-series and for the MINI models which will give that extra touch of spirited performance in many scenarios.

The fundamental technical principle is quite simple: if one side of the driving axle is about to slip, the AC Schnitzer limited slip differential transfers up to 75 percent of the "surplus" power to the opposite wheel. "This means that the flow of power is not interrupted, so there is guaranteed constant propulsion in every driving situation", explains AC Schnitzer Technical Director Manfred Wollgarten. For the front-wheel drive MINI, the AC Schnitzer limited slip differential also improves steering behaviour, which becomes even more direct. Thanks to this modification, the Aachen-based tuner achieves faster cornering speeds and a reduced understeer tendency, so the driver can utilize the power reserves of his car in every situation and achieve optimum driving dynamics. With this product, the renowned tuning house is once again demonstrating its competence in the suspension sector.

Source: http://www.worldcarfans.com/9090120.029/ac-schnitzer-announces-limited-slip-differential-for-bmw-1--3-series-and-mini

MiroE36
01-21-2009, 08:54 AM
lsd is part is considered part of the suspension sector?? isn't lsd part of the drivetrain/driveline?

BMW_7
01-21-2009, 11:12 AM
so your saying these cars don't come with LSD stock/as option? lol

arsevader
01-21-2009, 12:07 PM
so your saying these cars don't come with LSD stock/as option? lol

no non M cars are available with LSD anymore. Real shame IMO. Even my old 325e had one!

Gamite
01-21-2009, 12:20 PM
I know, all the old 535's came with it as part of the winter package.

arsevader
01-21-2009, 01:01 PM
I know, all the old 535's came with it as part of the winter package.

BMW's for the most part just aren't 'driver's' cars anymore. Other than the enthusiasts like ourselves, people couldn't care less if it has a open or LSD.

That 325e of mine was a freaking tank in the winter. My later 325i with open diff couldn't even come close. My current e46 with DSC is better but I'd still love to have a LSD. Even just get out of snow banks.

InfiniteDice
01-23-2009, 08:42 AM
I have seen like 4 f-150s this winter "vrrooooooommmm" stuck in 8" high snow lol one wheel spinning away. One guy was stuck, couldn't even get out of a parking lot. I just went right by him in my lowered e30 with lsd. LOL