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Old 11-14-2012, 08:10 PM   #1
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1997 e36 diff

So I know my diff as a ratio of 2.93 how do I know if its a LSD. Or open diff
Car is a 1997 328is standard.
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Old 11-14-2012, 10:34 PM   #2
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Jack up the rear of the car and rotate one of the rear wheels. If the other rear wheel rotates in the opposite direction you have an open diff, same direction you have an LSD.
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Old 11-14-2012, 10:38 PM   #3
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Jack up the rear of the car and rotate one of the rear wheels. If the other rear wheel rotates in the opposite direction you have an open diff, same direction you have an LSD.
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Old 11-16-2012, 02:53 PM   #4
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99.99999% chance its open.
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99.99999% chance its open.
what he said
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Old 11-16-2012, 05:08 PM   #6
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It is open. What's better
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Old 11-16-2012, 05:52 PM   #7
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for track use most ppl like an LSD, but on the road, doesn't really matter
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Old 11-17-2012, 09:50 AM   #8
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LSD is also handy during winter months when traction is limited. The car behaves differently however it is consistent, which instills a measure of confidence when needing to merge in a blizzard.
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