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Old 04-07-2007, 02:30 PM   #1
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Swappable Differentials????LSD of course~!!

I need one with some lower gearing and need some advise on which diffs are operable for the E30. I don't want to do an insane amount of fitment, so pretty much a straight bolt off bolt on is what i'm looking for.

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Old 04-07-2007, 05:42 PM   #2
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it would help if ppl knew what kind of car you were talkin about as that would effect what diff they recommend.
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Old 04-07-2007, 06:12 PM   #3
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ya, i thought i would cover the whole spectrum for anyone else needing info. but particularly i'm going to be using this in a M50 F/I car...E30

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Old 04-07-2007, 06:14 PM   #4
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im referring to straight swaps into an E30, be it from any car, but must be a bolt on procedure
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Old 04-07-2007, 06:15 PM   #5
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i dont get what ur asking.... you want a list of alll the will work?
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Old 04-07-2007, 06:31 PM   #6
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yep, pretty much

oh, and what would you see as the best suited for M50 F/I?
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Old 04-07-2007, 06:36 PM   #7
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what tranny are you using? e30 or e36 tranny?
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Old 04-07-2007, 07:42 PM   #8
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ultimately a E36 tranny, but for the time being maybe a e30
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Old 04-07-2007, 07:54 PM   #9
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i forget what lsd most m50 guys use when using the e36 tranny but 3.73 mated with that transmission gives wayyy to short gearing.....i think they switch over to a 3.46 or 3.15 LSD(either or both of those im not sure).......i think some early e30s had different output flanges and halfshafts but again AFAIK all 87+ e30s weather it be small, medium or large case diffs are interchangeable.
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Old 04-07-2007, 08:17 PM   #10
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3.25 is ideal.
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Old 04-07-2007, 08:24 PM   #11
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3.25 is ideal.
ahhh yes thats the one.
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Old 04-07-2007, 09:38 PM   #12
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saweeeet. your the man Devon!!!
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Old 04-07-2007, 09:38 PM   #13
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still, is there a particular diff from XXX car you would suggest?
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Old 04-07-2007, 09:57 PM   #14
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3.25 is ideal.

Where, who, what...i want it, gimme
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