Thread: Lsd swap?
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Old 12-05-2011, 05:46 PM   #6
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i have a 2000 323 ci. im looking for an inexpensive limited slip swap and would like to know the best options. i have just began looking for diffs and i found one on cl for 150. this guy believes it came out of a e30 325i. i can do the work myself and the price seems worth the gamble but i figure id ask for reassurance.
Thanks.

Honestly, the ability to do burnouts in your Bimmer is quite expensive.

On the front side there's the cost of the LSD, getting it in the pumpkin, & then into the car. Easily $1800 to $2000 or more.

You could save a few bucks by installing an entire E46 M3 sub frame with 3.64 lsd. But your car doesn't rev to 8K RPM, plus it's a 5 speed, so personally I don't like that ratio. Then there's the hassle of finding a decent used piece at a reasonable price, and getting it installed.

Last, the sub frame issues. If you don't reenforce your sub frame (expensive), you'll likely tear it apart in a short period of time.

You just need to ask yourself this question: How DEEP are your pockets.


Good luck in your decision.
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