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Driveline, Engine & DME Tuning
Talk about driveline improvements, NA tuning and DME tuning your E46 BMW here. This includes diffs, intakes, exhausts, chips, software and OBD tuning.

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Old 09-10-2009, 01:45 PM   #41
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good job JJR!!

I have an S3.62 with all needed "accessories" for a swap (axles, carrier, and a sway bar). I honestly cannot wait to put it in; but I was wondering if anyone has done this and regretted doing so in a 6spd? (not that I will be talked out of it, I just want to see some responses)
if people can stand a 3.38/3.46 with a 5 speed, i see no reason why you can't enjoy a 3.62 with a 6 speed
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Old 09-10-2009, 01:50 PM   #42
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Nice mod. I installed a 3.38 LSD unit from Diffsonline into my 330i 5speed about 2 1/2 years ago. By far this was my best modification I have made to the car! I am running stock intake and exhaust so I don't have to worry about added noise from the higher rpms. I am pretty much always at 22mpg with mixed city and highway driving.

A friend runs a 3.64 lsd unit in his '05 ZHP 6spd and it is a rocket. I love this gear with the 6spd
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daaaaayummmmmm

that thing must give an m3 a run for its money

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Old 09-10-2009, 06:57 PM   #43
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JJR4884 thanks to your thread I convinced my self to do this 3.38 on it's way to me
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Old 09-10-2009, 07:35 PM   #44
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Old 09-10-2009, 11:42 PM   #45
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JJR4884 thanks to your thread I convinced my self to do this 3.38 on it's way to me


enjoy, you can send me money if you enjoy it that much

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3.62 LSD + 5spd FTW!
ummmmmmmmmmmmmmmm ahhck

thats all i have to say, unless you intend on driving 50mph on the highway
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Old 09-11-2009, 09:25 AM   #46
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enjoy, you can send me money if you enjoy it that much
Am jsut hoping I won't regret it, lol
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Old 09-16-2009, 02:57 PM   #47
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Am jsut hoping I won't regret it, lol
lol you must be joking

you are going to absolutely love it...
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Old 09-27-2009, 12:17 PM   #48
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I just did this mod for a "customer" last weekend. Took me 4 hours total, working by myself with air tools on the floor of my garage. It was the first time I had ever done it and it isn't hard. The hard part working on the floor by yourself is getting the new diff back in place, heavy! Best mod he ever did and his 330 5 speed is a BEAST!
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do i need anything else besides the new diff to do the install?
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Old 02-13-2010, 09:03 AM   #50
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how much would it cost for a shop to install new differentials??
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maybe 2 1/2 hours labour
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maybe 2 1/2 hours labour
Yes, no more than 2.5 hrs labor for R&R the pumpkin. Another hour for a qualified technician to install a LSD into the pumpkin. $200-$400 for a used pumkin, but $1100-$2200 for a LSD.
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do i need anything else besides the new diff to do the install?
nope... however you might have to knock out the output flanges.... this is where the axle bolts in.... there are 6 bolts, however the pattern might be different

if that is the case, get a mallet and just knock them out, should take a good minute of whacking

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how much would it cost for a shop to install new differentials??
time wise, it really shouldn't take more than an hour, start to finish (since they have a lift and air tools)

honestly you guys have no idea how easy this is with the right tools and a lift

but a shop will easily charge a couple hundred bucks for the install... no doubt

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maybe 2 1/2 hours labour
most likely...
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