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The E46 XI was produced from 01-05 in sedan and touring body styles. Powered by either a 2.5L inline 6 in the 325xi or a 3.0L inline 6 330xi. Discuss all thing about BMW AWD E46 'Xi' here.

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Old 10-21-2010, 02:31 PM   #1
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Did we just get our own forum?

Ryan.. your dream has came true...

Love it!

Just saying hi!

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Old 10-21-2010, 02:59 PM   #2
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I just noticed it for the first time a couple days ago.
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Old 10-21-2010, 03:03 PM   #3
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Me too. Noticed it Monday.

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Old 10-21-2010, 04:58 PM   #4
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Old 10-21-2010, 05:03 PM   #5
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I'm taking (a little) credit. I met Tim330i at the track this year and i've been pestering him ever since.
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Old 10-21-2010, 05:11 PM   #6
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Old 10-22-2010, 10:54 AM   #7
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Great work Kubica! Thanks for the continued pesting. Glad we have our own little neighborhood now!

So how did the diff swap go? Still planning a 6 speed swap too?

As for mine, Ehhh...it is just my daily driver...I decided against any big mods. Instead, I splurged and picked up a '02 M3 as a fun car to mod!
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Old 10-22-2010, 10:57 AM   #8
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nice pick up!

i drive by a white e36 M3 sedan on the way to work in the am.. just waiting for the forsale sign to go up!
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Old 10-22-2010, 02:36 PM   #9
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Great work Kubica! Thanks for the continued pesting. Glad we have our own little neighborhood now!

So how did the diff swap go? Still planning a 6 speed swap too?

As for mine, Ehhh...it is just my daily driver...I decided against any big mods. Instead, I splurged and picked up a '02 M3 as a fun car to mod!
Yeah I finished the double diff swap about 10 months ago. It's been perfect to be honest. I love the extra acceleration and gas mileage hasn't really taken a big hit either.

I'm still planning a 6 speed swap for the future when my clutch goes eventually. I know there was another forum member from Norway who pulled one off, but he needed a new TC also. So my thinking goes, if I was putting in a new 6 speed tranny and TC, why not throw a 3.0L motor in there at the same time, right? But then common sense says just save up for an M3 like Mark M. Feel me?
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Old 10-22-2010, 02:53 PM   #10
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Yeah I finished the double diff swap about 10 months ago. It's been perfect to be honest. I love the extra acceleration and gas mileage hasn't really taken a big hit either.

I'm still planning a 6 speed swap for the future when my clutch goes eventually. I know there was another forum member from Norway who pulled one off, but he needed a new TC also. So my thinking goes, if I was putting in a new 6 speed tranny and TC, why not throw a 3.0L motor in there at the same time, right? But then common sense says just save up for an M3 like Mark M. Feel me?
wait a sec how the hell........double diff swap!? What ratio did you go and how did you do the front?
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Old 10-22-2010, 03:32 PM   #11
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Thank you for this forum. Wondering if anyone caught this Podcast on BimmerFile. I know I am preaching to the choir, but what are your thoughts?
http://www.bimmerfile.com/2010/10/22...t-in-your-car/
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Old 10-22-2010, 03:43 PM   #12
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Not an Xi'er but congrats fellas.

now for a "TRUE" ZHP sections...
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What made you decide to swap diffs? Did your old diff or diffs fail?
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Old 10-22-2010, 07:45 PM   #14
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Nice....I just noticed this section today.
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What made you decide to swap diffs? Did your old diff or diffs fail?
To go faster! Haha. No my diffs were in perfect condition.

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wait a sec how the hell........double diff swap!? What ratio did you go and how did you do the front?
I went from 3.23 to 3.46 ratio. They were pulled from a wrecked automatic xi with only 40k miles.

To do the front, remove both axles, drop the front subframe (with motor supported of course), and that puppy slides right out after you disconnect the driveshaft.
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Old 10-23-2010, 06:40 AM   #17
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dam its lost hope for me then cause i have an auto xi not sure what car i could get that front diff from
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Old 10-23-2010, 06:59 AM   #18
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Old 10-23-2010, 05:44 PM   #19
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