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Old 02-03-2009, 11:46 PM   #1
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WTB: 3.38 or 3.46 Diff (e46)

I am looking to buy a 3.38 or 3.46 diff to replace my 2.93 diff. So let me know if you have one. Alternatively, if you know where to get one locally (I'm in Melbourne) I'm open to ideas - note that I've already tried BM Penn.

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Old 02-04-2009, 12:15 AM   #2
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try BM Spares very good chance you'd find one there
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Old 02-04-2009, 03:53 AM   #3
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Thank mate, I'll give them ago. By the way, I think I've seen your ride before around Glen Waverley locality.
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Old 02-04-2009, 05:48 AM   #4
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Thank mate, I'll give them ago. By the way, I think I've seen your ride before around Glen Waverley locality.
very good chance as i live in templestowe and shoot down that way regularly
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Old 02-09-2009, 08:56 AM   #5
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Aww.. Let me know how you go at BM Spares, I'm after a 3.46 aswell!
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Old 03-07-2009, 02:10 PM   #6
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i have a 3.07 if you want
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Old 03-07-2009, 05:18 PM   #7
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No thanks, I found what I was looking for. Cheers.
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Old 04-29-2009, 12:57 AM   #8
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my car has got a 3.38 ratio now, can i replace it by a 3.46
any problems?
anyone has done it?
where can i get one and how much can i pay for it?
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Old 04-30-2009, 07:00 AM   #9
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Seriously you are not going to change a 3.38 for a 3.46 as they are so close you wouldn't notice anything. 3.38 to 3.62 or 3.91 then yes you will.
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Old 04-30-2009, 07:13 AM   #10
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In a 318i, this mod would be a waste of time. You ruined my thread!
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Old 04-30-2009, 07:34 AM   #11
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I've been thinking of doing this.
Would it be worth it in a manual 330 Cab?
Anyone done it in Aust?
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Old 04-30-2009, 07:46 AM   #12
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Yes a few of us have. I believe the 330 cabs have a lower ratio diff stock than the coupes/sedans. so you will probably have to go for an even lower diff ratio. I went from 2.93 to 3.38 and it was a good bang for your buck mod. Better than the exhaust and on par with the AFE CAI.
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Old 04-30-2009, 07:49 AM   #13
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So it should accelerate faster. Is it more fun to drive?
How do you have the spedo re-calibrated?
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Old 04-30-2009, 07:52 AM   #14
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Let's just say with all my mods, my 2nd gear feels like how 1st gear was when it was stock. You do not need to get your speedo re-calibrated because our cars don't read the speed from the diff! I have verified this on my GPS.
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Old 04-30-2009, 11:22 PM   #15
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how much would a 3.46 diff set ya back anywyas?? can the stock diff be taken to a diff place to change ratio? price>?
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Old 05-01-2009, 06:48 PM   #16
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KJM Auto Parts have a 3.46 diff for $350.
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Old 05-01-2009, 10:25 PM   #17
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^ would it bolt onto E46 325ci or modifications need to me made?
what is the stock ratio in 325ci?

do you have contact details for KJM auto parts?

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Old 05-01-2009, 11:17 PM   #18
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Where's KJM located?
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Old 05-02-2009, 05:56 PM   #19
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Yes for 325 CI manual
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