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Old 11-29-2015, 12:17 AM   #1
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E46 diff and tranny

this is probably s tupid question but can i use a 3.46 diff on a manual tranny in a 2000 323ci and does the 323ci come with a 3.46 diff stock ?
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Old 11-29-2015, 01:43 AM   #2
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This question has been answered here hundreds of times - SEARCH.
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Old 11-29-2015, 03:04 PM   #3
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okay sorry i dont have 400+ posts and know the ins and out of this forum ? id love to search and figure answers out myself but thats why i post the question because if i knew that this question wouldnt exist under my username but thanks for the response not helpful unless you wanna help me search that specific question that has apparently been answered a number of times
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Old 11-29-2015, 06:07 PM   #4
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Yes you can do it.
It will increase your rpm's a bit but awesome mod.
People who have done it, love it.
Go for it.
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Old 11-29-2015, 06:57 PM   #5
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okay sorry i dont have 400+ posts and know the ins and out of this forum ? id love to search and figure answers out myself but thats why i post the question because if i knew that this question wouldnt exist under my username but thanks for the response not helpful unless you wanna help me search that specific question that has apparently been answered a number of times
I get the best results just using Google and putting e46fanatics at the end, like this.
"manual transmission swap e46fanatics"

For the factory gear ratios and diff ratios, look here.
http://www.bokchoys.com/differential/GearRatios.htm
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Old 11-30-2015, 09:23 AM   #6
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I did this mod. Remember to swap the flanges. Here is a useful link:
http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=788077
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