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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 05-28-2009, 04:41 PM   #21
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one word - transfer case
guessing ur sayin the transfer case gets in the way
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Old 05-28-2009, 08:21 PM   #22
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Your existing tranny would work, but if you're going to be launching etc (aka being hard on it) know that a s54 packs more power than your m54, and the likelyhood of your tranny dieing is going to go up.
The M3 and 6-speed non-M E46s use an interchangeable transmission. They are basically the same part.
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Old 07-26-2009, 06:18 AM   #23
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The M3 and 6-speed non-M E46s use an interchangeable transmission. They are basically the same part.
Are you entirely sure about that?

Does that mean I don't need to use the m3 drive shaft, tranny, and diff, and just use my stock ZHP parts along with a non-m LSD?
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Old 10-20-2009, 07:32 AM   #24
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i've got this swap on my 330i. i've got 02 s54 along with the tranny and 3.46 diff. the drive shaft is half 330 and half m3 lol although i've heard tht the drive shaft from a 323 is adjustable
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Old 10-20-2009, 12:32 PM   #25
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Are you entirely sure about that?

Does that mean I don't need to use the m3 drive shaft, tranny, and diff, and just use my stock ZHP parts along with a non-m LSD?
i would use realoem.com and check part numbers. that would be the safest bet.
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Old 10-25-2009, 06:27 PM   #26
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I'm getting really confident about performing this swap, the wiring is the only thing that scares me. If the euro s50 ecu is really plug and play, and I have a donor car sitting right next to me this all might be pretty do-able, please keep us updated on that part of it!
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