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Old 10-16-2009, 08:51 PM   #61
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Hey what shop did this install for you and the custom drive shaft?
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Old 11-22-2009, 01:45 AM   #62
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Do you have any details about how the drive shaft had to be modified in order to fit with your transmission?

I'm considering doing this on my 325i since I have a bad drive shaft U-joint and I also happen to have access to a wrecked M3 that has a good rear-end.
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Old 03-18-2010, 06:32 PM   #63
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Bumping an old thread here.

So my car is a 6MT...If I were to get an M3 rear end assembly, my drive shaft *should* bolt
correctly onto the M3 LSD right?
(assuming that I'd swap out the input flanges so the bolt pattern matches of course)
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Old 03-28-2010, 06:18 AM   #64
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Bumping an old thread here.

So my car is a 6MT...If I were to get an M3 rear end assembly, my drive shaft *should* bolt
correctly onto the M3 LSD right?
(assuming that I'd swap out the input flanges so the bolt pattern matches of course)
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Old 08-11-2010, 10:08 PM   #65
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+2 I have this in my future and since the OP mentioned that the 6 speed drive shaft is a direct bolt onto a 6 speed trans, I think I know which transmission (5 vs 6) I am going with I'd hate to have to mod a drive shaft for this.
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Old 08-27-2010, 12:15 PM   #66
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Yes, 6spd cars won't need custom work as far as I know
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Looking on real OEM...

M3 driveshaft is 1404mm long
330 6SP driveshaft if 1403mm long.

So the 330 6SP driveshaft is 1mm shorter..is that an issue or good to go?
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^That's what I was told, but don;t take my word for it. Ask knowledgeable techs if a 1mm difference is negligible.
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i would say it's negligible. The driveshaft plunges and I can't possibly see how 1mm would be something to get worked up over. Don't sweat it.
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