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Old 12-04-2014, 08:10 AM   #1
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My Ride: 2003 325i
5-speed swapped to 6-speed

Hello all!

I'm not 100% sure if I am in the right place, but I figured the DIY would be my best bet and if not y'all and point me in the right place. I just recently purchased a 2003 325i and finally realized what all the hype was about with the BMW's. Unfortunately the previous owner had very poor skills driving a standard so I am in need of a new clutch.

I have done a little research and have decided that I wanted to swap the 5-speed transmission out and replace it with a 6-speed. Does anyone have experience with this? Are there any big hurtles? Any recommendations on where to find a reasonably prices 6-speed transmission?

Thanks in advance!
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Old 12-07-2014, 07:34 PM   #2
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Id also go with a limited slip diff I seen trany and diff go for 2k on craigslist of a zhp

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Old 12-07-2014, 08:20 PM   #3
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find a e46 m3 pull the clutch trans/driveshaft/rear end. swap it all over. ( i think you need to do rear brakes too) get an extra gear and go from 1wd to rwd happy modding
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Old 12-07-2014, 08:21 PM   #4
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Is it a direct fit? Tran wize

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