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Old 04-29-2011, 10:33 PM   #1
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differential weight?

how much does an e46 differential weigh? i was thinking 60lbs. anyone know for sure?
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Old 04-29-2011, 10:48 PM   #2
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not 100% sure but 50-60lbs sounds/feels right to me
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Old 04-29-2011, 11:24 PM   #3
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just weighed the one in the garage....65 lbs stock 330i
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Old 04-29-2011, 11:47 PM   #4
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Here it's listed at around 67-69 pounds for a 330 diff: http://bmwfans.info/parts/catalog/E4..._drive_output/
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Old 04-30-2011, 08:02 AM   #5
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over $1000? hah im selling mine fore $100

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Good idea to sell it. Delete diff for weight savings.
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Old 04-30-2011, 10:13 AM   #7
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Good idea to sell it. Delete diff for weight savings.
lol wut? plz explain.
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lol wut? plz explain.
Sarcasm, you understand it perfectly.
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Sarcasm, you understand it perfectly.
Give him a break dude.....

I'm being sarcastic
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lol wut? plz explain.
Differential delete, just another term for "open differential"
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Differential delete, just another term for "open differential"
I think that makes even less sense.
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I think that makes even less sense.
Same as "open headers", no?
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Old 04-30-2011, 12:20 PM   #13
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Same as "open headers", no?
If you did an exhaust delete, you end up with open headers, which still works. If you delete the differential, you end up with just a spinning drive shaft, dangling output shafts, and a car that can't move under it's own power.
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wait....so if i delete the differential my car wont move? damnit i literally just sold this thing
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LOL... what did I start... move to OT as this just keeps getting better.
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Its ok he doesnt need the diff, as he just recently did the Driveshaft delete

He just races thru the gears now, smooth shifts every time
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wait....so if i delete the differential my car wont move? damnit i literally just sold this thing
please be serious. ...
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