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Old 11-11-2015, 11:22 AM   #1
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Drift Event Pics - Pat's Acres

Here's a couple pictures from a local drift event I attended over the weekend at Pat's Acres Racing Complex.

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Old 11-16-2015, 11:01 AM   #2
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I guess my car needs moar low and stretched tires...
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Old 11-17-2015, 11:37 AM   #3
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nice pics, at least someone is using the car instead of slamming it with unsafe stretched tire for it to sit pretty
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Old 11-20-2015, 09:38 AM   #4
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Hey mate! Are you running an LSD or a welded?
If LSD then which one? Planning to start drifting my 330ci in December but still haven't decided on the Diff
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Old 11-20-2015, 02:47 PM   #5
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Hey mate! Are you running an LSD or a welded?
If LSD then which one? Planning to start drifting my 330ci in December but still haven't decided on the Diff
It's welded, and it's been in the car for 2 years now. It's too bad LSDs are so expensive for BMWs, unlike S-chassis cars.
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Old 11-23-2015, 11:20 AM   #6
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It's welded, and it's been in the car for 2 years now. It's too bad LSDs are so expensive for BMWs, unlike S-chassis cars.
Do you daily the car? How is it during just normal driving?
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Old 11-23-2015, 11:46 AM   #7
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I am also running a welded diff. It was fine for me while I was DDing it, the only time I noticed it was pulling in to or out of parking spaces, and it was just a bit of a hop.
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Old 11-23-2015, 12:19 PM   #8
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Im considering buying a second diff and welding it, that way i have the option to go back to stock if i want to, Thanks for the help Nova!
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Old 11-23-2015, 12:54 PM   #9
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I will say, take what i consider "fine to DD" with a grain of salt. I've DD'd a lifted and locked Wrangler, a Nova with a 3500 stall and a spool, and some other things that most people wouldn't enjoy daily.

There are some pics of how I welded mine up in my build thread on here I think. When I had snow tires on I didn't notice it at all, but when I put on my grippy tires it became apparent.
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Old 11-23-2015, 01:41 PM   #10
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It really depends on the suspension setup of the car, the tires, temperature, and if its rainy.

Things that make DDing a welded diff better:
- sticky tires
- V-shaped directional tread tires
- warm weather
- solid suspension bushings (especially RTABs)
- dry pavement
- left foot braking in corners

Things that make DDing a welded diff worse:
- hard compound tires
- ribbed non-directional tires
- cold weather
- rain
- stock sloppy bushings (especially RTABs)
- coasting around corners while in gear

And yes I DD the car. The welded diff probably has 30k miles on it.

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