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The E46 XI was produced from 01-05 in sedan and touring body styles. Powered by either a 2.5L inline 6 in the 325xi or a 3.0L inline 6 330xi. Discuss all thing about BMW AWD E46 'Xi' here.

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Old 03-15-2012, 01:45 PM   #21
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Old 03-16-2012, 09:07 AM   #22
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LOL...your compromising the engineering in the degrees of how the CV joint interacts with the gears inside the tranny and the wheel. But dont beleive me-hey its not my car...time wil tell. If the stock "clamp keeps coming off then that is a "CLEAR INDICATOR that your stressing the joint outside its engineered operating parameters"!!!!!........... I have several master technicians including a former Formula One racecar mechanic from germany whom specializes in BMW-Audi-Mercedes and Porsche here in New Orelans confirm this with me. wives tale?..LMAO...just like all those kids with oversized rims telling me the transmission adn all its rotating parts are fine!..they are slowly stripping the internal parts and DOUBLING the amount of stress on all the ball joints-Axles etc and the transmission. And this topic has been discussed before and It was PROVEN. I cannot fint the thread but I do know for a fact that Cubica also chimed in on the thread and put some valuable information pertaining to the topic. But HEY..LMAO -its your CAR DO WHAT YOU WANT AND SUFFER THE CONSEQUENCES ...its just a matter of time!
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Old 03-16-2012, 10:19 AM   #23
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LOL...your compromising the engineering in the degrees of how the CV joint interacts with the gears inside the tranny and the wheel. But dont beleive me-hey its not my car...time wil tell. If the stock "clamp keeps coming off then that is a "CLEAR INDICATOR that your stressing the joint outside its engineered operating parameters"!!!!!........... I have several master technicians including a former Formula One racecar mechanic from germany whom specializes in BMW-Audi-Mercedes and Porsche here in New Orelans confirm this with me. wives tale?..LMAO...just like all those kids with oversized rims telling me the transmission adn all its rotating parts are fine!..they are slowly stripping the internal parts and DOUBLING the amount of stress on all the ball joints-Axles etc and the transmission. And this topic has been discussed before and It was PROVEN. I cannot fint the thread but I do know for a fact that Cubica also chimed in on the thread and put some valuable information pertaining to the topic. But HEY..LMAO -its your CAR DO WHAT YOU WANT AND SUFFER THE CONSEQUENCES ...its just a matter of time!
That's wayyyy too many LOL's and LMAO's to actually be taken serious...
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Old 03-18-2012, 10:53 AM   #24
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LOL...your compromising the engineering in the degrees of how the CV joint interacts with the gears inside the tranny and the wheel. But dont beleive me-hey its not my car...time wil tell. If the stock "clamp keeps coming off then that is a "CLEAR INDICATOR that your stressing the joint outside its engineered operating parameters"!!!!!........... I have several master technicians including a former Formula One racecar mechanic from germany whom specializes in BMW-Audi-Mercedes and Porsche here in New Orelans confirm this with me. wives tale?..LMAO...just like all those kids with oversized rims telling me the transmission adn all its rotating parts are fine!..they are slowly stripping the internal parts and DOUBLING the amount of stress on all the ball joints-Axles etc and the transmission. And this topic has been discussed before and It was PROVEN. I cannot fint the thread but I do know for a fact that Cubica also chimed in on the thread and put some valuable information pertaining to the topic. But HEY..LMAO -its your CAR DO WHAT YOU WANT AND SUFFER THE CONSEQUENCES ...its just a matter of time!



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That's wayyyy too many LOL's and LMAO's to actually be taken serious...
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Old 03-19-2012, 07:39 PM   #25
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LOL...your compromising the engineering in the degrees of how the CV joint interacts with the gears inside the tranny and the wheel.!
Both the stub axles at the wheel and the portion of the shaft which engages the diff are supported by bearings. the angle at which they enter the hub and diff, respectively, do not change with changes in ride height, provided the bearings are not worn excessively. I would guess that the angle of the outer CVs on a lowered car is a lot less the the angle produced by turning the steering to full lock. Would you agree that full steering lock is within the design parameters of the CV joint?
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Old 03-19-2012, 09:15 PM   #26
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Old 03-20-2012, 07:18 PM   #27
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As to the original question, here's mine. 325XiT,(5spd) H&R springs. Bilstein E36 M3 rear shocks. Has the original struts, although not for much longer. Not sure how much the H&Rs drop ride height from stock, they were on the car when I bought it. The ride is firm, to be sure.
Had to repack inner CVs and replace clamps a little over a year ago. Pretty sure axles are original to the car.
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Old 03-20-2012, 08:09 PM   #28
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Old 03-20-2012, 08:24 PM   #29
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Why is it that my parents wagon with kW v2's rides quiet firm? Anyone have this experience as well?
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Old 03-20-2012, 08:27 PM   #30
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Thanks, I've had it about a year and a half and I really like it. I've had several random people on the street offer to buy it. I'm not selling though, too hard to find a Touring with a manual trans. Besides, it runs & drives great and does everything I need it to do. Just gotta keep an eye on those CV boots.
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