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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 04-25-2013, 04:04 PM   #21
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Get some grippy tires and new brake pads and rotors. Being loose all the time will REALLY workout the DSC on these cars and that means accelerated break wear. Also you know to turn DSC "off" right?
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Old 04-25-2013, 04:39 PM   #22
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^ DSC while "off" on the Xi is still working. It still works to transfer power to wheels that are not slipping from those that are, it just won't correct for your bad driving so only the stability control portion is turned off.
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Old 04-25-2013, 05:09 PM   #23
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^Thats what i was referring to.
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Old 09-08-2016, 12:03 PM   #24
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Just wrapped my second RallyX in my 01 325xi and came across this, anyone else doing it in the dirt? P.S. you can disable DSC, and ABS pretty easily by pulling a handful of fuses
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Old 09-08-2016, 01:57 PM   #25
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Originally Posted by Solidjake View Post
An XI and autocross/track don't really work well. Plus there's more weight, more parts that can break. I wouldn't


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Old 09-09-2016, 02:02 PM   #26
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Hah good job man. Looks like you have some driving skill to go along with well sorted car. The grape vine tells me you have a new setup coming soon.

ZHP Mods: JB Lightweight fly wheel (10.5 pounds), Koni FSD ProKit, Supreme Power Drop Hats, Hotchkis front(30.2mm)/rear(25.4mm) sway bars, Sprint Booster, AFE Stage 1 Intake, Morimoto EvoX-R Headlights, Orion V4 Angel Eyes, Satin Black 18x9 ET42 APEX ARC-8 Wheel

330xi Mods:Front Koni Yellow Struts and Rob43 Rear 9 Way adjustable Rear Dampers,H&R Sport Springs,Supreme Power Drop Hats,ZHP 5 speed shift knob

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Old 10-04-2016, 12:00 AM   #27
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Go for it. It's not the most performant AWD system out there, but it can certainly handle some fun in the dirt. I don't track mine or anything but I do beat on it pretty good, breaking the tires loose around corners, blasting down dirt roads, and getting sideways in the snow and ice. It's a lot of fun out on a frozen lake. I catch air with it every chance I get, too - there's a particular intersection near me that enables it at speed. I've gotten a full second of hangtime before.

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