black e30 track car to drift car ????

Thread in 'Project Cars and Builds Threads' started by steve_mr2turbo, Aug 19, 2007.

  1. ste_

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    Buy yourself an LSD as no matter what, it'll be better than your open diff for both track work and drifting.

    If you get seriously into doing big skids you can always get yourself a migspec, a Kaaz or upgrade the BMW diff as budget allows.
     
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    What he says .... if possible get one from an auto - chances are theyd be less abused.... if you want a higher lockup - you could try and find a Hartge one.
     
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    weld mate you no you want to ;)
     
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    i want some wheels for my e39 dude
    pm me, the bmwmadman! you know you want to
     
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    If you get an LSD and want to get it rebuilt/modified, somebody reccomended JP Gearbox Shop (?) at Silverstone, apparently they can do the job for a good price. And it might be worth looking into swapping the internals from another BMW LSD, as 5 series LSDs seem to go for ~£60 on ebay iirc, as opposed to £200+ for an unknown condition E30 one (I'm probably talking total bollocks here though, I can't remember where I read about it).

    If it was going to be a drift car only I'd instantly say weld the diff, but if its going to be a track car too then I'd say hold out and get a slipper if you can afford it..

    Awww, I kind of miss my E30 all of a sudden...

    DRG_0139_copy.
     
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    If you get an LSD that isn't fucked, running non LSD oil will help it lock quicker and a little harsher as it is much less slippery. Theoretically it'll wear the plates quicker though, but the BMW ZF LSD's have fuck all preload as standard so it'll make little difference.
     
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    two sheds i saw you bmw on ebay, cool! was that a welded diff or lsd?
     
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    It was an LSD - like I said, very tempramental about when it wanted to lock!
    Of course it might just have been my wack skills though.
     

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