BMW E36 - Welding Diff Question

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  1. A32 Hero

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    I'm looking at getting a 318 small case diff welded for my 323, and i was wondering what thickness of steel people usually use to plate it up with for reinforcement?
     
  2. Aaron328

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    6-10mm does the trick.
    Somethings better than nothing.
     
  3. LiamE36

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    I've welded a lot of E36 diffs and have never once put anything other than weld in there and never once had any problems.
     
  4. A32 Hero

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    Have you ever not plated a diff or had one fail on you? Just wondering what makes you say "somethings better than nothing"
     
  5. GB / John

    GB / John NDC Runner Up 2012

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    3mm plate is fine.
     
  6. A32 Hero

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    That's what i was hoping to hear :)
     

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