E36 328i stock lsd vs welded diff

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  1. beetlejuiced

    beetlejuiced New Member

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    Hi
    Is the stock 328i sport lsd will be good enough to drift on the track ( it still locks very well) or should I get the welded diff?
    I would prefer to keep lsd unless it will really make a difference to use welded diff.

    Thanks for advice
     
  2. Andy318ti

    Andy318ti Active Member

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    It'll do the job, but will probably open when you really don't want it to.
    Welders ain't bad.
     
  3. LiamE36

    LiamE36 Active Member

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    I've known a few people to have bmw lsd's and they eventually sort of wore out, became very hard to lock etc.

    Plus 328 diffs are a shit ratio.
     
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    beetlejuiced New Member

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    Thanks
    It look like I gonna go for welded one and sell my lsd while it still locks well.
    So which diff will have a better ratio and would be a straight swap?
     
  5. LiamE36

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    A better ratio with a straight swap would be the 325 diff.

    A lot of people swap to the small case diff but that involves swapping the shafts and the rear half of the prop too.
     
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    beetlejuiced New Member

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    What about 328i auto? Is it 3.91? And is it a straight swap?
     
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