mx5 to e36 compact

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  1. oatsand

    oatsand New Member

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    Hi all, recently losing my 5 to a hit and run i am considering an e36 compact as a trusty daily/casual sids. I am still new to this and haven't had any seat time. I am still at the stage of clutch kicking corners at any late night/safe opportunity but was finding the welded diff on my 5 infuriating in a daily drive. I've read that the 5 is a much better starter drift car than the compat, is it worth getting another 5 but switching to the standard lsd diff or getting a compact and working on that as I've also heard good things on this car despite the 'e30 rear end' which I can understand just trying to shead some light on this situation. Sorry for any newbie face palms here. Thanks in advanc.
     
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    I also know that I am going to be told to weld the diff on the compact but can afford the ls off an e36 m3 to combat this IF the swap is straight forward.
     
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    If it were me I would get another mx5 and get a good lsd in it. They can do a lot in the right hands even with the power they produce
     
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    Ah cheers for pretty much telling me what I want to hear haha was considering a mk2 1.8 but is there actually much difference in torque between the 1.6 and 1.8?
     
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    The difference is about 20bhp and about 30nm? Try and find a mk2 1.8s as this comes with
     
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    I've never drifted a mx5 but if your at the point of clutch kicking it and actually comfortably drifting it on normal roads then your doin a lot better than most , I would stick with what your doin
     
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    Sweet cheers for the advice, going hunting for a mk2 next week going for the 1.8 as it comes with the lsd as standard like you said
     
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    You won't regret it
     

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