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    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...tchlink:top:en
    my compacts has a big case LSD. very short ratios
    I want to get a welded diff instead but the diff doesn't lock up too well and doesn't lock up at all sometimes !!!
    i'm not sure if the drive shafts are different or what but do I need a e30 or e36 diff??
     
     

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    You will need an E30 diff. The E36 saloon/coupe/touring diffs mount in a different place...
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by steve23002 View Post
    You will need an E30 diff. The E36 saloon/coupe/touring diffs mount in a different place...
    Thank you so much. since it has a big case LSD, the shafts and everything should be the correct length for fitting a standard diff then? I heard on the net that you need different shaft or something because the case is bigger on the LSD? i dunno if they have been changed.
    the bolts on the drive shafts are allen type if that helps...
     
     

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    I'm thinking it must be a 318 E30 LSD then?? with 4+ ratio?? top speed is around 100mph with rev limiter to 5500 lol.
     
     

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    Hmm, Im not sure on the diff sizes for the compact. I know they are the same diffs in the E30 and Z3 as they share the same rear axle assembly...
     
     

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    Rule of thumb: For a compact, you can use all the parts of a Z3. They are almost identical
    Here is a nice link where you can find the production numbers:

    http://bmwfans.info/parts/catalog/
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by wouter1981 View Post
    Rule of thumb: For a compact, you can use all the parts of a Z3. They are almost identical
    Here is a nice link where you can find the production numbers:

    http://bmwfans.info/parts/catalog/
    hmm but a diff off a e30 is prob cheaper than a z3 diff right?
    I only want to change my diff
     
     

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    Ok i'm pickin up a welded big case e30 diff tonight. should have no problems with fitment
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Momanatorz View Post
    Ok i'm pickin up a welded big case e30 diff tonight. should have no problems with fitment
    This just a track or drift car?Welded diff's are not very well suited for a daily driver
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by StK View Post
    This just a track or drift car?Welded diff's are not very well suited for a daily driver
    it's mainly a street car
     
     

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