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    Want to get a shorter ratio diff, 4.1 but it's a small case diff. wondering if it will be fine being thrashed around.
     
     

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    It's a tricky one, some people have been fine, others have had them wear and whine after a while.

    If it isn't a big cost, I'd try it out, but have a backup plan if needed.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheEnd View Post
    It's a tricky one, some people have been fine, others have had them wear and whine after a while.

    If it isn't a big cost, I'd try it out, but have a backup plan if needed.
    Might be able to get one for £40 or £50, it's going to be welded if that makes any difference. lots of clutch kick it's gonna have to endure! the medium case i got atm is doing fine but want faster acceleration and torque in gears 1-3
     
     

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    welded diffs are crap for daily drivers
     
     

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    +1 on that but it is bearable if your not doing many tight manoeuvres, but make skids really easy, one clutch kick and some manfoot your away


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    i don't mind it. already have a welded diff
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by warby View Post
    +1 on that but it is bearable if your not doing many tight manoeuvres, but make skids really easy, one clutch kick and some manfoot your away


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    they win over an LSD if you really want to save money to spend on tyres instead
    alot more control than standard BMW lsd lock
     
     

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    Had the 1.6 diff on my 325 for 14 months. Not a problem at all, works a treat for 0-60's....
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by JackHarding View Post
    Had the 1.6 diff on my 325 for 14 months. Not a problem at all, works a treat for 0-60's....
    What diff you got in now?
     
     

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    Still got the 1.6 diff. With a chip, headers and induction kit you can do the following with the short diff:

    2nd - 64 mph
    3rd - 93 mph
    4th - 122 mph
    5th - Currently unknown.

    Revs are quite high on the motorway though!

    1st, 2nd and 3rd and really quick off the mark.
     
     

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