It's been a very long time since I've posted in this forum! But it looks like, with the fatal decline of my Ford, that BMW will be my new home in the summer.
Basically - my friends drift and it looks like a great way to faff about. Not overly expensive and doesn't take years of dedication with and an absolute fortune. I like the fact that you can be a total amateur and still have an awesome day without having to sink thousands into a dedicated track vehicle.
The plan is; E36 BMW with coilovers and standard braces. I figure it's enough basic modification to give me enough control as well as keeping it pretty close to a standard car. Until I eventually put it into a set of tyres. Or someone else. But that's neither here not there...
I was wondering what my differential options are on the 323/325? I did a search and managed to get 1 hit with the word 'diff' but '2 Way' and 'LSD' were obviously too short to search
I heard from someone at a track day that the rear subframe on a Compact is the same as a Z3 and I figured that the Z3 was more likely to come with an LSD as it looks more 'sporting' but then I figured M3's are more common and so it's more likely to have parts but then of course there are propshaft sizes and all that ratios so I quickly got out of my depth.
I know I could just weld my diff. Having been out with a friend who potters around in a 328 with a welded diff, I know it's not the end of the world living with it but the constant scrubbing is really annoying and the juddering while parking would do me no favours so I am more than happy to spend more and get something I want.