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tarmacterror 12-08-2012 06:53 AM

bmw e39 530i sport lsd??
 
I'm getting sick of the 1 wheel spinning so gonna get a limited slip diff fitted, thinking about the Quaife ATB limited slip differential for my e39 530i sport manual. Has anybody here tried this piece of kit or maybe suggest another diff.

AnotherGeezer 12-08-2012 07:45 AM

It's expensive.

16valex 12-08-2012 08:51 AM

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Originally Posted by AnotherGeezer (Post 7237672)
It's expensive.

Or continue with peg-legged as Geezer refers to it.:)

Schitzo 12-08-2012 09:54 AM

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Originally Posted by tarmacterror (Post 7237604)
I'm getting sick of the 1 wheel spinning so gonna get a limited slip diff fitted, thinking about the Quaife ATB limited slip differential for my e39 530i sport manual. Has anybody here tried this piece of kit or maybe suggest another diff.

It's the holidays, I'll search for you!
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...ghlight=quaife

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Originally Posted by 16valex (Post 7237756)
Or continue with peg-legged as Geezer refers to it.:)

I bet Geezer yells out, "Arggg" when the peg-leg kicks in :rofl:

champaign777 12-08-2012 10:31 AM

Geezer car even w/o LSD is a bad ass ;)

DennisCooper! 12-08-2012 11:01 AM

Hi

I'm just wondering why you are having traction issues with a 530i !? yes, it's rated at 231 bhp and 'can' spin it's wheels if provoked that way, but overall, it's not that fast! after all, there's two more E39 models higher! Could it perhaps be low tread on your tyres and/or not very grippy tyres ? see if changing to known grippier tyres solves your issue better? If you are anywhere around here/West London/Heathrow/Slough, then do pop into Bird's garage in Iver where they do uprated differentials etc.

Cheers, Dennis!

AnotherGeezer 12-08-2012 07:18 PM

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Originally Posted by *****zo (Post 7237821)
I bet Geezer yells out, "Arggg" when the peg-leg kicks in :rofl:


Heck, I do that when I get out of my chair :D

tarmacterror 12-13-2012 04:23 PM

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Originally Posted by DennisCooper! (Post 7237912)
Hi

I'm just wondering why you are having traction issues with a 530i !? yes, it's rated at 231 bhp and 'can' spin it's wheels if provoked that way, but overall, it's not that fast! after all, there's two more E39 models higher! Could it perhaps be low tread on your tyres and/or not very grippy tyres ? see if changing to known grippier tyres solves your issue better? If you are anywhere around here/West London/Heathrow/Slough, then do pop into Bird's garage in Iver where they do uprated differentials etc.

Cheers, Dennis!

There is not much of a difference between the 530 and the 535, the 3 litre engine is alot better on fuel and enough power to use it as a every day run about, its runnin smooth as ever and i wanted the manual gearbox which i found difficult sourcing when i was looking last year. I would rather get the m5 than get the 540i as the next car its just as thirsty!! the runnin cost is there with the m5 but come on the smile that machine will put on your face every time you hit the loud pedal


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