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Old 07-20-2008, 01:46 PM
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What would be better for for this race? A 535i or 528e? In case you don't know what this race is all about check it out:

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Old 07-21-2008, 07:17 AM
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Well, 528e's are not known for their "fast" acceleration but they might be easier to find than and cheaper. There is someone putting together a 528e for this race in mye28.com and the biggest bang for the buck is changing the differential from the stock 2.93 to maybe a 3.46. The other thing I would do is put the 535 brakes on the 528 since the front rotors are smaller (rears are the same for both).
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Old 07-21-2008, 02:16 PM
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Since the eta engine is so low revving and low friction by nature, I thought it would last the whole race. And I seem to find a $200-$500 528e everyday![ I got two for a total of $900] I figured a $500 535i would need alot of work. The cage and prep won't be a problem, I have a buddy who is a fabricator [ he builds wrecker bodies] who is going to build a cage and drive. The only question is how long it takes us to get in, as I assume a lot of people want to do this.
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Old 07-21-2008, 02:22 PM
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When you "burn out" with a 2.93 will it leave 2 tracks? My Black 528e does this. I thought it might have an LSD, as my non lsd E46 just spins one wheel [unless I really get on it coming out of a turn]. Was a lsd or the 3.46 an option?
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Old 07-22-2008, 07:28 AM
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Yep, it is not the ratio that determones if you leave two tracks but if it is an LSD. The other way to find out is to raise the rear of the car and rotate one wheel. If the other one rotates in the same direction you've got an LSD, if it rotates in the opposite direction its an open diff.
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