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E36 (1991 - 1999)
The E36 chassis 3-Series BMW was a huge hit among driving enthusiasts from the first moment the car hit the pavement. The E36 won numerous awards over the years it was produced and is still a favorite of many BMW enthusiasts to this day! -- View the E36 Wiki

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Old 07-06-2016, 12:08 AM
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Lsd for 318is

I found one here but I'm not sure on the ratios , I've found lsd 325 I auto 4.45 ratio apparently ? Will this work alright in 318is ? And will
I need the bigger shafts for the case ? Or will mine fit ??? Guy told me this will fit and work just great but I wanna make before I buy as its expensive

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Old 07-06-2016, 05:12 AM
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What transmission do you have in your 318? If it's a manual 5-speed, a 4.45 (and I believe it's a 4.44) is going to be an awful choice for an LSD. You'll be spinning the poor little 4 banger like a turbine to get any road speed at all.
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Old 07-06-2016, 07:03 AM
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And honestly, there is no point to installing an LSD on an E36 318. They don't make enough power for wheel spin to be a factor, especially with good tires.
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Old 07-06-2016, 08:13 AM
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Can't sail round with her welded for much longer I need something , yes it's 5 speed manual any suggestions what ratio of lsd do I need then thanks
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Old 07-06-2016, 08:15 AM
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Guy told me 4.4 lsd was perfect lol that's why I'm asking here don't wanna folk out big money for lsd and it not gonna be right lol
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Old 07-06-2016, 08:20 AM
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3.15 is the most common LSD and works with the 6, but you need just a little higher ratio for the 4. 3.23 is the "ideal" LSD diff ratio, but hard to find and expensive when you do. 3.38 is a good choice if you can find one.
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Old 07-06-2016, 11:40 AM
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Ok thanks pal il get looking also wen my car heats up sometimes she hits the limiter at 5000 rpm ,any ideas what would cause this or what it is , someone told me that's her going into limp mode that it's air intake sensor but I've been looking can't find it or solve this problem
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Old 07-06-2016, 11:49 AM
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And honestly, there is no point to installing an LSD on an E36 318. They don't make enough power....
I suppose, if you stick to dry, clean pavement and drive modestly and/or in straight lines. Does it still rain in Seattle or has global warming made it a northerly San Diego? I can not speak for every 318i owner, but I would make good use of its LSD where you are, for at least half of the year, much more so than here, which is quite flat and almost always a long way from any snow.

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Old 08-01-2016, 10:54 PM
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Shoey I'm in the process of upgrading my lsd differential if your interested I can sell you my old one personal message me and we can talk
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Old 08-02-2016, 05:12 AM
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318 manual's got 3.45 and autos got 4.45 small case 168 mm.
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Old 08-02-2016, 06:22 AM
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I'm upgrading to a 4.45
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Old 08-02-2016, 06:22 AM
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Old 08-02-2016, 08:24 AM
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It's a 4.44. BMW didn't make a 4.45.
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Old 08-02-2016, 08:53 AM
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I can swear that the back plate of the diff says 4.45
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Old 08-02-2016, 11:46 AM
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Odd mine said 4.45 as well on the tag with big S on it.
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Old 08-02-2016, 12:05 PM
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Weird. Maybe they did.
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Old 08-02-2016, 03:00 PM
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M-technik-3 yes I can't see the S imprint on mine it's way too dirty I have to clean it up a bit
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Old 08-02-2016, 03:01 PM
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hornhospital I know they did idk if that diff report you posted was out dated or something
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