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E39 (1997 - 2003)
The BMW 5-Series (E39 chassis) was introduced in the United States as a 1997 model year car and lasted until the 2004 when the E60 chassis was released. The United States saw several variations including the 525i, 528i, 530i and 540i. -- View the E39 Wiki

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Old 05-14-2015, 01:39 PM
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Anyone have any experience with this LSD

Check this out

http://www.ecstuning.com/News/BMW_E3...003/ES2795354/

Seems like a cost effective for us that want LSD. Anyone have any experience with these? Sure as hell is a lot cheaper than a used M5 diff.
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Looks like a Quaife: http://quaife.co.uk/quaife-products/...-differential/ Been around for many years. A good alternative to clutch-based diffs.
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Same principle as Quaife but not a Quaife. The real thing would be around twice the price.
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I found a discussion on e90 post with lots of good info:

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=799541
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I thought you meant Purple Microdot, Windowpane or Mandala LSD.

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Hmmmm not what i was thinking it was
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After reading the FAQ and e90 discussion thread, it looks like there are a lot of satisfied customers. Mfactory is doing group buys of 5, for $799 which is 20% off retail.

Looks like average indy install is around $400-$500.

I'm going to do more research, but this looks promising.
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After reading the FAQ and e90 discussion thread, it looks like there are a lot of satisfied customers. Mfactory is doing group buys of 5, for $799 which is 20% off retail.

Looks like average indy install is around $400-$500.

I'm going to do more research, but this looks promising.
I read the thread you linked from E90 board and this does sound very promising. $799 is a great price if this is built to the standards the vendor claims. I spent than much for a used Quaife several years ago for an E34. I am going to look into this for my 530i. The ECS Tuning page did not mention 6 cylinder E39 applications. A good LSD is a lot more fun than traction control if you know how to drive but the high cost kept me from considering it for my E39. I have hung on to my E34 Touring largely for that reason.
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