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Old 01-27-2013, 08:00 AM
ChasR ChasR is offline
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One - you remove the differential from your car and ship it to VAC. They install the quaife and ship it back to you. Your car is inoperable for at least 2 weeks.

Two - VAC installs the quaife in a used differential and ships it to you. You have it installed in your car and ship your old differential to VAC for a refund of the core charge. VAC uses your old diff for the next 335d order. Your car is down for a few hours during the install.

Three - VAC installs the quaife in a new differential and ships it to you. Same as two.
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Old 01-27-2013, 10:56 AM
GreekboyD GreekboyD is online now
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Thanks a lot man. Really appreciate it.

I'm going to call them this week. I have all of my M3 suspension parts so want to do the LSD when I'm swapping everything out as well.

P.S. So did you go with Option #2 and then got the $900 credit back after you shipped them out your old core after they received it?

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Old 01-27-2013, 07:34 PM
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I took option 2,
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Old 01-27-2013, 08:16 PM
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Did you also get the $900 back after sending your core to VAC? I remember them doing that about a year ago.
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Old 01-28-2013, 06:32 AM
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Transaction happened in January so it's not on my statement yet. I'll get around to the online statement later.
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Old 01-28-2013, 10:16 AM
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Thanks. I remember them doing the $900 credit return last year once they recieved your core so look into it and make sure their accounting department is on the ball!
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Old 01-30-2013, 12:13 PM
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Hey ChasR. Did you send your core back to VAC after they sent you the Quaife? Just wondering because I'm talking to Mike from VAC and he's not sure if they have any cores for the D lying around.

Thanks.
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Old 01-30-2013, 01:01 PM
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I have delivery confirmation on Jan 14.

I have not recieved credit for the core return.

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Old 01-30-2013, 01:49 PM
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Thanks for the info. Get on them for the credit man!

P.S. How many miles did you have on your core when you sent it to VAC?

EDIT: Turns out they already sold your core...lol

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Old 01-30-2013, 02:32 PM
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50K. I figure that is about 17% of the expected life of a BMW rear end, based on my old cars. Actually, I've never had one go bad on the street or track.
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Old 01-30-2013, 04:53 PM
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50K. I figure that is about 17% of the expected life of a BMW rear end, based on my old cars. Actually, I've never had one go bad on the street or track.
Interesting. I only have 18,000 miles on mine. Hopefully I get a good quality core back from VAC. Mike from VAC says he's tracked one down so it looks like I'll be getting a Quaife soon enough.
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Old 01-31-2013, 01:40 PM
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Sounds like we need to get in line for Greekboy's diff. Just yankin your chain. No LSD for me at this time
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Old 01-31-2013, 05:25 PM
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Sounds like we need to get in line for Greekboy's diff. Just yankin your chain. No LSD for me at this time
lol...when you looking to get one?
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