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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 02-10-2005, 08:06 AM
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does my car have lsd?

I have a 96 318ic does it have a lsd diferential?
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Old 02-10-2005, 08:13 AM
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LSDs were optional on early non-M E36 325s ('92 to '93 or '94) and then came standard on all E36 M3s. All other E36s did not have an LSD.
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Old 12-05-2012, 09:11 AM
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LSDs were optional on early non-M E36 325s ('92 to '93 or '94) and then came standard on all E36 M3s. All other E36s did not have an LSD.
just to clarify.. the 93 325i sedan does not come stock with the LSD?
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Old 12-05-2012, 09:56 AM
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It would only have an LSD if your car was ordered with the cold weather package and does not have ASC-T.
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Old 12-05-2012, 09:59 AM
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It would only have an LSD if your car was ordered with the cold weather package and does not have ASC-T.
ok how do i check that?
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Old 12-05-2012, 10:57 AM
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If you key in the car's VIN at http://www.bmwvin.com/ it will tell you the car's options, including LSD if it came with it.

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Old 12-05-2012, 01:07 PM
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'course, someone could have swapped in an LSD... but on a 318- i doubt it.
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Old 12-05-2012, 01:24 PM
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Yeah, it's not like traction is an issue with 138hp of fury.
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Old 12-05-2012, 02:19 PM
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Actually, my 92 318i does have an LSD. It was a factory option, and not a cheap one.

I will try to snap a shot of the window sticker, but its pretty faded.
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Old 12-05-2012, 02:25 PM
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I ordered LSD on mine as well. I think it is a much better for a 318is than ASC+T. You do need to know how to apply it.

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