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hi everyone im new to bimmerfest and i have a question. ive been looking to buy my gf's neighbors '96 328is and i understand the "s" means sport. but i havent been able to figure out how its actually different from just a 328i. when i tried researching it, all i could find was that it had more m3 features. my buddy tells me that the 328is has a better suspension but i was wondering if anybody else cold tell me anything else that it may include to make it different from just the 328i. thanks
 

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suspention, diff, sway bars, interior stuff like sports seats yada yada :)
 

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haha whats that. and is that all?
It lets you put two black lines on the road, instead of one.
In a nutshell, better traction, particularly while cornering.

Also, in 328i vs 328iS, I think the 328iS might be missing two doors.
 

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It depends on the 'is'
My 'is' sure as hell doesn't have the LSD.

...and yes, the 'is' in America, at least, are all coupes - 2 door.
 

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"is" just means coupe ... it doesn't have to have a sport package.
 

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It lets you put two black lines on the road, instead of one.
In a nutshell, better traction, particularly while cornering.

Also, in 328i vs 328iS, I think the 328iS might be missing two doors.
also lets the ass end dance. Sideways for anyone who doesnt know what im talking about :thumbup: or for the very technical people, Oversteer
 

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yea...i have a 1996 328is with every option that was available (including sports package) and i KNOW i don't have an LSD in it....
 

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yea...i have a 1996 328is with every option that was available (including sports package) and i KNOW i don't have an LSD in it....
dang... i kinda got my hopes up earlier. I have a 328is as well... so it was just plain not available in 96? or what? I was kinda hoping i had LSD.
 

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Only a few early years 325's come factory w/ an LSD and it come with the cold weather package and a high gear ration.

I do not believe an LSD of any ratio was a factory option on a 328. You had to step up to a M3 to get an LSD and they mostly have lower gear ratios.

People who have LSDs in 328's have retrofitted one from one of the above two sources. They can be bolted right in with little replacement of other parts.
 

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im pretty sure my 318is has a limited slip
 

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my dad has taken the ass out once in the wet, and it just just slided out, but when he counter-steered it came back. Not like the e30 when he tried it and the ass did a 180 lol! he sh!t himself
 

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I meant in a more controlled and less aggressive environment

Jack the back up and turn a wheel by hand. if the other one goes the same way....you have a LSD :)

Either that or get the rear wheels on a loose surface and spin the tyres a little bit. 2 lines = LSD
 

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yeah i knew that, im just too lazy to jack it up.
I preffer the ass end method, in the wet!
 
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