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Is there any other differential I could look into buying that doesn't have me doing 3k rpms at 65 mph in 5th? I would like a different type of gearing so I don't have to listen to the high 4k+ rpm over 80mph
 

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In my M3 I'm at 3500 rpms doing 65. I just deal with it. It's worth it for the acceleration
 

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I have an exhaust on my car. I drove it about 500 miles going 80 at about 4000+ rpms. Learn to love the sound.
 

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A cat back would sound good and probably give just a little performance but only just a little. If you're going to do that look into a high flow CAT. or put a test pipe in there. good luck let us know how it turned out. It's a shame that there isn't more that can be manufactured for the M44/M42 motors to get more performance out of them at a reasonable cost, if you look at the design of it they really have alot of potential. I guess a turbo would be the best way, anyway sorry for the thread jack carry on......
 

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BMW geared the 318 to make up for the lack of power. You want to be even slower?
 

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I have a 318ti with a 3.45LSD and it's decent enough for around town driving. If I drove on the highway more I would definitely want something taller, however you really do need the short gearing to make up for that lack of power. A 318 with a 3.15 just wouldnt be able to pass anybody at freeway speeds.
 
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