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      03-31-2009, 03:19 PM   #1
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Are the M cars the only ones that get LSD?

I've heard some e30 came with it, but to my knowledge the M cars are the only ones equipped with a LSD, anyone know more about this, I'm having this discussion with some friends, some even say it's optional, which I know it isn't.
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      03-31-2009, 03:22 PM   #2
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Yes.

Although some guys with normal 3-series cars have bought the LSD aftermarket.
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E46 ZHP came with LSD.

edit: haha, sorry. not true.

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E46 ZHP came with LSD.
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There are aftermarket LSDs available, but BMW will not provide one.

Speaking from personal experience, The Quaife LSD is a great mod to the 135, and probably the 3 Series as well.

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      03-31-2009, 06:05 PM   #7
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True. Twas nice for the E30 crowd, easy to find a replacement LSD and put it in.
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As stupid as it sounds, yeah.
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It's all about target markets. Most people who drive a 335/135/535 probably don't even know what an LSD is or what it does and would never even notice a difference if it was on the car. Plus it puts a little more distance between the M cars and all other BMW models.

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All non-M BMWs have come with open differentials since 1995 with the advent of ASC. BMW replaced their mechanical differential with electronic units. An "equal trade" in their eyes.
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Hmm... what about the 320si? Didn't that have a LSD?
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Damn I wish I had an LSD, would be so much fun at winter!

Maybe we'll get the electronic ones in all cars soon? And they'll be better than in the 135i
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Hmm... what about the 320si? Didn't that have a LSD?

I have read that it should have LSD, but i´m not totally sure its trure? I´m about to test that some day...


And here in Sweden/EU the E36 328i-323i and the E46 330i-328i you could order with LSD as an extra option i remember..

But it is very rare that you find one with LSD on the "used market"...

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the E30 325is came equipped with a 3.73 LSD i believe. i put one in my E30 325i its nice...
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i thought the 135i had LSD??? sorry obviously im a bmw noob with only 2 post.

cause im sitting here with my honda civic si with LSD LOL
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i thought the 135i had LSD??? sorry obviously im a bmw noob with only 2 post.

cause im sitting here with my honda civic si with LSD LOL
it's got an e-diff which really does not work like a lsd at all, mine will still "one wheel wonder" on a really tight low speed turn

it's also only active with all nanny's disabled
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