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      12-25-2015, 03:43 AM   #1
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the whole xi to rwd still alive?

i read the thread containing information about pulling fuse #26 to have RWD for a little bit. i read something about "shiv" or someone possibly working on it is there still life to this?
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      12-27-2015, 01:57 AM   #2
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Remove front drive shaft..
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      12-28-2015, 02:17 AM   #3
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Well, pulling fuse 26 does disable the transfer case servo motor = rwd.

What exactly else are you looking for a method to go rwd without the lights?
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      02-21-2016, 05:41 PM   #4
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Well, pulling fuse 26 does disable the transfer case servo motor = rwd.

What exactly else are you looking for a method to go rwd without the lights?
Is there a method to go RWD without the lights?
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      02-21-2016, 11:52 PM   #5
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Is there a method to go RWD without the lights?
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Remove front drive shaft..
Maybe ^ might work. Not sure though, that may still throw a dsc/abs light.
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      02-22-2016, 08:06 AM   #6
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Maybe ^ might work. Not sure though, that may still throw a dsc/abs light.
might as well buy a 335i/28i
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      02-26-2016, 03:25 AM   #7
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Im curious but why would anyone even want to do this? Go drifting or sumfin?
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      03-03-2016, 10:36 PM   #8
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Im curious but why would anyone even want to do this? Go drifting or sumfin?

Maybe easier to dyno, can just do pulls on a rear-wheel dyno?
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      03-04-2016, 02:33 AM   #9
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my t case actuator gear ate itself a few days ago and I got the 4x4 abs errors and I got rwd... much better gas mileage but only problem... open diff... not even breaking force lsd because no abs
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Maybe easier to dyno, can just do pulls on a rear-wheel dyno?
Doubt it. We have AWD dynos here in town.
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      03-04-2016, 04:09 AM   #11
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Maybe easier to dyno, can just do pulls on a rear-wheel dyno?
Doubt it. We have AWD dynos here in town.
In YOUR town.
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      03-04-2016, 04:51 AM   #12
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Does pulling fuse #26 do Any harm to the car other than throwing some lights.
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      03-05-2016, 09:21 AM   #13
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Does pulling fuse #26 do Any harm to the car other than throwing some lights.
I'm curious too.. Like longterm. There's a video on YouTube where a dude lights em up with this method. The only problem whole concept is that this car supposedly needs an lsd bad which is an unlikely mod for an awd model.
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Remove the front drive shAft. Like he stated. I've done so and have been driving 30thousand km no problems. Put it back on when you want awd. 8 bolts no fuss. No problems all the power is used in the back. End of threadd
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      03-09-2016, 03:26 AM   #15
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Remove the front drive shAft. Like he stated. I've done so and have been driving 30thousand km no problems. Put it back on when you want awd. 8 bolts no fuss. No problems all the power is used in the back. End of threadd
Issue several are concerned with is what the servo is doing
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      03-10-2016, 07:37 AM   #16
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Aren't the rear axles a little smaller in the X-drive VS non X-drive?
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      03-10-2016, 01:45 PM   #17
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Thinking about doing this for the Spring/summer. Anyone tried it and had negative issues arise?
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      03-21-2016, 03:58 AM   #19
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Thinking about doing this for the Spring/summer. Anyone tried it and had negative issues arise?
Lol well an e60 user on n54tech just grenaded his awd to rwd conversion. I'm sure it was unrelated.
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Lol well an e60 user on n54tech just grenaded his awd to rwd conversion. I'm sure it was unrelated.
Grenaded the engine to specify. I agree it is extremely unlikely that has any relation.
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I removed the front drive shaft as well for about 3k miles a couple months ago then snow came around. 8 bolts like stated above and takes a few minutes, no codes, no problems.
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I removed the front drive shaft as well for about 3k miles a couple months ago then snow came around. 8 bolts like stated above and takes a few minutes, no codes, no problems.
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Remove the front drive shAft. Like he stated. I've done so and have been driving 30thousand km no problems. Put it back on when you want awd. 8 bolts no fuss. No problems all the power is used in the back. End of threadd
with this way the dash dosent light up the drive is smooth correct?
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