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      10-19-2010, 10:54 PM   #1
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does the 335Xi have the option to be RWD like an STI?

can the 335xi transfer the power to only the rear as the STI can or is it always AWD
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      10-19-2010, 10:58 PM   #2
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      10-19-2010, 11:03 PM   #3
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super lame, that would be BA (bas ass)
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      10-19-2010, 11:40 PM   #4
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I think in a malfunction mode, it does completely disengage the fronts. It should be mechanically possible. Just not driver controllable.
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      10-19-2010, 11:49 PM   #5
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why wouldn't you just buy a regular 335i then? Unlike the STI, the 335 does come in rwd from the factory.
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      10-19-2010, 11:54 PM   #6
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I know infinitis can be switched off by pulling the fuse from the AWD system.
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      10-20-2010, 04:00 AM   #7
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i pulled a fuse for the abs and got the car to be 100% rear wheel drive.
don´remember witch one. (there are 5 of them)
car is a -07 330 xd
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      10-20-2010, 05:14 AM   #8
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for GT-R is possible through software, I think if somebody put his brains for this it might be possible
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      10-20-2010, 09:19 AM   #9
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thast the next big step

an all wheel drive you can switch to rear drive.
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      10-20-2010, 09:33 AM   #10
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Better yet, on rear wheel drive you can switch to all wheel drive in a pinch.

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      10-20-2010, 10:26 PM   #11
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Time to ask Shiv to see if he can do it on the ProCede
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      10-20-2010, 11:40 PM   #12
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Also, I believe that when the car is off and in Park, the front is not engaged. You could probably prove this on a lift.
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      10-21-2010, 06:42 AM   #13
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I've read that the XI goes to 100% RWD above a certain speed, like 70 MPH. Have not verified this myself. So it could be a simple software command.
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I've read that the XI goes to 100% RWD above a certain speed, like 70 MPH. Have not verified this myself. So it could be a simple software command.
I have heard this too. Someone should be able to help us out with this.
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has anyone pm'd Shiv about this?
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OMG pull fuse 26 (5amps) and you're in business. Although the windshield wipers were going crazy, it was a 100% RWD. Created a nice little smoke show with the RFTs.

Thanks mr. p-j.

Reminds me of how much I miss my G37s
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      10-21-2010, 08:02 PM   #18
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OMG pull fuse 26 (5amps) and you're in business. Although the windshield wipers were going crazy, it was a 100% RWD. Created a nice little smoke show with the RFTs.

Thanks mr. p-j.

Reminds me of how much I miss my G37s
Just had to try it. Yes, the 4 wheel drive system is disengaged. The car felt much more like my friends 328i minus the torque.

Easily spins the rear with a little left foot braking in second gear! (lotsa fun)

But the best part was the unexpected bonus when i put the fuse back in. Im not going to tell anyone yet, to avoid the placebo effect. Go try it, and i will tell you what I noticed in a couple days. Don't worry; no warning lights stay on, the wipers return to their normal operation. It was a very subtle improvement I noticed.

So get out there! If it is raining your wipers will remain on and it will be super easy to verify RWD.
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      10-21-2010, 08:12 PM   #19
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Just had to try it. Yes, the 4 wheel drive system is disengaged. The car felt much more like my friends 328i minus the torque.

Easily spins the rear with a little left foot braking in second gear! (lotsa fun)

But the best part was the unexpected bonus when i put the fuse back in. Im not going to tell anyone yet, to avoid the placebo effect. Go try it, and i will tell you what I noticed in a couple days. Don't worry; no warning lights stay on, the wipers return to their normal operation. It was a very subtle improvement I noticed.

So get out there! If it is raining your wipers will remain on and it will be super easy to verify RWD.
You got PM! ohhh and with a JB3, you dont even have to do a brake boost to rip them loose, all you do is tap on the gas and ur going sideways!
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OMG pull fuse 26 (5amps) and you're in business. Although the windshield wipers were going crazy, it was a 100% RWD. Created a nice little smoke show with the RFTs.

Thanks mr. p-j.

Reminds me of how much I miss my G37s
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mine was rwd for a short time when a i got a 4x4! and traction control light on, i would think there's a way to disconnect it mechanically. already thought about looking into it if my xdrive doesn't quit screwing up
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I wonder though, if you might damage the clutch packs or other parts in the driveline by significantly changing the way the power goes through it -- and then stressing it?
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