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      05-09-2007, 06:26 PM   #1
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Any good shop in NoVA area for a LSD install?

Anyone to recommend a performance shop to install a Quaife LSD in Northern Virginia?

If I remember, a couple other e90posters form the DC area were getting LSDs. Would a “group” install be possible?

We might get a better price as the installer will get on the learning curve after the 1st car.

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Wiley... you have been pouring some serious cash into your 335! I bet your youngest son is hoping to inherit it when you will be tempted to get the new M3

Anyway, I heard good things about Curry's, but they are scary expensive.

I usually take my cars to Pro-Imports in Rockville. Pat's work is top-notch and his prices are decent for maintenance and mod work. http://www.pro-imports.com
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Road Race Tech is an awesome BMW shop in NoVA.

http://www.roadracetech.com/
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Thanks guys: I will give them a call, or may be even better, pay them a visit.
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Wiley... you have been pouring some serious cash into your 335!
Spark: I agree, that rear fog light mod was may be a bit over the top...
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To those in the "know" about this sort of thing, how much can we expect the price of an installed LSD to come down to? ...and how long till there is a good, proven, product out there?

I hear numbers anywhere form $2K to $4K for this one. For me, I can't see putting more than $2k into this mod to get what I want out of it.

Also, is it safe to assume that this will void warranty on the trans? Is there a Dinan LSD which would be covered by a BMW warranty?

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To those in the "know" about this sort of thing, how much can we expect the price of an installed LSD to come down to? ...and how long till there is a good, proven, product out there?

I hear numbers anywhere form $2K to $4K for this one. For me, I can't see putting more than $2k into this mod to get what I want out of it.

Also, is it safe to assume that this will void warranty on the trans? Is there a Dinan LSD which would be covered by a BMW warranty?

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The Quaife LSD had been selected by Hartge for its own 360 hp E92 335, which is good enough for me. Price from Quaife is $1500 or 1600, plus installation. From an hartge delaer, it is probably 2500 + install for the exact same LSD.
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The Quaife LSD had been selected by Hartge for its own 360 hp E92 335, which is good enough for me. Price from Quaife is $1500 or 1600, plus installation. From an hartge delaer, it is probably 2500 + install for the exact same LSD.
Thanks Wily...I'll keep an eye on things here to see how they turn out for people. I like the new M3, but I'm not sure I'll like the price. Plenty of power in the 335, just not connected to the ground right. I hope the Quaife Dif works out well for everyone.

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Thanks Wily...I'll keep an eye on things here to see how they turn out for people. I like the new M3, but I'm not sure I'll like the price. Plenty of power in the 335, just not connected to the ground right. I hope the Quaife Dif works out well for everyone.

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I have a terrible time putting power to the ground with my car...

Even with 275's in the rear and Michelin PS2's...

just too much torque, an LSD is a must...
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I have a terrible time putting power to the ground with my car...

Even with 275's in the rear and Michelin PS2's...

just too much torque, an LSD is a must...
That's what I have been thinking. My only problem is I might be selling it off in a year or so and don't know how much I want to put into the car that I can't remove. Slowly I am coming around to the notion that I might try keeping it for two years, since the mods keep piling up. If that's the case, I my end up doing the Dif. I'm not sure about the ProCede yet, as I am just as much into balance as I am speed. I would like to be able to track the car a bit and I am thinking, at least for me, that brakes and coil overs would need to accompany the ProCede. Right now, a LSD, springs and PS2s are all I have planned. Hopefully that will be enough to keep me content. We'll see. Are you going to do the Dif.?
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Not sure if i'm going to get an LSD....it's an expensive mod, and one that is hard to take out if i sell the car...

but we'll see how things go
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Will the LSD really help in straight line? I thought it was mostly for turning power distribution.

My previous car was a DC5 and I got the JDM LSD installed, to be honest I could not tell the difference in normal straight line driving, provided that the DC5 does not have much torque, but still...

I would think it will make a real difference at the track, but not so much for street driving, but I haven't tested an Proceed'ed 335i with LSD yet...
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Juan, trust me...after spool gave me a ride in his procede'd 335i, I am convinced the car will benefit greatly with LSD in addition to serious rear rubber.
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