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Old 02-02-2014, 07:51 PM   #1
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I'm here and still alive (and silently moderating...) - Just sold my 330xi for a 135i M-Sport, but still have a PDX-Tuning Built '08 STi in the garage.

Doing an AccessPort on the 135i soon, and have a Quaife LSD on the way for it. Running a staggered 225/40/18, 255/35/18 setup on the car.
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Old 02-03-2014, 01:59 PM   #2
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You'll love it! Its actually quite fun to drive. The AP will make a noticeable difference.. save up for tires.

Actually, if you know anyone, ive got a kidney for sale - trying to source funds to fix mine.
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Old 02-03-2014, 06:31 PM   #3
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You'll love it! Its actually quite fun to drive. The AP will make a noticeable difference.. save up for tires.

Actually, if you know anyone, ive got a kidney for sale - trying to source funds to fix mine.
Already got the LSD in preparation for more power. I figure more control > more power for the time being. The Conti DWSes should last a good long while. Comfy, and predictable handling.

What happened to yours?
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Old 02-03-2014, 09:55 PM   #4
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Nice choice in color, love mine.

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Old 02-03-2014, 10:00 PM   #5
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Congrats on the Beemer. They seem like comfortable cars, and awesome power to boot.
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Old 02-04-2014, 12:01 AM   #6
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Congrats on the Beemer. They seem like comfortable cars, and awesome power to boot.
It is. Not modding the hell out of it...but damn, it needs a limited slip.
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Old 02-04-2014, 12:57 AM   #7
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^My only true complaint about them. Other than that fun to drive and a pretty solid car.
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Old 02-04-2014, 09:38 AM   #8
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I never fully understood the desire for LSD for street use, ive never had an issue keeping in a straight line. err.. power distributed evenly to the wheels

ediff, eLSD which ever you prefer keeps mine tracked well when DSC and DTC are off. Id love to have a mechanical LSD but havent decided how far i want to take mine. Id love just coilovers for now.

Mine has the cyl 5 misfire under load, probably injector or coil pack. havent gotten around to sorting it out - damn bikes.

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Old 02-04-2014, 10:38 AM   #9
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Damn bikes? You shut your mouth!

Nice Bimmer, I like those cars a lot. If I wasn't addicted to other things I'd like to have one.
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Old 02-04-2014, 11:54 AM   #10
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I never fully understood the desire for LSD for street use, ive never had an issue keeping in a straight line. err.. power distributed evenly to the wheels

ediff, eLSD which ever you prefer keeps mine tracked well when DSC and DTC are off. Id love to have a mechanical LSD but havent decided how far i want to take mine. Id love just coilovers for now.

Mine has the cyl 5 misfire under load, probably injector or coil pack. havent gotten around to sorting it out - damn bikes.
I enjoy spirited driving, and being able to put the power down before it's taken away by the eLSD is a main advantage. I'm also not running aggressive summer tires, since I like the ride the Conti's give me. An LSD is going to be able to get the most out of tires that don't have the greatest dry traction. Like anything, it's managing compromises.

Your car will track well without an LSD with DSC and DTC off because one wheel will be spinning while the other will continue to track straight. This is why doing donuts (if that's your thing) in an open-diffed RWD car is difficult. If anything, being able to spin both rear tires with an LSD will require a bit more driver finesse when traction-limited without DSC and DTC enabled to keep the rear end from wanting to step out. But this can be controlled progressively through throttle and steering inputs.

Coming from Subarus, I like having the added traction ability, and control of the rear-end when traction limits have been exceeded.
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