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Old 07-02-2010, 01:34 AM   #1
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Got a m50+trans coming...need to know the absolute minimum I need to do to the backend to make it run. Can I run the stock TI diff and rear end, im using much stiffer springs than stock and struts. Dont care about the exhaust work will be done custom in house.
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Old 07-02-2010, 01:42 AM   #2
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You don't have to do anything. My ti pushes over 270 hp/230 ft-lb and there's no back end trouble. The small case 3.45 LSD was used for years and a hundred thousand miles and nothing happened with 230 hp/190 ft-lb.

I swapped to a medium case 2.93 for fuel economy, and that should be slightly stronger.
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Old 07-02-2010, 01:45 AM   #3
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Ok thanks for the quick response, the most damn expensive thing in this swap is the driveshaft lol, got a good, cheap, work-around?
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Old 07-02-2010, 01:58 AM   #4
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I would stick with the stock Getrag and not use the driveshaft. I'm using the stock getrag and an M5 clutch/M3 flywheel.
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Old 07-02-2010, 02:05 AM   #5
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You talking about the stock TI trans? I thought they died under the 6 cyls power
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Old 07-02-2010, 02:20 AM   #6
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Nope, the trans in the ti is the same one in 92-95 6 cyl 325i's and 325is'. I am running the stock getrag with the M50, works perfect...
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I don't think so. I've seen many a swapped ti and supercharged using the stock transmission. It's a fear, but I've never had any issues and I've got more power than most swaps with my boosted setup. Especially with a 2.5L motor which is only a little more powerful than the m44 (compared to the S52 or something) and used the Getrag 250 anyhow I believe. The ZF came with the M52 and S52 motors if I remember correctly.
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Old 07-02-2010, 02:26 AM   #8
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thanks for the help this is going to make this a lot easier.
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Full Exhaust w/ magnaflow muffler
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323is Black leather sport interior.
5 Speed.
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Old 07-02-2010, 02:50 AM   #9
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I have this swap on my ti and have the stock Getrag and the driveshaft stock 3.45non lad and it's holding on just fine..

Good luck w the swap
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