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  • Sebbe
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    Does anyone know if the 525ix outer cv joint just pulls off the axle, or if there is a c-clip or anything?

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  • nando
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    Input is in the wrong place.

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  • The Dark Side of Will
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    Originally posted by stonea View Post
    Does anyone happen to know if the internals of a e30 M3 rack fit in a ix rack? I'm sure no one does and I kind of doubt it would work. If it did, I know the cost vs benefit wouldn't equal out, but I've just been thinking about it recently.
    Originally posted by nando View Post
    Won't work - they are completely different.
    Have you looked at the guts for each? Is the iX rack a different length or has the input in a different place than (I @$$ume) the E36 rack?

    We know the housings and mounts are different, just wondering about the rack gear and pinion itself.

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  • Nisse Järnet
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    Thanks, interesting !

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  • stonea
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    Originally posted by nando View Post
    the input shaft is further from the diff so it should clear just fine. It didn't clear the E34 diff in the E34 pan, but that's because the E34 diff is a couple inches further forward than the E30. The E34 diff wouldn't clear the E30 rack either, at least not without modifications to the oil pan or pushing the engine further back.
    Maybe thats what I was thinking of. I need to read up on all of this stuff again.

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  • Sebbe
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    it only worked on my pc, not my phone.
    these links are better:
    full german PDF: BMW_525ix_manual
    translated word doc: 525ix_manual_translated
    Last edited by Sebbe; 06-14-2016, 11:43 AM.

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  • Nisse Järnet
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    Originally posted by Sebbe View Post
    Here is the manual as promised, only the german version. I will try to make a quick google translate version also. Ive only read some of it, but it seems the 525ix is a lot more sophisticated than i thought, the transfer case and rear differential is actually PWM controlled. Not on/off as i thought.
    http://s000.tinyupload.com/index.php...60416306367097
    The download doesn't work very good, file is corrupted it says :S File size is wrong so it appears that it only downloads a tiny bit then stops :P I'll try later.

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  • Sebbe
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    quick google translate version without pictures http://s000.tinyupload.com/index.php...71304050979414

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  • nando
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    the input shaft is further from the diff so it should clear just fine. It didn't clear the E34 diff in the E34 pan, but that's because the E34 diff is a couple inches further forward than the E30. The E34 diff wouldn't clear the E30 rack either, at least not without modifications to the oil pan or pushing the engine further back.

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  • stonea
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    Originally posted by nando View Post
    E46 xi can work. Garagetastic can make a steering coupler for it, need to mod the subframe and bore out the struts to fit the larger E46 balljoints, which need to be shortened a little bit. Its a LOT faster than the E30 rack!
    Will it work with the stock drivetrain? I thought there was clearance issues, but its been a while since I looked into all of this.

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  • Sebbe
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    Here is the manual as promised, only the german version. I will try to make a quick google translate version also. Ive only read some of it, but it seems the 525ix is a lot more sophisticated than i thought, the transfer case and rear differential is actually PWM controlled. Not on/off as i thought.
    http://s000.tinyupload.com/index.php...60416306367097
    Last edited by Sebbe; 06-14-2016, 10:12 AM.

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  • nando
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    E46 xi can work. Garagetastic can make a steering coupler for it, need to mod the subframe and bore out the struts to fit the larger E46 balljoints, which need to be shortened a little bit. Its a LOT faster than the E30 rack!

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  • stonea
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    Originally posted by nando View Post
    Won't work - they are completely different.
    I figured, it was worth a shot

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  • nando
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    Won't work - they are completely different.

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  • flyboyx
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    never even thought to think of this. i used to have an m3 rack in addition to my extra ix racks that i have laying around.

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