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  • Nisse Järnet
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    The E53 uses a open tc just like E46. (But with a chain instead of gears)

    I think the E53 3,07 only applies to 3.0d manual, that's where mine came from atleast :)

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  • stonea
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    Originally posted by The Dark Side of Will View Post
    Do you have a plan for electronics to control the T-case lockup?

    EDIT: Front diff availability was a strong influence in my decision to go with a TR6060 for my swap. The E53 3.0d vehicles had a 3.07 front end with a "large pinion" case, but those were not sold in the US market. The E46 330xd went as far down as 2.35 with a manual transmission.

    However, with the 260 available to you, you're looking at better options than I was.
    I talked to Nisse on Facebook and he said it wasn't to hard to wire up. I'm just going for a simple on/off switch. The 3.07 diff actually changes the game up. I talked to the guys on a X5 forum and they told me it was only 3.64 and 4.10. I really wanted a 3.15, but a 3.07 wouldn't be the worst idea.

    *It also appears the 3.0 Z3 came with a 3.07 Torsen Diff

    Originally posted by nando View Post
    if he's using an E53 t-case I'd think you'd want to use it's computer too?
    I'm not Sweedish so I'm trying to keep things relatively simple, lol.

    Originally posted by nando View Post
    doesn't the E53 have a locking transfer case? It was after the E46 - the Xdrive system came out sometime after that.
    If the x5 does have a locking transfer case and it can be wired as simple as an on/off switch this too might change my plan completely. If I could get a 6 speed that would just be icing on the cake.

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  • nando
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    doesn't the E53 have a locking transfer case? It was after the E46 - the Xdrive system came out sometime after that.

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  • The Dark Side of Will
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    I don't think anyone's taking about the E53 T-case. If you could hack the E53 traction control module and use it to control the latter ABS, that might be interesting for off-road uses. I don't think anyone wants to use brake-based traction control in an on-pavement performance application, though.

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  • nando
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    if he's using an E53 t-case I'd think you'd want to use it's computer too?

    Originally posted by stonea View Post
    Absolutely!
    I'll see if I can get a quote on that. Could you PM me your address?

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  • The Dark Side of Will
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    Originally posted by stonea View Post
    I really wanted to use the Zf with the 525ix stuff, but if I can't get anything other than the 3.64 ratio I might just stick with the 260.
    Do you have a plan for electronics to control the T-case lockup?

    EDIT: Front diff availability was a strong influence in my decision to go with a TR6060 for my swap. The E53 3.0d vehicles had a 3.07 front end with a "large pinion" case, but those were not sold in the US market. The E46 330xd went as far down as 2.35 with a manual transmission.

    However, with the 260 available to you, you're looking at better options than I was.
    Last edited by The Dark Side of Will; 07-21-2015, 04:55 AM.

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  • iXguido
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    Originally posted by nando View Post
    weichers sport... it's been around for ages. I think Bavauto sells it with their branding on it.

    M3 bars will not fit. the only reason they might have a "different" bar is because of the engine, the basic chassis of the E30 M3 is identical to the standard E30.
    I checked for it on their website the other day and it was gone. It was on there for years though.

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  • stonea
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    Absolutely!

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  • nando
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    I think I have a 3.23 R&P from an E46. it's got some dings in it, but it could be used for mock up. I'd like to be rid of it - want it for the cost of shipping?

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  • stonea
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    Yep, e53 oil pan and diff.

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  • nando
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    using what diff/oil pan? E53?

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  • stonea
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    Originally posted by nando View Post
    525ix comes with a 3.38. With a ZF it's similar to a G260 and a 4.10.

    3.64 and ZF would be horrible together! that would work on a 6 speed.

    I keep going back and forth on whether I want a taller ratio or not with my G260. it's not like I DD it or drive it long distances. The short gearing is a blast around town and on back roads. 3.91 would still be plenty short, but I already have good working 4.10s.. and with a 7500rpm redline, it would be fine.
    I was thinking a 3.23 with the Zf, if the e46 gears in a e53 works out. If not I think I do the G260 with the 3.64.

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  • nando
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    525ix comes with a 3.38. With a ZF it's similar to a G260 and a 4.10.

    3.64 and ZF would be horrible together! that would work on a 6 speed.

    I keep going back and forth on whether I want a taller ratio or not with my G260. it's not like I DD it or drive it long distances. The short gearing is a blast around town and on back roads. 3.91 would still be plenty short, but I already have good working 4.10s.. and with a 7500rpm redline, it would be fine.

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  • stonea
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    Originally posted by The Dark Side of Will View Post
    Also, I have no clue about the ring gear bolt torque procedure, or where to get the bolts. That difficulty can probably be fudged though.

    I have an E46 3.23 front diff on the shelf.
    3.64 is a decent ratio for use with the Getrag 260, which can work with the 24V engines with the right front case.
    I really wanted to use the Zf with the 525ix stuff, but if I can't get anything other than the 3.64 ratio I might just stick with the 260.

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  • Nisse Järnet
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    I got the Weichers aluminum bar :)

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