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    Originally posted by nando View Post
    if you're using the E34 trans, transfercase, and diff, just use the E34 oil pan too. It all fits together.
    Whats about the Firewall and the steeringrack/crossmeber clearance?

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      Easier to deal with than fabbing an oil pan from scratch that will support the diff. Nisse made it somehow?
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        We have it little bit harder Over here in Germany. I don't know you heared it but we have inspection department called "TÜV". it's really hard to register the modifications over stock, espacially the structure of the chassis.

        For me I think modifying the oilpan or even building it from scratch is better in my case. But I don't know, even when correctly modified, if it will work?!

        Correct me if I'm thinking false but when the diff pickup replaced further back the engine will in stock place not touching the firewall and the diff will clear the steering rack right?
        The only downside I think is the at the front drive shaft had to be shorten as well. But that's also ok for me.

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            Hot dang! The 2017 32 spline input shaft group buy is live!

            http://www.syty.net/forums/showthread.php?t=105464




            Edit: For use in my Borg Warner T-case:

            Originally posted by The Dark Side of Will View Post
            Here is the Borg-Warner T-case, my dad's previous automatic E30 T-case and my manual trans E30 T-case:


            Last edited by The Dark Side of Will; 12-22-2016, 11:51 PM.

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                Originally posted by The Dark Side of Will View Post
                Hot dang! The 2017 32 spline input shaft group buy is live!

                http://www.syty.net/forums/showthread.php?t=105464




                Edit: For use in my Borg Warner T-case:
                what is the purpose of this?
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                88 325ix coupe manual lachsilber/cardinal
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                87 e30 m3 for parts lachsilber/cardinal(serial number 7)
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                  It's one of the critical components for my swap. The original input shaft for that T-case is 27 spline, and high power/high abuse rides can twist off the 27 spline transmission output.

                  The 32 spline shaft is good for 1k HP.
                  And since I need a custom length output shaft anyway, to mate the T-case and transmission with the thinnest possible adapter, then I might as well make it 32 spline throughout for the sake of bullet-proofing.

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                    Originally posted by mw044 View Post
                    Ok. Ended up with Gs6-53bz from e92 335i (which By the way bolts-on to m20 - gotta love BMW). Test fitting it to original trans tunnel made me realize how huge that thing is. Espesially with engine this far back - there's no way to fit it without opening up the trans tunnel a little bit:



                    Maybe little less cutting could've been enough, but I wanted to make room for gs7d36sg which has mechatronics unit in the passanger side (read: I fucked up and cutted way too much :D). Still have to cut the drivers side to make room for ATC700 transfercase. It seems to fit without cutting the drivers seat / drivers right leg.

                    Underside:



                    Still have to make slight adjustments to alignment of the package. At the moment it's pointing too much to co-drivers side.
                    Interesting... I didn't know the transmissions could be this cheap.
                    I found a GS6-53BZ for a E60 545i/550i for $500.
                    And an AWD one from a 335xi for $450
                    And X5 T-cases from $250
                    Put the V8 bellhousing on the AWD transmission and have what I need for my swap...
                    I just have to adapt or build a controller of some kind for the front drive actuator.

                    Considering that to do the TR6060 I'll need a $700 input shaft, a $800-1000 output shaft, $200 worth of mods to the rear housing, a $500 Lakewood bellhousing or a big PITA bellhousing adapter... vs. this combo I can just bolt together.

                    I'm deliberately leaving out the cost of the clutch because with either driveline I'd end up with a Tilton 7.25" dual disk, so that cost is a wash between the two options.

                    The reason I went down the TR6060 road in the first place is that the TR6060 works very well with 3.64 gears readily available for the E53 X5 in the US, while the BMW transmissions would work better with much taller ratios that never came to this country.

                    The lame 0.87 top gear with the ZF, the low end torque of the S62 and the light weight of the E30 put together mean I want to run the tallest diff gears I can get my hands on. The tallest used in the E53 X5, from which I'll use the oil sump, is a 3.07 in the Euro market 3.0D manual transmission. The 3.07 uses the "tall ratio" case that has more room for a larger pinion gear. At the very least I need this case.

                    Here's one: http://www.ebay.com/itm/131743147992
                    It's a little pricey.

                    The E46 diesel manual transmission cars came with gearing as high as 2.35. I could swap that into the "tall ratio" X5 case (with a Quaife!) but now I'm talking about a really expensive front diff, as well as getting a rear diff from Europe in addition to the two front diffs I've already mentioned. I'm also limited to the 188 diff with 2.35 gears, as the tallest 210 diff is 2.65, but there isn't a readily usable 2.65 front diff. The cost to finish each driveline is looking like a wash. The transmissions are only going to get cheaper.

                    Were 550iX's or 550i X-drives ever built with manual transmissions? finding one of those would tip the balance toward the BMW driveline since I wouldn't have to mix/match transmission parts.

                    I'm circling back to the BMW driveline because I've decided I'd rather put the TR6060 driveline behind an (turbo) LS in an E46 M3 with 330iX front suspension. It makes more sense to have a 1000 HP driveline behind a 1000 HP engine in a car that can mount 285+ tires at each corner than to have a 1000 HP driveline behind a 400 HP engine in a car that can mount 225 tires at all four corners.
                    Last edited by The Dark Side of Will; 01-17-2017, 10:23 AM.

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                      Originally posted by mw044 View Post
                      Hope so. :D

                      More bolt-on stuff here. E9x 335i Gs6-53bz and e70 x5 (6 cylinder) atc700 transfer case (compared to e30 ix stuff):


                      Money shot. The semi-divorced nature of the E30 T-case and the guibo between the trans and T-case extend the E30 driveline so much that the close-coupled T-case of the new driveline locates the rear face of the drop only about 2-3" further back. Fun.

                      You said you're going to control the T-case with your fancy ECU. Do you know how the original controller works? Are there speed sensors in the T-case that detect front/rear output speeds and the controller actuates the clutch to keep them within 2% (or whatever?)? or does it get wheel speeds via the CAN bus from the ABS? Does it receive a commanded front drive torque from the traction control via CAN bus?

                      I think for the purposes of an E30, I could design and build one via Rasberry Pi or Ardruino. Especially with output shaft speed sensors, it would be easy to construct a map to vary allowable rear-to-front slip as a function of vehicle speed. I could use a power steering pressure switch to tell it I'm in a turn and change the map up for more front end bite.

                      It would be really slick to use the CAN bus data to make it react to throttle position, and maybe even brake application... There's an E46 CAN bus decoding effort, specifically to build a bus gateway for integrating LS engines, and that might be a start.

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                        I think there's a sensor in the actuator motor so the TC controller knows where the actuator is.
                        I would try to control it directly with the ECU and front/rear speed sensors like my traction control setup for example.
                        I can be wrong since I haven't looked interesting the xDrive yet but I think mw044 has :)
                        E30 325ix M50 turbo 7 spd DCT 4wd 840awhp @ 31 psi.
                        E30 M50 6 spd 764whp @ 24psi.
                        E30 M20 6 spd 675whp.

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                          Right now I'm planning to use the stock MSS52 to run the S62.

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                            Originally posted by The Dark Side of Will View Post
                            Right now I'm planning to use the stock MSS52 to run the S62.
                            Oh ok, then something like you said makes more sense :)
                            E30 325ix M50 turbo 7 spd DCT 4wd 840awhp @ 31 psi.
                            E30 M50 6 spd 764whp @ 24psi.
                            E30 M20 6 spd 675whp.

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                              If I were going to run a $3000 ViPEC, I'd definitely have it handle the T-case.

                              An MSS52 with a tune should be fine for me.

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                                Originally posted by Nisse Järnet View Post
                                I think there's a sensor in the actuator motor so the TC controller knows where the actuator is.
                                I would try to control it directly with the ECU and front/rear speed sensors like my traction control setup for example.
                                I can be wrong since I haven't looked interesting the xDrive yet but I think mw044 has :)
                                Yeah, it looks like a DC motor with an encoder... not hard to drive.
                                I was hoping there were speed sensors on the front and rear outputs, but I guess the OE controller gets wheel speed data over CAN. For mine I could pirate the VSS in the rear diff and maybe install a pickup on the front drive sprocket teeth inside the unit to see front shaft speed.

                                In building my own controller, I'd be able to set up a launch function. I envision this as pushing a momentary switch for 3 seconds with the vehicle stopped or at a very low speed, which signals the controller to go to 100% lock and maintain that until vehicle speed rises above 15 mph (for example).

                                I plan to use an accelerometer to map lockup vs. lateral or longitudinal acceleration. I might eventually try a steering angle sensor for a little more input.

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