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      03-22-2018, 09:02 PM   #23
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I don't have the LSD so can't speak to how much better it improves cornering, but I have the P-Zero run flats which do pretty well even in the rain. I normally run in sport+ but in the rain I do have to use sport, but that still give me plenty of performance and the tires grip well in this mode to take corners in a confidence inspiring manner. I imagine an LSD would help with a rear drive car at the limit when the drive wheels slip, though.
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Putting all the various opinions together in a way that works within the context of where I live Ive opted to go for the LSD. I might have an opportunity to import it in July.

Regular non-flat tires sound like a solid choice in terms of handling, but unfortunately the safety conditions around here are pretty bad (average 26 murders daily), so run-flats are very attractive from this point of view. Other than that, the ones I currently have still have a lot of life left in them. Once they get worn out, the logical step will be to upgrade to better run flats.

Sounds like the combination of both these changes should produce the desired results or close to it.-
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I have Quaife LSD 3.08 on my M240i, with the electronic differential disabled.
Tested it in both ways (LSD with eLSD ON and OFF) and I prefer it with eLSD OFF.
Everything is smoother and the traction control only comes on when necessary.
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I have Quaife LSD 3.08 on my M240i, with the electronic differential disabled.
Tested it in both ways (LSD with eLSD ON and OFF) and I prefer it with eLSD OFF.
Everything is smoother and the traction control only comes on when necessary.
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Do you have 18s or 19s on your 340, I have the 19s with the p zero run flats they are pretty good. Not sure if you're tracking the vehicle haven't noticed much understeer with that setup
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Do you have 18s or 19s on your 340, I have the 19s with the p zero run flats they are pretty good. Not sure if you're tracking the vehicle haven't noticed much understeer with that setup
I have the 19s with the stock Bridgestones S001s RFTs for which I've heard a whole range of contradicting opinions. Anywhere from them being good to them being total crap. However, I can see how having better tires would make a difference.

So I'm thinking that when they wear out Ill upgrade.
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No, ZF8.
It's possible to install a 3.08 instead of the 2.81, I had to adjust it electronically, but no problem. The car gains vitality and is incredible.
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I have the 19s with the stock Bridgestones S001s RFTs for which I've heard a whole range of contradicting opinions. Anywhere from them being good to them being total crap. However, I can see how having better tires would make a difference.

So I'm thinking that when they wear out Ill upgrade.
Was so happy to get rid of my Bridgestone RFT's.... Here's a pic of new tires on 19"...
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Was so happy to get rid of my Bridgestone RFT's.... Here's a pic of new tires on 19"...
Nice, I am still waiting for mine to wear out.
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No, ZF8.
It's possible to install a 3.08 instead of the 2.81, I had to adjust it electronically, but no problem. The car gains vitality and is incredible.
I have been thinking about this as a viable upgrade. 3.08. But wasn't sure what electronic 'issues' it would bring up......if any. Speedo still ok? Traction control issues? Etc?
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When i had my M Performance LSD installed, the dealer had to do coding with the install. How does an aftermarket LSD deal with this?
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When i had my M Performance LSD installed, the dealer had to do coding with the install. How does an aftermarket LSD deal with this?
I haven't seen any aftermarket LSD and would stay away from those. Coding is needed to calibrate the traction control so it works properly with the LSD and lets it do its job.
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I haven't seen any aftermarket LSD and would stay away from those. Coding is needed to calibrate the traction control so it works properly with the LSD and lets it do its job.
Yeah, that's why i had asked the question as someone in the thread mentioned they installed a Quaife LSD so not sure how that integrates with the coding question and points you raised above.
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I have been thinking about this as a viable upgrade. 3.08. But wasn't sure what electronic 'issues' it would bring up......if any. Speedo still ok? Traction control issues? Etc?
If you install 3.08 without adjusting, the car enters limp mode frequently (propulsion).
After making the adjustment everything works well again. Speedo ok, DSC ok, no limp mode or power cut.

Sorry for my English, but I think you understand me.
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I haven't seen any aftermarket LSD and would stay away from those. Coding is needed to calibrate the traction control so it works properly with the LSD and lets it do its job.
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Yeah, that's why i had asked the question as someone in the thread mentioned they installed a Quaife LSD so not sure how that integrates with the coding question and points you raised above.
I have the Quaife LSD on my 335i for 3 years now. Nothing coded. No problem and you can really tell the difference as the car is not understeering anymore as it did in same situations before LSD.

I mostly drive the car in comfort/sport mode with DSC activated.
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What about cruise control? On a previous car, I found that cruise control was disabled and threw a soft code because the car saw too much of a variation between engine rpm and the speedometer compared to what it would expect to see with stock gearing. It was the only thing affected and not much of a deal breaker for most, but I use it on longer trips.

Also curious if there are any issues with automatic rev matching for 6MT guys.

I don't see why any traction control settings would need to be adjusted. The car doesn't intervene unless it sees slip, and the LSD isn't working anymore after wheels slip. There are a ton of people with aftermarket units that haven't reported any issues.
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Maybe the 335i was different but the 340i for sure requires coding.
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Maybe the 335i was different but the 340i for sure requires coding.
Why? What does it do?

Traction control is looking for wheel slip and intervenes at that point. When would traction control interfere with an LSD's operation if the wheels aren't slipping?
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Why? What does it do?

Traction control is looking for wheel slip and intervenes at that point. When would traction control interfere with an LSD's operation if the wheels aren't slipping?
Honestly, not sure but I know the dealer had to do coding on the install. Someone mentioned above it was linked to traction control but not sure how the computer needs to adjust.
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Honestly, not sure but I know the dealer had to do coding on the install. Someone mentioned above it was linked to traction control but not sure how the computer needs to adjust.
I guess i understand that the dealer might do it, but i don't think it's necessary. You'll still see the benefits of an LSD without any coding to traction control. It might be coding something else though, I just can't imagine what.

Then again, people have commented on needing coding for big brake kits. That just baffles me.
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I guess i understand that the dealer might do it, but i don't think it's necessary. You'll still see the benefits of an LSD without any coding to traction control. It might be coding something else though, I just can't imagine what.

Then again, people have commented on needing coding for big brake kits. That just baffles me.
Funny you say that, I also have the M Performance BBK and the dealer did required coding for that also. They said the coding was related to having to adjust the ABS refresh rates versus stock brakes or something of that nature. My car is still under warranty so my base assumption is that it's doing something and I have just done it.
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Funny you say that, I also have the M Performance BBK and the dealer did required coding for that also. They said the coding was related to having to adjust the ABS refresh rates versus stock brakes or something of that nature. My car is still under warranty so my base assumption is that it's doing something and I have just done it.
I kind of thought that could be the case and makes sense, because abs is electronically controlled. So I can see that, but still weird that a bbk requires coding but upgraded rotors/pads that may make your car stop just as fast, don't. I still think there is some fluff to that requirement, maybe safety regulations or something that they have to meet as an OEM provider for aftermarket upgrades. But did the brakes actually feel any different before and after coding (if you tried it)?

the thing about our diff is nothing's electronically controlled. with an aftermarket diff you won't have any electronics either. but maybe someone that knows more than us will stumble on the thread and explain.
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