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Old 04-27-2020, 12:22 AM
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BMW E53 3.0i -- Front&Rear Differential Change + Other various suspension components I've been fed up with going down the highway in top gear at 3500 rpms going around 70mph. I tried looking at getting a AWD 6 spd transmission, but the setup is completely different--unfortunately. My differential ratio for my manual 5sp X5 is 4.10s. And with no real "over-drive" top-gear, the only thing I can do is change the front&rear diffs.

I did not see any good write-up for 3.0 E53s changing front diffs. And I did not want to drop my subframe like TIS suggested neither. All I could find with VAST google search's is that, yes you can squeeze the front diff out of the car barely.

So off to changing my front diff first!
2003 BMW X5 3.0i -- MT5, 3.64s final gears, H&R lowering springs, K-Mac bushing kit
2007 BMW X3 3.0Si -- MT6
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