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      09-23-2012, 07:09 PM   #1
Southjersey128
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LSD question, am I crazy??

So I have an '08 128i. Mods are stated in my sig. I plan on keeping this car for a while. My last car was a '97 Jetta that I bought new at 19 years old and drove till I was 33, so i do mean a while. I haven't tracked the car yet but i will be on Oct. 1st. I can't believe that I won't enjoy it, so I got to thinking. I feel that I have made a mistake by buying the e92 rear sway bar. From everything I read, the bar is too stiff without an LSD. I actually can feel it in tight turns even in daily driving. So am I crazy to think about putting an LSD into a 128? Is there even an LSD for the 128?? I don't know if the ones for the 135 are compatible or not. I LOVE this car. I get very attached my cars. Thats why I think I might overdue it and spend money on something that wouldn't really be practical. The way I look at it I will most likely wait until the n20 is in the 1 series coupe till I buy a new car, or CPO. So thats a ways away. One thing I do have on my side is that I can do all the work on my car myself, so $1500-2000 doesn't really seam that bad if I enjoy it for a few year. Also I don't feel like my car is too slow, I don't wish I had bought the 135. Then again I may just be getting old, I still feel like my Ducati Monster is fast enough and it's only a 620. Oh yeah, the 128 is automatic ( I know thats sad).

Update: So after the my first track day I found out where the car needs the most improvement, the thing that connects the steering wheel to the seat. I found that my car was MUCH more capable than I am. The feel of it was spectacular, I feel that the setup I have is very balanced, not to much oversteer or understeer. Even as I was full throttle out of turns I did not feel any wheel slippage so I think that an LSD is not that important in the near future. I honestly think there isn't really enough power to need one at this point. I have decided to use that money towards several more track days and HPDE.
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