Ring & Pinion Gear Set (R&P only) - 4.10 - E46 M3, E60 M5
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If there was a Top 5 list of things to do on the E46 M3, a shorter gears would be in the top two... The gearing used to be overlooked when planning modifications but the 3.91 and 4.10 gears are now one of our biggest selling upgrades for the E46 M3! With a rear end gear upgrade you get the effects of adding horsepower but without adding any more stress to the engine or drivetrain. The R&P acts as a torque multiplier, getting you into the power band sooner in each gear. It's one of the best areas to get return from your modification spending. The shorter (numerically higher) rear end gears will give you better acceleration in all gears at any speed with few downsides. Want to make your car faster off the line or out of corners? Or avoid a downshift to pass on the highway? This is what you need. This 4.10 is the latest version from BMW Motorsport - shot peened and hardend for increased strength. The R&P can be installed on its own but for cars that have more than 60,000 miles it would be a better idea to rebuild the whole diff. The factory viscous limited slip units have a typical lifespan of 50-70,000 miles. We offer diff rebuilding with 4.10 or other gear options and you get a fully-rebuilt and serviced limited slip unit at the same time. Click here for our diff rebuild options.
4.10 Gearing Example: 2004 M3, 6-speed manual, 275/35-19" rear tires
40 MPH in 4th
3.624th40 MPH2,250 RPM
4.104th40 MPH2,550 RPM
70 MPH Cruise
3.626th70 MPH2,650 RPM
4.106th70 MPH3,000 RPM
5th Gear Speed at Redline
3.625th175 MPH8,000 RPM
4.105th154 MPH8,000 RPM
Why 5th? Because 6th does not have the mechanical advantage to get past wind resistance at these speeds - it is more of a cruise/overdrive gear. Using 5th for comparison purposes is much more relevant than having to take into account wind direction, resistance, grade, elevation, tire sizing, etc. These numbers are for comparisons among gear ratios only, not to determine what your M3 will top out at.
This item is the genuine BMW part and the ring & pinion set only. You will need to have this professionally installed into your existing differential. BMW does not supply differential rebuild parts (bearings, shims, plates, etc.) so only a qualified shop that is experienced in BMW diff rebuilding should perform this installation. We also offer built differentials and exchanges, click here.
This item fits the following BMWs:
2001-2006 E46 BMW M3
2004-2010 E60 BMW M5 (manual transmission only)
This Part Fits the Following BMWs