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bronxbomerss2 01-26-2013 12:58 AM

SSK from Tischer Review
 
Just a couple thoughts on the SSK you can get from tischer. First off DO IT!! i was worried i would have to take the exhaust off and the drive-shaft which almost made me not do this mod but im sure as hell glad i did! Not only was the process as easy as 1-2-3 but took 30 min MAX! honestly i could do it in half the time if i had to do it again. my biggest advice to DIYers would be take the time and get a little dirty and put the car on jack stands! this is necessary i found to get the clip of the selector rod, i honestly don't know how others did this inside the car. One other piece of advice if i may, test the shifter out before you put everything back together! Im glad i did! i was having a hard time putting on the clip and then it hit me....test it out first dumb a**!! so i did and sure enough i had the shifter backwards! :facepalm: which was no problem at that point since all i had to do was flip it! so problem avoided there. I knew it was backwards bc the shifter in 3rd was WAY to close to the center trim piece. with that being said all the tools needed for this mod was a jack, 2 jack stands, screw driver, and a long flat head....THATS IT! oh and a flashlight helps! i can honestly say there is at least a 30% decrease in the throw! i feel like driving is a hell of a lot more fun and engaging now! best mod i have ever done PERIOD! Shifts are more crisp and firm now and the ZHP shift knob goes perfect with the interior! don't think twice about this one, easy easy easy and worth every penny of the 140 i spent!

chewy62002 01-31-2013 03:58 PM

I have an e46 m3 just read your post wondering if it would be that easy on my car. Someone told me I'd have to move my transmission ?!

bronxbomerss2 01-31-2013 08:41 PM

i can't imagine it would be any different. I deff. don't think you need to remove the trans the only reason you would remove the exhaust and drive shaft would be if you were replacing the selector rod, like if you got the UUC SSK or something like that, otherwise do as i did and it shouldn't take you more than an hour if you move really slow!

serdar255 02-01-2013 02:15 AM

Hmmm.. your giving me ideas that my wallet is unhappy with. haha

bronxbomerss2 02-01-2013 02:43 AM

the kit only cost me 140 and thats b/c i opted for the zhp knob not the one in the kit....DO IT!

serdar255 02-01-2013 03:14 AM

Tempting...

bronxbomerss2 02-01-2013 03:33 AM

hell i'd do it for you if you lived near me, im 22...although ive taken transmissions out and done clutch jobs....no engine work...yet, but dude legit its super easy if i had even half a decent camera i would have done a complete DIY but i didn't :( the only tools you need are a screw driver and a flat head, a long flathead though to get that clip off, thats the only "hard" part about it. i honestly love driving so much more now! if you need help or want me to help you walk you through it hit me up bro

peytonracer4 02-01-2013 03:53 AM

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Originally Posted by bronxbomerss2 (Post 15118368)
hell i'd do it for you if you lived near me, im 22...although ive taken transmissions out and done clutch jobs....no engine work...yet, but dude legit its super easy if i had even half a decent camera i would have done a complete DIY but i didn't :( the only tools you need are a screw driver and a flat head, a long flathead though to get that clip off, thats the only "hard" part about it. i honestly love driving so much more now! if you need help or want me to help you walk you through it hit me up bro

Do you need to remove the exhaust to do the selector rod? Or is it possible to do it without removing it

bronxbomerss2 02-01-2013 04:18 AM

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Originally Posted by peytonracer4 (Post 15118401)
Do you need to remove the exhaust to do the selector rod? Or is it possible to do it without removing it

NO! I CAN'T SAY IT ENOUGH! sorry haha but no absolutely not i don't understand those who say you need to. Its not even a question of well it makes it easier...no it doesn't its not even remotely necessary! the clip is completely visible without removing the exhaust or drive shaft, like i said all you need is a long flat head to push the clip off the selector rod and then push the selector rod towards the driver side and is comes out and the shifter lever is free and it comes out like butter from the top end inside the car. I did this in my garage (with 2 propane heaters mind you since its freezing in IL) and 2 jack stands! on a scale of 1-10 with 1 being changing your headlight bub, id give this a easy 2. the difference is quit dramatic in my opinion, again best mod ive done in any car. the whole reason i have a 5speed is the love of shifting and this makes it a hell of a lot more fun!

BringsMeWomen 02-03-2013 01:11 PM

Wow this is convincing me to do this... Do you like the feel of it when driving and does the UUC feel any better or are they comparable. Have you heard anything about the UUC? Thanks

serdar255 02-03-2013 02:20 PM

Can you post a link, I cannot find it.

bronxbomerss2 02-05-2013 03:20 AM

I don't have any experiance with the UUC SSK so I can't offer any review there but from what I hear there great but as an alternative this is a better bang for your buck IMO and as for the feel of shifting its night and day ! The shifts are so much more crisp and engaging I have a grin on my face half the time going through the gears!

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bronxbomerss2 02-05-2013 03:23 AM

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Originally Posted by serdar255 (Post 15125192)
Can you post a link, I cannot find it.

It's on their website getbmwparts.com go to sales/ specials then e46 fanatics and I thinks its mid way down on page 3 you'll see it ! I opted for the zhp shift knob insted of the shift knob they offer in their kit

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serdar255 02-05-2013 07:26 AM

Thanks

Jason@Tischer 02-06-2013 09:32 AM

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Originally Posted by serdar255 (Post 15130922)
Thanks

Here's a direct link to our BMW Performance Specials page on the site where you'll find the E46 Short-shift Kits.

Also - thanks for the review OP!

:hi:


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