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Old 05-10-2010, 05:55 PM   #29
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Originally Posted by JSanders View Post
I'm with Neil. This will work for 5 speeds, just like the OEM Z3/Z4 shifter's only application is a 5-speed.

There is not a one size fits all shift lever for all BMW's. 5 speeds, 6 speeds, and XI's all use different carriers, selector rods, and shift levers. In fact, not even all 5 speed components are interchangeable. A stock 323i shift lever will not sit properly to the point where you can not put the shifter trim on with a 330i carrier and selector rod, and I know this from first hand experience.
Originally Posted by JSanders View Post
+1. Also, it is not all about the actual reduced length of the upper shift lever, it is about the reducing the degree of angle the lever has to travel. Notice how the length below the pivot ball is extended? This reduces the linear throw length of the lever as well.
i must admit the OP's vids make me want to do this. so its in the plan.
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