05-24-2010, 08:16 AM
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Bristol, CT
My Ride: 2000 323Ci
Works perfect in 323ci
I just installed this in my 2000 323ci (155k, original clutch etc) over the weekend; 545i rod, ZHP knob, new bushing, 1 hour of time.
After driving around for the weekend I wonder how I ever lived without it. I can't vouch for a 6-speed or Xi, but fit and performance is perfect in a 323ci.
- All gears line up
- Sits perfectly center
- Doesn't hit anything with longer lower shift rod
- Has less side to side play
- Shift throw shorter vs. stock (feels like about 30%)
- Sits lower (combination of the 1/4inch shorter 545i upper shift rod and shorter ZHP knob, which also help the shorter throw)
Blocked Out, great find and DIY.