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Old 05-07-2013, 12:25 PM   #18823
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Originally Posted by blkonblk05 View Post
Maybe so. The reason for the trans replacement was the jackwagon that owned the car before me trashed the 2nd gear syncros. Actually it slides into gear pretty well so i dont have to "slam" my gears. It was a free mod from another site figured what the hell. Trans comes out easy enough if i dont like it.

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Increasing the weight of the selector rod leads to easier shifting from the user, this often leads to the driver using to much weight leading to damaging synchros.

Originally Posted by tim330i View Post
You know that UUC and RE both make weighted selector rods right? On E36s it was common to wrap the selector rod with lead tape as I remember.

I do know UUC and RE both make weighted selector rods, along with there being a variety of options for weighted shift knobs. I still believe that most on this forum will damage their synchros because they are careless shifting.

I also don't see why you wouldn't replace the shift input bushing first. That is the number one contributor to poor shifter feel.
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