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The BMW E46 ///M3 is the M version E46 and puts out an amazing 333 HP and 262 lb-ft of torque at stock specs! There are an amazing amount of modifications for both the coupe and convertible models so read up and get started modifying your cars today!

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Old 06-29-2014, 09:40 AM   #1
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New shifter

I have been putting money aside for wheels, but last night coming home from work at 2 am my shift linkage broke and almost "squishes/clunks" into 3rd. Needless to say I nenes to purchase a new, been craving a short shift since I got the car a month ago I guess it's about that time. What short shifts do you Guys have can you share the name price and maybe pictures or videos thanks


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Old 06-29-2014, 03:12 PM   #2
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The two I have on my wish list are a UUC unit or a Dinan unit. They are pretty pricey but from what I've researched is well worth the money.
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Old 06-29-2014, 03:38 PM   #3
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I have been putting money aside for wheels, but last night coming home from work at 2 am my shift linkage broke and almost "squishes/clunks" into 3rd. Needless to say I nenes to purchase a new, been craving a short shift since I got the car a month ago I guess it's about that time. What short shifts do you Guys have can you share the name price and maybe pictures or videos thanks


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I have a UUC EVO3 and DSSR I will be putting up for sale next week, I decided to try an auto solutions and am just finishing the install tonight.

The UUC goes for around 455 new with DSSR.
http://store.uucmotorwerks.com/3-ser...2006-c531.aspx
The auto solutions 30% reduction went for 415 shipped:
http://www.autosolutions.net/groupbuyNEW.html
I was pretty happy with the UUC but decided to try the autosolutions to see if there was an improvement in my finicky transmission. I will know this week, it feels tighter but I haven't drove it yet The good thing about UUC is for 35 dollars they will sell a rebuild kit of all the parts that wear.
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Old 06-29-2014, 09:47 PM   #4
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I have the OEM 330d shift lever/kit and love it. It's inexpensive, works fantastic, and has much shorter/succinct throws. I'd recommend this kit as it's a bargain compared to some of the other name-brand kits.

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Old 06-29-2014, 10:06 PM   #5
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Autosolutions, Rogue and the UUC are the major real SSKs. the others like Dinan(re-branded bmw) are just a lever. if you want quality you want something that has more than a lever. you want the improved linkage, bushings and changed bearing cup geometry of a proper Short Shift KIT
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Old 06-30-2014, 01:32 AM   #6
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I have a ///M5 ZHP short shifter installed on my ///M3. :-) I luv it!


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Old 06-30-2014, 03:33 AM   #7
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I have a ///M5 ZHP short shifter installed on my ///M3. :-) I luv it!
what the heck is an M5 ZHP shifter suppose to be
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Old 06-30-2014, 03:37 AM   #8
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short throw shifter from an ///M5 w/ ZHP shift knob was installed on my ///M3 when I did a swap from SMG to Manual stick.Click image for larger version

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Old 06-30-2014, 11:25 AM   #9
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All of the "BMW short shift kits" are just a shorter lever. They won't fix your issue if other parts of the shift assembly are worn. You would need to buy all of the other parts on top of just the lever or get a complete kit.

Most people love the Autosolutions kit.
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Old 07-01-2014, 05:12 PM   #10
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short throw shifter from an ///M5 w/ ZHP shift knob was installed on my ///M3 when I did a swap from SMG to Manual stick

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you sure it has an M5 short throw shifter?
that looks more like an F10 M5 shiftknob and boot. is it lighted? if so it's the same one i installed on my M3 about a year and a half ago. there are no M5s with ZHP as far as i know, the Performance Package was never an option for the M5.
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Old 07-01-2014, 05:54 PM   #11
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That's what I was told by Euro Auto Spot. I know they did mods on it to make it work. But I really don't care. I'm just thankful that my car is fixed and it runs great. :-) oh, I could be wrong...lol


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Old 07-01-2014, 06:59 PM   #12
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Old 07-02-2014, 07:39 AM   #13
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Here are some automotive shops.
1. http://www.automotiveempire.com/univ...hift-knob.html
2. www.amazon.com
3. ebay.com_nr_
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Old 07-02-2014, 12:20 PM   #14
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That's what I was told by Euro Auto Spot. I know they did mods on it to make it work. But I really don't care. I'm just thankful that my car is fixed and it runs great. :-) oh, I could be wrong...lol
well the F10 M5 shift knob/boot will make a difference in feel. the stubby knob will make the throws feel shorter because it's not as tall. the knob is weighted so it also makes it feel easier to engage than the lighter stock one.

OP i can recommend the Autosolutions which is very precise and replaces many parts in the shift system. UUC Evo 3 + DSSR is probably next on my list as a good SSK for the M3. i would research these and see if you like either and think it's for you. there are simple less expensive and intricate kits, some are fine with those. but those likely won't help your linkage issue.
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For $60.00 you can get the factory bmw short shift wich is the same of the 335d! And fit another 60 you get the zhp knob! All together you get about 1" lower! It feels so
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just to reiterate a different lever or knob is Not a Short Shift Kit (SSK) and doesn't fix the linkage.

but if you're in there fixing the linkage a simple lever, bearing cup and knob could be all one needs looking to save a buck..
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Old 07-07-2014, 07:51 AM   #17
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I have this setup on my M3 and it's a great upgrade from stock m3 shifter.

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For $60.00 you can get the factory bmw short shift wich is the same of the 335d! And fit another 60 you get the zhp knob! All together you get about 1" lower! It feels so
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Old 07-07-2014, 10:44 AM   #18
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just to reiterate a different lever or knob is Not a Short Shift Kit (SSK) and doesn't fix the linkage.

but if you're in there fixing the linkage a simple lever, bearing cup and knob could be all one needs looking to save a buck..
^ This

I got the 330d shifter w/ ZHP knob as I was replacing my worn out bearing cup some time ago. There was a noticeable difference in throws from the stock "broom stick". But I felt that needed something even shorter, so I got the Autosolutions 40% reduction SSK which is notchy and takes ever so slightly more effort to shift from the 330d, but is perfect for my preference.
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