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Driveline, Engine & DME Tuning
Talk about driveline improvements, NA tuning and DME tuning your E46 BMW here. This includes diffs, intakes, exhausts, chips, software and OBD tuning.

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Old 02-23-2010, 04:53 PM   #1
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short shifter

i've heard that a short shifter makes a huge difference in how the car feels. I'm wondering if anyone has experience with it and can tell me if its worth it. thanks!
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Old 02-23-2010, 05:12 PM   #2
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i've heard that a short shifter makes a huge difference in how the car feels. I'm wondering if anyone has experience with it and can tell me if its worth it. thanks!
Yes, It's worth it.

My 90K mile shifter felt very sloppy, half the time on a hard shift I'd go from 2nd to 5th,
even though i was trying for 3rd. I realized finding 3rd gear was getting harder, luckily i
never made a "money" shift. I bought mine from Bimmerworld.....

"Rogue Engineering OCTANE Short Shift Kits $364.99
The best short shift kits in the industry!"

Also buy this...."10/94+ Shifter Selector Rod Joint
For most manual transmission BMW cars, 10/94 production and newer" $14.99

Good luck with your decision.
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Old 02-23-2010, 05:21 PM   #3
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a cheaper alternative is understeer.com

however if you want togo all out. UUC ultimate is like 500$ but it is the best.
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Old 02-23-2010, 05:31 PM   #4
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short shifters are definitely worth it..on any car that has a manual transmission. ive installed plenty of them in alot of my friends vehicles from civics the jettas to S2000...im actually goin to be purchasing one for my 323i here soon.

doing your research is the key tho. alot of kits are pretty much the same, its just what u wanna get out of them. some say different things but all products are pretty much doing the same thing.
im looking at the UUC EVO3 short shift kit..with the DSSR. heres a link for you to look.
http://www.uucmotorwerks.com/html_pr...hifter_nav.htm

its all up to you which one u want. but yes. they do make a difference, especially in our BMWs...with their sloppyness haha
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Old 02-23-2010, 05:51 PM   #5
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Yes, It's worth it.

My 90K mile shifter felt very sloppy, half the time on a hard shift I'd go from 2nd to 5th,
even though i was trying for 3rd. I realized finding 3rd gear was getting harder, luckily i
never made a "money" shift. I bought mine from Bimmerworld.....

"Rogue Engineering OCTANE Short Shift Kits $364.99
The best short shift kits in the industry!"

Also buy this...."10/94+ Shifter Selector Rod Joint
For most manual transmission BMW cars, 10/94 production and newer" $14.99

Good luck with your decision.
yeah im friends with the owner of rogue engineering and just had them install a ecis intake and im getting a ikon exhaust. after seeing this i think im gonna add a short shifter to the list. thanks guys!
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Old 02-24-2010, 02:44 AM   #6
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btw, whats the installation look like for a short shifter?? i did one on my 240sx last year but that was easier because we did a clutch at the same time..
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Can anyone tell me if BMW makes a SSK for a 1999 323ci? I checked on REALOEM and they list the kit as being for later models only, is this true?
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Go understeer.com and replace all your bushings. Feels like new.
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Can anyone tell me if BMW makes a SSK for a 1999 323ci? I checked on REALOEM and they list the kit as being for later models only, is this true?
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