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Old 03-01-2010, 07:57 PM   #1
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Which ssk (Short Shifter Kit)?

I just got some money in my pocket and now want to invest in a ssk. After doing plently of searching I really haven't found a thread that addressed this issue. (If you find one please link me). I am wanting to know the differance between the AA (active Autowerks), UUC, RE, and Autosolutions SSK. (Add others if you recomend them). Also how much do you think the install would cost? Post reviews, comments, and concerns please.
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    Old 03-01-2010, 08:00 PM   #2
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    PLEASE I WANT TO KNOW ABOUT AA KIT TOO!!!

    lol ive been searching for a while now for AA SSK reviews and it seems link and it seems like there isnt any on the forum
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    Old 03-01-2010, 08:01 PM   #3
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    Rogue Engineering hands down! If your handy you can install yourself, its pretty easy, just time consuming. expect to pay around $300 for an install.

    I have the Rogue kit, and have tried the UUC and AS kits. I wanted a real short shift, a notchy feel, and the option of height adjustability. The AS kit was nice too, but the UUC was not for me. Hope this helps.
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    Old 03-01-2010, 08:08 PM   #4
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    thanks man it helps I forgot to mention the RE I may edit and add it
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    Rogue Engineering hands down! If your handy you can install yourself, its pretty easy, just time consuming. expect to pay around $300 for an install.

    I have the Rogue kit, and have tried the UUC and AS kits. I wanted a real short shift, a notchy feel, and the option of height adjustability. The AS kit was nice too, but the UUC was not for me. Hope this helps.
    yea ive heard rogue as a great kit also dont forget understeers kit ive heard some good reviews.i mean you cant go wrong with it, tis only 98 bucks
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    Old 03-01-2010, 09:38 PM   #6
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    Mod please move this to the Driveline Section, I didn't mean to post it here haha.
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    Old 03-01-2010, 09:41 PM   #7
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    thye UUC kit is the end all, like 500 bucks but basically replaces everything connecting you to the transmission.

    understeer.com for less expensive options.
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    Old 03-03-2010, 08:07 AM   #8
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    what about the bmw performance ones??? tischer has it for like 240 with boot, knob and everything??
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    Old 03-03-2010, 08:13 AM   #9
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    I have the BMW Performance kit and I absolutely love it. The height is perfect and the shifts feel direct and solid. Plus the boot and knob look pretty good together. The kit is well worth it in my opinion, I highly doubt the feel of kits like the UUC shifter are superior enough to justify the price jump.
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    Old 03-03-2010, 08:28 AM   #10
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    someone on here put the z4 shifter into there car for like $130, which is a much shorter throw than current. I'm trying to find the thread
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    Old 03-20-2010, 05:36 PM   #11
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    I have the BMW Performance kit and I absolutely love it. The height is perfect and the shifts feel direct and solid. Plus the boot and knob look pretty good together. The kit is well worth it in my opinion, I highly doubt the feel of kits like the UUC shifter are superior enough to justify the price jump.
    Hey - I just got my BMW OEM SSK installed also. Does your shift knob sit slightly to the right when in neutral. Mine does - will take some getting use to but I still love the new SSK.
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    Old 03-20-2010, 05:48 PM   #12
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    Ive got UUC and I've got to say the throws are very short and notchy. Overall I'd give it a 7/10. Performance improved a lot on it when I went with a weighted shift knob. Still, sometimes its hard for me to get into first...

    Performance should get better when I install a DSSR (weighted selector rod)

    Rogue's is more expensive, but I've heard very good things about it
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    Old 03-20-2010, 06:10 PM   #13
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    Rogue Engineering hands down! If your handy you can install yourself, its pretty easy, just time consuming. expect to pay around $300 for an install.

    I have the Rogue kit, and have tried the UUC and AS kits. I wanted a real short shift, a notchy feel, and the option of height adjustability. The AS kit was nice too, but the UUC was not for me. Hope this helps.
    What issues did you have with the UUC kit?
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    Old 03-20-2010, 06:13 PM   #14
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    i use the cheap ssk from megan racing that you can buy from hpf.com works great install was easy and it only costs 45 bucks you can spent the money saved here on better mods. no way would i ever spend 500 bucks on smoother/shorter shifts. it just simply doesn't make a 500 dollar difference but for 45 bucks who can complain just my 2 cents
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    Old 03-20-2010, 06:41 PM   #15
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    Where did you find one from Megan racing? I only saw honda, mini, mitsu, and ford but no BMW
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    Old 03-20-2010, 08:36 PM   #16
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    as i said in the post above hpf.com has them and they are HQ and fitment is OEM just keep searching they don't want you to find it you have to search under vendors not by make/model/year on the hpf website! gl me and others have this ssk and it works great fits like a glove no issues almost 4k miles with it
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    Old 03-20-2010, 10:59 PM   #17
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    Can anyone help?

    I just got my BMW SSK installed and from what a few members have said - mine is installed backwards:

    "Is this the way it's suppose to be? 1st is now where third use to be and 2nd is where 4th use to be."

    Is this correct? or did they install it backwards?

    Here's how mine sits:

    Neutral = Where 3rd gear use to be in the center

    1st gear = Where Neutral use to be but up front

    2nd gear = Where Neutral use to be but down bottom

    3rd gear = Where 5th gear use to be

    4th gear = Where 6th gear use to be

    5th gear = All the way to the right up front

    6th gear = All the way to the right down bottom
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    Old 03-21-2010, 09:03 AM   #18
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    Ok - I just took off the boot and mine is also completely centered in the middle for neutral - vertically (Up and Down). That never was an issue.

    My question is that now neutral sits dead in the middle -vertically (Up and Down) but horizontally it's about an inch or so to the right.

    I know the new lever does not have that bent on it compared to the stock lever which is what makes it sit center horizontally (left to right).


    This is how it look stock in neutral (X is the lever position in neutral)

    Dead center both vertically and horizontally:

    PLEASE IGNORE THE DOTS (.....) I had to put those in there to make everything center??

    ..... l
    ..... l
    ----X----
    ..... l
    ..... l

    1st - 6th gear with stock lever:


    ..1..3..5
    ..... l
    ----X----
    ..... l
    ..2..4..6

    ** This is how it now looks with the BMW SSK installed (X is the lever position in neutral)

    Dead center vertically but to the right horizontally:

    ......l
    ......l
    -------X-------
    ......l
    ......l

    So in first gear it looks like this:

    ......l
    .....1st
    ......l
    -------X-------
    ......l
    ......l

    So in 2nd gear it looks like this:

    ......l
    ......l
    ......l
    -------X-------
    ......l
    .....2nd
    ......l

    So in 3rd gear it looks like this:

    ......l..3rd
    ......l
    -------X-------
    ......l
    ......l

    So in 4th gear it looks like this:

    ......l
    ......l
    -------X-------
    ......l
    ......l..4th

    So in 5th gear it looks like this:

    ......l.......5th
    ......l
    -------X-------
    ......l
    ......l

    So in 6th gear it looks like this:

    ......l
    ......l
    -------X-------
    ......l
    ......l.......6th

    Hope the drawing helps (Remember - just ignore the ... I had to put those in there to make everything align correctly) - From the replys that I got on this forum and other forums - I'm fine - it's suppose to be that way because we no longer have the bend on the new shifting lever.

    Thanks everyone for their help - please keep the reply coming - this will not only benefit me but anyone else that wants to do this mod.

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    Old 03-21-2010, 09:15 AM   #19
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    LKNGOOD...can you post a picture? I too have the a BMW Performance SSK.
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    Old 03-21-2010, 09:33 AM   #20
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    rogue shifter is crap...its about as good as a B&M...I have the uuc with dssr its a solid feel with a REAL warranty
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