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in_d_haus
01-16-2003, 02:18 PM
How much effort it required to shift a UUC SSK if you only install the factory shift knob and not some 1lb hunk of aluminum?

The HACK
01-16-2003, 02:23 PM
Depends.

if you get like the really heavy knob like whalen, then the effort goes back to about 5-10% above what stock feels like. With the lighter OEM knobs they're about a 20% increase in effort (well, logically they're about a 20-30% decrease in throw, thus 20-30% increase in effort).

It's something you'll need to get used to...Once you're used to the increase effort, it's like second nature and you hardly even notice it.

Kaz
01-16-2003, 02:26 PM
Its significantly stiffer on my car. It may vary depending on the car its going on since the change in lever ratios and angle of the bits will vary.

The stock feel is great, and I'd love to get that feel with the shorter throws but I'd rather have my current compromise than go back to stock.

Nick325xiT 5spd
01-16-2003, 02:29 PM
Way too much, IMHO.

I also thought the throw was too short when I drove Jetfire's car.

Raffi
01-16-2003, 02:58 PM
Shameless plug: my UUC SSK is still for sale - don't know if it would fit your E36, though... :dunno:

nate
01-16-2003, 03:02 PM
Originally posted by Raffi
Shameless plug: my UUC SSK is still for sale - don't know if it would fit your E36, though... :dunno:

I believe the kit is the same for E46 328/330 and E36 M3 :D

The HACK
01-16-2003, 03:13 PM
Originally posted by Raffi
Shameless plug: my UUC SSK is still for sale - don't know if it would fit your E36, though... :dunno:

Hey, next time someone ask me to order a Competition EVO II kit, I'll forward their email to you.

Plaz
01-16-2003, 04:24 PM
Originally posted by in_d_haus
How much effort it required to shift a UUC SSK if you only install the factory shift knob and not some 1lb hunk of aluminum?

Hey, I resemble that remark.

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Raffi
01-16-2003, 04:32 PM
Originally posted by The HACK
Hey, next time someone ask me to order a Competition EVO II kit, I'll forward their email to you.

Thanks! :thumbup:

Raffi
01-16-2003, 04:33 PM
Originally posted by Plaz
Hey, I resemble that remark.



:confused: Huh?? :confused:

Plaz
01-16-2003, 04:35 PM
Originally posted by Raffi
:confused: Huh?? :confused:

I have a 16oz. hunk of steel on my shifter.

Jetfire
01-16-2003, 05:08 PM
Originally posted by Nick325xiT 5spd
Way too much, IMHO.

I also thought the throw was too short when I drove Jetfire's car.

Wagon-driving weenie. :) My shifter was even at full height.

Shifter effort was slightly higher after the install, but I've gotten so used to it that I now prefer it over the stock setup. I've also yet to find an aftermarket knob that feels better to me than the stock one.

Plaz
01-16-2003, 05:27 PM
Originally posted by in_d_haus
How much effort it required to shift a UUC SSK if you only install the factory shift knob and not some 1lb hunk of aluminum?

Seriously, though, haus... I had really nasty rattling/buzzing from my stock knob with the UUC kit, especially when shifting. So be prepared for the possibility of having to go with a heavy knob (or removing the kit) if you run into the same problem.

Jetfire
01-16-2003, 05:49 PM
Originally posted by Plaz
Seriously, though, haus... I had really nasty rattling/buzzing from my stock knob with the UUC kit, especially when shifting. So be prepared for the possibility of having to go with a heavy knob (or removing the kit) if you run into the same problem.

:dunno: My setup's been fine except for very high RPM shifts. Then again, I *RULE*. ;)

From the replies you're getting here, I would say that the knob is very much a personal choice. I would definitely try it with the stock knob first for a few weeks, then decide whether you really need the extra weight. My main problem wasn't so much the weight; I had problems finding a knob that fit my hand as well as the stock unit.

in_d_haus
01-16-2003, 05:55 PM
Originally posted by Jetfire
Wagon-driving weenie. :)

:lmao: