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Old 04-17-2002, 07:12 AM
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Choosing a short shifter

Hello there,

I have just purchased a 2002 325Ci and I am a little disappointed with the manual transmission. I understand that numerous companies provide "short shifter" solutions with crisper throws and less tolerance (or shifter wiggle). What products should I be looking at?... How difficult is it to do a self install?... What is it like to drive compared to the stock stick?

Thanks for any advice you can provide

Sinclair
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Old 04-17-2002, 09:03 AM
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Re: Choosing a short shifter

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Hello there,

I have just purchased a 2002 325Ci and I am a little disappointed with the manual transmission. I understand that numerous companies provide "short shifter" solutions with crisper throws and less tolerance (or shifter wiggle). What products should I be looking at?... How difficult is it to do a self install?... What is it like to drive compared to the stock stick?

Thanks for any advice you can provide

Sinclair
You should be able to find several discussions about this in the archives here, and i know there's a good many at the other pIX site, e46fanatics.com. Personally, I have the UUC SSK and RKII shift knob and i think the difference is well worth it. It feel much more solid than the stock shifter. (The shorter throws are nice in traffic, but the stock throws are not really "long" as it is, IMO) Self-installation isn't bad for someone with a couple hours, decent mechanical skills, and patience. Would prolly cost anywhere from $100-$200 to have installed at a shop, so it's up to you to decide whether it's worth it.
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Old 04-17-2002, 09:06 AM
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You should be able to find several discussions about this in the archives here, and i know there's a good many at the other pIX site, e46fanatics.com. Personally, I have the UUC SSK and RKII shift knob and i think the difference is well worth it. It feel much more solid than the stock shifter. (The shorter throws are nice in traffic, but the stock throws are not really "long" as it is, IMO) Self-installation isn't bad for someone with a couple hours, decent mechanical skills, and patience. Would prolly cost anywhere from $100-$200 to have installed at a shop, so it's up to you to decide whether it's worth it.
And again, if you're buying UUC product email me first. I get a good discount for their products from Rob @ UUC motorworks. You can also check E46Fanatics, they also get some discount from UUC Motorworks as well.
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