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Old 01-16-2007, 09:34 PM   #1
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Thinking about getting a short Shifter

Am thinking of getting a Short Shifter from UUC (www.uucmotorwerks.com). I have their Double shear selector rod and been going back and fourth at getting a short shifter. I hear it makes the car a LOT more fun to drive, it's typically ~ $350 for the short shifter kit. And I'd probably be doing the install my self.

What are the thoughts out their on short shifters?

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Umnitza now provides a mechanic to install all parts ordered right in the box! It's their new "Total customer service program" that will eliminate all the haters and keep incompetents from breaking **** and blaming the vendor! When you are all set simply call INS and they will pick him up free of charge.
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Old 01-16-2007, 10:14 PM   #2
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Do it, I have no idea what the difference is since I don't drive a manual with or without a short shift.
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Old 01-16-2007, 11:11 PM   #3
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Short throws are teh sex. Do it!
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Old 01-16-2007, 11:12 PM   #4
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I would go to understeer.com or get a Z3 M factory shifter or a ZHP factory shifter.
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Old 01-16-2007, 11:53 PM   #5
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I would go to understeer.com or get a Z3 M factory shifter or a ZHP factory shifter.
HUmm...




$85 Ain't bad.... from understeer
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Old 01-17-2007, 12:10 AM   #6
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They are awesome at understeer. $350 is too much to spend. I bought a used M5 shifter for 20 bucks and its throw is way shorter than the standard 540i.
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Old 01-17-2007, 12:16 AM   #7
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They are awesome at understeer. $350 is too much to spend. I bought a used M5 shifter for 20 bucks and its throw is way shorter than the standard 540i.
I'm gonna contact them see if they would give me a bundle deal on all this...



But yeah, I'm leaning strongly on that SSK for $85

Thanks for the tip...
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Old 01-17-2007, 12:27 AM   #8
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dooo it.

I got a short shift kit on my car. B&M. Wouldnt recomend it cause its not the best(and aparently it doesnt work very good on E36 or E46 cause the bearing gets hot and gets really knotchy.) but dam its that much more of a blast to drive.

More sporty when your in your "mood", and looks kool imho.
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Old 01-17-2007, 09:24 AM   #9
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wonder how much shorter the throw will be...
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Old 01-17-2007, 01:27 PM   #10
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31% shorter from what it says. I just put in a lever from a z3 1.9 in my car as a short throw and I love it. It was also cheap at $75 and easy to do on the e30. It was a little notchy at first but has really smoothed out a lot now. I noticed a big difference and I think its 29% shorter then what I had.
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Old 01-17-2007, 01:30 PM   #11
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When I installed my short shifter, the throw between 1 and 2 was so short. The original 540i shifter felt like I was rowing a boat.
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Old 01-17-2007, 06:41 PM   #12
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When I installed my short shifter, the throw between 1 and 2 was so short. The original 540i shifter felt like I was rowing a boat.
Yeah, the throw on my brother's car is pretty bad.
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