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3-Series (E21, E30) Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1975-1983 and 1984-1991 line. Specific models: BMW 315, BMW 316, BMW 318, BMW 318i, BMW 320/4, BMW 320i, BMW 320/6, BMW 323i, BMW 320i. E30 Family models include: BMW 325e, BMW 325i, BMW 325is, BMW 325ix.

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Old 02-17-2005, 10:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
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what are your guys' opinion on short shift kits for an e30 325 with F/I? need the best one for around 150
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Old 02-18-2005, 12:01 PM   #2 (permalink)
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i got my B&M for 98 bucks on ebay and its really short and tight, i am happy with it
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i got my B&M for 98 bucks on ebay and its really short and tight, i am happy with it
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what kind of throw reductions does the B&M offer? i hear the Z3 shifter swap gives a good drop in throw? i believe it was the Z3 can't remember which would reduces the most and is the cheapest?
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it is the z3. my B&M says it averages 40% reduction
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it is the z3. my B&M says it averages 40% reduction
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hmm thats pretty good... sounds tempting, ill do it next time i have the engine and tranny out which should be the summer some time
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www.bimmertoys.com has the UUC Evo II shifter that ig ot for 195$ and its amazing, but there is one flaw, i guess it made the linkage come down a little and so it would rub on the Vibration Dampener which is located around where the Guibo meets the tranny, but you can remove the dampener after removing the driveshaft, its somewaht busy work, but its something that needs to be done. Removing the dampener creates no difference in performance or sound or anything, its just suppose to help some vibration, but there isnt any difference(noticible) after removing it.
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the only problem with that is he wants one for around 150 not 200, my B&M fit right in and it has just as good performance, with no modification for 100 bucks maybe less
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http://www.r3vlimited.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=5004 This is the most comprehensive thread I found about ssk for our e30's. Piece together yourself a ssk with BMW parts for <$100.
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the only problem with that is he wants one for around 150 not 200, my B&M fit right in and it has just as good performance, with no modification for 100 bucks maybe less
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you got a part number for that thing? im tempted to go to lordco and see what i can pick it up for. thanks or if not what was it out of?
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for price... i would go for the B&M....

i went for the UUC, and its incredable!
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see I have a UUC in my e36 and I LOVE IT! But I've driven this e30 4 times and I know it needs one. I think I'm going to get B&M for 100 dolla. Sounds like a great deal to me.
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i got it off ebay but im sure you can get it other palces
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B&M is definetely a good way to go, but if you want to spend some more$, go for UUC, you wont be losing anything going for each one.
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B&M stage 1 = 90
Stage 2 = 115
stage 3 = 159

not much of info on what the differences of them are.. any input?
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B&M stage 1 = 90
Stage 2 = 115
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not much of info on what the differences of them are.. any input?
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they're probable getting shorter that would be my guess.
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