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View Poll Results: what is, in your opinion, the best short shifter?
Ac Schnizter 2 9.09%
B&M 1 4.55%
UUC 12 54.55%
Rogue Engineering 2 9.09%
BavAuto 0 0%
OE Lever from another bmw 4 18.18%
other (specify) 1 4.55%
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Old 11-12-2004, 05:44 PM   #1 (permalink)
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wanna know your guys' opinions
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Old 11-12-2004, 07:01 PM   #2 (permalink)
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UUC cheaper then AC and better. AC/Dinan stuff over prices
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The OE lever is just as nice IMHO. The position of the shifter isn't perfect, but you can't beat it for 40 bucks.
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Old 11-13-2004, 12:27 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Used all of them besides the UUC one... Rogue Engineering is the best one.. by far....

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Used all of them besides the UUC one... Rogue Engineering is the best one.. by far....

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Originally posted by BLACKBMW+Nov 16 2004, 06:49 AM--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(BLACKBMW @ Nov 16 2004, 06:49 AM)</div><div class='quotemain'><!--QuoteBegin-97alpineM3@Nov 13 2004, 12:27 PM
Used all of them besides the UUC one...* Rogue Engineering is the best one.. by far....

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Good isn't generally cheap.

BTW Velocity, I checked with Zionsville, and they said I had the B&M Sport Model.

Is that the one you had there Les, and if so, what do you like better about the Rogue? I ask because my SSK is the best shifter I've ever owned.
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I will promot the Rogue SSK any day.. that is the best shifter around... I'm used the B&M... and was impressed.. but it doesnt have the feel of the Octane SSK... I think it has to do with the WSR and its demensions... or maybe its just me.. but I love it...

Rogue makes great stuff.. and I will stand behind that shifter any day..

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thanx for the info jilphan i appreciate it. i think ive narrowed it down to an OE shift lever or a B&M kit. i cancelled out the UUC and RE because of money.
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rogue enginnering is kind of a race shop aa has one as well ; i like race car parts
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i keep hearing uuc has the best ssk
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i heard that ssk's can give off a rattling noise...does any of your guys' do that?
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Never had a rattle here.

I'm sure most of the SSK's listed above are great. You are talking about performance products from performance companies.

I will say that B&M has been around for a looooooong time though, that's probably why so many speed shops recomend them.
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I have a UUC Evo3 and it is very nice.

I would reccomend it to anyone.
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Rogue makes great stuff.. and I will stand behind that shifter any day..

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I didn't vote as I only have experience with the B & M (recently installed in my Audi S4. Got 25% throw reduction and about 1" height reduction...I'm very pleased. Slushiness is totally gone (big problem with the stock S4) and I love the short throws, shift height is fine and shifting much more positive. Its a bit more notchy - quite a bit because the stock was not at all - but thats OK - just a bit of resistance getting into 2nd at times (when cold it seems)...overall a vast improvement - seems very solid. I would love to hear more detail on how each SS feels etc. The short shift in my ZHP is just wonderful IMO - very positive click click action - smoother then the B & M but otherwise pretty comparable.
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