OR, you can get the parts from BMA, too. This is a popular mod for E30's as well. I used the Z4 shifter. I like.
p.s. I did it in my garage, and it took a couple hours because I didn't drop the driveshaft. If you have girlie hands with piano fingers, the shifter will take you about half an hour to an hour. If you drop the driveshaft, piece of cake, for people with MAN hands.
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good info shahab, i drove the m coupe recently it is a short throw, so is the lever all you need? is it possible to change the clutch too? and u bought this at ur dealer?
the lever is all you need and it's not a reduced height, it's actually longer and straighter than stock, that's what makes the throw shorter, it took me about an hour, because i couldn't jack my car up enough to get under there comfortably, plus i didn't wait long enough for the car to cool down so i was really tentative putting my face next to the cat, it was scary lol, but yeah, the only problem i had and i will make this clear to you guys here so you don't make the same dumb mistake,
once you're ready to pull out the shift lever every is removed and detached, you must turn the little retainer thing holding the ball joint, clock-wise from above and counter clock-wise from below and it can be done with a couple of flat heads like they show in those diy's
but yeah it's pretty simple and if you guys need any help or have any questions i'll be glad to help
i can also give you guys the part number so you know what to get, just go to your local dealer and you can order it for 60 bucks, that's what the list price was at my dealership w/o discount, and yes all you need is the lever
I like the Z4 (the higher displacement model shifter).... I made a post a while ago with the part numbers and a diy without pics. Glad you hopped on teh SKK band wagon. Now go make a clutch stop for $2 and you'll be set (another old thread by me.. with link and pics with how to do it).
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