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Anyone Install a Short Throw Shifter in a 330/325? I know that Turner Motor Sports offers one for about $200. I'm curious if anyone knows of a better shifter or better yet... HOW hard it is to INSTALL!?!!?!?

Let me know... Thanks!

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NO ONE has a SHORT THROW??!?!?!?!?!?!? C'mon

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...its a religious debate...

ACS and UUC are nice.

ACS is a bit on the pricey side... but it's still a great piece.
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I also am interested in a SSK. Right now I am leaning towards the Rogue Octane. Apparently, Rogue adds a weighted selector rod with their kit that helps alleviate some of the notchiness that accompanies some SSK.

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UUC has the ERK... and the DSSR. That and the feel, I think puts it above the Rogue.

I don't think either are really as smooth as the ACS though.... could be me, though.
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Yea I'm also looking into geting the SSK from Rouge Engineering. Although my ZHP 330ci comes with the OEM SSK, It still retains that BMW gummy shift. I recently drove my friends S2000, and the cluth and shifts are micro! Reviews on m3motorwerks.com say that the shifts become shorter and smoother, not exactly as short as an S2000 (though I have no idea it might be). Anyways I'm probably going to end up getting this product for my car, but I'm probably going to end up getting professional installation. Anyone know if it voids warranty?

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All void the shifter warranty, 'cept the UUC... Dinan performance centers will install them.
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All void the shifter warranty, 'cept the UUC... Dinan performance centers will install them.
even the UUC voids the warranty. If you bring your car to a dealer for damage caused by the shifter they'll turn you away. You do however get a new warranty under Dinan (assuming it works like their other parts). Unfortunately, this also causes problems and I've heard many horror stories about Dinan parts causing problems and Dinan dealers not covering. The claim is that only certain Dinan dealers are authorized to honor the warranty. So a lot of people have been forced to drive to other dealerships, most of them out of the way..


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See here for my recent review and install remarks...

I installed the rogue octane ssk, tranny mounts, and clutch stop on a 2003 ZHP.

http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum...d.php?t=238623


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ACS, very nice write up on the installation of the SSK.

Give us an update on your SSK. Are you still loving it? Any problems or things you don't like?


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ACS, very nice write up on the installation of the SSK.

Give us an update on your SSK. Are you still loving it? Any problems or things you don't like?

here's an update with about 2 weeks worth of driving...

i'd say it's safe to say it is broken in... the shifting has gotten much easier (or maybe i just got used to it) but still remains solid..

only complaint is, i i've gotten used to the shorter throw so I only crave more more more!!!! (errr.. less less less)

no regrets.. shifting with a flick of the wrist is nice.. 3-4 gear is about 3 inch of travel as compared to about 5 inch with the stock ZHP "ssk".. i think BMW sorta "played words" with their SSK.. i really think it's just a shorter knob and not an actual kit..cause it's only like a 10% reduction compared to standard.. that's like 0.5 inches from 3-4 gear.. easily uttainable by shortening the knob.. which the ZHP one is definitely smaller than standard ones.. the 33% reduction.. doesn't seem like much.. but it has and does make a difference.. if I shift aggressively from 1-2 with all TC off i can feel the car start to get sideways as opposed to just lunge forward.. not to mention larger tread marks.. ..

less time for the RPM to drop between shifts = more power after the shifts..
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