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#1 (permalink) Old 07-14-2006, 11:23 PM
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short throw for my e36 m3

Hey guys what can you tell me about a short throw kit for my M3... I heard you can use the z3 hardware... Someone please give me the Down low on this . thanks
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A Z3 shifter will reduce your throw by approximately 20% i think. Dont qoute me on the precise amount but it will reduce your throw. I know that for a fact. Most people just slap it in and call it good. But i personally dont like the angle it puts the shifter at. It moves it slightly foward so i bent the one i used using a blow torch and a vise to get it where i like it.

For a weighted selector rod which would give you smoother shifts you can wrap solder around the selector rod like a coil and simply tape the ends.

Works like a charm.
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the z3 shift lever was designed to give a tighter gate with more of a sporting feel. it doesnt offer the weighted shift lever or the adjustable pivot point off some custom made kits but its a cheap and effective way to improve the driving feel. the best of the z3 to get one from are probably the 1.8/1.9/2.0/2.2 cars as they give the best compromise fro the road. DONT get the z3m lever unless you you only use it on the track as it will give you a shift travel of half an inch. i know in the uk you can pick up a z3 gearlever for £17+vat but you will need an extra lower spring clip to complete the mod.you can do it yourself but its not straight forward. on a workshop lift it is vastly easier but its still possible using a jack trolley and axle stands. it is a fiddley job.

the parts you will need if you fancy doing it are
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z3 short shifter 25 11 7 527 252
bush 25 11 1 220 600
lower spring clip 25 11 1 220 379

hope this help you
if you decide to give it a go let me know and i can give you some pointers as to how to get it done.

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interesting... iv always wanted a short throw shift kit but wasnt able to justify spending $300 for altered shift feel

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Awww Mr. Chips is finally getting help.... for a question asked in 2006.... All well Thanks for the info guys

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I have a UUC Evo in mine and I like it a lot. A bit notchy though (it's the EVO II) so if you don't like that type of feel, stay away.
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Hey dear I didn't get you Wat exactly you want to ask. Can you be more specific.

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