I have had the SMG for about 4 months. The transmission has worked as advertised. I grow up on sticks and have driven both a BMW and a Porsche stick. They are both wonderful transmissions but I prefer the SMG. My preference, maybe not yours. I think people need to remember that this was a tranny that was an all out race transmission technolodgy adapted to the street. It does at times behave with the manners of an all out racing part, so if you get it be prepared for that. Its not always smooth and its not always gentle, but if you want it to be, it's always fast. No bad shifts, and less oppourtunties for driving mistakes. Again that's why it is used in racing. Tech has experience and if he says it blows a fuse then it does, so I am going to have one on had if this applies to the build date of my 04. Unfortuntly its a tranny you have to live with for some time to really appericate. I am not takling hours, I am talking many days. I do also think with alot of options you really don't get much for you money, in the case of SMG I think you truley do. You can't make a wrong decision, you will have agreat car either way.
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2004 M3 LSB SMG II Rolling on 19s