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  1. 1995 E36 323i quickshift shortshift question 
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    1stly,

    Which is better, a short shifter or a quickshift kit?

    I'm not happy about the length of the change and the stick seems a bit sloppy, is this a known fault/problem, I expected it to be like sliding a rifle bolt into place! Is the linkage not up to scratch or something?

    Secondly, where can I buy one or both from?

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    A short shifter is JUST the vertical rod your gearknob sit's on, the kit will have a bearing/bush or whole linkages also. All cars will go a bit sloppy with age, not just BM's. I have an E36 M3 shifter in my 323 which I have chopped the top off, and it is a nice length now(ooh er).

    Got mine 2nd hand for £21 posted on Ebay. If you want a brand spanking new short shifter on it's own, you can try your local BM dealer for an M3 or Z3 one, or if you're feeling rich, an AC Schnitzer unit. If you get a Z3 lever, that is a little shorter still than the M3 one.

    If you want the kit, google b and m shifters. Here is a link. B and M are basically the Rolls Royce of shifters.


    http://www.europerformance.co.uk/pag...sub_category=1

    Here is Active Autowerke. Based in the US, this is also a respected tuning parts manufacturer.

    http://www.koperformance.com/bmw/dri...rtshifters.htm

    This following link is for UUC, another well respected US company. They also do, as you can see, the bushes which wear out causing the sloppiness you get as replacements and some kind of metal rod which helps shifting!!??!

    http://www.turnermotorsport.com/html...6&subcat_id=62
     
     

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    you can get the shift lever from a Z3, from the main stealers for about £30
    i fitted one from a Z3M and its made a massive difference
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    cool I was thinking about an ebay jobbie, there's a few on there complete shifters around the £20 mark, obviously I have no clue on the quality though but the parts will be new so should feel more solid, are there any quickshift kits available to connect to the gear linkage rods to reduce the throw more than a short shifter would?
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    Cheers, Jay

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    i'd also like to know about the ebay cheap ones
     
     

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    Z3 shift lever FTW!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pangster View Post
    Z3 shift lever FTW!
    hell yeah
    and you know you aint going to be buying se
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    Is it possible to take a bit of the top of the shift lever with a hacksaw to reduce the height of the stick as I am going to be changing the knob but would like I to sit a bit lower
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by newbbie View Post
    Is it possible to take a bit of the top of the shift lever with a hacksaw to reduce the height of the stick as I am going to be changing the knob but would like I to sit a bit lower
    you can alter the height by doing this.. but as your pivot point is still the same - the length of the throw is still the same..

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    Dont really mind about the throw, would just like the knob to sit a bit lower, how much could be cut off fit the knob to still fit properly and to still be functional.

    I would consider changing to a short shift in time if it is easy to do for a novice
     
     

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