2004 E46 318ci M-Sport Coupe - DIY Short Shifter

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  1. 2004 E46 318ci M-Sport Coupe - DIY Short Shifter 
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    If I was to DIY my gear stick & make it into a short shifter would it be a simple case of taking off the gear know sawing the metal shaft & replacing the gear knob??
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    That will work to a degree, but sometimes you'll find that there is a bulge down the shifter which is part of the damping/anti vibration part of it that is wider than the gearknob base.

    because of that, you'll probably find that even if you cut the top, there isn't much further to go.

    You could cut a bit of the end of the shift knob if you have a spare one, and together, it'll lower it more.

    finally, there is a good chance a shifter from another model will work as a short shift for you.
     
     

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    I did read on another forum that a shifter from another modle does fit but that's beyond my mechanical capabilities to fit etc.

    Hmm I'll look more into that, a short shifter seems pretty cool, & I'm guessing will make shift changes quicker.
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    It'll always be beyond your mechanical capabilities if you don't try.

    Even the F1 pit mechanics struggled with lego when they were kids!
     
     

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