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Old 04-26-2019, 06:38 AM   #1
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Best short shift kit?

What are your experiences with the aftermarket short shift kits for the E30?

The main ones available seem to be:

$150 Ireland Engineering
$250 B & M
$350 UCC

For me price is not an object (at this differential) so that would mean the UCC one is best, but I am open to the cheaper ones being better or more appropriate.

Of course I will be getting the dual shear selector rod to go with it.

The listed throw reduction varies. The B&M says 20-25%, while the IE is 50% throw reduction. But maybe 50% is too much for daily driving? Who knows, that's why I'm asking for your thoughts and experiences.
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Old 04-26-2019, 08:23 AM   #2
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The new garagistic adjustable chassis mount looks awesome. And you can use stock boot and shifter


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Autosolutions kicks the shit out of UUC. IMO, they have the absolute best stock-style short shifters.
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Stock Z3 M?
I run the e60 545 shifter. PN 25117546373 i believe is the correct one.

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Old 04-26-2019, 01:31 PM   #7
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I went with the Z3-1.9. I have no qualms about it, but I do mostly do street/backroad driving so I can't say how it feels on a track/autocross. It definitely shortens up the throw, shifts feels nice, and was pretty easy to install.
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Old 04-26-2019, 02:49 PM   #8
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Old 04-28-2019, 04:36 AM   #9
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The new garagistic adjustable chassis mount looks awesome. And you can use stock boot and shifter
For anyone running the chassis mount - what is the NVH like? I've thought about it, but am worried about annoying noise / vibration in the cabin.
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