Short Shift Kit

TheAllOriginal

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Dec 15, 2016
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What's everybody's take on a SSK ? I've heard that it's a hit or miss on them. I'm considering one after driving my friends s2k and 350z which seem to have shorter direct throws then my 335is. I'm doing a clutch install once my twin-disk clutch arrives and thought about doing a SSK since I'm already down there with everything apart. Any recommended brands ? Anything to stay away from ?
 

Ric in RVA

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Dec 20, 2016
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I put a UUC SS in my 11 135i. Love it. Like a bolt action rifle. Pricey, but VERY well built and designed.
 

AzNdevil

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never really liked ssk in any car..... too easy to money shift imo
if i was to get a better shifter, i'd look into rtg shifters
 

ATL-IS-N54

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My 335is has something that resembles an SSK from the factory, could you just install the 335is shift linkage ?
 

AzNdevil

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damn...all these posts make me want one even more...

do you guys have install pics? i never received any from rtd themselves...
is it a gearbox out job? any drilling templates? do i still need a dssr rod after i install the shifter itself or does it come with the kit?
 

e30sherm

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Mounted reverse? That is very intriguing to me.

One of my favorite mods. A real shift kit.

RTD

it is installed in reverse in my 135 so I didnt have to cut into the tray to fit the reverse lockout.
no missing shifts with this.
 

Icewall

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Nov 3, 2016
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Mounted reverse? That is very intriguing to me.

yeah you can mount it the other way around and cut under the shifter trim. It takes a bit of patience to do but the proof is in the picture. It can be done and keeps you from needing to cut into the ashtray or that other tray that some model come with.
 
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Joe

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If you mount it forward, you can still make it look oem. Cigarette lighter is still there, but ash tray cover is velcro'd on.

No installation instructions but my mechanic had no issue installing it. CAE is pretty similar, so you could use this: http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1272572
 

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pysical

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Bumping this up. Anyone have any other ones? I am going to be in market for one soon.
 

fmorelli

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Z4 went with UUC. But if you have a Z4 highly highly highly recommend you speak with Rob @ UUC and order directly from him. Lots of things on the Z4 are ever-so-slightly different, and you need the right stuff. We ended up machining several parts at our end, just for ease. But I'm pretty sure Rob can hook up a successful Z4 kit.

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