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      06-10-2009, 04:59 AM   #1
cstavaru
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Drives: 2009 335i M Sport Sedan 6MT
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Hi guys,

Just ordered the BMW Performance Short-throw Shift Kit (my first mod ever ). The parts cost $300 (ordered the kit without the knob and the boot because I already have the M Sport one) - the whole thing would cost about $550 here). The installation cost is about $140 at the dealer. The part number for the SSK is 25110430360.

EDIT: Installed ! Pics, movies and driving impressions below !

Driving impressions: Its everything I wanted ! The gearchanges are very quick and short, and it feels "natural". The effort for gearshift is LOWER OR EQUAL to the stock shifter. It seats a tiny bit taller than the old one (great, now I can better rest my hand on it while my elbow sits on the armrest), and the neutral is a bit more to the right. I can reduce (or almost eliminate) the small turbo lag I had between gearchanges, and I can easily chirp the tires in second gear (I'm stock).

BEFORE INSTALLATION MOVIE

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AFTER INSTALLATION MOVIE

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AFTER INSTALLATION MOVIE (fast gearchange)

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BEFORE INSTALLATION NEUTRAL AND HEIGHT (first 2 pics) and AFTER (last 2 pics)
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Last edited by cstavaru; 06-15-2009 at 06:43 AM.