Originally Posted by cm3rc
hows the feel of it? just curious..
Feels great! IMO. It's definately notchier, and much heavier. Shifts to second when it's cold are especially stiff. When you first try it, your gonna go "OMG what have I done?!" But then you get used to it. My only complant is the fact that it doesn't center right. Also BTW, you can pick that shifter up at any BMW parts dealer for about $80. Apparently it's common for a lot of other BMWs including e30 M3's and pretty much anything with a Getrag 226 gearbox that doesn't already have it.
If you want to reduce the notchiness, there are only a few things you can do short of a new gearbox. Different gear oil or lighter clutch.