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      11-25-2012, 01:54 AM   #1
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Who wants to install my SSK for me?

Got a ssk from bmr - it's just the lever, clip and plastic bearing. Anyone wanna help me install it? I had a look around but it looks like I need to get under the car for my 325i e92 for the install. Don't have ramps or jack stands :S.
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      11-27-2012, 09:00 AM   #2
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Well. I got it installed today. Yeah this is a must do for a stick shift...
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      11-27-2012, 04:19 PM   #3
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Well. I got it installed today. Yeah this is a must do for a stick shift...
Hmm well i better get this, a few guys in the us forum said it makes shifting difficult (snag gearshifts?)

Was it hard to install?
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      11-27-2012, 06:23 PM   #4
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Well. I got it installed today. Yeah this is a must do for a stick shift...
Hmm well i better get this, a few guys in the us forum said it makes shifting difficult (snag gearshifts?)

Was it hard to install?
From my experience with all my previous manual cars which I installed a ssk to, shifting became harder and clunkier.

This is due to the leverage that you loose. Try looking for just the mounts as they will make a huge difference.
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      11-27-2012, 06:24 PM   #5
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Weird, I've got one of these for my 6MT and all it was was a new knob. Turns the 6MT from feeling like an old Toyota into an MX-5. Click... click... crunch... 6MT feels a little rough at times and getting into R will pull your shoulder ligaments, but the shifting is so much more precise.
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      11-29-2012, 06:21 PM   #6
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I loved the SSK in my E92. Didn't make shifting difficult at all and it improved the whole feel of the driving experience.
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      12-03-2012, 03:12 AM   #7
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Install is incredibly easy. You do need access to under the car. My mechanic did it for me as I did not have access to ramps/jacks. Took less than 20minutes. Note mine was just lever. There is a DIY on this forum for this install.

Quick Review bmw ssk for 325i (i'm pretty sure lever is diff for 335is) - I instantly felt the throws much much shorter and precise. Big plusses. Effort is slightly harder and notchier but i like this feeling of the shifter 'clicking' into gear.

Something thats interesting is that prior to installing the ssk, i had the zhp and the performance shifter. Both much better than the stock knob. I prefered the zhp knob over the performance shifter when paired with the stock lever. With the ssk lever though, i prefer the performance shifter (ie. the whole kit). Main reason here is that the 1-2 shift with performance knob gives me a more comfortable grip for that 1-2 shift motion.

I've done a few of the stick shifts mods now - cdv delete, ssk, clutch stop, shifters. All +1 and should def be considered esp considering the cost to improvement ratio.
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I've done a few of the stick shifts mods now - cdv delete, ssk, clutch stop, shifters. All +1 and should def be considered esp considering the cost to improvement ratio.
What did you think of the cdv delete & clutch stop?
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Try going a heavier knob if you wish, you can get 500g weighted knobs that assist with the leverage and inertia when shifting making it easier.
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Try going a heavier knob if you wish, you can get 500g weighted knobs that assist with the leverage and inertia when shifting making it easier.
Interesting a half kilo knob , this is a car forum isnt it ?
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Interesting a half kilo knob , this is a car forum isnt it ?
Hahaha!
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      12-12-2012, 06:37 PM   #12
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What did you think of the cdv delete & clutch stop?
Do it. Both are reversible and both cost almost nothing - CDV can be technically free and clutch stop can be a DIY though i bought mine from ebay for 15 i think posted because i CBB DIY for 15 bucks.

Update on the ssk, after driving it in now, it has loosened up alot. While i did like the really notchy/clicky feeling, its now really smooth. Meaning i have gone back to the zhp shifter. Haha ~
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