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      10-07-2008, 05:05 PM   #1
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335i OEM SSK parts - please chime in if you have experience with the kit

EDIT: after typing all this up, i realized that the picture doesn't look anything like the diagram. so i am completely off base, sorry for wasting your time. Mods, please delete.

I am trying to see if I can get the n54 ssk without paying $460. I don't need the performance knob and boot.

The n54 PERFORMANCE kit comes with a lever and a shift arm:

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts...=25&fg=95&hl=7

This is what the 335 performance kit looks like in real life: (thanks Greek)

now from the pictures on realoem, it looks like all the 3ers use that same control arm as stock, except for the 335.

328 STOCK shift arm (called "reinforced"):

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts...25&fg=05&hl=30

this explains why the 328 doesn't need a control arm, it just needs the performance lever, and why the 335 needs a control arm -- it is because the 328 already comes with the reinforced shifting arm: http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts...25&fg=05&hl=30

for comparison, here's the stock 335i shift arm (very different, not "reinforced"):
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In other words...its a big mistake installing the SSK of a non-335 to a 335i.
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I installed the non 335i specific kit. It was absolute junk. I would grind 2nd gear every time I shifted aggressively. I have 335i specific kit now, its broken in, and its a dream come true. It shifts perfect in every gear no matter how hard I bang the gears!!! This kit gets an A+ and is a must for someone who likes to drive hard through every gear, and shift quickly!!
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I just ordered a 2009 335i coupe with MT. I'm debating on whether or not to get the BMW Performance SSK or an aftermarket kit such as AA. Is there any noticeable difference between BMW's and aftermarket? I'm more concerned about performance, as I know I can get the BMW SSK online for less than the suggested retail price.
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UUC SSK is the way to go.

http://www.uucmotorwerks.com/

1) Product Catalog
2) BMW Products
3) Short Shifters
4) Which shifter is for your car.
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In other words...its a big mistake installing the SSK of a non-335 to a 335i.
I have the 330i kit from Tischer and it made a worlds difference on my 335i.

Sorry but spending $460 on a SSK is ridiculous when you can spend $185 for the same results.

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yea i never said it would be a mistake to get the non-335 lever. actually i didn't say anything even remotely related to levers. this post was about shift arms.

it's just that I know the 335 kit comes with a shift arm, and on real oem diagrams, the shift arm from the 335 kit looks exactly like the shift arm from the 328, 330, etc.

but then i saw the real pics of the kit and realized the diagrams are wrong. So the correct conclusion is that the 328 shift arm is actually not the same as the 335 ssk shift arm.
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FYI gents, the pictures on realOEM.com(and in our BMW parts catalog) are extremely generic - and just because the two shifter arms look alike, doesn't mean they actually are - in reality. For example, the part number for the 328i stock shifter arm is 25117532494. The part number for the 335i SSK shifter arm is 25110434218.

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I have the 330i kit from Tischer and it made a worlds difference on my 335i.
+1. i LOVE the 330 kit and wish my M3 was nearly as notchy and short as my 335

well worth the $$ IMO!
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I have the 330 kit as well. Everyone who's driven my car thinks it's a UUC or something aftermarket. It shifts perfectly everytime. If I didn't know it was for a 330, I'd never even question it.
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