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      12-17-2006, 08:39 PM   #1
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b&m short shifter on E90 335

Hey guys,
Well i got this B&M short shifter for my E90 335i.
http://www.bmracing.com/index.php?id...cat=15&pid=361

It's should have been a easy install but found a problem.
The lower ball robed on the drive shaft damper.
And this only when in 2nd, 4th or 6th.
I had to shave the ball a bit to clear it.
See pictures.
First picture is the grinding it did while driving it.
Then the 2 others are after i grinded it lower and on an angle, since it only rubed when the shifter was down. (2,4,6th)

After this grinding it works great.
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      12-18-2006, 10:41 AM   #2
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Sounds like B&M rushed it a little.

Have you told them about yout fitment problem?
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      12-18-2006, 10:43 AM   #3
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Nice job B&M
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      12-18-2006, 11:24 AM   #4
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That just made up my mind about the B&M SSK.
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they said their ssk will fit 330 and 335, obviously it doesnt.
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      12-18-2006, 05:07 PM   #6
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they said their ssk will fit 330 and 335, obviously it doesnt.
Ahhhh there you go
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Installed Shifter

Wierd I put my short shifter in my car from B&M and had no problem with fitment. For me it went smooth as butter, if anyone on the forum needs one let me know I bought a couple extra to have around the shop $179.99
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      12-18-2006, 08:23 PM   #8
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Wierd I put my short shifter in my car from B&M and had no problem with fitment. For me it went smooth as butter, if anyone on the forum needs one let me know I bought a couple extra to have around the shop $179.99
Rob,

Andy here (met you at the shop with my Gray/Red 335i). I'd be interested in the B&M unless you have one out or ready soon? Since the install seems like it may or may not be an issue, what would you guys charge to toss it in?
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That just made up my mind about the B&M SSK.
so you have ordered it already. Thats great
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Wierd I put my short shifter in my car from B&M and had no problem with fitment. For me it went smooth as butter, if anyone on the forum needs one let me know I bought a couple extra to have around the shop $179.99
Rob, I've left you 3 messages, repsonded to 2 posts about this, and stopped by the shop and waited 15 minutes or so. Still no word from you.

Sorry guys, I was going to try the B&M out and let you know how well I thought it installed and went in but looks like it's a "no go".
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      12-26-2006, 09:37 PM   #11
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I just installed the B&M shifter today which I bought from Rob, at Vivid. Install went well. And I have no problem what so every with rubbing. I'll keep you guys undated.
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I emailed Brian Liaw at Rogue Engineering. He told me that they are currently working on a complete E92 335i system. i think i will wait for it.
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      01-03-2007, 01:24 AM   #13
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...I'll keep you guys undated.
Pretty funny, "undated"! I'm not making fun of you, just thought this was funny!

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      01-04-2007, 08:28 PM   #14
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so how does the shift feel after the install ?
noticeable less throw ? is it smooth ? worth ur money ?
tell tell tell please :-p
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      05-05-2007, 08:11 AM   #15
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E90 vs E92 (335i ssk)

Guys, it is possible that the fitment issue is between the 4 door (E90) and the 2 door (E92)? Maybe both B&M and RE will work correctly w/ the E90 335?



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      05-05-2007, 09:43 AM   #16
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Wait so this thing doens't fit the 330? ... so i guess that means it doesn't fit the 325i either.....BUMMER MAN!!! =(
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The 330 fitment is no problem. Plenty of people are using it w/o problems right now. The issue is the new 335.
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does this ssk make the actual shift knob sit lower in the shift boot? pretty much the only thing about the intererior of my car is the height of the knob. my last car was a 330i zhp with the factory installed short shifter and i miss that aspect of the car.
will the b&m solve my problems?
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Rob, I've left you 3 messages, repsonded to 2 posts about this, and stopped by the shop and waited 15 minutes or so. Still no word from you.

Sorry guys, I was going to try the B&M out and let you know how well I thought it installed and went in but looks like it's a "no go".
looks like some great customer service. Congrats on losing business Rob...
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I actually called B&M, as well as UUC and rogue since monday ( work has been draging abit this week ). all 3 places said that they dont have an official application dedicated for the e92 335i coupe yet. all 3 also said that they plan to have one out by begining to mid june.

as for the B&M, while they said that they have one for the 330 and the e90m, the e92 coupe was a different fitment so it wont be an exact proper fit.

just my 0.02c after a long boring week at work.
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can anyone answer my question regarding the b&m shaft length? deos the knob sit lower in the boot?
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there is a difference. a short shifter knob, only reduces the hieght of the knob and not the actual shift distance.

the short shift kit (SSK), aka short shifter, reduces the actual throw distance when you shift. some of the SSK also will reduce the hieght of the shift knob. I dont know too much about the B&M, so i cant comment on it. I did how ever have a UUC in past audi's. they were great.
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