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      07-18-2008, 04:57 PM   #1
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335 shift lever in a 328? Did anybody else get this?

I started installing the SSK (pn-25110430359), the one specifically for the 328. When I took out my shift lever, I was a bit confused because it didn't look like the pictures of other 328 shifters on this forum. for example.(http://www.e90post.com/forums/showth...hlight=328+ssk).


The top lever is the one that came out of my car..



which looked a lot like what came out of 335's like on this one.. (http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=102808)


If you look at the placement of the balls on the levers, the lever that came out of my car makes it seem like it was definitely a lever out of a 335. So confused, and curious, I put in the ssl (middle lever in middle picture) in anyway and found absolutely no improvement over stock and the knob sat higher than stock. I ended up ordering the 330 ssl (bottom lever in middle picture), and found that to be a nice improvement over stock.

I was wondering.. was my situation (335 shifter in a 328) unique or was this supposed to be like this. I've got a 2007 328xi with sport/premium/cold weather packages (if those would mean anything) and I bought it new...
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      07-21-2008, 08:44 PM   #2
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What in the holy hell.... you're right thats an anomaly I have not seen before. Honestly it could have been human error during assembly but maybe you should contact BMWNA for their professional opinion. I'm sure the differences in the shifters is negligent but you never know worth a try, possibly compensation...?
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When did you get your car? I ordered mines during October and I didn't know anything about Oktoberfest until later. I would wonder each time I have these small issues with my car.
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What's the difference that you feel between the 2? is there more throw when shifting?
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What in the holy hell.... you're right thats an anomaly I have not seen before. Honestly it could have been human error during assembly but maybe you should contact BMWNA for their professional opinion. I'm sure the differences in the shifters is negligent but you never know worth a try, possibly compensation...?
eh.. i'm sure if I had a 335 and found out that I had a 328 shifter I'd be pissed, but I think I came out good on this one. I can't imagine how much longer the throws would have been with a real 328 shift lever...

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When did you get your car? I ordered mines during October and I didn't know anything about Oktoberfest until later. I would wonder each time I have these small issues with my car.
lol. I never thought of that one. Because the situation I was in at the time, I bought what was on the lot (JAN 07). I didn't have the luxury of being able to order and wait for the car to come. I guess since I got it in JAN it could have been made in october?? oktoberfest could be a good possibility. heh

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What's the difference that you feel between the 2? is there more throw when shifting?
between what I got as stock and the 328 ssl? yes, it felt like the throw was a tad bit longer because of the height. between the "stock" and the 330 ssl? maybe a 20-30% shorter throw. (well, at least it feels that way)
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wait i have have he 328 short shifter mine looks like yours it is a lil taller and than stock. throws are much shorter aswell. the one people are putting in their cars is the 330 ssk its the one with no bends and short.
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wait i have have he 328 short shifter mine looks like yours it is a lil taller and than stock. throws are much shorter aswell. the one people are putting in their cars is the 330 ssk its the one with no bends and short.
did the stock lever look like the one on the first picture or the one in my picture (middle pic, top lever)?
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yes sir get me the code ill tell you for sure. my stock looks like the silver one my 328 ssk looks like the gold one u have.


my knob sits a little taller but the throws are much shorter. you say you cant tell ?
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yeah cause the position of the ball on the 328 ssl is the same as the 'stock' one i had. The longer it is from the ball down, the shorter your throws are.

I did get the 330 ssl and the throws were much shorter.
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hmmm your talking about the top pic? ok match up the balls side by side the old one is way longer below the ball.. i dont get it mine are 20% for sure
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