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      07-28-2013, 01:08 AM   #1
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BMW e90 325/328 Short Shift Kit

I was looking into buying a short shit kit for my car. But the prices are kinda steep and i thought that it be cheaper to piece one together. I was looking at the Genuine BMW Short Shift Kit from ECSTUNING i think this is the same as BMW Performance.
http://www.ecstuning.com/BMW-E90-330...w_All/ES10593/

Any idea what lever in this kit is from? Maybe a 330d or z4 perhaps? I want to know so i can look for the part number. I dont like the shift knob it comes with so i rather just piece the lever separately and buy a different shift knob.

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http://www.getbmwparts.com/partlocat...7&startrow=101

you can choose whatever lever you want:

330 version being the shortest in height and throws (also sits a bit off centered btw in a non 330)
325/328 version is actually a bit taller than stock but short crisp throws
(in the description of the levers it has the part #s of the parts that are recommended you swap out with the lever)

They also have a bunch of knobs to choose from.
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Be careful about choosing a leaver from a different car. The hight isn't the only problem. The shape is very important too. I accidentally got the performance shifter for the 330i and it was awful. It didn't center up at all and the effort was SUPER high. You can get the lever only from www.getbmwparts.com an it's just over $60.
You can find the product page here:
http://www.getbmwparts.com/partlocat...catalogid=4462
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http://www.getbmwparts.com/partlocat...7&startrow=101

you can choose whatever lever you want:

330 version being the shortest in height and throws (also sits a bit off centered btw in a non 330)
325/328 version is actually a bit taller than stock but short crisp throws
(in the description of the levers it has the part #s of the parts that are recommended you swap out with the lever)

They also have a bunch of knobs to choose from.
good luck!

Thanks for your help, but i dont really want the lever to be "taller" in the picture on getBMWparts.com the shifter looks a lot taller then the 330i model.
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Is there another option out there? or does it really depend on the actual shift knob that makes up the height of the lever?
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Is there another option out there? or does it really depend on the actual shift knob that makes up the height of the lever?
i think uuc, and some other company have adjustable ssk you can adjust height in them. not too sure.

the knob plays a little bit in height but not as much as the lever. i tried both the 330 version and the 328. the 330 version sits very low which i loved, but my ocd kicked in and i started to hate the off centered position of it. i threw the 328 version back on and i grew to love it more. you dont have to reach out as much to shift, the throws are a lot more precise (then the stock lever) and effortless due to the higher positioning. and its really barely taller than the stock one, not even an inch i think.

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I have a uuc ssk and it is height adjustable but it only goes up and down about an inch maybe. In all honesty at its lowest height it's still the same height as the stock shifter if not a little higher. One of my favorite performance mods to date, be prepared to drop down the tranny tho if u have awd
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How bad is the off-centered position of the 330 SSK on a 328? Is it to the left or right? Pics?
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How bad is the off-centered position of the 330 SSK on a 328? Is it to the left or right? Pics?
+1 i would like to know as well.
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