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      07-13-2012, 10:16 AM   #1
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Looking for Recent reviews of 328i/325i Rouge Engineering SSK & B&M SSK

Hey e90'ers

Recently I discovered that BMP SSK has the same part numbers across e9x & e82 for x28i/x25i

Doing a search here has lead me to a few trusted names Rouge, AA, B&N and 50% of the time UUC
Also , Ive learned that early e9x pre 2007 had different levers and the unique issues with that.

Rouge's marketing has gotten to me, plus their kit includes the "UUC DSSR" called WSR. However, B&M's dampened pivot cup for the lever ball has me intrigued because in our SSK we don't get a new Shifting Arm that the 135i/335i gets.

The reviews here are glowing for both Rouge and B&M, however they are old and many are for 330i, which has different stock and BMP SSK part numbers ( same parts as 130i hatchback)


So can anyone with a 2007+ e9x comment on their Rouge Engineering SSK and the B&M SSK, and why they chose it over others?

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Hey e90'ers

Recently I discovered that BMP SSK has the same part numbers across e9x & e82 for x28i/x25i

Doing a search here has lead me to a few trusted names Rouge, AA, B&N and 50% of the time UUC
Also , Ive learned that early e9x pre 2007 had different levers and the unique issues with that.

Rouge's marketing has gotten to me, plus their kit includes the "UUC DSSR" called WSR. However, B&M's dampened pivot cup for the lever ball has me intrigued because in our SSK we don't get a new Shifting Arm that the 135i/335i gets.

The reviews here are glowing for both Rouge and B&M, however they are old and many are for 330i, which has different stock and BMP SSK part numbers ( same parts as 130i hatchback)


So can anyone with a 2007+ e9x comment on their Rouge Engineering SSK and the B&M SSK, and why they chose it over others?

Thank you
i was looking into this not too long ago.
i wanted the rogue one as i saw great reviews and the kit looked bullet proof.
I called rogue and they no longer make it.
While i found them some places which i assume is old stock, it made me nervous and i even asked why they do not make it any more.
they said it was just not selling but they still have one for the M3.
I was between the UUC and B&M. couldnt bear payuing that much for the UUC, so i got the B&M.
I am very happy with it, very easy install, shorter throws.
The only slight issue is under a 1st to 2nd shift i rip my shifter off the stalk.
i have the performance knob.
I put the JB4 in after the shifter, and didnt start ripping it off untill after the JB4 was put in.
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i was looking into this not too long ago.
i wanted the rogue one as i saw great reviews and the kit looked bullet proof.
I called rogue and they no longer make it.
While i found them some places which i assume is old stock, it made me nervous and i even asked why they do not make it any more.
they said it was just not selling but they still have one for the M3.
I was between the UUC and B&M. couldnt bear payuing that much for the UUC, so i got the B&M.
I am very happy with it, very easy install, shorter throws.
The only slight issue is under a 1st to 2nd shift i rip my shifter off the stalk.
i have the performance knob.
I put the JB4 in after the shifter, and didnt start ripping it off untill after the JB4 was put in.
So Rouge does not make anymore kits for a 335i? What about other 3 series?
Can you explain what you mean by ripping the sifter off the stalk? Is it the Shift knob?
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yes i mean the shift knob off the stalk.......but as i said my shifting didn thave to be as quick/hard before the JB4, but possibly the pressure fit part of the B&M isnt as snug.
i assume a little electrical tape would do the trick.
no clue about rogue on other 3 series.
from what i have read though the rogue kit you have to drop the exhaust and everything. sometimes more. the B&M was just some heat shielding and your good to go.
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