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Re: Short Shifter - The BMW parts bin way.
Just an update - I fitted the Z3 1.9 shifter last night. It sits perfectly in the middle, its around 1.5cm lower down now and the shift is alot shorter and much much nicer to use.
It took me a total of 1 hour from when I jacked the car up, most of the was used on actually getting the lever out as the old plastic ball holder was totally jammed and I had to break it out.
I also have a 2.8 one which I am going to try - It might be that little bit too short though.
As far as the Z3 1.9 is concerned its brilliant to use- very smooth, no gear clash.......fantastic cheap upgrade which cost me a total of £44 inclusing new clips wahser and the plastic holder.
Its like driving a new car!
That bit of research I hope will make alot of you very happy and will also save you absolutely loads of money.....£44!!!
Oh, and even the most basic mechanically minded person can do this. Nothing has to come out, its so easy to do.
I will post up the part numbers required when I next week when I bring the invoice to my office.