7th December 2003, 21:20
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Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Silicon Valley
M5 - Titanium Silver '01
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Congratulations on your purchase and welcome to the community! You should try the search function as it's very helpful, but from what I recall of the SSK threads, the Rogue is supposed to be one of the smoother shifting SSKs somewhat in the middle in terms of how much it shortens throws. If there is difficulty shifting and/or vibration, the cause might well be elsewhere. All SSK work by changing the geometry of the shifter, exchanging more shift effort (less mechanical leverage) for the shorter throws. Anyway, I'd try two things before going back to a stock shifter. First install the Rogue Tranny mounts if they're not already in there. This keeps the tranny from moving around during shifting; it may be binding because of the movement. Second, try changing the fluid. There is a serious debate going over whether to convert to aftermarket fluid. After reading everything, I've decided to stick with OEM fluid, which I replaced with fresh. Often this cures hard shifting problems. FYI, the UUC shifter that I have supposedly vibrates more than Rogue's design, which uses a plastic ball pivot like the OEM one, but I've not had any vibration issues, so I really have a hard time thinking your problem is due to the Rogue SSK.
'01 M5 (now my brother's car) UUC SSK + Rogue WSR/RE Tranny Mounts+Royal Purple Synchromax/Axxis ULT Pads/StopTech SS Lines/TC Design from BeastPower Anti-roll Bar Brackets/Dinan LtWtFlywheel and Stage 3 suspension/4xOEM rear 275 Goodyear F1 Asymmetrics/Vines thrust arms/IATS relocation/10w-60 oil/hardwired Escort 9500i/Euro Armrest/TEC Cupholder/IceLink/PowerChip 91 Gold/TUBIs!/Strong Strut/BSW Stage 1/BT/Angel iBrights 3.0/space-saver spare by Bimmerzone
'11 Jaguar XFR, Quicksilver exhaust, Escort 9500ci
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