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post #31 of 47 Old 23rd October 2013, 08:37 PM
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Would also like a picture of that z3 shifter!
Ill post one up when I get home

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After all this time I am now contemplating doing UUC with DSSR for my 2003 M5. I am reading and learning a lot on these boards. It sounds like it is a nice fit. Does anyone have it in their car? I understand the height is somewhat adjustable. Any suggestion?
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I just got the Rouge. The customer support was amazing! They took the time to talk to me and answer all the questions I had about all kinds of E39 things. Now that the shifter is in, I further think that it would be the only shifter IMO. I would do it again!
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I wanted a mechanical feel, not sloppy at all, and after reading TONS of threads I decided to go with

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Dinan vs Rouge vs UUC

So first off I will tell you I have driven all of them (rogue, UUC, Dinan). The feel of the shifter can be affected by several factors like gear box fluid, clutch, diff gearing ext ext. That being said I have driven all three types on E39's. My car has the Rogue Engineering SSK with the weighted shift rod (I also have delrin shift carrier bushings that add a lot of rigidity and tactile feel to the shifter). I have stock clutch and diff with royal purple fluid. I would have to say that mine shifts very notchy and has a very notchy feel to it. I think that the rouge isn't very smooth feeling but definitely the most responsive.

My father has a 2003 Dinan S2 with their SSK. I have driven that car and can tell you it is a very smooth feeling shifter and probably the easiest to shift. That being said it has about half the mileage of mine.

My father also has a 2002 with the UUC shifter. I think it is pretty smooth, but I don't feel like it tightens up the shifting overall but has a very positive and easy to shift gearbox.

The moral of the story is they are all very similar in shift points and feel. Let me know if you have any questions about those 3 shifters.

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My father also has a 2002 with the UUC shifter. I think it is pretty smooth, but I don't feel like it tightens up the shifting overall but has a very positive and easy to shift gearbox.
I'd say that's a pretty accurate assessment of my UUC shifter as well. I like it and I think it's smooth. I'd add that the shifting has a very solid feel to it when you are shifting. I've driven a UUC on two different clutches with my car (stock and CNS) and that will make a world of difference in the feel of the shifter.

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Still no picture of the Z3 shifter?
What part do I need to buy? I'm new to the E39 //M5.

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I've my 2001 M5 installed with E60 545i short shifter with F10 M5 shift knob. It drives, looks and feels awesome.

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I installed a ZHP shift knob in my M5. Everything else is OEM BMW. These cars shift really well stock - the feel, throw, etc. are all nicely balanced for this type of car. BMW nailed it for a high-power (for the time) cruiser.

I just put the full Rogue Octane setup on my E36 M3. Feels great on the street, definitely notchy, but was a pain finding gears on track. It's tolerable for a car like the M3, but frankly I'll probably remove it.

For the M5, though, BMW put so much effort into everything and the car is so cohesive as a whole. I notchy/typical aftermarket shifter would do more harm than good, IMO.
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