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post #41 of 47 Old 6th November 2014, 06:01 AM
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+1 for the UUC. I had one in my E36 M3, and now have one in my E39 M5. If you're picky about shifters (and I am) it just feels better than stock. More precise. And the height adjustment is useful.
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You should reconsider the advice of Fiftytwoeighty. Using the OEM shifter from a Z3 allows use of the stock shift fork. This fork is designed for this car and appears more robust than the kits. It engages into a rear bushing that helps minimize vibrations as well. The ideal change would include changing that bushing and the ones in the shift fork and transmission, but I suspect most reviewing thread are simply changing the shifter. Otherwise, this is a great mod when removing your transmission for a clutch change (and replacing all bushing and seal on the transmission and the shift linkage).

With regard to which Z3 and whether you "need" the bent shifter, I when with the Z3 M. It was straight and did slightly alter location, but I love the short shifts without vibrations. There is a discussion on OEM sizing here:
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I am looking for a good one and would like to get peoples input.
I just installed the e60 shifter and it works great. Super smooth and a shorter throw...

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Just thought I'd share my $.02 on this topic. I went from 100% stock shifter setup to E60 shifter with F10 M5 knob for about a month which was awesome but there was a small bit of slop that I could detect even with brand new bushings on both ends of the carrier assembly as well as the carrier bore to shift lever ball so I contacted Ronald at AutoSolutions who I worked with to fabricate a complete short shift kit that is identical to the E60 shifter in both install height and throw reduction (~20%) and still uses the stock carrier but is a spherical bearing cartridge based shifter assembly similar to the Dinan SSK so it uses socket head cap screws to attach cartridge to the carrier bore rather than the factory plastic carrier bushing, now it's ideal with perfectly direct shifts and no discernible play whatsoever.
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