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      09-29-2009, 09:20 PM   #1
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Smile Short throw shifter

Just ordered my 2010 m3 6MT in silverstone metallic. Thinking of getting a short throw shifter. Is it worth it? If so, any recommendations on where to obtain and who should install.

Any other easy, low-cost, minor modiifications you would recommend?
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      09-29-2009, 09:35 PM   #2
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better search. you'll find ample information out there.
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you should check out active autowerke
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I'd recommend a new air filter!
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      09-30-2009, 03:42 AM   #5
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short shifts are NOT needed.

stock is great already
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i like the rouge ssk, so much better than stock, to be honest, stock is all i have to compare it to.
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Rogue seems to be very popular with our customers. Been getting great feedback on them. Hope that helps.
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      09-30-2009, 12:20 PM   #8
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Just ordered my 2010 m3 6MT in silverstone metallic. Thinking of getting a short throw shifter. Is it worth it? If so, any recommendations on where to obtain and who should install.

Any other easy, low-cost, minor modiifications you would recommend?
First of all - congrats on the new M3.

Look into the Rogue units if interested in a SSK, we have a DIY which will explain the steps a bit in detail and show the inner workings here: http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?p=5294967

Good first mods would be Macht Schnell filter, Rogue pulley and GIAC software which can provide gains of close to 30hp and can be performed in a matter of hours. Exhaust upgrades can release some hidden hp afterwards.

Moving onto aesthetics, most will lower the car with H&R or RD Sport springs combined with spacers to push the wheels out to the fenders. We have a reference thread here that shows some different examples on spacer thicknesses and what to expect: http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=262054

I would recommend waiting until the 1200mi service is completed before performing any mods, getting a feel for the car beforehand.

Here's a link to our journal, this shows the progress from the beginning to present state on our 2008 Sparkling Graphite M3: http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=150287

We'll be here when needed - but it sure doesn't hurt to plan in advance.
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Tom and Jesal are right the Rouge SSK is the way to go. Enjoy the new M3

Here is a link to two Silverstone II M3's that we just did-
http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthr...ilver+standard

http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=302334
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Just ordered my 2010 m3 6MT in silverstone metallic. Thinking of getting a short throw shifter. Is it worth it? If so, any recommendations on where to obtain and who should install.

Any other easy, low-cost, minor modiifications you would recommend?
I've got a SSII 6MT with Fox Red interior. I've got the UUC SSK, which is very precise and secure feeling and does indeed shorten the throw and speed the shifts.

Unless you have specifice performance goals then I wouldn't recommend further mods. I autocross my car and I've installed the following mods:
UUC SSK
  • Dinan Stage II suspension kit (spring and camber plates with supporting parts)
  • 4.10 final drive ratio
  • Dinan ECU flash
  • Macht Schnell air filter
  • Dinan throttle bodies
  • Active Autowerke Signature exhaust

I live at 5400 ft above sea level, so I'm still not realizing much out of my throttle bodies and ECU. I hope that my dyno tuner will get the software for the M3 so that I can tune for my altitude and mods.

My dealer installed all my mods.

If you've got some goals in mind, then maybe we can recommend some mods specific to your needs. Generally, as is, the M3 is great right out of the box and doesn't need mods for most street driving.

For "easy and low cost", you can't beat a high performance filter, which is under $100 and takes minutes to install while yielding several hp on a stock car. The SSK is actually a pretty "hard" install for the mechanic, which I wouldn't recommend as a DIY. My mechanic was cursing and said it was a 3+ hour job, with tight clearances and a lot of contortions on his part.

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SSK is nice. I have the Rogue Engineering one as well, and although it only shortens the shift a little bit the precision feels greatly improved.
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Congrats on the new M. There are a few shifters on the market that will satisfy your needs. I strongly suggest doing your research before making your own decision. Looking for feedback from actual customers is also recommended.

Enjoy the car!
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Congrats on the new M. There are a few shifters on the market that will satisfy your needs. I strongly suggest doing your research before making your own decision. Looking for feedback from actual customers is also recommended.

Enjoy the car!
Completely agree with that Omar!
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Completely agree with that Omar!
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There are some pretty extensive threads about the Rogue, UUC and AA. Anyone considering buying should review those.
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^ yup, yup.

Here's a link to one of my favorite ssk threads where I learned so much about it: http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthr...&highlight=ssk

Good luck!
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      10-01-2009, 10:24 AM   #17
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congrats on the M!!

i was gonna get a Dinan one as i had one in my past 2 M's but i guess they don't make one now for this car

after reading alot i am gonna go with the RE SSK
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I'm in market for SSK as well. But I want to buy something LESS NOTCH than stock. I tried AA and it was pretty notch and stiff. Does RE SSK have softer shifting feel than stock?
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I'm in market for SSK as well. But I want to buy something LESS NOTCH than stock. I tried AA and it was pretty notch and stiff. Does RE SSK have softer shifting feel than stock?
Feel free to stop by and take a test feel in our M3 when time permits. We'll also be at the Pacific BMW meet in Glendale on Sunday.
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I am quite happy with my AA SSK. Has a nice solid feel to it, much better than stock
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I am quite happy with my AA SSK. Has a nice solid feel to it, much better than stock
Same here

Let me know your area so I can recommend an installer.
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