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bimmers4life Sun, Apr-14-2019 02:12:46 AM

Short shifter
 
Anyone find a solution to the sloppy E46 shifter?

Iíve heard Dinanís is decent, would appreciate any recs to tighten up the shifting during spirited/track use.

Still looking for oem look, not CAE or anything.


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SQ13 Sun, Apr-14-2019 06:19:47 AM

Re: Short shifter
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by bimmers4life (Post 1067945623)
Anyone find a solution to the sloppy E46 shifter?

Iíve heard Dinanís is decent, would appreciate any recs to tighten up the shifting during spirited/track use.

Still looking for oem look, not CAE or anything.


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Have you done a shifter rebuild? I did a shifter rebuild with E60 shift lever install, and it tightened things up and made shifting great.

bimmers4life Sun, Apr-14-2019 01:48:03 PM

Re: Short shifter
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by SQ13 (Post 1067945659)
Have you done a shifter rebuild? I did a shifter rebuild with E60 shift lever install, and it tightened things up and made shifting great.



I have not, thank you for the information. This sounds like a good option.


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11b4 Sun, Apr-14-2019 02:17:57 PM

Re: Short shifter
 
Was going to say, have you rebuilt the shifter assembly? Mine was toast and needed to rebuild. I bought dinan's short shifter though and replaced everything while doing it. Ecs tuning has a nice rebuild kit

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bimmers4life Sun, Apr-14-2019 03:14:07 PM

Re: Short shifter
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by 11b4 (Post 1067945687)
Was going to say, have you rebuilt the shifter assembly? Mine was toast and needed to rebuild. I bought dinan's short shifter though and replaced everything while doing it. Ecs tuning has a nice rebuild kit

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Is there a normal time for when rebuild is necessary? The car has 116k miles, does that seem early for a rebuild?


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FK Sun, Apr-14-2019 03:37:28 PM

Re: Short shifter
 
Two words.

Auto Solutions.

Thank me later.

tjkenny15 Sun, Apr-14-2019 04:19:45 PM

Re: Short shifter
 
^ this

SQ13 Sun, Apr-14-2019 04:21:50 PM

Re: Short shifter
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by bimmers4life (Post 1067945696)
Is there a normal time for when rebuild is necessary? The car has 116k miles, does that seem early for a rebuild?


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I did my rebuild at 79k miles. Made a big difference.

Jaredomin Sun, Apr-14-2019 04:24:14 PM

Re: Short shifter
 
Interested to hear some AS users feedback on long term usage.
When i first bought mine for my e92 it felt way too notchy and stiff. Ive heard they loosen up after some time wondering if there is any truth to that

OldFanatic Sun, Apr-14-2019 06:44:46 PM

Re: Short shifter
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by bimmers4life (Post 1067945696)
Is there a normal time for when rebuild is necessary? The car has 116k miles, does that seem early for a rebuild?

think about it..it goes by shifts and not miles. the amount of shifting and force used is what wears down the bushings/parts. but with 116K miles one can expect many shift throws were done. iíve seen them completely shot before 100k. at a minimum i would do a rebuild/refresh.

the next thing is deciding while youíre in there if to replace with an aftermarket kit. personally i like the Rogue Engineering over UUC, but without question the Auto Solutions kit is the best feel and quality imho.


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