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E46 M3 (2001-2006) Engine: S54 - Max Hp: 333 hp at 7,900 rpm / 262 lb/ft at 4,900 rpm
Total Produced: 45,000+ - Years Produced: 2001 to 2006.


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Old Thu, May-02-2019, 04:21:24 PM   #31
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Got my auto solutions shifter installed and it is simply epic. I went with his auto cross kit and it is amazing. Everyone at the shop was asking about it. Highly recommend this route, I didn’t want a tall shifter either. This still uses my low zcp weighted shift knob


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Did you replace anything else (bushings etc) while you were in there?

What did you actually get w/ your purchase? Lever, carrier, selector rod?
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Did you replace anything else (bushings etc) while you were in there?

What did you actually get w/ your purchase? Lever, carrier, selector rod?
the OP got a different version of the AS kit than me, but my 40% AS kit came with this years ago if this helps

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Old Fri, May-03-2019, 05:42:40 PM   #34
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How hard is the AS install?
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Old Fri, May-03-2019, 05:55:00 PM   #35
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No more than any other SSK install. Smaller hands might find it easier. Getting the sect 1 out of the way makes it a little easier. A lift makes it easier. But, it's not too bad. I like to have some flat head screw drivers to help leverage the clip up and down and push the pins through and line things up.

The thing that is most helpful, IMO, is loosening the tranny brace and lowering the tranny a little bit like even a half inch or so. I support it with a jack.
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No more than any other SSK install.
agreed. key word “Kit” in SSK. a simple lever is not as involved. i had a lift and have done it a few times so knew what to do. first timers expect to take a bit longer with the “b1tch clip”. it’s called that for a reason.
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the OP got a different version of the AS kit than me, but my 40% AS kit came with this years ago if this helps

It's... beautiful.

I guess I'll have to email the owner to see if they still supply this kit. His poor website...
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Got my auto solutions shifter installed and it is simply epic. I went with his auto cross kit and it is amazing. Everyone at the shop was asking about it. Highly recommend this route, I didn’t want a tall shifter either. This still uses my low zcp weighted shift knob

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i've never heard of the autocross kit. the only offerings outside of custom solutions he offered was 20/30/40% reductions. do you know why he started calling them that?
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i've never heard of the autocross kit. the only offerings outside of custom solutions he offered was 20/30/40% reductions. do you know why he started calling them that?


He makes a 20/30/40% kit that he calls his “ultras”. Then he has an Autocross kit that’s about 25%.

Call him on the phone and he will give plenty of detail


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He makes a 20/30/40% kit that he calls his “ultras”. Then he has an Autocross kit that’s about 25%.

Call him on the phone and he will give plenty of detail


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i've spoken to him on the phone before and he built me a custom kit that i like a lot. just curious why he calls the 25% kit an autocross kit
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