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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 Fri, May-03-2019, 08:12:55 PM   #41
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iirc, he offers "ultra" and "autocross" designs. the "ultra" uses the traditional ball-in-cup (like OE) and the "autocross" is a metal bearing, similar to UUC.
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iirc, he offers "ultra" and "autocross" designs. the "ultra" uses the traditional ball-in-cup (like OE) and the "autocross" is a metal bearing, similar to UUC.
Oh interesting. I was going to guess “autocross” version maybe had a taller lever.
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Oh interesting. I was going to guess “autocross” version maybe had a taller lever.


Nope, the auto cross is not super stiff at first due to requiring break in. It’s everything someone would want, the only reason to not go with the Autocross is if it’s out of budget as it’s about double the price as the ultra or other shift kits


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Ron will build whatever you want. You just gotta tell him. He built me a 45% kit. I told him SMG shifts are usually gonna be a 20% so I gotta be faster than that
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i did the 330d lever option, which is dirt cheap, and i think like a 30% reduction. i have the stock knob because it's the right height with the arm rest. i also did ECS rebuild kit with delrin. i wish i would have got the additional delrin mount for the rear support from turner. maybe the next time i drop the exhaust i'll have one ready.

it all seems like stock, but better. never driven a car with an autosolutions kit.
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Nope, the auto cross is not super stiff at first due to requiring break in. It’s everything someone would want, the only reason to not go with the Autocross is if it’s out of budget as it’s about double the price as the ultra or other shift kits
well mine is a 40% reduction which is short throws. meaning more force needed. mine was not “super stiff” nor would i classify it as stiff at all. it was precise.
so this “Autocross” version cost like $700??
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well mine is a 40% reduction which is short throws. meaning more force needed. mine was not “super stiff” nor would i classify it as stiff at all. it was precise.

so this “Autocross” version cost like $700??


Sorry, stiff was the wrong wording, meant the Autocross requires less force and is extremely precise. It ran $599 plus tax I believe


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Amazing on track - no ambiguity about being in gear

That and RE trans mounts is a killer combo to clean the slop IMO
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Sorry, stiff was the wrong wording, meant the Autocross requires less force and is extremely precise. It ran $599 plus tax I believe


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Do you have the auto-x? Just wondering what it's like vs. my Ultra. Ron indicated it's WAY better -

It sounds awesome - I'm always up for making the switch it its that much better.
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It sounds awesome - I'm always up for making the switch it its that much better.


I haven’t driven the ultra but yes my auto x is amazing


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