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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 Tue, Jan-09-2018, 07:35:57 PM   #1
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Hello everyone I have had the CaE shifter installed by a friend of mine this weekend. Overall I can tell that the shifter is great and I will be daily driving it. It feels different after the smg but I am trying to get used to it. Even though my smg transmission was working perfectly I wanted to feel the car as manual.

We were able to do the coding and everything works as it should be...Also bellhousing was not machined so I could tell that with CaE you do not need it.

We were able to get everything work as it should.

The only issue I have right now which I would love some insight from you is when I load the car around 5500 rpm car slighlty shutters and it picks up later.

The car has a stage 4 dinan tune and we kept that during coding. Car was working perfect before the swap with the smg. So I do not think its a parts issue like coils or sparkplugs etc.

Only thing that comes in my mind is that the stage 4 tune was also accompanied by dinan smg tune. Now the car is a manual transmission so I am thinking the stage 4 tune might have been altered for an smg vehicle?

Any thoughts insight would be much appreciates.

I am trying to upload the issue of the video and also couple of pics for the shifter.http://cloud.tapatalk.com/s/5a5518f6...234059_809.mp4

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Is it worth the big price tag? Not being sarcastic in any manor, I'm really just curious if it's worth the cost; I was thinking of getting the RTD version because it's slightly more affordable.
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Is it worth the big price tag? Not being sarcastic in any manor, I'm really just curious if it's worth the cost; I was thinking of getting the RTD version because it's slightly more affordable.
I liked the CaE so far but I doubt there would be a ton of difference between the RTD. You can get the RTD...the only reason I got CaE is because I did not machine my bellhousing and needed a lockout version and at that point decided to go with CaE

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I liked the CaE so far but I doubt there would be a ton of difference between the RTD. You can get the RTD...the only reason I got CaE is because I did not machine my bellhousing and needed a lockout version and at that point decided to go with CaE

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Gotcha, makes sense. I have seen a couple things where guys have had to machine a bit to get the lockout on the RTD version to function. A lockout isn't an issue for me so luckily that is not a factor in my determination.
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Gotcha, makes sense. I have seen a couple things where guys have had to machine a bit to get the lockout on the RTD version to function. A lockout isn't an issue for me so luckily that is not a factor in my determination.
To be honest I think both are great products and depending on budget and preferences you can not go wrong with any of them.

Have any idea why I am experiencing the issue I stated?

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To be honest I think both are great products and depending on budget and preferences you can not go wrong with any of them.

Have any idea why I am experiencing the issue I stated?

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I'm no tuning expert but if I had to take an educated guess; the tune is written for an SMG, now it's not finding the SMG and I think that's throwing the computer for a loop. I know when you buy many plug and play tunes they ask if it's for an SMG or a 6-speed. Have you contacted Dinan about it?
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I'll admit being naive with no experience using these, but for the guys that have these on a DD, does it feel like you're driving a tractor trailer with that height? From online videos, the machined quality looks like it gives great shifting ability, but I don't know if I could get over the increased height. I could definitely understand this in a track car.
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I'll admit being naive with no experience using these, but for the guys that have these on a DD, does it feel like you're driving a tractor trailer with that height? From online videos, the machined quality looks like it gives great shifting ability, but I don't know if I could get over the increased height. I could definitely understand this in a track car.

Makes sense if you drive with two hands on the wheel. You’ll hate it if you use your armrest since you’ll need to move your whole arm to shift.



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I'll admit being naive with no experience using these, but for the guys that have these on a DD, does it feel like you're driving a tractor trailer with that height? From online videos, the machined quality looks like it gives great shifting ability, but I don't know if I could get over the increased height. I could definitely understand this in a track car.
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