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11-29-2003, 04:24 AM
next week.. just curious which would be the best short shift kit? thanks

11-29-2003, 05:51 AM
Ive looked into the UCC Evo III. Iits around $300 I think. What I was told that although a SS reduces the throw by 30-40%, it increases the strength required to shift. I drove an e46 with a UCC SS and it was definetely harder to shift and less smooth than the stock. I personally wouldnt bother with a SS. Thats just my opinion.

11-29-2003, 06:10 AM
I have never liked the feel of ss kits. I think the stock setup on our 6-speeds is just fine as it is.

11-29-2003, 07:09 AM

11-29-2003, 11:27 AM
I agree with the complaints of stiffness, but my SSK from Autosoultions, it's a custom kit cosisting of the delux kit with the adjustable lever added. With the lever set at it's min position the shift throws are shorter than stock the feel is improved but the effort is not much more than stock.

11-29-2003, 11:27 AM
to comment on what was said below - anytime you reduce throw (increase speed) you will increase effort - fulcrums and levers from Jr. high physics.
The "notchiness" is really not in the shifter so much as in the transmission itself so there is not all that much you can do with an SSK to get rid of it.
What an SSK will do is make the shifts shorter, fast and more positive while increasing the effort a bit - purely a personal choice. I have a UUC SSK in my car, driving a stock stick after mine feels like driving a truck with a broken shifter.
If you want more musings on the subject and reviews of a couple different kits click my signature and go to the "reviews" page.
The en-vogue kits these days are UUC, AutoSolutions and Rogue. UUC has a brand new kit out now which I have not tried, but like I said, I'm very happy with the old version.<br><br><br><br><a href=""><img src="" border=0></a><br><br>

11-29-2003, 11:33 PM
get to customize it the way you want it.

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