View Full Version : Need help finding short shifter...

04-21-2004, 03:54 AM
Heya all, i have a 1991 e30 318is and i really want a short shifter. I know you can buy a shifter or an adapter... check out this link and tell me if you think it will work on my car!

Ebay shortshifter (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=6763&item=2474273508&rd=1&ssPageName=WDVW )

04-21-2004, 05:17 AM
i think that I may have one Motronix Short shifter lying around... pm or email me...


04-21-2004, 07:04 AM
spend the extra buck.. bavauto.com had a whole kit with bushings, lever, rod, everything! it's the only way to improve the shifting over stock.

04-21-2004, 02:07 PM
I have the bavarian auto sport short shift and its amazing and still working 6 years later:P

04-22-2004, 01:40 PM
I also have the Bavauto short throw...I absolutly love it. By far one of the best mods I have made.*th-up*

04-22-2004, 01:56 PM
Step up to the best and get a UUC Motorwerks EVO3 kit. I have sold and used all of them and the new EVO3 really is the industry standard! The throws are lighter effort than the other kits and it is soooo smooth!


04-22-2004, 01:59 PM
which kit from bavauto is best for your money? A, B, or C

04-22-2004, 02:14 PM
I went Kit "C" it Has the entire linkage, bushings, rod etc. makes really nice shifts.

04-22-2004, 03:16 PM
should i get lowering springs or a short shift kit first?

04-22-2004, 03:44 PM
Lowering springs and SSK's are two total different mods. You could pick up a Z4 3.0l shifter with OEM bushings for $60. This will be a notchy and very short shift.

When you do lowering springs, there are other costs. When you drop your car, you will want to have upgraded shocks. Also, you should replace other stuff while you are there, i.e. Rear shock moutns and bushings. Suspension modification will cost much more than the Z4 SSK.

Good luck.


04-22-2004, 03:49 PM
LOL, my shifter costed about 1/20th of what my suspension did.

My Z4 3.0 shifter is quite notchy, I love it.

04-22-2004, 08:31 PM
you guys like to spend da coin, eh!


04-22-2004, 08:38 PM
Originally posted by punnzzells
you guys like to spend da coin, eh!


Comes with the modding hobby.:rolleyes:

04-23-2004, 07:13 AM
if you going with a ssk go with oem parts either a z4 3.0 lever if you like the shift knob lower or try a m-coupe shifter for a taller shifter i know that is waht i will put in my car as you can shift quicker if the shifter is higher up (ie closer to your hand)


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