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Old 12-28-2009, 10:13 AM   #1
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Rich's SSK feedback?

Hey guys,
Rich (richie_s999) offered to sell me a SSK and I had a few questions about it.

Throw reduction?
How notchy is it?
How short?
Pics?
Any feedback from those who have it?
Difficulty of installation?

Feel free to chime in about everything/anything regarding this setup.
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Old 12-28-2009, 10:25 AM   #2
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I used to have one in my car.

Throw reduction: Felt like 1/2 compared to stock.
How notchy is it: Notchy, but I nice notchy.
How short: Not a ton shorter than stock.

Installing was alright. There is a cup that slips in to the shift carrier. The hard part is getting the C-clip around the bottom with the driveshaft in. But it's very doable.

I was overall pretty happy with it, I only took it out because I got a good deal on an EVO3.
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Old 12-28-2009, 03:13 PM   #3
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I have it, It's a bit notchy but that might be because I didn't have a shift knob all year till the e30 meet I like the throws but be warned it IS quite short...Get a weighted knob and you are good to go IMO.
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Old 12-28-2009, 03:39 PM   #4
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I have it, It's a bit notchy but that might be because I didn't have a shift knob all year till the e30 meet I like the throws but be warned it IS quite short...Get a weighted knob and you are good to go IMO.
how is it compared to the z4 in the beater?
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Old 12-28-2009, 05:01 PM   #5
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i just installed it on my dads e30 yesterday and it's really nice. it's very tight and short throws. it is a little notchy like others said but not in a bad way.
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Old 12-28-2009, 08:30 PM   #6
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how is it compared to the z4 in the beater?
Lol lets just say when first drving the beater I thought the shifter was stock..
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Old 12-29-2009, 01:36 AM   #7
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I got it off him maybe in November.
Installed pretty easy, lol hard part is taking out the oem.
Installs a breeze, shift is reall short. Need a weighted knob.
Make sure you grease the shit out of the bushings...helps in the cold.

OTHERWISE its great.
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Old 04-13-2010, 09:27 PM   #8
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got one, love it.
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Old 04-15-2010, 10:20 PM   #9
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The throw is quite short ... and I have a Sparco ball shift knob on it too.

The kit is awesome. Complete with all the possible clips. Much better than what I replaced that's for sure! It is quite short of a throw though. I was hoping for about 30% reduction, this is more of a 50%. It will take some getting used to.

Easy to install but that was because my tranny was out and on the floor. I see it being a PITA if done in a parking lot but with a hoist even with the DS in place, it should be no more than an hr worth of work.

Good guy to deal with!
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Old 04-16-2010, 12:12 AM   #10
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I also have one of these SSK's. It works great. Went in really easily, cuts throws to half, I use a uuc weighted shift knob and once broken in is awesome.
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Old 04-16-2010, 10:59 PM   #11
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i have doogees old one, i think, i really really like it. i also went from 328 ssk to a 325 so that helped. but i think it feels great and performs well
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Old 07-18-2010, 01:10 AM   #12
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Will this fit on an e30 M3 (dogleg)?
And send me the cost to ship to Iceland!
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Old 07-19-2010, 12:01 AM   #13
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What's the difference between a regular knob and a weighted shift knob? Why do you need a weighted shift knob for this SSK?

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Old 07-19-2010, 02:20 AM   #14
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What's the difference between a regular knob and a weighted shift knob? Why do you need a weighted shift knob for this SSK?

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difference is all in the feel.
dont need to have a weighted knob, the shift just feels different, its a bit easier to throw, non weighted has a very notchy feel to it, all a matter of preference
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Old 07-19-2010, 07:26 AM   #15
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my BMW knob (not weighted) won't sit on this set up properly. Apparantly there needs to be a groove on the shaft that the knob snaps into...so getting a weighted knob wouldn't do anything to help this issue?

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difference is all in the feel.
dont need to have a weighted knob, the shift just feels different, its a bit easier to throw, non weighted has a very notchy feel to it, all a matter of preference
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