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Old 02-11-2011, 08:35 PM   #1
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e36 Short shifter question

I'm currently looking for a short shifter for my e36. I really like the uuc short shifter with the dssr but I was wondering if there are other short shifters out there that are the same or close to the feel of the uuc for less money?
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Old 02-11-2011, 10:41 PM   #2
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I'm currently looking for a short shifter for my e36. I really like the uuc short shifter with the dssr but I was wondering if there are other short shifters out there that are the same or close to the feel of the uuc for less money?
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None that I know of really come close. The UUC shifter is machined so well and the pivot is actually moved up. It also uses bearings instead of bushings.

The adjustability is nice too.
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Old 02-12-2011, 12:13 PM   #3
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there are cheaper alternatives to the uuc kit but nothing with the same feel. I have one of the cheaper ones and actually prefer it alot more. its a super short throw though.
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Old 02-12-2011, 09:07 PM   #4
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there are cheaper alternatives to the uuc kit but nothing with the same feel. I have one of the cheaper ones and actually prefer it alot more. its a super short throw though.
thanks for both of the responses. which kit do you have on your car?
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thanks for both of the responses. which kit do you have on your car?
its doogee's old one actually, i believe its one of richies? im not entirely sure
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Old 02-12-2011, 09:27 PM   #6
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i have richies and i like it, at first it feels super short but its super nice, and with stock height it allows you to move from the shifter to the wheel quicker, i've had it for several mo's still good. It's bushing not bearing.
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Old 02-12-2011, 11:42 PM   #7
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i have richies and i like it, at first it feels super short but its super nice, and with stock height it allows you to move from the shifter to the wheel quicker, i've had it for several mo's still good. It's bushing not bearing.
when you shift does it feel stiff or hard to put into gear at all? also how much do they usually go for?

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well due to the leverage it is a little harder to shift but i dont mind it personally. U have to ask richie, if he still has them, i think they were $80, well worth it imo
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Old 02-13-2011, 02:09 PM   #9
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well due to the leverage it is a little harder to shift but i dont mind it personally. U have to ask richie, if he still has them, i think they were $80, well worth it imo
Thanks I will pm richie
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I'm running a B & M ss, pretty happy with it
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I'm running a B & M ss, pretty happy with it
whats the throw like on it?
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if I recall correctly Richie's shifters are pretty much identical to the B&M ones (actually the same supplier I think) it's a nice piece for the price.
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Old 02-14-2011, 11:56 AM   #13
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Old 02-14-2011, 12:10 PM   #14
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Ive got the B&M on my car, its pretty nice. i was looking for a more mechanical feel, but it feels like stock. just shorter and more smooth. now im thinking about getting the UUC. The b&M is great, but just not the feel i am looking for.
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Old 02-14-2011, 05:53 PM   #15
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Before buying, read through this thread. not trying to hate on uuc or anything, just think you might want to be aware. I know it's all in the eye of the beholder, and I'm sure the majority of people have no problems with the uuc. Heck I might still buy one if I find a good used one. Rogue engineering is said to be the most respected...and most expensive..you make the call.

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