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      10-06-2008, 01:00 PM   #23
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I think it was worth the cost. I didn't like the throw on the stock shifter very much, it was just a bit too long and not precise enough for me. I don't know if they will lower the price on the BMW SSK kit in any foreseeable future, but that is my opinion.

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      10-06-2008, 03:32 PM   #24
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You sure did......It's always good to expand the knowledge with the tap n' die set.
Hope my exhaust gets here soon......if not you down on helping me next weekend?
I'm down. Oh yeah, I ran a 13.2 1/4mi. sat. (shoddy 2.2 60') I doubt it would have been that low without the ssk. I love it. If you don't drive very agressively, you don't REALLY need it. But anybody that knows how a shifter SHOULD feel (performance wise) would know they have to swap the stock one out. Definately want the CDV next.
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      10-07-2008, 02:07 PM   #25
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My CDV should get here this week.
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      11-20-2008, 07:15 PM   #26
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I am in the middle of installing the SSK right now. Before I remove the heat shield, I just wanted to confirm that there isn't anything that is going to become tricky during it's re-installation.

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      11-22-2008, 01:34 PM   #27
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Did you finish it ML?
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      11-22-2008, 02:10 PM   #28
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Did you finish it ML?
I attempted it and it was such a pain in the ass without a lift that i took it to the dealership...
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      11-23-2008, 04:42 PM   #29
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lol yea u definately need a lift. i had a problem getting the two pins underneath out(no instructions), so eric had to help me out.
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Did you finish it ML?
Yes. I finished it that evening. Most of the time after finishing something new, I always feel like it could be done quicker after getting through the initial learning curve. The shifter on this car, however, was a complete PITA and I really don't think I could save any time if I had to do it again. There were no surprises, but it was just a pain.

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      11-29-2008, 10:50 AM   #31
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Yes. I finished it that evening. Most of the time after finishing something new, I always feel like it could be done quicker after getting through the initial learning curve. The shifter on this car, however, was a complete PITA and I really don't think I could save any time if I had to do it again. There were no surprises, but it was just a pain.

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What would you say was the hardest part? did you need any special tools?
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      11-29-2008, 02:03 PM   #32
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What would you say was the hardest part? did you need any special tools?
If you don't have a lift, it will be hell to install. Drive up ramps don't do enough...
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      11-30-2008, 10:34 AM   #33
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If you don't have a lift, it will be hell to install. Drive up ramps don't do enough...
there are these things called floorjacks and jackstands..
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      12-12-2008, 08:09 AM   #34
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What would you say was the hardest part? did you need any special tools?
I did have the car on jack stands with good room under the car to work. Ramps do not provide enough space to work under this car. There were no special tools required and I wouldn't necessarily say that there was a hardest part. It's just that you are working between the tunnel and the driveshaft, so there isn't much room to work. It's a space that is maybe twice the thickness my hands given the insulation in the tunnel, so it was just a PITA.
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      12-12-2008, 11:22 PM   #35
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u guys finding removing the stock knob is a PITA??? im pulling up on it and nothing,,,any special clips u press when pulling i dont really feel any
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      12-13-2008, 09:40 AM   #36
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      12-13-2008, 07:07 PM   #37
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yup i got it...had to really pull lol...and had to do a lot of custom fitting for the M knob to fit like the stock one did..
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      12-23-2008, 03:55 AM   #38
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FWIW, I had my dealer do the install -- it didn't take them very long.

The BMW SSK works great -- no issues. I highly recommend this mod.

Have to agree with that, best 300 I've spent on a mod for my car.
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      12-23-2008, 04:55 AM   #39
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Have to agree with that, best 300 I've spent on a mod for my car.
Ditto, snickity snick!
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      12-23-2008, 06:46 AM   #40
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yup i got it...had to really pull lol...and had to do a lot of custom fitting for the M knob to fit like the stock one did..
got any pics of the stock M knob on the ssk? i really want to get this done but i dont like the look of the ssk knob and boot.
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      01-27-2009, 12:07 AM   #42
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so its about 450 parts
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      05-05-2009, 04:16 PM   #43
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Any updated step by step instructions with pics on this (not the 335i one)? With the GB going on in the commercial forum, people will be looking for this (especially me).
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      05-09-2009, 10:25 AM   #44
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There are going to be a-lot more ssk's floating around and I am sure there are some brave enough to DIY. I would like to but I want to see the process first.
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