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Re: Bogus (archive)

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Posted by Dan Latta on February 03, 2001 at 01:08:12:

In Reply to: Bogus posted by Galt on February 02, 2001 at 14:40:10:

I thought it was bogus too but at least he mentioned his affiliation in the article. I've driven a car with the UUC in it and it feels pretty good however I don't know squat about short shifters. I know some people who do know more about it than I do but unfortunately not about the UUC. I have heard an earfull about the others. Lots of comments about poor workmanship, sizing, et cetera.

It's been said that many of the short shifter kits tend to create a premature ending to one's transmission. The shifter is faster than God, whoops, BMW intended and crunches through important things like synchros... I'll shut up now, I don't know what I'm talking about. However, I have seen a tranny pulled apart and all the "nice" chew marks on the synchros from the short shift kits. Damn things sheer off whole bits at a time.

Dan Latta
'87 535is - no short shift, same 'ol sloppy shifter. New bushings didn't do much.
'89 325is - perfect unadulturated garage queen
'00 ML320 - smoooooth Mercedes brand electric typtronic

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