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Re: Short shifter for 535- BL/SS? (archive)

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Posted by Bob Hazelwood on March 27, 1999 at 10:32:25:

In Reply to: Short shifter for 535- BL/SS? posted by William Quiles on March 27, 1999 at 09:43:55:

I don't know if it's the "best", but for me it was the best for the money. I have never driven an AC Scnitzer car, but I have driven the Metric Mechanic and one other who's name escapes me. My BL/ss feels smoother and shorter than both. For some reason, I also like the idea that it uses BMW parts, just in case bushings or other small parts need replacement down the line.
Ples, Rob and Ben are Bubbas, which has got to be worth something ;-)
I have the Level 3 with ERK and a Rob Knob in my '93 525i. Installation is as easy as they claim, and easier than I anticipated since I don't usually trust most similar claims. Shifting was a little notchy in the beginning, but after about a week of break in it smoothed out nicely. Effort is of course a bit higher since the whole concept of short shifting essentially changes the lever ratio, but that is unavoidable.

Best regards,
Bob Hazelwood
'93 525i 5-sp
Sharked, BL/ss'd, H&R + Bilsteins
BMW CCA (Boston)
: Hi,

: I think that I read here that the best short shifter is the BL/SS? Is this correct? Is this the one used most by fellow BMW onwers?

: Thanks in advance!

: William
: '91 535i 5-spd, Sharked, K&N (mine)
: '95 525i auto (hers)

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