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more to it than the MZ3 shifter... and 20% more! (archive)

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Posted by Rob Levinson on June 13, 1999 at 00:30:21:

In Reply to: Re: 2.8 vs MZ shifter swap posted by SMar on June 12, 1999 at 07:09:08:

Besides the compound bend (not just a simple bend), we add a "structural crimp" that eliminates the residual play from the rubber-injection-molded two-part factory lever. This ensures that the lever starts tight and stays tight, very similar to the unique lever from the 850i.

There are other reasons to use the ERK... besides the dramatic reduction in effort, it re-aligns the shift linkage correctly. Otherwise, off-axis forces can add to shift effort and may potentially increase shift knuckle wear. See www.shortshifter.com for complete details.

Also, for the M Roadster and Z3 2.8, we make a unique shift adapter that gives shifts 15% or 20% (selectable) shorter than the M Roadster. Details at the web site.

- Rob Levinson UUC Motorwerks


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