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Garagistic Adjustable DSSR Product Release: Design, Features, and Install Guide

by Matthew Ibrahim 09 Jul 2021 0 Comments

The Garagistic Adjustable DSSR: Overview

The Details

We know most of you guys have been waiting for the much anticipated re-release of the adjustable DSSR design. Well, we are proud to announce its here and better then ever. First off, we want to thank everyone for their patience and support through the prototype and design process.

As they say, great things take time, and our adjustable DSSR is no exception. During the design phase we wanted to revisit some of the initial design considerations for a more improved product which offers better adjustability and add some key features based on the feedback we had gotten. As you all know, we here at Garagistic prototype, design, and produce our product line on our in-house state of the art equipment like our 3D scanner, printer, CNC mills and CNC lathes. This uniquely gives us the rather exclusive ability to change and refine product features to ensure you receive the best products possible at affordable prices! 


Garagistic Adjustable DSSRs come in two adjustment styles: Single and Double adjustment variations.

What does each DSSR include?

Double adjustment version includes:

  • 1x Long adjustment Shifter side fork side
    • Exclusive tolerance designed to fit OEM shifters and Garagistic solid shifters
  • 1x Long adjustment Transmission Side 
    • Exclusive tolerance designed to fit OEM transmission shifter joints and Garagistic bearing joints.
  • 2x Double threaded rod hex adjuster
    • Adds another range of fine adjustment on both ends
  • 1x Threaded rod
    • Comes in many sizes
    • Size dictates amount of adjustment 
    • 2x Precision M8 bolts for DSSR ends
    • 2x Precision M6 shoulder bolts for locking feature

    Single adjustment version includes:

    • 1x Long adjustment Shifter side fork side
      • Exclusive tolerance designed to fit OEM shifters and Garagistic solid shifters
    • 1x Long adjustment Transmission Side 
      • Exclusive tolerance designed to fit OEM transmission shifter joints and Garagistic bearing joints.
    • 1x Double threaded rod hex adjuster
      • Adds another range of fine adjustment on only 1 end
    • 1x Threaded rod
      • Comes in many sizes
      • Size dictates amount of adjustment (about 25mm avg)
    • 2x Precision M8 bolts for DSSR ends
    • 2x Precision M6 shoulder bolts for locking feature


    If your driveshaft is equipped with a harmonic balancer, we offer an Offset Selector Joint to allow clearance for your selector rod. CLICK HERE TO CHECK IT OUT


    Check back here for link next week.



    • Question: Why choose an adjustable DSSR over a solid version?
      • Answer: Allows you to use the same DSSR with different motor/transmission combinations. Also may be adjusted to fit uncommon engine/transmission combinations. Let's you fine tune you shifter position in your center console.
    •  Question: What material are these made of?
      • Answer: Billet 6061 Aluminum
    •  Question: How much adjustment does the adjustable DSSR have?
      • Answer: ~5mm - 25mm of adjustability.

    Install Related Questions

    • Question: What tools are needed for install?
      • Answer:
      • 5mm Allen Socket + Ratchet
      • 9/64in Allen Key
      • Flat Head/Philips Head Screwdriver
      • Pliers (optional)
    • Question: Is there a difference between the two fork ends?
      • Answer: Yes. Look for identification marks or labels. 
    • Question: How do I adjust the DSSR?
      • Answer: We have all the details for how to adjust your Garagistic Adjustable DSSR in this video.
    • Question: Can I make adjustments with the DSSR still attached to the car?
      • Answer: Yes; although we do recommend making adjustments to the adjustable DSSR while it is out of the car.
    • Question: How do I tighten the DSSR after adjusting?
      • Answer: To tighten the DSSR after adjusting, you will need to line up the slot on the adjustable ends with the slot in the center rod and insert the pin provided. Secure it with the 9/64in allen screw and Philips head screwdriver. Tighten the bolt to ~20in/lbs.
    • Question: Should I use Loctite on the retaining screws to prevent them from backing out?
      • Answer: We recommend using blue Loctite on the threads to prevent them from backing out.
    • Question: What is the socket size of the retaining screws?
      • Answer: The small retaining screws on the ends are 9/64in hex screws.
    • Question: What is the torque spec on the adjustment bolts? 
      • Answer: 20in/lbs
    • Question: Should I apply grease to the threaded portion of the DSSR?
      • Answer: You do not need to add grease to the DSSR. We ship the DSSR with anti-seize already applied.

    Fitment Related Questions

    • Question: Which adjustable DSSR length do I need? 
      • Answer: You will need to measure hole to hole, from the selector joint to the hole on the bottom of the shifter rod (when in desired neutral position) *attach link to measurement photo! 
    • Question: Will this work with all BMWs? 
      • Answer: This will fit on most BMW's but refer to our online application guide found here. If you prefer you can reach out with year/make/model to confirm fitment.
    • Question: Will this work with E30's running a vibration dampener?
      • Answer: No, this will not work with E30's equipped with vibration dampeners due to clearance.
    • Question: Will this work with the Garagistic shifters? How about other  shifters on the market? 
      • Answer: Yes, this will work with all Garagistic shifters as well as most aftermarket shifters; as long as they resemble the OEM shifter style.
    • Question: Will it work for 24v swapped E30's using a Getrag 260?
      • Answer: At the moment, this will not work with 24v swapped E30's with a Getrag 260.
    • Question: Will this clear my guibo?
      • Answer: If your factory selector rod has a bend in it, you may encounter fitment issues with the DSSR, but refer to our online application guide found here. If you prefer you can reach out with year/make/model to confirm fitment.
    • Question: My stock selector rod has a bend in it, will this DSSR have a bend as well?
      • Answer: At the moment, we are not offering bent variations but we do intend on introducing them in the near future.
    • Question: Will it work with non-BMW transmissions? 
      • Answer: No. This will not work on non-BMW transmissions.NO




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