Garagistic Solid Chassis Mounted Short Shifter - E30, E36, E46
GARAGISTIC SOLID CHASSIS MOUNTED SHORT SHIFTER
Note on stock status: We currently have all components in stock to make these. However, These are very custom and have tons of configurations. In fact, there are nearly 676 different configurations possible. Its not possible to have every combo pre-made ready to go. Each one gets hand assembled to each customers specs. So ship time can be anywhere from 3 - 5 days. Please do not call/email within 30 seconds of placing the order to check status. These are worth the wait, we promise!
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Are you looking for the ultimate in precision shifting and feel? Want to eliminate all slop in the shifter for that tactile mechanical feel and satisfying shift? Look no further than the Garagistic Solid Chassis Mounted Short Shifter! The Garagistic Solid Short Shifter requires no permanent modification to install and is the ultimate short shifter for your BMW! This short shifter provides several significant performance advantages over the factory shifter: less moving pars, stronger design, shorter shifts! It does this by simplifying the shifter system eliminating the need for the aluminum support piece commonly called the "shift carrier". By solid mounting the shifter pivot and base directly to the transmission tunnel this "shift carrier" can be eliminated, getting rid of two mounting points that require bushings thus reducing the points where slop or play can occur.
This shifter paired with a Garagistic DSSR provides the most direct shifting experience possible with virtually no bushings or allowance for slop! Also by raising the pivot point of the shifter up to the trans tunnel height we have significantly shortened the shift distance at the knob. The shifting experience becomes tight, precise, and tactile, providing a definite feeling coming in and out of each gear. This aids in driver confidence and precision shifting especially when in a stress or race environment! With that said the shifter is still pleasant enough to be driven around every day. The Garagistic Chassis Mounted Short Shifter is made from solid billet aluminum and is available with a variety of stalk lengths and shift knob options. Customize your shifter just to your taste with the Garagistic Chassis Solid Mounted Short Shifter!
This shifter must be run with poly or solid upgraded transmission bushings.
Don't forget to pair this shifter with a DSSR!
FEATURES AND SPECS
Solid Billet aluminum construction
precision spherical bearing pivot point
No permanent modifications required for install!
Multiple shift stalk heights available (like OEM, Medium, Tall)
Multiple Shift knobs available (Delrin, Aluminum, Soft, Standard, Vintage, Tall)
Available with OEM style slot rod for compatibility with BMW OEM shift knobs (for short/ like OEM height option only)
Shift knobs available with recess for BMW shift pattern emblem - Emblems sold separately
Will this shifter fit my car?
Will Fit on round transmission tunnel holes between 3 1/4" - 3 3/8" diameter
Fits Most BMW chassis such as: E30, E36, E46, Z3, E39, E34, and many more (some very early model cars will require some modification to the opening in order to properly install the shifter. Please check the opening size based on the dimensions provided above.)
1984 - 1985 E30 Models will require minor trimming of trans tunnel opening with a dremel for installation (opening must be enlarged roughly 1/16")
DOES NOT FIT IX Models
GaragisticChassis Solid Mount Shifter Instructions
After you've removed the factory shifter, get a helper or blocks of wood to help with the bottom ring. No drilling is necessary, the base of the shifter and the bottom ring will sandwich the transmission tunnel.
Solid mount Review and Installation video:
Step 1:If someone is helping with the installation have the helper crawl under vehicle hold the bottom ring against the shifter hole. If attempting to install alone, hold the bottom ring against the shifter hole and wedge in pieces of wood to support the mount. Be sure not the block the hole so the shifter assembly can sit flush from inside the vehicle.
Step 2:Sit in the passenger seat and carefully lower the shifter assembly to its proper position to line up the holes and start with 2 bolts on opposite sides with 3/16 hex socket or T-handle to secure the bottom ring.
Step 3:Once secured start putting in the remaining bolts and tighten in a cross pattern Removable loctite is optional on these bolts.
Step 4:Install your DSSR, if purchased, or the selector rod to set the throw to your preference. This process will take a bit of time and will consist of removing the two 3/32 hex set screws twisting the bottom portion of the shifter to either extend or shorten the throw and removing and reinstalling the pin holding the DSSR or selector rod on the shfiter side multiple times.
Step 5:Once the proper throw has been achieved install the two set screws with a drop of blue loctite. The adjustment part of the lower half of the shifter has to be aligned with the grooved part so the set screws can properly lock in and not damage the threads
Step 6:Go and enjoy your garagisticChassis Solid Mounted Short Shifter!!
HOW TO USE THE THREADED ADAPTER - FOR OEM STYLE SLOT OPTION
The threaded adapter converts our threaded Garagistic shift knob into an OEM style knob that clicks in place with the slot.
In order to install an OEM shift knob onto the shifter, the threaded Garagistic shift knob and adapter has to be removed.
Removal of the threaded adapter requires that you turn the Garagistic shift knob several times to expose about 4 or 5 threads of the adapter.
Then once the Garagistic shift knob has been threaded off this much, the shift knob (with the threaded adapter) will pull right off.
To install an OEM knob, simply click it down into place.
When testing the shifter, with vehicle off, if the shifter does not spring back to the center on its own or if theres any excessive binding within the shifter do not road test the vehicle! Please contact us and we will assist you with any issues.
This instructional guide is intended to provide general information only. We recommend a professional automotive technician install any of our products. In no event shall Garagistic be liable for any special, direct, indirect, consequential, incidental injuries or damages whatsoever.