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E46 330 Dual Oval Shifter Kit (03/2003+)


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E46 330 DUAL OVAL SHIFTER KIT (03/2003+)

This is our complete E46 dual oval shifter bushing rebuild kit designed specifically for the late model BMW E46 330 and similar chassis with a 6-speed transmission. Pairs great with our Supreme Shifter found here.

This kit replaces all of the maintenance items in the factor shifter assembly needed to make it feel fresh again. Our Garagistic Delrin or Aluminum front carrier bushings replace the original rubber bushings (which not only had a lot of "give" but are usually neglected and degrade over time). The rear poly bushing will replace the very soft OEM which is a culprit for a mushy shifter feel and is retrofitted into the thin factory metal housing for reinstallation. When replaced together, these bushings eliminate any side-to-side movement of the aluminum shift carrier. These shifter bushings fit at the front and rear of the aluminum carrier and will not increase vibration or harshness while still improving shifter feel. For best results, we recommend replacing the factory selector joint found on the end of the transmission (25117580281) and upgrading the selector rod to a DSSR.

The DSSR for your E46 can be found below:

E46 330i/330ci - 03/2003+

Each kit consists of:

  • Garagistic E36/46 Polyurethane Rear Carrier Bushing (fits inside 25111222015)
  • Garagistic Oval Shifter Bushings X2 - available in Delrin or Aluminum (25117507695)
  • OEM shifter cup (25111469397 or 25111220600)

What BMW models does this kit fit?

  • E46 330i/330ci - 03/2003+

*330i/330ci models made before March 2003 will need the standard E46 oval shifter bushing kit which can be found here.

If you are unsure, please check your VIN on realoem.com, check the manufacture date of your car on the sticker in the driver side door jam, or email support@garagistic.com

Note on Front Carrier Shifter Bushing Fitment:

One front carrier bushing might fit differently than the other side. Click here to learn why.

Installation of Garagistic Delrin front carrier bushing (round).

Please Note: One bushing might fit different the other bushing. Click here to learn why.
Before staring, there is a certain tool that will make your life alot easier when installing these.
Its a "hook tool" Part number 926572 from Harbor Freight. It can be found here: http://www.harborfreight.com/8-inch-radiator-hose-pick-96572.html . You will use this hook tool to remove the "bitch clip". Buy this tool, it makes the job only take a few seconds.

removal of e30 bitch clip

E30 hook tool

  • The trans should be supported by the jack,
  • Lower the jack down until the jack pad is no longer touching the trans then go up slightly to hold it a small amount. you need to do this to allow the bitch clip to rotate back once its un-clipped.
  • With the hook pointed towards the driver side reach above next to the shift carrier and un-clip it.


Next is the removal of 1 13mm nut at the rear of the shift carrier.

  • Now you will have the shift carrier out of the car.
  • You need to remove the front carrier bushing.
  • Its a rubber bushing with a metal sleeve.

Use a exacto knife or a razor blade to cut the end of.

Once you cut the sleeve off you can push the rubber to the other side to remove it.


Now your shift carrier should be like this (or similar).

Now you may press the Garagistic front carrier bushing in.

garagistic delrin bushings

If you also bought the rear Delrin bushing. The following are the instructions for that.


Installation instructions for Garagistic rear Delrin bushing

Installation requires that the edge on the back of the carrier be grinded down a bit.



You can see the metal file we used in this picture and the Garagistic rear Delrin bushing (can be bought here).


Next step is to burn out the old bushing on the rear carrier bracket.

Hammer in the new Delrin bushing with the chamfered end in first.

It may be a good idea to "dimple" the metal housings after putting the bushing in.This will ensure that the  bushing doesn't slip out the back. Use a punch and hammer for this process.