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      01-03-2020, 11:05 AM   #89
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Just received my AS SSK. 22.5% reduction, stock height, 80a bushing.

Anyone know the average install cost? Planning to take to a local dealer.
Had a few shops around me quote $300-400 for the install of the SSK. I did the UCP myself (super easy comparatively).
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I have no "slop" after installing the kit. IMHO these is no need for the Turner bushings
Excellent. Exactly what I was hoping to hear. Thanks!
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Mine took 3hrs, others say 2 so somewhere about there.

The exhaust and heat sheilds and prop shaft have to come off for a start.
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Excellent. Exactly what I was hoping to hear. Thanks!
Me too, there couldn't be any less slop with the AS kit.

The Turner bushing seems odd.

The front two bushes are where the shift cradle is attached to the gearbox. This is what provides the direct action feel.

The rear bush is where the cradle is mounted to the chassis. Stiffening this will pass engine / gearbox vibration to the chassis unnecessarily.
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Just received my AS SSK. 22.5% reduction, stock height, 80a bushing.

Anyone know the average install cost? Planning to take to a local dealer.
My dealer would not install it. Local indy shop charged $150.00.
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Someone asked me for thoughts on the AS SSK. Here goes:

I like it. 20% reduction is as high as I would recommend (I think much shorter throws may make it difficult to get gear engagement feedback, especially at the track). I chose the 80a+ bushing. I received only one bushing from Ron (mistake - should have been two). This was found when the car was already on the lift, exhaust down, etc. Ron apologized and recommended placing his bushing on the driver's side and leaving the OE bushing on the right side. In terms of noise, there was a slight whirling sound at the beginning (expected, as described by Ron). Either I got used to it or it has quieted down after a couple hundred miles. There's enough noise coming from the clutch engagement/disengagement and differential in this car that, to me, make any minor shifter noise irrelevant. I have no regrets.

I hope this helps.
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Someone asked me for thoughts on the AS SSK. Here goes:

I like it. 20% reduction is as high as I would recommend (I think much shorter throws may make it difficult to get gear engagement feedback, especially at the track). I chose the 80a+ bushing. I received only one bushing from Ron (mistake - should have been two). This was found when the car was already on the lift, exhaust down, etc. Ron apologized and recommended placing his bushing on the driver's side and leaving the OE bushing on the right side. In terms of noise, there was a slight whirling sound at the beginning (expected, as described by Ron). Either I got used to it or it has quieted down after a couple hundred miles. There's enough noise coming from the clutch engagement/disengagement and differential in this car that, to me, make any minor shifter noise irrelevant. I have no regrets.

I hope this helps.
That someone was me. Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback.

I'm close to a decision, just not sure about the choice of bushings. Seems even with the 80a+ bushings you still got noticeable amount of NVH, but at a level I would likely be fine with as well. Curious if the other style bushings would've amplified the whirring sound more.

Is there any more slop or play with the 80a+ bushings?

Thanks
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Just received my AS SSK. 22.5% reduction, stock height, 80a bushing.

Anyone know the average install cost? Planning to take to a local dealer.
I think I was charged for 2 hrs. No more than 2.5
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I think I'm going to go with the Circuit Sphere..

Once I sell my Ashiko..
Nice shifter. Will this fit the M2, or do you need an adapter/extension?
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Nice shifter. Will this fit the M2, or do you need an adapter/extension?
All their shift knobs for any BMW need the adaptor to convert from the smooth push on BMW shifter to the threaded Raceseng fitment.
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Nice shifter. Will this fit the M2, or do you need an adapter/extension?
Their adapter is more solid than the OEM one...

Rock solid, no play
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Their adapter is more solid than the OEM one...

Rock solid, no play
Yes it is, the machining is spot on an the tolerances perfect to avoid any play.
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Anyone know where to buy another shift boot? I broke mine and the shift knob still wont come out of the plastic ring lol. I figured it would be easier to just super glue the shifter back on since the wires won't come out and just use a new boot than destroy this shift knob/boot anymore.

Also this has been reiterated throughout the entire thread but the AS SSK + UCP are definitely worth it. The UCP was really weird at first but it is much more comfortable than the normal clutch position. The only thing I don't really like about the UCP is that it is kinda slippery.

I got the SSK with 20% reduction, which I kind of wish I got a little less, but it is definitely the highest I would go. I also got a 10mm drop which is perfect for raceseng shift knobs, since I felt it was a little too high on the OEM shifter.
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Anyone know where to buy another shift boot? I broke mine and the shift knob still wont come out of the plastic ring lol. I figured it would be easier to just super glue the shifter back on since the wires won't come out and just use a new boot than destroy this shift knob/boot anymore.

Also this has been reiterated throughout the entire thread but the AS SSK + UCP are definitely worth it. The UCP was really weird at first but it is much more comfortable than the normal clutch position. The only thing I don't really like about the UCP is that it is kinda slippery.

I got the SSK with 20% reduction, which I kind of wish I got a little less, but it is definitely the highest I would go. I also got a 10mm drop which is perfect for raceseng shift knobs, since I felt it was a little too high on the OEM shifter.
So if you ordered stock height, the Raceseng shifter would sit higher, is that correct?
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So if you ordered stock height, the Raceseng shifter would sit higher, is that correct?
Not necessarily...Depends on the shift knob.

They all have specs listed. measure your OEM and then look at the ones your interested in..

I switched to this one:

https://www.raceseng.com/rondure-met...w-shifter-arm#

For me the additional height and shape was perfect. It also is 1.8 lbs
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Not necessarily...Depends on the shift knob.

They all have specs listed. measure your OEM and then look at the ones your interested in..

I switched to this one:

https://www.raceseng.com/rondure-met...w-shifter-arm#

For me the additional height and shape was perfect. It also is 1.8 lbs
I'm interested in this shift knob. Any pics of it installed?
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So if you ordered stock height, the Raceseng shifter would sit higher, is that correct?
Not necessarily...Depends on the shift knob.

They all have specs listed. measure your OEM and then look at the ones your interested in..

I switched to this one:

https://www.raceseng.com/rondure-met...w-shifter-arm#

For me the additional height and shape was perfect. It also is 1.8 lbs
I second that. I have the same knob and love it. Those looking for pics check page 2, I have few pics posted.
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Not necessarily...Depends on the shift knob.

They all have specs listed. measure your OEM and then look at the ones your interested in..

I switched to this one:

https://www.raceseng.com/rondure-met...w-shifter-arm#

For me the additional height and shape was perfect. It also is 1.8 lbs
Is the adapter on the Rondure on the Raceseng website the one which will be needed for M2s. If so, any problem with the boot install?
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So if you ordered stock height, the Raceseng shifter would sit higher, is that correct?
Yep what he said on it depends which one. Since the ones with ology cores will most likely sit higher than their regular slammer counterparts. The vert ones will probably be taller, but I've never used those before.
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Is the adapter on the Rondure on the Raceseng website the one which will be needed for M2s. If so, any problem with the boot install?
Depends on which shifter your car came with probably. Mine wouldn't come off, but I had the shift knob that is supposed to light up or something, but that feature was never installed/wired in. If its the regular shift knob I think you just have to take the clip out. Mine had the wires and clips inside the plastic ring.
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Anyone know where to buy another shift boot? I broke mine and the shift knob still wont come out of the plastic ring lol. I figured it would be easier to just super glue the shifter back on since the wires won't come out and just use a new boot than destroy this shift knob/boot anymore.

Also this has been reiterated throughout the entire thread but the AS SSK + UCP are definitely worth it. The UCP was really weird at first but it is much more comfortable than the normal clutch position. The only thing I don't really like about the UCP is that it is kinda slippery.

I got the SSK with 20% reduction, which I kind of wish I got a little less, but it is definitely the highest I would go. I also got a 10mm drop which is perfect for raceseng shift knobs, since I felt it was a little too high on the OEM shifter.
I've modded and fitted 2 x BMW shift knob / boots no problem.

Can you post any pictures of your issue? Maybe I can help?

The BMW shift knobs and boots are one piece plastic-welded together. They are purchased as a single item from BMW.

The knob has to be broken off the ring that is glued into the shift boot. This leaves the ring in place which cannot be removed from the boot fabric.

I then used a 20mm drill bit by hand to open up the ring so it fitted over the raceseng adapter post, then the new knob just screws down over the top of the boot covering the ring.
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