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1984 BMW 325e Base Coupe
 
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Shift Linkage

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Manual Transmission Shift Tower Parts

This section contains the vehicles manual transmission shift tower parts.

Buffer Stop for Shift Tower
Buffer Stop for Shift Tower  
 
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Note: Rubber Mount at the back of the shift plate

Meyle
Brand Rating
$4.75

Shift Tower Mount
Shift Tower Mount  
 
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  (2 per car, sold individually)
Note: Metal Block w/ two holes for mounting to shift plate

Meyle
Brand Rating
$8.75

Manual Transmission Shifter Linkages and Parts

Can't find the gear you want? The transmission shifter linkage transfers the gear selections made by the driver to the transmission. If you're having trouble selecting a gear it may be as simple as your linkage.
O-Ring - Shift Rod Joint
AKG Motorsport DTM Shift Selector Rod
AKG Motorsport, founded in 1985, has focused almost exclusively on the BMW marque for over thirty years, putting the knowledge and experience from decades as a race car constructor into their own line of high quality performance bushings, mounts and motorsport products for your BMW. AKG products are manufactured in-house or locally under AKG's direct supervision, using only top-quality materials, such as US military spec polyurethane and 6061 and 7075 T6 aluminum. High quality material and craftsmanship is assured with each and every AKG performance part.
UUC Double Shear Selector Rod
The DSSR redistributes the torsional forces from the pin/bushing interface to the complete face area on both sides of the selector joint. By taking advantage of the strength of steel in the DSSR and the body of the joint, the problem of deformation is eliminated and the movement of the selector rod correlates directly to movement of the selector joint - the only "free play" movement remaining in the shifter assembly is from within the transmission itself. In-gear "free play" is reduced to approximately 10mm total when used with a UUC EVO3 shifter.
The original BMW shifter and all other aftermarket shifters (except UUC which uses deformation-free bearings) contain a plastic bushing similar to the selector joint, and the exact same wear and ovalization causes those shifters to get sloppy. The DSSR permanently fixes these shifters also. The DSSR is compatible with all brand shifters, whether original BMW or other-brand aftermarket. When used with the original BMW shifter or other aftermarket shifters, the amount of "free play" will be greatly reduced but varies by shifter (flexation of the shifter shaft contributes to the total "free play" travel).
While there are other replacement selector rods sold in the aftermarket (including "no tolerance" brass and "heavy" selector rods), none of them will get rid of the slop and "free play" in the BMW shifter assembly. These alternate products are not actually improving the shift feel at all, but are simply rods with alternate geometry (either bent or twisted), an accommodation to make the "universal fit" aftermarket shifters fit properly. These other aftermarket shifters, even with their "heavy" selector rods, will still be as sloppy as the original BMW shifters they are replacing. While the throw may be shorter, the precision of the assembly is no better than a new BMW part, and will develop the same slop within a few thousand miles.

Manual Transmission Shift Shaft Parts

This section contains the vehicles manual transmission shift shaft parts.

Dowel Pin for Shift Rod Joint

Seal - Manual Trans Selector Rod (15 X 21 X 5 mm)



Shift Rod Circlip - Shift Rod Joint and Shift Lever
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