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E46 M3 (2001-2006) Engine: S54 - Max Hp: 333 hp at 7,900 rpm / 262 lb/ft at 4,900 rpm
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Old Sun, Jan-08-2017, 03:10:18 AM   #1
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Default Installing AGK Quickshifter - What Else Should I Do While I'm at It? What Small Par

Hey guys,

I picked up a used AKG stage 2 quickshifter on the forums.

All I received was the mounting plate/lever setup and the shift knob.

I'll be installing it with the oem selector rod as I've read mixed reviews on whether a dssr makes much of a difference.

Anyway, while I'm at it, I'm going to do the motor and tranny mount bushings.

Besides that, are there any other bushings or parts I should replace? I see AKG also offers delrin oval shifter housing bushings for the e46m. Is that something I should do also? Anything else recommended?


Lastly, what other small pieces like clips and stuff do I need for the install to the oem selector rod? Also what size nuts and bolts do I need for the mounting plate? Wwashers? Round or split? Any other little parts needed? I didn't receive any additional parts so not sure what the original package included.

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Hey guys,

I picked up a used AKG stage 2 quickshifter on the forums.

All I received was the mounting plate/lever setup and the shift knob.

I'll be installing it with the oem selector rod as I've read mixed reviews on whether a dssr makes much of a difference.

Anyway, while I'm at it, I'm going to do the motor and tranny mount bushings.

Besides that, are there any other bushings or parts I should replace? I see AKG also offers delrin oval shifter housing bushings for the e46m. Is that something I should do also? Anything else recommended?


Lastly, what other small pieces like clips and stuff do I need for the install to the oem selector rod? Also what size nuts and bolts do I need for the mounting plate? Wwashers? Round or split? Any other little parts needed? I didn't receive any additional parts so not sure what the original package included.

Thanks!

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You won't need the delrin oval shifter bushings because of the way the shifter mounts up. I got a new selector rod as the design was slightly updated, but not sure if it made any difference. You can probably reuse the old clips. If the shifter didn't come with the mounting bolts, you'll need to find some square head bolts that fit it with some matching lock nuts for underneath. Let me know if you need a picture of the bolts and I'll snap one.
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You won't need the delrin oval shifter bushings because of the way the shifter mounts up. I got a new selector rod as the design was slightly updated, but not sure if it made any difference. You can probably reuse the old clips. If the shifter didn't come with the mounting bolts, you'll need to find some square head bolts that fit it with some matching lock nuts for underneath. Let me know if you need a picture of the bolts and I'll snap one.
Thanks for the quick response.

So I take it the motor and tranny bushings, in your opinion, might be the only other items I should do while I'm at it?

Good to know the clips should be re-usable.
Anyone happen to know the part numbers for the parts I will need to re-use so I can know exactly what I'm going to be taking apart and keeping?

Also, any details on what size/length bolts I'll need? washers or not? locking nuts or standard nuts?

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Take a look here, the AKG shifter only connects to the selector rod, so disregard everything else:
http://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/show...diagId=25_0375

Motor/Trans I would go stiff as possible, and match the subframe/diff bushings accordingly.

Here's a pic of the top, the square headed bolts go through the bottom - there's three square holes in the body that the bolts will fit through.


Let me know if you need anything else!
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Thanks for the pic!

I watched this video on Youtube that walks through a SSK install on an E36 M3. Would the DIY for the E46 be pretty much identical? Would I need to remove ALL those parts that this DIY removes?



I haven't done the diff mount set either but already have a set of AKG 95A sitting there I was planning on using. The FCABS are also AKG 95A bushings. The RTAB's I have the powerflex ones (http://www.bimmerworld.com/Suspensio...-Kit-RTAB.html), simply because this is what I ended up getting.
I haven't done the subframe ones but I'm hoping to find a good deal on some AKG ones (i had a set of the 95A ones before but sold them after my last E46M was totalled. Didn't anticipate buying another E46M).

Based on what I currently already have installed, should I match it up with the 95A Subframe bushings? Or should I go with the 75A (red) ones instead?
As for the motor and tranny mount bushings, AKG appears to only have the red 75D hardness combo for these so I was going to go that route.

Is my car going to be all over the place with bushings of different hardness all over the car? haha...

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Take a look here, the AKG shifter only connects to the selector rod, so disregard everything else:
http://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/show...diagId=25_0375

Motor/Trans I would go stiff as possible, and match the subframe/diff bushings accordingly.

Here's a pic of the top, the square headed bolts go through the bottom - there's three square holes in the body that the bolts will fit through.


Let me know if you need anything else!
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If you are getting 75D for the engine/trans - go with the same for the subframe and diff.

To install the shifter - pop off the shift knob and boot from up top, from the bottom, release the b1tch clip and the rod selector, remove the whole assembly out of the car, put the new one in, center everything (it helps to have somebody sit inside the car while you check everything from the bottom) and bolt it up. You might want to call AKG and see if they can ship you just the hardware, I don't know if you'll be able to find those exact bolts at a hardware store. There's three square holes in the chassis that the bolt head sits in, letting you bolt it up from inside the car without holding the bolt head from down below. Look at the AKG instructions on the site to reuse the old shift boot to seal the new one.

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You may want to change out the selector rod joint on the tranny to the newer version. It has a built in rubber o-ring which eliminates the need to shim the clips to get a tight fit. But its kind of PIA with the trans in the car. May want to wait until your next clutch job.

I used both a UUC DSSR and OE selector rod. The DSSR is a 100% waste of money. Both felt the same as long as there is no play in the pins on the trans and shifter side. You may need to shim one side to get it tight.

The main benefit of the DSSR is it eliminates the slop in the joints at the selector rod and tranny. You can also do that on the shifter side with $.10 plastic washers. As I mentioned earlier, the new style OE rod joints fix slop issues. The only DSSR that is worth considering is the CAE version due to its adjustability. Not even sure that is necessary unless you plan to transplant the DSSR into other models.
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If you are getting 75D for the engine/trans - go with the same for the subframe and diff.

To install the shifter - pop off the shift knob and boot from up top, from the bottom, release the b1tch clip and the rod selector, remove the whole assembly out of the car, put the new one in, center everything (it helps to have somebody sit inside the car while you check everything from the bottom) and bolt it up. You might want to call AKG and see if they can ship you just the hardware, I don't know if you'll be able to find those exact bolts at a hardware store. There's three square holes in the chassis that the bolt head sits in, letting you bolt it up from inside the car without holding the bolt head from down below. Look at the AKG instructions on the site to reuse the old shift boot to seal the new one.
I've picked up the 75D bushings for the motor and tranny mounts. I'll get the same for the subframe and diff as well. Thanks for the tips!

I'll reach out to AKG to see if they can either send me a hardware package...if not maybe provide specs of the bolts and such. Thanks!

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You may want to change out the selector rod joint on the tranny to the newer version. It has a built in rubber o-ring which eliminates the need to shim the clips to get a tight fit. But its kind of PIA with the trans in the car. May want to wait until your next clutch job.

I used both a UUC DSSR and OE selector rod. The DSSR is a 100% waste of money. Both felt the same as long as there is no play in the pins on the trans and shifter side. You may need to shim one side to get it tight.

The main benefit of the DSSR is it eliminates the slop in the joints at the selector rod and tranny. You can also do that on the shifter side with $.10 plastic washers. As I mentioned earlier, the new style OE rod joints fix slop issues. The only DSSR that is worth considering is the CAE version due to its adjustability. Not even sure that is necessary unless you plan to transplant the DSSR into other models.
Thanks for the tip about the selector rod joint. Yeah maybe i'll wait until I do the clutch before doing this.
With that said, i guess with me re-using the current selector rod joint, i'll need some of those shims for the clip? IS there a specific part number I should buy in advance? They are probably cheap enough I should buy a few just in case right? Or are these the same $0.10 plastic washers you are referring to?

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I've picked up the 75D bushings for the motor and tranny mounts. I'll get the same for the subframe and diff as well. Thanks for the tips!



I'll reach out to AKG to see if they can either send me a hardware package...if not maybe provide specs of the bolts and such. Thanks!







Thanks for the tip about the selector rod joint. Yeah maybe i'll wait until I do the clutch before doing this.

With that said, i guess with me re-using the current selector rod joint, i'll need some of those shims for the clip? IS there a specific part number I should buy in advance? They are probably cheap enough I should buy a few just in case right? Or are these the same $0.10 plastic washers you are referring to?



Thanks all!

10 cent plastic washers.

Yes...you can spend $125 for a DSSR to fix a problem that a 10 cent washer can fix.


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Hey,

DO you mind snapping some pictures of what these square headed bolts look like for mounting the shifter?

I've emailed AKG a few days ago but have not gotten a response yet. Will email them again but thought I might reach out this way too.

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Take a look here, the AKG shifter only connects to the selector rod, so disregard everything else:
http://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/show...diagId=25_0375

Motor/Trans I would go stiff as possible, and match the subframe/diff bushings accordingly.

Here's a pic of the top, the square headed bolts go through the bottom - there's three square holes in the body that the bolts will fit through.


Let me know if you need anything else!
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