Dinan Billet Short-Shifter Kit for BMW E36 E46 & E39



SKU: D550-1004

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Other manufacturer's shifters employ metal components which tend to be noisier and induce a notchy feel. The short-shifter is also rubber isolated for a solid feel and vibration free operation. Dinan's billet short-shifter has a 20% to 25% reduction in throw with a self-lubricating bearing for the ultimate in smooth short shifter technology. The kit effectively reduce the amount of throw necessary to make gear changes providing a sportier feel. It is simple to install and zero maintenance. Larger BMW models with larger gear boxes require more leverage to make the gear changes, which is why BMW employs different shift handle configurations for various applications.

Dinan short shifters are application specific as well in order to achieve an appropriate reduction of throw, providing the associated benefits without making the desired gear difficult to locate or require disproportionate effort; a common complaint with other manufacturers' short-shift kits where a ''one size fits all'' approach is common. In addition, Dinan's short-shifters retain the nylon pivot ball and shifter bushing, which provides the same smooth and quiet operation as the original shifter.


  • A precise 20-25% throw reduction
  • Counter balanced to reduce effort 
  • Two piece 416 Stainless Steel & Aluminum Stick assembly 
  • Two piece stick provides vibration free operation 
  • Dampened pivot cup with self lubricating pivot ball 
  • Polymer Iglide T-500 lower pivot bushings

Special Note:

Does not work with the 6-speed manual that was introduced for the 2004-06 model years on the 330i/ci. This includes all ZHP cars.

Models supported by D550-1004
  • 1995-1999 BMW M3 Sedan
  • 1995-2006 BMW M3 Coupe
  • 1997-2003 BMW 540i Wagon
  • 1996-2006 BMW M3 Convertible
  • 1997-2003 BMW 540i Sedan
  • 1999-2000 BMW 323i Sedan
  • 1997-2000 BMW 528i Wagon
  • 1999-2000 BMW 323Ci Coupe
  • 1997-2000 BMW 528i Sedan
  • 1999-2000 BMW 323i Wagon
  • 1999-2000 BMW 323Ci Convertible
  • 2000-2003 BMW M5 Sedan
  • 2001-2005 BMW 330Ci Convertible
  • 2001-2006 BMW 325Ci Convertible
  • 2001-2005 BMW 330xi Sedan
  • 2001-2005 BMW 330i Sedan
  • 2001-2005 BMW 330Ci Coupe
  • 2001-2005 BMW 325xi Sedan
  • 2001-2005 BMW 325xi Wagon
  • 2001-2003 BMW 525i Wagon
  • 2001-2005 BMW 325i Sedan
  • 2001-2005 BMW 325i Wagon
  • 2001-2003 BMW 530i Sedan
  • 2001-2003 BMW 525i Sedan
  • 2001-2005 BMW 325Ci Coupe
Product Specifications:
Labor Hours/Installation Hours 0.80
Included Notes Short-Shift Handle and bushing.