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      01-27-2018, 05:44 PM   #1
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6MT CAE + M-Perf Steering Wheel

Just wanted to share some pics of my current interior. Carbonstructure Anthracite Seats. CAE Ultra Shifter. M-Performance Steering Wheel V2.

Special thanks to AutoTalent for the installs.










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      01-27-2018, 05:55 PM   #2
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your shifter ain't tall enough bruh

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your shifter ain't tall enough bruh

I tried that one first. I kept putting it into reverse on accident. Too much play.

My next mod will be to switch out my steering wheel for these handlebars. Gonna kill it at the track.
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      01-27-2018, 06:21 PM   #4
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I tried that one first. I kept putting it into reverse on accident. Too much play.

My next mod will be to switch out my steering wheel for these handlebars. Gonna kill it at the track.
Then you gotta do this exhaust, too. Make everything longer.

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Then you gotta do this exhaust, too. Make everything longer.

You got your priorities messed up. Splitter first.

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LMAO

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Ok fine I'll be the first one to say that the shifter sort of sticks out
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      01-27-2018, 09:34 PM   #8
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don't sit on that

Seriously nice interior shots. Not my style on the shifter, but very interesting for sure. Maybe a roll cage and gut would fit that shifter. Love the steering wheel as well.

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All these suggestions need to be combined with the ultimate supercar
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Whatever people say, that shifter is AWESOME! It's incredible you are able to keep the interior looking stock. When I had my M4, I had a custom shifter made by AutoSolutions, but never got around to installing it. I looked into CAE, but nothing was available at the time. How is the shifting effort and feel?
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Whatever people say, that shifter is AWESOME! It's incredible you are able to keep the interior looking stock. When I had my M4, I had a custom shifter made by AutoSolutions, but never got around to installing it. I looked into CAE, but nothing was available at the time. How is the shifting effort and feel?
Thanks! The CAE really is an incredible short shifter. Up until now, CAE only made a generic BMW shifter. It worked well for a lot of track rats that stripped out their interior panels. But now CAE makes specific shifters for specific BMW models. For the F80/F82 version, only minor trimming is required on the right cup holder. That makes it easy for those that want keep the cockpit looking as OEM as possible.

I drive a lot so the feel is really important to me. Modding the clutch pedal, short shifter, and now the steering wheel, makes for a very satisfying commute. #becauseracecar
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You got your priorities messed up. Splitter first.
Whatever you do, you cannot un-Civic a Civic M3, though.
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The CAE shifter looks good exo-shell. Thanks for sharing, and props to your good sense of humor!
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I like the shifter a lot. If i had a manual M3, I'd also consider it. Does it work the same way a regular shifter works going through all the gears? It looks just like a sequential shifter. Does it have a solid feel to it with no flex?
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I like the shifter a lot. If i had a manual M3, I'd also consider it. Does it work the same way a regular shifter works going through all the gears? It looks just like a sequential shifter. Does it have a solid feel to it with no flex?
Even though it looks like a sequential, it goes through the gears the same way as a regular shifter. However, it does add a lock out for reverse gear, but you can adjust the setting to not have a lockout if you want. The short shifts are accomplished by changing the geometry of the shifter and selector rod; the entire assembly is replaced. The shifter is very very solid, zero flex, zero play, and super short shifts. Here's a video of me rowing through the gears.




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      01-29-2018, 05:10 PM   #17
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Wow those throws are super short. I think I made mine longer with the robocop shift knob.
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CAE definitely got the naming right with that Ultra Shifter...it's exactly that, haha. Love the mechanical feel (and sound) rowing through the gears.

Nice touch with the blue knob!
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Looks super sick in action. Does this shifter help eliminate or reduce a chance of a wrong shift (aka money shift) into wrong gears? What was your main reason for getting this one?
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Looks super sick in action. Does this shifter help eliminate or reduce a chance of a wrong shift (aka money shift) into wrong gears? What was your main reason for getting this one?
The F80/F82 version won't help you on an accidental money shift. The generic BMW CAE shifter has a "return to center" feature for 1st and 2nd gear, but for some reason, CAE decided to leave that feature it out. I was a little disappointed in that at first.

The reason I got the CAE Ultra Shifter was for the driving experience.

The suspension and things I touch inside the car are more important to me than everything else about the car. So one of the first mods I did to my F80 was to install a UUC short shift kit which I liked very very much. Throws were shorter and a lot of the slop was eliminated. The UUC is a good shifter.

When it came to the CAE shifter, I didn't even consider it on this car because I didn't want to be the first one to do it. But after DoctorFord installed the CAE BMW version on his M4, I chatted with him and I decided to pull the trigger. Around the same time, CAE released a model specific version for the M3/M4 and the M2, so that's what I ended up with.

That being said, I know this mod isn't for most people. There is some trimming involved to some plastic parts (nothing that can't be easily replaced), and more transmission whirring sounds becomes present in the cabin. But to me, that's a small trade off.
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love your setup, would love to get an alcantara steering wheel....

Few months ago, i spoke will ronald from autosolution, since his short shifter are know as the best available for the e46 m3, i contacted him about a f80 short shifter and he's making an ultra shifter for the f80. so i'll order one from him this week, this give another options to us for ssk.

he told me that the conception design is the same as the e92 m3 model and the e92 m3 ssk look like this, very high quality, low tolerence hand made/assembled short shifter, 20% reduction from what he told me

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love your setup, would love to get an alcantara steering wheel....

Few months ago, i spoke will ronald from autosolution, since his short shifter are know as the best available for the e46 m3, i contacted him about a f80 short shifter and he's making an ultra shifter for the f80. so i'll order one from him this week, this give another options to us for ssk.

he told me that the conception design is the same as the e92 m3 model and the e92 m3 ssk look like this, very high quality, low tolerence hand made/assembled short shifter, 20% reduction from what he told me

Looks like a great SSK. The slop seems greatly reduced compared to the OEM shifter; very similar to my previous UUC SSK. I wonder what material they will use for the bushing and carrier. UUC uses all metal while Rogue Engineering uses a delrin bushing. Regardless, it's good to see more SSK options coming to market for this platform.
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