Garagistic Chassis Mounted Short Shifter E36/E46

Brand: Garagistic
SKU: K0412-12

     Are you looking for the ultimate in precision shifting and feel? Want to eliminate all slop in the shifter for that tactile mechanical feel and satisfying shift? Look no further than the Garagistic Solid Chassis Mounted Short Shifter! The Garagistic Solid Short Shifter requires no permanent modification to install and is the ultimate short shifter for your BMW! The shifting experience becomes tight, precise, and tactile, providing a definite feeling coming in and out of each gear. This aids in driver confidence and precision shifting especially when in a race environment. The Garagistic Chassis Mounted Short Shifter is made from solid billet aluminum and is available with a variety of stalk lengths and shift knob options. Customize your shifter just to your taste with the Garagistic Chassis Solid Mounted Short Shifter!

This shifter must be run with poly or solid upgraded transmission bushings.



  • Solid Billet aluminum construction
  • precision spherical bearing pivot point
  • No permanent modifications required for install!
  • Multiple shift stalk heights available (like OEM, Medium, Tall)
  • Multiple Shift knobs available (Delrin, Aluminum, Soft, Standard, Vintage, Tall)
  • Available with OEM style slot rod for compatibility with BMW OEM shift knobs (for short/ like OEM height option only)
  • Shift knobs available with recess for BMW shift pattern emblem - Emblems sold separately

Included Hardware

  • 6 Flat Socket Bolts (top plate retaining bolts)
  • 7 Thumb Alen Bolts (Bottom plate retainer bolts)
  • 4 Small Set Screws (2 screws for shifter rod, 2 screws for lower rod)

Fitment: Will this shifter fit my car?

  • Not compatible with iX AWD E30
  • Short option not recommended for E36 and up chassis
  • Will fit on round transmission tunnel holes between 3 1/4" - 3 3/8" diameter
  • Fits most BMW chassis such as E30, E36, E46, Z3, E39, E34, and many more (some very early model cars will require some modification to the opening in order to properly install the shifter. Please check the opening size based on the dimensions provided above.)
  • 1984 - 1985 E30 Models have a smaller diameter hole in the trans tunnel for the shifter. This will require you to remove enough material to increase the diameter of the hole in the trans tunnel to (stay tuned for that measurement) with a Dremel for proper installation.
  • Please Note: Some OEM BMW shifter rods have a very slight tilt, therefore some shifters will also have a slight tilt once installed.

Fitment: Which size rod should I get for my car?

  • In general the longer the rod the longer the shift-throw will be and the less notchy it will feel while the shorter rod produces a shorter the shift-throw and a more notchy feel.
  • It is important to note that due to the varying heights of center consoles in different chassis, certain size rods may be too small/large for you. For example, the E30 center console is shorter than the E36 center console so a short height shifter rod will be too short in an E36.

**Pair with the Garagistic Double Adjustable DSSR, found here, for the ultimate shifting experience in your BMW**