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2004-2007 Cadillac CTS-V Performance Mods Discussion, B&M Shifter is in! in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2004 - 2007; This shifter is awesome! Huge difference in throw, I feel like I have to barely move the shifter to grab ...
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    Thumbs up B&M Shifter is in!

    This shifter is awesome! Huge difference in throw, I feel like I have to barely move the shifter to grab the next gear. The shifting is now unbelievably crisp too. I would really love to compare it to the UUC shifter, considering that the B&M shifter is far less in price. Maybe at the next meet I'll get a chance. Only negatives so far is that there is some gear noise transmitted during hard acceleration and it requires a bit more force to shift, but both issues are very minor. If I had exhaust I probably would have never even noticed the noise.

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    Re: B&M Shifter is in!

    barak,

    Sounds good to me. Will order one sooon. Any problem getting the shifter knob off?

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    Re: B&M Shifter is in!

    pictures, prices?, part#?
    please post....

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    Re: B&M Shifter is in!

    Quote Originally Posted by jerrycecco
    pictures, prices?, part#?
    please post....
    Exactly what he said, where did u get it?

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    Re: B&M Shifter is in!

    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo1320
    barak,

    Any problem getting the shifter knob off?
    When I removed my shifter knob, I followed the UUC destructions which said grasp firmly and pull straight up. Expecting a great deal of resistance, I gave the ol' knob a healthy pull. It came off so easy I almost hit the ceiling with the knob. The console/boot trim piece came right off with it as well so I was able to skip that step.

    Pull straight up. It doesn't require much force; it'll pop right off. After removing it, you'll wonder what has kept it in place up to now.

    Jerry, search this forum for B&M* and you'll find several posts with the part number.

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    Re: B&M Shifter is in!

    Like to see some pics and installation instructions. Can everything be done from the top or do you need to get under the car too?

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    Re: B&M Shifter is in!

    pictures, prices?, part#?
    please post....
    Like to see some pics and installation instructions. Can everything be done from the top or do you need to get under the car too?
    I was hoping you guys wouldn't ask these questions. Here's the story, my friend designs the short throw shifters for B&M and he gave me a call a few weeks ago. It was the first time I talked to him since I got the V. I asked him if B&M made a shifter for the V and he said yeah, you want one, after calling me an SOB for getting such an awesome car. I said hell yes I do, and he asked what year the V was and I said 05. He said perfect, we need to confirm that our shifter fits on the 05. So we made an appointment to install the shifter at my work and take all kinds of pictures with detailed instructions so I could submit them to Reed. Later I found out that the day of the appointment may not work for me so I called to tell him that I may have to reschedule. He said not to worry and that he was bringing someone to install it anyhow. So the day comes along and it was super busy day and I was out of the office all day long. So when I finally did get back to the office at nearly 7PM, I got back to find that my V now has a bitchin' short throw shifter. It's nice having good friends and I wish I could have at least met the man that did the installation, because he did a great job.

    Now to answer some questions. Part#: 45067. Price: case of beer, or about $215 from Summit; I saw another post for $260 at Advance Auto. The stick is made from weighted 303 stainless steel. The base is made from 6061-T6 aluminum. It comes with a million mile warranty.

    From eyewitness accounts and B&M's instructions, you only need to get under the car to remove the nut from the shoulder bolt. The exhaust or driveshaft doesn't have to be removed.

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    Re: B&M Shifter is in!

    Quote Originally Posted by Barak
    I was hoping you guys wouldn't ask these questions. Here's the story, my friend designs the short throw shifters for B&M and he gave me a call a few weeks ago. It was the first time I talked to him since I got the V. I asked him if B&M made a shifter for the V and he said yeah, you want one, after calling me an SOB for getting such an awesome car. I said hell yes I do, and he asked what year the V was and I said 05. He said perfect, we need to confirm that our shifter fits on the 05. So we made an appointment to install the shifter at my work and take all kinds of pictures with detailed instructions so I could submit them to Reed. Later I found out that the day of the appointment may not work for me so I called to tell him that I may have to reschedule. He said not to worry and that he was bringing someone to install it anyhow. So the day comes along and it was super busy day and I was out of the office all day long. So when I finally did get back to the office at nearly 7PM, I got back to find that my V now has a bitchin' short throw shifter. It's nice having good friends and I wish I could have at least met the man that did the installation, because he did a great job.

    Now to answer some questions. Part#: 45067. Price: case of beer, or about $215 from Summit; I saw another post for $260 at Advance Auto. The stick is made from weighted 303 stainless steel. The base is made from 6061-T6 aluminum. It comes with a million mile warranty.

    From eyewitness accounts and B&M's instructions, you only need to get under the car to remove the nut from the shoulder bolt. The exhaust or driveshaft doesn't have to be removed.
    I guarantee you there is more to it than that... The stick is not removeable unless you drill out the rivits and there is no way they replaced the entire shifter assembly for $215.00. I have removed it twice. Sounds like they are supplying a stick and bearing mount to attach to the stock shifter frame???

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    I guarantee you there is more to it than that... The stick is not removeable unless you drill out the rivits and there is no way they replaced the entire shifter assembly for $215.00. I have removed it twice. Sounds like they are supplying a stick and bearing mount to attach to the stock shifter frame???
    I'm not familiar with the other short throw shifters but go to the B&M website and check out the shifter. http://www.bmracing.com/media/catalog/3.pdf. Look at page 2 of the catalog, part number 45067 and you can see exactly what you get for $215. I do know that they had to drill out the rivets to install the new assembly. So I'm not sure what you mean by the entire shifter assembly, but what I do know is that the shifter feels amazing and I didn't pay a penny for it, but if I had to spend $215 or more for it, I gladly would.

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    Re: B&M Shifter is in!

    Quote Originally Posted by Barak
    I'm not familiar with the other short throw shifters but go to the B&M website and check out the shifter. http://www.bmracing.com/media/catalog/3.pdf. Look at page 2 of the catalog, part number 45067 and you can see exactly what you get for $215. I do know that they had to drill out the rivets to install the new assembly. So I'm not sure what you mean by the entire shifter assembly, but what I do know is that the shifter feels amazing and I didn't pay a penny for it, but if I had to spend $215 or more for it, I gladly would.
    Looks good, cant beat it for the money. I just dont like a direct coupled stick.
    They did do something smart. They built their own socket housing and raised the ball position hence the short shift. This kept the link below from getting close to the drive shaft. Installaton wise its the same as the UUC unit.

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    Re: B&M Shifter is in!

    Looks good, cant beat it for the money. I just dont like a direct coupled stick.
    What do you mean by "direct coupled stick?" How does this one differ from other short throw shifters?

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    Re: B&M Shifter is in!

    Quote Originally Posted by Barak
    What do you mean by "direct coupled stick?" How does this one differ from other short throw shifters?
    Ktech, mallet and B&M have a one peice stick (shifter). THe UUC peice is isolated in silicone as to not transmit noise and vibration.

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    Re: B&M Shifter is in!

    Now take the B&M base and put in the UUC shifter....hmm.....

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    Now take the B&M base and put in the UUC shifter....hmm.....
    I'll let my friend know your suggestion, I'll see what he thinks.

    Sorry I just had to add this, I just noticed in your signature Stealth that you're running Bosch Platinum 4's. In my experience with those, they have got to be the worst plugs on the market. Obviously you don't have the same opinion of them as I do, but I'm curious to how they're working out for you.

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    Re: B&M Shifter is in!

    If the UUC and B&M pivot-balls are the same diameter...which they are probably not.

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