Shifter Bushings for BMW 3 Series E46 (1999-2005)

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Where we feel the most connected to our BMW is the shifter. A precise, snappy, sharp shift gives you the tactile and rewarding feel unlike any other. If your shifter is more slop than shift, it is time to replace or upgrade your shift bushings. Choose between our upgraded carriers bushings and shifter bushings to give your driving experience a serious upgrade, or bring back the factory precision with repair kits.

Turner Polyurethane Shifter Arm Carrier Bushing - E36 E46 E9X F30 F32 E39 E60
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Even after rebuilding your manual transmission shifter with brand new BMW components or installing a short shift kit, your shifts will still be at the mercy of soft factory bushings. Designed with 100% comfort and low manufacturing costs in mind, BMW's factory carrier bushing offers a freedom of movement on all axis, resulting in "factory installed slop". Any manual transmission aficionado knows that when it comes to shifting, slop is the enemy. Causing inconsistent gear locations, embarrassing missed shifts, and an overall experience that is less than confidence inspiring. After servicing countless shifters, our team decided to step in and address this shortcoming.

Our engineers designed a bushing that was simple to install, requiring no modifications or reuse of old components, and delivers an improved shifting experience with any factory or aftermarket performance shifter. Our carrier bushing is manufactured in the USA from 70A polyurethane, bonded securely to a 304 stainless steel housing for exceptional corrosion resistance. The result is a complete design solution that offers much crisper shifting and a more engaging driving experience with nearly zero added gearbox noise or vibrations.

As part of a shifter upgrade, rebuild, or as a standalone component upgrade, our bushing assembly delivers immediate, long-lasting shifting improvements.

**Installation instructions**

Features:

  • Corrosion resistant 304 stainless steel mounting sleeve with bonded 70a polyurethane
  • Stiffer bushing results in crisper shifter feel and a more engaging driving experience.
  • Ready to install out of the box - no modifications required
  • Replaces Genuine BMW part number 25111222015 and 25111222652
  • Improved durability over OEM rubber
  • Made in America

Have an older BMW? Our shifter carrier bushing upgrade for older models offers similar performance for your classic BMW and can be found here.

This item fits the following BMWs:
2008-2013 E82 BMW 128i 135i 135is 1M Coupe
1992-1998 E36 BMW 318i 318is 318ti 318ic 323is 323ic 325i 325is 325ic 328i 328is 328ic M3
1999-2005 E46 BMW 323i 323ci 325i 325ci 325xi 328i 328ci 330i 330ci 330xi M3
2006-2011 E90 BMW 325i 325xi 328i 328xi 328i xDrive 330i 330xi 335d 335i 335xi 335i xDrive M3 - Sedan
2006-2012 E91 BMW 325xi 328i 328xi 328i xDrive - Wagon
2007-2013 E92 BMW 328i 328xi 328i xDrive 335i 335is 335xi 335i xDrive M3 - Coupe
2007-2013 E93 BMW 328i 335i 335is M3 - Convertible
2015 F80 BMW M3
2012-2015 F30 BMW 320i 320i xDrive 328d 328d xDrive 328i 328i xDrive 335i 335i xDrive - Sedan
2014-2015 F34 BMW 328i xDrive GT - Gran Tourismo
2013-2015F32 BMW 428i 435i 435i xDrive - Coupe
2013-2015 F33 BMW 428i Convertible 435i Convertible - Convertible
2014-2015 F36 BMW 428i Gran Coupe 435i Gran Coupe
2015 F82 BMW M4
1997-2003 E39 BMW 525i 528i 530i 540i M5
2004-2010 E60 BMW 525i 525xi 530i 530xi 528i 528xi 528i xDrive 535i 535xi 535i xDrive 545i 550i M5
2011+ F10 BMW 535i 550i M5
2004-2010 E63 BMW 645ci 650i M6
2012+ F12 BMW 650i M6
2013+ F06 BMW M6 Gran Coupe
2013+ E84 BMW X1 xDrive28i
2004-2010 E83 BMW X3 2.5i X3 3.0i X3 3.0si
1996-2002 Z3 BMW Z3 1.9 Z3 2.3 Z3 2.5i Z3 2.8 Z3 3.0i M Roadster M Coupe
2003-2008 E85 BMW Z4 2.5i Z4 3.0i Z4 3.0si Z4 M Roadster M Coupe
2009+ Z4 BMW Z4 sDrive28i Z4 sDrive30i Z4 sDrive35i Z4 sDrive35is

Shifter Rebuild & Upgrade Kit - E46 6 Speed
Shifter Rebuild & Upgrade Kit - E46 6 Speed
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A sloppy shifter detracts from your driving pleasure. If you want to bring back that factory crisp shifter, this kit will do that for you. Not only will it totally overhaul your shifter, but also make it perform better than stock thanks to the ECS Tuning teflon shifter bushings included in the kit. They will eliminate all side to side slop and give you more engaging shifts.

This item fits the following BMWs:
2003-2006 E46 BMW 330i 330ci with 6-Speed Manual transmission

Genuine BMW Shifter Ball Bushing - 25111220600
Genuine BMW Shifter Ball Bushing - 25111220600
This bushing is the point where the shifter arm pivots. I...
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This bushing is the point where the shifter arm pivots. If you are experiencing excess play in your shifter, this could be the cause. Worn out shifter ball bushings allow too much movement from wear over time.

Shift Rod Joint - E36 E46 E39 E9x F30 F22 and more
Shift Rod Joint - E36 E46 E39 E9x F30 F22 and more
This Genuine BMW shifter rod joint connects the back of t...
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This Genuine BMW shifter rod joint connects the back of the selector rod to the transmission. This part includes the lock ring (#25111222451) and the plastic washer (#25111434194).

This item fits the following BMWs:
2008-2013 E82 BMW 128i
2011-2013 E82 BMW 135i 135is 1M Coupe
2014+ F22 BMW 228i M235i
1995-1998 E36 BMW 318i 318is 318ti 318ic 323is 323ic 328i 328is 328ic M3
1999-2005 E46 BMW 323i 323ci 325i 325ci 328i 328ci 330i 330ci M3
2006-2011 E90 BMW 325i 325xi 328i 328xi 328i xDrive 330i 330xi - Sedan
2011 E90 BMW 335i 335xi 335i xDrive - Sedan
2006-2012 E91 BMW 325xi 328i 328xi 328i xDrive - Wagon
2007-2013 E92 BMW 328i 328xi 328i xDrive - Coupe
2011-2013 E92 BMW 335i 335is 335xi 335i xDrive - Coupe
2007-2013 E93 BMW 328i - Convertible
2011-2013 E93 BMW 335i - Convertible
2012+ F30 BMW 320i 320i xDrive 328i 335i 335i xDrive - Sedan
2015+ F80 BMW M3
2013+ F32 BMW 428i 435i 435i xDrive - Coupe
2013+ F33 BMW 428i Convertible 435i Convertible - Convertible
2014+ F36 BMW 428i Gran Coupe 435i Gran Coupe
2015+ F82 BMW M4
1997-2003 E39 BMW 525i 528i 530i 540i M5
2004-2010 E60 BMW 525i 525xi 530i 530xi 528i 528xi 528i xDrive
2011+ F10 BMW 535i
2013+ E84 BMW X1 xDrive28i
2004-2010 E83 BMW X3 2.5i X3 3.0i X3 3.0si
2000-2006 E53 BMW X5 3.0i
1996-2002 Z3 BMW Z3 1.9 Z3 2.3 Z3 2.5i Z3 2.8 Z3 3.0i M Roadster M Coupe
2003-2008 E85 BMW Z4 2.5i Z4 3.0i Z4 3.0si Z4 M Roadster M Coupe
2009+ Z4 BMW Z4 sDrive28i Z4 sDrive30i

Shifter Arm Mount Bushing - E36 E46 E9X F30 F32 E39 E60
Shifter Arm Mount Bushing - E36 E46 E9X F30 F32 E39 E60
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Rebuilding your shift linkage or upgrading to a short shift kit? Don't forget to replace this bushing at the back of the shifter arm. Over time this bushing breaks down and causing the shift linkage to become loose.

This item fits the following BMWs:
2008-2013 E82 BMW 128i 135i 135is 1M Coupe
1992-1998 E36 BMW 318i 318is 318ti 318ic 323is 323ic 325i 325is 325ic 328i 328is 328ic M3
1999-2005 E46 BMW 323i 323ci 325i 325ci 325xi 328i 328ci 330i 330ci 330xi M3
2006-2011 E90 BMW 325i 325xi 328i 328xi 328i xDrive 330i 330xi 335d 335i 335xi 335i xDrive M3 - Sedan
2006-2012 E91 BMW 325xi 328i 328xi 328i xDrive - Wagon
2007-2013 E92 BMW 328i 328xi 328i xDrive 335i 335is 335xi 335i xDrive M3 - Coupe
2007-2013 E93 BMW 328i 335i 335is M3 - Convertible
2015+ F80 BMW M3
2012+ F30 BMW 320i 320i xDrive 328d 328d xDrive 328i 328i xDrive 335i 335i xDrive - Sedan
2014+ F34 BMW 328i xDrive GT - Gran Tourismo
2013+ F32 BMW 428i 435i 435i xDrive - Coupe
2013+ F33 BMW 428i Convertible 435i Convertible - Convertible
2014+ F36 BMW 428i Gran Coupe 435i Gran Coupe
2015+ F82 BMW M4
1997-2003 E39 BMW 525i 528i 530i
2004-2010 E60 BMW 525i 525xi 530i 530xi 528i 528xi 528i xDrive 535i 535xi 535i xDrive 545i 550i M5
2011+ F10 BMW 535i 550i M5
2004-2010 E63 BMW 645ci 650i M6
2012+ F12 BMW 650i M6
2013+ F06 BMW M6 Gran Coupe
2013+ E84 BMW X1 xDrive28i
2004-2010 E83 BMW X3 2.5i X3 3.0i X3 3.0si
1996-2002 Z3 BMW Z3 1.9 Z3 2.3 Z3 2.5i Z3 2.8 Z3 3.0i M Roadster M Coupe
2003-2008 E85 BMW Z4 2.5i Z4 3.0i Z4 3.0si Z4 M Roadster M Coupe
2009+ Z4 BMW Z4 sDrive28i Z4 sDrive30i Z4 sDrive35i Z4 sDrive35is
UUC Clutch Arm Bushing Kit - Fits most BMWs
UUC Clutch Arm Bushing Kit - Fits most BMWs
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Got a squeaky clutch pedal arm driving you insane? Is it also sloppy, and slipping to the side?

Quite simply, it is well-known that BMW's original clutch arm bushings are the culprit for these annoying problems. You can lubricate, replace, curse, even murmur obscure voodoo prayers - but none of that will work.

The Solution:

By simply replacing the stock bushings with the UHMW (Ultra High Molecular Weight polycetal) UUC Motorwerks Clutch Arm Bushings, you can permanently get rid of that annoying squeak and the side-slop.

The great advantage of UHMW over other materials is the superior long-term wear characteristics and self-lubricating properties.

If the clutch pedal arm has become worn, we also recommend replacing the clutch pedal arm. E36 Z3 Clutch Arm or E46 Clutch Arm

This item fits the following BMWs:
1984-1991 E30 BMW 318i 318is 318ic 325e 325es 325i 325ic 325is 325ix M3
1992-1998 E36 BMW 318i 318is 318ti 318ic 323is 323ic 325i 325is 325ic 328i 328is 328ic M3
1999-2005 E46 BMW 323i 323ci 325i 325ci 325xi 328i 328ci 330i 330ci 330xi M3
1989-1995 E34 BMW 525i 530i 535i 540i M5
1997-2003 E39 BMW 525i 528i 530i 540i M5
2004-2010 E60 BMW 525i 525xi 530i 530xi 528i 528xi 528i xDrive 535i 535xi 535i xDrive 545i 550i M5
1997-2002 Z3 BMW Z3 1.9 Z3 2.3 Z3 2.5i Z3 2.8 Z3 3.0i M Roadster M Coupe
2003-2008 E85 BMW Z4 2.5i Z4 3.0i Z4 3.0si Z4 M Roadster M Coupe
and basically all other manual-transmission BMW models built since 1982.

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UUC Round Delrin Shifter Carrier Bushings (pair) - Most BMWs
UUC Round Delrin Shifter Carrier Bushings (pair) - Most BMWs ...
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We can now eliminate the side-to-side movement of the aluminum shifter carrier in all post-1985 cars. The TMS Delrin Carrier Bushings replace the original flimsy rubber bushing (which degrades over time) at the front of the aluminum carrier.

This item fits the following BMWs:
6/1986-1991 E30 BMW 325e 325es 325i 325ic 325is 325ix M3
1990-1991 E30 BMW 318i 318is 318ic
1992-1998 E36 BMW 318i 318is 318ti 318ic 323is 323ic 325i 325is 325ic
1999-2005 E46 BMW 323i 323ci 325i 325ci
1989-1988 E28 BMW 528e 535i 535is M5
1989-1990 E34 BMW 525i
1989-1994 E34 BMW 535i M5
1997-2003 E39 BMW 525i
1986-1989 E24 BMW 633csi 635csi M6

Don't see your model? See the part# DBO -- which fits several of the BMWs not listed here.
Teflon Shifter Carrier Bushings
Teflon Shifter Carrier Bushings
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Shifter slop is a common complaint among all BMW models. Some of that play comes from the bushings where the shifter carrier mounts to the transmission. The original rubber carrier bushings don't last very long and when they get too soft the shifter flops around. These Teflon bushings are not as stiff as Delrin so they won't transmit as much vibration and buzz in the shifter. Yet Teflon will last much longer than the factory rubber, giving you precise shifting for many years.

Note: this is only one part of the shift linkage and there may be other components that need replacing to improve shifting feel.

We advise getting a replacement bushing carrier pin as well. If the original rubber bushings are worn the pin will have wear too and you will still have slop in the shifter, even with the new bushings.

These are the OVAL shifter carrier bushings (some BMW models have round bushings).

This item fits the following BMWs:
1992-1998 E36 BMW 328i 328is 328ic M3
1999-2002 E46 BMW 328i 328ci 330i 330ci
2001-2006 E46 BMW M3
1997-2003 E39 BMW 540i M5
1997-2002 Z3 BMW Z3 1.9 Z3 2.3 Z3 2.5i Z3 2.8 Z3 3.0i M Roadster M Roadster
1999-2003 E52 BMW Z8


UUC Oval Delrin Shifter Carrier Bushings (pair) - E36 M3/328i, E46 328i/330i
UUC Oval Delrin Shifter Carrier Bushings (pair) - E36 M3/328i, E46 3...
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We can now eliminate the side-to-side movement of the aluminum shifter carrier on all E36 M3, E36 328i & 328is, E46 328i/328Ci & 330i/330Ci. These Delrin Carrier Bushings (oval) replace the original flimsy rubber bushing (which degrades over time) at the front of the aluminum carrier.

This item fits the following BMWs:
1992-1998 E36 BMW 328i 328is 328ic M3
1999-2002 E46 BMW 328i 328ci 330i 330ci
2001-2006 E46 BMW 328i 328ci 330i 330ci M3
1997-2002 Z3 BMW Z3 1.9 Z3 2.3 Z3 2.5i Z3 2.8 Z3 3.0i M Roadster M Roadster

Teflon Shifter Carrier Bushings (Round)
Teflon Shifter Carrier Bushings (Round)
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Shifter slop is a common complaint among all BMW models. Some of that play comes from the bushings where the shifter carrier mounts to the transmission. The original rubber carrier bushings don't last very long and when they get too soft the shifter flops around. These Teflon bushings are not as stiff as Delrin so they won't transmit as much vibration and buzz in the shifter. Yet Teflon will last much longer than the factory rubber, giving you precise shifting for many years.

Note: this is only one part of the shift linkage and there may be other components that need replacing to improve shifting feel.

We advise getting a replacement bushing carrier pin as well. If the original rubber bushings are worn the pin will have wear too and you will still have slop in the shifter, even with the new bushings.

These are the ROUND shifter carrier bushings (some BMW models have oval bushings).

This item fits the following BMWs:
6/1986-1992 E30 BMW 318i 318is 325e 325es 325i 325is 325ic M3
1992-1999 E36 BMW 318i 318is 318ic 323is 323ic 325i 325is 325ic
1999-2006 E46 BMW 323i 323ci 325i 325ci
1982-1988 E28 BMW 528e 533i 535i 535is M5
1989-1995 E34 BMW 525i 535i M5