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BMW Direct-fit kits explained

BMW Shifter can be installed directly on top of a tunnel using the universal fit pad that comes with every BMW shifter by default.

This method works great and the shifter holds really well. The process: drilling holes in the tunnel, searching for bolts, making dustcover, can sometimes be cumbersome and hard not to mention take a really long time.

That’s why we’ve designed the Direct fit kit. They are made individually for each BMW chassis (you can learn more about chassis using table below) i.e E36, E46, etc. and there are different pads for Standard and PRO shifter versions (differences of BMW shifters can be found here).

All you need to do to use the direct fit kit by COOLERWORX is:

  • remove original shifter,
  • install direct fit kit and COOLERWORX Short shifter in its place.

That’s it! No drilling of holes, no screwing or other lengthy and tiresome operations.

It’s a simple and easy installation!




When ordering shifter from us you may be confused about what E36 and other codes like this means. Fear no more! It is very easy. BMW models and chassis have internal codes to easily tell them apart. These stared as E-codes, later got on to F-codes and now even G-codes. Every BMW production model, and even some prototypes and concept cars, are given a type designation. By using this table below you can easily find your car chassis code.


Chassis Code Production year Model
E30 1984-1991 3 Series
E36 1992-1999 3 Series
E46 1999-2005 3 Series
E82 2008+ 1 Series Coupe
E83 / E83 LCI 2003-2006 / 2007-2010 X3 SAV
E84 2009+ X1 SAV
E85 / E85 LCI 2003-2005 2006-2008 Z4 / MZ4 Roadster
E86 2006-2008 Z4 / MZ4 Coupe
E88 2008+ 1 Series Convertible
E89 2009+ Z4 Convertible Coupe
E89 2009+ Z4 Convertible Coupe
E90 / E90 LCI 2006-2008 2010-2012 3 Series Sedan
E91 / E91 LCI 2006-2008 2010-2012 3 Series Touring Wagon
E93 / E93 LCI 2007-2010 2011-2013 3 Series Convertible