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      02-15-2013, 11:55 AM   #37
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Originally Posted by uhn2000 View Post
IND is there going to be any issues of driving with the SS in the cold? I know the Porsche SS kit had a lot of challenges in the cold.
The shifter itself will not encourage difficulties in shifting in the cold, as the polyurethane bushings used in the shifter still provide excellent freedom of movement in cold weather.

The F10 M5 manual transmission and it's lubricant will still behave better in relatively warm weather than in extreme cold temperatures. A manual transmission's behavior is indirectly linked to the driver's hand via the shift linkage, so even with a completely original BMW shifter and transmission the shift feel will be a bit more "sluggish" when the transmission is cold in extremely cold weather. Once the engine and trans warm up from a bit of driving, shift feel will return to normal.

As an overall update:

Thanks to KyleK13 we have confirmed that the prototype design functions as it should, and submitted our final production order to Rogue Engineering. We will update M5Post as we approach the delivery date of the first production run.