E30 325e/es 190mm DSSR Selector Rod - Early Model

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BMW E30 325E/ES 190MM DSSR SELECTOR ROD (25111220565)

Introducing the Garagistic E30 190mm DSSR for your 325E/ES up to 06/1986 (models prior to manufacture date 06/1986). (Replaces 25111220565)

What's a DSSR?

Well, it stands for double shear selector rod, it's a selector rod that will spread the torsional force on both sides of the selector rod instead of the OEM piece which connects from one side only. Based on the concept of the E30 M3 DTM cars of legend! Going to a DSSR in your E30 will mean less play in the shifter, (decreases side to side motion). This means a more precise and smooth shift every time.

Now to the details, This shift rod is made of stainless steel and welded right here in our shop in Westminster, CA, USA from high grade stainless for the ultimate in durability, fit and finish and as always is backed by our Garagistic NO QUESTIONS ASKED Lifetime Warranty. If for any reason you are unsatisfied with the product you can send it back for a full refund.


This DSSR selector rod is designed to fit earlier model 325E/ES models up to 06/1986 (meaning manufacture dates prior to 06/1986). All early model E30's must change to later BMW selector joint part# 25117503525 . Please double check which selector joint you have this DSSR will ONLY work with the later model selector joint.

Every E30 DSSR Kit Includes
  • 190mm E30 325E/ES DSSR
  • Necessary hardware

garagistic DSSR

Installation Instructions


Step 1: With a flat head screwdriver remove the locking clip by pushing on the inside lip of the clip to slide it off the selector rod on the shifter side on selector joint side.

Step 2: Wiggle and pull the selector rod until its free on both ends. Pay attention to the bends of the selector rod and how it came off as it will be your guide on how to install the DSSR in the proper direction.

Step 3: Grab your garagistic DSSR and starting with the selector joint side first line up the holes on the DSSR with the selector joint. It should be a tight fit but if its too tight open the tabs a bit till you achieve proper fitment. Once aligned slide the provided pins in with a washer on each side followed by the c-clip to lock it in. Repeat on the shifter side.


Notice: If you upgraded to a Z3 shifter you will have to shave down the sides of the shifter for the DSSR to fit