I have one in my car. I have the original shifter.
It's one of these: http://www.ebay.ca/itm/BMW-E30-E36-E...vxp=mtr&_uhb=1
I got the kit with the car and wasn't sure about installing it. My mechanic saw it my car and went ahead and swapped it in one of the days I had it in for some work. The shifting is way better, car doesn't feel like I'm shifting a semi-truck now
But, I'm wondering how these chinese ssk last? Would it cause any extra wear on my transmission or anything? Should I upgrade to a different SSK? I can't go back to the stock throw lol.