This is the front piece that you would need in order to convert from automatic to manual transmission. You can reuse your back piece just swap this part in order to swap to manual transmission. This one works with transmissions from 4 Cylinder cars which are Getrag.
Will NOT work with the ZF transmissions. Part 26111229254 was found on the following Z3 vehicles. Z3 E36, Z3 1.8, Roadster, M43, EUR, (CJ11) : Drive shaft (swivel joint). Z3 E36, Z3 1.9, Roadster, M44, EUR, (CH71) : Drive shaft (swivel joint). Z3 E36, Z3 1.9, Roadster, M44, EUR, (CH72) : Drive shaft (swivel joint).
Z3 E36, Z3 1.9, Roadster, M44, USA, (CH73) : Drive shaft (swivel joint). Z3 E36, Z3 1.9, Roadster, M43, EUR, (CM11) : Drive shaft (swivel joint).
Z3 E36, Z3 1.9, Roadster, M43, EUR, (CM12) : Drive shaft (swivel joint). The item "BMW Z3 5 Speed Manual DRIVE SHAFT 1.9 M44 Driveshaft 1229254 96 99 Roadster oem" is in sale since Friday, April 24, 2020. This item is in the category "eBay Motors\Parts & Accessories\Car & Truck Parts\Transmission & Drivetrain\Universal Joints & Driveshafts".
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