Honda Prelude Forum
 
Go Back   Honda Prelude Forum > Tech-Talk > 5th Gen Honda Prelude

Thread Title
To my automatic luders

 
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 04-01-2009, 06:00 PM
jcball3r's Avatar
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 399
iTrader: (0)
jcball3r has a reputation beyond reputejcball3r has a reputation beyond reputejcball3r has a reputation beyond reputejcball3r has a reputation beyond reputejcball3r has a reputation beyond reputejcball3r has a reputation beyond reputejcball3r has a reputation beyond reputejcball3r has a reputation beyond reputejcball3r has a reputation beyond reputejcball3r has a reputation beyond reputejcball3r has a reputation beyond repute
To my automatic luders

Anyone ever think of cutting down the shift knob thread so that the shifter will be a bit lower? I dont know, but to me it seems like the shift knob is pretty high when it sits.
I know an alternative could be to just get a shorter shift knob that has shorter threads.
Has anyone done it? I searched around on google, and people have done it on their automatic g35's. Just a thought.
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 04-01-2009, 06:04 PM
1BadBB6's Avatar
I </3 Your Fake Wheels
ROTY `10!
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Knoxvegas
Posts: 4,876
iTrader: (32)
1BadBB6 has a reputation beyond repute1BadBB6 has a reputation beyond repute1BadBB6 has a reputation beyond repute1BadBB6 has a reputation beyond repute1BadBB6 has a reputation beyond repute1BadBB6 has a reputation beyond repute1BadBB6 has a reputation beyond repute1BadBB6 has a reputation beyond repute1BadBB6 has a reputation beyond repute1BadBB6 has a reputation beyond repute1BadBB6 has a reputation beyond repute
Re: To my automatic luders

im pretty sure noone makes a shorter shifter for the auto. your best bet would be to take it out, take it to a machinist and tell him how much you want cut off and then re threaded.
__________________


1BadBB6, on Flickr

Like my photos? Buy them here: KTColePhotos

Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 04-01-2009, 06:05 PM
jcball3r's Avatar
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 399
iTrader: (0)
jcball3r has a reputation beyond reputejcball3r has a reputation beyond reputejcball3r has a reputation beyond reputejcball3r has a reputation beyond reputejcball3r has a reputation beyond reputejcball3r has a reputation beyond reputejcball3r has a reputation beyond reputejcball3r has a reputation beyond reputejcball3r has a reputation beyond reputejcball3r has a reputation beyond reputejcball3r has a reputation beyond repute
Re: To my automatic luders

That makes sense, never thought about a machinist, haha. Thanks
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 04-01-2009, 08:42 PM
jcball3r's Avatar
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 399
iTrader: (0)
jcball3r has a reputation beyond reputejcball3r has a reputation beyond reputejcball3r has a reputation beyond reputejcball3r has a reputation beyond reputejcball3r has a reputation beyond reputejcball3r has a reputation beyond reputejcball3r has a reputation beyond reputejcball3r has a reputation beyond reputejcball3r has a reputation beyond reputejcball3r has a reputation beyond reputejcball3r has a reputation beyond repute
Re: To my automatic luders

Well I decided to do some customizing since I found an old shift knob from my integra.
It is a shift knob that you push down for automatics, we dont need the pushdown, I just used it because to tighten the knob down, you use set screws, not by turning the actual knob.

Here is a pic of the actual shift knob I used


Here is the inner tube....I marked it down to where I wanted to cut it


Not the best cut, but it works


After that, install it in the car by removing the old knob, tighten down the set screw to the location you want it to be in, then tighten the knob down. Easy as pie!

Front view


Side View


Another front view


Now you dont want it to be too short or you cant reach down the 1. I have just enough clearance so that the shift knob wont be hitting the shift plate.


Now here is a "rough" estimate on where the original shift knob use to be compared to the one that I just installed


It's a big difference, I didn't like how the stock shifter was risen up too high.

I know it will be a little harder for me to shift if I have something in the cup holder, but I rarely put anything in my cupholders since my drink will spill anyway.

Let me know what you think. Thanks
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 04-01-2009, 09:03 PM
207_Luder's Avatar
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Maine
Posts: 298
iTrader: (0)
207_Luder is on a distinguished road
Send a message via AIM to 207_Luder
Re: To my automatic luders

Looks pretty cool...now you should do the mod so that it looks like a standard shifter.
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 04-01-2009, 09:21 PM
eludeauthority's Avatar
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
Posts: 1,985
iTrader: (7)
eludeauthority has a reputation beyond reputeeludeauthority has a reputation beyond reputeeludeauthority has a reputation beyond reputeeludeauthority has a reputation beyond reputeeludeauthority has a reputation beyond reputeeludeauthority has a reputation beyond reputeeludeauthority has a reputation beyond reputeeludeauthority has a reputation beyond reputeeludeauthority has a reputation beyond reputeeludeauthority has a reputation beyond reputeeludeauthority has a reputation beyond repute
Re: To my automatic luders

nice, if i had a slushbox i'd do the same!
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 04-01-2009, 09:35 PM
muha22752's Avatar
BiH LUDER

 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: O'fallon
Posts: 749
iTrader: (1)
muha22752 is a glorious beacon of lightmuha22752 is a glorious beacon of lightmuha22752 is a glorious beacon of lightmuha22752 is a glorious beacon of lightmuha22752 is a glorious beacon of light
Re: To my automatic luders

y do u need it
__________________
Mo

1995 Honda Civic Si Stanced Out Daily
1997 Toyota Camry LE (sold)
2001 Acura CL Type-S(sold)
2000 Honda Prelude Base 2.2 (sold)
2003 Audi A4 1.8t (sold)
2000 Ford Expedition Limited Edition 5.6 (sold)
2001 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8 (sold)
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 04-01-2009, 09:40 PM
jcball3r's Avatar
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 399
iTrader: (0)
jcball3r has a reputation beyond reputejcball3r has a reputation beyond reputejcball3r has a reputation beyond reputejcball3r has a reputation beyond reputejcball3r has a reputation beyond reputejcball3r has a reputation beyond reputejcball3r has a reputation beyond reputejcball3r has a reputation beyond reputejcball3r has a reputation beyond reputejcball3r has a reputation beyond reputejcball3r has a reputation beyond repute
Re: To my automatic luders

Quote:
Originally Posted by muha22752 View Post
y do u need it
Thanks guys. I just didn't like how the original shift knob was so high in height, I know it was a small problem, but I was tempted when I was looking around at pictures of short shifters on different photo thread:noidea:
Reply With Quote
  #9 (permalink)  
Old 04-01-2009, 10:34 PM
Brash's Avatar
Super Roo mod

 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: The Lucky Country
Posts: 5,846
iTrader: (2)
Brash has a reputation beyond reputeBrash has a reputation beyond reputeBrash has a reputation beyond reputeBrash has a reputation beyond reputeBrash has a reputation beyond reputeBrash has a reputation beyond reputeBrash has a reputation beyond reputeBrash has a reputation beyond reputeBrash has a reputation beyond reputeBrash has a reputation beyond reputeBrash has a reputation beyond repute
Re: To my automatic luders

nice work mate.

To be honest I don't mind the height the shift knob sits at. Partially because sometimes I feel lazy and choose to leave the thing in D so I don't need to shift anyways, but mainly because while long and a little ugly, it's reasonably close to the steering wheel. So on those rare occasions when I do take it out and attempt to go fast the time spent moving hand from shifter back to steering wheel is quite low.
__________________

Request for rep = NO REP. Kthxbi. IF YOU ASK A STUPID QUESTION, OR MAKE A STUPID STATEMENT, YOU WILL GET A STUPID ANSWER!

FIFTH GENERATION RESOURCE GUIDE <<<-- USE IT, USE IT, USE IT!
Reply With Quote
  #10 (permalink)  
Old 04-02-2009, 10:00 AM
intocarss's Avatar
Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: So Cal
Posts: 114
iTrader: (1)
intocarss will become famous soon enoughintocarss will become famous soon enough
Re: To my automatic luders

That's cool. It always the lil custom things we do that make a big difference
__________________
In my day "LUDES" were illegal !!!!
Reply With Quote
  #11 (permalink)  
Old 04-02-2009, 05:41 PM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: in 619, but reppin' 904
Posts: 1,439
iTrader: (1)
Derek904 has a reputation beyond reputeDerek904 has a reputation beyond reputeDerek904 has a reputation beyond reputeDerek904 has a reputation beyond reputeDerek904 has a reputation beyond reputeDerek904 has a reputation beyond reputeDerek904 has a reputation beyond reputeDerek904 has a reputation beyond reputeDerek904 has a reputation beyond reputeDerek904 has a reputation beyond reputeDerek904 has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via AIM to Derek904
Re: To my automatic luders

Very cool imo, got me thinkin now
__________________
Member's Rides thread:http://:lock1:http://www.preludezone...ad.php?t=10517 BB Squad member#6 "I Keeps it Real!" White prelude bandwagon member #1DAMN!! "If you ain't down with tha bandwagon i got 2 words for ya"
2001 Civic LX sold
2002 Accord SE bye-bye
1993 Civic CX ****ted
1992 Accord LX sold , 1998 civc ex trade
1999 Prelude sold
Auto2manual conversion complete 30Nov092007 Mustang GT/CS
Reply With Quote
  #12 (permalink)  
Old 04-02-2009, 09:18 PM
Rob Rob is offline
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Roanoke, VA
Posts: 1,513
iTrader: (2)
Rob has a reputation beyond reputeRob has a reputation beyond reputeRob has a reputation beyond reputeRob has a reputation beyond reputeRob has a reputation beyond reputeRob has a reputation beyond reputeRob has a reputation beyond reputeRob has a reputation beyond reputeRob has a reputation beyond reputeRob has a reputation beyond reputeRob has a reputation beyond repute
Re: To my automatic luders

I like it, if I had an auto I would shorten mine. As for both hands on the wheel good idea but I'm used to shifting and a little sliding.
Reply With Quote
  #13 (permalink)  
Old 04-02-2009, 09:34 PM
jcball3r's Avatar
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 399
iTrader: (0)
jcball3r has a reputation beyond reputejcball3r has a reputation beyond reputejcball3r has a reputation beyond reputejcball3r has a reputation beyond reputejcball3r has a reputation beyond reputejcball3r has a reputation beyond reputejcball3r has a reputation beyond reputejcball3r has a reputation beyond reputejcball3r has a reputation beyond reputejcball3r has a reputation beyond reputejcball3r has a reputation beyond repute
Re: To my automatic luders

I guess safety should be an issue that I really didn't consider. I mostly just leave it in drive, but I do use SS from time to time...now if only my lude was manual, lol.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #14 (permalink)  
Old 04-02-2009, 09:50 PM
Brash's Avatar
Super Roo mod

 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: The Lucky Country
Posts: 5,846
iTrader: (2)
Brash has a reputation beyond reputeBrash has a reputation beyond reputeBrash has a reputation beyond reputeBrash has a reputation beyond reputeBrash has a reputation beyond reputeBrash has a reputation beyond reputeBrash has a reputation beyond reputeBrash has a reputation beyond reputeBrash has a reputation beyond reputeBrash has a reputation beyond reputeBrash has a reputation beyond repute
Re: To my automatic luders

I don't think it's a safety issue as such, just a personal preferance. If I had my way I'd actually lengthen the shifter, and have it dogleg over so it was only a couple of inches from where my hand sits on the wheel...just like a rally car...
__________________

Request for rep = NO REP. Kthxbi. IF YOU ASK A STUPID QUESTION, OR MAKE A STUPID STATEMENT, YOU WILL GET A STUPID ANSWER!

FIFTH GENERATION RESOURCE GUIDE <<<-- USE IT, USE IT, USE IT!
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:55 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2 © 2011, Crawlability, Inc.
vB.Sponsors


Copyright © 2006-2009 PreludeZone.com All Rights Reserved.