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Old 03-31-2011, 05:24 PM
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question about making a shaort shifter

could i turn a stock shift lever into a short shift buy cutting 1 inch or so off the shift lever and then taping the end of the shift lever with a tap?
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Re: question about making a shaort shifter

yeah, its been done. there is a write up on it somewhere on the internet...it doesnt really shorten the throw, but it does shorten the shifter...
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Re: question about making a shaort shifter

its ghetto, but yes you can hack and tap new threads.

and BTW, that doesn't qualify as a true short shifter.
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Re: question about making a shaort shifter

ya, i realise it wont shorten the throw, but it will atleast make the shift feel somewhat nicer and tide me over until i can scrap up enough money
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Re: question about making a shaort shifter

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ya, i realise it wont shorten the throw, but it will atleast make the shift feel somewhat nicer and tide me over until i can scrap up enough money
When you get the money, go for a Front page : JTC Customs one.
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Re: question about making a shaort shifter

Just installed my JTC Customs SS today and love it! Definitely worth every penny.
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Re: question about making a shaort shifter

I can't imagine your shift feel "somewhat nicer" when it's stuffed into your boot and you're banging your hand into the center console. Vouch for JTC Customs!
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Re: question about making a shaort shifter

I'm buyin my JTC SS and Wieghted Knob tonight Knobs are on sale. But ya if ur lookin for a SS just pay to get a legit one.
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I'm buyin my JTC SS and Wieghted Knob tonight Knobs are on sale. But ya if ur lookin for a SS just pay to get a legit one.
JTC Customs SS+weighted knob= sex. I paired mine with a skunk2 knob. Can't go wrong. Also, if you hack you lever down, it'll more than likely make it harder to shift due to less leverage

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Re: question about making a shaort shifter

Lol ya I'm super stoked. I been wantin a SS forEVER lol.
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I also have the JTC Short Shifter paired with a PW:JDM knob. I LOVE IT.
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NTPOG Shortened Shifter
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Re: question about making a shaort shifter

does having a short shifter only help you to shift faster? or is there more to it?
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Re: question about making a shaort shifter

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does having a short shifter only help you to shift faster? or is there more to it?

its my favorite mod to do on all my cars. i'll never have a car w/o a short shifter.
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I can't imagine your shift feel "somewhat nicer" when it's stuffed into your boot and you're banging your hand into the center console. Vouch for JTC Customs!
Me neither, just doesn't seem like a good idea.
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Re: question about making a shaort shifter

in theory it does give you a shorter throw but it is NOT a true short shifter but cutting it will give you a faster shift because your hand is moving from point A to point B with less movement. i made this quick CAD drawing

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