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PostPosted: Wed Nov 23, 2005 11:36 pm 
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i would disagree, the reduced leverage on the shifter makes it much harder for you to force a gear, and the crispness of it makes it much easier for you to sense what's happening in the gearbox, when the gears want to mesh and when they don't. if you're a 300# gorilla with a total lack of sense, the short shifter MAY be easier to bang gears, but then, you're probably not bright enough to care :-P

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 09, 2006 3:42 pm 
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In conclusion, short shifter damages gearbox when you are clamzy. The same thing happens with the normal shift. The question is, if you are as gentle to the gearbox with short shift as you are with the stock shift, will the gearbox be damaged??


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I HAD the STS in and it was soo stiff It actually slowed me down.The throw is nice,and it feels like a "Sports car" BUT too much tension IMHO.I have shifted other STS and they have a great,smooth feeling.

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IMHO???


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2006 8:54 pm 
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Hi everyone,
I just ordered the Civic short shifter that was recommended, should get it in a couple days. Quick question though: it seems some of the short shifter installs you guys have been doing have required messing with the exhaust pipe because the longer bottom part of the shifter hits it. Have those people installing the Civic one (off ebay) experienced that problem too, and if so what can I do about it? I don't have a lot of tools or experience bending pipe.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 28, 2006 8:43 pm 
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What about this one????

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Geo-Metr ... dZViewItem


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 28, 2006 9:19 pm 
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chippy wrote:

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some poor newbie is going to get taken on that one, it's an un-modified $0.99 honda/acura short shifter, it doesn't look like he's even included a longer bolt and the extra washers you need to make it work :P

here's the same thing for a more realistic price.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/94-01-AC ... 5664QQrdZ1
if that's someone on here, point me to them so I can beat them with the ban-stick
just remember when you're searching ebay to watch out for those outrageous shipping costs

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I was watching that one.... :oops:

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hi guys some one told me adding a short shifter will f**k my gerbox up is this correct


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 21, 2007 8:28 pm 
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gti power wrote:
hi guys some one told me adding a short shifter will f**k my gerbox up is this correct


i dont see how. :?

perhaps they are making a generic statement aobut another type of trans.

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A shortshifter may damage your synchros if you're shifter faster than they can correct shaft speeds. If you're not crunching gears, you're doing fine.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2011 8:08 pm 
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hi, can you recommend instructions and lengths to modify standard shifter to a shortie >

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shift ball moved up all the way, and top part sectioned 1 1/2 inch . next time sectioning 1 inch. best to use a right angle air grinder with a thinner cutting disc to remove the welds. used a hammer and vice grips, jaw pliers to shove the ball up the shaft.
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 Post subject: Re: short shifter
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I have Short Shifter and Paid around $120, I love that I can shift between gears quicker but its hard to get into first, Very precise and the throws aren't too short or too long.


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