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PostPosted: Sat May 26, 2012 8:01 pm 
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Got around to finally installing a Honda Civic short shifter in the Geo today. I absolutely love it. It's not a HUUUUUUGE difference (maybe 25% shorter), but it is much more solid, plus I like the way it looks with my new knob.

I wound up getting a no-name short shifter for $13 shipped, and a BRAND NEW OEM Honda Civic (early 90s) shift knob ($15 shipped). Overall it was a pretty simple install. You do have to do a little bit of trimming to the mounting plate, but overally no big deal. I'd say with the proper pieces sitting around (5/16ths bolt to replace the original bolt on the linkage), it was about a 1 hour job, if you know what you are doing. Only thing I kinda dislike about it is that it physically lowers the shift knob as well, so i'd plan on buying a shifter extender to raise it another 3".

Here is a "before pic" of when I got the car, then a just before pic of how it was this morning, and then finally followed by an after pic of how she sits right now.

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After B&M shift knob, shift boot, but still Geo shifter:

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TODAY, currently after we installed the Civic shifter and the Civic knob. Re-used the shift boot from the previous install:

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PostPosted: Sun May 27, 2012 4:04 am 
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is this a kit you bought from ebay ?

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Silver 2000 Firefly 4DR; 16V SOHC, 3 to 5 speed swap, install PS and AC, remote and auto start, PL, PW, kill and start switch, Valentine 1, behind-bumper CAI, 55MM TB with coolant-bypass, polyurethane-fill engine/shifter mounts, modified to short shifter, upgraded electrical system, CS130 alternator, 90/160W headlights + relay mod, ceramic H4 plug/harness
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PostPosted: Sun May 27, 2012 11:16 am 
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Yep. Can get the shifter itself all day for $10 shipped. Just have to slightly modify the housing so the bottom will fit through it.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2012 2:37 am 
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can you post the link to your auction ?

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