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 Post subject: Short shifter
PostPosted: Sat Feb 01, 2003 5:50 pm 
Hey, does anyone know if I can use a short shifter from a civic or another import car? I've also seen a couple universal short shifters for sale for about $60 CAD, which is good, but when I look at one for the swift on say rospen or suzisport, there like A$250...that's too much for me man!! <p></p><i></i>


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 Post subject: Re: Short shifter
PostPosted: Sat Feb 01, 2003 6:33 pm 
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Suzitech has them for $165 AUS. If you look in some of the old posts in I think the transmission section there is some posts on how to modify your existing shifter into a short shifter. <p></p><i></i>


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 Post subject: Re: Short shifter
PostPosted: Sat Feb 01, 2003 8:19 pm 
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I'll post it later if you don't find it. <p></p><i></i>


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 Post subject: Re: Short shifter
PostPosted: Sun Feb 02, 2003 8:19 pm 
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OK, you have to take out your shifter and CAREFULLY grind the spot welds that are holding the ball. Move the ball up 15mm and get it welded back on. You may have to sooth the weld a bit. Just make sure that its welded back on properly. <p></p><i></i>


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 Post subject: Re: Short shifter
PostPosted: Sun Feb 02, 2003 9:51 pm 
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I figure Swifts will never have a true short-shift. I kept mine at 10mm just because I can't always control myself in trying to get to the next gear quicker. Basically had the effect of 'tightening' everything back up which was nice. No problems fitting, and once again, my scary welds have been doing the job. At least I haven't had the shifter come off in my hand yet. <!--EZCODE EMOTICON START :D --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/images/emoticons/happy.gif ALT=":D"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> <p>-Kyle Jones <!--EZCODE LINK START--><a href="http://www.angelfire.com/de/ksj/myswift.html"><br><!--EZCODE BOLD START--><strong> Junk-Yard Turbo set-up, formerly NOS-fed, constantly evolving 1989 Suzuki Swift GTi</strong><!--EZCODE BOLD END--><br></a><!--EZCODE LINK END--><br></p><i></i>


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 Post subject: Re: Short shifter
PostPosted: Sun Feb 02, 2003 10:39 pm 
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lol been there done that <p></p><i></i>


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 Post subject: Re: Short shifter
PostPosted: Mon Feb 03, 2003 12:59 am 
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weenies...<br><br>Doc Kuzuki did a 17mm move, and i'm gonna do a 20mm real soon... as well i plan to chop the top part down a fair bit...look, I'm retarded 3-4 cm.<br><br>I'll be sure to post when my tranny is shot, but until then, i'll see you in short shifting hell.<br><br>-Mustard <p></p><i></i>


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 Post subject: Re: Short shifter
PostPosted: Mon Feb 03, 2003 9:09 am 
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Big GTi Guy did 19mm or something like that and loved it. I may go higher than 15 as well. When you go higher though keep in mind that it will but extra wear and tear on the shifter bushings. <p></p><i></i>


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 Post subject: Re: Short shifter
PostPosted: Wed Feb 26, 2003 7:42 am 
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Does this mod "lower" the shifter under the car, ie: can interfer with the exhaust pipe if it is run under the shifter linkage????? <p></p><i></i>


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 Post subject: Re: Short shifter
PostPosted: Thu Feb 27, 2003 12:44 pm 
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In short, yes.<br><br>however, the Exhaust pipe doesn't go under the linkage... it goes beside it... conveniently.<br><br>Dr. K's did rub when it was in 1st gear, by that i mean it touched the side of the pipe (it makes sense when you look at it, but it's tough to explain)... but he just forced the pipe over a little... like 1 cm or something, and everything's fine now...<br><br>-Mustard <p></p><i></i>


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 Post subject: HEAT!!!
PostPosted: Sun Sep 12, 2004 2:16 pm 
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anyone noticed excessive heat after installing shirtshift??


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yup its cus its soft aluminum it trasnfers heat alot faster then that heavy duty steel stock shifter

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can't say i ever had excessive heat, but mine did get warm in traffic before i upgraded the exhaust system. have you checked your exhaust bushings/hangars to make sure your pipe isn't being pulled too close to the actual shifter ?

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 13, 2004 7:23 pm 
yea mine gets hot too, i thought it was because i have a chrome knob on it with no kind of material over it


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 15, 2004 12:13 am 
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the shifter does not make any contact with exhaust, but does sit damn close to it [4th gear @ less than <1cm away from heat shield.

this may be the cause of the extra 'new found' heat source.

I have also noticed that this a type of thick grease leaking from above the shifter [i think] onto the linkage.

Could this be the grease from around the ball melting??
anyone know of a cause or fix?!

btw - I am using an integra short shift made of billet aluminium brought from ebay.


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Took mine to a local welder and added another 10* angle and cut 2.75" off. Works great, $20. Takes a little more muscle but much faster and feels better.

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