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PostPosted: Wed May 28, 2003 8:40 pm 
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had to modify it a bit but it was a 90-2000 acura integra short shifter .. you have to file/grind the bottom of the shifter & the housing to fit it in & then use a bunch of washers & a longer bolt to fit it up .. i also doubled up the washers below the c-clip to give the cups a tighter fit on the smaller ball .. the end result is definately worth it .. <br>oh 'n' the stock shift boot is completely the wrong shape & size w/ this one, a regular honda shifter may work better, or the best would be one actually made for the swift/modified stock.<br>the shifting is SWEET, actually feels like a sports car rather then your standard econo front driver.<br><!--EZCODE IMAGE START--><img src="http://images.andale.com/f2/121/112/10643434/1053570266341_SSINT9000GM_A.jpg" style="border:0;"/><!--EZCODE IMAGE END--> <p></p><i></i>


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 Post subject: 90-2000 acura integra
PostPosted: Thu May 29, 2003 6:44 am 
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I used a civic. It does not have the bend in it. But I was looking at swaping to that one. Do you have a pic you could send me. I want to see if it sits back better than the one I have. If possable a side and top veiw installed. Oh e-mail jbmcgalli@yahoo.com or post them here. I am also looking at a full shifter swap. To a new billet mount and shift. That way it is more soild. I already urethane filled the stock mount. Lot more soild. But if you fill it. You must fill the motor mounts. <p></p><i></i>


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PostPosted: Thu May 29, 2003 4:58 pm 
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i don't have the leather shiftboot in yet, so it should be nice & easy to see. also the stick is in neutral center as to avoid any confusion =)<br>click on the link below for my page if you want to see the fuller size pics =)<br><!--EZCODE IMAGE START--><img src="http://www.wizardly.org/swifts/mine/shortshifter_side_sml.jpg" style="border:0;"/><!--EZCODE IMAGE END--><br><!--EZCODE LINK START--><a href="http://www.wizardly.org/swift.html">www.wizardly.org/swift.html</a><!--EZCODE LINK END--> <p></p><i></i>


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PostPosted: Thu May 29, 2003 7:40 pm 
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It looks only a little back. Thanks! <p></p><i></i>


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PostPosted: Thu May 29, 2003 10:49 pm 
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i'ave got the plastic insert that the boot clips onto removed from my center console, the stock boot wouldn't work with this stick, that's for certain, but yeah, it's only back a couple inches & the shorter throw means it's not really going to run into anything .. <br>i ordered a set of leather boots from <!--EZCODE LINK START--><a href="http://www.jujeracing.com/civic.htm">these guys</a><!--EZCODE LINK END--> as they were the cheapest on ebay & less expensive including shipping from their site .. got a honda boot set, i'll post pics & details on the fit when it arrives =)<br>cheers <p></p><i></i>


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PostPosted: Fri May 30, 2003 5:57 am 
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Hey Kris, the honda boot should fit as I used a stock "leather like" Civic boot out of the 92-95 body style. Looks good and obviously fits the Civic short shifter I have installed.<br><br>Ryan <p></p><i></i>


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PostPosted: Sat May 31, 2003 2:21 am 
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sweet .. do you have any pics ?<br> <p></p><i></i>


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I bought a digi cam off of ebay back in March and I am still waiting for it to show up. As soon as it arrives I will get some pics for you. It was a straight forward install. I ended up sandwiching the bottom of the boot between the the white plastic rectangular piece and the shifter console, (makes more sense when you have the shift colnsole removed. <br><br>Ryan <p></p><i></i>


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 13, 2003 11:16 am 
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here's a pic w/ the "honda" leatherlike boot installed.<br><!--EZCODE IMAGE START--><img src="http://www.wizardly.org/swifts/mine/shortshifter_boot_sml.jpg" style="border:0;"/><!--EZCODE IMAGE END--><br>the fullsize pic can be seen <!--EZCODE LINK START--><a href="http://www.wizardly.org/swifts/mine/shortshifter_boot.jpg">here</a><!--EZCODE LINK END--> <p></p><i></i>


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 Post subject: short shifter
PostPosted: Tue Jun 17, 2003 2:35 am 
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i've been thinking of adding a short shifter. N1tr0, you said you had to add extra washers. where exactly did u have to do that at? when you have to grind some of the shifter itself, how much did u have to grind off the bottum to actually make it fit? <p></p><i></i>


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 Post subject: Re: short shifter
PostPosted: Tue Jun 17, 2003 1:56 pm 
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the bottom of the honda shift lever is too large to fit through the hole so you need to file off a bit & hammer it to get it through .. pretty basic when you see it.<br>also the bottom of the shifter is narrower across then the suzuki one, so you need washers there to keep the shift rod from slopping around & i used an extra washer under the c-clip that holds the ball cups in place to reduce any slop in the pivot point <p></p><i></i>


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 Post subject: grinding?
PostPosted: Thu Jul 03, 2003 4:18 pm 
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sorry to replying to a beatin topic but i have one more question before i install my short shifter. i bought one for an integra and i was wondering what did you use to gring the ball down to make it fit? <br> thanks,<br> ccRacer <p></p><i></i>


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 Post subject: grinding?
PostPosted: Mon Jul 07, 2003 6:11 am 
use a bench grinder or a dremel tool. i also installed a shortshifter <p></p><i></i>


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 07, 2003 7:44 pm 
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don't grind down the ball !!!<br>just take a little bit off the corners of the bottom pivot point so that you can fit it through the hole in the bottom of the mount .. i just used a file & it took about 5 minutes to get it just right<br>it'll make sense when you try to stuff it down through the bracket that the oem shifter came out of .. <br>if anything the ball portion could use a little extra material .. that's why i used an extra washer under the c-clip that holds the plastic cups in place. ray actually used a couple extra washers there.<br> <p></p><i></i>


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 Post subject: Re: grinding?
PostPosted: Tue Jul 08, 2003 5:39 am 
i recieved mine already ground<!--EZCODE EMOTICON START :rolleyes --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/images/emoticons/eyes.gif ALT=":rolleyes"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> but its just very little. still had to open up the opening for the bottom mount. its pretty easy though, probably takes about an hour or less. i do need a shifter knob though,my knob is lose cuz it doesnt screw on. <br> <br> **my next project**<br>is to get rid of the boot and fab a plate with notches at each shift position to go over the center console opening. lets the shifter show<!--EZCODE EMOTICON START ;) --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/images/emoticons/wink.gif ALT=";)"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> of course i would have to have some sort of boot underneath it. <p></p><i></i>


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 08, 2003 9:56 am 
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here is a pic of my short throw shifter with leather boot and leather wrap shift knob.<br><!--EZCODE LINK START--><a href="http://http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid67/p9236a3a53d092d4dd78d28b887849121/fbce0071.jpg" target="top">www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid67/p9236a3a53d092d4dd78d28b887849121/fbce0071.jpg</a><!--EZCODE LINK END--> <p></p><i>Edited by: <A HREF=http://pub83.ezboard.com/bteamswift.showUserPublicProfile?gid=ssgt92>ssgt92</A> at: 7/8/03 10:00 am<br></i>


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 Post subject: Re: grinding?
PostPosted: Tue Jul 15, 2003 11:40 pm 
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Did any of you have problems with the rubber boot at the bottom of the shifter?I know they love to rip and tear even if you soak the dang thing in soap for a few minutes!(I just ripped 2)I am trying a different short throw shifter(like your guys)What i have is a stock one ,cut the top,took another one cut the bottom,and lengthen the bottom midway from the ball and linkage(around the same length,but top was really short)but it is too notchy, tight and hard to shift.But dang! that was a very short throw!!! <p></p><i>Edited by: <A HREF=http://pub83.ezboard.com/bteamswift.showUserPublicProfile?gid=allmtrswift@teamswift>allmtrswift</A> at: 7/15/03 11:43 pm<br></i>


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2003 4:22 am 
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i ripped one, more to do w/ putting my thumb right through it .. wiped the grease off my hands & didn't have any trouble w/ the second one. <p></p><i></i>


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 Post subject: Re: grinding?
PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2003 6:34 am 
aww dayum! you guys just reminded me that i dont even have the boot on mine also ripped while changing it.<br><br>thanks <p></p><i></i>


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its awesome! my friend did basically the whole thing (thanks again steve), but man what a difference! it feels like i have a new tranny. the shifts are smooth as silk and significantly shorter than before. got the shifter at performance improvements, paid $20.00 bucks for it, on sale. its the shifter with the s curve on it. i highly recommend this upgrade, especially if your stock shifter's bushing's are going bye bye, like mine were. i'll try take a few pictures and post them up...


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PostPosted: Tue May 04, 2004 10:55 pm 
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I did the same conversion, lot of work well worth it though. Nice and tight and oh yeah SHORTER. Took I think 4 hrs start to finish working on the ground and repaiting and cleaning pieces while they were out/accesible.


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hehe no prob swifty92, i can't believe u were driving wit ur shifter so stiff if was worst than a clunky truck shifter


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a little update, i just did this mod again to my mk1 this time, works great for all years of swifts/sprints/metros :)

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Yeay I did the swap last year in my MK3 with a civic/crx single bend stick. Used a stock new CRX boot I had at the shop looks awesome feels even better! Sits back about an inch or less.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 08, 2005 2:01 pm 
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would this be the same short shifter as u used n1tr0?? it's a 90 91 92 93 Acura Integra ALUMINUM Short Shifter and it's only 9 dollar :P

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