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Old 10-15-2008, 08:02 PM   #1
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Weird short shifters?

Anyone know how these work?

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Old 10-16-2008, 05:41 AM   #2
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They must be stock pictures. Neither of the units in the pictures would be compatible with a Boxster or 996.
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Old 10-16-2008, 09:15 AM   #3
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If you have to ask how it works, I would stay away from it.
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Old 10-16-2008, 09:27 AM   #4
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Why cheap out? Get a 9x7 shifter assembly, much easier to install and worth every penny.
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Old 10-16-2008, 08:47 PM   #5
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If you have to ask how it works, I would stay away from it.
Aren't you curious?
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Old 10-16-2008, 08:50 PM   #6
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Why cheap out? Get a 9x7 shifter assembly, much easier to install and worth every penny.
I'm actually considering the 9x7 short shifter like "geoff" did, as I tried one of the regular 987 shifters in a new Boxster and it didn't do much for me...
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Old 10-17-2008, 03:57 AM   #7
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How much different are the 9x7 and 9x6 short shift assemblies? Can I put a 9x7 assembly in my 03?
One of the first upgrades I did was installed a B&M type short shift kit. Love it. I drove a Cayman the other day with a stock shifter and I was surprised how much longer the throw was.
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Old 10-17-2008, 11:11 AM   #8
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Im considering a short shifter also but there seems to be so much noise on them I cant tell which is which. Ive been a big V8 iron displacement fan in the past and it always seemed that B&M was the mainstay of that world.

Does anyone have the pros and cons of each shifter? I think Id like to go ahead and order one to have on hand for the next rainy weekend day in Georgia...so I have a project ready to go.
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Old 10-17-2008, 11:28 AM   #9
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Love my B&M short shift...everytime I drive a car (986 or 996) with the stock shifter, I am surprised at how long the throw is. Even the standard 9x7 shifter is way too long for me (my friend just bought a 997 Carrera S).
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How much different are the 9x7 and 9x6 short shift assemblies? Can I put a 9x7 assembly in my 03?
One of the first upgrades I did was installed a B&M type short shift kit. Love it. I drove a Cayman the other day with a stock shifter and I was surprised how much longer the throw was.
986 owner "geoff" figures his 9x7 short shifter is about a 25% reduction, vs the 15% of the standard 9x7 shifter. I understand from looking thru the forums that both the 9x7 standard and short shifters will fit in your 03. But why do that if you're happy with the B&M (at 35% reduction)?
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Old 10-17-2008, 05:10 PM   #11
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Im considering a short shifter also but there seems to be so much noise on them I cant tell which is which.
Does anyone have the pros and cons of each shifter? I think Id like to go ahead and order one to have on hand for the next rainy weekend day in Georgia...so I have a project ready to go.
Again, from my researching forums, here's what I've concluded:

In order of shift distance, shortest to longest:

Porsche / B&M short shifter for 986 35% reduction
Agency Power 35% reduction
eBay knockoffs of B&M 35% reduction
Schnell 30% reduction
Porsche 987/997 short shifter 997-424-983-00 25% reduction
Evo Swift Shift 20% reduction (only affects gears 1-3-5)
Porsche 987/997 standard shifter 997-424-010-00 15% reduction

This is also the order of shift effort or "notchiness", most notchy first. (except for 9x7 short shifter?)
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Old 10-20-2008, 07:26 AM   #12
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So in terms of quality, if your OK with the "slottyness" of the B&M its a fine shifter?
I want to make sure I dont downgrade my new toy.
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So in terms of quality, if your OK with the "slottyness" of the B&M its a fine shifter?
Apparently if you buy a short shifter for your 986 from Porsche, you're actually getting a shifter made by B&M
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Old 10-20-2008, 06:59 PM   #14
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So does anyone have a clue as to what those short shifters in my original post are all about?
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Old 10-20-2008, 07:08 PM   #15
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So does anyone have a clue as to what those short shifters in my original post are all about?
Like I said, stock pictures. One of them is a SSK for an older 911, the other I don't recognize.
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Old 10-20-2008, 07:11 PM   #16
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Again, from my researching forums, here's what I've concluded:

In order of shift distance, shortest to longest:

Porsche / B&M short shifter for 986 35% reduction
Agency Power 35% reduction
eBay knockoffs of B&M 35% reduction
Schnell 30% reduction
Porsche 987/997 short shifter 997-424-983-00 25% reduction
Evo Swift Shift 20% reduction (only affects gears 1-3-5)
Porsche 987/997 standard shifter 997-424-010-00 15% reduction

This is also the order of shift effort or "notchiness", most notchy first. (except for 9x7 short shifter?)
The swift kit can't give a 20% reduction, there's just not enough room for it to lengthen the lever arm that much, and it will effect every gear, just like the other kits. t woks on the same principle as the others.

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