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Old 05-01-2009, 09:56 AM   #1
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Short shift kit on a 997 assembly??

I recently did the 997 shifter assembly install on my 2000 5 speed.

I debated about getting the actual 997 SHORT shifter, but since it was SO expensive, and I wasn't really sure what I wanted, I opted for the cheaper "standard" 997 assembly.

I like it - and I'm not dying to change it, but I have to admit that I think I would have liked it *shorter*. live and learn..

my question is - can I install a short shift kit onto THIS shifter assembly, and if so - is there one that is ideal/best for my new 997 style shifter? would I be better off to sell my shifter and just buy te Porsche one?

my car has 76k miles - so the original shifter assembly was pretty worn - I could tell a drastic difference in teh tightenss of the shifters just from playign with teh old one, once it was out, compraed to the new one I bought...so I figure that it wasn't a bad thing to buy a new shift assembly.... the overall unit is now newer and tighter....

does a short shift kit easily go onto what I have?


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Old 05-02-2009, 11:19 AM   #2
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I can't help you with installation questions, but I can tell you that I really like the Porsche short shift kit. I went to Suncoast and had them install it and there is a big difference from the original.
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Old 05-03-2009, 08:13 AM   #3
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Sell the shifter and get the 9X7 factory short shifter. Recently installed it in my 97 and it's worth every penny. Shift is very short and pattern is tight.
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Old 05-03-2009, 08:57 AM   #4
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I want the 997 short shifter but just can't get past the price.

Are there any aftermarket versions of that one yet?

2001 Boxster, 5 spd, Seal Grey
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