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Old 05-10-2006, 08:29 AM   #1
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hey epiq - with the schnell short shifter - are you able to re-use the oem shift knob and boot? on my vw beetle i added a b&m short shifter (which came with an aluminum shift knob), but in order to remove the oem shift knob it had to be broken - that's not the case here, is it?

have you had any shifting problems since upgrading your boxster to the schnell?

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Old 05-10-2006, 08:45 AM   #2
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Mach Schnell - just now saw your private message, 4 days late. Not sure why I wasn't notified it was there, I just saw that my Private Messages had one in the inbox. I did reply to you, but might as well put it here, too.

There's no need to destroy your OEM shifter knob, but if you are as impatient as me, you will destroy the stupid plastic locking mechanism. Here's a tip - follow the instructions and turn the lower lock nut (plastic) counterclockwise 45 degrees, then pull like hell to get it off, but slowly, not jerking motions. Brace your arms against the center console or something that gives you leverage. Believe that the 45 degrees is right, don't go for 90 or more like I did, as it ended up just destroying the plastic piece with my pliers. It really is on there good, so you have to pull harder than you might think, but it won't destroy the shifter or the boot at all, just maybe the plastic lock piece, and whenever I figure out how to get just one of those, I will buy one for myself and supply the rest of the 987 owners with them too. STUPID design. 986's had a more precise and durable mechanism.

Regarding 'shifting problems', I had more with the stock unit, with its super-soft action. It's nice to have a silky smooth travel and gear connection sometimes, but I wanted something more precise and agressive so I knew what gear I was in, and the shorter throws are a must. I'd like them even shorter if possible, but it's fine as is.
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Old 05-10-2006, 09:27 AM   #3
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excellent - thanks

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Japanese Rising Sun roof graphic
De-ambered and nearly de-chromed!

Sold - 05 BMW 330CI ZHP M-tuned
Imola Red, 6spd, Alcantra & Carbon Fiber Interior

Sold - 05 Boxster Black/Black 5spd
19" Carrera S Wheels
Bose Audio System/Sport Chrono Pkg
Schnell Short Shifter
Yellow Calipers c/ carbon fiber Porsche lettering
De-Ambered

Sold - 03 VW Beetle Silver - way too modified!
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