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Old 10-11-2016, 09:17 AM   #1
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chopping my stick

Have been playing about with gear changes and realize ,for me anyway, it is a lot smoother gear change holding the stick half way down when changing gear. This leads me to thinking about chopping the stick down to achieve the slicker changing I am experiencing.

Has anyone any experience of doing this , and how did you find it. thanks

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Old 10-11-2016, 09:42 AM   #2
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Have been playing about with gear changes and realize ,for me anyway, it is a lot smoother gear change holding the stick half way down when changing gear. This leads me to thinking about chopping the stick down to achieve the slicker changing I am experiencing.

Has anyone any experience of doing this , and how did you find it. thanks
i haven't tried it or heard of someone who did, but you can go ahead and try, as stock shifters assembly are fairly cheap (at least on this side of to pond)
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also a short shifter is a very common mod on these cars. (short as in the travel of the stick between gears)
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Old 10-11-2016, 06:53 PM   #3
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I think I recall that Ben tried shortening the height of his factory shift knob:
Ball bearing short shifter !

I personally love the stock knob height (combined with the modestly shorter throw of the 997 shift mechanism I installed) on my 5-speed 2001 Boxster. When I tried temporarily running with a lower positioned, duct tape ball shift knob for a while (necessary for me to keep driving the car while refinishing my shift knob/boot), I found it hard to get into gear sometimes due to inadequate leverage. The conclusion for me is that shorter throws are not necessarily better.
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Old 10-12-2016, 12:04 AM   #4
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If you have trouble getting it into gear you should check the engine mount. Hard shifting is one of the symptoms of a cracked and crumbling mount.

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Old 10-12-2016, 12:12 PM   #5
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"I think I recall that Ben tried shortening the height of his factory shift knob:"
He also has the ultimate short shift mod - a ball bearing shifter kit with 27,000 views !Must be something to see there?
Ball bearing short shifter !
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Old 10-12-2016, 02:01 PM   #6
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I cut mine off about an inch a while ago, it feels great since Im a tall guy, it makes quick shifts easy

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