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Kroggers 02-08-2012 11:20 PM

Racing Shift Mount from Hargett
 
If you are on Facebook, then there is a write up - here

And if you are not, then here is a summary :)

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I appreciate that this is not to everyone's taste, but it is perfect for me...

I have had the Hargett Pro shifter in my 911 for years and really like it. So after some discussions with Mark at Hargett we set about designing something that would locate the sifter in the Boxster racing car a bit more like the Pro shifter in my 911.

And this is the end result from several discussions and some early prototype work.

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One of the key design constraints that I gave to Mark when we started to wok on this was that it had to be light and at the same time not flex during shifting in a race - and initial impressions is that he has managed to do this. I still have to test it in anger during a race, but I feel confidant it will be perfect.

Appreciate that it ads a small amount of weight to the car, when I am trying to reduce weight at every opportunity, but here I feel that the better shifting feel is preferable over the small additional weight - but like I said at the start, we all have our opinions and requirements in our racing cars, this is one of mine :)

Mark has decided to release the mount as a product and will be putting it up on the Hargett web site soon. He is even talking about making an adjustable version of the mount.

landrovered 02-09-2012 02:59 PM

Very cool!

Brad Roberts 02-09-2012 10:49 PM

I'm a big fan of raising the shifter, but it needs to be $50 :) We just use screw on standoffs for $100 or so.

His setup mimics the mount for the Carrera GT shifter :)

Kroggers 02-09-2012 10:59 PM

I am not 100% sure on what price Mark is planning to put this mount out at - but I think he is thinking in the same price point as you are indicating Brad (Under $100). But I will know more once he has listed it on his site...

Brad Roberts 02-09-2012 11:02 PM

Knock down all but 2 of those studs in front of the shifter. That way if you need to mount something, you can use the two remaining studs. No need for all of them!!

I want a RHD dash badly.. :)


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Brad Roberts 02-09-2012 11:04 PM

Oh.. Facebook = Look up "Rad Boberts" (easier to find me with the mispelling)

Kroggers 02-09-2012 11:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Brad Roberts (Post 277597)
Knock down all but 2 of those studs in front of the shifter. That way if you need to mount something, you can use the two remaining studs. No need for all of them!!

I want a RHD dash badly.. :)


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Why should I cut down the studs? Got any picture to show what you are talking about?

I can maybe help you with a RHD dash...

Kroggers 02-09-2012 11:13 PM

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Originally Posted by Brad Roberts (Post 277599)
Oh.. Facebook = Look up "Rad Boberts" (easier to find me with the mispelling)

I found one Rad Boberts with no profile picture - is that you?

Brad Roberts 02-09-2012 11:15 PM

Quote:

Why should I cut down the studs?
I know I should not answer a question with a question.... BUT...

You want to know how I managed to get a Boxster down to 1,980lbs?

I live by this: "Does it weigh more than zero?" (the studs weigh more than zero)... get rid of them!! If you are serious about the diet.. remove every other bolt holding down the front fenders :)


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Brad Roberts 02-09-2012 11:17 PM

FB = radboberts << no space between the name

Brad Roberts | Facebook

Kroggers 02-09-2012 11:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Brad Roberts (Post 277606)
I know I should not answer a question with a question.... BUT...

You want to know how I managed to get a Boxster down to 1,980lbs?

I live by this: "Does it weigh more than zero?" (the studs weigh more than zero)... get rid of them!! If you are serious about the diet.. remove every other bolt holding down the front fenders :)


B

Got you - the studs will go.

Both the front and rear bumpers are attached with the bolts only - I can remove the rear bumper in under 2 min :D

Brad Roberts 02-09-2012 11:19 PM

It's the sum of all parts/pieces removed :)



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Kroggers 02-09-2012 11:23 PM

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Originally Posted by Brad Roberts (Post 277610)
It's the sum of all parts/pieces removed :)



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Yes, that it is.

Just a shame that the "extra" 10kg stuck on me is the hardest to remove in time for the start of the 2012 season :rolleyes:

Brad Roberts 02-09-2012 11:25 PM

I tell people to "cut their head off" :cheers:

I was offered a seat in a race car this year... if I'd drop 25lbs and *fit* in the little guy seat :)

I've lost 5lbs :)



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Kroggers 02-09-2012 11:28 PM

So only 20lbs remaining :D

Brad Roberts 02-09-2012 11:34 PM

and trust me.. sometimes.. cutting my head off might be the better solution!!! LOL

Kroggers 02-09-2012 11:37 PM

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Originally Posted by Brad Roberts (Post 277607)
FB = radboberts << no space between the name

Brad Roberts | Facebook

Interesting to see how many common "friends of friends" we have - my friend has a friend who... :D

Brad Roberts 02-10-2012 12:28 AM

I cheated. I ran a large web forum for 8+ years before I sold it. Lots of friends worldwide :) (and probably about the same number of enemies!! :matchup:)



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Jittsl 02-10-2012 12:30 AM

If you need any help I have a machete and am happy to volunteer

Kroggers 02-10-2012 12:32 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Brad Roberts (Post 277622)
I cheated. I ran a large web forum for 8+ years before I sold it. Lots of friends worldwide :) (and probably about the same number of enemies!! :matchup:)



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Cool. But it demonstrates that we move in the same circles...


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