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Old 02-08-2012, 10:20 PM   #1
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Racing Shift Mount from Hargett

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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.







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.
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Old 02-09-2012, 01:59 PM   #2
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Old 02-09-2012, 09:49 PM   #3
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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
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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...
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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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Old 02-09-2012, 10:11 PM   #7
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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...
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I found one Rad Boberts with no profile picture - is that you?
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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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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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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
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It's the sum of all parts/pieces removed



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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
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I tell people to "cut their head off"

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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So only 20lbs remaining
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and trust me.. sometimes.. cutting my head off might be the better solution!!! LOL
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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!! )



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