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Old 08-05-2019, 06:50 AM   #661
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Will install instructions be included ? If yes will they point to what or where they need to be greased ? Or maybe can you explain on this forum ?

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Old 08-05-2019, 11:27 AM   #662
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Chris at Uniwerks will mail the PDF instructions to the customers
I've ditched the printed instruction... too much wasted paper !

Grease should be used at the main friction points : The joint between the shifter and the lever (delrin insert) and the pivot for the cable end.
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Old 08-05-2019, 01:17 PM   #663
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So petroleum based standard grease is sufficient ? Sorry to be a pain but I want to do this right the first time .
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Old 08-14-2019, 11:51 AM   #664
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Yes, should be alright

Here is the link for the parts, they are in stock !
https://uniwerksdesign.com/product/bens-porsche-911-boxster-cayman-shifter-side-lever-upgrade/
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Old 08-15-2019, 09:56 AM   #665
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Anybody try these out yet? price is a bit steep for what I'm imagining to be a fairly small difference.
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Old 08-15-2019, 10:42 AM   #666
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If your shifter is like new, it won't make a huge difference no, but my bet it's that it's not... I've never seen one (and I'm a Porsche Tech so I get to see a LOT !) in good condition.
So it will make a huge difference !

The price is "high" because it's a fairly small production, I can't afford to make 5000 of them to get a real low price !

The complete kit shifter + lever is still cheaper than many aftermarket short shifter


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Old 08-18-2019, 06:37 AM   #667
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Ordered mine today will report back once received and installed .
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Old 08-20-2019, 10:53 AM   #668
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Cool ! Please take pictures
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Old 08-22-2019, 04:05 PM   #669
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The part arrived today it's a good looking piece . I have not received any install directions .
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This morning I sent an email to Chris at Uniwerks asking for install instructions .
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Just received an email from Chris with the install instructions , very quick service I have purchased another shifter housing so I plan on doing the bench work this weekend . I am going to take this opportunity to strip my console down and paint it silver to match the car .
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This morning I decided to assemble the short shifter and side lever upgrade into an extra housing I purchased specifically for this . They are cheap enough to purchase and this allows easy swap to go back to stock if need be . Anyway I started with the hole that needs to be drilled for the side lever . I measured the shoulder of the bolt with mic's and came up with .469 , looked at my multiple drill indexes and found a 15/32 which is .469 . Chucked the bit into my cordless drill and drilled through the outside , lined up by eye and drilled the inside wall . After drilling the inside wall I continued pushing forward with the drill and it cleaned out the little wall where the nut goes . Took all of 30 seconds to do . I slid the shoulder bolt into the hole it was quite snug which is what I wanted .

Then I grabbed the short shifter and installed ( loosely ) the short shifter and side lever into the housing . It takes a little fussing but no big deal . Every wear point received a liberal coating of marine/off road grease . Assembled the bearings/cups for the shifter including the pennies and started adjusting . I adjusted the shifter so the ball that goes into the side lever was aprox. in the middle of the teflon bushing . I used a little bit of red Loctite on all the threads . It feels like there is zero play north/south so I think I have the cups/bearing pre load set correctly . Side to side feels very precise with just a little bit of a catch/detent feel going into the 1st/2nd plane I assume this is normal .

I am probably weeks away from installing in the car as I'm going to pull the console and prep/paint it to match the exterior of the car . Here are two pics of the finished product , I will post my final thoughts after I install in the car and drive it for a bit . And last but not least , thanks to Ben for making these and Chris at Uniwerks for being honest and easy to work with guys .


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Just received an email from Chris with the install instructions , very quick service I have purchased another shifter housing so I plan on doing the bench work this weekend . I am going to take this opportunity to strip my console down and paint it silver to match the car .


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Where did you purchase the shift housing?


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Purchased from the classifieds on this forum .
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Old 09-01-2019, 02:33 AM   #675
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Thank you for your feedback

I'm sure you'll love it !!


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Old 09-10-2019, 07:08 AM   #676
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Hi guys !

Just letting you know that I'm making another update on the Short Shifters !
This one you can retrofit easily on your old one and it should make it even better after a few years !

I'll be posting pictures soon


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Hi guys !

Just letting you know that I'm making another update on the Short Shifters !
This one you can retrofit easily on your old one and it should make it even better after a few years !

I'll be posting pictures soon

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Hi Ben, I have received the kit as you know but I have no instructions which is fine as it seems quite straightforward. The only question is the hole that has to be drilled, is it really 15/32? If so why such a weird size? Is 12mm ok or is it too large?
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Online conversion charts state 12MM is equal to 15/32 .
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it's a 10mm hole, I can't tell you what that equals too in inches :/

I'll try something to post the instructions here

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