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Old 05-26-2010, 12:49 PM   #1
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Short shifter questions

I've done a search but couldn't find what I was looking for. I am going to get either a b&m or schnell.

Can anyone tell me if my Porsche shift knob will fit them? Also anyone have opinions on them?

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Old 05-26-2010, 01:00 PM   #2
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In my experience, both will accept the oem shift knob. As far as which brand is better, I've read numerous, positive remarks about both of them. I know for a fact, that many of the high end after market "tuners" that offer their own short shifter, have simply rebranded either the B&M or Schnell under their own name.
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Old 05-26-2010, 01:16 PM   #3
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Porsche knob will fit fine. I have the B&M and like it...no regrets. Some will say they are a tad notchy, and mine is a little when the car is cold.

Once hot, good to go.
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Old 05-26-2010, 01:38 PM   #4
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Porsche knobs will fit fine on B&M, Schnell and even the knock offs on ebay.

I put a B&M into my '99 986 and thought it was fantastic! Sometimes a little stiff when cold but otherwise nothing short of a great mod. Another alternative, to keep the buttery smooth shifting but not quite as short, is to go w/ a stock shifter from either a 987 or 997.

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Old 05-26-2010, 06:47 PM   #5
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Thank you gentlemen.

I am laughing at the "rowing" comment

I went with the B & M, should be here early next week!


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Old 05-28-2010, 12:26 AM   #6
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more questions

anything like a bad short shifter? Saw one on e-bay that looks identical to B&M one.
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Old 05-28-2010, 06:31 PM   #7
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short shifter installed!

Got the B & M shifter installed today. Was only a moderate pita.

The shifter is wonderful! I can't believe the difference....it feels great, and makes shifting much more fun!

Highly recommend everyone does this!

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Got the B & M shifter installed today. Was only a moderate pita.

The shifter is wonderful! I can't believe the difference....it feels great, and makes shifting much more fun!

Highly recommend everyone does this!

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I've read comments about it not being as smooth, how has your experience been?
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Old 06-04-2010, 10:43 AM   #10
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I've read comments about it not being as smooth, how has your experience been?
To me it's awesome! Mine is smooth, and I like it 100% better than the stock piece. My thought is this is how it should have come from the factory!

Love it!

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I've got a brand new B&M short shifter still in the wrapping if anyone is interested. I was going to do this mod, but never got around to it.

Up for grabs..
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Smile b&m shifter

would be interested... what would u want for them?
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Old 06-04-2010, 07:42 PM   #13
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I've got a brand new B&M short shifter still in the wrapping if anyone is interested. I was going to do this mod, but never got around to it.

Up for grabs..

You should do it!!
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I've got a brand new B&M short shifter still in the wrapping if anyone is interested. I was going to do this mod, but never got around to it.

Up for grabs..
Mulling it over... quote a price.
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After nearly three years of experience with a short shift kit, I am absolutely in love with the below mentioned modification and could not see myself without one. Albeit a Techart unit, it is the same dynamic. Do yourself the favor, buy it, and enjoy the hell out of it post installation!
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