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mgfranz 05-01-2018 02:51 PM

Short Shifter?
 
Anyone running this?
https://m.ebay.com/itm/Short-Shifter-f its-Porsche-Cayman-Boxster-S-911-986-996-5-speed-6-GT2-GT3-C2-C4/112925502776?_mwBanner=1&ul_ref=https%3A%2F%2Frove r.ebay.com%2Frover%2F0%2F0%2F0%3Fmpre%3Dhttps%253A %252F%252Fwww.ebay.com%252Fulk%252Fitm%252F1129255 02776%26rvr_id%3D0%26rvr_ts%3D1de54a721630a88bc2d4 f0dffffb9166&ul_noapp=true

Dmitry at Pelican Parts 05-01-2018 03:59 PM

Haven't heard of that one, but it looks to be a copy of the Schnell Short Shift Kit; link below.

https://www.pelicanparts.com/cgi-bin/ksearch/PEL_search_2016.cgi?command=DWsearch&description=S chnell+Short+Shift+Kit

mgfranz 05-01-2018 04:08 PM

Yeah, looks like a clone, same features, but smae product?

Better link;

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Short-Shifter-fits-Porsche-Cayman-Boxster-S-911-986-996-5-speed-6-GT2-GT3-C2-C4/112925502776?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid =p2060353.m1438.l2649

particlewave 05-01-2018 05:32 PM

Yes, many have used them. It's what Ben uses in his ball bearing short shifter and the quality is good.

Finnegan 05-02-2018 12:12 PM

$50? That's really tempting.

mgfranz 05-17-2018 12:42 PM

Got mine in the mail yesterday, good quality and seems well thought out. Only thing I noticed is that the nuts are missing lock-tight that hold the shift arm in, gunna have to remember that when I do the swap this weekend. No instructions were included, but the B&M instructions are nicely done and will do just fine.

mgfranz 06-15-2018 03:42 PM

OK, swap was pretty simple with the instructions from B&M, only thing they left out was that you do not need to reuse the plastic side-arm clip, the new shifter has a full size ball that fits nicely in the OEM pocket. Also, they do not tell you which side to place the adjustable cup for the new shifter, but since all adjust-ability is to the rear side of the assembly that is where I used it. All in all a pretty easy swap.

As for the operation, it will feel very tight at first while you are in the car without the engine running, (probably a good idea since you don't want to start it in case there are some adjustments necessary), but going through the gears it was at first difficult to find reverse, I had to find 4th before it would go into reverse. But once I felt comfortable with the adjustments I started her up and went through the gears with the parking brake on. All felt good, so time for a drive.

Reverse was easy to find once started, going from 1st to 2nd was tight and firm, did this a few times to get comfortable. The shifts are crisp, firm and exact, almost Ferrari like. Going from 2nd to 3rd was firm and good, same for 4th and 5th. Short, clean, crisp and firm, Going to put some miles on it this weekend, so hopefully all will go well. But for now, best mod I have done so far. And for $50, I would do it again.

mgfranz 04-13-2019 04:55 PM

Just as a follow-up, I got to give this unit a thorough thrashing at the PCA Festival of Speed in Fontana a couple weeks ago and I must say, it held up beautifully and felt amazing! Especially through the 2nd-3rd gear shifts, quick, precise and responsive. Definitely made for much more fun than a long throw. So far the best mod I have done yet!


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