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short shifter

Discussion in 'Civic and del Sol - EG and EK' started by chadcharb, Nov 4, 2009.

  1. chadcharb

    chadcharb Well-Known Member VIP

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    is it important to get a name brand short shifter or does the $15 ebay special work fine?
     
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    phyregod !!YTINASNI

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    Avoid the aluminum ones. They get chewed up and shift poorly after a while. B&M makes a nice one that can be had for a reasonable pile of cash.
     
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    chadcharb Well-Known Member VIP

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    they get chewed up on what? doesnt it just bolt into the linkage?
    i looked up what b&m has and they are aluminum as well
     
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    phyregod !!YTINASNI

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    Bah, they must have changed it up. Look for stainless.

    They get chewed up in the "bearing" that is mounted between the inside and the outside of the car.. It holds the "ball" part of the shifter in place, and it is made of steel.
     
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    chadcharb Well-Known Member VIP

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    i see what your sayin but for $10 i can afford to replace it no problem then i can get a gunmetal one like i want
     
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    yeah but do you really wanna go through the trouble more than once to do it or just do it once, do it right, and get it over with?
     
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    that depends on how often i have to do it but your definatly right
     
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    OGMatt Not a real OG lol

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    I got an arc short shifter from the e gay for 40$ and it's sick shit!!! Only thing with short shifters is that don't shift them to fast on a stock trany or you will grind some gears :p
     
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    my theory is do it once, do it right, and you dont tear shit up!!! :p lol
     
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    GlassHeadlights West West Yall

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    My $10 one works fine, used for 1/2 year.
     
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    phyregod !!YTINASNI

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    The cheap piece of crap that came in my crx is chewed up and failing miserably. Its time for a new one. Another of those back burner things.
     
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    GlassHeadlights West West Yall

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    Weird. We'll see what happens to mine.
     
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    DESPAIN yep....mmhhm.......yep...

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    Once agian this is a classic case of E-bay=E-gay. its hit or miss.....you never know. sometimes that shit works like a champ and others its worse than when you started........
     
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    phyregod !!YTINASNI

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    You got bad info on the B&M

    B&M is steel alloy (fine to use)
    Skunk 2 is Stainless Steel
    Blox is Steel alloy
    Blackworks is Steel Alloy

    99% of the egay garbage is aluminum. If it costs $10-40, you can bet your ass its aluminum. There could be an exception to the rule, but I'm not going to sift through 400 shifters to find out.
     
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    Slow&Delirious isn't fast or furious

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    skunk2 shifters are like $110-150, is it really worth it?

    my 2 cents - I got a $9.99 APC shifter off egay and it works good in my del slow, over a year now, but i dont drive it every day either
     
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    phyregod !!YTINASNI

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    No. They are not worth $150. Shop around, you can get them for $50-60.
     
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    my thaughts, if you have a sazawl and a welder make your own. just extend the lingth from the ball of the shifter to the end of it whare it connects to the linkage. extend it 3/4 inch, thats how much longer the skunk2 one is. do that and replace the bushings for bout 12 bucks and your set
     
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    yea,yea ,yea,what he said! hunh???????? spend the 10 bucks and when it snaps off put yur stock one back in till yor new 12 doller one comes in.Make sure u get that cool knob for an extra 5 bucks too.
     
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    Slow&Delirious isn't fast or furious

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    yea ^^^

    the shift knob is what makes it cool

    buy a red ebay shifter and a skunk2 knob, and as far as anyone knowu spent 200bucks on a short throw shifter assembly from skunk2
     
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    Make your own.. Probably under 5.00 total. 3/8"-thick walled pipe about 1" long.
    Unless your bushings are bad. Then buy new ones. If not just push them out and use a good lithium to reassemble. Grease the ball too. (ON THE SHIFTER)
    The only thing that you have to watch out for is getting it too low and it hits the exhaust pipe,(usually going into Reverse) so measure that first to see how much room you have to use.

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