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Short throw shifter

Discussion in 'General Tech and Maintenance' started by Slow&Delirious, Mar 1, 2009.

  1. Slow&Delirious

    Slow&Delirious isn't fast or furious

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    I would like any feed back that anyone has about short throw shifters

    from what i can tell from research it allows for less movement between shifts because it gives diffrent leverage angles on the linkage, but takes more effort to shift

    so if anyone is using one or has opinions about them i would like to hear about it
     
  2. OGMatt

    OGMatt Not a real OG lol

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    nope easy to shift, they are normaly the same hight as stock just a shorter distance from gear to gear. I have a 40% in my crx and its waaaaaaayy better!
     
  3. Slow&Delirious

    Slow&Delirious isn't fast or furious

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    thanks, any one had any bad expirence with and aftermarket throw shifter?
     
  4. CRX-YEM

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    I have and preffer the Skunk2 short shifter.
     
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    OGMatt Not a real OG lol

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    Bad thing: shift linkage rubs against exaust in reverse.:ph34r:
     
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    B16RacerN2NR Working Hard VIP

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    I did, kinda. My left leg couldn't keep keep up with the speed of my arm shifting when I had a short shifter. I would grind gears every so often at the drag strip so I pulled that shit out, put the stock one back, and no more grinding issues :)
     
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    stay away from cheap aftermarket ones off eBay.. IMO.. find a OEM Type R shift lever and use that
     
  8. OGMatt

    OGMatt Not a real OG lol

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    I got an APC ss off ebay and its good quallity
     
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    !JDM_EF-9! I'm just EF'n..

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    but the shifter linkage rubs against exaust in reverse??:dunno:
     
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    efhondakid My name is Byron. VIP

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    I rocked an egay shifter in my EF for some time, then I made my own from the stock shifter the ebay one was super light aluminum making it not very balanced that is the only problem I had with it.
     
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    OGMatt Not a real OG lol

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    ya there is a little 3inch counter weight and in reverse hits and vibs. on the exaust. I just have to cut it but I dont care about it really.
     
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    what car
     
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    stay away from cheap short throws, they can make your shit grind..(i had a ebay one) skunk2 or oem type-r (thats what i have and love!)
     
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    I have a B&M straight stick pro shifter in my crx and love it. much better than the ebay crap I had in my old hatch.
     
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    I had a b&m in my old civic si. I really see them as somewhat of a gimmick. Yea it was cool the shifter only moved a few inches during a shift, however my car now has the stock shifter and I've never once thought it was a long throw or grinded gears.

    We're lucky with how good our shifters are stock. My maxima is atleast double the throw of my civic. Ever driven a taraus sho? It's like pulling a sloppy e-brake lever every time.
     
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    apc ebay shifter in my hatch and transferred it to my rex,worx fine for me,and i slam gears,wish it was heavier though..ive heard the Skunk2 with skunk2 weighted knob is the best shift yet
     
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    blox makes a shifter that is near copy of the skunk2 but for alittle less cash and the weight knob is great
     
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    I had someone tell me that BLOX is almost a complete replica of Skunk2 because the owners or BLOX used to work at Skunk2 or something. i don't know anything about that but i have a Skunk2 shift knob and it's the same as a BLOX. I.M.O, getting a nicely weighted knob will do wonders.....
     
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    95 del sol s, its the DD and if i like the throw shifter i was thinking about getting a brand name one for the civic. the one i got was off egay, 12 bucks, if it sucks i will sell it for 20 and if it works thats great.

    win win
     
  20. AHHVTEC

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    your 01 civic is a cable shift. so it will be different. as far as the 01 civic goes get a comptech you will love it.
     
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