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What Is The Best Shifter

Discussion in 'General Tech and Maintenance' started by quick_civic, Mar 30, 2003.

  1. quick_civic

    quick_civic Junior Member

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    im looking for a shifter but i dont know what to get. Can anyone help me. 1999 civic si.
     
  2. xj0hnx

    xj0hnx I wanna be sedated VIP

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    If you want OEM get a hold of a type R shiftlinkage and shifter,I got lucky and scored one with my swap and it is very nice.
     
  3. E_SolSi

    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    the skunk2 setup is very nice .... get the full setup with the knob
    i have this on my car and i love it ..... very solid possitive engagement
    :thumbsup:
     
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    B16 Super Moderator VIP

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    i second the skunk2 short shifter, very nice, but i have a spoon shift knob :D
    :thumbsup:
     
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    CRX-YEM Super Moderator Moderator VIP

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    I'll third the skunk2, just installed mine , and I love it
     
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    TRuggiero_ Senior Member

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    B&M short shifter. I think it's like stage 3 race shifter. 54% shorter than stock. I drove one in a 00 si. It's sweet.
     
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    Lotlizzard Junior Member

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    I used neuspeed and it feels like a atari conroller.. I like it alot.
     
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    Domeskilla Senior Member

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    B has one and says it rattles and a friend has one and it feel like 5th gear is 3 feet from 4th gear.

    Skunk2 IMO.
     
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    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    yeah Bs B&M does rattle and squeak like hell ... the shifting isnt nearly as smooth or easy as the Skunk2
     
  10. saturn_boy96

    saturn_boy96 88 C1V1C 53D4N DR1V3R

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    chopped stock y0! cheap and still smooth. but i have this gay nob that resonates at certain rpm and it is fucking annoying. i will never buy another thing made by obx.
     
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    CRX-YEM Super Moderator Moderator VIP

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    chopping the shifter doesn't do you any good. it doesn't change the length between shifts etc..
    To be effective you need to actually increase the distance from the pivot to the shift linkage.
    effectively changing the shifters mechanical advantage.
     
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    i had
    1)B&M (with their stabilizer kit)
    2)Pacesetter
    3) Neuspeed

    and would use them in that order, i never noticed any of the rattling or squeaking with the B&M but it was in an accord so i don't know about the civic version but in my opinion B&M ownz
     
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    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    B&M SUCKS
    by far, the worst mod i ever did to the car

    and that includes
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    ah, you forgot the Ractive peice of shit coilovers.
     
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    Maybe you installed it wrong or shoulda replaced the bushings while you were down there. I'm just sayin my friends Si almost made me cream my pants it was so smooth and precise.
     
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    saturn_boy96 88 C1V1C 53D4N DR1V3R

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    it does if you add your own spacer between the pivot to the shift linkage. it was easy. made one cut about 2" above the pivot and one directly underneath it. then i flipped the pivot and presto the shifter is about 1.5" shorter and my shift throw was shortened too.
     
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    sleeperciv Junior Member

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    I had the b&m and yes it rattles

    replaced it with a skunk2 dual bend. just wished I got this in the first place.
     
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