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Unread 06-18-2008, 06:49 PM   #1
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short shifter

Does anyone use a short shifter. Im from the import world and short shifter helps alot. I know our shifters are really long, anyone?

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Unread 06-18-2008, 07:17 PM   #2
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I was talking to a guy once who put on his 99 4 banger and he said it makes it much better on long commutes not sure why though I love the long shift
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Unread 06-18-2008, 08:00 PM   #3
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I was talking to a guy once who put on his 99 4 banger and he said it makes it much better on long commutes not sure why though I love the long shift


I'm with you in my YJ I like the long shift as well.
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Unread 06-18-2008, 09:42 PM   #4
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Why would having a short shifter help any? Wouldn't you have to reach down farther?
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Unread 06-19-2008, 07:47 AM   #5
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Number one, never addmit from being from the import world on a jeep forum. Jeeps are really meant to be speed shifted or anything. A short shifted in a jeep looks getto, the longer the better. If you can't rest your chin on it, it needs work ha ha. Seriously, I perfer the longer style shifter myself. Even in my 07 mustang GT I installed a hurst just to get a longer shifter, the stock shifter had the knob setting damn near on the console. It's an old school thing I guess, it's all in what your use to.
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I just want to know what he meant by saying a short shifter helps out a lot. I don't see any advantage to having one on the trail.
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Unread 06-19-2008, 07:54 AM   #7
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there are short throw shift kits for some i dont know if you actually have to get a shorter shifter, a guy i know has one on an '00 4 banger and its pretty cool, the throw of the shift is greatly reduced, and in mud and sand being able to shift faster really helps,
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Unread 06-19-2008, 08:30 AM   #8
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The half a second it takes to go a foot instead of 2 feet makes a difference?
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Unread 06-19-2008, 09:33 AM   #9
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there are short throw shift kits for some i dont know if you actually have to get a shorter shifter, a guy i know has one on an '00 4 banger and its pretty cool, the throw of the shift is greatly reduced, and in mud and sand being able to shift faster really helps,
This is what im talking about. I know from racing cars that you can shift much quicker and clutchs last much longer. Who doesnt want to shift faster when your on the trails? i dont see a reason why anyone wouldnt. Its not just for racing. Its just easier to not have to pull as far
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Unread 06-19-2008, 09:59 AM   #10
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It all depends on what he meant by short shifter, I thought he was refering to the shifter height. If he means a short throw shifter, hurst and B&M both make them for the AX-15 in the jeep.
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I am confused as well, I thought we were talking about a short (height) shifter. I didn't understand why that would help.
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Unread 06-19-2008, 11:26 AM   #12
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sorry about that, i should have been more clear.
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Unread 06-19-2008, 11:32 AM   #13
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I have a b&m in my 02 and It reduced the throw by like 70-80% doesnt mean im trying to go faster I just didnt like how the throw on the shifter was worse then most 18 wheelers
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Unread 06-19-2008, 11:45 AM   #14
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I have a short throw shifter in my 93. I couldn't justify the cost of the pre-made ones, so I just made my own. it was really simple, and works great. I just cut the shifter between the pivot ball and the shift ball, and welded in an extension. then I just made a spacer to raise the shifter housing from the top of the trans the same amount as what was added to the stick. I also made a pistol grip handle, so now the top of my shifter is actuailly taller than stock, but with a shorter throw than stock.

if anyone wants pics, just let me knwo, and I'll post them here.
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I have a b&m in my 02 and It reduced the throw by like 70-80% doesnt mean im trying to go faster I just didnt like how the throw on the shifter was worse then most 18 wheelers
Exactly, I was always banging the passenger in the knee when I threw it in reverse. I use the B&M too, the shifts are much more positive now and reverse is much easier to shift into.
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