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Unread 06-19-2008, 01:24 PM   #16
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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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Unread 06-19-2008, 01:42 PM   #17
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ok, here are a few pics that I have of the process.
shifter removed, or as in my case, spare shifter that I picked up at the salvage yard.


stick removed from housing, and extension welded in.


spacer cut from 1/2" aluminum.


everything put back together with the home made pistol grip handle.
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Unread 06-19-2008, 08:49 PM   #18
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That B&M one looks nice, where did u order it?
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Unread 06-19-2008, 09:05 PM   #19
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That B&M one looks nice, where did u order it?
http://summitracing.com/

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Unread 06-21-2008, 03:13 AM   #20
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I personally like the long shift distance, it keeps me in check. I don't go speeding around, throwing quick shifts, and burning more gas. I take it easy on the accelerator, and on the clutch, and just enjoy the ride.
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Unread 06-21-2008, 10:00 AM   #21
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I personally like the long shift distance, it keeps me in check. I don't go speeding around, throwing quick shifts, and burning more gas. I take it easy on the accelerator, and on the clutch, and just enjoy the ride.
that makes sense, but im still not going to speed i just like not having to do as much work lol
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Unread 06-21-2008, 04:38 PM   #22
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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
The trails I play on consists of mainly rock gardens. Not much shifting needed 4L and first gear is all you need.
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