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    Short Throw Shifter (no welding required)

    Hello all,
    This is my first post, and I am not 100% sure if it the proper place for it...
    I made myself a short throw shifter, used a hacksaw, drill press, and nice file set. I wanted to do it with basic tools, so it is not the prettiest thing. I did have to modify the bushings, the main one (forward/ backwards) needed a hole drilled all the way through to allow the bolt to pass through, while the second bushing (side / side) needed the end snipped to allow the other bolt to pass through. Everything is bolted together and I used nylon locking nuts to hopefully prevent anything from backing out. I didn't really measure anything, just kinda went for it and trimmed it to make it fit. The risers between the actual tower and the plate with the pivot are just washers stacked up and heat shrinked to make it look a little better. I went with the maximum height I could get (10 or 12 washers, I forget) as I did not want to hack up the console. I also cut the shifter itself and made new flat spots and slits for the knob and shift boot. I wanted to keep it close to factory height, but mainly eyeballed it. Overall, it works well and I cannot complain. The throws are about 2" side to side (total) and 3" front to back (total).

    Shifter is in reverse here.
    Shifter is in neutral here.
    Velcro on the shift boot.
    Velcro on the console.
    Shifter.
    Plate to hold the pivot.
    Riser.
    Extensions (upside down, not sure why).
    Shifter.

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    I love that it still looks stock. More sleeper status!

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    Now shorten the stroke on the trans side for a true short throw.


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    Quote Originally Posted by importsdontlikeme View Post
    Now shorten the stroke on the trans side for a true short throw.


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    I was shown how to do that, just need to find a spare shift tower for myself. Once I find a spare I am most likely going to try it. The only fear I have is it being too hard to shift, as I already have a little resistance going into first gear. And I do have full synthetic trans fluid and the trans only has 60k miles on it.

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    Resident Electromotive Expert importsdontlikeme's Avatar
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    Mine shifts good. I've run it that way the last two cars I've had.


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    be mindful that shortening the transmission side will increase the force transmitted through the cables -

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    Good, quick write-up.
    Slick.

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    I am aware that it will increase the force on the cables, which may make it feel harder to shift too. I think for a daily, it is good enough for its purpose. Might do the tower mod but maybe in the spring when it's nicer out as I do not have a heated garage. Also do not feel like making a new gasket or buying one (I'm cheap).

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