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Old 05-03-2005, 05:08 PM   #1
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short shifter

hey, i am thinking about gettin the short shifter from mpperformance.com

heres the link, its near the bottom of the page
http://www.mpperformance.com/ng900.asp

just a few questions about it tho:
1) is it hard to install
2) how does it work with the shifter knob, like with that piece u have to pull up to get it in reverse, and al those other stock things...
3) if there are any difficult things about the installation, please let me know

any info is appreciated
thanks, dan
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no not that hard... well not anymore haha me and another had version one.... but they have the walk through on their site.... it does work with the shiftnob and the reverse pull up... might have to be cut... but do a search i know their are tons of posts about short shifters....
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im just kidna freaked out about the installation part cuz u gotta tka eALLLL that stuff apart and what if i cant get it back together??? i always screw up like that

and by the way, does this only shorten the shifter itself, or does it also shorten the distance u have to move the knob between lik first and 2nd gear or 2nd and 3rd etc... know what i mean? cuz if it shortens the distance to switch gears then id be able to shift faster which means i can then go faster...

bleh i just dont know much about it i guess
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it shortens the throw...

its not that difficult... but then again you did install the leaf blower in backwards didnt you... hahaha
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it shortens the throw...

its not that difficult... but then again you did install the leaf blower in backwards didnt you... hahaha
hmm.. maybe if i had any idea as to what you were talking about with the "leaf blower" id laf at myself with u...

if ur referring to that electric supercharger i was talking about... i never even remotely thought about buying it, much less installing it... so no i really dont know what your thinking of... hmm
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oh dam... i thaught it was yur N/A with the leaf blower.. ithaught i was talking to gm... wow... well for one second pretend you are gm and laugh so i dont feel as stupid as i should!!

but you get what i meen by shorter throw right?
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oh dam... i thaught it was yur N/A with the leaf blower.. ithaught i was talking to gm... wow... well for one second pretend you are gm and laugh so i dont feel as stupid as i should!!
LOL GOSH IM DUMB!!

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but you get what i meen by shorter throw right?
by that you mean its just less distance that you have to move the shift knob, correct?
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LOL GOSH IM DUMB!!
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by that you mean its just less distance that you have to move the shift knob, correct?
yes it reduces the throw distance by 40% i belive
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The only substantial problem is if you have the manual climate control.. With the digital one, you just pop it out and unplug it. I had the manual version in my 900, and the install was a huge bitch beacuse none of the cables/springs/"why did they design it like this"'s wanted to come off (and frankly, I didn't want them to) I wound up having to kind of rotate the center console around these things and work in a cramped area.

That said, if you have the digital setup, it's pretty breezy
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by the manual, if ur referring to the knobby turny things... then yeah i have those.. not the digital... damn
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It's not impossible, just a little more frustrating at times. If you move the passenger seat all the way back, you can fit the center console/climate control mess over onto the passenger side floor. Having the manual setup adds probably half an hour to the whole operation if you know what you're doing. If it's your first time, I would suggest allowing for an extra hour on top of whatever the instructions say (the instructions are written assuming you have the digital).
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