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Old 06-28-2004, 01:28 PM   #1
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MP Short Shifter!!!

Woah, check out MPPerformance's site. They're showing an adjustable short shifter conversion now! What the heck ever happened to the turbo delivery pipe??? I thought that was coming out next, not that I'm complaining
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Old 06-28-2004, 02:09 PM   #2
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Yea this is next on my list. Unfortunately, the plastic peice that holds the ball into place broke
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I'll have a write up on it and installation instructions very soon.
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Old 06-28-2004, 03:52 PM   #4
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Can this be used on its own? Or does this need the whole modded shifter unit thingy.
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Old 06-28-2004, 04:18 PM   #5
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sunn-of a beyotch..I just bought the VRK and sway from him. Would have got this aswell!
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yeah, what's up with the install on this? I've seen Eric's DIY one, and it looks like it would be a bitch to do.
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It'll be easier since you don't have to modify anything, but regardless you'll have to dismantle your center console. But its definately worth having a short shifter.

Its amazing how much better the shifting is, not to mention that you can burn out through second if u wish
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too bad it does have a different top so we can put a diff. shift knob on it, rather than a saab shift knob...
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yeah, what's up with the install on this? I've seen Eric's DIY one, and it looks like it would be a bitch to do.
Install for the MP shifter wont be anything like the hack DIY I made. It will be a lot easier.
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Old 06-29-2004, 06:54 AM   #10
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Looks nice.

2 quick questions,

Is the reverse lockout defeated? It appears so. But it does have some range of adjustment.

Does the stock reverse sleve / boot holder still work?
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Nick,

On the MP Performance site he mentions that with a 1/4" adjustment you still have full factory lockout, etc. This setting knocks off about 2" of throw. If you remove the lockout then you can adjust the throw do whatever extent you want.
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yeah, what's up with the install on this? I've seen Eric's DIY one, and it looks like it would be a bitch to do.
Install for the MP shifter wont be anything like the hack DIY I made. It will be a lot easier.
Eric, do you have to take out the seats to get at the center console properly? I don't suppose you can just pop off the shifter boot and swap the stick...hehe if it were that easy, everyone would have a short shifter right?
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No, the seats stay in thankfully. Removing the center consol is not hard. It’d rate changing the shifter as a medium-easy job. Reaching some of the bolts are tough but that’s it.
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No, the seats stay in thankfully. Removing the center consol is not hard. It’d rate changing the shifter as a medium-easy job. Reaching some of the bolts are tough but that’s it.
Well as long it doesn't require any special Saab tools...I just installed the Saab front lip spoiler on my car this weekend and the instructions actually said to use "Saab part #XYZ123" to punch little slots in my bumper. Lucky a friggen utility knife does the same thing

But on a serious note...are there ANY downsides to doing this type of short shift mod? Does it put any extra stress on the gear box or linkage or anything?
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Old 07-01-2004, 04:47 PM   #15
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I have MP's short shifter in my car, works well. I'm at the limit, but still have reverse lockout.

The throw isn't super short now or anything but a very noticeable difference.

I have a prototype, not sure if the production version is much different though.

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I get mine tomorrow. The install instructions will be on the MP site soon.
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