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Old 11-15-2009, 09:56 AM   #1
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GS shifter throw?

i know nick lists it as an x% reduction in throw, but my question is how short is it really?

im after the shifter mostly because im hoping it will cure a little slop that annoys the hell out of me. i dont want to have an excessively short throw. which is what happend in my other car when i put in a short shifter, making me have to increase the height to add some throw back in.

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Old 11-15-2009, 11:13 AM   #2
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Hello It definitely shortens the throw and takes "some" of the slop out of the shifting.If you have the poly mounts to stiffen up the engine it helps a little more.It does not equal a cable shifting system though.Still a good investment in my honest opinion.
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i love my shifter, not sure how long the throw is in an oem shifter since i never had it in before i just went to the short throw but its awesome.
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well thanks, but until i find out some more info, im not going to "just get it"

because what is worth it to you may not be worth it to me.



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it wont cure slop if you have wiggle room in your linkage and selection shaft comming out of your transmission
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It is a good investment.It has a nice mechanical feel to it.Is there someone near u that has one you can try?
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the throw is still long compared to many sports cars. it is a great investment and shifting gears is much smoother. a stock miata or mustang is less throw than this one, the housing limits it from being too short
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it wont cure slop if you have wiggle room in your linkage and selection shaft comming out of your transmission
yes i know, my slop is in the shifter itself.

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It is a good investment.It has a nice mechanical feel to it.Is there someone near u that has one you can try?
not that i know of.



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there should be plenty near Rhode island and Connecticut.Just give A shout out and see who replies.
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Nick's product page says it reduces throw from 5 to 3 3/8 inches.
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Old 11-16-2009, 12:40 PM   #12
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...yes i know.

the fact being sure i can measure that on a ruler, but i also dont know where he measured that, and it probably wont help to go out with a ruler, although maybe.



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In my opinion the short throw is not worth it unless you really hate your shifting now (and I mean absolutely hate). For the $, it just doesn't make the car drive any better. With driving an manual s10, a c900, and my 9-3; shifting distance isn't a huge concern for me.

For what's it worth, I was struggling with a sloppy shifter and went with the uprated trans & engine mount from GS. Great products, barely increased vibrations (but now I notice the cracks in my defroster cover). If you have the money, then go for it. If not, save it for other upgrades!
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Old 11-16-2009, 01:42 PM   #14
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i already have the mounts, so i know it is not that.

its 140 bucks...not much in the terms of cash really, i just dont want to wind up wanting the stock shifter back since its a core return part.



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if you buy it and don't like it i'll buy it from you and give you my stock shifter.
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you could probably pick up another core cheap. Send that it. If you don't like it there's no down time swapping when you sells the short one to another person.
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well i only live like 30 from him, so i would probably just drive up with my tools and do it at his place, or if he comes to the shop day we could swap it then if he doesn't like it.


shop day thread will be coming soon btw.
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shop day thread will be coming soon btw.
Please, I hope its not thanksgiving break... Or after the ng900 gets shipped early december.
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you were supposed to pm me with the dates that you will be home. nooobb
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