And the thread is still going strong.
Just put this mod to the track (AutoCross) test this past weekend.
Wo! Me still likey ALOT!
The 1-2 shift which was always "iffy" right at redline (even with the VF and STS) went oh so smooth and quick this time around.
I can't believe
how much easier it popped into 2nd gear right when I needed it.
The proper procedure for adjusting the cables is noted earlier in this thread.
Posted by COSDEVSVT
I've been thinking about the weight and it's purpose for quite some time now.
Frankly, I think it's a detriment to the synchros.
It's meant to smooth out the shifts, by basically forcing it into gear with the weight on.
That's why (with the weight) if you miss that 1-2 shift, you can't get it back into gear because it's so far off the gate.
I rev-match ALL the time, and try not to brutally force it into gear.
Again, I can't help but believe that's exactly what the weight does...brutally force it into gear, at the loss of synchro life.
If you're gentle on the shifting, and most importantly properly rev-match when shifting,
this mod is extremely rewarding due to the much lighter shifter feel.
I'm keeping the weight off my linkage for good...period.