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Old 11-03-2004, 06:03 PM   #50
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Originally posted by Colorado_Dave
Excellent post! I sometimes have problems hitting 5th and 6th gears, especially going from 6 back to 5. Does the shorter shifter help that situation. Does the shorter shifter make reverse any harder to hit?
Yes, on the 6th to 5th, because the "slop" between the gears is greatly reduced.

No, on the reverse engagement. However, it's no better either. It's still a PITA.
I found it best to give the shifter a quick "pop" to move it left, then push forward.
"Manhandling" it never seems to work well.
IOW, I hold my hand about an inch away from the shifter, and "pop" my palm onto it.
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