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Old 12-30-2010, 03:05 PM   #1
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Cutting down the shifter ?'s

I want to shorten the shaft on my SVT's shifter and re-thread it. My question is can i just re-thread it then cut it down or do i need to mill it down then thread it? It looks like i can just put the threads on it and cut it and i would be fine but i wanted to make sure. So any of you doods that have done it before let me know.

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Old 12-30-2010, 03:08 PM   #2
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i just cut mine off then used a m12 by 1.25 thread cutter on the shaft. took about an inch and a half to two inches off. it was alittle tight cutting the threads but not by alot. i dont think the shaft expands much as it goes down. just use a good cutting fluid to keep the cutter from going dry. i used wd40.
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Why cut the shifter down? Why not change the pivot point?
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Why cut the shifter down? Why not change the pivot point?
Cutting it is free, changing the pivot point involves buying an actual short shift kit. I personally trimmed mine down, having drove one with an actual short shift kit in it, I didn't think it was worth the $100 or so. I trimmed it mainly because I didn't like how tall it was.
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Old 01-02-2011, 05:48 AM   #6
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