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PZEV05ZTW 09-16-2004 06:49 PM

Short throw AUTOMATIC shifter
 
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well some people wanted to see this again in its own thread and yes it was very easy to do.
just remove the old shifter..cut the remaining shift column to 2'' above where it comes out of the console .. then cut the white plastic "shifter rod" appox 3/4 to an inch above the metal tube.... to ensure the shifter still slides ride inside the tube using a plumbers pipe cutter to cut the metal the kind you spin around to cut. and then attach your fav . aftermarket shifter .. i got mine from RS-1 tuning ... bad ass little ball style .. you push the whole ball down to shift..
my O|D button well im relocating that to my new sterring wheel im getting it has 2 buttons on it .. so well see how that turns out

crazy_urn 09-16-2004 07:10 PM

looks cool.

but i wouldnt personally call it a short throw. short throw shifters are designed to shorten the throw between shifts, hence the name. i dont think your mod will help your shifting much.

PZEV05ZTW 09-16-2004 07:19 PM

nope see your wrong i thought the same till i shifted it threw the gears manually ... quicker and eassier push shorter for the shifter to go!

bowersdaazian 09-16-2004 07:35 PM

hmmm... can someone say pointless?

I mean spending money on a shift knob, doing the work and spending the time is just worthless if you think about it.
But you can do what you want, its not my car.

all motor 09-16-2004 07:38 PM

if you want the look of a manual buy a manual..

now you can shift from park to drive in half the time YAY!!!!

crazy_urn 09-16-2004 08:20 PM

you might be able to shift a little faster... but you are still driving an ATX. you will get no performance gains from this mod.

like i said, it looks cool, but thats it.

rfinger 09-16-2004 08:36 PM

not bad man

zx32001 09-16-2004 08:44 PM

i did a similar thing to my car only for differnet reason.......i did not put on a short throw however i just switched out the shifter it costed like 15bucks, not that expensive and less than an hour to do, but PZEV05ZTW what did you do about over drive.. i made an actual switch that can turn it on or off

blackandgold 09-16-2004 08:45 PM

Re: Short throw AUTOMATIC shifter
 
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Originally posted by PZEV05ZTW
my O|D button well im relocating that to my new sterring wheel im getting it has 2 buttons on it .. so well see how that turns out
To ZX32001 [slap]

Beantown Focus 09-16-2004 08:46 PM

Some haters in this thread, who cares if it doesn't do anything and its just for looks, He was told to post this from another thread so people can see it...... Its not like he posted to glorify what he did

Cool idea and it looks much better than stock


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