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Old 10-03-2006, 10:57 AM   #166
turbodave
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Shifter cables are damn tough pieces of kit. You'd be suprised what force an average guy can exert onto the shift knob when doing a fast shift... Hence I'd be very doubtfull if it damaged the cables in that respect; you'll probably only see the ends wearing a little more; but that'd be subjective anyway - again driver abuse will make more of a difference...

Basically - the transmission / linkage of someone who drives 'normally' 90% of the time, with a few moments of 'spiritied driving' and has modded his shift linkage, will be in better health after 50k miles than the guy who has permanently beat on his shifter / trans since day one - but NOT modified the shift linkage....
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