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Old 10-11-2004, 04:16 PM   #31
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Thumbs up

Thanks!

I'm getting my '04 SVT in two days and this is probably the first mod I will be doing.

GREAT JOB!
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Old 10-11-2004, 05:50 PM   #32
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I think you did a couple steps out of order...In step 14 you lubed the shaft, but then later on in step 17 you cleaned the mounting area. I personally have always started with a clean mounting area from step one and if it got dirty in the process I would definitely clean it just prior to lubing my shaft. Thats just my opinion I guess.
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Wow! Nice pics! You make it look so easy. I actually am thinking of going out and getting one now. How much shorter are the throws?
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Old 10-12-2004, 11:33 AM   #34
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Nice tutorial man, this is something more people should do.
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Old 10-12-2004, 01:11 PM   #35
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How much shorter are the throws?
I knew someone would ask that, unfortunately, I didn't "measure" the before and after.
By SOTP feel, they are a good deal shorter.
The biggest improvement however, is not how short the throws are,
it's that all the vagueness in shifting is gone.
Much more precise, as the shifter just pops right into the next gate with ease.
Most notably is the 2nd to 3rd upshift.
You hardly even need to think about it, it's just there in a heartbeat.

I'm finally used to it after, what, 5 days now.
The AutoCross this weekend sure helped me get the feel for it too.

The first couple times driving with the new shifter, I went from 3rd to 6th.
That's where the "shortness" really shows up.
The side to side movement is greatly reduced.
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Old 10-12-2004, 06:36 PM   #36
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This is the 3rd vehicle I've driven (first owned) that's stick and I think the side to side movement is next to nothing, though the other vehicles are a Chevy Beretta and Ford L7000 20' stake truck (HUGE THROWS, like 1.25 feet! and LOTS of side to side movement!).

The first thing I did when I sat in an SVTF (at a car show) was go through the shift pattern. I think it was tighter than the Corvette's (think it may have been a ZO6).
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Old 10-12-2004, 09:04 PM   #37
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WD40, The side to side is definately improved or mildly improved. I'm thinking about this but I'm only going to buy it if it eliminates the side to side or at least fixes it substantially. This stock shifter blows compared to the crisp feel of a VW or Mazda.
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Old 10-14-2004, 12:27 PM   #38
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Saw you just posted WD40 wanted to know if you could answer my question
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Old 10-14-2004, 01:36 PM   #39
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RockyNBullwinkle; The side to side is definately improved or mildly improved.
From my previous post;
The first couple times driving with the new shifter, I went from 3rd to 6th.
That's where the "shortness" really shows up.
The side to side movement is greatly reduced.
I'd say that pretty much sums it up as a definite improvement.

thanks for this awesome tutorial WD40, STICKY THIS!!!
Well, I let Sublime know, but he can't make it a sticky.
Don't know who else to contact, but he did say he made a request to the "powers at be".
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Old 10-18-2004, 02:02 PM   #40
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I will talk to the mods I know, we'll git er done! You rock!
Thanks man!

Get some more mods so you can do some more tutorials! Hehe, see what you've gotten yourself into.
Well, this is it......for now.
Unless you want me to detail my snow tire/wheel swap this week.
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