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Old 02-24-2004, 09:05 PM   #11
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All right, I give if you guys are OK with this. I just think it's not instantly ghetto do do something that's essentially good at no virtual cost.

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Old 02-24-2004, 09:21 PM   #12
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Exactly. When I was done, I basically ended up with some new tools for future mods. So, I really only paid for the tools to do the mod. Some people may already have all the tools so this mod would be free to them.
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microtonal, have you tried moving the ball pivot up or are you now too short after the cut of the mainshaft? If you have room you should try it.
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I could move it up but haven't tried it yet. The throw distance doesn't really bother me but I might try moving the cable up in the future for an experiment.
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micro man, wouldnt it have been easier or made more sence to just snap the boot out, pull up on the reverse lock out, and remove the shifter, then put the shifter in a vice to cut it........
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One other note about using a die to cut threads (Step 6). To do it well you need to lube the die and shaft with oil. Also it's a good thing to cut some treads going clockwise but not too many (maybe 1 full revolution) before you back it off a bit going counterclockwise (again 1 revolution). This will clean out metal shards in the die which can cause it to go squirrely and give inconsistant threads. BTW some bigger dies like the one needed for this may have a hex shaped outer surface, so you can use them with a box-end wrench instead of having to buy a special die holding tool.
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Old 03-08-2004, 10:45 AM   #17
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micro man, wouldnt it have been easier or made more sence to just snap the boot out, pull up on the reverse lock out, and remove the shifter, then put the shifter in a vice to cut it........
I know you can pull the boot out on 2002 and eariler but it was difficult getting my 2003 boot off. So, I took off the center console.

I cut the reverse lock-out because it's between the top and bottom pivoy links.
so, I could try to remove the top pivot link and slide the reverse lock-out out
or just cut it out.
Since I have no future use for the reverse lock-ouy mechinism, I just cut it out.


And yes, you can use a cresent wrench instead of the die tool but it's difficult to get an even thread. I tried and ended up getting th die tool to do the job right.
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is there any difference between cutting it and buying a short shifter (besides keeping the child-like reverse lock-out) cuz if it is more beneficial to get a short shifter, i'll get one.. but if i can just cut the stock one and get the same results.. might as well be cheap..
also, if i cut it i could use any shift knob i wanted, instead of just the reverse lock-out ones..

reverse lock-out reminds me of the child safety protection on lighters..
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People say the steeda and FC shorty's are good and shorten the throw.

So, if you have $100+ to spend, you can get one of those.
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Hey Mic, you have any pics of yous so I can see what it looks like!
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