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Old 12-18-2006, 11:33 PM   #181
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Its Dec. 4th and I am still loving the counterweight removal. I still have to agree with Scrammer. Take the weight off and place the bracket back on. The notchy-ness is nothing and now I could not imagine driving without it. I just want to what you guys with the sts's think about it and should I go ahead and get me a short throw.
I think I'm gonna try to dial out the notchi-ness by removing the weight and placing the bracket back on. Should shift real nice with a sts.
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Old 02-04-2007, 06:42 PM   #182
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i know no one has been on this thread in awhile but i did this 2night before the superbowl and i didnt get a chance to drive it becuz of the game but that bolt was really hard at first to get off but i hope it rides real nice now
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Old 02-05-2007, 01:15 AM   #183
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i had mine off and put it back on, seemed like it didn't go into gear that easily with it off. is there a way to take off the weight but keep the bracket on though besides cutting it off?
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Old 02-05-2007, 07:32 AM   #184
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I tried 2 just take the weight off 2 but I didn't see it going to happen because I'd still like some kinda weight on there 2.but I don't think there is gonna b another way to get it off unless u cut it
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Old 02-05-2007, 12:25 PM   #185
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I think someone in this thread drilled out the rivet that holds the weight on the bracket and put the bracket back on. It sounded like alls it needed was to get drilled. I haven't had time to try myself yet.
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Old 02-05-2007, 03:53 PM   #186
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that was me. i drilled the wieght off from the backside. i think it is the best of both worlds. some say that they lose gears with the bracket completely off. i didnt, but i did feel that there just wasnt quite enough wieght to throw it into the next gear. now, i still retained some of the wieght, and still have somewhat of a notchy shifter feel.
funny how it happened though. i initially took it off altogether. then read about the whole broken shifter cable thing. so i went to drill the wieght off and just put the bracket back on. i got the drill and some bit lube and went to town. after a while, it seemed that i worked through the bracket part and the bit was completely into the counterweight. but to no avail, the wieght would not come off. so i said "screw it" and put the whole assembly back on the car. now i had the sloppy shifter back. a week went by and i went to shift into second one day, and heard this clang! scared me a bit. car ran fine and everything checked out OK. still worried me, cuz nothing fixes itself. so i think another week went by, and i was detailing my engine bay. and like whoa! the wieght was gone!
so, to avoid this heart-skipping moment for all you guys out there, when you go to drill the wieght off and you think the bit is far enough for it to fall off and doesnt. GET A BIGGER HAMMER! its scary hearing clunks while driving.
and to revisit the broken shifter cable theory. it has almost been determined that this mod will NOT cause broken shifter cables.
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Old 02-08-2007, 12:21 PM   #187
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hahaha never heard that before. that goes into the classic books for me then


here's a thread that's in progress about the ill-effects of this removal.
removing counterweight..danger!
if you ever drive with a friend and he grinds a gear look over at them and say "grind me a pound while you're at it please"
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Old 02-08-2007, 12:49 PM   #188
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35K miles without the weight to date and no shifter/cable/trans issues
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Old 02-08-2007, 01:54 PM   #189
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I did the weight removal that scrammer did. Takes no time at all. I really dig it. Its been that way since December. And if you have any worries, you could always add weight back to the bracket. The hole is still there hehehe.
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Old 02-21-2007, 01:18 PM   #190
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I just wanted to inform everyone that if you DO NOT have a SVT, you do have to hack saw the weight off. Last night I figured that I would at least check it out, but to my dismay, any MTX 75 there is no bolt to take off .

Sweet write up though
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