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Old 09-20-2016, 08:13 AM   #1
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Sorta last minute, I decided to go 6 speed on my NA when I lost reverse in my latest 5 speed. I did not realize that I also needed the 6 speed shifter. I adapted the 5 speed one to drive around but its pretty stiff and makes my reverse lights come on with every shift, I unplugged the reverse switch. Does anyone have one I can buy or is there an aftermarket option that I am not seeing?
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I know someone who has an extra one, and texted him to see if he is willing to sell.
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Got a call back from the junk yard I bought the tranny from and they have one. Thank you for checking for me, appreciate it!
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Make sure it's the right tip diameter -- the 6-speed shifters changed right around '01, on cars with the last 6 of the VIN higher than 220738 (according to MiataRoadster).
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I believe the only difference is in the bushing.
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From Bill @ MR:

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For NB2 6-speeds, Mazda enlarged the OD of the tip of the shaft (from 15mm to 17mm) and the ID of the hole in the turret (from 19mm to 21mm) vs. all NA/NB 5-speeds and NB1 6-speeds which share the smaller dimensions.

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To economize on manufacturing our kits, MiataRoadster uses the same 15mm size tip on all shafts and uses proprietary thicker-walled bushings for NB2 6-speeds.
OP, just bring calipers if you want peace of mind.

No OEM bushings will let you mix/match without some modification. It looks like an MR custom (as specced in their kit) tip bushing will let you run an early shifter in a late car, but not vice versa.
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So the junk yard sent a 21mm end instead of a 99 to 01 6 speed shifter with a 19mm bushing! They thought it was the same shifter from the same car as the transmission but they got switched around on the cars. And they can't find a replacement. So anyone have one? Again.
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OR should I pony up the big bucks and get a Miata Roadster shifter? I do sometimes go from 3rd to 2nd instead of 4th by accident on track and it is bad.
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I installed the MR shifter yesterday. I'm mad at myself now that I didn't take this more seriously. I love my 6 speed now
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i also have a stocker if you really want it, but honestly....i'd get the miata roadster shifter again if I had to
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Did you get the stock height one? I'm thinking anything that looks significantly different than stock will not go over well when the wife drives it to work.
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And I am horrible at making decisions. I just really need to get this car driving again. I have an event soon and the alignment it terrible. Probably out of time for a corner weighting.
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Mine is the taller version but swept back 15 instead of angled toward the wheel.


You're in luck, they are on sale saving 10% for the rest of September.
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