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Old 11-26-2008, 10:22 PM   #61
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Old 11-27-2008, 10:55 AM   #62
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Old 11-28-2008, 10:42 PM   #63
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How long would you need it for? I have one sitting in my basement so just let me know. Thanks.
So how short is short for you guys? 1 inch, 2 inch, 3inches shorter? I guess I could make it "adjust-ably" short and not have to worry about it...
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Old 11-28-2008, 11:54 PM   #64
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So how short is short for you guys? 1 inch, 2 inch, 3inches shorter? I guess I could make it "adjust-ably" short and not have to worry about it...
shorter throw, the height is fine
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Old 11-29-2008, 12:15 AM   #65
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Ahhh... so you want me to adjust both sides of the fulcrum... Gotta be all demanding about it, and have me make a new knuckle holder and all that.

So if we are going about it that way, are you sure height is fine for everyone? We could make it taller... shorter... very short throws if you have your he-man on. What do you guys think?

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Old 11-29-2008, 12:32 AM   #66
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Design it to be standard length, then design an optional shifter extension for a closer shifter to the steering wheel when racing.
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Old 11-29-2008, 12:54 AM   #67
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Could make a bend in the rod that moves the handle over next to the wheel more. What about that?
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Old 11-29-2008, 03:49 PM   #68
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what about also finding a way to incorporate some throw stops.

my vote would be
stock height
slightly tilted to the left
maybe 30% less throw
and of course adjustable stops(to prevent over shifting)

in my opinion there is a serious lack of high quality shifters for import cars in general. I would like to see some thing along the lines of a b&m ripper shifter for a mustang. like in the link.


Pro Ripper Shifter '03-'04 Mustang Cobra
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Old 11-29-2008, 06:40 PM   #69
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I've seen and the ripper shifters. Those are really nice, maybe I could make a ripper shifter a version two. I've actually got a guy who develops paddle shift kits for bikes available to work on projects. If I could just beat him into helping me out on a Miata kit we could remove the shifter altogether and install electronics, but then there is that whole price thing.

Does anyone else like the idea of having atleast the option of moving the shifter over towards the driver more?
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Closer to the driver and higher up would be nice. Think rally car style.
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I think there are things in the transmission that deserve more attention than the shifter.
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I think there are things in the transmission that deserve more attention than the shifter.
A good 6 speed short shifter would be a good idea. The previous owner of my car put one in my car and it SUCKS. I'm hoping to find the stocker in a bunch of boxes and will install it back in my car when get get my car back from storage.

The stock 6 speed is MUCH better than the Short Shifter I have. It was a $200 unit, but I can't remember which one so I don't want to comment.
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Old 11-29-2008, 07:51 PM   #73
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Ah, I forgot yall are talking 6 speed shifters. I was thinking 5 speed. I'd still like to see some gears made, though currently that idea seems to have been dropped/given up on.
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Ah, I forgot yall are talking 6 speed shifters. I was thinking 5 speed. I'd still like to see some gears made, though currently that idea seems to have been dropped/given up on.
Well we had a guy in the industry weigh in, and he doesn't seem to think its easily accomplished. Thats the best lead yet. I have a 5-axis machine available to cut most anything on, but that is a slow, very expensive process.
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I was thinking for a 5 speed. but that's just because I'm self centered like that.
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Old 11-29-2008, 08:37 PM   #76
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If I make one of these we're going to get a 5 speed version as well, because I have a 5-speed. I'm not going to be missing out.
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Fyi - IIRC the 5 speed and 6 speed are quite different in mounting and install.
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Old 11-29-2008, 08:48 PM   #78
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if you can make it happen, count me in for one. . . .as long as it ain't like a million bucks or something. and if you followed suit with a ripper style shifter, the stick could be unbolted, repositioned or swapped out for one with the right angle for personal preference.
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I don't get the desire for a "ripper" shifter in a manual-transmission car.
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Old 11-29-2008, 09:14 PM   #80
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I think its something you have to try. Before I tried one I thought it was just a shifter that looked like an ugly toaster with a hammer sticking in it. Afterwords, I was wondering how I got along without one.
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