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Old 03-25-2009, 07:24 PM   #1
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the company has kind of faded out recently, but i contacted Jimmy, and got one of his last 2 short shifters today which happened to be adjustable.

I must admit I like doing business with him. Fast shipping and affordable prices.

anyone have any experience with these shifters?
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Old 03-25-2009, 07:46 PM   #2
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I did. It was ****. Jimmy was/is a great guy on the phone though
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REALLY!?! i heard that it wasnt notchy like some others, and was actually pretty good quality. oh well....it wasnt too much money to lose trying something new. maybe i will like it. i'll know by the weekend i guess
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My 30 buck ebay one works perfectly... I just learned the fun way that you should reuse or get a new one of the bushing that is on the very bottom of it.
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My 30 buck ebay one works perfectly... I just learned the fun way that you should reuse or get a new one of the bushing that is on the very bottom of it.
i had one of those ebay short shifters that i just gave away with my '93 miata because i figured i wouldnt use it
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The ebay shifter works just fine. I would be willing to bet that the shifter you bought from Jimmy is about the same damn thing since he labels supertech **** FujiRacing.. etc.
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My 30 buck ebay one works perfectly... I just learned the fun way that you should reuse or get a new one of the bushing that is on the very bottom of it.
+1, the bushing on the bottom looked like a drilled piece of nylon. I replaced it with a new mazda part and its worked perfectly ever since.
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i have one, its pretty notchy to be honest. but jimmy is a great guy.
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+1, the bushing on the bottom looked like a drilled piece of nylon. I replaced it with a new mazda part and its worked perfectly ever since.
+1 Buddy had one, same symptom. Easy fix, then it was a fine product.
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The best short throw shifter is the Simpson design one. I've had nothing but compliments on it and not one problem. It was my first mod to the miata.
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The best short throw shifter is the Simpson design one.
The Simpson Design is not a short throw shifter,it's just a shifter with a shorter lever,the fulcrum ball is the same height as the stock shifter.

Steeda,C's,KG works,Mazdatrix and Mazdaspeed makes the best short throw shifters.
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i dont know if he changed his shifter selection, or maybe if i installed it juuuuust right.

but i got around to installing the shifter finally, with a little bit of tapping and removal of the oem parts.........installed it and its solid. i wouldnt call it knotchy. its just right actually.

shifter height is still the same but has shorter throws now.
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Personally I want a taller shifter with a shorter throw.
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Personally I want a taller shifter with a shorter throw.
its adjustable....i can make it much taller if i wanted to, but i dont want to reach around it to try and change the radio stations or cd or whatever. haha
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Personally I want a taller shifter with a shorter throw.
Get a threaded rod and extend it.
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i've never felt like i needed anything else than the stock shifter with a voodoo **** on it better than any car i've ever driven other than a porsche 911
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Old 04-29-2009, 12:09 PM   #17
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Get a threaded rod and extend it.
That would increase the length, but also increase the throw.

To do what Scott wants you have to do some fancy drawing and math/physics crap and come up with something like this:

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That would increase the length, but also increase the throw.

To do what Scott wants you have to do some fancy drawing and math/physics crap and come up with something like this:

Jesus, is there anything blox won't copy?

Thats a duplicate of the Fastline Performance shifter. Short shifter with LONG shaft. Puts the **** right by the steering wheel.
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looks exactly like the short shifter in my altima....i think its from a civic :P
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