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Old 03-03-2014, 08:22 PM   #21
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I've read nothing but good things about the MiataRoadster shifters, especially concerning 6 speeds. I don't really see the need on my 5 speed, but the stock 6 speed shifter is trash. I did rebuild my shifter and used a bronze lower bushing, though, so YMMV.

If you want to keep stock reliability, you can always run the threads on your stick down to the taper with a die, and then just screw your **** down further. It'll get about an inch lower. I also had a coworker polish my shifter ***** for a potentially smoother shift.

God. That's the dirtiest thing I think I've ever written about cars.
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Old 03-04-2014, 01:42 AM   #22
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The Miata Roadster tall 6 speed version stopped my money shifts. The poor stock motor went through hell the first year tracking this car. Once I changed shifters the problem pretty much went away. Still a bit tricky in the heat of battle but still a night and day difference over stock.
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My 6speed is sloppy. I have the tall angled MRSS and, although I like it, I have been considering switching to the shorter shaft. I find that 5th especially can be hard to find on track. I still like it better than how it was stock.
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I have bought two and both were in six speed cars. I had the short one in my MSM and the long one in my current 01. The tall one is incredibly better and if I ever have to sell my 01, I will miss the shifter the most.
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Old 04-07-2014, 07:55 PM   #25
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Thanks for the feedback guys. It put a lot of things into perspective...since i have a 5speed i decided to buy the shifter rebuild kit from 5x racing. In addition, i got the aluminum shifter bushing. Thinking about getting a shifter extension straight or bent later on...

Overall the feeling is amazing...more precise and easier shifts!
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Old 04-09-2014, 01:11 AM   #26
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Another happy customer of the Miata Roadster tall six speed shifter. I ordered mine without the bend. Very happy with how it helped the 6 speed shift.
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