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Old 11-13-2011, 08:23 PM   #1
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Default How to use a 5 speed shifter in a 6 speed

Its actually really easy!

Step 1: take 5 speed shifter and cut off the bottom pivot ball end. A lathe would be best, but a hacksaw/bandsaw plus a grinder works fine! (don't forget to remove the plastic housing on the pivot ball!)

Step 2: Shorten the end by 2/16-3/16

Step 3: Re weld the shifter together (don't forget to take out the delrin/plastic insert!






Step 4: Just use a socket extension (or similar) and a hammer to bang out one of the two pins in the 6 speed shifter housing.

Step 5: Go buy alcohol with the money you just saved



It works great. I never used a stock 6 speed shifter, but the throw should be similar.
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Step one. Buy my spare 6 speed *******
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EDIT: Now that I think about it I think my 6 spd ended up coming with a shifter... scratch this post.

OK maybe I am retarded but why is any of this necessary. I am using the stock 5 spd shifter in my mazdaspeed 6 spd. This is all I did:


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You can use the 5 speed shifter. You will have to press/pull one of the alignment pins the keeps the shifter from spinning because the 6 speed has 2 of them.
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https://www.miataturbo.net/general-miata-chat-9/msm-6-speed-47457/
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EDIT: Now that I think about it I think my 6 spd ended up coming with a shifter... scratch this post.

OK maybe I am retarded but why is any of this necessary. I am using the stock 5 spd shifter in my mazdaspeed 6 spd. This is all I did:



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https://www.miataturbo.net/showthread.php?t=47457
The 5 speed shifter is about 3/16in longer from the center of the two ball pivots. It will work, but you created a short shifter in essence, and from what I gathered I can make the 2-3 shift hard to do.

Also, keep in mind I think the late 6 speeds have a difference size pivot hole, which nulls using a 5 speed shifter.
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