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Old 10-31-2012, 02:12 PM   #21
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There is always the option of an angled extension like i got off ebay. Then your not stuck with the angle if it bugs you. Mine was sub $200 for the Simpson & extension and delrin bushing. Simpson unit also has a delrin fulcrum ball rather than metal.
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Old 10-31-2012, 06:38 PM   #22
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I have the tall angled shifter from MR and it is significantly more crisp than stock. Although, I prefer a lighter shift **** on it rather than a heavy one; I had a 400g **** at the end of my shifter and it felt a little too vague. Overall the MR shifter was a good purchase and I would say it's a large improvement over stock.
I have a Joyfast Long shift **** on mine its great
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There is always the option of an angled extension like i got off ebay. Then your not stuck with the angle if it bugs you. Mine was sub $200 for the Simpson & extension and delrin bushing. Simpson unit also has a delrin fulcrum ball rather than metal.
The Simpson unit doesn’t properly modify the fulcrum length to dimensions that work really well for a short shifter with an extended shaft and the Delrin ball is garbage compared to the double pin design with double early oem pin slot bushings as far as providing smooth and precise movement and action like the Miataroadster unit does. I have experience with both shifters. Night and day difference.
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Old 11-02-2012, 10:46 AM   #24
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Well, ****. I hope it's still an improvement over stock. Bbundy, would you happen to have a pic of the two side by side?

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Old 11-16-2012, 10:55 AM   #25
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No idea. Measure your ball and I'll measure mine.
Any confirmation on this?
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Old 11-19-2012, 12:19 AM   #27
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MR long Shifter is a nice change as the 6 speed in my msm has some nasty shifting. Compared to my household 350z, it still isn't on par before or after the MR shifter. You would need to have some serious shifter issues to justify the price which I did on this track car.
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Old 11-22-2012, 01:59 PM   #28
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The Delrin bushing that comes with the kit sucks nuts, it feels great for about a month then it got stuck in the turret and I can't for the life of me get it out lol. A lot of guys from the other forum have had this problem too, apparently bill said he'd send out a revised replacement but that was like almost last year.
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Old 11-22-2012, 05:26 PM   #29
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I had this problem also
I got the revised version soon after and that didnt fit either so im using the factory bushing at the moment and have a beatrush one on the way will let you guys know how that works out
Either way the rest of it is still amazing
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I had this problem also
I got the revised version soon after and that didnt fit either so im using the factory bushing at the moment and have a beatrush one on the way will let you guys know how that works out
Either way the rest of it is still amazing
Do you know if the new one you got was any different in dimension compared to the old one? Can you even get the old one out lol? I broke one of my god damn Snap-On angle picks trying to get that bastard out.
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Old 11-25-2012, 05:17 PM   #31
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My problem was the first one kept falling down the shifter turret and the second one wouldnt fit in the shifter turret so I just used my factory one its a little worn so I have ordered the beatrush shifter bushing hopefully that will arrive this week and I can give you guys some feedback

Along with pics of my new short console thats coming with the bushing
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Old 11-28-2012, 05:57 PM   #32
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The only reason I have kept my floppy OEM shifter instead of buying one of these (with extension) is they refuse to offer it without both upper and lower boots. That's $70 right there, and I already replaced those half a year ago. I understand the point of having backups, but hell, a torn shift boot wouldn't stop me from driving. I'd just wait for a replacement to come in then. Kinda poor marketing I think. Otherwise, these things are AMAZING. Had the pleasure of feeling one in a car at a local shop here.
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Old 11-28-2012, 06:06 PM   #33
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Less sloppy, more precise, easier effort. I got the tall one. Bill at MR said he's out of the standard height and trying to find a decent shop to machine them.

Shorter throw AND easier effort? I don't think so buddy, shorter throw will require more force to shift it.
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I didn't make that claim. I have the taller one, so the effort is easier, but the throw doesn't feel any shorter.
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In theory it doesn't need more force. It has a modified fulcrum point which givesore leverage. Think about it this way; what's easier to get a bolt off with? A ratchet? Or a ratchet with a jack handle on the end? That's essentially what it is.
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In theory it doesn't need more force. It has a modified fulcrum point which givesore leverage. Think about it this way; what's easier to get a bolt off with? A ratchet? Or a ratchet with a jack handle on the end? That's essentially what it is.
Actually the modified fulcrum point takes away leverage. The longer handle is what gives the leverage. I'm guessing if its stock throw then they lifted the fulcrum point just enough to prevent making the throw bigger. End result is moved shift **** for easier handling and that's it. On the other hand if you want to make the shifter easier to shift you'd have to extend the throw. If you want to make the throw shorter, it would be harder to shift.
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The Delrin bushing that comes with the kit sucks nuts, it feels great for about a month then it got stuck in the turret and I can't for the life of me get it out lol. A lot of guys from the other forum have had this problem too, apparently bill said he'd send out a revised replacement but that was like almost last year.
Oh. ****.

Now i'm mad i bought that bushing separately.
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I had this problem also
I got the revised version soon after and that didnt fit either so im using the factory bushing at the moment and have a beatrush one on the way will let you guys know how that works out
Either way the rest of it is still amazing
What transmission in your car? Late 6spd by chance? Heard conflicting reports as to whether or not the Beatrush works on the MSMs in particular.
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I have had no issues with my MRSS. Vast improvement over stock. I have the tall, angled shifter. I'd like to drive one with the normal height shifter to compare; I think I might prefer the regular height one. But what I have is better than it was stock.
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What transmission in your car? Late 6spd by chance? Heard conflicting reports as to whether or not the Beatrush works on the MSMs in particular.
Its a '98NB so first 6 speed
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