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Posted: Thu Jun 15, 2006 5:17 pm 
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Has oneone got or seem any nice shortened shifters ?

I know that there is the Mick Webb svo variety, but dont really want to spend that sort of money.

has anyone just lopped a couple of inches off the shifter ?

was just looking at it, and seems possible, but all just ideas at the moment

 

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Posted: Thu Jun 15, 2006 6:43 pm 
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go on ebay there cheep and come from usa they take a week or so to get here but there good for money
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Posted: Thu Jun 15, 2006 7:37 pm 
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if u want a shorter stick try BPT. If u want a proper shorter shift mechanism, have a look at fordforums.com market place user Hotwire. He is doing a group buy on wicked shifters

 

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Posted: Thu Jun 15, 2006 7:39 pm 
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some1 told me to avoid thos cheap ones on Ebay, Apparently the Steel they construct them with is s**t or something? They have a blue base yeah?

Just shorten it yourself........ not too hard
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Posted: Thu Jun 15, 2006 7:50 pm 
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hi
i cut about 1 1/2 of my shift its easy as its only alloy ..
its pretty soft you can cut through it in about 30 seconds...
but i think i can still cut more off...
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 Post subject: shortened t5 shifter
Posted: Fri Jun 16, 2006 12:41 pm 
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hey,
i took 2 and a half inches off my shifter and got my self a eb gt gear boot and it looks cool
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Posted: Fri Jun 16, 2006 5:56 pm 
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nah bud the base is black they feel real nice havnt had a prob with it
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Posted: Fri Jun 16, 2006 6:10 pm 
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got a link boosted6 ?

 

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Posted: Fri Jun 16, 2006 6:21 pm 
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This is the bpt short shifter next to a standard ea-ed shifter

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Posted: Fri Jun 16, 2006 6:26 pm 
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mmm
bpt shifter doesnt look all that different to the standard ef/l shifter.

i guess it must be a bit shorter tho ...

 

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Posted: Fri Jun 16, 2006 6:29 pm 
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ch0c0 wrote:
mmm
bpt shifter doesnt look all that different to the standard ef/l shifter.

i guess it must be a bit shorter tho ...


I know they start out as standard ef/el shifters, not sure how far they are cut down becaue I havent seen a standard ef shifter yet.

 

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Posted: Fri Jun 16, 2006 11:20 pm 
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Leave the stick and get the short throw kit... herrod make a very good unit, but lube yourself up for the price... 500ish
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Posted: Sat Jun 17, 2006 12:08 am 
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I agree with chef, i tried it with a short throw kit with a shortened shifter and it was just too much of a lean to change gears. Much more comfortable and fast with the standard shifter with a short throw kit

 

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Posted: Sat Jun 17, 2006 1:35 pm 
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what is a short throw kit?

 

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Posted: Sat Jun 17, 2006 1:48 pm 
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I have an original tremec short throw shifter in the car, some people may not be happy with it, but the throw length is about 40% shorter on all changes, I paid $250 I think from Omega motorsport at guildford who sourced it from intune motorsport, I notice the difference, Hyena did not care for it, but most other people who have used it have been impressed, so each to their own on that one.. being an original, it works like magic with the box, there are lots of aftermarket ones out there, the ripshifters do have an issue with binging I have been informed, the herrod ones are filthy expensive and do the same job. the tremec short throw straightens up the shift from 2nd to 3rd as wellso you do not have to run the H pattern but just straight through 2nd to 3rd, speeds up the shift enough that is can be flat changed without backing off the revs on an upshift and just enough clutch to open the gate on a down throw.

 

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