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Posted: Thu Jun 22, 2006 7:21 pm 
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Well, my EL XR6 is on the train to WA, scheduled to arrive next FRI ...hoohaaar! :lol:

Went to Pro Performance in Canning Vale WA today to order a GMM Manual 'Ripshifter' for when she arrives.

I'm sure you guys know what they are, but they replace the stock 5-spd shifter, and reduce the throw by approx. 40%, whilst offering a spring-assisted straight gate feature for the 2nd-3rd shift. So no more missed 3rd gear ...EVER.

Just so happens they had a stock shifter on an EF in the yard, and a ripshifter on an SS ute, ...huge difference in throw & feel between the two!

Costs $499 plus $140 for fitting.

Anyone had any experience with these Ripshifters?

 

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Posted: Thu Jun 22, 2006 9:13 pm 
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Not yet but just ordered one very similar. Let us know how it goes.

 

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Posted: Thu Jun 22, 2006 9:46 pm 
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one similar??? how many types are there out there?

im ordering one within the next few months

 

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Posted: Thu Jun 22, 2006 10:08 pm 
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There are a few different brands out there (Herrod Sure-shift $560, B&M shortshifter $300 etc.), they all shorten the shift throw, ...the the GMM Ripshift $499 is the only one that has the 2nd-3rd straight-gate feature.

i.e. NEVER miss 3rd again!

Like I said, I tried a Ripshift today ...2nd to 3rd ...straight in, no sideways travel at all!

 

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Posted: Thu Jun 22, 2006 10:09 pm 
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so is the spring that pushes it sideways a strong spring? is it hard to get it back to 2nd or 1st?

 

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Posted: Thu Jun 22, 2006 10:22 pm 
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huggiebear wrote:
so is the spring that pushes it sideways a strong spring? is it hard to get it back to 2nd or 1st?


Nah, not at all ...it's very subtle.

The spring assist only seems to work changing up from 2nd-3rd, not down!

 

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Posted: Thu Jun 22, 2006 10:25 pm 
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i wouldnt mind seeing how these things actually work.. ill definately be buying one of these

 

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Posted: Thu Jun 22, 2006 10:35 pm 
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Here's a link: http://www.gmmotorsport.com/ripshiftmanual.htm

This is for the Holden shifter, but they make 'em for the Ford T5, too.

 

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Posted: Thu Jun 22, 2006 10:36 pm 
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so do they sell them for you to install? by the looks fo it there not too hard to install and im swapping the motor and box from one car to the other so it will be out

 

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Posted: Thu Jun 22, 2006 10:45 pm 
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Also another link on a Holden Forum, with vid of ripshifter in action: http://www.ls1.com.au/forum/showthread.php?t=41787

 

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Posted: Thu Jun 22, 2006 10:48 pm 
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huggiebear wrote:
so do they sell them for you to install? by the looks fo it there not too hard to install and im swapping the motor and box from one car to the other so it will be out


Yep, they do sell them for DIY install, with instructions.

Piece of piss if you've got the box out!

 

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Posted: Thu Jun 22, 2006 10:52 pm 
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arah my eyes... all that pain for an outside shot?? there was a link further down apparently of an inside view but the link didnt work

 

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Posted: Thu Jun 22, 2006 11:02 pm 
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Try this, then click on link in first post:

http://www.ls1.com.au/forum/showthread. ... 787&page=2

 

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Posted: Thu Jun 22, 2006 11:14 pm 
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cheers... im definately buying one

 

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Posted: Thu Jun 22, 2006 11:24 pm 
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I'll let you know how mine goes, ...will get it in 2 weeks.

 

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