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Posted: Wed Apr 06, 2005 11:40 am 
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How can anyone justify spending $500 on a shifter to attach to a $500 gearbox?

All the jap geabox can get shifters for less than $200.
Maybe we need to approach someone who can make these things and arrange a group buy or something.

All they need to do is lift the pivot point upwards and the throw is reduced - cant be too hard.
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Posted: Wed Apr 06, 2005 3:50 pm 
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It seems that some people here are probably talking about Shortened shifters and short throw/short shifters as one and the same. Most short shift kits I've seen are around $400-500, but shortened shifters are much cheaper.

 

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Posted: Wed Apr 06, 2005 4:57 pm 
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Most short shifters that you are talking about are created with an angle grinder. I can get a short throw shifter for $180 for my Nissan 200sx. THis is not just a cut down gear lever but are new mechanism that replaces the existing shifter. check out the xspeed website in WA.
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Posted: Wed Apr 06, 2005 9:26 pm 
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Check out Mick Webb SVO - I purchased mine from him in the $350 mark and it is excellent.

 

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Posted: Thu Apr 07, 2005 1:53 am 
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I've been looking at just shortened shifters for a while. Not really confident in the old T5 liking the short shifters. Do you have any problem with yours mspw? Doesn't seem to have/be putting more stress on the box?

 

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Posted: Thu Apr 07, 2005 10:03 am 
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i bought mine from Mick Webb - Not really that hard to install, having ahoist makes it a piece of piss. Just need to lower the gear box a bit to get enough room to get in and undo the forward bolts. But 1st to 2nd and 3rd to 4th shifts are awesome!

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Posted: Tue Sep 13, 2005 11:09 pm 
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hi ihave a herrod sure shift to suit ba xr6 for sale i have taken it off the car cos i stuff my elbow it $560 will sell it for $350 if any one wants it i am in melbourne
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Posted: Tue Sep 13, 2005 11:37 pm 
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seen as though this back up. a mate of mine got one made for his e30 bmw for 150 bucks from bmtechnique (somethin like that) and he asked the guy if he would make a falcon one. and he sed yeh y not, 150 to make and 50 to install.

i dont know if the guy is talkin s**t or wat. but if it can be made like the bmw one its shorter then half the throw.

should i look more into this????
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Posted: Wed Sep 14, 2005 12:39 am 
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antonyp wrote:
seen as though this back up. a mate of mine got one made for his e30 bmw for 150 bucks from bmtechnique (somethin like that) and he asked the guy if he would make a falcon one. and he sed yeh y not, 150 to make and 50 to install.

i dont know if the guy is talkin s**t or wat. but if it can be made like the bmw one its shorter then half the throw.

should i look more into this????



He probably gunna chop the original one...... sounds dodgy.
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Posted: Wed Sep 14, 2005 12:59 am 
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haha. you serious
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Posted: Wed Sep 14, 2005 1:05 am 
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forking out that much for a short shift is a joke.
there is no point.

u can slam em just as fast with the normal long one.
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Posted: Wed Sep 14, 2005 10:38 am 
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I thought it was worth it, Its a huge difference ive got the mick webb one and that cost me somewhere around $350. Best money ive spent in that area

 

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Posted: Wed Sep 14, 2005 1:15 pm 
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How come the Ford ones are so expensive. I boutght one for my WRX for $160 and just bought another one for my 200sx for $180. $350 for one to fit a t5 - one of the most common gearboxes in the world - what the F#$k!
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Posted: Wed Sep 14, 2005 5:55 pm 
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A friend got one done for his skyline and it cost him over 600. Where did you get yours from?

 

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Posted: Wed Sep 14, 2005 6:20 pm 
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GFB - on the net or call up. WRX
Xspeed Perth - 200sx
Horsepower in a box - most makes
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Dont know about the skyline but the box is not too different from the 200sx.
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