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Posted: Sat Oct 13, 2007 1:49 pm 
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Hey guys.. i am looking at knocking the height down a bit oon my gear stick. I dont really wanna get the hack saw out and knock the thread down, what have people done in the past to shorten stick length. I already have a short shifter in and just want a shorter stick.. about 1½ less would be nice.

 

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Posted: Sat Oct 13, 2007 1:54 pm 
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The simplest way is to cut it from the top and rethread it although I have cut and rejoined a shifter through the centre in an old x-series

 

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Posted: Sat Oct 13, 2007 2:26 pm 
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get a VN bomadoor T5 stick they are shorter than the fords

 

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Posted: Sun Oct 14, 2007 10:58 pm 
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but the VN ones are not bent like a dogs hind leg, and thats the one I need for the EL. the EA/B/D ones are alot straighter as are the VN ones.

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Posted: Sun Oct 14, 2007 11:09 pm 
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Im using a BA XR shifter in my car. It sits a little further forward and feels funny at first but once you get used to it , its really good.

 

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Posted: Sun Oct 14, 2007 11:41 pm 
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Im getting one early next week, and its a straight stick. Its very similar to a BA XR stick like mooseman has.
hopefully it'll be okay.

 

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Posted: Mon Oct 15, 2007 1:34 pm 
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put pics up when you have it I want to see what it looks like..

 

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Posted: Mon Oct 15, 2007 2:22 pm 
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no worries, ill get some before and after shots, and pics of the sticks against each other. its supposedly 35mm shorter than stock, but once i get a ba kknob itll be a touch shorter again as i believe the e series knobs are quite tall.
im hopeing its here today.

 

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Posted: Mon Oct 15, 2007 10:19 pm 
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heres the 2 sticks
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heres the original position then the new one
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50 bux off ebay. it seems to be top quality, and took probs 15 mins to put it in.

 

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Posted: Mon Oct 15, 2007 10:33 pm 
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im gettin a Ripshift for my baby, new clutch too (=/
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Posted: Mon Oct 15, 2007 10:45 pm 
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Johnny C wrote:
im gettin a Ripshift for my baby, new clutch too (=/


yeh I just missed out on a billet quickshifter a few months ago for about 250 :(.

 

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Posted: Mon Oct 15, 2007 11:02 pm 
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krisisdog wrote:
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im gettin a Ripshift for my baby, new clutch too (=/


yeh I just missed out on a billet quickshifter a few months ago for about 250 :(.


yer i missed out on using my quickshifter by a few days hahaha

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as has been said go the ba shifter or i think the ef xr is lower (i dunno if el is too or not but know ef xr is shorterthan ea eb ed style)
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Posted: Tue Oct 16, 2007 1:24 am 
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spewin on missin that billet job krisisdog. would have been sweet.
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Posted: Tue Oct 16, 2007 1:28 am 
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krisisdog that short lever looks really good. is that the BA XR one? how much do those set ya back?

EDIT: lol just found the price :lol:

 

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Posted: Mon Jul 07, 2008 3:27 pm 
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sorry to do a thread mine guys,

to those blokes who have a BA shifter handle in their EFs, how did you go about the actual fitting of the handle?

I have a manual going into mine in the next couple of days, and i have a billet products quickshifter and a BA gear stick.

the BA stick has a bolt mounted in it permanently, and the quickshifter has two threaded holes. what did you guys do to get around that? drill out the thread from the shifter? (thats the only way i can see around it, but i dont really want to drill out my new shifter!! :lol:

is there anything else anyone came up with?

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