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Short Shifter DIY

I planed on doing this, but i don't have reverse lockout in the first place.(plastic case was broken/worn down before i got it) so could i leave reverse lockout out of it?
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Default S/S Mod - Another method

I used these instructions from this site.

http://www.ricdidonato.com/Downtime/...rtShifter.html

Better pics and easier mod. You can adapt method to use the plastic ball.
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thanks. he is doing a 45% reduction. i may try it, it is in the second half of the link i posted

but i was going to cut it seeing as i do not have a second kit, nor a junk yard around that has any 900's(which really sucks). i was just asking if i could leave the reverse lock-out part off seeing as mine doesn't work anyway.
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I could sell you a custom made short-shifter that is plug`n`play (direct replacement) product. Easy installation in ~ 1/2 hour, retained lock-out functionality.
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Thanks for the offer, but i think i am going to pass for right now.

What would you guys say would be a good reduction? I am thinking 30-45% but that would be around 3 inches off the bottom. and at only 13" stock, that makes it quite short. how tall are most short shifters from the center console to the knob?
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If you are just going to shorten the lever, which is what I have done on my 'vert, you still need to sort out the reverse lock mechanism. Why? because reverse lock out is not all that the sprung pin on the bottom of the lever does. It also aligns the lever for all the other gears, without the pin the lever flops about all over the place.

Check my project thread for an explanation and diagram of how to do it successfully. It's on page 6.

If, on the other hand you are going too move the fulcrum up then I would recommend no more than an inch, I did this on another car and it was more than enough.
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thanks i'll check it out

how much did you shorten it?
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take everything apart. cut 2.5 inches of the bottom, redrill the hole for the pin and cut the top of the wire off for the reverse lock out and re bend it to work. done. 30 min with powertools.
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take everything apart. cut 2.5 inches of the bottom, redrill the hole for the pin and cut the top of the wire off for the reverse lock out and re bend it to work. done. 30 min with powertools.
well, that won`t be a short-throw shifter but just and only shortened/lowered shaft shifter - meaning you`ll just be grabing it an inch lower as original. To have short throw shifter one needs to change the length between swing bearing and the lower ball. and to that one needs to raise upwards the seating position of the swing bearing (being it original plastic or custom made (as in mine) shaft/ball/bearing+housing). Only than you`ll get shorter throw and firmer action.

in addition, if one cuts off from the bottom of the shawt it needs also to drill that exact length into the shavt where lockout pin goes - to allow the spring and the pin to go in as in original - there`s a step for the spring to sit.
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