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11Apr/120

Short Shifter x Dildo

OK so I bought myself a short shifter (short throw) a couple of months back with the intention of using a very tall shift knob. The idea is to reduce the throw enough so that using a tall shift knob will cancel each other out and the throw is close to standard. However, the shifter will be a lot closer to the steering wheel for faster gear changes. WIN-WIN!

If using the tall knob with factory shifter, the throw was stupidly long (just too ridiculous). And using the short shifter kit (short throw) with a standard shift knob made it very difficult to select gears because of how short the throw was.

The shift knob I'm using was a prototype I machined awhile back:
http://omgpham.com/prototype-gear-knobs

Details on our custom gear knob service can be found here:
http://omgpham.com/store/interior/custom-gear-knobs.html

Enough chatter, enjoy the install photos after the break!

Read more after the break...


Obviously the first step was to remove the center console and old shifter.


Also a little surprise... the new lower shifter boot I replaced not long ago is already ripped!



Removed the factory plastic bush (keep this for later) and installed the supplied aluminium spacer, slot side down. Should sit just below the top, enough room for the plastic bushing.



Then installed the supplied plastic bushing, the piece on top the supplied top spacer with the locator towards the front. Make sure the holes line up with the original.


Secure everything with supplied bolts and top plate, top part of the shifter is then installed.


And completed!