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Thread: short throw shifter
07-01-2008, 10:52 PM #1
short throw shifter
i thought about getting a short shifter but i was told that here bad for the tranny...
so i was thinkin about cutting it down.. i did it on my delsol once an just got a different shift knob. that the knob has screws to hold on the knob..
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07-02-2008, 09:10 AM #3
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07-02-2008, 02:52 PM #4
ok well i think it came out wrong.. i wanna shorter shifter not throw.... i thought short shifters are short shifters cause the bottom of the shifter is longer to make it a shorter throw....
again i dont need any asshole comments. if im wrong im wrong so dont be a dick ok thanks guys...
07-02-2008, 02:54 PM #5
07-02-2008, 06:44 PM #6
sorry but whats pro 5.0 an where do you get them??
07-03-2008, 07:10 AM #7
07-03-2008, 07:13 AM #8
now a B&M shifter is reduced in length above the pivot point. This is the only change from stock. You can cut the stock shifter to get the same effect but you will lose the reverse lockout.
now a Steeda Tri-ax from a Focus (non-svt focus with mtx75) is a true short shifter. It is longer below the pivot point and is shorter above the pivot point. However it isn't as short as the B&M. Now because the shifter is longer below the pivot it isn't a direct install. If you install it the shifter will hit the floor. so you use a raiser plate for 98 to mid 99. This will space the shifter higher and allow it to work. On the mid 99 to 2ks the shift tower is different and you need to remove it from the car and install a different kind of spacer/raiser plate to make it work.
07-03-2008, 01:19 PM #9
07-03-2008, 06:01 PM #10
again the only reason for shortng the top part of the shifter is to keep it stock but have a shorter throw since if you cut the top part of it you'll get the same feeling...Found
07-05-2008, 11:25 AM #11
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07-27-2008, 01:55 PM #13
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08-04-2008, 07:17 AM #15
I am using a B&M in my SVT at the moment and do like it but find its alittle short. being 6'1" I sit way back from the wheel so its alittle bit of a stretch to reach it. I have a Steeda Tri-ax in my SeVT-T and its a better height for me.
but then again anything is better then stock
08-07-2008, 08:41 PM #16
so can we buy the b&m directly through there website because when i searched nothing came up on there site for our cars.....and with the steeda shifter, is any1 fabing the riser plates for 2k's?
08-08-2008, 07:04 AM #17
as for the 2k raiser plate, not as of this time. I have yet to do it but some have used plexiglas to close off the floor. what is going on with the 2k shift towers is there is a plastic cover and foam on the bottom to seal to the bottom of the car. to get the clearence you need to remove that and then still seal up the hole in the floor.
08-19-2008, 10:25 PM #18
can you get the metal riser plate off any 98 and back manual trans contours or does it only come on the svt?
08-20-2008, 07:17 AM #19
you can get them from bugzuki, a member on ceg
remember they are for the metal shift towers only, not the plastic ones in the late 99s and 2k cars
08-20-2008, 07:18 AM #20
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08-28-2008, 09:43 PM #24
biggest sack of crap I have ever heard...totally untrue...grinding gears and not knowing how to drive is bad for the tranny
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12-27-2008, 07:33 PM #25
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The one I just bought has a Spec short throw shifter with a reverse lockout already installed. Shifts like butter and goes into gear perfectly. I will never buy a B&M product again after one of their shifters locked the T5 in one of my old Mustangs in 5th gear and yes it was the shifter because once I pulled it and put the stock one back in it was fine. They are probably ok with the cable shifters in these cars though but still... burned once and its tough to go back to a company.