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  1. ef8

    ef8 New Member Established Member

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    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..
     
  2. brapple

    brapple New Member Established Member

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    right ... :bash:

    so why would cutting the stock shifter be any better for the transmission then a short shifter? that is all the B&M is, a shortened stock shifter ....

    what could be bad is if the cable are out of adjustment, but that can happen with stock also ...
     
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    tricked350z New Member Established Member

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    I had a B&M it was really nice.
     
  4. ef8

    ef8 New Member Established Member

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    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...
     
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    rio95cobra Active Member Established Member

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    get a pro 5.0
     
  6. ef8

    ef8 New Member Established Member

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    sorry but whats pro 5.0 an where do you get them??
     
  7. brapple

    brapple New Member Established Member

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    no such thing for the contour
     
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    brapple New Member Established Member

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    yes you are correct, a true short throw shifter is longer below the pivot point to make the shift shorter.

    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.
     
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    whoa your everywhere!!!!!!!!! i wanna run the turbo car hahaha ill vid the whole thing lol
     
  10. ef8

    ef8 New Member Established Member

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    well i just wanted to get some opinions an to see if anyone else has done it before on THEIR car... since it does have the reverse lock...

    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...
     
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    whoops i thought there was
     
  12. brapple

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    yeah there isn't much for the contour. B&M or Steeda Tri-ax are the only options unless one finds a knock off of those two.
     
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    B&M is the only name I trust!:beer:
     
  14. Humboldt5.0

    Humboldt5.0 New Member Established Member

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    Agreed.I have the B&M on my csvt and love it.Although i wist it had positive stops like the 5.0 mustang shifters.
     
  15. brapple

    brapple New Member Established Member

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    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
     
  16. darknightcobra

    darknightcobra REALTOR Established Member

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    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?
     
  17. brapple

    brapple New Member Established Member

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    whos web site? B&M are sold all over the net and ebay the last I knew.

    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.
     
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    darknightcobra REALTOR Established Member

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    can you get the metal riser plate off any 98 and back manual trans contours or does it only come on the svt?
     
  19. brapple

    brapple New Member Established Member

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    the raiser plate needed for the Steeda tri-ax shifter is not a stock item, its custom made.

    you can get them from bugzuki, a member on ceg

    http://www.contour.org/ceg-vb/showthread.php?t=9082

    remember they are for the metal shift towers only, not the plastic ones in the late 99s and 2k cars
     
  20. brapple

    brapple New Member Established Member

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    you might need to search for the focus instead. al long as the focus listed has a mtx75 then the shifter is the same.
     

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