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Had enough of your short shifter yet?? Go Long!

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I got tired of my short shifter from auto solutions. No problems with the product in any way. I just hate miss shifts and wanted the shifter closer to the steering wheel as well. While I had the tranny out to swap in my close ratio tranny I found a longer NK shifter and welded on the lower half from the short shifter to keep a bit of a short shift but put the knob up high. I love the result. It doesn't bother me a single bit to have a longer throw and I like being absolutely sure of which gear I'm going into. But most importantly I like having it closer to the wheel.

pete

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Awaiting your next post, with the steering wheel transferred to the right side!

;-)

Hi Pete!

Cheers,

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Go long indeed! You might want to include a coin box next to the console to complete the look...

just kidding... enjoy your car :)

Oh i do! Its the fastest bus in town! 2763132 BTW...

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great idea.....Ive always liked that look and functionality of this mod....

any pics of how /where you welded it up?>.

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Different car but i have the original GTO shifter Jake installed in my 6.0L 6 speed E12 and i love it up near the wheel. effortless to drive

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You can have a long shift handle and a short throw. The two are not mutually exclusive. There are some advantages to that setup.

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I'd call this medium shift. The auto solutions was much shorter. This setup has the pivot raises and the lower part of the lever extended. I want to say that the lower part is about 55mm and the upper is about 200 which puts this shifter to about the same as a z3 2.8/3.0 unit- around 4:1. The lower linkage is in line with the selector shaft. Unfortunately I did not take any shots.....

Pete

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Nice Pete! Looks like the shift lever on a DTM or rally car. They've got the shifter raised for the same reason, so you don't spend time groping for the shift lever.

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You need a spinner on the wheel and cows on your mudflaps, too, cowboy...

heh

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