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Old 27-Mar-2011, 09:33 PM
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New to forum - Short shifter question

Hey guys,

Just signed up for this forum recently. This will be my first post. Live in Mississauga, own a 2004 civic coupe (will post pictures shortly).

I have kept the car stock up until now, however, am looking to mod it now a little bit.

Had a question about short shifter..I have read up on them a little bit, but which brand do you think I should go with. I know some of the brands do not provide shortshifters for a 2004 civic..can someone please provide some clarifications please.

i was thinking of getting a twm shortshifter adapter with the ES bushings - what do you guys think? Does it reduce the height of the **** at all?

Also, any local shops where i can pick these up? and for that matter, where i can go for car parts and/or accessories?

Thanks in advance for all your help.
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Old 28-Mar-2011, 09:18 AM
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Skunk 2 Shifter with **** and ES bushing, car will shift tight and quick. Talk to some vendors for a good deal.
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Old 28-Mar-2011, 04:42 PM
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Give optionJDM a call. Rich will look after you and suggest what would be better for you.

Sorry, no first hand experience with newer civics, so no actual suggestions for what part would be best.

Btw welcome to the forum
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Old 28-Mar-2011, 05:50 PM
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Skunk 2 Shifter with **** and ES bushing, car will shift tight and quick. Talk to some vendors for a good deal.
Thanks.. I'll look into it..but in your opinion, the skunk 2 shifter is better than the twm s/s?

have you had any experience with it? does it reduce the height of the ****, or keep it the same?
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Old 28-Mar-2011, 08:46 PM
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i have the skunk2 dual bend s/s with the weighted know and e/s bushing on my 98 EK. I haven't used anything else. I think the height may have dropped a little but the shifter position feels perfect and the shifts are nice and tight.

I'm not a it's skunk2 so it must be awsome and the greatest part in thw world kind of guy but I love the feel. Talk to rich at Option, he should be able to hook you up.
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Old 29-Mar-2011, 01:15 AM
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^^ remember, 7th gen civics use shifter cables, not shifter rods, thus the shifters are slightly more complicated, not just a rod that you installed in your 6th gen.

Also, i do believe the shifter height will stay the same, since all it is, is a plate that installs and you use the stock shifter lever.

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Old 29-Mar-2011, 09:09 AM
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Thanks guy, will speak with Rich @ OptionJDM soon and let you know what he suggests.
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Old 29-Mar-2011, 01:49 PM
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I had an 03 Civic so I'm familialr with the shifters available. Like someone mentioned above, the shifter is cable operated, unlike the older Civics that used rod linkage and there are very few companies that make a short shifter for it.

Twm makes a simple adaptor that bolts to the stock shifter and basically changes the point where the cable attaches to the shifter. It does reduce e throw, but not the whiter itself or the height. Twm does sell shift ***** at are very deep which allows the **** to be screwed down about an inch lower. They also sell other shifter parts too.
http://www.twmperformance.com/shorts...rtshifters.htm

Revolution sells an entire shifter assembly that replaces pretty much everything inside the car. I have no experience with it but from what I remember, it was pretty expensive.
http://www.revotechnica.com/racing_short_shifter.htm

Adding a short shifter to the 01-05 Civics isnt as easy as the older Civics.
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Old 03-Apr-2011, 09:29 PM
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hey guys, just an update..

after going through many forums, there arent that mnay short shifters out there for the 7th gen civic unfortunately..so I decided to read up on the 7th gen forum to see what shortshifter they used and one short shifter that is commonly used is the revo technica racing short shifter (as someone mentioned). many people also seem to be very satisfied with it...the whole assembly gets changed...its $100 US - is that relatively more expensive than other shifters?

I have decided to give that a try..will update once I have installed it.

Also, I got a chance to go to the OptionJDM shop over the week - met up with Rich - good guy, I suspect I will be going there more often now. Many thanks for pointing me in that direction.

I was looking into getting a new shiftboot...any shops where I can go and pick one up?
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