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Old 18-May-2005, 03:43 PM
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Short Shifter for B18C swap in EK

Hi guys,

I am planning to do the swap in my 99 EK hatchback sometime in the future. Can anyone recommend me as to where I can buy a decent one for a great deal in the GTA and the brand to get. I only need it for street use so I don't want something very expensive.


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Old 18-May-2005, 03:53 PM
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B&M short shifter
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Old 18-May-2005, 03:55 PM
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How about the Solo shifters Are they any good?
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Old 18-May-2005, 04:02 PM
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Forget about Solo, B&M is your choice.
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Old 18-May-2005, 04:03 PM
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Guess if I'm going to shift, why not shift with the best. thanks man
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Old 18-May-2005, 04:52 PM
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my advice is get the B&M short shifter (approx $70-80) and the Energy suspension shifter stabilizer bushings($17-20) and u will love it. Awesome upgrade for anyone with worn our shifter bushings.
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Old 18-May-2005, 05:06 PM
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in my opinion honda's cable shifters are far superior... so i'd suggest dropping the b18c idea and go h22
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Old 18-May-2005, 05:09 PM
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I'd say worry about your swap for now. You're just street driving, so a short shifter shouldn't be on your list of things to buy right away anyway.
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Old 18-May-2005, 11:45 PM
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Originally posted by PunkInDrublic
in my opinion honda's cable shifters are far superior... so i'd suggest dropping the b18c idea and go h22
Well my dad is going to do the swap and it will be his first time swapping in an engine not originally installed from the factory. He has alot of experience changing engines so it should be ok.

I hear with the H22'S, you have to do alot of work with the suspensions to make it handle right. I had an opportunity to meet a guy with an H22 in his EG hatch and I can remember him vaguely telling me he had problems with his suspension.

Guess I'll do a search and see from ppl how much trouble it takes to swap in an H22 which I would love to have by no means. I chose to go with B18 as it's pretty much plug and play as long as I get an Si engine wiring harness.

So what do you guys think, H22?


[I'd say worry about your swap for now. You're just street driving, so a short shifter shouldn't be on your list of things to buy right away anyway.
If I don't get a shifter then what am I going to use to drive the car? The stock EK shifter? I might as well get a short shifter and install it all at once. I know what you mean anyhow. Just make sure the swap is done right, right?


B&M shifter is only $80 or so? That is pretty cheap considering I was told by Astroboy long ago shifters by Neuspeed or DC sports is going to cost over $100
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i have the b&m short shifter and im getting my energy polyurethane bushings installed tommorow.u cant even move the shifter one inch when u have them both installed its really crisp.
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B&M owns DC sports etc, pm astroboy asbout it.
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Old 19-May-2005, 07:25 AM
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get the b&m with the built in pivot bearing, its the more expensive model but so much better
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Old 19-May-2005, 11:31 AM
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is the B&M a 2 bend or single bend design? Does Astroboy still sell them?
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I'll be sure to give Astroboy a PM sometime, thanks for the advice.

How much more is the one with the pivot and the double bend shifter?
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Old 19-May-2005, 02:34 PM
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about $150-200 i believe for hte pivot one.
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Old 19-May-2005, 02:58 PM
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I see Skunk2 wasn't mentioned, so i will. They make a great shifter as well, top of the line is around $200. Juss another option
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Old 19-May-2005, 03:45 PM
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ive heard of skunk ones snapping...

i have the B&M dual bend.. i love it... the one cynikal mentioned is great too ive heard
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Originally posted by spracingsports
ive heard of skunk ones snapping...

i have the B&M dual bend.. i love it... the one cynikal mentioned is great too ive heard
That I find that very hard to believe. They are steel not aluminum like most shifters and I doubt you could break one simply from shifting too hard. I have a Skunk2 and I love it. B&M would be my second choice. Steel also.
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I had a b&m on my civic, it was a nice shifter, very well made, good choice.
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