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Old 01-Apr-2007, 09:39 PM
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Short Shifter question

ive seen some cars where the shifter is so amazingly low i can barely get my hand around the **** wihtout the leather boot getting in teh way. When i ask how he did it, they tell me they cut it shorter...but by looking at the shifter itself, bottom has bushings that connect to the shift linkages and the top are the threads for the shift ****...so where do u cut?? unless u cut it and than weld it back again...does anyone know exactly how they do it???

oh sorry for sounding so stupid...its just always bugged me!!
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Old 01-Apr-2007, 09:42 PM
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Cut and weld is what I've seen. Snaps in half usually.
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Old 01-Apr-2007, 10:16 PM
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Or they cut the top few inches off and have it rethreaded. Some aftermarket shifters like the Solo I had in my old car, were about 1.5" lower in height then the stock shifter. My Skunk2 was about the same height as stock.

You can also buy shift ***** that are countersunk so tjhey sit much lower on the shifter then a stock **** that just sits on top.

Remember though, that just becuase the **** sits lower, it doesn't really make the shifts themselves any shorter.
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Old 01-Apr-2007, 10:27 PM
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i currently just bought a skunk2 shift know, the charcol grey one that is weighted...its friggin awesome...and i just put it in, i also put it in wiht the CTR leather boot with the red stitching...also friggin awesome as they are very similar and the red matches the red...but since the boot and the shift **** do not have proper latches on them i have part of the shifter showing. i was also thinking of buying a skunk2 short shifter but wasnt sure how to make it short height wise so that i wouldnt see metal between the shift **** and boot.
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Old 01-Apr-2007, 10:56 PM
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I also have a Skunk2 **** in my new car. What you can do to hold the boot up is to place a rubber grommet or washer on the shifter, under the boot. The grommet wil hold the boot up.

My Skunk2 and boot.
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Old 01-Apr-2007, 11:31 PM
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so u dont recommend me cutting it??
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Old 01-Apr-2007, 11:37 PM
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I wouldn't. Just so the boot fits better? Dumb IMO. Are you using the nut that goes under the **** came with the Skunk2?
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of course!!
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Old 02-Apr-2007, 12:00 AM
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Don't. The **** will screw down about 1/2" further if you can get the numbers to face upwards.
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wat exactly is that screw for?? it fastens and keeps the **** in place is it not??
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Old 02-Apr-2007, 12:21 AM
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Originally posted by ellickk
wat exactly is that screw for?? it fastens and keeps the **** in place is it not??
The nut holds the **** in a certain place, with the numbers facing up. In my case, the **** screwed down all the way till it touched the boot. I used a rubber washer between the two and tightened the **** down so the numbers face upwards.
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alrite ill just leave it as is, thanks for ur advice. by the way..i friggin LOVE driving ur car. i work at honda as a car jockey and oh boy...when i c an si come in, i immediately take it for a drive!!
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shifter....

i have the same setup you have...skun2 weighted gun metal look shifter **** and the CTR black with red stitch boot...but i have ashort shifter...but when i did the install i had the same problem you did...the shifter linkage was showing and the boot was loose and wouldnt stay up...so heres what i did...

grab some black electrical tape
pull the shifter boot down as much as possible without damaging it
wrap the black electrical tape around the shifter linkage leaving a little bit between the **** showing the shifter linkage...
as ur doing that once in a while check to see if the boot slides over the tape
keep doing that untill the boot slides over the electrical tape really tightly....once everything goes as planed the boot should slide over it nice n tight and clip into the part that doesnt have tape and stay up..thats how i did mine it's mint and perfect!!!
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so ur saying that i should keep wrapping tape around the shifter until the top of the boot fits nice and snug??
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Re: shifter....

i did exactly as u told and it worked out great, amazing tip and only took me 2minutes to do it. Thanks alot buddy!!!

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i have the same setup you have...skun2 weighted gun metal look shifter **** and the CTR black with red stitch boot...but i have ashort shifter...but when i did the install i had the same problem you did...the shifter linkage was showing and the boot was loose and wouldnt stay up...so heres what i did...

grab some black electrical tape
pull the shifter boot down as much as possible without damaging it
wrap the black electrical tape around the shifter linkage leaving a little bit between the **** showing the shifter linkage...
as ur doing that once in a while check to see if the boot slides over the tape
keep doing that untill the boot slides over the electrical tape really tightly....once everything goes as planed the boot should slide over it nice n tight and clip into the part that doesnt have tape and stay up..thats how i did mine it's mint and perfect!!!
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Old 02-Apr-2007, 08:38 PM
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dont cut it, and i wouldnt get a solo shifter either. i have had 2 and both snapped. i dont know why u would want it so low, i have a circuit hero shifter extention...gangsta!
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