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Old 03-21-2008   #1
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short shifter bad?

ive heard from ppl that having a short shifter kit(full plastic component and shift rod) is bad for ur tranny or something is this true??
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Re: short shifter bad?

I sure the hell hope not. lol. I've had mine for like 5 years.
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Re: short shifter bad?

nope
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Re: short shifter bad?

short shifter just shifts faster than normal shifter
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Re: short shifter bad?

Well faster is kind of the end result. But it really reduces the "throw" distance between your shifts making the distance between the gears shorter.
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Re: short shifter bad?

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I sure the hell hope not. lol. I've had mine for like 5 years.
haha ya i no.
ive heard that it screws up the synchros. and that with in time ull start to grind up 2nd when shifter at high rpms and from time to time have trouble putting it into a gear. (which i have problems with once in a while).

have u ever had this problem???
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Re: short shifter bad?

haha sometimes i cant throw it into first, pisses me off and i ****en have to start off in second. Im talking from a dead stop not rolling.
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Re: short shifter bad?

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haha sometimes i cant throw it into first, pisses me off and i ****en have to start off in second. Im talking from a dead stop not rolling.
ya thats happens to me with 1st and 3rd. but for first i just go into second and then first (keep the foot on the clutch).
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Re: short shifter bad?

*jdmplease* what kind of shifter do you have???
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Re: short shifter bad?

I have the DC sports short shift adaptor and people say thats the one that messes with your synchros but i haven't seen it, although sometimes it is tough to put it into first and reverse but i think thats normal for 7th gens
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Re: short shifter bad?

I've never heard anything about it messing up your transmission. What's probably happening, is people get the short shifter installed, so then they wanna slam through all the gears more frequently, so then that' s probably what's messing the trans' up.
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Re: short shifter bad?

this should be on myth busters!
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Re: short shifter bad?

haha ya some contact myth busters. i called my local performance shop and they said they've been installing short shifters for 10 yrs and there hasnt been any complaints or anything (they deal with skunk2)
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Re: short shifter bad?

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I have the DC sports short shift adaptor and people say thats the one that messes with your synchros but i haven't seen it, although sometimes it is tough to put it into first and reverse but i think thats normal for 7th gens
and i thought i was the only one
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Re: short shifter bad?

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I've never heard anything about it messing up your transmission. What's probably happening, is people get the short shifter installed, so then they wanna slam through all the gears more frequently, so then that' s probably what's messing the trans' up.
BINGO.

whenever someone gets a short shifter, they slam on the gear harder f & f style to try to shift quicker. then when their syncros go, they blame it on the shifter, not their poor driving style.

there's a difference between slamming gears, and shifting quickly.
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