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Old 01-28-2008, 02:44 PM   #1
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You wanna make shifter extension? Heres how to do it.

Tools:
14mm wrench
16mm wrench
M10x 1.5 tap and die
Hack saw

Supplies:
1 turn buckle
1 M10x1.5 bolt

The turnbuckle can be bought at your hardware store and they come in various sizes, buy which ever one is fitting to your application.

Unscrew the eye bolts from the turn buckle and your going to end up with this:



Take your M10x1.5 tap and 16mm wrench and re-tap the threads of the turnbuckle on both sides.


Cut the head of your bolt and your going to end up with a stud:


Thread the stud into your shift ****:


Then thread the shift **** onto the turnbuckle:


Go to your car and put on the m10x1.5 nut onto the shifter and thread it all the way down:


Then go ahead and thread on the turnbuckle onto the shifter, use the nut to adjust were the shift pattern on your **** face:


enjoy your new shifter, shifter throw will be increased but the shifter will be positioned closer to your steering wheel.
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Nice DIY, but I'd never want the shifter to be any longer than stock height.. That's why I purchased a MG short shifter w/ skunk2 **** -- to each there own.

Good write up.
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Nice DIY, but I'd never want the shifter to be any longer than stock height.. That's why I purchased a MG short shifter w/ skunk2 **** -- to each there own.

Good write up.
better for racing ya mook
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Yea very nice DIY!!
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This looks similar in concept to the extension Bense put together a while back:

https://honda-tech.com/zerothread?id=2006828
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Old 01-28-2008, 03:31 PM   #6
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Never seen it before, I think mine came out a LOT cheaper then his.
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Are you serious, Imo that thing looks ghetto as hell_! Why would anybody in the right mind would do a thing like that.....
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Are you serious, Imo that thing looks ghetto as hell_! Why would anybody in the right mind would do a thing like that.....
Because its my car and I feel that its use full hence the reason I thought and designed it, also it brings the shifter closer to the steering wheel, minimizing the time your hands are off the wheel while road racing. Btw when did I ask for your opinion? I simply put this out there for people that might find this usefull, I know I did.
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I think best would be to get a short shifter and then a extension that way you dont have a rediculously long throw
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circuit hero extension is youre friend!!
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Are you serious, Imo that thing looks ghetto as hell_! Why would anybody in the right mind would do a thing like that.....

Ever hear of function over form? I'm sure you're one of those guys that take a sawzall to your shifter, cut it so low you have to bend down to shift....and actually think its a "short shifter". In reality, the throw of the shifter hasn't changed at all, just its height.

You've never seen Rally/Road racing on the Speed channel, and wondered why they have such high shifters? Its to minimize the time you only have one hand on the wheel. It may not look very appealing asthetically, but its a very sensible thing to do if you modify your car to actually USE it, instead of just blingin and adding more things to get stolen.

I hate when people have NOTHING positive to say, and just come on here to talk isht. Especially when they really have no idea what they're talking about. I mean, what does ANYBODY have to gain from negative comments? Constructive criticizm is one thing, but being a ********** for no reason is just not neccessary.

Also, to the OP: You said the shifter throw is increased, but if you purchased an aftermarket short shifter and then added the extension on top of it; following the same directions you posted....do you think they would cancel each other out and leave you with a throw at least close to stock, if not a bit shorter? Just an idea in case you found the increase more than you'd prefer.

And if you painted the extension black or with that Metalcast paint, it could actually LOOK pretty nice too.

Also, do you track the car as well? If so, after your first event I'd be curious to learn if in your opinion it was a sound investment, or not as effective as you had hoped.

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I would just like to add;

if the short shifter is aluminum, you will snap it with an extension like that. But most decent shifters that wont be the case, unless you bought it off ebay.
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I Shot 50 Cent thanks for putting that out there some people just don't understand stuff like this. Yeah its at its first stage of making it I slapped that on there 2 minutes after I made it I'm probably going to be painting it. Its mounted to a gsr double bend shifter the throws are a little bit longer but its not like this thing is permanently mounted when I feel like getting into spirited driving I can just unscrew this and have the shifter at stock hight and throw. Another reason I did this is for more heel toe practice, I do runs threw the presidio (curvy mountain roads in sf) although they aren't long runs I still get a chance to experience that type of driving and improve my driving skill.
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this is awesome
you could take it off when ever you want!!!
great write up!!

haters!!
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awesome diy , dont listen to that dumb kid, he sucks at life.
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Lookin good man. And you can't beat the price. Few dollars TOPS!

This mod isn't for everyone, and I agree that if you have a cheap shifter, it may eventually snap the way some guys bang so hard through the gears.

Don't listen to the haters!

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How much were the supplies?
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Not bad.
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Old 02-12-2008, 07:15 PM   #19
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How much were the supplies?
The turn buckle was like 2.50$ and the bolt I had laying around, also had all the tools.
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If people shift like they're supposed to this will not break a shifter. Slamming gears does not decrease your shift time, it only leads to binding of the linkage, excessive wear, and more missed shifts. A smooth, affirmative shift is 10x better than pulling it like the starter on your mower.
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i think this is pretty cool. very creative. how did you come up with the idea?
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Old 02-12-2008, 09:32 PM   #22
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My boy had the real deal one in his ae86 I drove his car and liked the way it felt and Ive always thought the honda shifters were too low Ive always like the way the 240sx and s2k center console is pretty high and the shifter is right there but that couldn't be done because its a (FF). Walking around the local hardware store I came across the turnbuckles and thought *HEY* that would work.
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DUDE, I can see why some people are upset, the sticker RIGHT THERE says, "do not use for overextending your stock shifter length!!!!!"

haha, I think that was a great idea, I might try this just to see if I like it
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Nice write up, thanks for sharing
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I made this one



but I did it on the lathe
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