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Jules59

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Im thinking of getting a short shifter (had them on other cars).

 

 

 

On Ebay there are some which clamp onto the ball itself - cheaper

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but dont look as secure as those which clamps around the arm the ball sits on.

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Any recommendations ?

 

 



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tomliamkins

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I've got a Pumaspeed one, same style as the second photo you've posted. Can't fault it really, have it on the 15% setting at the moment but will change to 25% soon. I'm not sure if you can change the amount of reduction on the smaller style one and as you said doesn't look as secure.



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antl76

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Mountune one for me but a bit of a pig 🐽 to fit especially if you like your knuckles! 😅

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Mark Morris

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Mountune on mine too, was an easy fit on mine

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antl76

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Mountune on mine too, was an easy fit on mine


Lucky you! 👍🏻
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Custard Tart

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I have the Pumaspeed one...mainly as it was "free" with 2 million quids worth of milltek cat back :lol: (a gentle dig at silly expensive price fixing within our hobby)

Does the job well nice positive change although i do have the powerflex torque mount fitted which probably helps..
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Jules59

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Thanks - have one on order now.



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Jules59

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Just fitted my Airtec shifter. Got to be the easiest mod Ive ever done - about 15 minutes.

For those who are contemplating to do this:

Plenty of access just by removing the air intake duct. 2 jubilee clips to loosen.

I removed the MAF connector just in case I accidentally leaned on it .

Long narrow nose pliers, opened to form a wedge on both sides of the ball, popped the selector cable end easily off the ball.

Socket set + 2 long extensions with 4mm hex bit socket to clamp the two pieces of milled alloy shifter.

Loctite on the threads for security.

 

~30% setting - nice and notchy


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jamherber

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Fitted the pumaspeed type (same as your 2nd picture), over a year ago and it's been great - easily the best 'bang for buck' mod as it transforms the gear change IMHO



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Jules59

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Fitted the pumaspeed type (same as your 2nd picture), over a year ago and it's been great - easily the best 'bang for buck' mod as it transforms the gear change IMHO

I agree wholeheartedly - big difference.

Interestingly SWMBO hasnt noticed anything different about the car  :laughing:






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