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FREE mod: short-throw shifter


Luke
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 228216 posted 06/17/05 09:59 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Simply drill and tap on the shift lever closer to the pivot point.
I moved inwards by about 33% or so, resulting in 33% shorter throw back-and-forth in the cabin.

I used "8mm X 1.25" which matches perfectly with the diameter of the stock pin.

You will also need to make the rubber-stopper thicker in the shifter base. Otherwise, you run the risk of breaking your shift fork when you shifting hard.

I have run with this mod for almost 2 years, and no issue.




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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 228223 posted 06/17/05 10:35 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Thats pretty cool man! Can you get a pick of the thicker rubber stopper you put in the shift base also.?

Thanks,

-Steve



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 228308 posted 06/17/05 05:47 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
wicked!!!



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Luke
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 228351 posted 06/17/05 08:18 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
For the bump stopper on the shifter base, simply cut a small section of a hose and zip tie around the stock stopper to make it thicker.
Like so..



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Luke
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 228353 posted 06/17/05 08:20 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
In addition, to install a leather shift boot, you can reuse the bottom portion of your old accordion-style rubber boot.
Like so.



What the shifter looks like:




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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 228538 posted 06/19/05 01:02 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Thats pretty cool Luke,

How far down the shift lever do you drill the hole. like a 1/2 inch or somthing

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Luke
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 228545 posted 06/19/05 01:22 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I drilled it all the way through, and also tap it all the way through the lever.

Then I use a bolt, a washer, and a nylon lock-nut at the bottom..
I will try to take a picture of this.

The bolt does not clamp down on the shifter bushings.
The lock-nut at the bottom of the lever kinda acts like a jam nut.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 228558 posted 06/19/05 06:32 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
MODS: Can you make this one a sticky in the "how to section?"

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 228571 posted 06/19/05 09:22 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post   
Here is another similar,with adjustable shift stops,off VFAQ.com:

http://mario.germain.com/shifter.html



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Edited by Ian M (06/19/05 09:25 AM)

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