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Short Shifter

wes

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Need some info on short shifters.....The length on the stick from the pivot ball to the top is shorter....but does the length from the pivot ball down to gear linkage alter ??..
 

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Yes. A word of warning though, some people like them, some people hate them. I hated, hated, hated mine.
 

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all depends on the short shifter if you want to get technical.

some may call cutting the shifter length down as a short shifter (technically you could say there is a shorter throw/movement between gears)
some may have a different pivot as to which the gearstick stays the same height but has to move less
and theres probably a few that mix the 2 together.

think of it like a lever or bar such as a crowbar. lifting a box
you can put your hands halfway along. more effort but shorter distance to cover.
further away longer distance but less effort.
then add in say a pipe and move it along to see varied effects.

to answer your original question.
it depends on which short shifter and if its a home dodgy job (read chopped down) or one that's been designed to act differently.
 

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does the box need to come out to replace the shift lever. or can u install the short shifter the the gear stick hole? on a T5 vn
 

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does the box need to come out to replace the shift lever. or can u install the short shifter the the gear stick hole? on a T5 vn
On a T5 you'll do all the fitting from in the cabin through the shifter hole in the trans tunnel.
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What about on the VT Getrag 5sp, same?
 
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