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looking for a short shifter. any recommendations?
 
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Old 02-10-2006, 11:10 AM
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I would wait to see if B&M makes one. I love their product line....
 
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Old 04-21-2006, 05:38 PM
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Choices of Short Shifters?

So what are some of the choices in short shifters out here in N.A.?
 
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Old 04-21-2006, 07:01 PM
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I would say B&M once they produce one
 
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Old 04-21-2006, 07:52 PM
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This is something that I feel is an essential. After driving my S13 daily with a Tomei short shifter, I've become so accustomed to that feel. My only gripe with the Fit, thus far, is that the shifter feels muddy. I don't get any positive feedback from shifts.
 
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Old 04-21-2006, 10:24 PM
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Well I think that B&M make one of the cleaneest feeling products on the market and made with a good quality material... I'm hoping they come out with one.
 
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Originally Posted by crozewski
This is something that I feel is an essential. After driving my S13 daily with a Tomei short shifter, I've become so accustomed to that feel. My only gripe with the Fit, thus far, is that the shifter feels muddy. I don't get any positive feedback from shifts.
I like your taste on parts...I have TOMEI shifter as well. Now if I could get my butt up so I can install the TOmei Trax LSD.
 
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Old 04-28-2006, 12:20 AM
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I like your taste on parts...I have TOMEI shifter as well. Now if I could get my butt up so I can install the TOmei Trax LSD.
I was always curious to drive a car with a Tomei LSD. If you ever get it installed let me know how it drives.
 
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I've sent out 5 LSD's to customers at zilvia.net. I'll wait for their review and I'll llet you know.
 
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Old 04-28-2006, 09:07 AM
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I put B&M on my Protege5. A big improvement is also made in terms of shifter feel, that is giving more of a mechanical snick snick undampened feel, by inserting the hard bushings in place of the OEM soft, rubbery bushings. These bushings are at the connection of the shifter linkage arm to the transaxel.

Interestingly, my Maxima 5-speed came from the factory with hard bushings. The OEM soft rubber bushings in the Protege5 took away a lot of feel. Of course, nothing beats having the shifter with the transmission directly below in a RWD car such as my Miata.
 

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Old 04-30-2006, 12:46 AM
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This car's been out for years....there's GOT to be a shortshifter out there somewhere! Asia or Europe members...HELP!!!
 
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Old 04-30-2006, 01:03 AM
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C's is the Japanese equivalent to B&M with just as many applications as B&M of course most of those are Japanese market cars but nevertheless its a huge variety but they dont have one for the Fit which is surprising since the Fit is a fairly popular car in Japan.
 
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Old 04-30-2006, 05:11 PM
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Well I'm sure someone will make one for the NA market...
 
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Someone like...........HONDA!?! Heck, TRD's got one for the Scion, what's up with HFP???
 
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Old 08-03-2006, 10:38 PM
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Short Shift

Hey i was wondering if there are any short throw kits that fit on the USDM fit or if anybody has heard about anybody coming out with one.
 
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Old 08-04-2006, 03:01 AM
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B&M is working on one too.
 
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Old 08-04-2006, 08:06 PM
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I would use a B&M if they produced one. I loved their product for my EG...
 
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Old 08-04-2006, 08:49 PM
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Good i hope soon, the fit needs it bad.
 
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Old 10-25-2006, 07:38 PM
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I have short shifter!!

Well after having the car for a week, the only thing I didnt really like about the fit was the long throws on the shifter, and the sloppy feel of it. After doing a little research for a short shifter came up to nothing, so I decided to make my own .

I ended up taking the complete shifter out and cutting the shifter at the bottom and extending it about 1". The Fit doesnt have much room under the shifter to start with so i had to add spacer and lift up the entire assembly. The results, feels much better, and more solid shift. I would say it has reduced the shifting about 30-40%.


Sorry I dont have before pics, but here's an after pic to show the throw from 3rd to 4th gear and nuetral.

 
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nice art skills to make that photo. yea, it's a shame you didn't take before pics. maybe smeone can give u three pics of a stock throw, and u can do that same effect?
 

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