I have the perfect shifter setup! My latest install was the Forge short shifter, and unlike a traditional short shifter, this replaces the shift linkage in the engine bay. This short shifter paired with my CravenSpeed adjustable setup is just amazing.
The instructions suggested a pulling tool and I didn’t think anything of it until I had to pull the stock linkage out. My lord that thing was on there! There is no way you can get the stock piece off by hand. I don’t drive my car in the winter so there wasn’t any corrosion but still, I couldn’t get the piece off. I even tried WD40 and PB Blaster ……. nope!
I bought a tool from my local hardware store and that was the missing piece I needed. A few turns and the stock shift linkage came right out.
With the stock linkage out, all was left was to install the new shifter and connect the shift cable.
Initially, I thought I wanted the shortest throw possible, however, after a few shifts in my garage, it was too short. Everything felt like it was binding up and was hard to get in gear.
I adjusted the slider and had it in the middle of the new shifter and it was a drastic improvement.
I’m amazed at how much this reduced my throws. The shift knob barely goes outside the perimeter of the shift well. I totally believe Forge’s claim of reducing shift travel by 40%. I now have the perfect setup!
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