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Honestly, I think we need linkage bushings and a stiff trans mount before a short shifter. Those two items would greatly improve shifting.

What is the poll going to be used for? Interest in a purchase? While I know most members would be interested, only a few would actually pay out since the cost will be $250-$350.
 

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Honestly, I think we need linkage bushings and a stiff trans mount before a short shifter. Those two items would greatly improve shifting.

What is the poll going to be used for? Interest in a purchase? While I know most members would be interested, only a few would actually pay out since the cost will be $250-$350.
I'm with titan on this but would pay for a short throw also.

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Hope with time they make us a nice short shifter hope it happens 😄


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Hmm, sounds awesome, but I have the auto.

I'm pretty sure the manual I saw here in Aus had a short throw shifter installed.
I could be wrong.
 

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the point was to gauge intrest in the subject, i have a A/T so i lose out on the fun, but some were trying to get interest up in order to get a company interested in making parts for us.
 

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Any update on the install?
 

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I'll kick this off (please keep in mind these are companies that make short shifters and some of these only keep to one car brand):
  • AC schnitzer
  • Active autowerkes
  • Agency power
  • ARK
  • B&M
  • Cusco
  • Forge (might have a good shot here if BOVs sell well)
  • Hurst
  • Torque Solutions
  • Perrin
  • Ralco rz
i had the Hurst short-throw in my 07 Cobalt SS/SC and it felt, cheap and loose, but the throws were definitely shorter. I should've gone with the TWN (if memory serves). It had the reputation has being tighter and better built.
 

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me too, also curious about a different more attractive MT shifter Knob
i bought a replacement shifter knob, but it won't work on the Cruze shifter due to the design. Sooner or later, someone will make a short-throw for these things. it took a year or two with the Cobalts and longer than that for the Cavaliers.
 

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So I took a video clip of how sloppy the shifter bushing is at the transaxle linkage.

Is anyone working on a replacement bushing??? I really don't have the time to fabricate one on my own.

You have to click to watch, I don't know how to embed the video on here.




And for reference, here is a photo of the linkage. (Yes, I posted it earlier)

 

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Nice job, Mike. That's what I've been saying this whole time. No one makes them as far as I know. But, I bet you could 1) find a set for another car that matched same OD/ID and height 2) Fill them in with polyurethane. If they are anything like the ones from my SRT-4, they will have holes in them which make them very squishy and can be filled easily(?).

You should pull them out and take pics and dimensions.
 

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Thanks.

I have not had someone sit inside the car to verify, but I bet this bushing slop translates to a fair amount of useless movement at the shifter itself - maybe as much as an inch - I don't know...

I am having trouble just getting the retaining cap off the darn thing. I can see how it's clipped on, but wasn't successful (yet!) at popping it off.
 

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that explains why the shifter is so sloppy when you're really flogging molly through the gears... come on! Someone make a shifter for this car already!
 

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that explains why the shifter is so sloppy when you're really flogging molly through the gears... come on! Someone make a shifter for this car already!
Yes I will be getting it to test on our cars its made in Holland for Opels with the m32 transmission they guarantee it to work on our cars.

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Agreed and I am in.
 

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I love my shifter shortner.

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