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4A Play
10-29-2012, 03:36 PM
Thinking about picking up a solid shift linkage setup. Wanted to make sure I wouldn't be doing more damage than good if I did. My shifting has gotten incredibly loose, shifts are not crisp, and lots of play in the shifter.

Would new linkage do more damage to my syncros than help my sloppy shifting issues?

Thanks guys!

aebavant
10-29-2012, 04:05 PM
shifter won't do anything but fix the problems the shifter has (loose/worn bushings etc). will not affect syncros in any way.

howardfootball
10-29-2012, 04:33 PM
Get the trio kit. It is a night and day difference.

blackhat
10-30-2012, 05:30 AM
Mine is sloppy too sometimes hard getting it to go in first. What's the kit you speak of?

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TConklin821
10-30-2012, 06:23 AM
Shifter

http://jhmotorsports.com/shop/catalog/short-throw-shifters-c-21_62_63_107_78.html

Trio kit

http://jhmotorsports.com/shop/catalog/shifter-linkage-package-c-21_62_63_107_148.html

I currently have the trio kit, but have not put it in yet.

viceprp
10-30-2012, 06:34 AM
Trio! You will LOVE the crisp shifting and have piece of mind that there is no more plastic (flex). I would say to get the 1" reduction option to help shorten the shift further. I really makes the car a joy to drive.

gt30r18t
10-30-2012, 11:55 AM
you may want to look at the bushings in your linkage. If they are worn, which at 200k+ miles its a definite possibility, changing them might do you the most benefit at the lowest cost.

4A Play
10-31-2012, 08:40 AM
^Went ahead and picked up a used solid linkage and bushing for $80 shipped from a fellow member. I also have a B&M short shifter I plan to use as well. Hopefully the Jhm parts will be compatible with the B&M shifter.

Ill definitely be reporting back with the difference over stock after 200k.

Thanks guys!

M-Hood
10-31-2012, 09:16 AM
Trio! You will LOVE the crisp shifting and have piece of mind that there is no more plastic (flex). I would say to get the 1" reduction option to help shorten the shift further. I really makes the car a joy to drive.

Are you talking about the 1" shorter shifter height option? Because that doesn't actually help with shifting since it reduces the leverage of the shifter making shifting even harder then if the shifter was stock length.