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Wow. I just installed my new flat stick shifter last night and what a difference. Much shorter throws and I dont feel like i am trying to put the shifter in the front passengers seat to put it into reverse anymore. I am not sure about the knob, but there are a ton of other options available. Install was a breeze.
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Chip,

Everything you need to know is on their website. I got the shifter from MGW. The only hard part was trying to figure out what was the best order to view the videos because they have them in several different segments. It took me about 3 hours and that included a break to cook, eat and clean up dinner. :) It is definitely one of those projects that when you are done, you realize you made it much harder than it had to be and i bet i could do it in under one hour the next time. I watched the videos a couple of times while waiting on the shifter, and then had the video going as i was installing. The kit came with a centering jig and you dont even need to use it. The video explains exactly how to center the lower box onto the torque tube without the jig. I think I can shift faster than the auto now. It is amazing.
 
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Thanks, I figured there might have been a few snags, there always seem to be a few. Glad you got it all sorted out.
 

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Wow. I just installed my new flat stick shifter last night and what a difference. Much shorter throws and I dont feel like i am trying to put the shifter in the front passengers seat to put it into reverse anymore. I am not sure about the knob, but there are a ton of other options available. Install was a breeze.
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So now shifting is smooth, right?
Have 2900 miles and shifting is still
not as good as my C6 was.
If I may ask what was the cost?
Geo Vette
 

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Geo Vette,

I think it is marginally smoother, but the throws are definitely shorter and I think the shifting gates are more clearly defined/felt and closer together left to right. In other words, I do not have to go so far to the right to find 7th and reverse and I have fewer 5th to 4th mistakes when i am trying to go from 5th to 6th. I haven't quite figured out how to get the same transmission response each time. It seems like one time the shifting is smooth as butter and the next time not so much even when i am shifting in the same RPM range. Now the real benefit is when you are jamming through the gears. I wished i had clocked some times before changing to have something to compare to, but i can definitely rip through the gears much faster now. I feel like the shorter throws has help with my consistency, during both casual driving and aggressive (but safe;)) driving. The cost was right at $400.

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They also have an option that uses the factory shifter.
 

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I'm just gonna pay my wife 400 bucks and have her shift for me. It's the latest rage. Voice control. "I said 4 dammit!!"
I laughed out loud. My wife and I could have some fun with that.
 
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