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Short Throw Shifters for 924S

 
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Mich924S  
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2002 3:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anyone know of any reputable and reliable short throw shifter kits for the 924S and where I might purchase it from?
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2002 6:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There's only one option I'm aware of, that everybody sells, which is the Weltmeister kit. You can buy it from Paragon Products, or Performance Products/Automotion, or Tweeks - I think they all carry it...

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2002 9:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anybody ever find one for the snailshell?
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2002 1:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No, no such luck. You'd have to fabricate your own. I've seen interesting versions...

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2002 8:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, if I ever get a round tuit I will post it here.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2002 7:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you havn't noticed, your shifter is just a solid piece of metal. if you want a shorter throw distance, just pull the shift knob off and cut part of the shifter off. Its that simple. Its the same thing as buying a short throw from an aftermarket dealer.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2002 9:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No, sorry, it's not. First thing, the short-throw kit replaces 80% of the parts in the linkage responsible for shifter slop with solid heim joints, resulting in an extremely tight-feeling, positive, shifter. Secondly, the shifter design in the 924/944 is not a screw-on knob, so re-locating a knob on this car is not so easy.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2002 3:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Has anyone tried this linkage replacement that Larso pointed out?
http://www.dst-racing.com/944.html
Any feedback?
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2002 4:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is not a short shift kit but rather something that allows the shifting to be much more crisp. I have ordered one. DST makes great stuff for the Porsche! I just ordered the coil over setup for my Porsche!!!


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2002 11:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know that. I just wondered what kind of improvement it makes. Fifty bones isn't a whole lot and it looks like a relatively easy mod. If it makes a noticeable difference, it will be worth it. Good, tight shifting is such a plus for the motoring experience.

Let us know how it works out.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2002 4:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

so will the dst 944 shift kit fit the 016z
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2002 7:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Has anyone installed the performance products short shift kit? I ordered one and it had no directions.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2002 5:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Applebit, tell us how you like your crispier shifting.


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