Z32 Short shifter

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  1. joseph

    joseph Member

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    Hey Guys,I’ve just installed a short shifter in my 92 na 300zx,Upon putting everything back together,I’ve noticed that shifting into gears is hard as in I feel like the short shifter is hitting somthing when I’m shifting,I’ve loosened up the a bolt and nut that connects to the gear selector (what the short shifter actually connects to the gearbox) and it’s made it a little better but still not perfect,Anyone have any idea ?
    Thanks Guys
     
  2. rob260

    rob260 Moderator Staff Member

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    Yeah short shifters are kinda trash... they are way less forgiving on your synchros. Assuming everything is installed correctly I would (did) just put the stock one back in...
     
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  3. zx299

    zx299 Well-Known Member

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    joseph, there were dozens of short shifters available for the zed and most of them were just modified oem shifters which were churned out by various businesses to make a quick buck.

    If you want to get serious about short shifters you really need to look at a unit that was designed and manufactured specifically for the zed

    Top of the line was the C's short shifter out of Japan .... these are no longer available new and bring big dollars when they occasionally appear in the used marketplace.

    There were a couple of US companies that used to manufacture short shifters for the zed but you need to be aware that the stick may bend away from the driver because they are for LHD zeds. If you do a search on TwinTurbo.NET you might gain some further insight

    If you bought a $69 Bok Choy shifter off Ebay, then expect to do some modifications and Good Luck
     
  4. jellybeans

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    Shorter throw requiring more effort vs longer throw with less effort. Which results in a faster gear change? probably makes no difference but longer throw is greater leverage and therefore greater control.
     
  5. joseph

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    I’ve Seen the short shifter from the us but during this COVID lockdown I can’t be bothered waiting so long for it to come,so I decided to buy one of eBay with my mate,we installed his and its perfect but for some reason mine is having problems,That’s why I don’t really think it’s the short shifter it’s self
     
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    I’ve had the the stock shifter for a while now and after driving a couple of my mates Zs with short shifter I just feel it’s a better feel for me
     
  7. jellybeans

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    Only 2 possibilities then, either incorrect installation on yours or inconsistent quality control on yours. If you eliminate the incorrect installation scenario you arrive at the manufacturing tolerances being less than consistent. If you mate is willing to remove his you could swap it to yours to confirm
     

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