TWM makes one specifically for the Accents... twmperformance.com
Well, I think I'll try the Short Shifter and the wieghted knob. Their Rep or whoever he is (SN: TWM Performance) said that their shift knob were adjustable too. If that doesn't get it low enough, I've kinda resigned to the cut length thing. My inspiration came from the Miata. I've always loved it's shifter. (practically sunken into the console, and had incredibly crisp short throws) I know It wont be practical to have it that low, especially not until I install my GK buckets. I'm aiming for the pic I posted or maybe a little bit shorter.I'm going to have to make a new boot too, that's for sure. That's okay though, I like the sunken boot look.Originally posted by accent2003gt
want ur shifter liike real short? say hello to my little friend! Mr. Hacksaw..... lol i just chopped it about 3 inches and it is short as hell, i got a pretty tall shift knob and it still is level wiht the seat! lol, i love it.... all my friends and everyone who drives it says its like 350 Z's
I know what the short shifter does, but in addition to the reduced throws, I'd also like a short stock. like in the pic. that's what I was questioning. I don't like how high it is now. As far as the weighted knob things goes, they do make a difference. If you've ever ran with both, you know. I mean hell, the factory LC2 knob is weighted. I'd use that one, but it's worn, and feels like crap. Do I think that weighted knobs are worth the money they cost? No, but they do make a difference.Originally posted by bh206
a short throw shifter reduces the throws of the shift by adding more leverage. (bottom part is made longer) so chopping it down only makes the actual shifter shorter and gives you less leverage for the shifts.
look or funcionality. My short throw shifter is just as high as my stock shifter was.
and weighted knobs are a waste of money :
Just balancing. Makes the throws a bit easier since it adds a bit of momentum. It's just a matter of leverage, as you put it. But I wouldn't pay $170 for one. It's kinda hard to say how much I'd be willing to pay for one too though. Most Knobs are at least $50 anyways though. Might as well spend a little more for one I like better.Originally posted by bh206
yeah all knobs are 'weighted' but what's the difference between a $40 shift knob and a $170 dollar precision weighted knob?
Got a pic?Originally posted by ryanolson
wah wah if you cant shift the short shifter you should drive an automatic. i have the fidanza short shifter and i cut 3" off the top and its barely any harder to shift with it.