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5 ***** out of 5!

The B&M short shifter was the very first modification I did to my car seeing how it took me the better part of a day to get it in. I would have to say this is a must for any of those people out there new to cars.

The first drive out after the installation I was actually a little scared as to whether I even installed it right because the throw was so short compared to stock it didn't feel right. After a few shifts I dropped it and it was amazing how solid the shifts were and how fast I was able to get the car into gear.

This is a must for anyone out there!
 

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The rattling is the shifter up against the side of the hole it goes through in the chassis. When you do the install you need to make sure you use a dremel to widen it up a little bit to prevent that from happening.

BTW I thought we were reviewing the product not how hard it was to install.
 

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1993.5 Infiniti G20 (US-Spec SR20DE highport)

Installation was pretty simple w/included instructions (even though making sence of all the tech words wasn't, just read the instructions 5-6 times and it'll finally make sence) PB Blaster is your friend w/this install.

The first drive out after the installation I was actually a little scared as to whether I even installed it right because the throw was so short compared to stock it didn't feel right.
It is real tight @ first!
I felt like I was a racecar driver slammin the gears.
HUGE improvement over stock

10/10 stars:
Best SS on the market!
Relatively easy install, BIG difference from stock!
 

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Chris said:
maybe there should be a seperate rating for installation?

I didn't install it myself but I heard all the cursing during the install process AND I hear it is a difficult install no matter which car it goes in! (VW, Porsche, G20, etc.)
Must be diff on a porsche then because on the g20 it really is simple. I just didn't have the right tools so it took me forever.
All you do is remove the heatshield, remvoe stock shifter and bolt in the b&m literally that easy.
 

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great mod, installed it shortly after purchasing it off of a member slightly used. install was fairly simple cept for my stripped wrench. first run around the block (streets set up like a mini race course:p ) was great. felt like i was in autocross race:lol:

highly recommened!
 

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yes, it is a great mod for your car.

i actually used to have an auto tranny and had a sentra se-r swapped into my g20. first i thought that the feel of the shifter was pretty nice and precise and relatively short.
however, once i had the B&M in, i was like WOW, there is no way i'm going back to any other shifters. i drove a bmw 328i w/ a manual tranny and that thing sucked compared to an engaging, short, precise throws of the B&M.

i love it and highly recommend to anyone. absolutely worth it. if you don't believe me, try it on someone's car first and then you won't want drive your own!
 

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5 out of 5

BeyondRiddIck said:
4 out of 5. Maybe its just b/c I'm an idiot, I had the hardest time getting the damn thing in, but now that it is in I love it, mine rattles at around 3500 rpm.
the sound might also be the bottom of the shifter rattling against the upper heat shield for your cat...

drove a g20 with a B&M ... one word... sexy... :p
 

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I've done several porsche short shifters and they are way different than the g20 ones. Your boxster is a cable shifter and you have to break the shifter mounts for the stock shifter then put the b&m one in. Basically once you've put a short shifter in a porsche you can't put the stock one back in unless you get a new stock shifter assembly.

Chris said:
maybe there should be a seperate rating for installation?

I didn't install it myself but I heard all the cursing during the install process AND I hear it is a difficult install no matter which car it goes in! (VW, Porsche, G20, etc.)
 

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8 of 10.

Great product, still for the money I prefer a pacesetter. The third is so close to the center console. The shift are so close you'll have to learn how to drive again :thumbsup:

Some rattling will occur.
 

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I have not tried the B&M or Pacesetter for that matter, but I would say the same about the Cosmo SS as Carlos did about the B&M.
CarloSR said:
8 of 10.

Great product . The third is so close to the center console. The shift are so close you'll have to learn how to drive again :thumbsup:

Some rattling will occur.
I know this is not a Cosmo SS review thread, but he did ask!
 

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The rattling can also potentially be the bolt that holds the shifter to the shift linkage loosening :(. Happened to me, and I lost the nut :(.

This was my own fault though, didnt torwue it enough.

Otherwise this mod is great, much shorter shifts, and a better general feel. Third does sit fairly far forward, but now, I kinda like its placement.
 

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how much shorter in height is this from the console than stock? I dont want to loose the 2.5in like in the twm shifter because I am tall and my torso already sits pretty far back from the shifter.
 

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misconception about what 'short shifter' means

how much shorter in height is this from the console than stock? I dont want to loose the 2.5in like in the twm shifter because I am tall and my torso already sits pretty far back from the shifter.
Go to post #10 in this thread. A picture is worth a 1,000 words! BTW, I'm 6' and and I have had no issue with the shorter length.
 

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perhaps someone could compare to the ebay cosmo short shifter?
The ebay shifter works.... deff not as solid of a feeling when you shift but I think that may have to do with the MOUNTING equip for the actuall linkage....

THe MAIN difference is... QUALITY... B&M just feels right... and when I had my e=bay shifter it SNAPED right on the ball when I was shifting from 2nd to 3rd.... Right on the weld! After that... i would rather spend a little more money....

The only thing I dont like about the B&M is that you can just buy a new hardware kit if you loose something....

I really do like how the TWM shifters mount to the linkage and wonder if you can feel a difference... the biggest thing is that they use specific spacers as opposed to using washers like everyone else... I want to know how much of a difference that makes!
 
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