Custom Shift Cable

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  1. AYOUSTIN

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    I think it's mostly a matter of the manifold slightly changing turbo position as well as the turbo being larger. I will modify the one I made, should only need to chop down one corner.


    The corner that's further back on the bracket needs to get cut down. Not sure by how much or how to really account for it in a drawing without getting really technical.

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    Hey Trithemius, if you are still willing to get those brackets, that would be extremely helpful for me. Broke the plastic end on my shifter cable while installing a short shifter and this seems way better than just getting a $300+ OEM one. Please let me know!
     
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    Reducing throw at either end will increase effort. You lose leverage either way.

    As an aside, it cracks me up when someone installs a "short shifter" that literally shortens the stick, then puts an extender on to make shifting easier.
     
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  4. Trithemius

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    Unfortunately I no longer have a way of getting the bracket made. My friend who made mine quit his job as a machinist. Sorry.

    If you have to replace the cables, I still recommend upgrading while saving money. I'm sure you could find someone that can make the bracket for cheap.

    My original reply was misguided.

    My understanding of class 2 levers was incorrect. Moving the cable attachment point at the shifter does not lengthen the lever. It lengthens the load arm.

    Therefore it does not increase leverage. In fact the opposite is true. You are right.

    I do also agree that short stem shifters with an extension are dumb.
     
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    For sure, I will see if i can find someone. Thanks for everything! Appreciate it.
     
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    IMO (for genwon) TWM full replacement + very tall bushings + AP shift hammer is absolute nirvana; basically a combination of reduced throw offset by increased leverage with a rise in shifter height.
     
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    Getting someone to make mine right now. He is charging me around $80. Sounds like quite a bit more than I was expecting but whatever.. I want to get my baby safely drive-able again and supporting local business! I know absolutely nothing about how much work it requires/average prices so if you guys think I'm getting completely ripped off though let me know. I probably still have time to cancel and find somewhere else.
     
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    I'd pay $80 for custom cables no questions asked assuming they're of good quality

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    $80 just for the getting the bracket made. Still have to order the cables.
     
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    It's not so bad as a one off, production line brackets sometimes cost even more than that

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    Awesome. Thanks for the reply! Good to know i'm not being taken advantage of.
     
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    $80 is not bad. Figuring out the angles and getting it to clear everything is a larger hassle than you might think at first.
     
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    sorry for being such a dummy but what hardware if any did you guys order? was trying ordering tonight but i just dont know how much h\w i need even after looking at the pics.. and to make matters worse, i cant even figure out how to move on from step 5.. i dont see a next button and it wont let me just click on the 6.
     
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    Page 5 is for attachment hardware, which you're having custom made by a shop. So you can skip that step. On that page, just hit "order your design". You then have to make an account, and go from there. I ended up starting over several times to get it all figured out. Let me know if you have any others questions.
     
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    the funny thing is that is exactly what i did the very first time.. questioned myself right before paying and redid it all. all ordered now. next post will be with that bad boy installed. thanks again
     
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    Could you send me the measurements of and parts list of the parts used. It would rb26 greatly appreciated

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    Hey, I'm so close.. how did you remove the ball joint from the shift pivot crank arm? Did you grind it from the bottom without seeing it? Grind from the top? Or just completely take it out from the trans then grind it?
     
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    It would probably be best to remove it from the trans first, I'd think.
     
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    I removed from the trans. Grind the bottom, when you see the outline of the hole you're through the weld and can twist it out with pliers. Be sure to put washers on both sides too.
     
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    Exactly what these guys said.
     
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