Gen2 Mazdaspeed3 Corksport Short Shifter installed!!! Center console blocks the shifter.

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  1. Breeeeett

    Breeeeett Greenie N00B Member

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    Hi, All members
    I installed the corksport short shifter yesterday. It took me about 4 hours to do it. Some parts were tough to take out, but eventually, I did it without breaking anything. However, after I put everything back together and tried to test-drive drive. I have noticed that the center console is blocked the shifter goes into the 4th and 6th gears. I have searched online and do not see any solutions.
    I do not want to cut my center console tbh. Besides that, I make sure the whole shift housing is sitting in its current position. Maybe I need to adjust something? The side 45 deg blue bracket looks non-adjustable.
    I uploaded a video below. Has anyone had the same issues before or know what is going on? Please let me know. I would really appreciate it.
     

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    Awafrican Moderator Silver Member

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    This is the first I've seen that issue but I don't have much experience with it. I installed one with my buddy in his gen1 and no issues. To confirm you have a gen2 ms3 right? There's two different model # for the assembly Axl-6-963-11 is for 2010-11 and Axl-6-963-12 for 12/13 did you buy directly from CS? As you're in the USA I'd suggest giving them a call as they're pretty good on the phone and can probably advise you best
     
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    Gen put has two different size shifter boot holes. Corksport makes two different shifters, or you can trim a little bit of plastic from the underside of the console
     
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    I see why.. Thank you for this information. My gen2 is 2011, but I bought this short-shifter from the Facebook market. That guy bought it and never install it. I just checked the box and see the part number is Axl-6-963-12. Sounds like trimming the center console is my only option.

    Here is one more question. I noticed when I shift into the 1st, 3rd, and 5th gears, it has a shorter distance than the 2nd, 4th, and 5th. I think the whole shift housing is not really in the center. Can I drive like this? Or do I have to buy the right version one to avoid transmission issues later on?
    Thank you in advance.

    Yep. I think you are right. I bought the wrong part from the FB market. I noticed the whole shift housing is not really in the center. Even if I can shift into every gear, I am wondering is there any potential risk to break the transmission? Because I shift into the 1st, 3rd, and 5th gears, it has a shorter distance than the 2nd, 4th, and 5th.

    Thank you in advance. I really appreciate it.
     
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    You need to adjust the shifter linkage. As long as it is going fully into gear and staying there it is ok to drive
     
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