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Is short shift kit a worthwhile upgrade for Cayman R?

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2019/05/15 01:01:11 (permalink)

Is short shift kit a worthwhile upgrade for Cayman R?

Hi, I’m a new owner of a Cayman R and looking for opinions from anyone with experience of changing from standard gearshift to the opc short shift inc gt3? and the pro‘s and con‘s involved, all views, opinions and any other information much appreciated👍🏻 
 
Thanks in advance 
Gordon

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    MrDemon
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    Re: Is short shift kit a worthwhile upgrade for Cayman R? 2019/05/15 08:35:08 (permalink)
    yes do it, no cons imo. 

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    Re: Is short shift kit a worthwhile upgrade for Cayman R? 2019/05/15 10:17:41 (permalink)
    Agree, definitely do it.
     
    Brian

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    Re: Is short shift kit a worthwhile upgrade for Cayman R? 2019/05/15 12:57:33 (permalink)
    I also agree - I prefer the short shift, having swapped over from the standard shift. One thing to note is that if you have an extended warranty, then the OPC will only allow you to fit the short shift for your model ie they won't sanction fitting the GT3 part.
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    Re: Is short shift kit a worthwhile upgrade for Cayman R? 2019/05/15 13:27:18 (permalink)
    it's a not even a 987 part anyway, it's a 997 short shift with a 997 part number.
     
    The GT3 item is not that short either but it's better bushed, better off with the 997 Shortshifter imo, you can always add bearings to it 3rd party from function 1st.
     
    or just buy the nurmeric racing cnc one :-)

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    Re: Is short shift kit a worthwhile upgrade for Cayman R? 2019/05/15 20:42:52 (permalink)
    Ok that’s great guys👍🏻 So the million dollar question for me.................... Can anyone say between the 997 and gt3 short shift kits, which one gives the more satisfying gear change??......sorry lol
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    Re: Is short shift kit a worthwhile upgrade for Cayman R? 2019/05/16 06:56:48 (permalink)
    For your interest, Porsche T-Equipment range of accessories for the 987 Cayman included a Short Shifter kit available as a retro fit. As a Porsche approved accessory, this short shift kit can be fitted to your Cayman R by your local OPC.
     
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    Re: Is short shift kit a worthwhile upgrade for Cayman R? 2019/05/16 17:40:59 (permalink)
    Thanks Brian👍🏻
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    Re: Is short shift kit a worthwhile upgrade for Cayman R? 2019/05/16 18:57:22 (permalink)
    gordy70
    Ok that’s great guys👍🏻 So the million dollar question for me.................... Can anyone say between the 997 and gt3 short shift kits, which one gives the more satisfying gear change??......sorry lol




    the 997 one with the function 1st bushings.

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    Re: Is short shift kit a worthwhile upgrade for Cayman R? 2019/05/17 01:44:19 (permalink)
    Thanks for the great response guys😎👍🏻 
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