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2019/11/19 16:13:25 (permalink)

Short-Shifter for a 987

Hi Everyone,
thinking of treating myself for Christmas.
I fancy a Short-Shifter for my 2006 3.2S.
I have been recommended this:- https://www.design911.co.uk/pages/productList.aspx?search=99742498300
Has anyone any advice or recommendations, please?
 
Thanks in hopeful anticipation,
 
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Re: Short-Shifter for a 987 2019/11/19 20:12:31 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby Verner 2019/11/25 18:28:22
I had it retrofitted by my OPC and love it. Can be notchy when cold in first. It is worth checking the cost of either the part only or fitted at your OPC with your PCGB discount. I think I paid £400 in 2014. 

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Re: Short-Shifter for a 987 2019/11/19 20:25:47 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby Verner 2019/11/20 15:19:58
Hi I took a chance and bought this one on eBay 202593932608
it’s absolutely brilliant it took 20 mins to fit and best £27 I’ve spent on my boxster
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Re: Short-Shifter for a 987 2019/11/20 07:45:59 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby Verner 2019/11/20 15:19:16
The cheap ebay ones are pretty good value, sometime assembled wrong you may need to flip the shaft over otherwise you can change gear in front of the passenger! I had an early Boxster with it fitted that way, cant understand how the owner thought it was correct! Not too sure how good they are on a 987 though. If you go genuine go to your local OPC, they are £237+vat less any club discount.

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Re: Short-Shifter for a 987 2019/11/20 08:31:20 (permalink)
Thanks guys for all the kind help and advice.
 
Only concern I have now is, the notchiness when cold, is it worth putting up with for a sharper gear change response?
 
Thanks in anticipation,
 
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Re: Short-Shifter for a 987 2019/11/20 09:36:45 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby Verner 2019/11/25 18:28:11
Agree with above posts can make the gearbox more notchy.

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Re: Short-Shifter for a 987 2019/11/21 18:33:04 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby Verner 2019/11/25 18:28:01
The transmission needs a certain 'work done or effort' to change gear.
 
Work done = force x distance.
So, add a shorter distance to move the gears means the same effort is still required, so force applied has to be increased to get the same effort needed to change gear, thus the feel is heavier.
 
I've fitted 3 short shift gearchanges to Porsche gearboxes and have regretted the extra effort every time.
 
Leave well alone imho.
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Re: Short-Shifter for a 987 2019/12/03 20:41:26 (permalink) ☼ Best Answerby Verner 2019/12/04 07:49:37
I had Alex from another forum (link below) sort mine. He got the eBay shifter and made some new bushings, and a few other bits and pieces. He charges £150 posted. Although mine is a little tight at the moment so will get this sorted with him soon, but the thread is worth a read and it's a cheaper option than the others.
I like the short shift, it doesn't feel abnormally short, it feels pretty normal- I'd say it's an improvement over the original. Perhaps a tiny bit notchier but nothing I really notice
http://www.911uk.com/viewtopic.php?p=1458264

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Re: Short-Shifter for a 987 2019/12/04 07:50:18 (permalink)
Thanks,
 
I shall have a look :-)
 
Best wishes,
 
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