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Best Short Shift for 99 996

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Of the various options for a short shift kit, which one us the best one and why. I am thinking of ordering one over this winter so I can install it myself. Any first hand experience on installing as well as using would be greatly appreciated. :jump:


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do a search you'll find tons of information on this. I think everyone pretty much agrees that the B&M short shifter is the best. it's about 200 bucks online and can be installed in about an hour. there are at least 4 different write ups on how to install it on this message board with pictures.

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I saw a used one for sale on rennlist or 6speedonline for 150. Used or new they're the same thing... otherwise they sell them on ebay for about 229 new. i'm sure there's other places as well but they're the about the same price everywhere give or take 10 or so dollars...

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I think everyone agrees that the B&M is the way to go. Just be aware though that there is an Evo short shift that as far as I can see is the B&M rebadged but the ball linkage used is solid aluminium instead of plastic. So this may be a better option.....plus I believe it is cheaper.

Jeff can you comment on this?

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I have to think back almost 5 years when we started to put in short shift kits.

I think the first was the EVO unit. With EVO you did not replace the shift lever. Instead you add a metal extension piece to the bottom of the lever. This changes the pivot point like the B&M, just at a different end. The EVO unit did not come with the metal bushings back then, but you could buy them as a seperate part.

The B&M back then did not have the metal shells on the bushings. They were all plastic. Some people who put in the B&M would also put in the EVO metal bushings even though they were not an exact fit.

The EVO kit now comes with the metal bushings and I see they are also selling the B&M unit.

The 'good' thing about the EVO unit is that if you do not like it you remove the extension and you are back to stock.

The reduction with the EVO unit is less than B&M. 2 of our Boxster owners have gone from EVO to B&M.

Short shift trivia.

This is the EVO unit.


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I would use the short shift that Porsche chose, the B&M. As far as using the Evo needle bearings with a B&M, it works and seems to fit well, but it does create a little extra play in the shifter. Actually with the Evo needle bearings it is very easy to change back and forth between stock and B&M, can be done in less than 30".


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