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Hi everyone! I know this is a much discussed topic but I wanted to tell all about my experience with the installation of the factory SS in my 996. I used the factory kit (the 997 version) because of its simplicity in installation. I have zero mechanical expertise (except for simple oil changes) and was reluctant to tackle this job thinking that I would mess up the gear settings during intallation. If you are riding the fence on doing this job, take the plunge. It is very easy to do. The hardest part was removing the center console. Just make sure you mark the placement of the shifting cables before you disconect anything and you are set! I am very pleased with the results. Shifting is dramatically shortened and feels more precise. It is a little more difficult to engage first gear when the car is cold but it loosens up after a few miles. I bought the shifter from Suncoast ($430). No modifications whatsover where needed. Just plug and play. This has been a morale booster for a me being inexperienced in mechanical tasks. The kit does not come with instructions.

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Good to hear its an easy job. I have zero mechanical incliniations. Did you happen to compare this to the OEM 997 shifter (not shortened just upgraded)? I hear that the 997 stock shifter kit is a much improved shifter from the stock 996. I'm debating between the two and not sure if paying double for the SSK is worth it over the 997 stock

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Will the OEM 997 shifter fit my 996 short shifter...I dont want short shifter anymore?If so, does anybody got a partnumber for a complete oem 997 kit?Regards

Perhaps someone that wants a short shifter will trade with you?

If you want to try that post in the Classifieds section.

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It's 99742401000 and it will fit. It comes with the whole black shifter assembly so you just disconnect the two cables from your assembly and swap out the whole thing.

Some good photos here http://www.ecstuning.com/Porsche-2009-911-997-Carrera-Coupe-H6_3.6L/Search/99742401000/ES1499714/?salesrep=jcrabtree

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