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Short Shifter


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My 987 S, 6 speed is arriving in less than 2 weeks. I ordered it to my specs but was not aware of the short shifter. The dealer says the throws on the new 6 speed are 35% shorter than the last.

My last 986 I installed an aftermarket short shifter. A bit notchier, but shorter throws and I liked that.

Does anyone know if it's worth it to get the short shifter on my new 987? If yes, then should I go for the OEM or aftermarket? If aftermarket, does anyone know if the existing 04 parts will fit the 05?

Thanks

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The oem short shift used on the 997/987 is the same - same part number. 997 424 983 00. It includes the shift lever in the oem shift tower. I do not know any reason why you cannot do a retrofit.

Also, a 997 owner on rennlist put in the B&M unit that we have used for years on the 996/986. Then he took out the B&M and put in 997 424 983 00.

I have not driven the 987 S with the new transmission, let alone with the oem short shift. So others will have to respond.

The new standard 6 speed does have shorter throws, but not as short as a B&M on the 996/986.

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Eagleday sells a kit that says is good for my 987.

Do you know why that 997 owner took out the B&M and put in the OEM?

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Tool Pants said:

The oem short shift used on the 997/987 is the same - same part number.  997 424 983 00.  It includes the shift lever in the oem shift tower.  I do not know any reason why you cannot do a retrofit.

Also, a 997 owner on rennlist put in the B&M unit that we have used for years on the 996/986.  Then he took out the B&M and put in 997 424 983 00.

I have not driven the 987 S with the new transmission, let alone with the oem short shift.  So others will have to respond. 

The new standard 6 speed does have shorter throws, but not as short as a B&M on the 996/986.

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The 997 owner on rennlist said he did not like the feel of the 2nd to 3rd shift. Then he said he did not want a warranty issue. His pictures are on the EagleDay site, and another picture is below.

Another 997 owner on rennlist said he is going to take out the B&M and put in the new style short shift sold by Porsche because he is concerned about the warranty. :rolleyes: Another 997 owner said he bought the new style for $419.95 from Sunset Imports in Oregon. I have looked at the EagleDay site before and their prices are high.

There are 996 owners on the message boards who have put in the B&M, which they liked, just to remove it and put in the identical old style short shift sold by Porsche because of the warranty issue. Loren and I have put in a lot of B&Ms over the years and I have never heard of any issue with the transmission.

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