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I looked into the factory offered short shift kit for my 08C2S and was told there were no warranty issues. However, I talked to my local independent shop and he was told by a factory Porsche rep that the short shift kit has caused some premature wear issues. BS or not, I don't know. I also don't know what differences there are from the 08 to 09 like you have that may be different. Just passing along some info, no more. BTW, I decided to not install the short shift kit on my 08.I have heard some people rave about the shorter throw and how much they liked it.

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in my area the average shop rate is $80 - $120 per hour. so considering a tech would quote 3-4 hrs for the work sounds about right?

I believe the whole center console needs to be removed etc.

I always prefer short throw shifters - and yes they can feel "notchy" compared to stock.

Contact your dealer personally about the warranty anything else could be hearsay. or if the transmission blows up put the stock shifter back in :P

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It shouldn't take 4 hours to do that job. I put a new shifter in my 996 in less than an hour. If it's a Porsche part, it shouldn't have any impact on the warranty. See what an indy would charge. I suspect a lot less.

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I just had this done 3 weeks ago at a Porsche dealer. I priced the kit at 2 dealers and at a race shop. There is a less expensive kit made by B&M. Also, the internals can be upgraded from plastic to brass. Race shop wanted $700 for the aftermarket shifter and upgraded internals. One porsche dealer $515 for oem kit and second discounted that price by 25%. Went for least expensive. Car shifts waaaaaaay better. Better feel and more precise. I would definitely do it.

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