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I have slowly run out of things to fix on my basket case 2001 996 Cabrio 6 speed.  The top now works, the engine runs well, the a/c is cold. It stops, turns and does not leak.  So I am looking for my next task. 

 

Any suggestions on the best short shift kit for a 996?  The current shifter action is a bit sloppy, so I thought about an upgrade.    

 

 

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Thanks for the responses.  Will look online at Pelican and make a decision.  On a related note, after 17 years the suspension could probably benefit from some attention as the car squeaks and rattles a bit on bumps.  Would suspension upgrades beyond just replacing the stock parts (shocks, bushings / control arms, springs) which have worn out make sense on a 2001 996 Cabrio which does not go to the track? 

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I've done most of the shifter "upgrades"...?  These include the stock 997 "short shifter" (better than 996 stock), the B&M short shifter (better than stock 997 "short shifter") and finally The Numeric Racing adjustable throw with cables (by FAR the best of the bunch - albeit, also the most expensive!) While the NUmeric with the stock cables was also far better than the rest, the addition of the cables brings it to another level. Obviously, it's a big spend (close to $1k depending on whether Numeric is running a sale - I got both the shifter and cables on sale and they ran a little under $700) - but the results are so worth it!

** As for suspension - short answer is yes! If you like the stance of your car with the stock components and you're not tracking the car then by all means stock is fine - and you'll be amazed at the way the car handles/rides with new suspension parts. If you'd like to change the stance (lower) you'll have to get sport struts/shocks/springs or go with a coilover setup. 

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