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Where to get B&M short shift mail-ordered?


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Hi,

I want to get the B&M short-shift kit for my 1999 C4. Where is the best place to get it mail-ordered?

I saw this "short shifting system" http://www.bmracing.com/index.php?id=produ...bcat=15&pid=317 on the B&M home page. Partner number 45182 for C2 & C4 98-01. Does it replace the plastic part of the stock shifting mechanism? Can it be used with the famous kit 45135 as well? http://www.bmracing.com/index.php?id=produ...bcat=15&pid=187

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there was a seller on eBay who had a NEW one for sale for $175 - may be gone now??? Otherwise, they are all over eBay for $199.

If you don't feel comfortable with eBay(I just got scammed for the first time after ~500 smooth transactions), you can contact the eBay seller directly and they will honor the price usually.

Best mod out there...

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There are 2 different styles made by B&M. Brandywine is selling both. http://www.6speedonline.com/forums/showthr...?threadid=28238

One style replaces the shift lever and the other style bolts to the transmission. Some people have installed both at the same time but the throw was very short and the shift effort high.

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Loren,

Well, I got my B@M Short shifter and I emailed George who was expecting his unit last Friday.

When would you have time to help getting these 2 shifters installed?. A week-end (Saturday or Sunday) would work for both George and myself.

Suggestions please??

HarryR

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If someone has a plan then let me know.

I talked to Henry about July 16th at his house as a maybe.

A local Boxster owner wants to retrofit lits and another needs to fix his horn plate.

I will see what Madam No Fear is up to. She does the B&M installs.

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The Short Shifter is IN!!! My thanks to Loren who single handedly ripped and replaced the shifter in less than one hour.

The B@M shifter looks and feels like a real well machined part . The original Porsche shifter looks like a Yugo part held together with plastic Yugo parts. The instructions coming with the shifter actually were correct , a pleasant surprise but Loren has developed some short cuts and work arounds that eliminate potential problems with adjustments that might be needed after installation . The net of it is , there are no adjustments needed ( provided the original shifter was adjusted correctly).

Performing a quick test drive to ensure that the shifter works correctly before "buttoning up " the console is a must.

So, I climbed in the car and engaged the reverse gear however, it seemed it was not there, the throw seemed too short and there was not the little "feel" ( that little notch that tells you that you have pushed the level as far as it will go) that the gear was engaged.

Turns out that the lever had indeed engaged the reverse gear, it was in and working perfectly. The lever moves nice, firmly and notchy thru all the gears.

As I have read now many times in the Forum. It's one of the better mods, especially for the money.

Loren, thank you, a donation is on the way.

Also attending was George C. who looked on while Loren performed the deed and subsequently did his swap, also in about on hour. George obviously has been using a screwdriver a few times :) George's Carrera 4 Cab, yellow, surely looked the part especially when I was chasing him on the 101 through San Jose at speeds slightly over the speed limit. Just to test the shifters of course. :)

HarryR C2 1999

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