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    Yes, when you take the original knob off, you have like a top with a slot in the middle. I chopped mine to so the top was flat, took off the 2 bits, it does shorten back and forth movement of the hand. Ooh er!! lol.

    All linkages are the same length, OE and aftermarket, it's to do with position of the big ball on the vertical lever itself. The lever stays the same length, positioning of the ball higher or lower determines the shortness of the shift. The higher up it is, the shorter the throw.
     
     

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    When you take the two bits off how much does this shorten it ?
     
     

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    what's the difference with the z3 one then, how much higher up is the ball?
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    I have installed an ebay £30 short shifter on my car and it is very good for the money Throw is much less, the new bush that u get with the kit reduces the 'floppyness' of the knob (HA!) and it is also shorter for a sportier feel

    Overall i think its defo worth £30

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    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/NEW-Quick-Shif...item1c18606881

    That is the one i brought. Seller is very good, quick delivery and was willing to send me a new bottom bush for free cuz i made a hash up of mine but i fixed it at work any way. The bush comes with an 8mm hole in it but some cars (depending on engine size i think) will need a 10mm hole so be prepared to drill the bush out.

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    The 2 bits at the top of the lever are about ummmm...2cm ish. Doesn't sound alot, but once you put your knob on it(ooh er) it will feel shorter for sure ( more ooh er).

    The ball down the bottom is about 1-1.5 cm higher than the standard lever.
     
     

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    Cheers I will def be sawing a bit of mine until I am brave enough to change to a short shift. Is there much work to do it as on my vectra it was a simple gaitor off remove pin pull lever out and put new one in!
     
     

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    If you saw the top off the lever will be able to move around as im pretty sure the pins hold the gear knob in place. For £30 it would be just as well to buy a new one. It is a fairly simple job, just a bit fiddely, u will more than likely have to lay under the car to get the leaver off of the selector rod. That e-bay one i posted comes with fitting instructions any way

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    I checked under the knob and it does look like it slots into the groove to stop it from moving, I may have to go with the kit or else just use super glue to stop the new knob from moving lol

    Charleynokia - when you cut the top of yours off did the knob move about ?
     
     

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    My knob was wrecked. Ooo er. The leather was peeling so had to get a new one anyway. Got a brand new aluminium Richbrook slant top for £6.50 posted from Ebay.
     
     

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