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#70072 - 01/07/03 01:58 PM Manual transmission
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I have a 2000 SE w/ manual transmission...i want to shorten the shifter...and suggestions on compatible kits, or how to go about doing this on my own would be appreciated

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#70073 - 01/07/03 04:00 PM Re: Manual transmission
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Basically you'll have to remove the knob, cut the shifter, then re-thread it for a new knob.

You can only go so far, since the shifter angles forward. Pull the vinyl boot off it to see how far you can go.

I find the shifter to 'look' tall, but be right where I need it. Any shorter would be a reach.
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#70074 - 01/07/03 04:02 PM Re: Manual transmission
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I think the only way to do it is to cut it with a hacksaw or something...not too pretty.
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#70075 - 01/07/03 04:55 PM Re: Manual transmission
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I am 5'7"-ish, and I also find that the shifter length is about right. If it were too much shorter, I would have to lean forward to shift.

Before you committ to cutting anything, I would suggest that you practice driving by grabbing the "shaft" portion of the stick just to see if you are comfortable making the (likely) further reach.

Just a suggestion.
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#70076 - 01/07/03 05:18 PM Re: Manual transmission
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Couldn't you just get a Body Lift and leave out the extension laugh :p laugh
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#70077 - 02/07/03 07:22 AM Re: Manual transmission
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the reach won't be a problem...really want to find a way to make the throws shorter...i'm guessing i'd need some sort of kit for this, but haven't been able to find one...thanks for the info guys

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#70078 - 02/07/03 08:02 AM Re: Manual transmission
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Originally posted by KJ_dragon:
I would suggest that you practice driving by grabbing the "shaft" portion of the stick just to see if you are comfortable making the (likely) further reach.
Am I the only one that thinks that sounds a little funny? laugh

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#70079 - 03/07/03 05:13 AM Re: Manual transmission
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Post police here...

Wouldn't this go in the "How do I remove the shifter knob?" post on the FIRST PAGE of the SAME FORUM?

Sorry, I just realized that...

and a bad name for the thread it is.

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#70080 - 03/07/03 09:11 AM Re: Manual transmission
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shift knob is off...workin on the shaft now, to shorten the throw

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#70081 - 03/07/03 09:39 AM Re: Manual transmission
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This isn't to give you some sort of "quick shift" advantage to go out racing, is it?

Just asking... Rice knows no bounds.
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#70082 - 05/07/03 07:06 AM Re: Manual transmission
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I found the original manual shifter to be too tall and combined with the 'circus tent' shift boot to be downright, what were they thinking, ugly.
The upper part of the shifter is a vibration damper - there is rubber bonded to the inside of the 'fat' tube and then bonded to a rod inside. Getting the damper off is a royal PITA while in the vehicle. Removing the shifter from the transmission and working in the shop would be my choice next time.
When finished the remaining shifter is shorter and IIRC about the right diameter for 10x1.25mm threads. I found the resulting location a bit too low and far away for me. So I made an offset that raised the new shift knob and moved it twards me to provide good shifting action.
Without the damper, some noise and vibration will come thru the shaft. A medium to heavy shift knob will reduce it to modest levels.

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#70083 - 05/07/03 01:43 PM Re: Manual transmission
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Quote:
Originally posted by DaveDatsun:
I found the original manual shifter to be too tall and combined with the 'circus tent' shift boot to be downright, what were they thinking, ugly.
I remember reading an auto magazine's review of the Xterra back when the 2000's first came out, and the guy said the 5-speed shifter was so tall that it "would look right at home in a Czechoslovakian bus." That struck me as pretty funny even though I've never actually seen a Czechoslovakian bus. laugh

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#70084 - 05/07/03 04:38 PM Re: Manual transmission
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Originally posted by DaveDatsun:
I found the original manual shifter to be too tall and combined with the 'circus tent' shift boot to be downright, what were they thinking, ugly.
One of the first things I did was cut the tent, and lowered it, showing more shaft. More pleasing to the eye IMO. Then installed a larger diameter universal fit shift knob with a tilt head, (lost about 1" of height) Simple and easy.
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#70085 - 05/07/03 05:16 PM Re: Manual transmission
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All this talk about reducing the size of the tent to show more shaft and having 1" reduction and larger diameter tilting heads is really scaring me! eek [LOL]
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#70086 - 05/07/03 06:50 PM Re: Manual transmission
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#70087 - 05/07/03 06:50 PM Re: Manual transmission
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Originally posted by xcanuk:
[QUOTE]One of the first things I did was cut the tent, and lowered it, showing more shaft. More pleasing to the eye IMO. Then installed a larger diameter universal fit shift knob with a tilt head, (lost about 1" of height) Simple and easy.
Got pics? I actually like the tent all the way to the knob but would be interested in seeing what your mod looks like.

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#70088 - 06/07/03 07:02 AM Re: Manual transmission
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No specific pic, but you can see one Here
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#70089 - 06/07/03 04:14 PM Re: Manual transmission
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Originally posted by PNUTMNM:
This isn't to give you some sort of "quick shift" advantage to go out racing, is it?

Just asking... Rice knows no bounds.
thats a famous ricer move it provides "quick sporty shifting" hahaha
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