I just recently got my 200SX SE-R and the throws between gears are long as hell! so i was wondering what is the best short shifter out for the 200SX and a price range for it. Thanx
That's what I plan on buying. Maybe I could get a group buy going on it. Any1 interested if so?NJDYSON said:do not buy the ones selling on ebay.. I don't evan think they where designed for a nissan. Buy a B&M.. You can't go wrong with it.
Be sure to let us know how it works! I am certainly interested, as this is my next upgrade.aphex4000 said:I just finished installing the B&M short shifter. All I can say is WOW! At first I thought it was too notchy, took too much effort to shift, and was too far away from my hand, but when I actually drove it around the block and on the freeway it suddenly felt very natural. To me, it was worth every penny!
Here are a few things that I noticed for anyone that's interested. I installed the ES bushing by itself this morning because the shifter didn't come in until this afternoon. Well, to reiterate what everyone else on this forum has been saying, that little bushing really gives you a much better feel in the shifter, even with the stock setup. This is probably one of the best $5 upgrades anyone can get for our cars. As for the B&M shifter, it was very well made with very sturdy construction and a firm base that eliminated any slop in the shifter. I think this is the biggest difference between this shifter and the ones that do not come with an aftermarket base(aerospeed/pacesetter); that is not to say that one is better than the other, it really comes down to preference. The OEM base gives the shifter a little room to jiggle around and absorbs any excessive force applied while moving from one gear to the next. The B&M base is firm and only allows the shifter to tilt left and right; there is not longer any play forward and back.
As for now, I am really happy with this setup. I hope I still feel the same when I am cursing my way through Monday traffic!
zeno said:Recently I put in the B&M, overall awesome throw. Like someone else stated, I did have to get used to the fact that it was MUCH shorter than the stock shifter and I felt I had to really reach for the shifter. Got used to it in a week and no problems now. The only complaint I have is that I'm still trying to figure out a way to keep it from rattling at certain RPMs....if anyone has a suggestion let me know. Additionally, Nissan did not design our cars to be easy to change the shifter. You have to get under the car, drop the exhaust pipe, and work between jagged sheet metal (damn heat shield!!). My buddy has a GS-T Eclipse and it took him 20 minutes to change his shifter, mine took 2+ hours
Anyhow, the B&M is awesome, $150 at Option Auto.