its not bad (stock). i mean its a 25 second (1/4 mile) economy car , so i dont expect it to have the best shifter, but theres plenty of room for improvementTavel said:well i used to be a drummer in a ska band...so fast arm motions are no problem for me...i never considered other's would find them difficult.
RBI*04 said:its not bad (stock). i mean its a 25 second (1/4 mile) economy car , so i dont expect it to have the best shifter, but theres plenty of room for improvement
Tavel said:well he didn't say what car he has, which makes a huge difference. the gearbox on the 1.6L feels mushy and stridey. but the 2.0L has a precise feel to it, shifts feel tight and clean. i dont think shifts are longer than 6 inches on the 2.0, i'd probably hurt my hand if it were shorter.
of course is also has to do with the clutch(i have OEM type), oil ( i use redline MT90), and motor mounts ( i THINK the previous owner replaced with stiffer mounts). stiffer mounts will greatly aid in not missing gears, and better oil will help the synchros engage faster-which enables you to shift faster/easier.
I can't speak about other cars, but it gives a much tighter feel on my 92 1.6 NX. I have a B&M shifter, does have a slight buzz cruising at highway speed but certainly shifts better. When you get one, make sure you get an ES bushing (not needed with B&M) because that also enhances the upgrade.angryface said:The car is a 94 XE 1.6
I recently installed a b&m shifter on my '93 se-r.angryface said:I keep seeing short shifters on ebay and was wondering what peoples thoughts are on these. Is it worth it? Is it so generic that I dont have to worry about it, or should I look elsewhere?