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well me and josh installed mine the other night after we did his leather seats, and i must say it is a lot shorter throw. It is a lot stiffer, well atleast in mine. we are waiting for josh to install his to compare if he has the same feel. We will have measurements that we will post of how much it reduced the throw from stock to the B&M. I do notice one problem is that i have a little rubbing noise but shouldnt be a problem to fix. overall i am impressed with it as B&M makes great products IMO. i had their shifter on my last car and loved it. i know a lot of other people like the rougue but i would prefer a reputable company, im not saying rouge isnt though. All i need now is a new shift knob and im set
 

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No wonder you're studying to be a chiropractor; your passengers are going to need it!

How long was the install? What did you have to remove to do it?
 

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I installed mine and will have a full write up posted later today.

Jaysen, I know what your rattling noise is.
 

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Originally posted by toykilla@Jul 22 2004, 09:27 AM
Jaysen, I know what your rattling noise is.

That's his bones from shifting hard...


Waiting patiently to see that write up and maybe pics.
 

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Yeah I just did mine last night. Just used the factory jack. Kinda scary working under there with just that. Took around an hour and was a fairly easy install. The throw is much shorter now and so far no noises coming from the shifter. Reverse is a little harder to get into, but just something that I will have to get used to. But in all I am very happy with it.
 

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Love to see some pics.
 

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Great mod. How difficult is reverse? It's kind of a pain already. Is it much worse with the shorty in? I'd like to have one myself, if it's not too much of a pain in the azz.
 

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Hey everyone... I am a rookie on the site, but did install my B&M last night. It probably wasn't the brightest idea to start at 9pm, but my neighbor and I did it in an hour and a half. Toykilla is right, it's fairly simple, but unscrewing the shifter knob for the first time is a bitch... after that, the instructions are crystal clear, and the only hump to get over if you don't have a lift, is to align the linkage with the bottom of the shifter, for which we just used the allen wrench, instead of trying to screw the bolt in right away. and I guess to repeat, the throw is definitely shorter, but requires a bit more effort. Test pipes are next for me...
 

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Originally posted by scorpZ@Jul 30 2004, 01:34 PM
Hey everyone... I am a rookie on the site, but did install my B&M last night.  It probably wasn't the brightest  idea to start at 9pm, but my neighbor and I did it in an hour and a half.  Toykilla is right, it's fairly simple, but unscrewing the shifter knob for the first time is a bitch...  after that, the instructions are crystal clear, and the only hump to get over if you don't have a lift, is to align the linkage with the bottom of the shifter, for which we just used the allen wrench, instead of trying to screw the bolt in right away.  and I guess to repeat, the throw is definitely shorter, but  requires a bit more effort.  Test pipes are next for me...

great to see new faces, welcome to the boards!
 

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Question for the B&M shifter users... The only thing I am having a hard time getting used to is the first to second shift... feels like it takes me longer because of the effort... Anyone else having same issue?
 

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Originally posted by scorpZ@Jul 31 2004, 01:27 PM
Question for the B&M shifter users...  The only thing I am having a hard time getting used to  is the first to second shift... feels like it takes me longer because of the effort... Anyone else having same issue?

I have zero problems shifting from 1st to 2nd to 3rd to 4th. 5th and 6th and reverse are a little more difficult to get into though.
 

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there is a rattle going on at higher rpms. I believe this is due to the metal cylinder at the bottom. The stock one is plastic, so any rattling noises are dampered..

Jaysen, that "whoosh" sound you are hearing is the syncros i believe. You can hear it now because the metal cylinder on the B&M. Again, the stock one is plastic and will quite down the noises.
 

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I get the rattle too. Its not too bad but definately noticeable at higher rpm's.
 
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