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Old 12-25-2014, 12:00 PM
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springs and other crap on them deadening the feel of the shift.
I don't know what you mean by springs. There are no springs in the system. The springs you see when looking at the cable ends are for the cable latching mechanism and are not involved in the cable connections at all. "Other crap" my be the plastic in the system.... where the cable ends snap into the end piece, the receiver is plastic. There is an opportunity there for more direct feel.

I suspect the biggest advantage of alt cables would be a thicker gauge and removal of those plastic pieces. I did not do the cables as Numeric tells me it is not an easy DIY job and you need a lift. I am buying a lift in the next few months... maybe put the cables in at Spring time.

Carpet!! I think I may have missed an opportunity when I installed the numeric... There is an edge of carpeting under where you fasten the unit to the tunnel.... I should have peeled back the carpet and bolted the unit direct to the the tunnel, metal on metal. I suspect Porsche used the carpet to isolate the unit from chassis vibration.

Anyone peel the carpet back? Feel the vibration?

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I suspect the biggest advantage of alt cables would be a thicker gauge and removal of those plastic pieces.
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+1... I believe the thinner gauge cables and plastic/polymer connectors play some part in cable length stretch or flex. The GT3 cables, for example, are off a thicker gauge cable... similar to the Numeric cables.
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Bruce,

I did not peel the carpet back. And there isn't any vibration. I also cannot "feel" the carpet through the stick when I shift. Thought that might have been a problem but all is well.
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Installed mine tonight. Works perfect and is a fun addition. Pretty straight forward install. Believe it or not, the hardest part was removing the actual boot.
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PM me of anyone want to sell their B&M unit
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PM me of anyone want to sell their B&M unit
I have one...
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I have numeric shifter + numeric cables for sale. PM or email me if interested. Practically brand new (under 20 kms in my car).
Just to clarify: twenty kilometres, not twenty thousand kilometres.
Will ship anywhere.
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I have numeric shifter + numeric cables for sale. PM or email me if interested. Practically brand new (under 20 kms in my car).
Will ship anywhere.
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Thank you but as of now I am looking for a B&M SSK
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This is a great write up. I found that there is no need to disengage the shift **** from the boot since you can take the whole thing off as a unit. It will cause issues if you do since the leather can separate at the connection point.

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Awesome DIY!
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USMC_DS1, THANK YOU so much for this. needed to remove the lower console to adjust my shifter cables and this thread is a saviour.
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Awesome MYW... glad the write up helped.
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Addendum to Console removal;
1. My 2009 Cayman S has an AUX iPod port in the Console storage. After removing three screws, you need to lift the aux panel from the front to remove it and access the fourth screw in the storage area.
2. The side panels can be removed completely if desired. After removing the two screws, pull directly to the back at the bottom, as recommended. There's an last clip at the top that can also be pulled, though it is hard to get leverage on it. You'd need to do this to access the radio head unit.
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Old 09-01-2015, 10:46 PM
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Very cool contribution bernb6. I have a buddy who is looking at a Caymen S as his DD after driving my 997 with the numeric. He recently acquired a new Viper and now wants a Porsche DD. Another convert!
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Is everyone still singing the praises of the Numeric shifter??
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