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Old 02-15-2018, 06:03 PM
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Default Best (reasonably priced new/used) short shifter for Spec Boxster

Gentlemen,

May I solicit advice, what is best short-er shift / more precise shifter for spec Boxster?

Something new or used, not terribly expensive (Like CAE as example).

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Old 02-16-2018, 01:39 PM
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Many thanks Audipwr1
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Old 02-16-2018, 07:17 PM
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I would use the 997.2RS shifter. Metal bushings, short shift and one of the cheapest
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Originally Posted by mmuller
I would use the 997.2RS shifter. Metal bushings, short shift and one of the cheapest
Interesting - is that what you run Matt?
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Its what we run in all our cars. Best shifter you can buy. Short and precise. Just like an RS. Put some Numeric cables with it and you have almost RS level shifting
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If shift feel is the goal, you can always get metal bushings. I installed these in the factory shifter: https://phenixengineering.com/shop/p...t-bushing-kit/
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Originally Posted by ace37 View Post
If shift feel is the goal, you can always get metal bushings. I installed these in the factory shifter: https://phenixengineering.com/shop/p...t-bushing-kit/
Or just by the factory RS shifter. It has them already installed. Last one I bought was less than $400 for the whole shifter
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Old 02-18-2018, 06:31 PM
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Better then B&M?

So 997 GT3 shifter assy for example?

I know some company was offering just the shifter components to update our shifters, or also offered complete units as a swap (core perhaps is sent to them).
Was like $250 or so, seems like nice way to also upgrade.

I am not inclined to buy new cables also, if originals work well.
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Originally Posted by alpinaturbo View Post
Better then B&M?

So 997 GT3 shifter assy for example?

I know some company was offering just the shifter components to update our shifters, or also offered complete units as a swap (core perhaps is sent to them).
Was like $250 or so, seems like nice way to also upgrade.

I am not inclined to buy new cables also, if originals work well.
Donĺt use a B&M unless you enjoy replacing expensive components like transmissions and motors. They are not a good design, significantly increase shift effort which has a higher chance of a missed shift (motor go boom) or grinding of gears, which in our transmissions is a death bell.

Shift cables led are not needed unless looking for another step up in shift performance. Remember, every split second out of the gas is a loss of momentum.
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Thank you for saving me trouble...OEM than, GT3 or 987/997.
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Do you chew up transmissions faster with a short shifter? I used the stock 100k miles shifter and cables last year, have a 987 shifter that I'm thinking we will try this year.
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Originally Posted by RennPart View Post
Do you chew up transmissions faster with a short shifter? I used the stock 100k miles shifter and cables last year, have a 987 shifter that I'm thinking we will try this year.
The B&M shifter increase shift effort which increase the chance of missed shifts or grinding gears and therefore induces a higher chance of killing a trans. The OEM short shifter's do not increase shift effort so have no impact here.
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Originally Posted by mmuller View Post
I would use the 997.2RS shifter. Metal bushings, short shift and one of the cheapest
Are these still available new, or where would you source them?

Originally Posted by mmuller View Post
Its what we run in all our cars. Best shifter you can buy. Short and precise. Just like an RS. Put some Numeric cables with it and you have almost RS level shifting
How do cables make a difference? What makes one cable better than another?
Thx!
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Originally Posted by hf1 View Post
Are these still available new, or where would you source them?

Should be available anywhere selling Porsche parts.

How do cables make a difference? What makes one cable better than another?
Thx!
The cables are twice the thickness with stiffer ends on either end. The end result is less slop and more precision in shifting. They are the same makeup as the 996 Cup Car cables which have a similar improvement metric for GT3 car's
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