Short shifter - what is it?
Modifications to improve the operation of the gearshift lever, sound like a very complicated and expensive investment. Fortunately, in practice it is a very simple and relatively inexpensive solution that brings many benefits. Short shifter is a component used to improve the design of the gear selector lever, so that its stroke is shortened when the gears are shifted. The stroke of the gear selector lever has a significant impact on the efficient process of gear ratio repositioning, which is a very important element in motorsports.
Construction and principle of operation of the short shifter
Short shifter is simply a lever with a special design, operating in such a way as to shorten the movement of the hand when shifting gears in a manual transmission. It does not consist of many parts, and the construction itself is quite simple. The short shifter is made as follows: At the very bottom there is a rod, which is mounted to the selector. Above the rocker there is a lever bearing, commonly known as the "apple", and above it there is a rod, usually made of strong steel coated with nickel to avoid corrosion, with a threaded end for mounting the knob. How, then, does the short shifter differ from the classic lever found in a serial car? Well, the whole secret is to lengthen the distance between the apple. and the rocker, thus shortening the travel of the rocker above the bearing, lengthening the movement on the rocker.
Short shifter - what are the contraindications in the installation?
Before installing the Short Shifter, check and make sure that all rubber bushings in the shifting system are in correct condition, the shortened range of the shifter must be very precise, so there is no room for any play in the system here. Very important is the correct operation of the clutch, a shorter operating range of the lever is in practice faster gear surges. Therefore, fast and full clutching is very important to protect the synchronizers of individual gears. An improperly designed short shifter may in some cases be impossible to install, due to the hardware near the gear selector. Properly selected length is also very important, if we exaggerate the modification, the pitch of the gear selector lever, for example, may turn out to be too short, and thus the system may become not very precise and there may be a problem with hammering the correct position of the lever, making it difficult to drive.
Short shifter - FMIC products and categories
The FMIC product is a solution with a well-thought-out and tested design. It reduces the travel of the shift lever by about 50% and allows up to 70% faster driving into gear. Shifter available in our store guarantees the highest quality of workmanship, as well as the precision of gear shifting - shortened lever travel allows to reduce lag when shifting .
Our short shifters are characterized by :
Fast and precise operation of the system
Design dedicated specifically to motorsport
Low weight, while maintaining maximum strength
Perfect fit to a dedicated model
Tests under extreme racing conditions.
Reduction of the length of the movement of the thrown gear
You will find many models of ready-made short shifter kits for tuning, which are successfully used in drifting - the entire top of the Polish drifting leagues ride on them! We invite you to familiarize yourself with our wide offer. We have ready-made short shifter kits for models such as short shifter BMW E30, E36, E46, E39, Nissan 200 SX, Honda Civic, Mini Cooper, Peugeot 206, Mitsubishi Lancer, Colt, Eclipse
Because we take into account technological innovations and ever-changing automotive trends, we have developed our own product line. Performance of parts signed FMIC.PL and JRspec repeatedly proven in many professional projects taking part in competitions Drift Masters, Drift Open, King of Poland, Time Attack , and Grand prix of Poland 1/4 All this to provide you with the highest level of parts offered. With knowledge based on years of experience and cooperation with leading representatives of companies specializing in car modifications in Poland, we will help you bring out the maximum potential from your vehicle.
A large stock of goods makes the delivery of products to the customer in no time. We invite you to familiarize yourself with our offer and purchase, if in doubt, our customer service offers information and assistance in tailoring a customized solution.