Hi TJ,Hello All:
I spoke to our engineering department in regards to your comments ... and this is what they had to say:
ANY time you reduce the shifter throw the amount of effort required to shift gears increases. That can be confused as "notchy" or "tough to shift"
Every consumer will have a different perception in regards to the feel. It is hard to get the same impression from one consumer to another.
That's the update I needed to hear before getting this.Hi TJ,
Sorry if you felt like you had to take our comments back to the engineers and "defend" your kit. That was not the intention of this thread. I was trying to give people a good review for the "feel" of it which is subjective and different for everyone, as you said...
With that, I have this weeks update
I'm happy to report the shifting is great now! I don't know if it just took some time to get used to or what, but I also went back in there this weekend and re-checked all the hardware. With this kit, it's very important to make sure you have no contact with the shift cables. I was in there poking around with the bracket that holds the cables and I fixed whatever issue I thought I had.
The shifting is just as smooth as I remember it before, but the throws are so nice and short. The effort is barely any more too. I even had my wife drive it over the weekend and she had no problem with it.
So, as I said in the first post, "BEST $89 I'VE EVER SPENT!"
OK guys, now don't over analyze this because I might have created the issue myself."No contact with the shift cables." -- Any chance you have a picture of what you worked on to prevent this? Is there a bracket of some sort that the cable was rubbing against? Thanks!
You'd have to cut it off, but that's an idea.May help too if you install the bracket and have someone row through all the gears in car while you're under the hood. Good to see if there's any blatant interference issues.
Also, I wonder if removing the shift counter weight would help lighten the throws for people complaining. It was a common mod on the SVT Getrag which made the transmission feel a bit better.
No ... that wasn't my intention at all ... I just wanted to get clarification and pass it along to the members as well. Chad has been in and out of the forums helping with some install questions and I wanted to pass along his information.Sorry if you felt like you had to take our comments back to the engineers and "defend" your kit. That was not the intention of this thread. I was trying to give people a good review for the "feel" of it which is subjective and different for everyone, as you said...
It's by no means perfect. The shift effort is increased and it feels heavier. In regular traffic, I actually find myself shifting more deliberately and slowly, because a few times I've had a hard time getting the lever to slot into the right gear. I need to look again at the cables per Nanda's instructions. However, when you're booking, the decreased throw is really entertaining. And I personally like the heavier feel of the shifter, so I'm willing to put up with the "notchiness."Uggggh. I really want to wait for the Ford Racing part...but this seems to be getting solid reviews all around. Very very tempted.