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Apr 13, 8:06pm - #153810 
Ferrari style shifter...

I am thinking about designing and building a ferrari style shifter for the gt 5 speed if there is enough interest. Possibly even make one for the gts. Anyone who might be interested please reply.

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Apr 13, 9:06pm - #153811 
go for it


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Apr 13, 9:08pm - #153812 
totally interested!!! I was thinking about doing the same thing lol!!! I was going to do it for the GTS...and then the GT...LOL rofl

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Apr 13, 9:10pm - #153813 
oh that wouldn't be that bad to do

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Apr 13, 9:10pm - #153814 
would be pretty easy, wouldnt it?

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Apr 13, 9:10pm - #153815 
confused Why... ?


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Apr 13, 9:28pm - #153816 
Originally Posted by Evan
confused Why... ?


I can't believe you just asked that..."WHY NOT?" is the question you should be asking!

1. It improves fast shifting ( you know EXACTLY what to aim for.)
2. It looks badass...
3. Because
4. ^^^^^^^

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I am just glad this post reminded me that I was gonna do that! lol I will start working on a prototype this next week!

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Apr 13, 9:47pm - #153817 
Rocketman I am assuming you are talking about a prototype for the gts. Ill keep you updated on how my shifter comes along, you do the same for me.

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Apr 13, 9:49pm - #153818 
pm me if you are definetly for the 5 speed manual gt I am very interested. but one question though how would you shift sorry for the stupidity, you still have to usa the cluch?

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Apr 13, 9:52pm - #153819 
yes you still have to use the clutch. the metal piece will pretty much just replace the shift boot.

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Apr 13, 10:23pm - #153820 
that would be badass..i am interested thumbsup

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Apr 13, 10:47pm - #153821 
Actually, it looks to me like it gives you LONGER throws..


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Apr 13, 11:05pm - #153822 
ya...why?
imo, i dont like it~

and you might run a risk of breakin the rod if you shift too fast and hit the middle of the gates...

some ferrari owners did that...


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Apr 13, 11:48pm - #153823 
I was thinking about picking this project up here in a month or so... but if you want it, go for it, and if you need advice/help drop me a line! If it looks good, i'll probably buy one from you!


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Apr 14, 1:36am - #153824 
Originally Posted by Nautique65
that would be badass..i am interested thumbsup
Same here thumbsup.. but becareful and don't break anything tongue

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Apr 14, 4:48am - #153825 
It just might be me that's a total dumb ass, but 5 speed? You get the GT with only 5 gears in the US? We only have (as far as I know) 6 speed here in norway.

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Apr 14, 5:56am - #153826 
are you trying to build a shift gate?

I've wanted to do that. tasty


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Apr 14, 7:45am - #153827 
I'd be the first one to get it...I say go for it

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Apr 14, 8:19am - #153828 
do it for gts!


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Apr 14, 8:29am - #153829 
Originally Posted by Elec-FuYu
ya...why?
imo, i dont like it~

and you might run a risk of breakin the rod if you shift too fast and hit the middle of the gates...

some ferrari owners did that...


How the hell would you do that? I just don't understand...Oh, and someone said it would make your throws longer...NO! NO IT WOULDN"T This is just a guide for the stick. The throw is controlled by the pivot in the shifter housing. Has nothing to do with this overlay. I was also thinking of making one outta thick plexiglass. That way you cuold light it up underneath!! I think it would look so sweet!

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Apr 14, 8:47am - #153830 
the shift gate PREVENTS the breaking of rods/etc.

If you can't guide the shifter properly, you need to get out of the Ferrari, take out a tire iron, and bludgeon yourself to death.

You do not deserve such an automobile.


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Apr 14, 8:49am - #153831 
i'd be up for one of these if someone made them correctly thumbsup

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Apr 14, 8:58am - #153832 
Originally Posted by DiabloGTS
the shift gate PREVENTS the breaking of rods/etc.

If you can't guide the shifter properly, you need to get out of the Ferrari, take out a tire iron, and bludgeon yourself to death.

You do not deserve such an automobile.


Exactly...I was like " wtf"

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Apr 14, 9:04am - #153833 
Originally Posted by Rocketman
Originally Posted by Elec-FuYu
ya...why?
imo, i dont like it~

and you might run a risk of breakin the rod if you shift too fast and hit the middle of the gates...

some ferrari owners did that...


How the hell would you do that? I just don't understand...Oh, and someone said it would make your throws longer...NO! NO IT WOULDN"T This is just a guide for the stick. The throw is controlled by the pivot in the shifter housing. Has nothing to do with this overlay. I was also thinking of making one outta thick plexiglass. That way you cuold light it up underneath!! I think it would look so sweet!


i just cut out the base for it with no gates yet but its plexi glass broke a saw bit and 2 drill / cutter bits


hey thats a 20 minute phone call
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Apr 14, 9:15am - #153834 
Originally Posted by drkramm
Originally Posted by Rocketman
Originally Posted by Elec-FuYu
ya...why?
imo, i dont like it~

and you might run a risk of breakin the rod if you shift too fast and hit the middle of the gates...

some ferrari owners did that...


How the hell would you do that? I just don't understand...Oh, and someone said it would make your throws longer...NO! NO IT WOULDN"T This is just a guide for the stick. The throw is controlled by the pivot in the shifter housing. Has nothing to do with this overlay. I was also thinking of making one outta thick plexiglass. That way you cuold light it up underneath!! I think it would look so sweet!


i just cut out the base for it with no gates yet but its plexi glass broke a saw bit and 2 drill / cutter bits


crap. hmm. What is cool about this is I have a friend that has a computer automated laithe! So, once I have a functional prototype, I can mass produce them!

If one of you gets one working before I do let me know!

We can make this a joint venture!

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Apr 14, 9:19am - #153835 
Go for it. I am very interested. thumbsup

Originally Posted by applecelica86
I am thinking about designing and building a ferrari style shifter for the gt 5 speed if there is enough interest. Possibly even make one for the gts. Anyone who might be interested please reply.

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Apr 14, 10:35am - #153836 
im interested in 6 speed gt spineyes

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Apr 14, 11:01am - #153837 
dude, i would so go for one of those. ill try making one in my welding class, because we have a computer controled plasma cutter. what kind of metal were you thinking of making it out of, aluminum?


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Apr 14, 11:03am - #153838 
also, where would you attack it to? the console peice seems like its too flimsy to mount to.


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Apr 14, 11:33am - #153839 
Originally Posted by Rocketman
Originally Posted by DiabloGTS
the shift gate PREVENTS the breaking of rods/etc.

If you can't guide the shifter properly, you need to get out of the Ferrari, take out a tire iron, and bludgeon yourself to death.

You do not deserve such an automobile.


Exactly...I was like " wtf"

alright alright...im just a moron that drives an auto rofl


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Apr 14, 1:34pm - #153840 
bad news

i was looknig at the shifter and base on my way to class's and reilzed that our gate wouldn't exsist the ball of the shifter (i.e. the top of the shifter base) is nearly inline with the sides of the molding part ( i.e. where you would mount the shift gate)

so unless someone figures out how to drop the hole shifter base down like 3 inches its pointless to go on


makes you wonder how long that tops of those ferraris shifters are


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Apr 14, 2:08pm - #153841 
hmmmI will check it out...RIGHT NOW!!!!!

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Apr 14, 2:12pm - #153842 
would be pretty cool thumbsup thumbsup

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Apr 14, 2:14pm - #153843 
Ok...I am back. Plexiglass is definately out...would crack being as thin as it would hve to be to fit. However, I think I could do it with aluminum. Looks like I have about 1/4 of an inch to deal with. Plus, the nice thing is I can make it slide right in to the factory shift boot housing! OMG this is gonna be sweet!!! ...

Now I just need some lotion, a tire iron, Ice cubes, a bull whip, dice, and a hooker and we are good to go! thumbsup

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Apr 14, 2:22pm - #153844 
Very Awesome ... too bad mine is triptonic .. I'd go for one myself. happywink

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Apr 14, 2:33pm - #153845 
AWWW Crap...I just realized what he meant...yes it is screwed. LOL I just realized if i did it it would look like a little + sign surounded by metal...not quite the effect I was going for...well...oh well... thumbsdown

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Apr 14, 2:44pm - #153846 
lol yea i jsut took pictures

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jsut not enough room you could make a really tine shift boot though lol


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Apr 14, 4:15pm - #153847 
cool, i think i would wont one of those...

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Apr 14, 4:39pm - #153848 
since i do have a template now i can try to make one and see what it comes out like but i don't think it will look as good casue theres barely any forward/backward movement


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Apr 14, 5:47pm - #153849 
this is what it will look like i will get it on the car tommorow raining/ night now so im not in the mood lol

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Apr 14, 5:54pm - #153850 
I say just leave well enough alone.


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Apr 14, 5:59pm - #153851 
ic wut you guys mean now...
drop the transmission laughsilly


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Apr 14, 6:00pm - #153852 
Originally Posted by Elec-FuYu
ic wut you guys mean now...
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Apr 14, 6:05pm - #153853 
Your making one like this correct? If so this will be awesome eek thumbsup

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Apr 14, 6:15pm - #153854 
Originally Posted by BReakinDrifTs
Your making one like this correct? If so this will be awesome eek thumbsup


cant the picture on first page is what it would look like are shifter base's are too high to be able to do ones like that hence why mine just looks like an opening


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Apr 14, 6:34pm - #153855 
I wonder how Ferrari makes that thing work then...

Ah well. It woudla been cool if it worked.

BTW... it is possible to break the shifter with those gates. A writer in R&T magazine did it twice while driving a Lambo with those type of shift gates during a comparison test. spineyes


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Apr 14, 6:38pm - #153856 
Originally Posted by RevMonster
I wonder how Ferrari makes that thing work then...




if you would drop our shift bases a inch or two or rased that center consol an inch we could do it


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Apr 14, 8:33pm - #153857 
thumbsuplooks badass IMO but im affraid i would drop a french fry in it or something...
(dont get all technical on me saying that it doesnt matter cause they are cable connected... its just bad to lose a fry in that way frown)

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Apr 14, 8:42pm - #153858 
ferrari makes it work because they hand build every car, and can customize parts at a whim spineyes


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Apr 14, 8:45pm - #153859 
rocketman is right looking at the shifter today made me see this would be a lot harder then expected. Im still going to play around with the idea ill let you guys know if i come up with anything good.

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