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tido
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Oct 11, 4:38pm - #297883 
ebay short shifters

does anybody know if those short shifters on ebay are any good?? i know that brands like obx, and b&m are but if any body knows anything about the others let me know

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Oct 11, 5:06pm - #297884 
people are gonna talk shit about obx.. 90% of these people never owned and obx stuff

i have a obx ss from ebay and it works perfectly fine have had no trouble what so ever everything fit great but one bad thing is no instructions but you can get them off here or hell email me if you have questions


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Oct 11, 6:38pm - #297885 
For what it's worth, although I know nothing about OBX or whatever, here is my advice:

It's a shortshifter. It's connected to your transmission. The most expensive one is STILL only going to cost $150 or so, so don't cheap out. If you ask around, anyone on this site who has one has either TWM, B&M or TRD. They're all different in some ways but accomplish what they're designed to do. They're all quality pieces. I'd stick with one of those three thumbsup

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Oct 12, 4:13am - #297886 
i agree its connected to one of the most expense parts of the car but its a piece of metal... the only thing a bad shifter could possably do is to wear out the shifter bushings that are connected to the stick.. which can happen if you don't lube them up enough on any of the above mentiond ss's

a ss is a ss only diffrences is the amount of throw

don't get me wrong i would never buy obx springs or any of those coil overs that use stock struts but its a piece of meatal that has no direct contact with anything important (conects thrue cables)
and again ive had mine for a year now and have had no proplems shifts like the first day i got it theres little to no play unlike the stock


so as always its up to you but imo the obx is a great shifter


hey thats a 20 minute phone call
"if i have seen farther it is by standing on the shoulders of giants"
derek: do you know that non dairy cream is flamable
Jennie: ...derek..what did you do
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