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Short Shifter Kit

Post by C-Rock » Thu Mar 29, 2012 9:46 pm

Does anybody sell the short shifter kit for the T 9? Does BAT still have them?

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Re: Short Shifter Kit

Post by aaul00 » Thu Mar 29, 2012 9:56 pm

I'm not sure if this is relevant information any longer, but I purchased the kit from BAT early last year. At that point in time they had the kit available but not the entire shifter. This was fine by me as I wanted the kit anyway and installation was pretty simple. I've found that with BAT your best bet is to just give them a call.

Also, the shifter kit is one of the best things I've done to my car. I really like the difference it made.

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Re: Short Shifter Kit

Post by John Brennan » Fri Mar 30, 2012 11:00 am

Well, we're talking about two different things here: a "short shift kit," such as Rapido sold (sells?), and which modifies the existing shifter, and the other BAT item which was a whole new shifter. The former are pretty good (BTDT), and the latter are supposedly really good. It's the whole shifter kit I'd be more interested in buying.
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Re: Short Shifter Kit

Post by C-Rock » Fri Mar 30, 2012 11:20 am

I called BAT this morning and there out of them right now but will have them in a 2-3 weeks. I can wait.

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Re: Short Shifter Kit

Post by John Brennan » Fri Mar 30, 2012 11:27 am

Cool-- BAT say they're all that and a bag of chips; please give us your impressions when you get it in.
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Re: Short Shifter Kit

Post by C-Rock » Fri Mar 30, 2012 11:33 am

I remember doing it years ago on when I was first into Xrs. Now I have come full circle and back into them and remember the shiftier being exactly what I wanted.

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Re: Short Shifter Kit

Post by aaul00 » Fri Mar 30, 2012 11:46 am

Well, we're talking about two different things here: a "short shift kit," such as Rapido sold (sells?), and which modifies the existing shifter, and the other BAT item which was a whole new shifter. The former are pretty good (BTDT), and the latter are supposedly really good. It's the whole shifter kit I'd be more interested in buying.
Just to clarify what I dealt with: At the time, BAT had both available but was sold out of the "whole new shifter" version at the time. The kit I purchased through BAT required modification of the factory shifter and sounds just like what Rapido offers/offered.

Regardless as to which one you're getting, let us know what you think of it once you get it in.

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Re: Short Shifter Kit

Post by jasonty » Fri Mar 30, 2012 4:15 pm

The actual shifter that is/was sold by BAT and Burton is a Quaife unit (to the best of my knowledge). I loved it when I still had my T9. Actually, it was probably better than my MAC T5 shifter.
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