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What is the shifter weight for???

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Aug 9, 2011
Carlsbad, New_Mexico
I am just curious as why this:

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is necessary, for ANY reason...
I just cut mine off to make room for some larger piping, and honestly, I wish I had cut that thing off the day I bought the car. The shifts feel so much more fluid and easy WITHOUT that weight. I can feel what the synchros and gears are doing... what purpose does this lump of non-perfomance crap serve?? Personally, for as nice as my shifter feels now, I'm actually thinking that cutting it off is an UPGRADE.:thumb:
 

Kalub

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May 31, 2009
Boise, Idaho
Dunno, I hacked mine off to make room for my 'custom' lower radiator hose. (6 bolt in a 2G)
 

11Banger

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Dec 26, 2011
Vegas, Nevada
Lol i was actually talking about this at the car meet today..... no idea what its for
 

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Aug 9, 2011
Carlsbad, New_Mexico
It's the single biggest useless peice of shit I've found on my car yet... This should go in the Stage 1 mods as a freebie... It shifts so much better with out it.
This piece of crap ranks right along side of the silencer box they put on the 2g intake. Both require immediate removal before they infect the rest of the car with their suckiness.
 

Colt4G63 also

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Jul 23, 2008
Tonawanda, New_York
1g transmissions don't have that. That's why I had to make my own. I thought it helped a little. It follows the same logic as those weighted shifter knobs everyone likes so much.
 

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Excuse me for being daft, but what exactly.is that logic. The extra weight makes the shifts feel sluggish and sloppy to me... I can't see how adding weight to any part of the shifter would help anything.
 

Spoolin92GSX

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Oct 4, 2011
Inland Empire, California
Excuse me for being daft, but what exactly.is that logic. The extra weight makes the shifts feel sluggish and sloppy to me... I can't see how adding weight to any part of the shifter would help anything.

I have no idea what the part in your first post is so I can't comment on what it does or what the hell it is (I'm wondering myself now) but weighted shift knobs add inertia to your side of the lever, making shifts (minutely) easier. Mechanically speaking, of course. Whether you actually notice a difference is a whole separate discussion (argument LOL).
 

Colt4G63 also

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Jul 23, 2008
Tonawanda, New_York
I made mine because my second gear syncro was worn to hell, and it was hurting my 1/4 mile time. I'm not that weak, and I never hurt my hand trying to shift my car.

Now that I replaced my syncro, and switched to a twin disk, I probably don't really need it. Honestly it wasn't much of a cure for a worn out syncro anyway.
 

TrevorS

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Feb 10, 2009
Newark, Delaware
It makes the shift action feel smoother, less mechanical. I've one in my DD Scion xB, but I found that adding a good viscosity tranny oil has a similar effect on shift feel -- less mechanical, more positive.
 

RBehne2

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Jan 18, 2010
Ft. Washington, Maryland
Cutting that off is a must for anyone with a 6bolt in their 2g. That weight will cause the trans to jump out of second gear consistently. :notgood:
 

turboglenn

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Nov 5, 2007
RIpley, West_Virginia
I've always been told and read that it's to make the shift feel more solid like you're actually moving something with some mass as well as heling to finish the shift through the detents as mentioned above.. But mostly i've heard that it's for feel, so that the shifter feels like its moving something solid , more of a metnal thing for the driver i guess. I've always cut mine off to clear larger IC pipes, But instead of cutting them like the pic above i cut on both sides of the roll pin and then remove the entire assembly and then remove what's left of the roll pin (it's one pin in the trans i've NEVER been able to get out with a punch and hammer.. the only othe pin like it is on the same shaft inside the trans holding some of the parts for the gating system in place, they are a bi*** to remove i'd lie to know the trick to taking them off without using a grinder/sawz-all
 

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Looking at it Glenn, I don't think I'd even bother with a punch. I'd grind it off and just make a new pin... If you wanted to make it look clean. This one just needed to go because of my 3" intake piping and I had been welding it up all day, so patients was not a virtue I exhibited. I just grabbed my Sawzall and chopped it off.
 

spyderdrifter

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Jul 11, 2009
Some where, Colorado
Cutting that off is a must for anyone with a 6bolt in their 2g. That weight will cause the trans to jump out of second gear consistently. :notgood:

Is that for a 6-bolt with a 2g trans? My GST from last year had a 6-bolt block/7-bolt head combo with 2g trans. It never popped out of gear, but it always grinded into 2nd gear. I always assumed the sycro was going out. Similar problem?
 

ramsack

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Dec 27, 2007
West Lawn, Pennsylvania
It doesn't need to be removed to run a 6-bolt engine, just when you run a 1g head.
 
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