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Old 04-13-2012, 01:15 AM   #1
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Short throw shifter tips/tricks!

Hey guys I'm putting on my short throw this weekend an wanted to know if y'all have anything to recommend. I know to use loc tite and use the old screws not the ones provided. Also use the stiffer springs. Anyone got anything else or some kinda help in any way form? Thanks guys
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Hey guys I'm putting on my short throw this weekend an wanted to know if y'all have anything to recommend. I know to use loc tite and use the old screws not the ones provided. Also use the stiffer springs. Anyone got anything else or some kinda help in any way form? Thanks guys
Use copper RTV sealant instead of a paper gasket when you install the shifter. I did that with mine and it's great. Also, despite people saying you can't re-use stock shifter boots with your aftermarket short-throw... You actually can! It just takes some time and patience getting it to fit right. It'll cut down on the tranny noise that so many people get. Oh.. And you might wanna go ahead and flush your tranny fluid out and put new fluid in while you're there. I didn't do that and I'ma have to take it all apart again. Haha
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Use copper RTV sealant instead of a paper gasket when you install the shifter. I did that with mine and it's great. Also, despite people saying you can't re-use stock shifter boots with your aftermarket short-throw... You actually can! It just takes some time and patience getting it to fit right. It'll cut down on the tranny noise that so many people get. Oh.. And you might wanna go ahead and flush your tranny fluid out and put new fluid in while you're there. I didn't do that and I'ma have to take it all apart again. Haha
Is it longer than the stock? I hope not because my boot is already short lmao.. And paper gasket? I don't get it lol. Also I'm not skilled on changing things like tranny fluid. I have to be honest, I don't even change my own oil :\
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Anyone got a good instruction site or video for the 70$ am short throw? I don't like the instructions on AM :\
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... The instruction from am is pretty good actually. You will need a gasket basket for sure for the new piece. Also you need to be careful setting the shift stops. Carefully read instructions and watch some stuff on youtube...

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Oh and the hardest part is getting the old shifter out. Be prepared to apply significant force to it. Also, learn to do your own oil!
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I love changing oil! I tell all my friends to bring their oil filter and car over to my house and I do it for free! Lol but ford gave me 4 free oil changes with my new car Soooooo.... I don't get to stare at the bottom of my ol' girl for about a year!
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Changing your own oil is the first place to learn about your car, highly recommend.
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... The instruction from am is pretty good actually. You will need a gasket basket for sure for the new piece. Also you need to be careful setting the shift stops. Carefully read instructions and watch some stuff on youtube...

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Oh and the hardest part is getting the old shifter out. Be prepared to apply significant force to it. Also, learn to do your own oil!
What's the gasket basket? And I think the shift stops will be the hardest part. All the video I watched didn't have that. They just put it in and started shifting lol.
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What's the gasket basket? And I think the shift stops will be the hardest part. All the video I watched didn't have that. They just put it in and started shifting lol.
Sorry, gasket "maker" damn auto correct...
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