Whether or not you're into racing, there are quite a few mods to choose from that could potentially aid in the drivability of your car, and if not, you could install them simply to make your car look good!
A short shifter is basically a mod that shortens the length of your manual gear shifter. The reasoning for doing this is so your gear throws when changing gears is shorter, therefore, your gear changing time is faster. But what we need to find out is if they are actually worth it?
Well, the truth is that they do indeed speed up your gear changes, but that doesn't necessarily mean they are better. First of all, you have to take into account the mechanical advantage of having a longer shifter, which are easier to change gears with. Secondly, if you install a short shifter, your gear stick will be much lower and therefore could be in a more uncomfortable position for the driver, unless you have got lower bucket seats. So basically, it boils down to personal preference.
Always seek professional advice before modifying your car.
Take a look at the DIY video by the YouTube channel, Donut Media, on Is a Short Shifter Install Worth It?
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