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rc0032 11-24-2004 09:31 AM

Perrin short throw install
 
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I installed my Perrin short throw Monday. I did find a few pics from other people that did the install ;) Thanks powbmps, Unilat and ScoobMods.



Tools:

12mm socet

12mm open end wrench.

Flat screw driver.

Masking tape( for converging all of the surrounding trim. A must!!)

6mm Allen head wench (I believe its 6mm mine don’t have markings.)



Time ~30 mins



How to tear apart your interior to get to the stick has been done so I will skip it.





The Perrin part slides over the existing stick providing a new point to connect the linkage. Its held in place with an ~1’ bold tighten with a 6mm Allen head. The instructions don’t call for it but I used some lock tight on the threads. I had some problems because of the tight space and the shape of my wrench but tight this down with all your might!!! Otherwise it tends to slide up and down on the shaft when shifting. Over time I could see this getting loose. Im actually thinking of replacing this with one from Home depot that I can use a socket on.



The hardest part of the install was removing the existing bushings from the stock stick. I used a flat screw driver to prey then away from their home. I did mark them up a little on the outside but nothing that will effect performance or look bad.



I adjusted the linkage to the highest point (providing the shortest throw) I could without modifying the metal plate surrounding shifter housing (like done below). Run it through the gears a few times before you put everything back together.



I also installed the Perrin knob. This alone seams shorter than the factory non-Momo knob so it shortens the height of the stick Together this makes the perfect combination!



EDIT--- If I had to do it again I would probably not get the knob, it was great for the first daybut... I do like it better than my stock (non-Momo) but its steal (?metal of some sort, not aluminum?) and its cold when I first get into the car (its winter in Chicagoland) and im assuming it’s going to be hot in the summer.



So what’s it like…I love it, the shift is short and precise. It does provide a more mechanical feel. Im not sure how to describe it…less mushy?



I do find that the top gears (1,3,5) feel further from neutral than the bottom gears. This will take some getting use to. I also believe I will take the trim apart and remove some of the leather boot. It feels like there is just too much stuff between the leather and the rubber boot.



Overall I would recommend this product to anyone looking for a shorter throw. :D :D



Cheers

rc0032 11-24-2004 09:32 AM

The tape.

EDIT: It was an accident I was in a rush for lunch….hummm…Ribs...Salt Grass…Ribs… :p

*Jedimaster* 11-24-2004 10:35 AM

^^^ ? ^^^

Nice writeup- do you have any pix of the final result with Perrin knob?

rc0032 11-24-2004 01:35 PM

Im trying to upload the pics but they are too big. :eek:



Jedi – If I e-mail them to you can you resize them? If so PM me with your address.

*Jedimaster* 11-24-2004 02:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rclark0032
Im trying to upload the pics but they are too big. :eek:



Jedi – If I e-mail them to you can you resize them? If so PM me with your address.

Send 'em to me at either jedimaster71472@hotmail.com or jedimaster71472@gmail.com . I'll throw 'em on a server for COTJ.

rc0032 11-24-2004 04:15 PM

Pics..:D
http://premium.uploadit.org/cultofthejedi/DCP_0006.JPG
http://premium.uploadit.org/cultofthejedi/DCP_0007.JPG
http://premium.uploadit.org/cultofthejedi/DCP_0008.JPG
http://premium.uploadit.org/cultofthejedi/DCP_0009.JPG
http://premium.uploadit.org/cultofthejedi/DCP_0010.JPG
http://premium.uploadit.org/cultofthejedi/DCP_0011.JPG
http://premium.uploadit.org/cultofthejedi/Snow_car.JPG

*Jedimaster* 11-24-2004 05:13 PM

Looks good brudda! But turn that shift knob so the logo is right :lol:

05USdmGTgUy 11-24-2004 06:12 PM

You must have JUST taken those pics , today is the first day of snow!!! Damn I thought I would be the only gt owner in chicagoland!!!!

rc0032 11-24-2004 06:51 PM

I had the P facing the right way but it wasn’t tight, it tends to drift a little :(



As for the snow I have around 5” now…:p



We have ~7 Chicagoland GTs on this site but we cant manage to get a meet together :rolleyes:

05USdmGTgUy 11-24-2004 07:12 PM

Really! must be west side cuz Im in Evanston and we only got an inch to stick. (warmer on the lake)

05USdmGTgUy 11-24-2004 07:14 PM

someone tell me how to put smilies in the text???

Xenonk 11-25-2004 02:36 AM

is this the same Perrin short throw adapter that the WRX uses? It sounds exactly as the same install as the WRX model.. I loved my Perrin Short Shifter Adapter. It is definitely an easy install and easy to adjust. One thing that it doesnt do that an STi shifter can do is the side to side distance reduction. The real terms for "shift" and "throw" is that "throw" is the distance from moving up and down on this shifter, while "shift" is the distance from left to right.. not sure if you all knew that terminology.

Keefe

KTM 525 12-10-2004 07:00 AM

If it is a screw on ball try putting some teflon tape on the stick threads. This may let the ball tighten up a bit sooner and if you keep trying the "P" will end up the right way.

rc0032 12-10-2004 07:12 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by KTM 525
If it is a screw on ball try putting some teflon tape on the stick threads. This may let the ball tighten up a bit sooner and if you keep trying the "P" will end up the right way.

I actually fount the problem was not the ball drifting but rather the entire stick drifting in the Perrin attachment.

blkwag 05-05-2005 06:56 AM

Can i put this on my factory short throw? I do like the shortness, sweet.


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