Short Shifter Install
Originally posted by Zues Marine here.
Saw some of you having trouble or questions so here ya go
Diy using a B&M Short shift kit
OLD REAR BUSHING
Thats a KartBoy bushing but its identical to the B&M
The front bushing wasn't in bad shape but I replaced them with the B&M that came with the kit..
This is also a Kartboy bushing but identical to B&M (i am just using this for reference)
Now the whole process wasn't to bad except for the fact that the B&M kit did not come with a shifter retaining clip!!!!!!!!!!
It comes with everything else but not something that costs 10 cents!!
This is do-it-yourself if you have the right tools. This job was pretty easy since we were using a hoist but it is 100% possible to do this in your garage.
When you purchase the B&M kit it gives you a pretty decent description step-by-step of what to do.
Remove center console
Remove bracket holding dust boot (6 screws)
Unscrew the shift knob
Un-bolt the upper linkage from the shifter
Drop the exhaust shield
Drop the mid drive shaft support (optional for more room)
Un-bolt lower linkage from shifter
Remove retaining ring clip w/ proper puller tool
Pull out rear shifter linkage from the rear shifter mount
Remove the rear shifter mount
Remove the front shifter mount from the linkage (push it out w/ end of hammer)
Replace front shifter mount (push it in with your fingers left/right bushing)
Replace rear shifter mount
Remove the shifter
Replace the shifter w/ new grease
The only thing that seemed strange was the metal bracket holding the dust boot had to be installed backwards and only 4 screws can be used.
Theres a few little steps I didn't mention but the step-by-step w/ the kit will explain.
Heres also the legacy guide for a 97' I am sure its the same as 95-99.
Its night and day! The shifts are 70% shorter IMO and there is 5% play with the shifter while in gear no wobble no nothing!
You can't beat the quality of the product!