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Old June 15th, 2012, 02:32 PM   #1
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Cool Custom machined SHORT SHIFTER from [email protected]

Hey V6P,

I have to show off this AMAZING piece of engineering and ingenuity from Bardi over at tsxclub (sn is awoc). Check out the short shifter he designed and machined himself (he is a mechanical engineer with access to a CNC mill).

His thread is full of goodies..pics, videos, info, etc. Quest for the Ultimate/Affordable TSX Short Shifter - Acura TSX Club : Acura TSX Forum

He REALLY did a great job....optimizing the engagement angles, finding replacement bearings, etc. Every little detail.

Here's the kit he sold me:



You can see it has both a longer throw (on the bottom) and a shorter lever (on the top). He did the shorter lever for personal/ergonomic reasons:



So I got right down to it, removing my old shifter:



There's the center console out:



Whole shifter box unlinked and removed:



I sawed off the shoulder bolt that holds the old lever inside the box:



And I used the new hardware Bardi supplied to install the new lever, including a replacement throwout bearing, which gives the shifter a nice restored feeling of resistance to it....no more slop or wiggle room:




And there she is completed:



Drives like a champ. Shifts are waaaay shorter and more crisp. With the aluminum shifter cable bushings everything just snaps right into place. Can't wait to remove the dampener (check-valve) from my slave cylinder next! Holy Trinity / Shifter Trifecta FTW!!!

PS: I think gwiffer has one of these sticks from Bardi....anyone else?
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Old June 15th, 2012, 02:59 PM   #2
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i like making my own parts as well. its nice because you can tailor them to your needs.

the large diameter ball portion is impressive on there! im not that skilled yet.
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Old June 15th, 2012, 03:06 PM   #3
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made my own as well...cost = $0 dollars
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Old June 15th, 2012, 03:32 PM   #4
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where did you get the red stitch boot and e-brake handle?
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Old June 15th, 2012, 03:34 PM   #5
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Shift boot store - RedlineGoods leather shift boots
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Old June 15th, 2012, 03:45 PM   #6
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not bad 78 bucks total. might be something I might be interested in doing in the future! totally jelly from your car. lol
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Old June 15th, 2012, 05:41 PM   #7
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thanks homey. ya i hurt just as many feelings on this board as i do on the road lol.

Last weekend I rewired the fog retros you sold me. One of the ballasts crapped out...I can't believe you ran that chinsy freakin' wiring bro!!!!! :P All the plastic around the fuse was melted and contorted. I bought new ballasts and some thicker 14 gauge wire with a new fuse holder and re-soldered everything with shrink tube, and put dielectric grease in all the connections. FTMFW sonnnn
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Old June 15th, 2012, 07:37 PM   #8
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You're a fan of Common I see. Good taste brah.
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Old June 16th, 2012, 01:30 AM   #9
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^ Lol nice bro
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Old June 29th, 2012, 11:57 AM   #10
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Where's you order and how much? Is it much better thsn the ct short shifter?
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Old June 30th, 2012, 01:10 AM   #11
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It's from "awoc" at tsxclub.com. I bought it from him using paypal. $175. His name is Bardi and he's a pretty awesome guy. You could probably email him: bmybmobile <at> yahoo

Umm...dude the CT short shifter is the typical style bandaid bolt-on adapter thing that mounts onto your existing lever. Bardi's is a complete lever replacement, which is a night and day better solution if you ask us... After all, he designed and fabricated it because there were no good aftermarket solutions for our cars.

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Not to bring back s dead post but do you have his email?
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Wow, just saw this. That looks awesome. How difficult was it to get the lever out of the assembly and replace it with the custom one?
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Not hard at all.

Love this thing every day.
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Not hard at all.

Love this thing every day.
That's what she said?
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Old March 19th, 2013, 02:10 PM   #17
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i actually want a short shifter for my accord, and new bushings. don't necessarily like how its actually "shorter" the mfactory ss i had on my gsr was amazing though. i love that mechanical feel short shifters give
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Hmm...you think this will hold up to the Sonnick way of shifting?
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Hmm...you think this will hold up to the Sonnick way of shifting?
you need a carbon steel stick sonnick lol my mfactory one was actually carbon steel unlike most other short shifters that can actually bend
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feels like a winchester rifle it's very mechanical and true, between the aluminum bushings, custom lever, and cdv delete.

nice one btw z...u def owe me a few lol ; )
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Hmm...you think this will hold up to the Sonnick way of shifting?
1. bent shifter cable
2. snapped gear lever
3. 5AT conversion
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Wow, very nice...wish he made them for 6th gen accords.
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1. bent shifter cable
2. snapped gear lever
3. 5AT conversion
LOLLLLLLLL

Anyone have any tips on how to get the side shift linkage off the shifter assembly? The metal C clip I guess I have to just muscle out with pliers, but the side linkage with the black tabs I can't get off. I tried twisting it counter-clockwise as hard as I could and it won't come out. Any tips?
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Mine is a swap so it's loose and easy to get out. My friend's civic si was a biiiitch to get out brand new. I think it's kind of oblong or something, so when you twist into the magic orientation it's free to come straight up.

I did some searching for you and found a couple hits:
http://www.v6performance.net/forums/...shift-kit.html (see STEP 13)
http://www.v6performance.net/forums/1206772-post39.html
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So is he still making and selling these?
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Mine is a swap so it's loose and easy to get out. My friend's civic si was a biiiitch to get out brand new. I think it's kind of oblong or something, so when you twist into the magic orientation it's free to come straight up.

I did some searching for you and found a couple hits:
http://www.v6performance.net/forums/...shift-kit.html (see STEP 13)
http://www.v6performance.net/forums/1206772-post39.html
Thanks bud! I found that first link and it gave a good description of how to get it out, but I still couldn't manage. Took it to a friend of a friend and he did it for cheap and the shifts are much better now
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So is he still making and selling these?
Not sure...email him and ask! (see prev pages)

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Thanks bud! I found that first link and it gave a good description of how to get it out, but I still couldn't manage. Took it to a friend of a friend and he did it for cheap and the shifts are much better now
What did you do? Did u get one of these?
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Mine is a swap so it's loose and easy to get out. My friend's civic si was a biiiitch to get out brand new. I think it's kind of oblong or something, so when you twist into the magic orientation it's free to come straight up.

I did some searching for you and found a couple hits:
http://www.v6performance.net/forums/...shift-kit.html (see STEP 13)
http://www.v6performance.net/forums/1206772-post39.html
glad my diy thread is back from the dead and put to good use!
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Old March 25th, 2013, 12:10 PM   #29
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^ He's going for six thousand posts ladies and gentlemen!!!

Long live the Kai threads
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