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Old February 26th, 2015, 09:51 AM   #1
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Spirited Shifters...

I have ran my car for about 4 years never had a hiccup shifting before. In 3 mos I've gone 3rd to 2nd 4 times, twice I recovered by holding clutch in...the other 2 times NOPE. I took out my j30 & j32 from this mishift.

Any preventive maintenance suggestions to stop this from happening in near future ? Sonnick advised me shifter bushings should do the trick...but I would like to know if there is anything else especially from the guys that had experience this before.

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Old February 26th, 2015, 10:17 AM   #2
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put in some Supertech Valve springs. That should prevent some valve float.

As far as shifting wise. How are you holding the shift knob?
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Old February 26th, 2015, 10:31 AM   #3
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Wouldn't the Ktuned shifter help with this?
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Old February 26th, 2015, 10:35 AM   #4
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^ probably. It super stiff.
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Old February 26th, 2015, 10:54 AM   #5
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It's mostly hand placement on the shifter. Never pistol grip. I did this 10 years ago in my Integra GSR and had to part the car out.
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Old February 26th, 2015, 11:13 AM   #6
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I always shift with my thumb down from 3-4. It's reallllllly difficult to shift 3-2 this way.
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Old February 26th, 2015, 11:26 AM   #7
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I have ran my car for about 4 years never had a hiccup shifting before. In 3 mos I've gone 3rd to 2nd 4 times, twice I recovered by holding clutch in...the other 2 times NOPE. I took out my j30 & j32 from this mishift.

Any preventive maintenance suggestions to stop this from happening in near future ? Sonnick advised me shifter bushings should do the trick...but I would like to know if there is anything else especially from the guys that had experience this before.

Thanks in advance
You could probably get a shift gate fabricated. You will loose the boot cover but it will virtually eliminate your issue when used with proper hand placement as others have stated. Always overhand and, if possible, fingertips make for a more controlled motion.
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Old February 26th, 2015, 05:47 PM   #8
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Thanks for feedback, will put all into consideration (def k tuner bushings). Also failed to mention things such as transmission mount was completely blown out, I had the 3rd gear pop out problem until I used redline super thick weight oil...so idk if after all these years it's catching up to me

I've been shifting same as I have been since lifetime of car. Never letting rev drop between gears an or Power Shifting effortlessly. Proof is well documented in my vids
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Old February 26th, 2015, 07:16 PM   #9
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He wasn't talking about the bushing. He was talkinga bout this MOFO. My friend got one and its like shifting a s2k. Straight to the point. Click Click Click

K-Tuned. Race Proven. » Archive » K-Tuned Race-Spec Billet Shifter!
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Old February 27th, 2015, 06:48 AM   #10
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He wasn't talking about the bushing. He was talkinga bout this MOFO. My friend got one and its like shifting a s2k. Straight to the point. Click Click Click

K-Tuned. Race Proven. » Archive » K-Tuned Race-Spec Billet Shifter!

But isn't that only for k series ? It looks amazing on the other hand
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Old February 27th, 2015, 07:04 AM   #11
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But isn't that only for k series ? It looks amazing on the other hand
Nah son, they have them for the Accord as well $399.

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Old February 27th, 2015, 07:18 AM   #12
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Nah son, they have them for the Accord as well $399.



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Old February 27th, 2015, 07:48 AM   #13
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Old February 27th, 2015, 09:22 AM   #14
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I believe I suggested Aluminum shifter cable bushings, CT short shifter and Amsoil syncromesh fluid for you. That K-Tuned shifter is sick as Fawk though.

I have all the parts above (except K tuned)and shift 3-4 with a pistol grip. My grip is actually a mix of my hand directly on top of the knob and pistol grip. Essentially Im pulling straight back when shifting. Knock on wood, I have not misshifted since installing these parts, not saying you will have the same luck. This is just IMO.
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Old March 2nd, 2015, 05:22 PM   #15
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^No luck needed, its simply maintenance that's been ignored after years of abuse. I mean its a 305whp factory freak thats been thru hell & back on the dyno, streets & track power shifting on completely blown tranny mounts. Its also a common occurrence on 7g accords for guys who drive hard. Im not the first, wont be the last..But at least this thread will provide preventative info for anyone who has symptoms of this problem in near or distant future. The real problem is not however how a driver grips, its the speed at which you shift...because you will not know what gear you are in till its too late, unless u are driving like a grandma. Trust me when i say it will feel like 4th is gear that got engaged

If it never happened to you....you just cant relate
But if you have missed 4th gear before that's def a symptom
That's the main symptom i have noticed


Btw Steel tranny mounts even exist for us anyone ?
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Old March 2nd, 2015, 05:27 PM   #16
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^ ask Paul to make u a monster mount like the one from his j37a1
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Old March 2nd, 2015, 05:27 PM   #17
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ask gerandz. he has custom 95a poly insert for them....

im still working on my 4-5 shift. sort of hard to do.
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Old March 3rd, 2015, 06:32 PM   #18
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Had a few 4-5/5-6 missed shifts. Replaced the bushings with Delrin ones. They helped, but I also replaced the shifter the assembly with another OEM. Spring was pretty much shot. K-tune is on my wish list.
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Old March 3rd, 2015, 06:51 PM   #19
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Your Syncros could be going out also. I had mine changed, luckily, twice under warranty. Had 1,2,3,4 changed, forget which ones (1-2 or 3-4) come in sets but all were changed twice.
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Old March 3rd, 2015, 07:47 PM   #20
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try swapping out the shifter bushing.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kEizEMK2670

http://www.ebay.com/itm/260818527554...%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

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$53 for those? Im sure we can rig something up for 1/4 the cost of those. Still like the post
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Old March 3rd, 2015, 08:03 PM   #22
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ebay link is 10 bucks. ;p

I am cheap also. waiting for my ebay bucks. I should have bought that damn Mugen Short shifter assembly.
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Old March 3rd, 2015, 08:37 PM   #23
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Can probably get someone to make some delrin/ABS ones of those, super low friction, super low cost. (compared to these things)

Could really get the ball rolling by replacing them with ball bearings(hah).
Apparently the real shifter's mod is to have the connectors replaced all together by spherical bearings, but that isn't exactly a bolt on.
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Old March 3rd, 2015, 08:55 PM   #24
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put up a delrin one also that 15 obo

I want a shifter cable with less play. Driving my friend STI and TC has made me realize that the throw on the accord is pretty damn long.
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^ You dont have a short shifter?
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Old March 3rd, 2015, 09:08 PM   #26
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I have a CT short shifter. There still a lot of play compared to my friend MT. Their car for sure are just a flick of the wrist.
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put up a delrin one also that 15 obo

I want a shifter cable with less play. Driving my friend STI and TC has made me realize that the throw on the accord is pretty damn long.
You gotta remember those cars are geared/built towards sporty driving. Whereas the Accord is still the "family car". My friend has a TC MT and it is fun but it falls on its face at higher rpm's. We were having a discussion about how foreign (right side drive) cars gear boxes are set-up, mirrored or same layout with first gear still being top left in the shift pattern. So we went for a ride and I did the shifting left handed from the passenger seat while he operated the clutch and gas by my commands, almost like a rally driver/navi team lol. We did a few hard pulls and some speed shifting, needless to say, you want to talk about awkward?!? It is such an unnatural feeling but if you have sound technique you will still be ok.
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yeah is weird shifting with the non-dominate hand.
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Old March 4th, 2015, 10:52 AM   #29
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These for sure fit? Ive been wanting to get some but can never find them with our accords listed =(, i know the accords and tsxs are basically the same but I'm in college 15 bucks is weeks of ramen
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Thisazianboy Sonnick thanks again for reference & link!

Heads up Heel & toe currently has it $41 cheaper, also no sales tax ( more savings) & Free shipping (even more savings)

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