After a long wait we are happy to announce that the K-Tuned No-Cut K-Swap Shifter is now available. This shifter is designed to be used in all EF, DA, EG, DC2 and EK chassis and of course, as the title states, this unit installs with absolutely no cutting of the exhaust tunnel and allows you to keep your stock center console in place. It can be used with all OEM and aftermarket 02-04 RSX shifter cables. 05-06 RSX shifter cables will work with but with slight modification.
Construction is 90% billet aluminum with mix of stainless steel, brass and delrin. All materials used were chosen to create a strong and reliable shifter with outstanding feel. The shifter has three pivot points that were made for long term wear. However, the shifter can be rebuilt easily with replacement bushings. There are 2 settings for the front to back throw that are easily made at the top section of the shifter. A progressive rate neutral return spring is used just like the ones that are used in the OEM design.
To install the shifter on a manual transmission chassis use the OEM rear shifter holes and simply drill 2 more holes up front, thats it. The aluminum mechanism for the shifter will then bolt in place up top and the arms will pass down through the factory shifter hole. The bottom section where the cables are connected is fully sealed and 100% leak-free unlike some other designs where water and exhaust gases can actually get inside the shifter and the cabin.
Our No-Cut Shifter was on the design table here at K-Tuned for almost 5 years. Despite making a handful of prototypes, most of them never met our high expectations. This part was challenging to make due to space constraints. Trying to fit a handful of moving parts in the confined space under the Honda center console without cutting anything was the first hurdle. The second and most important to us, was still keeping all those moving parts strong and reliable enough to avoid failures. We are very confident that our No-Cut Shifter is superior to our competitors short-term design.