The purpose of this shifter is to help prevent missed shifts. It has a spring inside that pushes the shift lever towards the 5/R gate. In order to get into the 5/R gate, you have to push down and over on the shifter. This helps prevent shifting from 2nd to 5th, but allows you to push all the way to the right on the 2-3 shift to minimize the chance of shifting back into 1st from 2nd. The 1-2-1 shift generally does a lot of damage!
The kits we've put together allow as bolt in of an installation as possible. The kits use high quality universal joints on the linkage and allow for adjustment in the rotation of the linkage once fully assembled.
The installation involves removing the old shifter and linkage assembly completely. The hole in the chassis will need to be opened up slightly for the G Force shifter to fit through. The assembly slides up from the bottom of the car and you use the 2 factory 8mm bolt holes in the chassis that the OEM shift linkage bolted to. Then you will mark the 4 holes on the front side of the bracket and drill the chassis. You will then install the 4 8mm bolts from inside the car, they will thread directly into the bracket.
This setup requires 100% solid motor mounts for it to work right. Since there is no longer a stabilizer bar on the shift linkage, the engine can not move or it will try to pull the shifter out of gear. We offer Avid’s solid mount kit for the EG/DC chassis if you need them. The fact that everything has to be 100% on the length of the shift linkage, since there's no stabilizer bar, means that we cannot complete the linkage 100% before shipping. The linkage will be sent with everything complete except the last U joint at the trans. The tube going into the U joint will be left long and the installer will have to trim to length and either weld or bolt the joint/tube together while it's on the car.
The kit comes complete with the G Force shifter, shift lever, shift knob, mounting bracket, shift linkage and installation instructions. All hardware is included and it also comes with a new roll pin for the trans as well as the clip that goes over it.