In Reply to: Re: Another M coupe shifter question... posted by Bassem on March 11, 1999 at 23:57:15:
nothing wrong with YOUR version, but just things that we've learned along the way, doing HUNDREDS of them.
1. shifter throw is reduced EXACTLY 1.57 inches and 0.45 inches SHORTER than a Miata. we don't approximate.
2. lever is lower by 20mm (0.78 inches). a "pipe" bender will DISTORT the upper aluminum shell which surrounds the shifter. once you distort it, it starts it's process in becoming looser and looser until it feels like a lot of "play" while in gear.
3. the bottom of the lever is EXACTLY 0.708 inches LOWER than the stock lever (and closer to the driveshaft). in europe, this would NOT pass TUV approval (and i know the real reason why).
4. yeah, i'm sure everyone wants to crawl under they're car and replace a disposable shifter every 50K miles. our shifter address this problem which we discovered from installing them in a LOT of cars. your car, of course, must be different.
korman's lever? well, it's your money. even if you don't like the korman lever they only charge a 50% restocking fee, according to one of our customers.