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  • Short Shift Kit (986/987/996/997) SKU: 99742498300

    ★★★★★ ★★★★★ 4.92/5 Stars. (13 Reviews)
  • MSRP $623.82 $539.95

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Genuine Porsche Part

For fast, sporty gear shifting: the factory short shift kit reduces shift paths up to 35% on 996/986 (1997-2004) models and up to 20% on 997/987 (2005-12) models. That means more precise shifting thanks to perfect shift guidance and a sportier driving experience. Compatible with any factory shift knob.

Comes with the new console shift mechanism, shift knob is not included.

Fits the following models:

  • Boxster (all versions) 1997-12
  • Carrera (all versions) 1999-12
  • Cayman (all versions) 2006-12
  • Fitment Note: This will not fit the newer generation models.

    Not recommended for 2009-2012 Turbo S, GT3, or GT2 models.

    Note: gear-lever travel may be slightly restricted when the car is started from cold. Not compatible with Tiptronic or PDK transmissions.

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    upgraded shifter in 2003 996
    (Austin, TX) | August 22nd, 2021
    Easily the best update I've done on my 996. The install is simple, and the difference is night and day. The short throw is much better than I expected, and I did not expect the dramatic improvement in shifting crispness. I didn't really realize how sloppy the original shifter is until I installed this upgrade. Also kudos to Suncoast Parts, they are a pleasure to work with.
    Easy to install, excellent for the price
    (NY) | November 21st, 2020
    Almost all plastic, so there are certainly better assemblies out there, but for the price it's the best bang-for-the-buck upgrade you'll ever do yourself. And even if you don't really need/want shorter throws (its not a huge difference anyway), it feels like new compared to the now 10+ year old stock shifter you're replacing. There are several good videos demonstrating the install process, but I used a simple "pictorial" with some helpful tips and had no problems. One hour if you've done this sort of thing before. Two hours if you have to go to the store to replace a screw or get a tool, so make sure you have the recommended toolkit, and keep the right screws with the right trim piece, because they kind of all look the same...but are definitely not.
    Love the feel
    (GA) | July 24th, 2020
    06 Boxster S feels nice and enjoy the shorter throws
    A Dream to Drive
    (San Diego) | April 4th, 2020
    I already looked for every opportunity to drive my 996, but after putting the SSK I find myself volunteering to run all errands. The install was quite straight forward with the help of a few YouTube videos. I would highly recommend this upgrade, especially if you’re considering replacing a worn out stock shifter.
    Totally Blown Away
    (Taipei, Taiwan) | September 6th, 2018
    I have a 2004 996 GT3 and have owned the car since new. After 14.5 years of ownership, I decided to replace the worn yet still relatively new gear shifter with something a bit more sporty (shorter throws). I'm totally blown away by this new short shift kit, it entirely transformed my GT3!! This is the way the gears should shift right out of the factory.
    Wow
    (Zanesville, Ohio) | March 19th, 2018
    The short shifter improves the driving experience. With the Tube Exhaust upgrade, there is no craving for the latest and greatest 911 Turbo. See my separate review on the Tube Exhaust.
    Porsche Short Shift Kit
    (Lexington, KY) | December 12th, 2016
    Best money I've spent on my car yet. This should be standard in all Porsches. Tighter and shorter!
    Porsche Short Shift Kit
    (Woodstock, Illinois) | November 2nd, 2016
    Big improvement over stock shifter - shorter, more positive throws. Still uses the same nylon bushings as original rather than the steel bushings found on some aftermarket shifters. However, this item is far easier to install since it includes the shifter console and cable ends. Also, some other aftermarket shifters require machining of shifter console bores or the steel bearings to obtain proper fit.
    Love it
    | September 20th, 2016
    Crisp feel
    Boxster Shift Kit
    (Indiana) | September 19th, 2016
    Easy installation and I had no experience doing anything like this. Hardest part was finding all of the screws holding the console in place. Took less than 2 hours.
     

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