(laguna beach ca) | July 13th, 2020
my 981 boxster s only has 30k miles, but the shifter mechanism had begun to feel a bit looser lately. this was a mod I wanted to do from day one, but finally just pulled the trigger on it last week.
LOVE IT! this is what our cars should get when new!
not only is there a nice improvement in the height and throw - like others say, it also feels more direct and precise. I measured the height and throw on the stock one before removing - height is reduced 1", and the throw is reduced by 1.125". these numbers are both roughly 25%. perhaps my shifter was wearing a bit which would explain the looser feel compared to this new one..
I disagree with the one review that states is it the same mechanism with a shorter lever - the fulcrum would also need to move to yield a 25% change.
Installation was a breeze for me because I was already familiar with safely removing the center console parts (hardest part) - took me 45 mins total - any mechanic familiar with these cars should NEVER charge more than and hour labor FYI
anyway - if you're on the fence, don't be - this is a great mod that you feel constantly while driving - for $250 shipped.
(Midwest) | February 11th, 2020
Purchased this short shifter for a 2019 base Cayman. Installation was straight forward and easy. However, keep in mind this shifter is identical to the stock shifter other than the length of the shifter lever. It's simply just a reduction of height on the lever and it appears there are zero other changes to the shifting mechanism. After installation, the shift action is pretty much the same as it was before other than the slightly reduced throw of the shift lever. Reverse is significantly harder to engage due to the lack of leverage to move the lever past the resistance point. My wife struggles with reverse engagement now and it's a two handed affair for her due to the loss of leverage. While it's a fine product overall, I think the change on my late model car was not worth the money or installation time.
(Chicago Suburbs) | August 7th, 2019
This kit is great. I had it installed at my local non-dealer tech. When I picked the car up, I got almost all the way home and remembered, "hey, they installed a shifter! I didn't even notice it." It's so intuitive that it really does disappear. There's no better shifter than the one you don't notice everytime you shift. The stock one feels like an old pickup truck to me...not bad, but too long. This is seriously perfect.
| July 16th, 2019
I did not realize how "soft" my OEM stock shifter felt until I replaced it with this short shift kit. Now the shifting experience with my Boxster feels much more solid. This is a relatively inexpensive upgrade that you touch every day. DYI installation is risky. The center console cover panels have to be removed. The the plastic holding clips can easily be broken in the process. The attachment to the shift cables has to be done correctly.
(Illinois) | June 30th, 2019
Awesome upgrade. Much better shifting precision. You wonâ€™t be disappointed.
(Chicago Suburbs) | May 11th, 2019
I just traded a '19 Carrera T in on an '18 Cayman GTS + $$$$. The T had this sport shifter as standard. It is terrific on a 911 7-speed. I'm thinking seriously about getting one for my new CGTS.
(ON) | September 20th, 2018
I have a 2018 911.2 GTS. Did a TON of research about this product in advance and read all reviews/ blogs/ etc. I focused specifically on the few negative reviews about this being notchy or too sporty. I am glad I pulled the trigger and got this shifter. It is incredible and I LOVE the car with this. I really think it should be a stock product for the GTS!
(New Jersey) | June 15th, 2018
Nicely weighted, precise and intuitive. Took an already great driver's car up a notch. My dealer installed it and charged 2 hrs labor, but it was worth it rather than risking damaging any pricey interior trim by attempting it on my own.
(Toronto, Canada) | June 3rd, 2018
Easy installation for anybody who can do their own oil change. Max 1.5 hours, taking it easy and slow. This is a great improvement over the factory shifter. Not too notchy or hard. Very precise. Car should've come with this shifter installed from factory. Even shipped to Canada is a good deal (end-up paying around CAD400 in the end, after exchange rate, shipping and taxes).
(Miami, Fl) | February 23rd, 2018
Just completed the SSK upgrade and Iâ€™m very impressed! Shifts are closer and your hand/arm angle is more comfortable. Watched the 991 911 DIY YouTube video and the guy walks you through the mod, took 3 hours and a few tools. Strongly recommend, well worth the price.