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  • Short Shift Kit (991/981/718) SKU: PK9X1SSU

    ★★★★★ ★★★★★ 4.85/5 Stars. (26 Reviews)
  • $315.00

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Reduced shift lever height and spring loaded lever makes for snappier and more precise gear changes. Comes with an entirely new shift console with upgraded internal components. A direct replacement, comes with shift alignment tool for easy installation.

Features include:

  • Upgraded shift mechanism with reduced shift throw
  • Shift knob height is reduced by 2 centimeters (.79 inches)
  • Spring loaded actuation
  • Fits the new generation 981/991/718 models with manual transmission
  • Compatible with all shift knobs (shift knob shown is not included)
  • Fits all 2013 - 2023 Boxster & Cayman models with a manual transmission, & 2013-2019 911 Carrera models with a manual transmission. Factory part, but not factory approved or authorized. Installation time is 2-4 hours. Professional installation highly recommended.

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    4.85/5 Stars out of 26 Reviews
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    Perfection
    | May 13th, 2022
    This shifter height is spot on. The positioning is perfect and a huge improvement over the stock shifter height. Genuine OEM product. Although not a true short throw shifter, stock cable linkages are adjustable from the factory so you’re able to reduce lever travel to what feels best for you.
    What all 981s should have
    | November 13th, 2021
    I’ve always thought the 981 shifters were abnormally tall. This short shifter kit gives these cars exactly what they should’ve had from the start. I think it’s a must have especially for the relatively low cost and surprisingly simple install. Watched a video by TommyLGarage and did this in about 30 minutes with no problems. Highly recommend to any 981 enthusiast.
    Much better
    (PA) | March 25th, 2021
    If you're considering buying this just do it. It's a no-brainer. Shifting is much more natural and it feels great. Not sure what people are talking about when they say it's notchy or stiff. I don't experience any of that, but I had my Porsche dealer install it so possibly they don't have theirs aligned correctly.
    Very nice upgrade - 981
    (FL) | February 13th, 2021
    Very easy to install by yourself, watched a youtube video of another brand short shifter where they took the interior apart. Took about 1.5 hours. Nice improvement with shifter knob position (which is way too high stock) and makes the throw much nicer. As others have noted, it definitely makes you put a little more effort to send it over to Reverse. Well worth the money!!
    Easy and effective
    (Austin, TX) | October 8th, 2020
    Easy to install following youtube videos and took a little over an hour. Very effective - much tighter, faster shift and possibly the best value upgrade around using Porsche OEM parts. Added bonus, stronger reverse detent.
    NICE IMPROVEMENT
    (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.
    Not Much of a Change on a Late Model Car
    (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.
    Terrific for Cayman GTS
    (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.
    Improves the driving experience
    | 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.
    Short shifter
    (Illinois) | June 30th, 2019
    Awesome upgrade. Much better shifting precision. You won’t be disappointed.
     

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