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Novitec sports shifter what the hell does this do?

Came across this thing on the alfisti website. Is this really worth it or just a gimic
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it shortens the for- and backward movement of the gearlever.
so going from first to second gear is now something like 20cm , get 45% shorter so about 11cm.
Just a gimmick

also just for the c635 gearbox , so not for early 159 2.0 jtdm with f40 gearbox or early mito qv's with m32
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To gain quick-shift There are other tricks to pull on say the Busso V6 gearbox:

Short-shifter in racing terms means something else , but it does describe the function in a way.
https://www.alfaowner.com/Forum/tunin...ml#post8435953
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yep, afaik quickshifter allows you to change gears at full throttle (without engaging clutch?) but interrupting ignition.

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yan.ko - this is to shorten the throw of the gear lever - as you did - hence I linked in your thread.

Here is the device - nothing electronic - mechanical:
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yes I know, I was about meaning of quickshifter in motorsport
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yes I know, I was about meaning of quickshifter in motorsport
haha, ok yes true for quick shift. Short shifting in endurance racing means to shift at 6000rpm instead of 7500rpm redline to save the engine - so it is a bit slower, but makes the car last longer / save a bit more fuel
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Do you think the experience is worth the price?
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Do you think the experience is worth the price?
That, my friend is down to the individual's perception of value-for-money. It will not make your car faster, it will not reduce your 0-100km/h times or your 400m times, it is about the feel of when you drive.

On a daily drive, I would not do it. On a race / trackday car, I'd do it and I have done it (different method) I second guess myself sometimes if it actually took the gear I was aiming for and it is sometimes a miss... .

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The reviews are all 5 star... and it only reduces forward / backward throw. The issue I have is the left / right short throw.
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That, my friend is down to the individual's perception of value-for-money. It will not make your car faster, it will not reduce your 0-100km/h times or your 400m times, it is about the feel of when you drive.

On a daily drive, I would not do it. On a race / trackday car, I'd do it and I have done it (different method) I second guess myself sometimes if it actually took the gear I was aiming for and it is sometimes a miss... .

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The reviews are all 5 star... and it only reduces forward / backward throw. The issue I have is the left / right short throw.
Thanks for the reply. What exactly is your method?
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Thanks for the reply. What exactly is your method?
Mine is a race car - I cut my shifter shorter - my seat is much lower so it helped on both cases - shorter throw (but in all directions) and lower hand position
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There's a discussion about the mtec 'short shifter' on the 916 forum. The general consensus is that it's a good little, easy to fit mod, with a nice feel......but expensive for the equipment supplied.
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There's a discussion about the mtec 'short shifter' on the 916 forum. The general consensus is that it's a good little, easy to fit mod, with a nice feel......but expensive for the equipment supplied.
That's very exhilarating to hear!
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I do have it on my car, and altho it probably won't improve your lap time, it's one of my favorite mods and great value for money. It gives you that "sporty" feel when driving
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I do have it on my car, and altho it probably won't improve your lap time, it's one of my favorite mods and great value for money. It gives you that "sporty" feel when driving
I know and I'm actually not interested in lapping my car at all. I just like spirited driving style and I believe it will be even better with this item because I personally think the gear throw is just a bit too much. I don't know what others think though.
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I just installed the MTech short shifter on my Ph3 GTV V6. Took me 10 min to install and it's fantastic. The short throw suits the engine so much better and gives more confidence with quick changes. Can't recommend it enough.
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There's a discussion about the mtec 'short shifter' on the 916 forum. The general consensus is that it's a good little, easy to fit mod, with a nice feel......but expensive for the equipment supplied.
I know it shouldn't be priced that high. That's probably because suppliers know how enthusiastic Alfisti can get about mods.
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I know it shouldn't be priced that high. That's probably because suppliers know how enthusiastic Alfisti can get about mods.
And it's not what a product costs to make, but how much people will pay for it. Is it worth the money for the resulting feeling.....yes.
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