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Old 04-19-2007, 09:31 PM   #1
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Default Saleen Short Throw Shifter block install (w/pics & vid)

For those interested in tightening up the shifts, but can't quite cut loose of the $$ for a MGW shifter (or any other brand for that matter), a cost effective alternative is to get the Saleen adapter that's available for only $45 directly from Saleen.

This is what I had installed for almost a year before switching over to the MGW.

The inlcuded Saleen instructions were accurate. However, the small B&W pics (hard to see) and 4 pages of instructions made it more confusing than it really was.

When you see the pics below, it'll make sensewhere the shift block goes (and it's orientation) and how everything attaches.

Here's some tips I gathered(not in the supplied instructions) that helped me along;

* Lube both plastic bushings (outer) before inserting them into the Saleen block.
* Lube the Saleen silver bushing (outer) before inserting it into the shifter barrel.
* Lube the shank of the shift linkage studbefore inserting it through the plastic bushings (in the Saleen block).
* Loctite the OEM nut that goes on the shift linkage stud pin. Use caution when tightening this nut, DO NOT OVER TORQUE IT! I only brought the nut down until it made contact with the plastic bushing, then gave it an additional 1/8 turn. If you tighten this nut too much, it'll make shifting (into the gates) very difficult.
* Let the Loctite dry before any extended shifting drive.


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Here'sa short video showing the shortened throw of the shifter.
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Old 05-21-2007, 01:28 AM   #2
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Default RE: Saleen Short Throw Shifter block install (w/pics & vid)

it says $99.00 now, they must have raised the price =/
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Old 05-21-2007, 01:30 AM   #3
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it says $99.00 now, they must have raised the price =/
Incredible! [:'(]

Unless you're really strapped for cash, I'd save $200 more and get the MGW Short Throw Shifter.
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$45 was a bargain, i did several projects recently so i'm not lookin to do anything big for a bit. at $45 however,i would have jumped on it. u cant beat that, even if it only shortens 25%. that reminds me, i saw the saleen kitauctioning on ebay for $50, the guy was claiming 40% throw reduction. anyone looking for the kit, beware of what saleen claims (26%)and what some people might be claiming.
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Old 05-21-2007, 04:46 AM   #5
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Just want to add that if you don't lube everything you will have really notchy shifts and some people may prefer that.
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Old 06-12-2007, 02:31 PM   #6
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I actually found a place that has them listed at 29.95.

http://64.82.15.177/Merchant2/mercha...egory_Code=Sal

Has anyone heard of Renegade Performance?
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Default RE: Saleen Short Throw Shifter block install (w/pics & vid)

Anyone have the dimentions so I can tool one up here at work?
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Default RE: Saleen Short Throw Shifter block install (w/pics & vid)

Hanely motorsports has it for $42.95 + shipping. Just got mine yesterday. Will be going in real soon. Thanks Taco Bill for the great write up. I was looking at the instructions yesterday and they are really horrible.

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Hanely motorsports has it for $42.95 + shipping. Just got mine yesterday. Will be going in real soon. Thanks Taco Bill for the great write up. I was looking at the instructions yesterday and they are really horrible.

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can you link that shifter block. i looked on their site and only found the full assembly shifters. thanks
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Yeah this was actually kinda hidden but finally found it ...

http://www.haneymotorsport.com/Saleen%20Driveline.htm

Though it appears once you add it to the cart it jumps up to 89.99. Supply and demand?

http://store.cal-mustang.com/showdetl-7-9157-25-0.html

I did find it here for 49.85 followed it all the way to the shopping cart and price stayed the same ... im purchasing it now before they get smart and notice that everyone else is selling at a higher price.
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