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Old 12-05-2011, 04:09 PM   #1
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I have never seen one, but its called ratchet shifter. Never heard of one either until now. Anyone have one or know anything about it?

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Old 12-05-2011, 04:17 PM   #2
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Yeah i've seen those before, they let you shift up gears more precisely with an automatic. I mean you can shift up gears already with an automatic but this prevents you from overshifting into the next gear accidentally. I have heard it's faster than shifting manually with an automatic but I dont have one. I know a couple people on here do and hopefully they will chime in and tell you more about it.
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Old 12-05-2011, 07:09 PM   #3
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Well have you ever tried "manually" shifting with the auto? It feels sluggish and you can miss gears and all that. This shifter prevents that, and looks really cool too. I believe you can get it for like 350 bucks if you shop around though.
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Old 12-05-2011, 07:16 PM   #4
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Does it make the shifts quicker though? I know more precise, but I never found out if it actually makes the gear changes quicker...

The tune helped with that a little for me, but there is a lot of room for improvement with the manual shift. During performance driving I almost always have to still leave it in auto shift for the car to be most effective... Makes me a sad person lol.
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Old 12-05-2011, 07:21 PM   #5
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I was one of the people that was quick to write off these, but after seeing one in person, they are a very solid piece. No real performance gains unfortunately
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Old 12-05-2011, 07:31 PM   #6
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Aaawwwww, I was trying to justify one of these... But for the price I should really be putting that money away for actual performance mods lol.
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Old 12-05-2011, 08:12 PM   #7
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darn haha, so they have no real performance gain? They do seem like they would make driving a little more interesting
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Old 12-05-2011, 09:05 PM   #8
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It's a "fun factor" mod, really.
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Old 12-05-2011, 10:29 PM   #9
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does anyone here own one? It sounds like it would be much more fun that the stock shifter
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Old 12-06-2011, 05:23 PM   #10
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Let's just say you don't want to miss a gear, results of said mistake make you look pretty bad. It happens way too easy with the stock shifter.

I don't manually shift much anymore so I haven't seriously thought about getting one. Something for the mod list someday though.

A couple guys on here have it but I can't recall their names.

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