Is a Short Shifter Worth It?

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This week on Money Pit, we’re replacing the 26 year old oem shifter with a Short Shifter. Along the way we’ll take a look at how short shifters actually make shifts shorter and we’ll see if it’s a worthy mod.
I’m also going to start including links to all the stuff that we use on the show for anyone that wants to check them out!
Link to the short shifter kit:
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Donut Media
Donut Media 5 ամիս առաջ
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Cal Jennings
Cal Jennings 2 ամիս առաջ
Yes, I watch your videos. Haha
mrpmj00
mrpmj00 2 ամիս առաջ
Doesn't a short shifter feel heavier than stock?
Eduardo Maia Leite
Eduardo Maia Leite 4 ամիս առաջ
Dude, you changed where the heat shielding schold be. I don't know, but i think that the heat will come off the transmission and damage the shift boot, and it needs to be mounted below the shift boot to prevent that.
Morning star Garage
Morning star Garage 5 ամիս առաջ
I know u gotta f body man. Put a tick performance short throw shifter in it. You wont be dissapointed. Just put one in my trans am and I love it
Josh Romney
Josh Romney 5 ամիս առաջ
You guys should do a tutorial on shifting for beginners, that would be helpful
ace_v290
ace_v290 6 ժամ առաջ
I run a short throw dipstick on my 99 civic hatchback
Gorm Tech
Gorm Tech Օր առաջ
0:23 BrAiN.ExE.ErrOr
Schurtz Fielder
Schurtz Fielder 2 օր առաջ
What happened to science garage
Mickey Kolhorn
Mickey Kolhorn 2 օր առաջ
I drive automatic
Tony Aburto
Tony Aburto 6 օր առաջ
At 4:00 mark , when he said "BR:";#;_;AMAA" I felt that.
Elijah
Elijah 6 օր առաջ
What kind of shift knob is that?
Big Deen
Big Deen 8 օր առաջ
4:35 anyone knows what diecast is that? I want one lol
Stefan Aune
Stefan Aune 9 օր առաջ
1,77 seconds is a great time for 5speed shifting. I only made a 1,97 on my 5speed audi with a stock shifter😂 never got it right twice though
The Luigi Duck
The Luigi Duck 9 օր առաջ
6:00 why is there a foot there?
Inhuman Filth
Inhuman Filth 13 օր առաջ
Shoulda said lets get shifty lol
Nathan Benjamin
Nathan Benjamin 14 օր առաջ
If your rev hang is kind of high, won’t this have minimal impact? Asking because i think I’d like to put a short throw kit in my 2006 Impreza (na) but I’m usually done shifting and waiting for revs to drop before i let clutch out anyways. I just don’t feel like the shifting itself is the limiting factor.
E. Fo
E. Fo 15 օր առաջ
next time I will watch this video, I'll count how many times you use the word "shifter" 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂
Ninety Four Moto
Ninety Four Moto 17 օր առաջ
Wasn't worth it on my WRX, ended up having to replace it because it kept giving me problems.
Charles Bell
Charles Bell 24 օր առաջ
The Brad Leone of the car world
Cooper Moreton
Cooper Moreton 26 օր առաջ
The real question is did u actuall drop all 3 in their is whats important 🤔 😏 👀 😌
Michael Ignatovich
Michael Ignatovich Ամիս առաջ
We need a short throw shifter for our miata, where did you get yours?
Enrique Rodriguez
Enrique Rodriguez Ամիս առաջ
Gotta keep that smile on ur face..lol
87Fox
87Fox Ամիս առաջ
An inch off your shift travel length doesn’t mean much if u shift lightning fast
Harrison Ormes
Harrison Ormes Ամիս առաջ
Anybody have a clue what shift knobs he is using?
Ninety Four Moto
Ninety Four Moto Ամիս առաջ
The guy that put a short shifter on my WRX was a fucking idiot. Had to take that shit back to factory to get it to shift correctly. No fucking clue how he jacked it up.
Justin Sarvela
Justin Sarvela Ամիս առաջ
is a new shifter knob worth it? we'll never know because he changed it off-screen lmao
Zaid Almaaita
Zaid Almaaita Ամիս առաջ
Yes short throw shifters get rid of the time needed to shift gears, but I still wanna sound as smooth as a symphony, I don't wanna be a savage and shift like this 4:02
Konstantin
Konstantin Ամիս առաջ
Schwifty
Laurence De vries
Laurence De vries Ամիս առաջ
Where did you get that gear knob from ?
GC faresjoumaa
GC faresjoumaa Ամիս առաջ
Who else likes manuel more then auto
MickeyDee
MickeyDee Ամիս առաջ
Ive got a Hurst short throw shifter in my VE Commodore SSV (pontiac G8) and its night and day difference compared to stock. Worth its weight in gold.
Retarded Drip
Retarded Drip Ամիս առաջ
I thought he was dying when he was demonstrating the timing of shifts between short throw shifters and long throw shifters
Flyssa
Flyssa Ամիս առաջ
Man your Dash looks AWESOME
Dusty Water
Dusty Water Ամիս առաջ
My girlfriend said she hated my short shifter. Bruh i dont even own a car 😂🤣😂🤣. . . wait
Marco Ramos
Marco Ramos Ամիս առաջ
shorter shift is not good if u want to sit on it
Enno and Nimie
Enno and Nimie Ամիս առաջ
Lets get shiftyyyyy lets get shiftyyy in hereeee
Ethan Supnet
Ethan Supnet Ամիս առաջ
3:55 now i understand thanks for that that really strengthen my knowledge
Mohammad Sanee
Mohammad Sanee Ամիս առաջ
i got an add while i was watching donut media's sponsor add...
Greg Polyakov
Greg Polyakov Ամիս առաջ
*installs short throw shifter* *installs longer shift knob rendering the shifter useless*
Josel Angeles
Josel Angeles Ամիս առաջ
What’s the shiftknob brand
T G
T G Ամիս առաջ
I'm jealous of how easily that center console comes out. I drive a 500 abarth and there's like a bajiznilitillion screwes holding that thing in
J D
J D Ամիս առաջ
Absolutely worth it !!!! Easier shifts too.
FuryQueen380
FuryQueen380 Ամիս առաջ
6:21 I want the M12 tool mount on the wall in the garage
Christopher Vick
Christopher Vick Ամիս առաջ
Shift happens.
Jeffrey Espinal
Jeffrey Espinal Ամիս առաջ
Wish changing mine was as easy
Kenneth Williams
Kenneth Williams Ամիս առաջ
What about a hearse shift? Not sure if that is the correct name but it's the one where it basically just shifts by going straight back and up to downshift? Maybe you could help us understand what double clutching is.
Trump
Trump 2 ամիս առաջ
Hell yes. One of the most effective, easiest to install, and cheapest mods that won’t effect your warranty.
t0e
t0e 2 ամիս առաջ
Anyone know what that white shifter is?
EdieDa SAVAGE123
EdieDa SAVAGE123 2 ամիս առաջ
One of my favorite host
JannyUK
JannyUK 2 ամիս առաջ
How about a video gear/shift knob? If certain ones are better? Heavier? Longer?
Cristian Salas
Cristian Salas 2 ամիս առաջ
You should do a video going corn fuel 🌽
Sander Weide
Sander Weide 2 ամիս առաջ
Let's get shifty ~Rick Sanchez
Wyit 54
Wyit 54 2 ամիս առաջ
Sally sells short throw shifters down by the sea shore
Rowen Akers
Rowen Akers 2 ամիս առաջ
You can call it what you want but the shifter is a dildo
Lost Eye
Lost Eye 2 ամիս առաջ
Every time I see something on this channel what seems cool for my car I see the price and realize that ain’t happenin
Haciox
Haciox 2 ամիս առաջ
Yoo where can I buy that donut deck i saw it in the background looks lit
jakov
jakov 2 ամիս առաջ
next mod miata seats
Chris Pad
Chris Pad 2 ամիս առաջ
He Reminds me of a Paul walker
SBG Cinematics
SBG Cinematics 2 ամիս առաջ
Woah at 1:50 he looks like Peter McKinnon!!
Steven Goerdat
Steven Goerdat 2 ամիս առաջ
"Let's do this SHIFT"😂
Aaqib Hassan
Aaqib Hassan 2 ամիս առաջ
But the short shifter looks taller than the old one
Sergej Nadaždin
Sergej Nadaždin 2 ամիս առաջ
Are you willing to sell that Donut skate in the background?
radioactive potato
radioactive potato 2 ամիս առաջ
The miata stock shifter that was smaller then the short shifter: You have become what you wanted to destroy.
HyuYang
HyuYang 2 ամիս առաջ
4:02
opeboi
opeboi 2 ամիս առաջ
This channel is very interesting to me and I always feel like I learn something while also being entertained, I wish school was as engaging as this for me so I would actually do good in class lol.
Th3 Charger
Th3 Charger 2 ամիս առաջ
2:45 maybe wanna get some new seats 💺 bud... it’s kinda looking a little pre-owned if you know what I mean
Nathan Weber
Nathan Weber 2 ամիս առաջ
This is great, for the feel it’s the greatest mod. Combine this with a gear lever extension and you feel the connection there!
E - Thangs
E - Thangs 2 ամիս առաջ
Why did he look so blowed at the begining
justin preddie
justin preddie 2 ամիս առաջ
Instructions unclear, why does my car sound like that now?
Asmodeus
Asmodeus 2 ամիս առաջ
I'll stick with my Looooong one. I like my blue truck and the shifter was a good foot and half long. Had to be since the shifter came out of the floorboard almost below my knee.
Asmodeus
Asmodeus 2 ամիս առաջ
Time to 'Get Shifty'
Angelica Lopez
Angelica Lopez 2 ամիս առաջ
Meanwhile my biggest bottleneck is just waiting for the revs to drop from first to second. It takes like 2-3 seconds.
War Dog
War Dog 2 ամիս առաջ
i love this miata build
Ricardo Alexandre
Ricardo Alexandre 2 ամիս առաջ
Thank you I needed this
ExtremePlayer28
ExtremePlayer28 2 ամիս առաջ
3:59 Everyone’s car
Pizza Boi
Pizza Boi 2 ամիս առաջ
"When you drive a car you shift a lot!" *laughs in Regera*
tortuga _
tortuga _ 2 ամիս առաջ
I didn’t get it until he made the engine noises
Alton Caldwell
Alton Caldwell 2 ամիս առաջ
3:53 basically the jist of the video
E30 Mikey
E30 Mikey 2 ամիս առաջ
Short throw on a Miata is pointless
Troy McNamara
Troy McNamara 2 ամիս առաջ
I'd be interested to see you get the car appraised and see what it's valued at. Show how much of a "money pit" it really is! lol
Juan Cisneros
Juan Cisneros 2 ամիս առաջ
Peep the camera equipment buckled in.
Alex Hunniford
Alex Hunniford 2 ամիս առաջ
Quarantine got me finna depressed
ImStian
ImStian 2 ամիս առաջ
just drive an automatic, you shift instantly
Nils Kernen
Nils Kernen 2 ամիս առաջ
Min 4.9 what the Frick happened to your seat
John Nickel
John Nickel 2 ամիս առաջ
Zach reminds me so much of my nephew lol
KckDwn
KckDwn 2 ամիս առաջ
3:53 this is why we watch...
Ryan Peck
Ryan Peck 2 ամիս առաջ
Seriously reduced a big percentage of the improvement by putting a longer shift knob on there...wtf
Leehan Catipay
Leehan Catipay 2 ամիս առաջ
automatic boiz crying rn
Cup of Joe
Cup of Joe 2 ամիս առաջ
He would've been ok measuring new throw with a different shift knob.
PLAY TANIYEL!
PLAY TANIYEL! 2 ամիս առաջ
Guys, in italy i can't find them, i can find only L short shifters that I hyto install in the engine...
Justin Holmes
Justin Holmes 2 ամիս առաջ
I put a short shifter in my 02 Z28 and I'm not sure I'm any faster but it sure does have a better feel to shifting!!
Kroams
Kroams 2 ամիս առաջ
This show makes me wanna drop out of my aviation program and transfer to an automotive program
TheBruise XJ
TheBruise XJ 2 ամիս առաջ
stuck under the hood of your project car Me: *looks at curb/driveway/garage full of project vehicles* "haha yeah :("
Bishh Boy
Bishh Boy 2 ամիս առաջ
What drugs are you on
Matteo p
Matteo p 2 ամիս առաջ
Why not installing a sequential transmission
McThePopCornPig
McThePopCornPig 2 ամիս առաջ
Let’s get shwifty
Christopher Bona
Christopher Bona 2 ամիս առաջ
The opening shoulda been " let's get shifty with it "
Joshua Gee
Joshua Gee 2 ամիս առաջ
The grind into 2nd gear 😭😭
Icaro Santos
Icaro Santos 3 ամիս առաջ
Hand started WAYYY closer to the shift knob on the short shifter run
Kobe Rodriguez
Kobe Rodriguez 3 ամիս առաջ
I think you put the heat insulation on backwards
Kobe Rodriguez
Kobe Rodriguez 3 ամիս առաջ
In
Enrique Sanjurjo
Enrique Sanjurjo 3 ամիս առաջ
How to drastically lower the lifespan of your gearbox and clutch in exchange of looking a bit more like moronic driver hahaha
Enrique Sanjurjo
Enrique Sanjurjo 3 ամիս առաջ
Dropping bolts into car's moving parts... Best mechanic practices [ironic mode on]
zoe jordan
zoe jordan 3 ամիս առաջ
The strong reason why you feel all the mechanical click and performance shift feels is because of the new bushings..
Suzhou Chen
Suzhou Chen 3 ամիս առաջ
11:25 a short shifter would be pointless if your foot is that slow on clutch. XD
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