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There seems to be some renewed interest in the M66 Short throw shifter so here's the deal!

These are going to cost quite a bit to get made so I need a MINIMUM of 15 paid orders to put these into production. Price for the Group buy will be $159.00 and will include shifter assembly bushings if needed. Once we have 15 commited people then I'll post up payment information and everyone who has commited can pay for the shifters. Immediately after that I'll have a run of them made and they will be available after that for the foreseeable future.

If you are interested please add your name to this thread and I'll start a list. Please don't add your name unless you're in for the group buy.

Thanks!
Kristian.

So here's what i have offer:
For those who missed my thread last week, I've been working on developing this short throw shifter for a while. I had a couple of versions that modified the shifter arm but decided to go with the modified stick version instead for several reasons, one of which is being able to shorten the height of the shifter as well as reduce the throw.

This short shifter reduces throw by roughly 25% and reduces the height of the shifter by 1" but still retains the ability to mount the stock shift knob. You do have to remove a small amount of material on the base of the shifter assembly, there's a picture of what has to be removed.

Pricing
- $159.00 plus shipping for the whole kit


Shipping-to be determined

Introductory package comes with:
  • Short Throw Shifter
  • Delrin Shifter Assembly Bushings
  • Replacement Locking clip for side to side lever
  • Installation Instructions


This is an awesome deal. Typically I sell the Delrin shifter assembly bushings for $45 a set so that means you're getting the short shifter for the equivalent of $105 plus shipping. I'll have cable-end bushings available in the future but as of now they are not available.

If you're interested in getting one of these sign up here. They'll be ready in the next 3-4 weeks. I'm having a limited number of these made so if you want to reserve yours then send me an email, I'll get you a total and you can prepay for it and reserve yours.





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The 2nd knob pictured is a TWM knob but that is not what comes with the kit and I'm not associated with TWM.







Pic of rib that needs to be removed to create the cable clearance needed.



CLICK LINK FOR VIDEO OF SHIFTER

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how long does installation take?
 

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I'd estimate 2 hours tops if you take your time...and are reasonably handy.
The center console comes out (4 screws), then you pull off the shift knob (1/4 turn to the left or right, I forget which), then unclip the spaceball, pop off the cables, 3 screws and a clip and the old shift stick is out...

Add a bit more time to swap 4 rubber mounts for Delrin hard mounts.

"Assembly is the reverse of disassembly..."

M66 shifter mechanism is well-designed for easy disassembling/service.
 

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As volvoracer mentioned It should take about 2 hours on average. I think some could get it done in an hour, others may take longer. It's pretty straightforward though see steps above.
 

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Discussion Starter · #6 · (Edited)
Hi, added some better photos of what the short shifter looks like installed. The shift lever that you see in the pics is representative of the actual product. I don't have any shots of the shifter only but I put up a picture of the bushings that are included in the kit.
 

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Nothing to really do with this short throw shift kit but...
I've bought a few things from SNABB and I've got quick shipping, a solid product and great customer service!
In fact I should be getting one 850 Post MAF pipe and short throw shift kit for the M56 tomorrow.

So +1 for SNABB
On a side note Kristian, I'm gonna keep bugging you til your S60R Post MAF pipe is ready.. :D
 

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Nothing to really do with this short throw shift kit but...
I've bought a few things from SNABB and I've got quick shipping, a solid product and great customer service!
In fact I should be getting one 850 Post MAF pipe and short throw shift kit for the M56 tomorrow.

So +1 for SNABB
On a side note Kristian, I'm gonna keep bugging you til your S60R Post MAF pipe is ready.. :D

You can blame me for some of that.

Big ups for Kristian, I've used just about all of his products and they are all top notch!!
 

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So +1 for SNABB
On a side note Kristian, I'm gonna keep bugging you til your S60R Post MAF pipe is ready.. :D
Seriousllllllllly ++++1!
 

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Discussion Starter · #10 ·
Thanks for the comments guys. I don't think many people on SS know me so I appreciate the references. My goals are to provide excellent quality parts, with outstanding customer service at reasonable prices.

Thread updated with some additional photos.
 

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I'll start the list. +1 To low Spaceball.

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Thanks for Joining Fitzy. I updated the Thread with pricing for folks who don't want or have already bought bushings from me. $140 plus shipping for the short throw shifter only.
 

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I have the shifter bushings and highly recommend them. You wouldn't think they make much of a difference but they do. I've ran them in both of my manual Volvo's.
 

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He should, we bought ours through a recent group buy on Volvospeed. I think Kristian is out for a few days on vaca right now tho...
 

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Yes absolutely you can get just the bushings. Personally I love the feel of the Delrin bushings compared to harder bushings made of metal. They are extremely smooth and direct. I am away on vacation till the 11th but be shipping orders out on the 12th. The bushings kit comes with 4 base bushings and 4 thick delrin wahsers plus detailed installation instructions for V70/S60 and V70R's/S60R's They're $45 for the set of 8.

pm if interested or email [email protected]

My website is in the final stages once it's up I'll have all the Volvo post maf intake kits, performance bushings, aftermarket silicone peices like the 3" NA TB hose, and short shift kits available through it.
 

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Hey Everyone, Just to bring closure to this thread. I'm ending the GB for these and for the time being I will not be putting these into production. If there is any interest from people in the future please let me know. Sorry Fitzy but thanks for the support : )

Thanks, Kristian
 

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Hey Everyone, Just to bring closure to this thread. I'm ending the GB for these and for the time being I will not be putting these into production. If there is any interest from people in the future please let me know. Sorry Fitzy but thanks for the support : )

Thanks, Kristian
Are you located in Ithaca NY? Cause if so I go to school in Geneva NY and If you could install I would be up for that. Just let me know, thanks
 

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Hi I do live in Ithaca but unfortunately I would need more than 2 people interested to put these into production. The upfront machining costs are just too high for me to shell out without at least 10-15 people committed to getting one.

Kristian
 

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Hi I do live in Ithaca but unfortunately I would need more than 2 people interested to put these into production. The upfront machining costs are just too high for me to shell out without at least 10-15 people committed to getting one.

Kristian
Im sorry to hear that. I guess it's bad timing with the other group buy going on with TWM. Let me know if you have some more intersting/useful R products as I'm not far away!
 
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