Date Added: Tuesday 01 August, 2006
Great product, excellent quality, but beware! While the distance between the gears becomes 40% shorter, the gear shift becomes at least twice as heavy, especially into 5th. This works great for trackdays, but may get annoying during day to day driving. Also, the quick shift kit will almost certainly lead to increased wear on your gearbox. That being said, I've used the quick shift kit for about a month and I love it. So if you're into trackdays and don't mind the heavy shifting, this will be a great upgrade for your car.
The installation was easy, but putting the old shifter back in, if needed, might be more of a hassle, due to a plastic spacer that needs to be crammed back in an awkward fashion. It should still be no more than a 45 min job though. In my case (NB 1.6L), the upper boot (same as is sold here) was'nt quite right, but a little tape around the gear leaver solved the problem without incident. Since the shifter does'nt come with a replacement upper boot, I would recommend buying one. It will be very difficult to get the old boot off the old shifter in one piece! Quick tip: remember to get some transmission oil before you start. You'll need it!
Great service and quick delivery from MX5parts as always.
Rating: [4 of 5 Stars!]