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Are you finding the console buttons just ahead of the shifter to be distracting or get in the way? In my 987 with factory short-throw shifter option (they had then, no more) I like to rest my wrist on the center console just ahead of the shifter-boot and grasp the shifter-knob sideways -- like an ice-cream cone -- and slot it with a flick of the wrist.

On the new car it looks like there are selector buttons right where one's wrist would rest. There was no manual avail. for my test drive.....so I need your help please!

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Are you finding the console buttons just ahead of the shifter to be distracting or get in the way? In my 987 with factory short-throw shifter option (they had then, no more) I like to rest my wrist on the center console just ahead of the shifter-boot and grasp the shifter-knob sideways -- like an ice-cream cone -- and slot it with a flick of the wrist.

On the new car it looks like there are selector buttons right where one's wrist would rest. There was no manual avail. for my test drive.....so I need your help please!

Cheers,
--Jon
Not exactly sure of the positioning your describing, but I have no issue with the switches interfering with my moving the shift lever regardless of how I hold it. In fact, it's the classic "shifter fall readily to hand" trope.
 

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thanks for reply. Can you tell me, what is the little silver metal-looking rectangular tab I see in pictures, right where the center console meets the shifter-boot section. In some photos it appears to be standing on edge as if it were a flip-up cover for the top-position switches. But in other photos it appears almost be a flat tag attached to lower edge of the leather boot, like a nameplate. Or perhaps I'm misreading it entirely?
 

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thanks for reply. Can you tell me, what is the little silver metal-looking rectangular tab I see in pictures, right where the center console meets the shifter-boot section. In some photos it appears to be standing on edge as if it were a flip-up cover for the top-position switches. But in other photos it appears almost be a flat tag attached to lower edge of the leather boot, like a nameplate. Or perhaps I'm misreading it entirely?
It is a nameplate. It has 718 on it and has no affect on my shifting. Hope that helps.
 

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I just had the short-throw shifter installed on my (manual) 718 Boxster S. The switch from the standard shifter to the short-throw one is very noticeable and it is much better! The shifter engages with more precision (less sloppiness) and falls more readily to hand. Also, the shift travel is shorter with about the same amount of effort required as the standard one. I always thought that the standard shifter was too tall and the new shorter one is just about perfect in all respects. Now, my 718's manual shifter is (almost) as good as my Miata's shifter!
 

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I just had the short-throw shifter installed on my (manual) 718 Boxster S.
I didn't think there was a factory short-throw option for the 718....didn't see it in the 2017 configuration app anyway. Is yours after-market?

I had the factory short-throw option on my 987S, it was noticeably improved from my previous 996's, but honestly I find my 718 shifter about the same in this context of length-of-throw (it's better for tactile feel when slotting-in). Figured Porsche just engineered a shorter throw into their newer manual boxes.....
 

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I didn't think there was a factory short-throw option for the 718....didn't see it in the 2017 configuration app anyway. Is yours after-market?

I had the factory short-throw option on my 987S, it was noticeably improved from my previous 996's, but honestly I find my 718 shifter about the same in this context of length-of-throw (it's better for tactile feel when slotting-in). Figured Porsche just engineered a shorter throw into their newer manual boxes.....
It’s the GT4 shifter.
 

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I ordered mine from Suncoast. Yes, it's the GT4 shifter, so everything about it is the same as the mechanism that came in my car except it's 20mm lower. Took me 45 minutes to install, taking my time. Single best upgrade I've made for improving the driving experience. They really should be stock.
 
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