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Hello,

Just installed my numeric short shifter and want to confirm if the shifter itself needs to be at 90 degrees relative to ground. Or do you pull slightly back? The shifter seems to engage gears just fine as is, but wondering if it'll have any ill affects if I do not angle the shifter and therefore cables a certain way.

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Hello,

Just installed my numeric short shifter and want to confirm if the shifter itself needs to be at 90 degrees relative to ground. Or do you pull slightly back? The shifter seems to engage gears just fine as is, but wondering if it'll have any ill affects if I do not angle the shifter and therefore cables a certain way.

Thanks!
I used the Numeric video to install my Porsche short shifter, which came with a positioner as part of the part. You put it on the old shifter before you take the cables off, and then on the new shifter when you install it and reattach the cables. Pointless info for you except I can tell you that both cables where exactly parallel (side by side and even with each other) when they were taken off and replaced. Hope this helps.
 

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I ended up trying a few slightly different adjustments to the forward and backward positioning. It seems like you can fine tune it to what looks and feels good to you personally as long as you don't do something extreme.
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Should be the same install?
You have to do exactly the same things, regardless of the shifter. There are a few things not included in the video, I found. For example, they just pop parts off and although you have to remove all the same things, mine were really well secured in place and it was a bit unnerving to have to "gently force" them out. Secondly, there are wire bundles attached to the stock shifter base fore and aft. Apparently, if you have a pair of pliers handy, you can remove them without damage. I used the Neanderthal method. It all goes back together as it came out. A half hour job took me closer to an hour. Then I had to play with my handy work, to test it of course.
 

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I agree with you! Those parts sure didn't pop off as easily as the ones in the video. Mine were held on there pretty well, so I did like you and just took my time. The side trim on the console was especially tough to remove. I thought I was going to break something, but applied slow and steady pressure. I rewatched the video a few times to make sure I was pulling/prying things in the correct direction for the tabs to release and removing parts in the correct order.

As I was reassembling everything, I put a small dab of silicone grease on each of the tabs so it would be easier to take apart the next time. In my case it was 10 minutes later, as I wanted to adjust the forward and back positioning of the shift lever slightly. I had used the red positioning bracket (from the Porsche short shift kit), but wanted to fine tune the position a little more.

All in all, it was a nice upgrade and I'm glad I was able to do it myself. It was a nice feeling of accomplishment.
 

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my numeric did not come with any setup tools at all. just the shifter. i used the existing cables, hooked them up and selected (the only adjustment available AFAIK) the topmost hole in the stainless steel shifting rod (lowest and shortest shifting position) and that's it. didn't even have to cut the carpet as has been mentioned in a number of non-official installation instructions. AFAIK there is little or no other way to adjust it other than selecting which hole to use.

i suppose one could monkey with the interface between the black plastic christmas tree/springloaded/colored/plastic/slotted connection between the OEM cables and the OEM cable ends when reassembling but i doubt that it would make much of a difference. IDK.
 
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