JB motoring shifter for the FK8...

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I use the Megane mostly for track (Nurburgring) , with a shorter shifter you got to reach further with your hand and with this big boy it's just near the steering wheel and it also gives a better feeling , it shifts a bit shorter and very precise..

Any chance you have more info or feed back on this shifter assembly? Havnt found much info in it and am very interested in learning more about that product.



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Lol that would be a sweet height for a sequential shifter. To me the oem shifter is perfect. Plus I love how the housing sits higher up. After driving this a lot, if I go into my old Si it feels like I'm changing gears down on the floor since it sits much lower.

I have a pretty big palm so in my R I can rest my hand on the boot and my thumb still reaches over top of the knob. Not the ideal shift position, just a lazy one. I make sure not to rest my hand on the shifter if I'm not changing gears.

I might try a different shifter, or knob at least at some point, but the OEM has a pretty perfect feel to me all things considered. A whole different shifter could make it smoother, but it does flow really well as is. Definitely the easiest standard car I've ever driven, though that's mostly due to the clutch
 
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I paid around 700 dollar for this shifter but I live in Europe , don't know what shippingcosts are to the USA and that you have to pay importtaxes.. Install is straight forward , no cutting or drilling , I even mounted a bigger shiftknob on it :drive:

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I paid around 700 dollar for this shifter but I live in Europe , don't know what shippingcosts are to the USA and that you have to pay importtaxes.. Install is straight forward , no cutting or drilling , I even mounted a bigger shiftknob on it :drive:

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this is interesting. it looks very similar to the CAE but the CAE assembly requires cutting the shifter cables by exactly 12mm, making this a very attractive proposition.
did you use your stock shifter cables for the install?
 
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this is interesting. it looks very similar to the CAE but the CAE assembly requires cutting the shifter cables by exactly 12mm, making this a very attractive proposition.
did you use your stock shifter cables for the install?
Yes , no cutting needed for anything , straight swap.....
 

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this is interesting. it looks very similar to the CAE but the CAE assembly requires cutting the shifter cables by exactly 12mm, making this a very attractive proposition.
did you use your stock shifter cables for the install?
My exact thoughts. Being a bolt on with no mods does make this more attractive then the CAE.
 
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Only a little shorter but very precise shifting ....
 

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Hmm, Interesting! - What's the purpose of the cable / tube running up from the base? Is it some kind of accessible adjuster?
 

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just noticed this thread. Seems to look identical to CAE. Curious what the differences are? CAE you need to cut the shifter cables. JB you don't. But other then that - they look almost identical.

Can some with the JB or CAE post a YouTube video of it in use in a CTR?
 

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JB seems to be CAE "inspired" and the mechanism utilizes the same architecture, but the two shifters are not identical. If you look at the frame you can see that CAE is probably a lot more rigid as it has a plate acting as stiffening bridge, also CAE utilizes two base plates to further increase the rigidity of the whole assembly. From just looking at the pictures can't really say anything about the overall quality and tolerances on the JB, however CAE shifters are in general of exceptional quality, everything fits super tight, tolerances and slack are minimal and the frame is very rigid. Cutting the OEM cables and replacing plastic parts with metal also seems like a plus to me. Also - on the JB the shift knob seems to sit higher than on the CAE, which is probably overkill for any daily driving (the CAE knob height is already very high).
 

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I bet they would sell more shifters if they offered a "race" and a "street" version of different heights.
 

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