Installed Civic Type R shift lever in my Si

  1. boochi

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    I just ordered the older CTR assembly and acuity bits for it. I'm not sure i would buy the 2020 assembly yet. From what I've gathered the Acuity short throw adapter and the factory CTR assembly are about as short as you should safely go. Any shorter you run the risk of stretching the factory shift linkage cables. Now the new 2020 CTR assembly might be shorter (2-5% i'm guessing ). Now you are putting 2-5% more stretch on the factory Si shift cables. Is that right?
     
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    i guess we wouldnt really know how short it is until it gets released.
    I think earlier in this thread (could be another tho) acuity short shift adapter for the SI shifter is shorter than the stock CTR per Acuity.
    Great reminder though because i do remember Acuity mentioning that any shorter could stress the cables too far!

    Although does the Acuity short shifter setup (the $500 one) come with new cables? cause that shit is short! haha
     
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    I plan on doing this install with my brother whenever he has time to help me out later on this week.

    We installed the Acuity shifter bushings about two months ago and it made my shifts feel very smooth and no more 2nd gear crunch.

    I hope the CTR shifter and acuity parts make a nice little difference as well. Thought about getting the short shifter but eh, not for me.

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    If all goes well i will be doing the same this things weekend haha. Just hope i get the package by this weekend.
     
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    Our full shifters don't include new cables. The reason we are able to achieve the short throws on our shifter with stock cables is that we change the cable orientation to be better suited to the lever-arm length required for short throws. On an OEM shifter, you can't change the angle the cable mounts to the shifter, so it limits the max reduction of throws you can achieve using the stock frame.

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    Thanks for the clarification!
     
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    Very well put and thoroughly explained as usual,
    Thanks Russ!
     
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