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    can you add sport shifter?

    My local OP has a car on the floor that is tempting me. It does not have a few things that I think I am interested in. One of those is the sport shifter option. I forgot to ask my sales guy if it can be added, so I am asking here? Thanks.

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    Puffy911 said:
    My local OP has a car on the floor that is tempting me. It does not have a few things that I think I am interested in. One of those is the sport shifter option. I forgot to ask my sales guy if it can be added, so I am asking here? Thanks.



    It can, easily. It just involves changing the shift machanism attached to the shift lever inside the cabin. No work is necessary on the actual transmission.

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    I did it and love it.

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    May I add that the 996 stock shifter was *not* great so the SS option was added later by alot of guys; quite justifiably.

    It got a reputation as an almost essential improvement to the Carrera and Boxster.

    The 997 stock shifter has been described in superlative terms, seemingly lightyears beyond the 996.

    So you might do better to consider the SS on the 997 as a very specialized option and not a "must-have" upgrade.

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    I had a 996 C4S with a factory-installed short shifter, and it felt great (much better than the previous 996 I had that did not have the short shifter). When I got into a 997S earlier this year, the stock shifter felt nice, but it was definitely inferior to the 996 short shifter.

    In fact, the difference was enough to compel me to buy an OEM short shifter kit and have my dealer install it on my 997S. The 997 with short shifter feels very similar to the 996 with short shifter; in other words, while the stock 997 shifter has shorter throws than the stock 996, I think the 997 short shifter is about the same as the 996 short shifter. That's fine with me, however, because I think the short shifter is a must. It just FEELS so much better, and it may be psychological but I am able to shift more smoothly with the short shifter than without it.

    I'd definitely recommend getting it.

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    This information is for Porsche USA : Porsche Part number for the Sport Shifter is: 997-424-983-00
    Retail price is 486.89 but your price may be lower. One hour of labour is viable. Hope this helps.

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    Barrett said:
    When I got into a 997S earlier this year, the stock shifter felt nice, but it was definitely inferior to the 996 short shifter.





    Nevertheless, I'm going by the numerous mag reviews of the stock 997 shifter and I'm not overstating that they were extremely pleased with it.

    More interestingly, I have a 986S with a B&M short shifter (same as the 996) and I see almost the opposite: the 997 shifter is quite excellent and the 986S short shifter is notchier and just fine.

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    Thanks everyone for the information. I'll be talking to my sales person on Monday about the car, along with a few additions such as the SS.

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    I want one so bad

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    I thought about getting the SS when I ordered mine but didn't. If I were planning to do a lot of track time, I would. I was told by a friend who has had Porsche's for years that as far as the 997 is concerned, the SS only shortens the throw by about 15%. I actually tried one when I test drove the car but decided to save the nearly $800 U.S. option price.

    Thus far, I'm quite satisfied with the stock shifter.

    Jim

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    omeko3 said:
    I want one so bad



    Are you talking about the same thing as the other guys on this thread?

    Re: can you add sport shifter?

    One of the best Pcar options. Purchased mine at Suncoast local dealer install $150.Check EBay for best Short Shifter price.
    I wanted OEM parts.

    Re: can you add sport shifter?

    SWEET, I just got the call from my local OPC that my Short-Shifter parts have just got in and can be fitted Thu (just before my PDE day on Fri!!).

    Only ordered last week so nice and quick turn-around. I should get 10% of the parts price for being a member of PCGB, so let's see what the standard Pounds395.54 retro-fit gets knocked down to.

    Can't wait!!!

     
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