Is a Short Shifter Worth It?

5. Kol 2020.
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This week on Money Pit, we’re replacing the 26 year old oem shifter with a Short Shifter. Along the way we’ll take a look at how short shifters actually make shifts shorter and we’ll see if it’s a worthy mod.
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Link to the short shifter kit:
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  • The first 100 people to go to www.blinkist.com/donutmedia are going to get unlimited access for 1 week to try it out. You’ll also get 25% off if you want the full membership!

    Donut MediaDonut MediaPrije 2 mjeseci
    • Yes, I watch your videos. Haha

      Cal JenningsCal JenningsPrije 8 dana
    • Doesn't a short shifter feel heavier than stock?

      mrpmj00mrpmj00Prije 9 dana
    • Dude, you changed where the heat shielding schold be. I don't know, but i think that the heat will come off the transmission and damage the shift boot, and it needs to be mounted below the shift boot to prevent that.

      Eduardo Maia LeiteEduardo Maia LeitePrije mjesec
    • I know u gotta f body man. Put a tick performance short throw shifter in it. You wont be dissapointed. Just put one in my trans am and I love it

      Morning star GarageMorning star GaragePrije 2 mjeseci
    • You guys should do a tutorial on shifting for beginners, that would be helpful

      Josh RomneyJosh RomneyPrije 2 mjeseci
  • Min 4.9 what the Frick happened to your seat

    Nils KernenNils KernenPrije 20 sati
  • Zach reminds me so much of my nephew lol

    John NickelJohn NickelPrije dan
  • 3:53 this is why we watch...

    KckDwnKckDwnPrije dan
  • Seriously reduced a big percentage of the improvement by putting a longer shift knob on there...wtf

    Ryan PeckRyan PeckPrije dan
  • automatic boiz crying rn

    LEEH4NCLEEH4NCPrije dan
  • He would've been ok measuring new throw with a different shift knob.

    Cup of JoeCup of JoePrije 2 dana
  • Guys, in italy i can't find them, i can find only L short shifters that I hyto install in the engine...

    PLAY TANIYEL!PLAY TANIYEL!Prije 2 dana
  • I put a short shifter in my 02 Z28 and I'm not sure I'm any faster but it sure does have a better feel to shifting!!

    Justin HolmesJustin HolmesPrije 4 dana
  • This show makes me wanna drop out of my aviation program and transfer to an automotive program

    KroamsKroamsPrije 5 dana
  • stuck under the hood of your project car Me: *looks at curb/driveway/garage full of project vehicles* "haha yeah :("

    TheBruise XJTheBruise XJPrije 5 dana
  • What drugs are you on

    Bishh BoyBishh BoyPrije 5 dana
  • Why not installing a sequential transmission

    Matteo pMatteo pPrije 7 dana
  • Let’s get shwifty

    McThePopCornPigMcThePopCornPigPrije 7 dana
  • The opening shoulda been " let's get shifty with it "

    Christopher BonaChristopher BonaPrije 8 dana
  • The grind into 2nd gear 😭😭

    Joshua GeeJoshua GeePrije 8 dana
  • Hand started WAYYY closer to the shift knob on the short shifter run

    Icaro SantosIcaro SantosPrije 10 dana
  • I think you put the heat insulation on backwards

    Kobe RodriguezKobe RodriguezPrije 10 dana
    • In

      Kobe RodriguezKobe RodriguezPrije 10 dana
  • How to drastically lower the lifespan of your gearbox and clutch in exchange of looking a bit more like moronic driver hahaha

    Enrique SanjurjoEnrique SanjurjoPrije 12 dana
  • Dropping bolts into car's moving parts... Best mechanic practices [ironic mode on]

    Enrique SanjurjoEnrique SanjurjoPrije 12 dana
  • The strong reason why you feel all the mechanical click and performance shift feels is because of the new bushings..

    zoe jordanzoe jordanPrije 12 dana
  • 11:25 a short shifter would be pointless if your foot is that slow on clutch. XD

    Suzhou ChenSuzhou ChenPrije 12 dana
  • 3:05 wait that’s it?

    DSQueenieDSQueeniePrije 12 dana
  • Meanwhile my biggest bottleneck is just waiting for the revs to drop from first to second. It takes like 2-3 seconds.

    LazerLord10LazerLord10Prije 13 dana
    • The rev hang on my 2015 Wrx is just as bad . Only solution I can think of is shifting in lower rpms and enjoy 2-3 gears

      Acdeportivo2Acdeportivo2Prije 4 dana
    • @LazerLord10 maybe I can be tuned out if it's a feature

      down baddown badPrije 11 dana
    • @Isaac Salazar Double-whammy for me is that my car has a 'feature' where the idle point changes depending on if the engine is warm or cold, so the revs sometimes drop super fast, and other times not at all. I guess I just need to be more gradual with the clutch from 1st to second.

      LazerLord10LazerLord10Prije 11 dana
    • My 2012 si does that too. I hate it

      Isaac SalazarIsaac SalazarPrije 12 dana
  • why its only measure inches in your tape measurements? no centimeters?

    lazuardi imanilazuardi imaniPrije 14 dana
  • ” it should shorten up our shifts let me show you ” that’s a tounge twister

    LMAOPicturesLMAOPicturesPrije 16 dana
  • who tf is giving this a thumbs down?

    Sergio ParraSergio ParraPrije 17 dana
  • Not according to my ex girlfriend. Boom self roast.

    JewGhostPDXJewGhostPDXPrije 19 dana
  • No they aren't worth it, in fact they'll like destroy one's transmission sooner. If one wants to shift quickly, get a sequential gearbox with straight cut gears and live with the noise.

    Robin AinscoughRobin AinscoughPrije 19 dana
  • Totally offtopic but can anyone give name of song at 9:26? It's stuck in my mind😭

    Shaswat DasShaswat DasPrije 20 dana
  • Let’s get shifty with it

    Turbro LifeTurbro LifePrije 20 dana
  • Ewww gross, I learned something.

    melloyellogsxrmelloyellogsxrPrije 21 dan
  • Ahhh yes. Ad after an ad 😂

    Ashton ColesAshton ColesPrije 21 dan
  • Is there a reason to get a short throw shifter if you don't also get a lighter flywheel? I find that often (especially in my 5 speed) I'm limited by how quickly the car will rev up or down, not how quickly I can shift.

    Paul CyrPaul CyrPrije 22 dana
  • Dude I love how donut use to talk about cars! These hedfones tho

    TjTjPrije 22 dana
  • It's time to get shifty in here

    David KuselDavid KuselPrije 23 dana
  • 4.08 Bro that seat tho

    Hellz SentHellz SentPrije 24 dana
  • Amazing video bro. I wasn’t Sure about changing my shifter to a short shifter but, It looks simple, easy and worth it to do.

    Jassiel SalazarJassiel SalazarPrije 25 dana
  • Yes The short shifter will make shifting more efficient and quicker, even the gearbox will wear less. Everything to say.

    ExtremeRacer 879ExtremeRacer 879Prije 26 dana
  • Looks like I'm gettin a short shifter for my SI 😎

    AnthonyAnthonyPrije 27 dana
  • Either I'm not shifting into gear or my transmission is broken I can shift from 1 to 5 in 1.52 with stock shifter

    it's WraithyY Tit's WraithyY TPrije 27 dana
  • Mom: Go and play with the neighbour's kid. *The neighbour's kid* 3:55

    Keshan NaickerKeshan NaickerPrije 29 dana
  • This show makes me happy

    MarioMalifiMarioMalifiPrije 29 dana
  • im trying to find one for my 89 honda prelude any one got any ideas?

    ELwascoELwascoPrije mjesec
  • Short throw in my 01 integra felt good but the addition of a heavy knob made it feel amazing (skunk2 shifter and knob)

    HorrorBsnsHorrorBsnsPrije mjesec
  • I bought me a new car for my birthday back in March. Of course its a manual, but to this date I still do not have a short shifter in it. This is the longest I have driven a manual with out one installed. I finally found a company that sells one for this car but they are backordered lol :(

    paul ppaul pPrije mjesec
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    Natasha OljanukNatasha OljanukPrije mjesec
  • How to shift faster when my car just equipped with paddle shift

    kinminkinminPrije mjesec
  • Can i have your Miata

    Kevin NunezKevin NunezPrije mjesec
  • Great video man!

    deadly playerdeadly playerPrije mjesec
  • I have a 2000 Frontier. Long ass throw. I can still shift him pretty quickly

    Big JohnBig JohnPrije mjesec
  • the shifter on my truck is a foot and a half long so, i dont think im in competition

    harrison coreyharrison coreyPrije mjesec
  • Really late, but lets get this shift would have been an awesome intro

    KernoKernoPrije mjesec
  • Tried this on my Bimmer. It worked, but I eventually put back the original one.

    Alex DiaconescuAlex DiaconescuPrije mjesec
  • Any one tells me what’s that zip for?

    轉身射個三分波加橙皮轉身射個三分波加橙皮Prije mjesec
  • You need a lightweight flywheel and 6 puck sprung clutch to help the gears switch really fast.

    ASMR JamesASMR JamesPrije mjesec
  • I’ve got a 1990 miata and the outside of mine is decently better than this one, but I’m jealous of how good your interior looks 😪

    Ryan TRyan TPrije mjesec
  • Thanx, now i need a short shifter🤣🤣

    Rens VerhoefRens VerhoefPrije mjesec
  • Anyone know how tall he is? I wanna get a MSM but I’m 6’2 and idk if I’m gonna fit!

    FiendFiendPrije mjesec
  • Really, it is all about how they feel. I got an ST, and the first time I felt another ST with a short throw shifter, I wanted one. It makes daily driving my car so much more enjoyable as everything is tight and precise, no more loose and sloppiness.

    Colin OlsenColin OlsenPrije mjesec
  • 350 for the kit? wow

    SerarciSerarciPrije mjesec
  • 1.6 seconds in a 6 speed stock throw and i dont even drive okay

    TL BCTL BCPrije mjesec
  • Take it to the next level get a Voodoo shift Knob, and just rock your wrist! And, feel everything through the billet aluminum!

    Tony CalabroTony CalabroPrije mjesec
  • I’m sure somebody already asked, but if the heat shielding was on the inside of the boot on the take apart, why did you put it on the outside of the boot on the reinstall?

    Sawyer FisherSawyer FisherPrije mjesec
  • Yellow shift knob would look great

    Jeremy RappJeremy RappPrije mjesec
  • Should have said, "Let's get shifty swifty".

    FalenAnjelFalenAnjelPrije mjesec
  • Lets get shifty

    Cory McGrathCory McGrathPrije mjesec
  • Zach is the CEO of "might as well replace it while we're here."

    ??????????Prije mjesec
  • a short shifter will also make it harder to find gears..the gates will be closer together. The miata already has a pretty short shift throw...but easy to change back. The improved feel in shifting can also be from replacing the worn parts.

    JimfJimfPrije mjesec
  • 3:57 If you don't have time to waste just skip to this part of the video. Pretty much sums everything up and makes you wonder why the video needed to be 12:31 long in the first place.

    mohlomphehimohlomphehiPrije mjesec
  • This may be a stupid question, but does one kind of short throw shifter work on every/most cars? and if not is there a time limit or a year in which they are or are not usable? asking for a 1969 MGB because every time I look at the forums all anyone talk about is cutting down the shifter which I don't want to do if I don't have to.

    Gavin O'MalleyGavin O'MalleyPrije mjesec
  • A Shorter stick means your have to reach further to change gear.. That's a fact btw.

    RR PLAN CRR PLAN CPrije mjesec
  • DAM HEAD INJURY, I can't remember doing it, to my Honda civic, AHHH VTEC baby, if on a open road.

    Denis SoDenis SoPrije mjesec
  • Plus, you have new shifter!

    gsom7gsom7Prije mjesec
  • Is that an old passwordjdm shift knob? I want it.

    _D_Loera_D_LoeraPrije mjesec
  • Does anyone know where to find rack and pinion for Miata ?

    Edwyn MontielEdwyn MontielPrije mjesec
  • Short-short throw shifter is just an automatic transmission.

    Weary BerryWeary BerryPrije mjesec
  • I was today years old when I realized that Zach and Jeremiah were different people 😬

    Michael AguilarMichael AguilarPrije mjesec
  • #Chrisfix already had an episode on short-shifter.... And Zach's video is quite similar to his....btw it was three years ago...

    Z MalikZ MalikPrije mjesec
  • I miss my Miata

    NoLift CommitNoLift CommitPrije mjesec
  • I installed a short shifter on my cvt

    Boyka SaitamaBoyka SaitamaPrije 2 mjeseci
  • Why dose this remind me of a Chris fix video but more know channel no offense chris fix

    Joe HarlowJoe HarlowPrije 2 mjeseci
    • Getting a Tesla but still watched this

      bouytt guytbouytt guytPrije mjesec
  • I like this guy’s energy

    The WiseassessThe WiseassessPrije 2 mjeseci
    • MMMM BRRRRRRMMMMMMBRRRRRRMMMMMMM “you can till which ones better”

      eioshen boboieioshen boboiPrije 2 mjeseci
  • Love Money Pit!

    CTtheGamerr 2.0CTtheGamerr 2.0Prije 2 mjeseci
    • I chose blinklist to 'how to fall in love'

      kolim jonekolim jonePrije 2 mjeseci
  • "Hey guys, ChrisFix here!"

    Arnab ChowdhuryArnab ChowdhuryPrije 2 mjeseci
    • MMMM BRRRRRRMMMMMMBRRRRRRMMMMMMM “you can till which ones better”

      bouytt guytbouytt guytPrije mjesec
  • I was waiting for Eddie to ask for the fluid too

    Dillan HamiltonDillan HamiltonPrije 2 mjeseci
  • I'm having a shortshifter in my RX-8 for years now. I still love it. Just like he says, gear changes feel so "crisp". You need more power to change gears because the shorter leverage, but that makes it feel so good!

    dezpotizmOFheavendezpotizmOFheavenPrije 2 mjeseci
    • Totally. Same on my supercharged Miata. Very crisp. It's a longer style so it doesn't take much force

      SlenderYamSlenderYamPrije mjesec
  • Short Shifters FTW. Fuck automatic cars

    HDGHDGPrije 2 mjeseci
  • Having the bottom part (below ball joint) longer will work better however, having the top part longer is even better. The idea is to have the gear nob about 4” from the steering wheel so that you reduce the time taken by your hand to jump from the wheel to the knob. Like it is on an elise. Several people tried these shifter on elise and they were slower than stock. Put a short shifter with a longer knob to keep the oem knob position, they were faster and very precised

    fentuzfentuzPrije 2 mjeseci
    • I was waiting to see that nut ya dropped work it’s way loose on the drive, lol. Did ya fish that thing out? : )

      bocoy noiubocoy noiuPrije 2 mjeseci
  • this mod is worthless unless you like replacing transmissions and it wont save you from getting smoked on the highway save your money get a turbo this mod will destroy your synchro gears

    slay simpsslay simpsPrije 2 mjeseci
  • Usually find it fun to see your videos but this time i got slightly triggered since you put the heat insulation in the wrong side of the shiftboot would you please change that for me? :)

    ShuheiShuheiPrije 2 mjeseci
  • Anyone know what that white shifter is called, I want it on my miata too! Or maybe a link to one like it :)

    Thomas PetersThomas PetersPrije 2 mjeseci
  • needs to improve his "miata sounds"

    lab zeelab zeePrije 2 mjeseci
    • these years

      kolim jonekolim jonePrije 2 mjeseci
  • MMMM BRRRRRRMMMMMMBRRRRRRMMMMMMM “you can till which ones better”

    bouytt guytbouytt guytPrije 2 mjeseci
  • Does chrisfix aprove?

    B3lly100 GammerrB3lly100 GammerrPrije 2 mjeseci
    • I like a short shifter just cause it's less work. Less fatigue makes the car more enjoyable to drive.

      kolim jonekolim jonePrije 2 mjeseci
  • MMMM BRRRRRRMMMMMMBRRRRRRMMMMMMM “you can till which ones better”

    kolim jonekolim jonePrije 2 mjeseci
    • Next up, closer pedals for that sweet sweet heel toe action

      bouytt guytbouytt guytPrije 2 mjeseci
  • Getting a Tesla but still watched this

    HollowrunHollowrunPrije 2 mjeseci
  • I chose blinklist to 'how to fall in love'

    Gautham SureshGautham SureshPrije 2 mjeseci
    • Street car trying to get half sec faster lmao, get an auto

      kolim jonekolim jonePrije 2 mjeseci
  • 03:55 do you guys sell those Donut balls? I want to stick on on my miata antenna lol

    - A Sharp -- A Sharp -Prije 2 mjeseci
  • MMMM BRRRRRRMMMMMMBRRRRRRMMMMMMM “you can till which ones better”

    asioe kiouasioe kiouPrije 2 mjeseci
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