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it sounds kind of dumb, but i cut my shifter rod thingy lol....took off a few inches and well...messed it up

but in the long run worked out perfect because i got a hurts shifter handle and put it on and made up the difference that was cut off....:jester:

I cut the shifter in my 03 dodge ram 5-speed. Cut 3" out of the middle of it and welded it back up. The cut and weld was under the boot so you couldn't see it and I used my stock shift knob.
 

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cutting it about the pivot ball does nothing...now if you cut below the pivot ball,add some material this moving the pivot ball up,you get a shorter throw.

A few guys in the j-body scene have done this because short shifters for cavaliers and sunflowers are no longer made.

Get creative man.:mullet:

Guess I should have specified. The reason I did it in that truck was the shifter was tall and goofy looking and also uncomfortable for my seating position. Making it shorter made it easier to shift for me.
 
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