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    Gear shift shortener

    Anyone tried this, or ordered one?
    http://www.opel-tuning.co.uk/?View=p...=&lvid=&mid=86

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    Re: Gear shift shortener

    Boy that's tough to read. I've found so much stuff available for the Insignias, I hope the market comes around for us too.

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    Re: Gear shift shortener

    I would sure be interested in one. Frankly, I think a short shifter and limited slip would do more for this car's performance than a tune.

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    Re: Gear shift shortener

    Does the Regal have the button to engage reverse like the Verano?
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    Re: Gear shift shortener

    Yes it has the button and reverse is to the left
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    Re: Gear shift shortener

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    Re: Gear shift shortener

    It still defaults to German, but just click on the British flag at the top to change to English.
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    Re: Gear shift shortener

    We are definitely in need of this part...but for $282.00 USD shipped, it's alittle pricey. Hopefully we can get another manufacturer to step up and produce this.
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    Re: Gear shift shortener

    Quote Originally Posted by Walt G View Post
    It still defaults to German, but just click on the British flag at the top to change to English.
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    Dutch.

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    Re: Gear shift shortener

    Quote Originally Posted by MIDUN View Post
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    Dutch.
    You are right, the default is Dutch, not German. Oops.

    In any case, that shifter does look like a very nice piece, although I agree that $280-ish is a bit steep.

    Someone should try to get a bulk discount on that one... perhaps someone that speaks Dutch.

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    Re: Gear shift shortener

    Quote Originally Posted by Walt G View Post
    You are right, the default is Dutch, not German. Oops.

    In any case, that shifter does look like a very nice piece, although I agree that $280-ish is a bit steep.

    Someone should try to get a bulk discount on that one... perhaps someone that speaks Dutch.
    Maybe one of our business sponsors can offer it as a package with a limited slip diff (Quaife or Wavetrac)?

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    Re: Gear shift shortener

    I'd be in for a group buy if someone is willing to contact the company selling the shifter.
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    Re: Gear shift shortener

    Same here! I get a workout driving in rush-hour traffic.
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    Re: Gear shift shortener

    I just checked my '13 Verano Turbo 6-speed and it has similar linkage.

    Modifying the stock piece is possible DIY depending on if you keep the dual weight and if you wanted shorter throw in neutral. If the weight was left on, changing the cable mounting point could make it much more heavier, requiring more effort. Just have to remove the stamped in connection nipple and drill a hole based on the distance to the fulcrum for a new one. I don't think they can be just repositioned as they may get destroyed removing them.

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    Re: Gear shift shortener

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    ordered a few nights ago-they should arrive in a week and i'll let you all know. FYI the link is for the V6 Turbo and we have the 4, different part number, but SAME PART. I freaked out when I found out I ordered the "wrong one" but the rep claims the 170050 and 170040 are the same..SMH

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