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Look at what I just got . :D I ordered it from Showcase and had it shipped to a US address. My friend brought it back for me when he went down last weekend. The ipod interface from RPM is on the way too. w00t!
 

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Look at what I just got . :D I ordered it from Showcase and had it shipped to a US address. My friend brought it back for me when he went down last weekend. The ipod interface from RPM is on the way too. w00t!
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I got both of those too. Nice purchase. :D That short throw shifter is great.
 

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yea thats how I roll with only chrome on the back
 

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ugh that sport shifter I'm so tempted to buy, but $149 juss for it ;(
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Although I haven't tried the MS shortshifter, I know that a good shifter can make the driving experience so much more enjoyable. At $149US, it's not that much for this car. I'm expecting that it's worth every penny based on the reviews I've read here. For me, it's a no-brainer mod.
 

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Installation is done!! Took me about 3 hours to do the shortshifter. The hardest part was trying to bolt down the shifter assembly because the new bushings are very hard to seat into place. I ended up pushing down on the bushing with the nut inside the socket and ratchet while turning at the same time to get the nut to start threading. It was a real pain. Everything else was pretty simple including the cutting part. I'm sure if I had to do it again, I could do it in half that time now that I know how everything comes apart.

In my brief testing, I'd say feel is about the same except that the fore-aft motion shorter. Side-to-side is the same. I don't think it takes any more effort to shift. So far, so good.

I also installed the RPM Ipod interface. It works quite well. I don't think I'll be using the cd player any more now. :)
 

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BTW, the mazdaspeed plate from from mazda is metal. The ones that you get on ebay are plastic. I personally have the one from ebay and it is fine, but the metal is nice
 
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