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What made you choose this particular product?
I just wanted one and it was available
Is this your first time buying from this brand? Did you consider other brands?
This is actually not from the brand Cube and I can't say it's a complete knock off either because the no name one that I have is IDENTICAL to the Cube band short throw shifter. The only difference is the no name one is not banded with the logo Cube and it didn't come with Cube stickers. Both items are shipped from Australia. Total cost No name @ $144, Cube @ $170. and NO GAP (check out what I'm talking about 7:57 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nRfdChC4aVg&t=542s ; I used this video as a reference, you should too if my pics aren't enough, and by doing so I upgraded my short throw shifter with 4 lock washers between the bolt and shifter)
Was it easy to install? Any installation tips that will help others?
On a scale of 5, 5 being the easiest I'd give it a 5. the only difficult part is getting the center column on and off. Thats it! Its only 8 screws to screw off and on. All you need is a screwdriver, a 5/32 allen wrench, a 10mm and 13mm socket, and (OPTIONAL) 4 6mm lock washers; Under $2 @ Lowe's. It took me 2 1/2hrs but only because I was taking my sweet time and taking pics from my phone.
Once you've had a chance to use the product, did it meet your expectations?
It more than meet my expectations. All I can say is "night and day". There is virtually no wobble from the shifter. Shifts are really precise and is very stiff. I'd highly recomemend upgrade for this perticular car because its slow and heavy. Makes a slow car feel faster! lol. I'm so glad I got stainless steel brake lines installed a couple weeks back because I definetly are using them a lot more because of this upgrade. It just makes you wanna speed and the crappy 30 year old OEM break lines would have been horrible to have.
Any additional comments?
The only down side to this upgrade is that when the car is in gear the noise is much louder inside the car. If your like me and drive with the window down most of the time then you won't notice it, but if they're up then your definitely going to notice it. Loud music does a decent job muffling the sound and that's even with the 2 blown OEM speakers upfront. The OEM shifter had a lot of sound deadening stuff on it. I was only able to reuse only a little bit of it so I still need more. Later in the weeks I'll go back inside and stuff some sound deadening material in the shifter area. Here are some pics of the product, build, tools/parts needed and suggestions. I duct taped the inside of the shift boot and made a cut a the top the boot to push the shifter through to stay on the shifter tight and note move around.
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