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why is this b&m short shifter so cheap?

Old 06-25-2007, 05:27 PM
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why is this b&m short shifter so cheap?

go ahead flame me..but what am i missing here? obviously some stuff isn't included but what is difference between this one and the $200 ones?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/SHORT...spagenameZWDVW
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Old 06-25-2007, 06:13 PM
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Just a no name copy so it appears. Its not a B&M they just put that and nismo in the title to get more hits.
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Old 06-26-2007, 08:49 AM
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its not a B&M.. not even a copy of one. this is the ****tiest design for a 240sx shifter available.

this is a b&m:



and those are $250.

now.. MEGAN has a B&M copy and its actually really good, for about 80-100 bux:
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Old 06-26-2007, 04:00 PM
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sweet thanks for the help. now are all short shifters pretty much the same throw length or it depends? my friend has a saleen and put a short shifter on and the shifts were barely anything felt like i was using a joystick on an old school arcade game.
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be careful, alot of those ****ty copy shifter make soooo much noise and lock up.
I have a B&M Version 1 and its pretty ok, it just does make some excessive noise,
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Old 06-26-2007, 06:32 PM
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i need a short shifter but i dont want to pay $250 for a b&m is the megan one just as good??
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never tried the Megan, Im sure it is good but remember you get what you pay for....
I think I've seen the B&M Shifter for like $189 on ebay bro
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Old 06-26-2007, 07:17 PM
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is this real b&m? always thought it was, freind told me it was just a knockoff but there just as good. i dunno lol.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/B-M-4...spagenameZWDVW
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Old 06-27-2007, 05:56 AM
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Originally Posted by Durdan View Post
... MEGAN has a B&M copy and its actually really good, for about 80-100 bux...

heres my quote from above
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Old 07-04-2007, 06:05 AM
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so i found the megan copies on enjuku...version 2 is the one i want? thats the one with no rattle?

http://storesense.megawebservers.com...ter/Detail.bok
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The rattle was a high RPM rattle having to do with the B&M version 1. The Megan version 2 is a copy of the B&M version 2. You'll hear rattling if you install it wrong. Otherwise, no. And the copy is awesome, just not blue anodized shift plate.. woopty dooo haha. Get the MR version 2.


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Old 07-19-2007, 12:21 PM
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get the megan ver. 2 its much better ver. 1
short shifter is just a mechanical stick that shortens over all throw thats it.
stop wasting money on expensive brands and get 1 that works.
megan ver.1 and 2 is both good. i prefer 2(less work needed).
ive had a megan shifter for about a yr now ... no prob
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Old 07-19-2007, 01:27 PM
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megans a pretty good company for how cheap they are, but as said dont trust ebay no name shifters, i had one in my old integra and was racing my friend, jambed it in 4th and snappded the weld (yes it was welded)
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Old 08-15-2007, 05:56 PM
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I bought one of those knockoffs and I really didn't like it. Yeah the throw was kinda shorter but shifting gears was harder; it really felt like it didn't want to go into gear. My synchros were good and i ran synthetic gear oil so I know it was the shifter at fault. To add to that, it was noisy and didn't feel solid at all. I ended up putting my stock shifter back in after 2 days.
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Old 08-15-2007, 09:01 PM
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that wasnt the megan type 2 by any chance was it?
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