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I have the Ralco RZ shifter and its great. Easy to install and worth the price. Cheaper than both the B&M and the TWM by a large margin and works just as well.
not true, I had a Ebay shifter and I had to modify it to make it a real short shifter, just because the shifter is shorter than the stock one does not mean the shifts are shorter B&M is a true short shifter also ARK and TWM. the hyunday accent 00-05 has the same shifter box as the XD and XD2
 

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not true, I had a Ebay shifter and I had to modify it to make it a real short shifter, just because the shifter is shorter than the stock one does not mean the shifts are shorter B&M is a true short shifter also ARK and TWM. the hyunday accent 00-05 has the same shifter box as the XD and XD2
I compared the Ralco and the factory shifter and the leverage point is def lower than the factory shifter. This makes the throw shorter.
It is 100% a short throw shifter and I also didn't buy it off eBay. You don't need a brand name for quality. It came with everything needed to install and fit perfectly. Wouldn't hesitate to buy one again.


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not true, I had a Ebay shifter and I had to modify it to make it a real short shifter, just because the shifter is shorter than the stock one does not mean the shifts are shorter B&M is a true short shifter also ARK and TWM. the hyunday accent 00-05 has the same shifter box as the XD and XD2
Ilanpro are you sure they have the same shifter box because of yeah I'm getting this one for my XD. Here's link http://pages.ebay.com/motors/link/?nav=item.view&id=310087276646&alt=web
 

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Here is the same one I purchased its not a branded short shifter but it feels really nice

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/JDM-SPOR...RT-THROW-SPORT-SHIFTER-SS-HYT97-/261920770254
I did NOT see this one at all on eBay while perusing. Hopefully the one I've ordered is as good!

it will work, the important thing if you order this shifter and take your old one out is to measure the shifter
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It better be like that!
 

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Yes, I had to replace the shifter box on my elantra a few years back because I broke it, and replaced it with the accent one from a junkyard, and that shifter will fit the elantra 01-06 and tiburon 5 speed 4cyl
Ilanpro are you sure they have the same shifter box because of yeah I'm getting this one for my XD. Here's link http://pages.ebay.com/motors/link/?nav=item.view&id=310087276646&alt=web
the best thing to do if you want a cheap shifter, they have a set allen screw on the side of the big ball, loose the screw and press the shifter downwards to gain the desired length and it will work perfectly
http://www.ebay.com/itm/JDM-SPORTLI...ash=item3cfbb1c8ce:g:RowAAOSwHjNV~ERc&vxp=mtr
 

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Yes, I had to replace the shifter box on my elantra a few years back because I broke it, and replaced it with the accent one from a junkyard, and that shifter will fit the elantra 01-06 and tiburon 5 speed 4cyl


the best thing to do if you want a cheap shifter, they have a set allen screw on the side of the big ball, loose the screw and press the shifter downwards to gain the desired length and it will work perfectly
http://www.ebay.com/itm/JDM-SPORTLI...ash=item3cfbb1c8ce:g:RowAAOSwHjNV~ERc&vxp=mtr
I actually gonna get the ralco rz I've posted that's not too expensive I think. And I did see that one too but I rather get named brand that's a bit cheaper
 

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Installed the short shifter from China today (http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/321833560350?_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK:MEBIDX:IT)


Make sure, if your car has that kind of spring that re-centres the shifter, that you pay attention to how it goes on.

Lock washer was a bit of a pain, but what I did was use a very small flat-head screwdriver and hammer, hammered in to move it along on the pin enough to fit a large flat-head screwdriver between the plastic and the washer, then twisted the screwdriver whilst moving it along around the washer in order to move it off the pin.

Very easy to not damage the washer.


The good thing is that this kit comes with a SPARE lock washer (or two, don't know what the second one was for, nor do I know what the rubber grommet is for). So if you do break it, then you still have that as backup.


Use plenty of grease on any moving parts. Reassemble. Done.


The nylon caps that come on the new shifter cannot be used. Reuse the old ones. I had to use my pliers in order to pull the old ones off. To put them onto the new shifter, I actually hammered them on by placing them hole-up on the ground, then hammering the shifter down onto them. I found the bottom nylon cap is a bit stiff. I used a deburring tool on the side cap to put it on more easily (tool's for copper pipe, etc...), perhaps I should have done the same for the bottom cap... Too late now!





The short shifter works excellently. I didn't measure the travel distance before the install, but it definitely does feel a lot shorter. I think their claim of 40% reduction in throw is fair. It seems "stiffer" or more "exact." I dare say: it's "quicker".

The knob that came with it is OK. Some might appreciate it; it lasted about 20 minutes on there and I've reverted to the stock knob, which actually seems to make it shorter, though I haven't measured.

Also, one thing to point out is that my stock shifter has an angle to it, which makes it "centred" when it's in neutral, 3rd and 4th gears. This is not the case with this shifter, as it's straight, so it looks out of alignment. It misses the handbrake when you put it into reverse though, so no worries.

I'll assume this is the case for North American models as well.


All in all I'm really happy with it though; I was changing gears just to change gears on the last few drives. Heaps more fun!
 
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