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2004-2007 Cadillac CTS-V General Discussion Discussion, Review: PISNUOFF's Custom Short Shifter in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2004 - 2007; OK, install is done. I love this shifter. This is how the engineers should have designed it in the first ...
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    Re: Review: PISNUOFF's Custom Short Shifter

    OK, install is done. I love this shifter. This is how the engineers should have designed it in the first place. Shifts are firm and smooth. I no longer feel like I making a suggestion to the transmission. It requires more effort, but not so much that its uncomfortable. The throw is considerably shorter, about 3.5" on average, which makes the V even more fun to drive. Lateral movement is 1/2 to 3/4 in, much less than with the stock set-up. And it is easy enough to do yourself in an evening or on a weekend. Plus the price is much better than other options. Do this mod. Now CAGS! must go!

    I have a write-up with pics that I put together, but it is in Word format. Not sure how to post as a pdf. If anyone wants to see it or wants to post it I can e-mail it.

    My stock shifter will be in the mail Monday (tomorrow).

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    Re: Review: PISNUOFF's Custom Short Shifter

    installed it. Just wondering if its supposed to be a little harder to shift than before and if the kinda firm click shifting is supposed to occur. I love how it feels but I just wana make sure I did it right and this is supposed to happen. Great length in the throw and easy instructions. 9.5/10. Thanks Brian

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    Yes, that's how it is Ryan. It'll break in a little bit.

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    Re: Review: PISNUOFF's Custom Short Shifter

    cool..... Sending ur shifter back in 2 days. Also, when I put the new bushings in and put the bracket over it one side fit perfecly fine, then the other bushing kinda separated when the bracket was put over it(seperated as in opened up a little under the bracket). Im almost 100% sure it will stay but im just wondering if that is a common occurance.

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    Re: Review: PISNUOFF's Custom Short Shifter

    It took me some time to get the UUC bushings to fit perfectly into position. I initially had someone else install them 2 years ago and when I took them out to start modifying my own shifters, I found that one was WAY off. That makes me believe that it won't come out and probably wont make too much of a difference after the assembly is tightened down and the bushings are squeezed.

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    Re: Review: PISNUOFF's Custom Short Shifter

    Sent my shifter back. Just wondering if u received it because I didn't wana pay for the extra tracking stuff

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    Re: Review: PISNUOFF's Custom Short Shifter

    I haven't been home yet from my trip to Florida, but my roommate says I have a package waiting. It's most likely there.

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    Re: Review: PISNUOFF's Custom Short Shifter

    The system will not let me send a PM. Please let me know how I can get one of these, cost, delivery time and if I can pay via paypal. Thank you. Rick Barrett

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    Re: Review: PISNUOFF's Custom Short Shifter

    http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums...g-process.html

    DO IT! You won't be sorry! I love mine.

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    Re: Review: PISNUOFF's Custom Short Shifter

    Quote Originally Posted by RBarrett View Post
    The system will not let me send a PM. Please let me know how I can get one of these, cost, delivery time and if I can pay via paypal. Thank you. Rick Barrett
    The ordering instructions are in the first post of this thread. The current wait time is about 3-4 weeks.

    http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums...g-process.html

    Thanks,
    Brian

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    Re: Review: PISNUOFF's Custom Short Shifter

    OK I made it to step 10 and can't get the metal piece down over the new bushings. Fought them for an hour at every angle with grease. Pulled the metal plate out and was able to fit the bushings into them so I know they fit. Getting them to slide in when the metal plate is in position is another matter.

    Any tips? I tried prying from the top and back with a large screwdriver and forcing it, but that just collapses the bushings.

    Maybe tomorrow with the help of a friend he can help keep them straight and guide them in from the bottom.

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    Re: Review: PISNUOFF's Custom Short Shifter

    [QUOTE=Natedog;2216009].." you definitely have to bevel the leading edge so you can get the bar that connects the two bushings together over top of them..."

    This has me stopped at step 10 ... What did you do - take a razor and cut an angle around the leading edge that the metal piece slides down on?

    UPDATE:
    Trimmed the edges of the bushings with a razor and forced the metal piece over them with a large screwdriver prybar; the bushings are 'off' a little by about 1/8" 'flapped over' but that is as good as it is ever going to get.

    Started getting at the nut and allen head from below - CRAZY!! - how can I get at the Allen round head successfullly without pulling the exhaust?

    So far, this installation is crazy difficult - I don't claim to be a master mechanic, just an average joe. Note to average Joe's with average tools, and an average garage/workspace: Plan on having a pro do this with a lift and odd-angled tools.

    NEXT UPDATE - I'm Stubborn -

    Jacked up car, can get a small 5mm allen in on the driver's side and a 13mm wrench on the passenger side but no way can I manipulate both without the car being on a lift (don't have Pee Wee Herman's shoulders and arms). We'll see how I do with a helper under there.

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    Re: Review: PISNUOFF's Custom Short Shifter

    Does the stock shift knob still fit?

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    Re: Review: PISNUOFF's Custom Short Shifter

    i have average tools and am average mechanical ability and I had no trouble at all installing this shifter, with the exhaust in place. It's patience-heavy work, but it's very possible.

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    Re: Review: PISNUOFF's Custom Short Shifter

    Installed mine last week. LOVE the shifter/bushings. night and day difference.

    The step where u install the new bushings had me a little stuck also, but i think its because i applied too much lithium grease. I just took them back off whiped them down with a rag so not as much grease was on there and they were still a little tricky but went on. The only other part that gave me trouble was i broke both the tabs on my shifter trim so i had to gorila glue them back on. Other than that - decent instructions for a person that has little mechanic experience on cars and GREAT product. Must have for this car.

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