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2004-2007 Cadillac CTS-V Performance Mods Discussion, New product tester needed! in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2004 - 2007; Hmm. Glad the market isn't dead for us V1 owners...
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    TheLostDriver is offline Cadillac Owners Fanatic
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    Re: New product tester needed!

    Hmm. Glad the market isn't dead for us V1 owners

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    Re: New product tester needed!

    Quote Originally Posted by TheLostDriver View Post
    Hmm. Glad the market isn't dead for us V1 owners
    Dead? This will be the sixth option for a shifter.

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    Re: New product tester needed!

    Quote Originally Posted by PISNUOFF View Post
    Dead? This will be the sixth option for a shifter.
    I get it that this is another option for a shifter but I'm just glad there's still interest in the V1 since the V2 trumps it. I like options and lets just be real and say there aren't a whole lot of options for this car compared to the others.
    Back on topic though I hope this shifter works out since I will be in the market for a short shifter soon

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    Re: New product tester needed!

    I'm glad there is still a market for aftermarket CTS-V shifters also.

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    Re: New product tester needed!

    These cars are finally getting into the hands of people who want to modify them (IE they are getting relatively cheap) So i think you will see more support in the coming years than in the past (granted it will always be limited compared to mustang/camaro type cars)

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    Redxped1 is offline Cadillac Owners Fanatic
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    Re: New product tester needed!

    any update on this shifter I seen they are now on ebay

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    Re: New product tester needed!

    I am really happy with mine so far. The bearings make for a smooth shift and it includes the bushings. As long as they took my suggestion It should be good.

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    Re: New product tester needed!

    What would you change about it if you don't mind me asking?

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    Re: New product tester needed!

    Quote Originally Posted by TheLostDriver View Post
    What would you change about it if you don't mind me asking?
    The shifter they sent me was a bit taller than stock and was put together so that the shift knob was turned slightly. I took the shifter apart and reclocked the knob and shortened it to slightly below stock. I passed my suggestions and do not know if those were put into the production run. The lower section is in between the stock and DIY position and just fits with the DSS driveshaft and revshift trans block. I can post pics when I'm back on a wifi connection.

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    Did it help with the side movement while in gear??

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    Re: New product tester needed!

    Quote Originally Posted by Mattman1107 View Post
    Did it help with the side movement while in gear??
    The side to side is in the transmission unless your bushings are worn out. The shifter is mounted solid so there is no movement from it.

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    Re: New product tester needed!

    The stock bushings cause side to side play, even when they are new.

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    Re: New product tester needed!

    Here are some pics comparing the Ralco shifter to the stock/DIY shifter.


    This is how it arrived before I modified their beta version.


    This is their supplied bushing (right) next to a CS bushing.


    This is how the knob sat on their beta. I fixed that also.


    After I modified.

    I also had to modify the end where the shifter knob locks down. There is a bevel at the tip which was not on the Ralco shifter. Without that bevel it was very hard to remove the shift knob. After I ground in the bevel it made it easier while still securing the knob.

    As I mentioned before, after I did those changes I am very happy with the shifter. It is nice and smooth on my 25K mile trans and the change in throw was enough for me.

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    Re: New product tester needed!

    i would like to test one

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    Re: New product tester needed!

    just installed mine and am very happy with this product.
    got it online for under $170 with shipping.

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