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Then you may need new shift linkage bushings. Go ahead and try to order them...you will find out you need to purchase an ENTIRE shift assembly. GM does not sell these bushings alone. According to Luke at Lindsay Cadillac this is becoming a more fairly common issue. I have a polyurethane cure coming in two weeks or less! When I went to put my Katech short shift in, the white bushing simply disintegrated in my hand. This is a DIFFERENT bushing than the UUC shift bushing. You can see the black bushing on my assembly, THAT is the UUC poly shift bushing that most people get to tighten up their shifter. Installing that definitely helps, IF that is what your issue is. Some people are having the white linkage bushing fail as well. Keep in mind, my car only has 52k miles on it. Anyways, I'm getting a few made. Two for me, and two spares for anybody who is willing to be a distributor of them as well. It's costing me $150 to get them initially made, but after that I can get them much cheaper. From what I understand, some short shifts include a replacement METAL bushing instead. I have no idea why they would want metal due to noise and vibration. Poly is the way to go. If you dont want to go with a short shifter, yet your shifter has a lot of play...chances are you need these as well as the UUC shift bushing. So who all is interested in these? I do NOT have a picture of the finished product since it is currently getting fabricated, but its going to be the exact same as stock but in polyurethane, which wont crumble like the cheap stock plastic stuff.

 

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It's costing me $150 to get them initially made, but after that I can get them much cheaper.
wait dont do it, go read NormV's build thread.. he made those same bushings for about $3 in parts from homedepot...

well he didnt make the one that goes into the shifter stalk but he made the other ones that go on the linkage on the Transmission
 

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show me the link....$3 sounds much better than $150 if its done right
 

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The B&M shifter comes with a new metal bushing...
 

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The maggie and kooks make all that shifter noise just disappear! You should try that instead of some poly bushings. Its a tad more expensive but its worth it!
 

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The maggie and kooks make all that shifter noise just disappear! You should try that instead of some poly bushings. Its a tad more expensive but its worth it!
lmao yes it is. I can afford $150, not $6000. Its expensive to live out here in cali :(
 

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wait dont do it, go read NormV's build thread.. he made those same bushings for about $3 in parts from homedepot...

well he didnt make the one that goes into the shifter stalk but he made the other ones that go on the linkage on the Transmission
yeah those are completely different. found the link. this bushing see's a lot of wear in time through shifting
 

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i am in!! i still installed my katech with the f'd white bushing. Half of the white bushing is gone. I had to put new o-rings on there, too. Even though I experience, zero sloppiness, I wander how good it will feel with a complete bushing.
 

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i am in!! i still installed my katech with the f'd white bushing. Half of the white bushing is gone. I had to put new o-rings on there, too. Even though I experience, zero sloppiness, I wander how good it will feel with a complete bushing.
excellent. ultimately all i want is to make up for all the mill time im getting charged :(
 

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This was a month ago when I installed my Katech and I called the local dealership. They informed me I had to purchase the whole shifter. I was like, you can't just get the lower bushings, really?? NOPE. I called Luke immediately when I hung up the phone and Luke did not even know what I was talking about. ONLY stated UUC, is all I sell and can't buy the bushing. LOL, not really, because I was wandering what I was going to do. Put the bushings back in, what was left that is and decided that as long as the plastic sleeve would hold the metal piece, then might as well try. Besides, I had to drive the car to work the next day. Still works, no issues to date. 814V and STAGEUP drove it after the install and I am pretty sure they didn't even notice the bushings were cracked.

I even found a forum members used shifter and was getting ready to do it again. I will hold tight. I would rather install the poly ones.

How long are you looking at until complete?? when and how much will you need from me?? You can send me a PM, if you need to.
 

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The maggie and kooks make all that shifter noise just disappear!
:yeah:

With headers and a maggie, all the noise kind of blends together into a wonderful combination...


mpunklil - you may very well be able to sell those bushings to a lot of B&M owners that have a problem with any gear noise they're hearing, granted of course that it fits the B&M shifter, and reduces gear noise.

...but then what would the UUC guys have on us? nothing...


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I even found a forum members used shifter and was getting ready to do it again. I will hold tight. I would rather install the poly ones.

How long are you looking at until complete?? when and how much will you need from me?? You can send me a PM, if you need to.
Dont jump the gun just yet. I had to drive 60 miles to the poly guy today to drop off my old bushing that didnt crumble. he told me i should have it shipped back in 2 weeks or less. just payed him up front a couple hours ago via paypal. trying to get a list of people interested now, so that when he is done i can just tell him to make "x" amount more. Maybe Luke would be interested? :lildevil: im just surprised more people havent brought this issue up, it seems to be a little more apparent with time obviously. I cant believe they made the bushing out of flimsy nylon/plasic :( then again, we cant believe half the crap they did to the V's. If somebody can get a rear crossmember bushing out, and do a writeup on how to get it out w/o damage, I'll get a $hitload of poly's made for that and hopefully cure the V community of most wheel hop. Worth a shot right? C'mon UUC, pick up the pace, were dying here!!
 

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the more people who want them, the cheaper its gonna be for everybody else. i just simply want to get my money back from the mill time honestly. $150 for two bushings is a bit absurd, but I figured I wasnt the only victim here who needed them.
 

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it will have the slot for the o-ring. it is to seal out dirt from getting in ;) it will be an exact replica of stock, but polyurethane
 

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will do!
 

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by the way, I have two good bushings from a stock stalk if you need them. I had already purchased a forum members stock shifter before you posted. 30.00 shipped was better than 300.00 from the dealer. If you need them let me know.
 

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by the way, I have two good bushings from a stock stalk if you need them. I had already purchased a forum members stock shifter before you posted. 30.00 shipped was better than 300.00 from the dealer. If you need them let me know.
Already taken care of, but thanks! Spoke to Luke a little while ago. When I get them, I will be sending off the spare set I had made to Luke to try them out. My V is going to be down for a while, lots of upgrades :bigroll: so if they work for him, everybody MAY be able to get them through him...but I dont know how all that works and I cant claim anything at the moment.
 
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