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    Neuspeed Short Shift Kit.

    I had to be the first on my block to get one of these. I have a Street Unit Short Shift Plate in my Speed 3 so I thought this would offer the same results. It does and I am very happy with the modification. I wont get into the instillation because Neuspeed includes 2 pages of instructions with color pics. The instructions are also available on their web site. I have included some pics below so you get a better idea of how this attaches and how it is made.

    The quality is very good. It is machined from chrome molly steel. As you can see by the pics the machine work is very nice for a piece you won't see once the instillation is complete. They definitely went the extra mile with this piece.

    IMHO the Abarth and the 500 have too much play in the shifter. This piece not only shortens the throw, but gives a much more solid feel to the shift. A more "positive stop " at the end of the shift, if that makes sense. It also acts as a counter weight.

    I went this direction vs the short shifter for 2 reasons, 1. the short shifter appears to be just that, short. It seems to put the shifter a little bit out of reach and seems to sit low in the shift boot. 2. The cost. Neuspeed is getting 120.00 for this SS Kit vs 240.00 for a short shifter.

    The shifts are as advertised, about 25% shorter and very tight. As with this type of short shift kit it is a trade off. You give up some of the leverage of the long throw for, more effort shifting from gear to gear with the shorter throw.

    I feel this was worth the money and would recommend it for any one that feels the Abarth shifter could be improved over stock, plus it is made in the U S.





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    Nice, wondered what people would think of this offering and who might get one. I wouldn't mind a slightly firmer feel, or maybe a higher quality feel with a more defined pattern would better describe it but I don't care for a shortened throw personally as I like that I can so easily rest my arm on the armrest and with three fingers push the shifter around if desired. I don't care much for the sloppy feel of the stock shifter sometimes but most of the time it doesn't bother me because I am having enough fun to over shadow it enough.

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    I wonder if installed on a short shifter would it work? Then it would be a super short shifter. You could look at it and it would shift.

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    Nice. Didn't know neuspeed made stuff for fiat now :-) Used to drive to Santa Clara for stuff for my gti all the time. Thanks for the post.

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    That's fantastic!!! I've been waiting for a review of this before I pulled the trigger. I like the stock height, so shorter shifts vs. a shorter shifter works best for me.

    Thanks for the review!


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    Quote Originally Posted by genequit View Post
    Nice. Didn't know neuspeed made stuff for fiat now :-) Used to drive to Santa Clara for stuff for my gti all the time. Thanks for the post.
    They actually have several items now for the 500, not being allowed to post links to non vendors obviously makes it harder for people to learn of them but it is happening slowly as several 500s now have products from them.

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    So how is this different from the Craven short shifter?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wilbmeister View Post
    So how is this different from the Craven short shifter?
    Cheaper, easier and faster to install, and adapter rather than an entire assembly replacement.

    This


    compared to that which is pictured above. Seems a cheaper way to get a similar feel of a lessened throw (25% according to Neuspeed)

    "Neu-F Short Shift Adapter reduces 25% of shift travel, which is about maximum before the ball linkage starts contacting and damaging the center console."


    The Neuspeed unit attaches to the small ball on the end of the unit (the lower one, not the one that is sticking up)
    Last edited by Tweak; 03-04-2013 at 09:36 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wilbmeister View Post
    So how is this different from the Craven short shifter?
    $180 less expensive is the difference. i am sold
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    this is exactly what I was waiting for. I like the position of my Abarth shifter but like you said it could stand to be a bit more solid. The price is right too! thanks for posting this

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