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cutting the shifter

This is a discussion on cutting the shifter within the General Help forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; Has anyone ever cut down their stock shifter? Any reason why it can't be done? What about a B&M ripper? ...

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    Question cutting the shifter

    Has anyone ever cut down their stock shifter? Any reason why it can't be done? What about a B&M ripper? I want to make it about 2 to 3 inches shorter.

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    I am sure you can. You just need to rethread the end for the knob to fit on. You could also cut and weld it.

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    I am thinking it would be pretty straight foward. Just remove, cut and rethread. wanted to know if anyone has ever done it and if they encountered any problems

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    I just bought the Pro 5.0 shifter from the WS6store for 169.95 with free shipping!

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    It would be free to cut my B&M

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    I no but just in case it doesn't work out like you hope!

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    I love my B&M. It dropped quite a bit off the shifter height installeed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TROYWS6X View Post
    It would be free to cut my B&M
    You're not going to thread hardened steel

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    Quote Originally Posted by rbob93 View Post
    You're not going to thread hardened steel
    That would be a problem. Thanks

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    b&m ripper here. Love it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TROYWS6X View Post
    I am thinking it would be pretty straight foward. Just remove, cut and rethread. wanted to know if anyone has ever done it and if they encountered any problems
    Did this very thing to my Corvette.........very easy to do and encountered no problems

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    Quote Originally Posted by rbob93 View Post
    You're not going to thread hardened steel
    i beg to differ. i chopped and re-threaded my b&m....not a single problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FreakV6 View Post
    i beg to differ. i chopped and re-threaded my b&m....not a single problem.
    That's good

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    Quote Originally Posted by FreakV6 View Post
    i beg to differ. i chopped and re-threaded my b&m....not a single problem.
    What did you use to rethread it? the only die I can find says for mild steel and the B&M is 303 stainless.

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    Here's the reason I may want to cut down my shift lever. My new pistol grip may be a little too long.

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    got a Pro 5.0 on my TA cut it down about an inch there was still plenty of thread on it

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