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i mentioned in an old post regarding a "Solo" short shift adatper.

i'm really tempted to buy this thing. Doesnt come with a manual though.

i searched in here to find some kind of write-up . no luck.

i got the concensus that its a pretty easy job? someone care to explain it?
 

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is "solo" just the brand or what? if its just a short shift adapter is very easy to put in, a manual wont be necessary. basically you disconnect the linkage at the shifter, put the block out piece in place and reconnect the linkage to it. done.
 

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here's some pics. i just picked it up this morning....

forgive me for all those finger prints on it hahaha. i was feeling it out for a while


the box says:
"SOLO PERFORMANCE PRODUCTS
Solo Throw Shifter Adapter Kit

Features:
-reduces throw by 25-30%
-CNC machined from aircraft-grade billet aluminum
-kit incl all necessary hardware

Applications:
Honda Prelude 1997-01

Part number: SSV-4701"






 

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hey guys... uhh, the adapter came with a tiny tube of "LOCTITE adhesive 271".

what is this used for?
 

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Trust me once you see the shifter linkage you'll automatically know what to do with those instructions. Very easy, I just did mine this week with the idenctical DC sports model
 

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locktite is used to keep bolts from turning themselves off, since there is a lot of movement in the shifter you can put it on the bolts that are used to keep it in place so that they dont come off while you're driving.
 

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holy smokes that was an EASY install!!!!

... wait a sec! CRAPPPPPPPP i forgot to plug the e-brake 2-pin wire back on!

be back !
 

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by jkoc:
holy smokes that was an EASY install!!!!

... wait a sec! CRAPPPPPPPP i forgot to plug the e-brake 2-pin wire back on!

be back !
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Isn't that the light for the coinbox? Anyway yes this install is easy. That thing is an EXACT copy of the DC Sports shift adaptor.

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Joon525:
Isn't that the light for the coinbox? Anyway yes this install is easy. That thing is an EXACT copy of the DC Sports shift adaptor.

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whatever the hell it is... i put it back on.


in addition, i'm GLAD i forgot to plug the 2-pin wire, because it alerted me to look under the console and check the plastic boot base. some of that silver gooey stuff that globbed on the arm (which attaches to the stick shaft) was smearing all over the bottom of the plastic boot base. then i looked at the vinyl boot and noticed it was ripping apart.

i took that apart and did what everyone else did: i dremel'd a big chunk off the plastic boot to allow for greater clearance and eliminate rubbing.

here's a couple shots, however, after driving it around, i might need to cut off a bigger chunk...





for those who have done this, did you shave off mmore?? if so, how high did u go?
 

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loooks good.Just like my neuspeed. but i only had to shave off like a tiny bit though, hmm.
 

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Snoopy_cool:
The solo look exactly like the DC sport one. I wonder if they perform like the DC sport</font>
dunno about that. but apparently it looks exactly like DCsports' unit. so the assumption is, yes.

i'll try out another buddy's car that actually has the DC one in.
 

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I had the DC sport one, then I change it back to stock..I didn't like it that much....It wasn't smooth...If the Solo is smoother, I may consider it...
Did u get it at hunt club honda..
 

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Snoopy_cool:
I had the DC sport one, then I change it back to stock..I didn't like it that much....It wasn't smooth...If the Solo is smoother, I may consider it...
Did u get it at hunt club honda..
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well i doubt if its smoother than DC. its probably the same feel. my guess is, any short throw adapter will be notchy and less smooth.

huntclub honda yes. and i took the last one.


[This message has been edited by jkoc (edited April 29, 2001).]
 

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Snoopy_cool:
I think I will end up cutting the shifter just like in NTPOG...I think that would be the best way...</font>
let me know if u do it.

i dont have the tools to re-thread the metal.
 

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i'm reading some stuff about short shift adapters messing up the transmission.

whats the deal with that? any comments?
 
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