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Ryan: The B&M Precision Sport manual short shifter is for those of you that have a 2007 to 2018 JK that of course has that manual transmission that is looking to change up the way the shifter feels. Of course, a short shifter will change the throw of the shifter making things feel a little bit crisper, a little bit sportier, although it's still a Jeep so it's never gonna be all that sporty. This is going to be a fairly involved installation. I'm gonna give this a three out of three wrenches. You are going to have to lower the transmission down a little bit. There are some pieces you'll have to remove and loosen to do that. This is something that can be done in your driveway but if you have access to a lift it'll make this install a lot easier, or a good number of you I'm sure will just want to take your Jeep to a shop and have someone else do this install for you. This is going to be a three out of three wrenches for the installation but we are gonna show you how to do it in just a second here. A short shifter does exactly what it says and like I already mentioned it changes the throw of the shifter. So in your Jeep from first to second is a really long distance. With this, you are going to be reusing your factory shifter stick and the actual shift knob but instead of it being this long it's going to be significantly shorter. This reduces the throw of the shifts a little over 30% and again that is just going to give you a little bit of a quicker shift, a little bit of something that feels a little bit sportier. This does have heavy duty D10 springs in it so as you're going from one gear to another it's going to give you a very tactile, very affirmative feel that you are in the gear that you should be and that you're all the way in there. So it just makes that shifter feel a lot more confident, a lot crisper and a lot more sporty. So a short shifter is something that you find a lot more often in that sport car world when you're really rowing through the gears which isn't something we're really doing in our Jeeps, but if you are still looking for a little bit of that sportier feeling this is going to give it to you. Now, this is from a company that is known for making shifters and short shifters and making really high-quality stuff. This is a very high-quality piece. A lot of high-grade aluminum here. So for all of that quality and for something that is going to work really, really well in your Jeep, you are gonna pay a little bit more for this. This comes in at just under $500. If you want something that's very high-quality and is going to give you that really confident shift, then I think that this is going to be a good option. If you're looking for ways to actually make the Jeep a little bit quicker or improve the off-road ability, you could probably spend that $500 somewhere else. Now I mentioned before this is a fairly involved installation. Let me show you how to do it right now. Male: Tools used for this installation are as follows, we had an impact gun or you can use a ratchet, a few different sized Torx bit, small extension, and a pry tool. Now to begin the install of our new short throw shifter we're gonna have to remove our shift handle, our boot, our inner boot and a few bolts. Now to begin we have to remove our shift lever. Now to do so, if your Jeep is still equipped with the factory shift knob on it, to remove that you're gonna wanna twist and pull up until you feel it release and it should pop right off. If you're equipped with an aftermarket one, well then you're gonna wanna remove it accordingly to the instructions that your aftermarket one came with. So it's probably a set screw or you bought the threaded adapter and it just threads right down on it. For ours, it had a set screw that's already removed. We're gonna go ahead, get that off and out of the way. After that, to remove your shift boot you're gonna wanna just reach and pull up on it slightly until you feel it pop. Slide it up the shifter handle and just set that off to the side because we're definitely reusing that later. Then you're gonna come down here to the inner boot. Now generally there is supposed to be a small bolt down here and it's gonna be a 10-millimeter to remove it. Ours already happens to be missing. So you're just gonna go ahead, slide this one up our shifter handle. This is our weather boot. This is gonna keep the road noise and water splashing up out of our interior. With a T45 Torx bit, we're gonna remove the upper handle from the shifter. All right. Now that we got our upper shifter handle off we cant start removing the shifter itself from the transmission. Now, this is a good time to inspect your shifter handle and the reason I say that is because the factory, this section here that bolts down to the top of your shifter is actually a rubber isolator. Now, this takes the vibration out of the shifter and it softens up the shifts so you don't snap off your shifter inside of your transmission. Personally, I'd say maybe upgrade it to a polyurethane. That will even firm up your shifts a little bit more with your new shifter. All right, next we're gonna go ahead and remove this soft foam isolator that sandwiches between your transmission and your transmission tunnel. Now in the instructions, they want you to lower your transmission down just a little bit by disconnecting the cross member and makes it a little easier to slide this out. Personally, I think that's a lot of extra work for something that is soft foam. So what I like to use is this that fat flat pry tool. Just slide it right under the edge. Now with a T30 Torx bit we're gonna remove the four retaining bolts on our shifter. Now you wanna give a firm grip on your shifter and pull it up. You might even need to use a small pry tool, and there is our old shifter. We're ready to go ahead and get our new one in place. All right, as you can see here on our table we have our factory shifter with our new B&M short shifter and there is a pretty sizable difference here. Our new one has this large aluminum block that is built into it and it is a beautiful piece, definitely gonna shorten up your shifts. But we have to get our foam isolated to fit around it. Now, these foam isolators actually come in two pieces and I've found that before instead of just trimming it down if we go ahead and just peel the bottom off it will cause the same effect. We just put that top ring right over top of our new shifter up against the floor. Now to do this you'll see where the glue is actually separating, just carefully peel the two pieces apart. Now, this is my recommendation. In the instructions, they would rather you trim this out to fit. This is the way I've seen it done. This is the way that I've done it before and it works just as well. All right. Next, we're gonna take a small bead of RTV just around the top edge of the flange on top of our transmission. This way we have no leaks of the fluid that's in our transmission coming out in between our new shifter and the trans. Now you wanna just make a very small bead. You don't want to goop this all up because you don't want it to leak down inside the trans then you're gonna have RTV in between your gears that could cause failure in the bearings later. Now, this is a little hard for you to see because my hand covers up a lot of it. A very fine bead is all you need. More is not always better. RTV in place, we can go ahead and drop our new shifter in. Now we're gonna use our original hardware that came in our Jeep and tighten our new shifter down into place. Just be careful and take your time when reinstalling your hardware not to drop any. With our shifter locked into place, we can go ahead and get our foam isolator back in and carefully stuff it back down around our shifter. Now we can go ahead and get our upper shifter handle back into place, slide that down. Now you're gonna wanna make sure this is oriented right, it is not showing the inside. Just don't try and force it on, it should slide right into place. After that, we can secure it with the original hardware, and that is our T45 Torx bit. Then we can get our lower shift boot in, this is our weather seal shift boot. You wanna make sure that you properly lock that into place. Slide the two front tabs in and push it until you hear it click. Next, we can go ahead and get our regular shift boot back into place. Once again slide in the two front tabs, firmly press down until you hear it click. And the last part to install is our shift knob. Now I must tell you that more often than not your factory shift knob is not reusable. They tend to crack or break or just get worn out on the inside due to the nature of removal. They're not held in place with a set screw, they're not threaded, they actually just clip into place and when pulling on that clip there is that chance of them breaking. So don't get discouraged if that happens. I highly recommend looking into a newer ergonomic shift knob, you know, something looks a little better, maybe jazz up the inside of your Jeep a little bit. Now once your shift knob is installed our installation is complete. I would just give it a few hours to let that RTV completely set before taking your Jeep out. Now for more parts and videos like these make sure you visit us at extremeterrain.com.
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January 15, 2020
Almost no slop, I don't bust my knuckles on the dash shifting into third gear. No more popping out of third gear.Helpful (0)
September 23, 2019
B M precision short throw
A must edition to tour 6 speed wrangler tights up the shifter wobble and much tighter and crisper shifting only thing o wish was it came with a new shift handle with a different setup but this component is a must have for offroad and city drivingHelpful (2)
August 29, 2019
This unit makes this transmission go from a slush box to something usable. Not sure what Chrysler/Mercedes had in mind when they put the factory unit together. The installation is fairly simple and straight forward requiring minimal tools or expertise. Take your time and follow the instructions and it’s easy. I would highly recommend the bandm stick as well because the factory stick isolator is equally as bad for excess slop.Helpful (2)
August 09, 2019
B M Shifter
I have had it on for about a week now and love it. If you dont like how loose your stock shifter is this is definitely the fix. I installed with the transmission out while putting in a new clutch which made the installation a piece of cake. Also if you watch the install video he tells you to cut the foam protector to fit over the new shifter, but i didn't have to do that the foam stretched over it quite nicely. Performance wise it is a strong 4 out of 5 in my opinion it has a very affirmative feel to it you know when your in gear and nothing about this shifter is loose. My only complaint and reason I don't give it 5 out of 5 is that while its good thats its stiff in gear put it seems to be stiff to get out of gear which makes running through the gears a little slower, though I feel that this might just be an issue that will get better with age and break in, I do plan on reporting back on this issue once I've had it in awhile longer. All in all great piece to add to your build, I love it over the extremely loose stock shifter.Helpful (0)
May 27, 2019
Incredible difference between the stock shift tower and this unit. Crisp, though a little stiff, shifts and I imagine it will loosen up a little over time. Also, the infamouse NSG370 "synchro grind" is completely gone!!?? Only complaint is that this shifter WILL fit the 2005-06 TJ with the NSG370 6-speed and many online retailers don't understand or advertise that fact. Also, absolutely no instructions for the 2005-06 TJ but it installs easily from the top with no need to lower the transmission, or, obviously, deal with the fuel tank. While a little on the spendy side, a replacement stock tower from a dealer is more than $700, so really a bargain. These should be offered by the manufacturer!Helpful (4)
April 26, 2019
By far a must have upgrade for your ride. Its a bit pricey but makes a world of difference over the stock shifter!!Helpful (2)
April 09, 2019
MADE FOR A JEEP!
While having the 6spd's reverse rebuilt in my 05 LJ, I upgraded many drive train components. This BandM shifter was one of them, and oh man is it quite a nice difference! This product looks cool and delivers the exact upgrades the stock shifter is missing. It absolutely takes some getting used to but it was a great idea for Jeeps and performs as expected. Stiff shifts, shorter throw and absolutely no slop in the stick in or out of gear!Helpful (3)
February 04, 2019
Best Upgrade I've Made!
If I had it to do over again this would have been the first thing I upgraded when I started mod'ing my JK. I had the common issue of 1st gear popping out and having a ridiculous "clutch-reverse-double clutch-neutral-5th-reverse" combo to get it into reverse gear. Since the upgrade I've had no issues what so ever; every gear feels crisp and positive. Cannot recommend this enough to anyone with a manual trans. Installation was pretty straight forward, I did not lower the trans or gas tank or anything underneath like BandM suggests. I did everything from in the cab like the ET video. Take your time and you'll be able to work the foam ring out without having to do any serious work. Make sure the shifter is in neutral before you try to put it in, mine came out of the box in 3rd gear. That was literally the only hiccup I had installing it. Hands down my favorite upgrade I've made!Helpful (8)
January 31, 2019
Still every once and a while we'd forget and be woke up by it. A few days ago it almost caused me to get rear ended. That was the final straw. Finally dropped the five bills for this fix and I'm here to tell you it is worth every penny. I can't make this thing pop out of gear now even if I try to force it.Helpful (7)
April 15, 2018
A Must for Every 6 speed owner
This shifter made an amazing difference, no more wobble while driving, crisp, certain shifts, and the smaller throw is impressive I would say more than 35 they advertise. Easy, easy install but I would recommend purchasing an extra gasket, I have a 2011 with 50K on it and the gasket broke several times getting it out. It hardened and became less pliable over the years. Fortunately, I watched a video and the person recommended having an extra gasket and for 25 dollars I’m very glad I had it. It’s is a little expensive but after installing and using it as well worth the money. To all 6 speed owner( which every jeep should be) I say put this on you list for addons you will really see a difference.Helpful (24)
No transmission drop to install? Other vids I’ve seen say ‘gotta drop the tranny a bit’. If I truly don’t need to, I’m ordering this!
As per the manufacturer's instructions, this item does not require you to lower the transmission. http://1.cdn.lib.extremeterrain.com/guides/J108877-manu.pdf
Do you have the styrofoam doughnut that goes between the top of the manual transmission and the bottom of the body? My styrofoam doughnut is OEM from 2012 and is coming a part, thank you.
At this time we do not offer any of the seals or gaskets for the B&M Precision Sport Manual Short Shifter.
I have an 08 JKU European version CRD with a 6 Speed. Will this work? And when will you make the moor selection for CRD's on your page to support us Jeepers in Europe?
Hey. In a previous question about the need to drop the transmission when installing, you stated no need per manufacturer instructions and included a pdf link for those instructions. Those instructions plainly state the transmission is to be lowered. This is confusing. Do I need to lower or not lower the transmission? Please assist. Thanks
You will indeed need to lower the transmission down roughly 2”- 4”.
I have a 2006 Jeep Wrangler 6 Speed Straight 6 motor. Will this fit my Jeep?
This will not fit your vehicle.
This will include the shifter itself, but not the shift lever.
Unfortunately B&M does not make a short shifter for the 05-06, at this time there is not a kit out there for the 05-06 Wranglers that we carry, nor have we seen one elsewhere.
(approx) 1 Hour
Mechanical expertise or professional installation required.
What's in the Box
Designed for Vehicles with the NSG370 6-Speed Manual Transmission.