Is a Short Shifter Worth It?

5 ago 2020
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This week on Money Pit, we’re replacing the 26 year old oem shifter with a Short Shifter. Along the way we’ll take a look at how short shifters actually make shifts shorter and we’ll see if it’s a worthy mod.
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Link to the short shifter kit:
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  • The first 100 people to go to www.blinkist.com/donutmedia are going to get unlimited access for 1 week to try it out. You’ll also get 25% off if you want the full membership!

    Donut MediaDonut Media3 mesi fa
    • Yes, I watch your videos. Haha

      Cal JenningsCal JenningsMese fa
    • Doesn't a short shifter feel heavier than stock?

      mrpmj00mrpmj00Mese fa
    • Dude, you changed where the heat shielding schold be. I don't know, but i think that the heat will come off the transmission and damage the shift boot, and it needs to be mounted below the shift boot to prevent that.

      Eduardo Maia LeiteEduardo Maia Leite2 mesi fa
    • I know u gotta f body man. Put a tick performance short throw shifter in it. You wont be dissapointed. Just put one in my trans am and I love it

      Morning star GarageMorning star Garage3 mesi fa
    • You guys should do a tutorial on shifting for beginners, that would be helpful

      Josh RomneyJosh Romney3 mesi fa
  • Man your Dash looks AWESOME

    FlyssaFlyssa3 ore fa
  • My girlfriend said she hated my short shifter. Bruh i dont even own a car 😂🤣😂🤣. . . wait

    Keyboard - KunKeyboard - KunGiorno fa
  • shorter shift is not good if u want to sit on it

    Marco RamosMarco RamosGiorno fa
  • Lets get shiftyyyyy lets get shiftyyy in hereeee

    Enno and NimieEnno and NimieGiorno fa
  • 3:55 now i understand thanks for that that really strengthen my knowledge

    Ethan SupnetEthan Supnet2 giorni fa
  • i got an add while i was watching donut media's sponsor add...

    Mohammad SaneeMohammad Sanee3 giorni fa
  • *installs short throw shifter* *installs longer shift knob rendering the shifter useless*

    Greg PolyakovGreg Polyakov4 giorni fa
  • What’s the shiftknob brand

    Josel AngelesJosel Angeles7 giorni fa
  • I'm jealous of how easily that center console comes out. I drive a 500 abarth and there's like a bajiznilitillion screwes holding that thing in

    T GT G7 giorni fa
  • Absolutely worth it !!!! Easier shifts too.

    J DJ D8 giorni fa
  • 6:21 I want the M12 tool mount on the wall in the garage

    FuryQueen380FuryQueen38011 giorni fa
  • Shift happens.

    Christopher VickChristopher Vick11 giorni fa
  • Wish changing mine was as easy

    Jeffrey EspinalJeffrey Espinal11 giorni fa
  • What about a hearse shift? Not sure if that is the correct name but it's the one where it basically just shifts by going straight back and up to downshift? Maybe you could help us understand what double clutching is.

    Kenneth WilliamsKenneth Williams12 giorni fa
  • Hell yes. One of the most effective, easiest to install, and cheapest mods that won’t effect your warranty.

    TrumpTrump13 giorni fa
  • Anyone know what that white shifter is?

    t0et0e17 giorni fa
  • One of my favorite host

    EdieDa SAVAGE123EdieDa SAVAGE12318 giorni fa
  • How about a video gear/shift knob? If certain ones are better? Heavier? Longer?

    JannyUKJannyUK18 giorni fa
  • You should do a video going corn fuel 🌽

    Cristian SalasCristian Salas19 giorni fa
  • Let's get shifty ~Rick Sanchez

    Sander WeideSander Weide19 giorni fa
  • Sally sells short throw shifters down by the sea shore

    Wyit 54Wyit 5419 giorni fa
  • You can call it what you want but the shifter is a dildo

    Rowen AkersRowen Akers19 giorni fa
  • Every time I see something on this channel what seems cool for my car I see the price and realize that ain’t happenin

    Melvin The RoosterMelvin The Rooster20 giorni fa
  • Yoo where can I buy that donut deck i saw it in the background looks lit

    HacioxHaciox20 giorni fa
  • next mod miata seats

    jakovjakov20 giorni fa
  • He Reminds me of a Paul walker

    Chris PadChris Pad21 giorno fa
  • Woah at 1:50 he looks like Peter McKinnon!!

    SBG CinematicsSBG Cinematics22 giorni fa
  • "Let's do this SHIFT"😂

    Steven GoerdatSteven Goerdat22 giorni fa
  • But the short shifter looks taller than the old one

    Aaqib HassanAaqib Hassan22 giorni fa
  • Are you willing to sell that Donut skate in the background?

    Sergej NadaždinSergej Nadaždin22 giorni fa
  • The miata stock shifter that was smaller then the short shifter: You have become what you wanted to destroy.

    radioactive potatoradioactive potato23 giorni fa
  • 4:02

    HyuYangHyuYang23 giorni fa
  • This channel is very interesting to me and I always feel like I learn something while also being entertained, I wish school was as engaging as this for me so I would actually do good in class lol.

    opeboiopeboi24 giorni fa
  • 2:45 maybe wanna get some new seats 💺 bud... it’s kinda looking a little pre-owned if you know what I mean

    Th3 ChargerTh3 Charger24 giorni fa
  • This is great, for the feel it’s the greatest mod. Combine this with a gear lever extension and you feel the connection there!

    Nathan WeberNathan Weber25 giorni fa
  • Why did he look so blowed at the begining

    E - ThangsE - Thangs25 giorni fa
  • Instructions unclear, why does my car sound like that now?

    justin preddiejustin preddie26 giorni fa
  • I'll stick with my Looooong one. I like my blue truck and the shifter was a good foot and half long. Had to be since the shifter came out of the floorboard almost below my knee.

    AsmodeusAsmodeus26 giorni fa
  • Time to 'Get Shifty'

    AsmodeusAsmodeus26 giorni fa
  • Meanwhile my biggest bottleneck is just waiting for the revs to drop from first to second. It takes like 2-3 seconds.

    Angelica LopezAngelica Lopez27 giorni fa
  • i love this miata build

    War DogWar Dog27 giorni fa
  • Thank you I needed this

    Ricardo AlexandreRicardo Alexandre27 giorni fa
  • 3:59 Everyone’s car

    ExtremePlayer28ExtremePlayer2828 giorni fa
  • "When you drive a car you shift a lot!" *laughs in Regera*

    Pizza BoiPizza Boi29 giorni fa
  • I didn’t get it until he made the engine noises

    tortuga _tortuga _29 giorni fa
  • 3:53 basically the jist of the video

    Alton CaldwellAlton Caldwell29 giorni fa
  • Short throw on a Miata is pointless

    Michael GrayMichael GrayMese fa
  • I'd be interested to see you get the car appraised and see what it's valued at. Show how much of a "money pit" it really is! lol

    Troy McNamaraTroy McNamaraMese fa
  • Peep the camera equipment buckled in.

    Juan CisnerosJuan CisnerosMese fa
  • Quarantine got me finna depressed

    Alex HunnifordAlex HunnifordMese fa
  • just drive an automatic, you shift instantly

    ImStianImStianMese fa
  • Min 4.9 what the Frick happened to your seat

    Nils KernenNils KernenMese fa
  • Zach reminds me so much of my nephew lol

    John NickelJohn NickelMese fa
  • 3:53 this is why we watch...

    KckDwnKckDwnMese fa
  • Seriously reduced a big percentage of the improvement by putting a longer shift knob on there...wtf

    Ryan PeckRyan PeckMese fa
  • automatic boiz crying rn

    LEEH4NCLEEH4NCMese fa
  • He would've been ok measuring new throw with a different shift knob.

    Cup of JoeCup of JoeMese fa
  • Guys, in italy i can't find them, i can find only L short shifters that I hyto install in the engine...

    PLAY TANIYEL!PLAY TANIYEL!Mese fa
  • I put a short shifter in my 02 Z28 and I'm not sure I'm any faster but it sure does have a better feel to shifting!!

    Justin HolmesJustin HolmesMese fa
  • This show makes me wanna drop out of my aviation program and transfer to an automotive program

    KroamsKroamsMese fa
  • stuck under the hood of your project car Me: *looks at curb/driveway/garage full of project vehicles* "haha yeah :("

    TheBruise XJTheBruise XJMese fa
  • What drugs are you on

    Bishh BoyBishh BoyMese fa
  • Why not installing a sequential transmission

    Matteo pMatteo pMese fa
  • Let’s get shwifty

    McThePopCornPigMcThePopCornPigMese fa
  • The opening shoulda been " let's get shifty with it "

    Christopher BonaChristopher BonaMese fa
  • The grind into 2nd gear 😭😭

    Joshua GeeJoshua GeeMese fa
  • Hand started WAYYY closer to the shift knob on the short shifter run

    Icaro SantosIcaro SantosMese fa
  • I think you put the heat insulation on backwards

    Kobe RodriguezKobe RodriguezMese fa
    • In

      Kobe RodriguezKobe RodriguezMese fa
  • How to drastically lower the lifespan of your gearbox and clutch in exchange of looking a bit more like moronic driver hahaha

    Enrique SanjurjoEnrique SanjurjoMese fa
  • Dropping bolts into car's moving parts... Best mechanic practices [ironic mode on]

    Enrique SanjurjoEnrique SanjurjoMese fa
  • The strong reason why you feel all the mechanical click and performance shift feels is because of the new bushings..

    zoe jordanzoe jordanMese fa
  • 11:25 a short shifter would be pointless if your foot is that slow on clutch. XD

    Suzhou ChenSuzhou ChenMese fa
  • 3:05 wait that’s it?

    DSQueenieDSQueenieMese fa
  • Meanwhile my biggest bottleneck is just waiting for the revs to drop from first to second. It takes like 2-3 seconds.

    LazerLord10LazerLord10Mese fa
    • Maybe get a lighter flywheel?

      HelladamnleetHelladamnleet13 giorni fa
    • My 2007 Volvo S40 T5 manual AWD does this too, I think it can be mapped out.

      Jackson RieckenJackson Riecken29 giorni fa
    • The rev hang on my 2015 Wrx is just as bad . Only solution I can think of is shifting in lower rpms and enjoy 2-3 gears

      Acdeportivo2Acdeportivo2Mese fa
    • @LazerLord10 maybe I can be tuned out if it's a feature

      down baddown badMese fa
    • @Isaac Salazar Double-whammy for me is that my car has a 'feature' where the idle point changes depending on if the engine is warm or cold, so the revs sometimes drop super fast, and other times not at all. I guess I just need to be more gradual with the clutch from 1st to second.

      LazerLord10LazerLord10Mese fa
  • why its only measure inches in your tape measurements? no centimeters?

    lazuardi imanilazuardi imaniMese fa
  • ” it should shorten up our shifts let me show you ” that’s a tounge twister

    LMAOPicturesLMAOPicturesMese fa
  • who tf is giving this a thumbs down?

    Sergio ParraSergio ParraMese fa
  • Not according to my ex girlfriend. Boom self roast.

    JewGhostPDXJewGhostPDXMese fa
  • No they aren't worth it, in fact they'll like destroy one's transmission sooner. If one wants to shift quickly, get a sequential gearbox with straight cut gears and live with the noise.

    Robin AinscoughRobin AinscoughMese fa
  • Totally offtopic but can anyone give name of song at 9:26? It's stuck in my mind😭

    Shaswat DasShaswat DasMese fa
  • Let’s get shifty with it

    Turbro LifeTurbro LifeMese fa
  • Ewww gross, I learned something.

    melloyellogsxrmelloyellogsxrMese fa
  • Ahhh yes. Ad after an ad 😂

    Ashton ColesAshton ColesMese fa
  • Is there a reason to get a short throw shifter if you don't also get a lighter flywheel? I find that often (especially in my 5 speed) I'm limited by how quickly the car will rev up or down, not how quickly I can shift.

    Paul CyrPaul CyrMese fa
  • Dude I love how donut use to talk about cars! These hedfones tho

    Mike HockMike HockMese fa
  • It's time to get shifty in here

    David KuselDavid KuselMese fa
  • 4.08 Bro that seat tho

    Hellz SentHellz SentMese fa
  • Amazing video bro. I wasn’t Sure about changing my shifter to a short shifter but, It looks simple, easy and worth it to do.

    Jassiel SalazarJassiel SalazarMese fa
  • Yes The short shifter will make shifting more efficient and quicker, even the gearbox will wear less. Everything to say.

    ExtremeRacer 879ExtremeRacer 879Mese fa
  • Looks like I'm gettin a short shifter for my SI 😎

    AnthonyAnthony2 mesi fa
  • Either I'm not shifting into gear or my transmission is broken I can shift from 1 to 5 in 1.52 with stock shifter

    it's WraithyY Tit's WraithyY T2 mesi fa
  • Mom: Go and play with the neighbour's kid. *The neighbour's kid* 3:55

    Keshan NaickerKeshan Naicker2 mesi fa
  • This show makes me happy

    MarioMalifiMarioMalifi2 mesi fa
  • im trying to find one for my 89 honda prelude any one got any ideas?

    ELwascoELwasco2 mesi fa
  • Short throw in my 01 integra felt good but the addition of a heavy knob made it feel amazing (skunk2 shifter and knob)

    HorrorBsnsHorrorBsns2 mesi fa
  • I bought me a new car for my birthday back in March. Of course its a manual, but to this date I still do not have a short shifter in it. This is the longest I have driven a manual with out one installed. I finally found a company that sells one for this car but they are backordered lol :(

    paul ppaul p2 mesi fa
  • null

    Natasha OljanukNatasha Oljanuk2 mesi fa
  • How to shift faster when my car just equipped with paddle shift

    kinminkinmin2 mesi fa
  • Can i have your Miata

    Kevin NunezKevin Nunez2 mesi fa
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