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Right now the stick in my balt is so loose that you can move it around in gear, so I decided what a better time to install a short throw shifter.
+my dad approves :laugh2:
 

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Short throw is a great mod. If you really want to firm it up the cable clamps and shifter mount bushings would help out quite a bit as well
 

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Short throw is a great mod. If you really want to firm it up the cable clamps and shifter mount bushings would help out quite a bit as well
I ordered the OTTP short throw with bottom cable clamp and bushing, here's to hoping everything is solid!
 

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I can't speak for any of the other shifters but I really liked my Ottp shifter. Never actually got around to installing the bushings and clamps pretty sure they are still somewhere in my dad's garage.. but the shifter alone was a nice improvement

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Bought quite a bit of stuff from josh at Ottp over the years though, some things that were made to order took a while to get but everything I've got from him was very good quality
 

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I can't speak for any of the other shifters but I really liked my Ottp shifter. Never actually got around to installing the bushings and clamps pretty sure they are still somewhere in my dad's garage.. but the shifter alone was a nice improvement
Did it come with installation instructions? I read that it didn't include instructions...
 

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It doesn't come with instructions but it's pretty straight forward. If you run into any issues though just post on here or get a hold of him. I drove down to him to pick mine up and he talked me through how to do it but adjusting the cables might take you a few tries to get it set right
 

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Yeah I already talked to Josh because I was ordering a new shift boot and needed to know the height difference, which he told me is ~1 inch. He seems like a good dude
 

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He's a great guy to deal with, I live about 2 hours from him and always drive down when I but stuff. It's always interesting to see wht he has going on at the time haha
 

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He's a great guy to deal with, I live about 2 hours from him and always drive down when I but stuff. It's always interesting to see wht he has going on at the time haha
Yeah when I called he was just like "Yep I got the stock right here on my desk and the short throw here.... Yep bout an inch" I'm thinking how big is this dudes desk!
 

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Haha he usually has about 100 or so of them in stock, hope you got the derlin shift knob though, the solid stainless one sucks in a hot or cold car
 

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Yeah, it's not fun. I can't wait to grab the solid aluminum T-handle in the Camaro, after it has sat in the hot sun - glad I haven't had to, thus far.
 

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While I had my trim out I would spray a bit of expansion foam on the back side. Like 3 blobs on that long piece then let it cure and trim almost flush with a blade knife leaving maybe a 1/16", this way they wouldn't rattle, squeak or make cracking noise. Nothing worst when you're trying to listen to music. Or glue soft foam if you have some laying around.
 

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So that will prevent any rattling of the trim? I think I have some spray foam laying around here somewhere...
 

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I've owned 3 Cobalts and this did the trick for me, it keeps a bit of pressure on the push clips just enough. Especially that long one above the glove box.
 

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I've owned 3 Cobalts and did this the trick for me, it keeps a bit of pressure on the push clips just enough. Especially that long one above the glove box.
When removing trim some clips got left behind in the car. Do I need to remove these or just push the trim back into them?
 

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You can do either.
 

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When removing trim some clips got left behind in the car. Do I need to remove these or just push the trim back into them?
It is easier to pull the clips out of the holes and put them back on the trim, then you won't have to get mad with it when you want to re-install your freshly painted pieces.
 
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