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Does anyone know where to find a good how-to on this, i know there used to be one on ERDT, but thats down and no good is that. my cousin actually needs it for his DOHC 1997 Neon Ex.

Any help or personal experience is helpful
 

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do neons use the same type of shifter linkage as we do?

basically, you pull your shifter out, sand/grind the paint off above where the ball is, pound the ball a little higher up on the shaft (so you get a longer portion below, thus increasing the throw) and then set the ball back on the shaft, with a setscrew, or a rollpin or something like that. then put it back together.

here's a comparison of a real shortshifter (Kartboy) with the stock one from an escort:


anyway, I'd suggest your friend look around on some neon sites (there are more of them than there are escort sites) and see what those guys are doing.

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the B&M one has a little longer handle, but I think either the same or slightly longer bottom end... it comes with its own bushing housing, and shifts much smoother than the kartboy does.

I actually like the longer handle on the B&M, because with my MX3 seats, and being harnessed in, it is sometimes hard to reach to 1st and 3rd and 5th with the kartboy. no such problems with the B&M, it's right by my knee easy to reach.

unfortunately, I never took any pictures of the B&M to compare it to the stock shifter, and I got the Kartboy much later, when i did the tranny swap in my GT.

someday, I'll get one, when I put in some new shifter bushings or something.

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Neons do not have a linkage, they are all cable shifters. My friend had a 98 es with a short shifter and the shifter he put in looked nothing like our shifters. As for finding a shifter for a neon look at neons.org.
 
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