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Made my own short shifter yesterday, more so out of necessity than intent. When I purchased the car, the shifter knob was worn and wobbled, the bottom plastic piece where the boot attaches was broken so the boot would fall down. I replaced the stock knob with an aluminum shift knob from APC for $9.00. This thing uses a plastic cap that fits over the shifter, then the knob uses allen screws to attach to the plastic. Over time, the allen screws loosened up so it got woobly too. What I did was cut off the sealed side of the plastic adapter tube, so that it would slide over the shifter, I then pushed it down about 2 inches lower than where it would have previously sat. Then the shiftknob slipped over that and screwed down. Once reassembled, my shifter is now about an inch and a half, maybe 2 inches shorter than stock. Looks cooler, kinda like a Miata. Call it a stubby shifter. Shift throws are still stock length because I didn´t change the leverage. But it sits lower and looks better and now my knuckles don´t keep hitting the cd player. Thought I´d pass this along - anyone with an aftermarket kit that uses plastic end caps can try this and shorten the height of their shifter as well.