A short shifter, also known as a short throw shifter, is the result of an automotive aftermarket modification of the manual transmissions stick shift either by modification of the existing stick shift or, alternately, by the replacement of the entire part.
The purpose of the modification is to mechanically reduce time between the changing of gears while accelerating or decelerating, thus improving the automobiles performance. The modification of the existing stick shift, also known as a manual gear stick, can take two forms: either the physical shortening of the existing stick shift, known in the industry as 'chopping' or bending.
|Comparison between a stock shifter and a short shifter|
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