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Fastline Performance

FLP-EXTSHIFT-EGDC

Fastline Performance Extended Shifter - Civic / Integra B/D-series Applications

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Vehicle Applications: 88-95 Civic (EF/EG) / 90-01 Integra (DA/DC) B & D-series, 96-00 Civic (EK) B & D-series

After over 2 years in development, the Fastline Performance Shifter provides better shifting than the competition. Designed from scratch to be the best shifter possible, it has features unlike any other aftermarket shifter available. From the ergonomic design that just falls into your hands, to the very first ultra-smooth shift, it is clear that this is not just another short shifter. In fact, this shifter was designed specifically to maintain the exact same ratio as the stock shifter. The shifter certainly does not look stock, but the shift feel and throw is 100% like the stock shifter.

Problems with short shifters and extenders:

  • The common belief in the aftermarket is that shifting faster requires a shorter throw, hence many companies produce "short shifters" to achieve faster shifts. In reality, the transmission regulates how fast you can shift, not the shifter. Shifting too fast causes synchro wear resulting in grinding. Forcing the shifter into gear bends or breaks the shift forks inside the transmission. Causing grinds, or worse, transmission failure.
  • "Short shifters" are all shorter than the stock shifter. While this may look "cool" it is counter-productive to performance. The stock shifter is too far away from the steering wheel to provide proper shifting and steering techniques. The worst thing to do is move the shifter even farther away from the steering wheel that it already is by shortening it.
  • Most all short shifters are made of aluminum. Aluminum is inexpensive and easy to manufacture, but it is soft and easily broken. There are many cases where even expensive short shifters from reputable companies shear off during shifts, which can cause over-revving and engine damage. Check out this big-name aluminum shifter:
  • The other problem with aluminum is weight. Due to their lightness, aluminum short shifters transfer engine and transmission vibration directly to the driver.
  • Aluminum short shifters upset the counterbalance of the shift linkage. The shifter is connected to the transmission via the shift linkage, so when you shift you are moving both the shifter and the linkage. The stock shifter feels so smooth because its steel construction provides increased weight to counterbalance the weight of the linkage. Aluminum short shifters feel much worse because the weight balance of the shifter and the linkage has been upset. Shifting is now 'bottom-heavy' with a lighter shifter moving a heavier linkage.
  • Short shifters feel notchy, due to a combination of factors (weight, drastically shorter throw, etc). But another reason is the linkage bearings. Most short shifters use the same linkage bearings - metal 'roller blade' bearings that make shifts feel notchy and rough. Shift feel worsens as the bearings wear.

Better control starts with a better shifter:

  • The problems outlined help explain why many people remove their aftermarket short shifter after breaking them or being unhappy with their lack of performance. Most opt just to keep their stock shifter to begin with because of the notchiness and rattling attributed with short shifters.
  • The stock shifter has an excellent feel and throw, and does not cause transmission damage, but due to its height does not allow your hands to stay on the steering wheel as much as possible. Besides wasting time with every reach for the shifter, you also sacrifice vehicle control on the street and track (where it matters the most).
  • You do not need a short shifter to shift faster - the stock shifter throw is fast enough (too fast sometimes). And you certainly don't need to reduce steering control with a shorter shifter.

What you need is a better shifter.

After over 2 years in development, the Fastline Performance Shifter provides better shifting. Designed from scratch to be the best shifter possible, it has features unlike any other aftermarket shifter available. From the ergonomic design that just falls into your hands, to the very first ultra-smooth shift, it is clear that this is not just another short shifter. In fact, this shifter was designed specifically to maintain the exact same ratio as the stock shifter. The shifter certainly does not look stock, but the shift feel and throw is 100% like the stock shifter.

The most striking features are the s-bend and extreme height compared to stock - see the comparison of the Road Race Performance Shifter vs. the stock shifter in the images to the left. The s-bend places the shift knob in a full upright and ergonomic position, not cocked away from or toward the driver like the stock and short shifters "single bend" shifters. The extreme height places the shifter right next to and even with the steering wheel, providing the proper position for the driver to concentrate on driving the car, not reaching for the shifter. When you are better able to control the vehicle and shift more effectively your track times improve. Imagine how many hundreds of times you shift during a race. Now imagine saving valuable time with EVERY shift! This important difference is demonstrated below:

Finally, the Road Race Performance Shifter shifts very smoothly and accurately. That's because we use expensive Delrin bushings. Delrin resists abrasion and impacts, has high stiffness and tensile strength, high fatigue endurance, mechanical resilience, wear resistance, and is not affected by temperature or humidity. It also has excellent insulating characteristics, which helps it absorb road and engine vibrations. It will not rattle or cause rpm resonation like the "roller blade" bearings found in short shifters.

Whether you are Road Racing, Autocrossing, or driving on the street, you will notice the difference right away. And don't forget about the competition - they too will be sure to notice the difference.

Design Features

  • 2-part design for easier installation
  • Fits any Honda/Acura thread-pitch knob
  • Adjustable handle compensates for small-diameter racing steering wheels
  • Revised shift linkage bushings for even smoother shifting
  • Durable matte black coating for stealth appearance