Until recently, if you wanted an affordable short shifter for your FRS, BRZ, or 86 you’d probably go with Kartboy, because of it’s 28.5% throw reduction. But with the release of the new IRP shifter, we now have a better option.
The IRP shifter is more expensive, but for the extra price you get a shifter that is more than twice as short compared to anything else in it’s price range. That’s right, this thing reduces throws by 60%. Not only is it a shorter throw, but it’s also taller, so you’ll spend less time shifting and more time with both hands on the wheel.
However, installation will be a bit more laborious than swapping in a traditional short throw shifter. The stock shifter and shifter carrier will need to be permanently removed. In order to gain access to the shifter carrier, the transmission and driveshaft will need to be lowered a couple inches. This can easily done by loosening the transmission mount and the center driveshaft mount. Below is a diagram that better illustrates the removal process.
With that said, it’s 100% worth it for the quick notchy shifts you get in exchange. This is a perfect setup for autocross, track days, and even for the guys out there drifting. Truly the shortest shifts you can get in this price range.
If you’d like to pick on up for yourself, head over to our website, and if you have any questions feel free to email us at Sales@FT86SpeedFactory.com.