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maldren
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 5:46 pm    Post subject: The ideal gear lever??? Reply with quote

I've just fitted my 997 gear lever assembly as modified by Alex and it's everything I hoped for, a noticeably shorter change than the 996 but not as short (and IMHO as notchy) as the Porsche short shift and with absolutely no play thanks to Alex's marvellous bearings. I guess it's like the 997 GT3 shift.

Strongly recommended.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks guys.

Just for everyone's information. What Maldren has here is the standard 997 lever (slightly shorter than the 996 but not as short as an SSK) incorporated into a SSK housing with solid metal bearings. This keeps the standard 997 throw but with a rock solid sustainable solution. thumbsup
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, throw from 1st to 2nd reduced from about 12.5 cm to 10 cm and as Alex says, it's rock solid, amazing how sloppy the 996 original is in comparison when you take it out.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

alex yates wrote:
Thanks guys.

Just for everyone's information. What Maldren has here is the standard 997 lever (slightly shorter than the 996 but not as short as an SSK) incorporated into a SSK housing with solid metal bearings. This keeps the standard 997 throw but with a rock solid sustainable solution. thumbsup


Cost ?

Your post infers the shift is no shorter than the standard 997 shift (which makes for a nice reduction in the throw on a 996 in my experience) so what is the benefit in using the SSK housing Alex ?
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The original Porsche cradle is all plastic with plastic bearings. The one I do is all Aluminium with steel lever and steel centre shaft running on oilite self lube bearings and the outer shafts made from brass running in phosphor bronze bearings and bearing clearances between 0.01- 0.025mm clearances.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 5:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

To me, I like the 997 shift and find alternative short shifts too short, also my gearbox is old and doesn't like really quick shifts into 3rd when cold (Having fitted the new lever, I think adjusting the cables may help this, I'll experiment after my summer holidays.)

Alex's mods make the shift really solid, no play at all, I didn't try my 997 shift before Alex's mods but it's way better than the plastic 996 shift in this regard.

This shows the difference....
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