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Short Shift Kit (SSK) - Woohoo

plavix

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Well, I finally got round to installing my SSK, with thanks to Stonehaven for the part.

All I can say is that it has improved the 'feel' of the car significantly. Added to the other changes I've made over the last six weeks or so, including a PSE retrofit, my car is starting to feel a little more 'special' and significantly more engaging.

It really was very easy to install, and that's from someone with fat fingers and the concentration level of a goldfish. Simply remove the rear console, all the lower parts of the lower dash console, remove the gear lever, without knocking yourself out, and replace the existing shifter with SSK using a 10mm socket. Repeat in reverse to put it all back.

Overall I would give it a 2 out of 10 for difficulty and an easy 9 out of 10 for satisfaction. It might even get to 10 out of 10 when I take it out for an evening sprint through the tunnels.

If anyone is interested I could do a howto as I need to remove the console again to replace a cable :sad: to the modded iPhone connector I cut in to the coin tray and replace the gear lever surround with a Galvano Silver one as the Post Office lost my first one :frustrated:

Next up is a sport steering wheel. :grin: Does anyone have one spare?
 
Well done , your braver than me , im sure i would end up with a big pile of broken bits ,cut fingers and a car that wont go.
Its on my one day list next to painting my wheels.
 
Thanks.

Now painting, of any sort, fills me with dread. I keep putting that one off as I need to paint my callipers, but just OE matt black face as it's not an S (red) or PCCB (yellow).

I've asked two 'specialists' and they have both looked at me as if I've just dropped off a tree because I only want the face painted, not the whole calliper :floor: I might be forced to get the wife to do them, even though it may mean arming her with her favourite gloss application set :dont know:
 
Your right it's not a bad install at all, some decent guides around the web to be fair did this on my old c4s and does really make a different that was also just a standard 997 kit would is noticeable improvement over my standard 996 , the "throw" is noticeable shorter :)
 
plavix said:
Well, I finally got round to installing my SSK, with thanks to Stonehaven for the part.

If anyone is interested I could do a how-to as I need to remove the console again to replace a cable :sad: to the modded iPhone connector I cut in to the coin tray and replace the gear lever surround with a Galvano Silver one as the Post Office lost my first one :frustrated:
Well done on the fitment :thumb: A photographed how-to would indeed be welcome for the 997 FAQ section.

~ Maxie
 
Maxie said:
plavix said:
Well, I finally got round to installing my SSK, with thanks to Stonehaven for the part.

If anyone is interested I could do a how-to as I need to remove the console again to replace a cable :sad: to the modded iPhone connector I cut in to the coin tray and replace the gear lever surround with a Galvano Silver one as the Post Office lost my first one :frustrated:
Well done on the fitment :thumb: A photographed how-to would indeed be welcome for the 997 FAQ section.

~ Maxie

How to would be great mate - I will be doing mine soon...
 
plavix said:
Well, I finally got round to installing my SSK, with thanks to Stonehaven for the part.

All I can say is that it has improved the 'feel' of the car significantly. Added to the other changes I've made over the last six weeks or so, including a PSE retrofit, my car is starting to feel a little more 'special' and significantly more engaging.

It really was very easy to install, and that's from someone with fat fingers and the concentration level of a goldfish. Simply remove the rear console, all the lower parts of the lower dash console, remove the gear lever, without knocking yourself out, and replace the existing shifter with SSK using a 10mm socket. Repeat in reverse to put it all back.

Overall I would give it a 2 out of 10 for difficulty and an easy 9 out of 10 for satisfaction. It might even get to 10 out of 10 when I take it out for an evening sprint through the tunnels.

If anyone is interested I could do a howto as I need to remove the console again to replace a cable :sad: to the modded iPhone connector I cut in to the coin tray and replace the gear lever surround with a Galvano Silver one as the Post Office lost my first one :frustrated:

Next up is a sport steering wheel. :grin: Does anyone have one spare?


Better on your car than in my loft!

Decided that mine will remain as factory, at least whilst it has its Jaguar approved warranty! which covers everything.
 
I have the 997 SSK fitted to my 996 X50 Turbo. It is really good with a noticeable shorter throw and click-click precision on gear changes.
I have the OPC-supplied part as opposed to an after-market part as advised by my indy. A good enhancement. I still have the original 996 in case a buyer in the future might wish to put it back to standard.

You are a brave man doing-it-yourself. I only check oil and water for the windscreen washer. Anything else - it goes to the indy!
 

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