That will translate into more wasted effort and harder shifting.
A good STS will be the same height as stock, or in some cases even longer. It is the throw itself that is shortened, not the actual lenght. My friend's CRX has this ungodly long Japan deal that is like 3 inches taller than our shifters. And guess what, the damn thing travels about 1" up and down to shift. It is freaking amazing. It is perfect in term o fplacement since it rises almost to the level of the steering wheel and the shift couldn't be easier. Probably the best shifter I have ever seen short of a sequential setup. He said it came with the shift linkage when he bought it so no luck on the brand.
As far as height they are all about the same as the stock shifters on the Mx6. You can always cut them down though so that's not a big deal. If you do cut them however, I suggest just sticking with the stock shifter. I cut my old shifter and drove one equipped with a PRD and to be honest the throws are similar. The PRD is definately smoother and easier to shift but the overall throw is the same to me. If you go with a true STS than cuttign it would negate half the effects of an STS. The reason we shell out so much is to get the short throw without compromising the throw characteristics.
nonono my friend, i dont believe its saying more about YOU, not me. what is this ---"Learn to take it like a man, so just lube up and don't cringe." supposed to mean? honestly haha....are you coming on to me just kiddin man. - rory
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