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> Stock shifter or rennshift? Worth the money?
Freezin 914
post Dec 28 2017, 11:14 PM
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I am looking for your opinions, buy a renn shift or keep the stock shifter. Will the rennshift help the ol stick in the mud affect? Also, I do have the factory center console. Any mods needed? (IMG:style_emoticons/default/confused24.gif)
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post Dec 28 2017, 11:39 PM
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If you can afford it, I have no doubt the Rennshifter is money well spent. However, the rest of your shift linkage/bushings need to be in shape because it can't fix problems farther down the line.
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post Dec 28 2017, 11:49 PM
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The Rennshift was the best investment I've made in addressing Porsche's weakest link on both my current 914-2.7 conv and the 911 I had before that.

Period.

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post Dec 28 2017, 11:52 PM
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Rather expensive but if you love driving your car and can shell out the $$ I personally love mine it’s night and day different although as said above replace the bushings. I also have the consul no problems but I must admit I had it installed along with all new bushings
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post Dec 29 2017, 12:02 AM
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Depends on what you are trying to accomplish. Yes it's nice. You will still have to replace the bushings. Try replacing the bushings, if you still have an inclination to drop more $$ on it, then do. The stock does well when adjusted with new bushings. It may be good enough?
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post Dec 29 2017, 12:03 AM
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It is a good product, I had it in one of my 911s, but as said above the rest of the shifting "circuit" needs to be healthy.
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post Dec 29 2017, 03:43 AM
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As an autocrosser, I swear by it. Had it in both of my last 2 race cars. Street. Its really your call. I'm not in that big of a hurry on the street, and the shitty inferiority of the stock shifter has its own character.
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post Dec 29 2017, 08:17 AM
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I put a rennshifter in my 911sc, the old shifter needed some new springs.

I got a rennshifter with a taller stick and then put a wevo knob on the top with a threaded insert to make it work. Super tall and I love the hell out of it. I also put all the spring spacers in, maybe it needs it maybe it doesn't.



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post Dec 29 2017, 08:18 AM
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Better pic. The shifting is way, way better. But what I really like is the shifter is closer to the steering wheel.


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post Dec 29 2017, 08:47 AM
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I like mine, can't add to what's already been said...other than it looks more like a 915 shifter giving it a bit of a cool factor.

Travis I like the longer shift handle. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/idea.gif)
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post Dec 29 2017, 08:52 AM
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QUOTE(Mark Henry @ Dec 29 2017, 06:47 AM) *

I like mine, can't add to what's already been said...other than it looks more like a 915 shifter giving it a bit of a cool factor.

Travis I like the longer shift handle. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/idea.gif)

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This is a great racing secret.

I used a longer shaft when I was racing and the hand to stick action was outstanding.

The time gap in shifts disappear which = faster. On the street its just fun and quick.
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post Dec 29 2017, 09:13 AM
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The shift knob is nice as it sits on top of the long shift lever, vs the rennshifter or stock knob that slips over, so I get an extra inch or so of height..

I got the idea from someone who did this on pelicanparts.

http://forums.pelicanparts.com/porsche-911...-rennshift.html
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post Dec 29 2017, 10:02 AM
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Does the rennshifter work with side shift linkage?
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post Dec 29 2017, 10:04 AM
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Yes.
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post Dec 29 2017, 10:14 AM
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QUOTE(914Toy @ Dec 29 2017, 08:02 AM) *

Does the rennshifter work with side shift linkage?

There used to be rennshift linkage too, but sadly it is no more.
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post Dec 29 2017, 10:19 AM
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QUOTE(Edward Blume @ Dec 29 2017, 11:14 AM) *

QUOTE(914Toy @ Dec 29 2017, 08:02 AM) *

Does the rennshifter work with side shift linkage?

There used to be rennshift linkage too, but sadly it is no more.

Tangerine racing has an excellent replacement for the linkage.
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post Dec 29 2017, 10:26 AM
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I tried everything with the 914 trans
-weltmeister short shift kit
-weltmeister springs
And then the rennshift. Nothing better, but is it worth the money?
That’s up to you. It was worth it for me.
They also sent me the parts to convert it from a 914 side shift to a 911 trans.
The conversion parts were quite reasonable versus buying a whole new rennshift.
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post Dec 29 2017, 10:28 AM
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Rennshifter works with the stock linkage, His shifter will work with side shifter or tail shifter.

The other linkages people are talking about is in the engine bay to the transmission.
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post Dec 29 2017, 10:33 AM
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For a tailshift car, I bet a good inexpensive upgrade would be to get a 915 shifter, put wevo springs in it and be good. If you wanted to go farther you could extend the shifter with a slug and longer tube.
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post Dec 29 2017, 10:43 AM
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QUOTE(Travis Neff @ Dec 29 2017, 08:33 AM) *

For a tailshift car, I bet a good inexpensive upgrade would be to get a 915 shifter, put wevo springs in it and be good. If you wanted to go farther you could extend the shifter with a slug and longer tube.

Been there.. done that. Wevo and 915 shifter is more expensive than a rennshift.
Nothing shifts better than a side shift 914 trans with a Rennshift.
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