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uk hsv

Original Poster:

1,692 posts

216 months

Saturday 29th May 2004
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I received my Rip Shifter today and it looks a very well made piece of kit.....( 275 inc all tax etc.) There is a possible saving on a group purchase!!!

I will post a report over the weekend when it is fitted but from the reports so far in Australia it total eliminates the poor gear shift on the T56 box.

I have also order up a polished Stainless cat back exhaust for one of my other company directors who has bought a black Monaro which is due to
arrive in the next week or so along with a new MAF pipe and a new PCM. (good for about 380hp at about 1000)

Mine and "Jagsy" MAF conversion have proved very worth while and I would say it is a must have for all GTS and Monaro owners. ( 100)

uk hsv

Original Poster:

1,692 posts

216 months

Saturday 29th May 2004
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The new gear shift is in and WOW what a difference.

The gear change is precise and smooth with the throw about 2 inch shorter front to back and very tight left to right.

The change from 2nd to 3rd is ultra fast........... this is a must have upgrade!!

The fitting is a bit of a pain but I did it in about 4 hours with no special tools.

The finished unit looks totally stock reusing the gear knob and gaiter, but without the rattle!!!

I have driven cars with the HSV short shifter and the "Capa" unit and this one is 100% better and it costs less.......

jagsy

1,462 posts

214 months

Saturday 29th May 2004
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I just want one.






Even Lynne says she wants to play with a new stick - that suprised me!!!!

GSE

1,631 posts

202 months

Sunday 30th May 2004
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The Monaro gear change - not too good, is it. Vague gear selection, and a very long throw. No flicking it through the gears with you fingertips either - you have to grab hold of it hard and almost shove it in each gear! I completely cocked up a gearchange whilst giving it some the other day , due to the vague selection. It feels like the syncro is taking some time to wind up before it will let you change. May be it will improve as the car is run in.

UK HSV - I'm interested in a short shift kit. I didn't realise there are different makes - HSV / Capa. Can you post a link to the Rip Shifter?

uk hsv

Original Poster:

1,692 posts

216 months

Sunday 30th May 2004
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Hi "GSE" here is the current advert:


their web site is partly up now at www.gmmotorsport.com/

The guy to talk to is Phonsy Mullan also "Pomona" has one fitted to fis GTS-R so he might be able to give you some feed back.

roger440

160 posts

206 months

Tuesday 1st June 2004
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Does it really not rattle - at all???

As you know mine does - i feel a purchase coming on!

jagsy

1,462 posts

214 months

Tuesday 1st June 2004
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If discount is on the cards we need to co-ordinate the purchase.

Island boy HSV

726 posts

202 months

Thursday 3rd June 2004
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Count me in on the discount club for the Rip shifter I have been struggling with the gearbox since I got mine any one else??

Boosted LS1

19,636 posts

223 months

Thursday 3rd June 2004
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Is this the same product as a US Ripper Shifter? Or, a different brand all together?

uk hsv

Original Poster:

1,692 posts

216 months

Thursday 3rd June 2004
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The shifter is an Australian product with a similar name to the American unit.

HSV1

7 posts

201 months

Friday 4th June 2004
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Hey Guys
The RIP shifter is great but you will experience a little more road noise because you delete a rubber boot that fits to the standard shifter, also you will get some more vibrations from the after market RIP shift. Other than that the shift patten is good.
CIAO

sjc

11,604 posts

233 months

Friday 4th June 2004
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HSV1 that is one great looking estate car you have there. I may have to sell my HSV as the company Mondeo Estate is on it's last legs, and buy a car that will do both jobs. The only options I can think of that would do such a job (i.e. quick,handles,comfy,rare fun and carry the Kitchen sink) is the Audi RS6 Avant but if I could find something like your car I'd probably go for it!If only someone would bring a few over.

>> Edited by sjc on Friday 4th June 06:31

uk hsv

Original Poster:

1,692 posts

216 months

Friday 4th June 2004
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The shifter I have put on retains all of the original seals and rubber boots so the noise inside the car is as normal....

As for vibration, there is some at high revves but this is only felt through the gear stick and not heard like a rattle....

"sjc" try this address from the links page on the web site www.api-uk.co.uk/ as he is looking to import the full
Holden, HSV range. to the UK.

The guy from API is coming to Billing on the Saturday if anyone wants to know about imports.........

sjc

11,604 posts

233 months

Saturday 5th June 2004
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UKHSV thanks for the link, although I can't seem to find enough info on their website. Can't do Billing as I'm on a stag weekend (again!).Might give them a call anyway. Drove a RS6 Avant today assuming it would solve my dilemma and it was.............ZZZZZZZZZZZZZ.Compared with what I always look for in my cars (TVRs/HSV's)it had no character whatsoever.

uk hsv

Original Poster:

1,692 posts

216 months

Thursday 10th June 2004
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I have been sent a email from GM Motorsport (who make the Rip Shifter) with the prices for the UK Owner Club...

1 off = $699 AUD ( 265)
5 off = $550 AUD ( 208)
10 off = $469 AUD ( 178)

Shipping etc is about 20 each

"Jagsy" and Mrs "Jagsy" have used the shifter on my car and I am sure will give you a honest opinion

jagsy

1,462 posts

214 months

Friday 11th June 2004
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I can DEFINATELY confirm the rippa is the dogs dooodahs.

The side to side movement is tiny. The 1st to 2nd is hard and fast and the 2nd to 3rd is just BANG!

I've had a count up the page, I think 5 if boosted LS1 is interested?? So come on guys.....

(ps ukhsv comments on zee zorst please)

uk hsv

Original Poster:

1,692 posts

216 months

Friday 11th June 2004
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I can say, with hand on heart "Jagsy" new exhaust sounds excellent

It is not as loud as I was expecting and it has a very nice deep tone. It is about as loud as a TVR but with a nicer note.

There is no drone and sounds excellent under full power.

The exhaust change was well worth the effort for the sound only but it is sure to of helped power to.

Crazy of Cookham

740 posts

218 months

Friday 11th June 2004
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Could be interested in the shifter if we make 5.

Boosted Ls1

19,636 posts

223 months

Friday 11th June 2004
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jagsy said:


I've had a count up the page, I think 5 if boosted LS1 is interested?? So come on guys.....


Mines a B&M Ripper Shifter from the US Not that it moves anywhere at the moment

KEV10-30

83 posts

202 months

Friday 11th June 2004
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I'll join the list for a Rip Shifter.