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Thread: What was Mountune thinking?

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    I just installed mine this week, I couldn't believe I had to go back in and put the bolt in through the bottom. I referenced the YouTube video and paper instructions to figure it out. Glad someone else shared in the frustration.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dakafa11 View Post
    The FSwerks one was pretty tedious also. I put it on 25% and felt like there was no throw at all. Didn't like it. Took it off and switched it to the 15% one which was perfect. 30% would feel wayyyyyy too short for me.
    My 30% Mountune could still use a little shorter throw, as far as I'm concerned, but I am afraid to go with the only other thing which would shorten it any more, (the boomba racing short shift, interior LEVER/handle itself) since some have experienced some bind from this combo (and yes, I do know many also have not had any problems, but with MY luck, I will be in the former category. ).

    I guess coming from, and being used to, a Pro 5.0 directly mounted into the T56 gearbox type short shifter (NO shift cable), with maybe .50" to .75" throws between gears, I am a little spoiled as far as shift lever throw goes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TyphoonFiST View Post
    My screw did NOT have a slot in it to make it into a flat head bolt. What would be great is if Mountune would tell you all of this stuff their "directions"....it was very vague. I will come over to anyone's house in the MSP/Stp. Area and do theirs with them if they want now due to this fiasco. It still is a very tasty piece of modding though....
    Turbo65 meant that the slot was in the BOTTOM of the allen screw, NOT up at the allen socket part, so that one could thread the screw in from the TOP of the shifter plate using a very narrow shank small slotted screwdriver.

    But, as noted, it was STILL a ROYAL PAIN to even get it started from the bottom to be able to do this, especially if you have large hands.

    Overall, this, and the boomba under hood shift cable bracket bushings were two of the most frustrating things I've ever done on a car, ever, in my 45 years of working on cars.

    Getting that 'pin' out of the factory shift arm, even with the Mountune supplied tool, was no picnic either!

    But I DO like the feel of the shifter now, especially as compared to the mile long factory shift throw/slop. ;)
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    Let me reiterate what I said....My bolt had no flathead on the reverse side of the Allen bolt. It was just an Allen headed bolt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TyphoonFiST View Post
    Let me reiterate what I said....My bolt had no flathead on the reverse side of the Allen bolt. It was just an Allen headed bolt.

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    OK, I misunderstood, and Mountune (if you bought it from them, or a vendor?) definitely sent you the WRONG allen bolt!

    Maybe somehow you got an older 'kit', and they only changed to this style slotted bottom allen bolt fairly recently??
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    My bolt also had no slot in it. This is what I used to install it. Made quick work of it, so I'm not all angry at mountune.

    1/4" ratchet wrench with a 3/16" hex bit.

    Easy peasy lemon squeezy.

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    Cobb shift knob / Twm shift extender / Boomba symposer delete / Boomba shifter base and trans bushings / Active Shift Designs pedal spacer / GFB dv+ /

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    This thread should be vaulted for those who need the info that is not given by the vendors with poo poo directions.

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    I agree, lack of instructions and first mod I did on the car, I put the bolt in from the top. But then I was like that doesn't feel right, why would it just sit in there. So I went from the bottom.
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    Cobb shift knob / Twm shift extender / Boomba symposer delete / Boomba shifter base and trans bushings / Active Shift Designs pedal spacer / GFB dv+ /


 
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