Hybrid Racing shifter cables are a performance upgrade replacement for stock OEM cables. The solid rod ends, 30% thicker cable core, spherical bearings, & aluminum end links give the Hybrid Racing cables a firmer, tighter feel over OEM cables resulting in fewer missed shifts and a more connected feel to the chassis.
We created a cable to give people peace of mind and improved driving performance when they shift hard and during demanding racing applications and the Hybrid Racing performance cables achieve this goal!
Other notable features of the Hybrid Racing cables are spherical bearings, stainless steel push rods, and upgraded stainless steel swivel support tubes (oem are plastic) that are known to break on the OEM cables. All of the rod ends, and mounting bushings are CNC machined 6061 aluminum then black anodized before being laser etched with the Hybrid Racing logo and flair.
Are these cables a direct replacement for my OEM Civic Type R FD2 Shifter Cables cables?
Yes! We include a new rubber grommet that goes around the OEM cables, so you do not have to re-use your OEM grommet. The OEM cable that controls the right/left motion of the shifter has been upgraded from a plastic twist-lock bushing to aluminum bushings and spring clip. This aluminum bushing simplifies installation a bit, but more importantly, it gets rid of yet another plastic part that tends to flex on the OEM cables, leading to a sloppy feeling shift. The extra spring clip that you will need to install the Hybrid Racing cables is included with the cables, so you will not need to buy any other parts.
What is included with these shifter cables?
The kit comes with two shifter cables; each shifter cable set includes two cotter pins, clips for the shifter end, and transmission selector lever springs. Each set also comes with a new rubber grommet for the hole in your firewall. Also, all shifter cables come with upgraded transmission gear selector springs. These aren't required but are recommended to further improve your driving experience. We also include a pair of thermal protective sleeves which will help protect them from your exhaust.
These shifter cables are made specifically for the Japanese Spec FD2 Civic Type R! The FD2 Civic Type R's K20A transmission uses a unique shifter cable bracket and thus requires a special set of shifter cables. These cables are NOT compatible with the USDM spec K20Z3 or Euro Spec K20Z4 transmission.