Now in its 11th generation, the Honda Civic continues to punch above its weight in terms of performance, quality, and reliability. With the ever-evolving upgrades and changes, we continue to learn, create, and develop new ways of improving factory parts. That is why our latest 5th Generation Short Shifter continues to set the standard for Honda performance drivetrain components.
Our newest shifter for the 11th Gen Honda Civic & 5th Generation Integra receives many upgrades, some of them include:
- Larger internal spring for reduced stress and improved return speed. Using a larger 2" diameter spring in our shifter serves two crucial purposes. Firstly, it helps reduce internal stress within the spring itself, ensuring it can operate effectively and maintain its performance over time. Secondly, the larger spring diameter contributes to improving the return speed of the knob after shifting. This means that the shifter mechanism can quickly and efficiently reset to its neutral position after a gear change, enhancing the overall responsiveness and efficiency of the shifter.
- Larger bearings for racing forces. Wishbone bearings, also known as spherical bearings or rod end bearings, are critical components in our shifters. By using larger wishbone bearings, the shifter is designed to withstand the substantial forces that arise during racing situations. These bearings allow for smooth movement and articulation of the shifter assembly, ensuring the driver can shift gears confidently and precisely, even under high-stress conditions.
- Stainless steel cable attachment pins for enhanced wear resistance. Stainless steel cable attachment pins offer increased durability and wear resistance compared to other materials. These pins are responsible for connecting the shifter mechanism to the transmission cables. Using stainless steel, the shifter is less prone to the effects of wear and corrosion over time, leading to a longer service life and maintaining consistent performance even in demanding racing environments.
- Complex carbon steel baseplate for weight reduction and rigidity. The incorporation of a complex carbon steel sheet metal baseplate serves the dual purpose of weight reduction and increased rigidity. Carbon steel is known for its strength-to-weight ratio, making it an ideal choice for structural components. The complexity of the baseplate's design includes strategically placed reinforcements and contours to achieve higher rigidity without adding unnecessary weight. This results in improved overall stability and a more direct transfer of shifting forces, ultimately enhancing the driver's control and feel.