I agree - the gears engage in a very positive way and the distance the cables move to engage seems to be the same even if the shift mechanism itself has a shorter throw.I haven't seen any correlation to short shifter and clutch problems. I have the short shifter and so far no clutch problems.
I just purchased a short shifter from Carlsen Porsche and will have it installed when I add the 9ff kit in September.... Has anyone with the short shifter in this forum had any transmission problems?
At the recent Porsche Parade in Portland, they used the first seven turns of Portland Int'l raceway as the course for the AX competition, and I'm glad I had the SS, as we spent a lot of time in 3rd gear, and there were two places requiring heel/toe downshifts from 3rd to 2nd. I was the fastest Cayman S that ran, and I beat all but two of the times posted by all stock 996s, 997s (including 997S - the fastest of the 997s was a Club Coupe with the X-51 HP package) and I covered all of the 996 Turbos and GT3s by 2.5 seconds. I ran in the Showroom Stock class where the car has to be run 'as delivered' from the dealer on street tires. I was only .7 seconds behind the top car in the 'Improved' classes that ran the next morning that included 911s and 914-6s with trick suspensions and DOT sticky tires, and had the rest of that field covered by 1.9 seconds.
Now Ken, I probably would have smoked you, too... as P-nut said above - 'you know that the driver makes more difference than the car.'
Anyway, yes, there were lots of folks who were very impressed with the performance of a box-stock Cayman S on the track. Another GGR driver, Greg Adams, was 1 second faster then me in a box-stock 1997 993 C2S. A good example of the difference being the driver. Greg and I were pretty amazed at how well our times held up the rest of the day and for a good protion of the next morning, in our showroom stock-mobiles...
Edited by - beez on 08/16/2006 5:55:54 PM