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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-04-2019, 04:35 PM Thread Starter
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Short shifter?

I have a 6-speed Elantra GT (a 2018 PD series) and came across this short shifter that is available from Shark Racing. It supposedly reduces the throws by roughly 30% and can be used with either the stock shift knob or one of their aftermarket ones.

https://sharkracing.com/2018-i30-ela...short-shifter/

Has anyone installed one of these and if so, what do you think? I've not been able to find much in the way of reviews on any of Shark Racing's parts.

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I have a 6-speed Elantra GT (a 2018 PD series) and came across this short shifter that is available from Shark Racing. It supposedly reduces the throws by roughly 30% and can be used with either the stock shift knob or one of their aftermarket ones.

https://sharkracing.com/2018-i30-ela...short-shifter/

Has anyone installed one of these and if so, what do you think? I've not been able to find much in the way of reviews on any of Shark Racing's parts.

TIA,
Andy
I thought about doing this too when I had a 2018 GT GLS. Apparently installing a shifter can be quite a lot of work. I'd be interested to hear from some more experienced folks as well.
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I have a 18 Elantra GT Sport. I didn't use Shark Racing's short shifter I went with Hyundai's short shifter for a 2019 Veloster R. I'm sure they are similar. I like it a lot, shorter shifts and much better feel. I also had Sxth's shifter bushing's and shifter cable end bushing's installed. If your GT isn't a Sport I think the shift knob can't be used because it's not threaded.
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I have a 18 Elantra GT Sport. I didn't use Shark Racing's short shifter I went with Hyundai's short shifter for a 2019 Veloster R. I'm sure they are similar. I like it a lot, shorter shifts and much better feel. I also had Sxth's shifter bushing's and shifter cable end bushing's installed. If your GT isn't a Sport I think the shift knob can't be used because it's not threaded.
That looks awesome but I'm guessing you can never use your front cup holder now...

My travel mug is super in the way of comfortable shifting when it's up front, and even kind of in the way in the back one. I wish the cupholders were like 4" deeper down into the console, but I'm guessing that's literally where you connected the shifter.
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That looks awesome but I'm guessing you can never use your front cup holder now...

My travel mug is super in the way of comfortable shifting when it's up front, and even kind of in the way in the back one. I wish the cupholders were like 4" deeper down into the console, but I'm guessing that's literally where you connected the shifter.
I rarely use it because I drive less then a mile to work. But I can put my blender bottle in it I just rest my arm on top of it. I think the air duct for the rear vent runs under them.
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I have a 18 Elantra GT Sport. I didn't use Shark Racing's short shifter I went with Hyundai's short shifter for a 2019 Veloster R. I'm sure they are similar. I like it a lot, shorter shifts and much better feel. I also had Sxth's shifter bushing's and shifter cable end bushing's installed. If your GT isn't a Sport I think the shift knob can't be used because it's not threaded.

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Thanks for the reply.

That looks quite nice and seems to be a factory version of what Shark Racing sells? Did a search with the p/n's on your box and these items, sold together (Shaft - J3F19AU210, Knob - J3F19AU220 & Lockout - J3F19AU230) were listed as a 'kit' (Item #J3F19 AU700 ) with a price ranging between $460-$800? On a few places that p/n is also listed as being a discontinued item as well?

Did you have it installed by a dealership? I know the 2nd gen Veloster uses the same basic platform as the PD Elantra GT. Same wheelbase and width for example and my guess is the stock manual transmission shift linkages are more or less the same between the two models?

As far as gear knobs go, I'd like to use the stock leather wrapped item seen on 6-speed i30 models sold in overseas markets. It's the same shape as the standard 6-speed rubber knob, just much nicer looking. I picked up a brand new one off eBay that came in a Kia labeled bag and had this p/n (#43711 3W400HU). Photo attached. TBH not really a fan of the round knob used on 6-Speed Veloster N's and Elantra GT Sport/N-line models.
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Thanks for the reply.

That looks quite nice and seems to be a factory version of what Shark Racing sells? Did a search with the p/n's on your box and these items, sold together (Shaft - J3F19AU210, Knob - J3F19AU220 & Lockout - J3F19AU230) were listed as a 'kit' (Item #J3F19 AU700 ) with a price ranging between $460-$800? On a few places that p/n is also listed as being a discontinued item as well?

Did you have it installed by a dealership? I know the 2nd gen Veloster uses the same basic platform as the PD Elantra GT. Same wheelbase and width for example and my guess is the stock manual transmission shift linkages are more or less the same between the two models?

As far as gear knobs go, I'd like to use the stock leather wrapped item seen on 6-speed i30 models sold in overseas markets. It's the same shape as the standard 6-speed rubber knob, just much nicer looking. I picked up a brand new one off eBay that came in a Kia labeled bag and had this p/n (#43711 3W400HU). Photo attached. TBH not really a fan of the round knob used on 6-Speed Veloster N's and Elantra GT Sport/N-line models.
B&M Shifters makes Hyundaiís short shifters. I didnít buy the kit, I ordered the shifter, reverse lockout and a new shifter bearing(pn 43753-0U100) from www.hyundaioemparts.com. I installed it myself. That type of shift knob wonít work because there are no threads.
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Thanks for the update. How difficult was it to install?
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Thanks for the update. How difficult was it to install?
The shifter bearing which holds the shifter in place was kinda a pain to remove. That's why I bought a new one because I knew there was a chance I'd break it. I also had to trim down the shifter threads so there was less of a gap between the shift knob and reverse lockout. But it wasn't that bad, the center console is easy to remove and everything is right there in front of you.
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Thanks for the photos. How did you remove the upper portion of the console, the part that the shift boot attaches to? Pry tool? Looks like some sort of clip is used to attach it to the wider part below?
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