After developing Shifter Cables, Shifter Bushings, Shifter Base Bushings and the CMC Upgrade for the 8th Gen Civic, Hybrid Racing realized there was only one piece left that needed their attention. The sloppy civic shifter! Initial stages of the short shifter design involved culling through forums and talking to local 8th Gen Civic owners, looking for the Pros and Cons of the stock shifter as well as other short shifter upgrades that were available at the time. This wasn’t the first time they designed a shifter assembly, so there were already a lot of features Hybrid Racing knew they wanted to include in this unit.
Among those features was an unparalleled level of adjustability, so that each driver could tweak every aspect of the shifter to suit their own preference. Ultimately, what Hybrid Racing developed was a durable, versatile short shifter that is simple enough to allow an affordable price, so you can have your race car without eating ramen noodles for a month.
The shifter’s frame is constructed from TIG welded, powder coated, 1000 Series steel. The lower pivot point features chrome plated all-steel construction, and the upper pivot (where the shift lever mounts) is machined from 6061-T6 aluminum. Both pivots feature oil-impregnated bronze bushings pivoting on hard-chrome plated steel shafts for maximum wear resistance and quiet operation. Shift throw adjustment is achieved using two threaded cable attachment pins, meaning fine tweaks can be made to shift throw, allowing you to pin point the exact throw that suits you. Each attachment pin features a wear-resistant delrin pivot cap for sturdy, quite operation. Dual extension springs replace the OEM style torsion centering spring for better centering action and a less “sloppy” feel. The front/back throw and left/right throw can be adjusted independently.