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Old 10-24-2007, 08:47 AM
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I was driving to work today and my ebay short shifter snapped about 3/4 of an inch down from the bottom of the shifter ****. Luckily I was coming to a stop so it didnt cause any accidents. Sucked having to shift the rest of the way with what was left.

oh well it did last 2 years or so but i suppose the moral is, dont skimp out on a shifter, getta name brand.

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Old 10-24-2007, 08:56 AM
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- personally, I think shopping on e-bay is a crap shoot and I don't do it. Glad you didn't have an accident.
 
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Old 10-24-2007, 09:04 AM
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ebay isnt a crap shoot if you know whats up but generic parts definately arent worth chancing. I knew the part was generic, its like the first mod I did back when I got the car. Never again tho, with the non name brand![8D]
 
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Old 10-24-2007, 10:29 AM
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wow man, i've heard stories about that but sh*t, that sucks bad. Do you shift real hard?
 
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Old 10-24-2007, 11:06 AM
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two years for about 20 bucks? i think it did its job lol
 
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Old 10-24-2007, 11:08 AM
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lol yea 2 years is not too shabby. I dunno Flip,I dont really drive my car that hard...I just think it was some really crappy metal alloys goin on.
 
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Old 10-24-2007, 11:41 AM
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Damn, that heinous. Good to hear everything worked out though. You get a replacement shifter yet?
 
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Old 10-24-2007, 12:47 PM
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Do you have a picture of where it broke? I would like to see what the metal did at the break.
 
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Old 10-24-2007, 02:28 PM
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yea, i love my ebay shifter...which reminds me, i gotta get that thing out of my old car...

you just gotta watch out....
 
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ouch sorry to hear that. But good to hear both you and the car were unharmed.
 

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