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Old 09-10-2011, 12:54 PM   #1
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Manual trans questions

Ok guys, these questions will show my complete ignorance of transmissions so please bear with me.
Here's the setup, my wife is short and she has a problem being able to completely depress the clutch. She is able to do it, but she has to slide the seat so far forward, I'm afraid if she gets in an accident the airbag will do something irreversible.
My ultimate goal would be to shorten the "slack" in the clutch pedal to maybe 3" of travel without changing the pedal travel after that. Then move the pedal back towards the driver's seat. I'd also like to put a short throw shifter with a gate on it. While I'm at it, anyone know how to make a shift skip eliminator?
Is there a way to accomplish this? (And keep the warranty? The Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act offers some protection.)
I appreciate the help guys.
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Old 09-10-2011, 01:24 PM   #2
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If you do find an easy way to bring the clutch closer please pm me incase i dont look here again, but no i have no idea. Sounds hard with hydralic clutches. As for the skip shift eliminator i know they are easy to find. Why would you want to make one?
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Old 09-10-2011, 01:32 PM   #3
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I'm just one of those people that likes to make my own parts if it's reasonable. I'm planning to build my own catch can next weekend actually. I could use some welder time anyhow. It's been a while since I've made something.
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Old 09-16-2011, 04:29 PM   #4
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You can get the skip shift eliminator for $10-$20. There are some threads out there about this part and install. You may be able to get some ideas from the pics that were posted.

I'm only 5' and drive barefoot for the most part. I don't have a problem depressing the clutch and I'm not that close to the wheel that I'd worry about any injuries from the air bag.

This is not meant to be an insult, it's a legitimate question: is your wife sitting closer to try and see over/more of the hood? I'm asking because the passenger side front of the car is completely blind (for me) and she may be worried about that and trying to see the whole hood. This will probably sound stupid to those not vertically challenged: I just put 1" lowering springs on the car. For some reason, I feel like I have a better feel/depth for that corner. You may want to look into this for her - and you'll like it too.
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