K-Tuned No-Cut K-Swap Shifter Box
This shifter is designed to be used in all EF, DA, EG, DC2 and EK chassis and of course, as the title states, this unit installs with absolutely no cutting of the exhaust tunnel and allows you to keep your stock centre console in place. It can be used with all OEM and aftermarket 02-04 RSX/DC5 shifter cables. 05-06 RSX/DC5 shifter cables will work with but with slight modification. Construction is 90% billet aluminium with mix of stainless steel, brass and delrin. All materials used were chosen to create a strong and reliable shifter with outstanding feel. The shifter has three pivot points that were made for long term wear. However, the shifter can be rebuilt easily with replacement bushings. There are 2 settings for the front to back throw that are easily made at the top section of the shifter. A progressive rate neutral return spring is used just like the ones that are used in the OEM design.
To install the shifter on a manual transmission chassis use the OEM rear shifter holes and simply drill 2 more holes up front, thats it. The aluminium mechanism for the shifter will then bolt in place up top and the arms will pass down through the factory shifter hole. The bottom section where the cables are connected is fully sealed and 100% leak-free unlike some other designs where water and exhaust gases can actually get inside the shifter and the cabin. Our No-Cut Shifter was on the design table here at K-Tuned for almost 5 years. Despite making a handful of prototypes, most of them never met their high expectations. This part was challenging to make due to space constraints. Trying to fit a handful of moving parts in the confined space under the Honda center console without cutting anything was the first hurdle. The second and most important to K-Tuned, was still keeping all those moving parts strong and reliable enough to avoid failures. K-Tuned are very confident that their No-Cut Shifter is superior to our competitors short-term design.
This shifter is NOT recommended for race use.