Pelican Parts
Parts Catalog Accessories Catalog How To Articles Tech Forums
Call Pelican Parts at 888-280-7799
Shopping Cart Cart | Project List | Order Status | Help



Go Back   Pelican Parts Forums > Porsche Forums > Porsche 911 Technical Forum


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Rating: Thread Rating: 1 votes, 5.00 average.
Author
Thread Post New Thread    Reply
azul_minerva
 
Join Date: Jun 2017
Location: Duesseldorf, Germany
Posts: 21
Garage
915 Stock Shifter Improvement Spring

Hi guys,

We all know the stock shifter of a 915 gearbox isn't working perfect. And I know the are a lot of great solutions out there to improve the shifting experience like Wevo, Seine Systems and some others.

However, as all those unfortunately exceeded my budget, I was searching for something way cheaper and ended up with a simple spring:



This spring can be mounted in the stock shifter without big efforts or any changes to the stock setup itself (so can also be removed easily if needed).



As a result, the shifter remains per default in the position 3rd/4th gear plane. So if you want to use the first (or second) gear, you will need to push the shifter to the left - like in modern gearboxes.

If you are interested in getting one of those, just let me know and I'm happy to ship it over to you!


______________
Karsten

1978 SC
IG: azul_minerva


Last edited by Karsten17; 02-21-2020 at 07:59 AM..
Old 02-21-2020, 07:47 AM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #1 (permalink)
Registered
 
Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: Carlsbad, CA
Posts: 87
Garage
I had Karsten send me one of these springs as I saw them on Instagram. I’m so impressed. Took me all of 15 minutes to install...and works as advertised. Completely reversible, no cutting, no welding, no drilling. And 1/10 the price of a Wevo. Great idea!! And Karstens great to deal with too. I really recommend it to anyone with a 915!!
Old 02-21-2020, 08:03 AM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #2 (permalink)
Registered
 
Pedro '84 Coupe's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2017
Location: Louisiana
Posts: 632
Garage
I'd be interested. Was going to get a Seine gate shift kit but would be willing to try this. How much shipped to USA?

Looks like the shifter has to be disassembled. This will take me more than 15 minutes.

Springloaded 915 shifter?! Yes, we can!
__________________
1984 Slate Blue Metallic Carrera Coupe, 2000 Boxster S and 2016 VW Golf
Old 02-21-2020, 08:41 AM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #3 (permalink)
Registered
 
Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: Carlsbad, CA
Posts: 87
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pedro '84 Coupe View Post
I'd be interested. Was going to get a Seine gate shift kit but would be willing to try this. How much shipped to USA?

Looks like the shifter has to be disassembled. This will take me more than 15 minutes.

Springloaded 915 shifter?! Yes, we can!
No need to disassemble, just remove the shifter, install the spring from underneath and reinstall!
Old 02-21-2020, 09:04 AM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #4 (permalink)
azul_minerva
 
Join Date: Jun 2017
Location: Duesseldorf, Germany
Posts: 21
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pedro '84 Coupe View Post
I'd be interested. Was going to get a Seine gate shift kit but would be willing to try this. How much shipped to USA?

Looks like the shifter has to be disassembled. This will take me more than 15 minutes.

Springloaded 915 shifter?! Yes, we can!
Hi Pedro, no need to disassemble the shifter (like in the post from spadescustomz). This is basically how it works:




Costs for the spring including shipping to the US via registered mail is 49€.
__________________
______________
Karsten

1978 SC
https://www.instagram.com/azul_minerva/
Old 02-21-2020, 09:11 AM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #5 (permalink)
Registered
 
Pedro '84 Coupe's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2017
Location: Louisiana
Posts: 632
Garage
Thanks, Karsten. Worth a try for around $50. Might you have a video of it in action?
__________________
1984 Slate Blue Metallic Carrera Coupe, 2000 Boxster S and 2016 VW Golf
Old 02-21-2020, 05:44 PM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #6 (permalink)
 
azul_minerva
 
Join Date: Jun 2017
Location: Duesseldorf, Germany
Posts: 21
Garage
Hi Pedro, there is one on my IG account (azul_minerva) - I'm not sure how to upload videos here...
__________________
______________
Karsten

1978 SC
https://www.instagram.com/azul_minerva/
Old 02-22-2020, 07:35 AM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #7 (permalink)
KTL KTL is offline
Schleprock
 
KTL's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2000
Location: Frankfort IL USA
Posts: 16,324
That spring is an incredible find for the 915 shifter. Well done!
__________________
Kevin L
Present: '86 Carrera, ‘89 Corvette Z51 6spd
Past: '87 Carrera, ‘79 911 SC widebody racecar
Old 02-22-2020, 10:10 AM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #8 (permalink)
Registered
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: In the Gatineau Hills, Québec
Posts: 371
Garage
Hi Karsten,
Thanks for the quick shipping on the spring. I received mine in the mail on Friday - looking forward to getting it in the car. Now, if I could get the snow, slush, ice thing out of the way, then that would be an interesting shift.
Mark
Old 02-22-2020, 10:33 AM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #9 (permalink)
Registered
 
Pedro '84 Coupe's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2017
Location: Louisiana
Posts: 632
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by Karsten17 View Post
Hi Pedro, there is one on my IG account (azul_minerva) - I'm not sure how to upload videos here...
Found the video. Looks pretty good. PM me your PayPal info please.

Thanks!
__________________
1984 Slate Blue Metallic Carrera Coupe, 2000 Boxster S and 2016 VW Golf
Old 02-22-2020, 10:41 AM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #10 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2019
Location: Hull, Canada
Posts: 8
Garage
Definitely interested. Nice improvement.
PM sent
Old 02-22-2020, 11:51 AM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #11 (permalink)
Registered
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Australia
Posts: 151
Quote:
Originally Posted by elloco View Post
Definitely interested. Nice improvement.
PM sent
Same here. PM coming
Old 02-22-2020, 04:02 PM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #12 (permalink)
 
Registered
 
Join Date: Dec 2019
Location: Florida Panhandle
Posts: 295
Garage
I’m in. PM sent.
Old 02-22-2020, 09:23 PM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #13 (permalink)
azul_minerva
 
Join Date: Jun 2017
Location: Duesseldorf, Germany
Posts: 21
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by Marwil View Post
Hi Karsten,
Thanks for the quick shipping on the spring. I received mine in the mail on Friday - looking forward to getting it in the car. Now, if I could get the snow, slush, ice thing out of the way, then that would be an interesting shift.
Mark
Hey Mark, Glad you received it - enjoy it once the weather gets better over there!
__________________
______________
Karsten

1978 SC
https://www.instagram.com/azul_minerva/
Old 02-24-2020, 01:12 PM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #14 (permalink)
Registered
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Manchester England
Posts: 111
Garage
Hi karsten I’m interested in your spring can you deliver to the ���� uk ps I can pay by PayPal....mike fitz
Old 02-26-2020, 03:42 PM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #15 (permalink)
Registered
 
HarryD's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Portland, Oregon
Posts: 10,711
Check that the plastic cup between the shifter and shift rod is intact. Mine was gone, a new one ($4.75 here) made a huge difference.

https://www.pelicanparts.com/More_Info/91142413900M260.htm?pn=911-424-139-00-M260&bt=Y&fs=0&SVSVSI=5878
__________________
Harry
1970 VW Sunroof Bus - "The Magic Bus"
1973.5 911T Targa - "Smokey"
2003 BMW Z4 3.0i
2009 MB C300
Old 02-26-2020, 05:21 PM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #16 (permalink)
Registered
 
Flojo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Germany
Posts: 3,512
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by HarryD View Post
Check that the plastic cup between the shifter and shift rod is intact.
this spring is an improvement on top if one has already gone through the bushings replacement.
__________________
Regards, Flo / 79 SC streetrod - Frankfurt, Germany
Parts: https://www.instagram.com/spadescustomz_/
EGO: https://www.instagram.com/911garage_germany/
Old 02-27-2020, 06:29 AM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #17 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 29
Hi Karsten, I would like to have one of your springs too. Sent you a pm
Old 02-27-2020, 08:19 AM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #18 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2019
Location: Hull, Canada
Posts: 8
Garage
Karsten, I received your spring and installed it as per your instruction in less then 30 minutes.
I already had new bushings fitted prior, but your spring improvement created the feel we're all looking for with the 915 !!! Very clever. Thank you
Old 03-05-2020, 07:16 AM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #19 (permalink)
azul_minerva
 
Join Date: Jun 2017
Location: Duesseldorf, Germany
Posts: 21
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by elloco View Post
Karsten, I received your spring and installed it as per your instruction in less then 30 minutes.
I already had new bushings fitted prior, but your spring improvement created the feel we're all looking for with the 915 !!! Very clever. Thank you
Thanks Francois, glad you like it!

__________________
______________
Karsten

1978 SC
https://www.instagram.com/azul_minerva/
Old 03-05-2020, 10:28 AM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #20 (permalink)
Reply

Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

 


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 04:25 PM.


 
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2020 Pelican Parts, LLC - Posts may be archived for display on the Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page
 

DTO Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.