Review: B&M 6 Speed Precision Sports Short Shifter & Extended Transfer Case Shifter

Tags:
  1. CharlieH

    CharlieH Member

    First Name:
    Charlie
    Vehicle(s):
    2018 Jl Rubicon 2 Door
    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2018
    Location:
    Rhode Island
    Posts:
    6
    Liked:
    15
    Haven’t seen any install posts on both of these yet, so I figured I’d start a thread on this. Installed the B&M 45197 Precision SportsShifter on my 6spd Rubi today along with the 81173 extended transfer case shifter. Not sure at first if I would like having the shifters at the same height, but the modification really made a difference in the leverage needed in throwing it into 4H. No more having to reach down and yank like hell.

    https://www.holley.com/products/dri..._accessories/manual_shifters/jeep/parts/45197

    https://www.holley.com/products/off-road/shifters/parts/81173

    Pros:
    • 18% reduced throw make a difference in the shifter feel; shifting is also much crisper
    • Reverse lockout is a lot less obtrusive and has a better feel (no more off road out-of-position shifts where you want to slam it into first and fall into the reverse gate instead)
    • Extended transfer case shifter is a huge improvement; two finger 4H shifting is no problem whatsoever

    Cons:
    • Cost (look into it and you’ll know what I mean)
    • I genuinely liked the high quality appearance and feel of the OEM shifters, so you should do your homework before contemplating the change

    IMG_5161.JPG

    IMG_5163.JPG

    IMG_5165.JPG
     
  2. UKCATS

    UKCATS Well-Known Member

    Vehicle(s):
    2018 Rubicon 2 door/2020 Gladiator Rubicon
    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2018
    Location:
    DFW
    Posts:
    1,829
    Liked:
    4,631
    Occupation:
    I play piano in a whorehouse
    Those are nice.
     
  3. mrhumble1

    mrhumble1 Well-Known Member

    First Name:
    Jason
    Vehicle(s):
    JL Rubicon, 2-Door, Manual
    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2019
    Location:
    Denver, CO
    Posts:
    279
    Liked:
    328
    How difficult was the install??
     
  4. Crawdad1028

    Crawdad1028 Well-Known Member

    First Name:
    Robert
    Vehicle(s):
    2018 JLU Sport 6 speed with rubi axles, lockers, RCVs, trusses, and 5.13s
    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2018
    Location:
    Knoxville TN
    Posts:
    105
    Liked:
    137
    Garage Profiles:
    1
    Glad to hear this input. Mine should be showing up today!
     
    Billy likes this.
  5. OP
    OP
    CharlieH

    CharlieH Member

    First Name:
    Charlie
    Vehicle(s):
    2018 Jl Rubicon 2 Door
    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2018
    Location:
    Rhode Island
    Posts:
    6
    Liked:
    15
    Installation is very straightforward and only requires a few simple hand tools. I would highly recommend using plastic trim tools though, since the interior plastic scratches very easily.
     
    Bocephus1963 likes this.
  6. Billy

    Billy Well-Known Member

    Vehicle(s):
    1997 TJ, 2008 WK CRD
    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2016
    Location:
    Bend, OR
    Posts:
    10,653
    Liked:
    57,752
    Garage Profiles:
    1
    Any knee contact on the T-Case shifter?
     
  7. jessedoesitall

    jessedoesitall Active Member

    First Name:
    Jesse
    Vehicle(s):
    2018 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sport S
    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2019
    Location:
    Portland, OR
    Posts:
    33
    Liked:
    9
    Occupation:
    Stuff
    Garage Profiles:
    1
    That's great, but I'm just trying to change out the shift knob. Anyone have any luck with that?
     
  8. Sean L

    Sean L Well-Known Member

    First Name:
    Sean
    Vehicle(s):
    2018 Jeep Wrangler Sahara, 2017 Honda Accord Sport, 2003 Yamaha V Star 650 Silverado, 2014 Yamaha V Star 1300 Tourer
    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2018
    Location:
    North Carolina
    Posts:
    22,315
    Liked:
    105,367
    Garage Profiles:
    2
    Looks pretty good. I wish they made one for the automatic shifter too.
     
    Gray Hare and ChrispyJL like this.
  9. ridesaway

    ridesaway Member

    Vehicle(s):
    In the market and waiting for the JT. 2014 Dodge Durango, 2009 Dodge Ram, 2015 Dodge Challenger
    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2018
    Location:
    Orlando, FL
    Posts:
    5
    Liked:
    2
    Looks great!
    Any one in the know think they will make color options?
    Is the thread compatible with other after market shifts knobs such as Hurst?
     
  10. OP
    OP
    CharlieH

    CharlieH Member

    First Name:
    Charlie
    Vehicle(s):
    2018 Jl Rubicon 2 Door
    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2018
    Location:
    Rhode Island
    Posts:
    6
    Liked:
    15
    Nope. Not an issue.

    B3BF5411-DA3B-4A05-ADE0-B670DEAD5362.jpeg
     
    DanW and Sean L like this.
  11. Crawdad1028

    Crawdad1028 Well-Known Member

    First Name:
    Robert
    Vehicle(s):
    2018 JLU Sport 6 speed with rubi axles, lockers, RCVs, trusses, and 5.13s
    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2018
    Location:
    Knoxville TN
    Posts:
    105
    Liked:
    137
    Garage Profiles:
    1
    I had watched the install video a couple times and knew which tools we're needed so I took it to work the day it showed up and installed these on my lunch break at work. The shifter is amazing. The transfer case shifter does sit right next to the phone charger port so the first time I went back to 2 hi I smashed my finger on the charger. I kind of wish I could have gotten just a knob for the transfer case but it does work and look great!

    IMG_20190408_210722414.jpg
     
  12. biTToe

    biTToe Active Member

    Vehicle(s):
    JL Rubi: Ordered 1/30/18 - Delivered 06/12/18- '06 TJ Rubi ( gone ), '75 CJ5 304-V8 (long gone)
    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2018
    Location:
    Central NY
    Posts:
    42
    Liked:
    43
    I already whack my knee against the OEM t-case shifter. In this position it seems like it would be even more obtrusive.

    It looks like you could install it in any orientation so long as it didn't interfere with the tranny shifter. I think it would be better oriented in the five O'clock position rather than the ten O'clock position
     
  13. 2003hummerh2

    2003hummerh2 Member

    Vehicle(s):
    2018 Jeep Wrangler JL
    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2019
    Location:
    Texas
    Posts:
    10
    Liked:
    1
    The stock shift knob isn’t threaded on so the only way to get a new knob is to buy this.
     
  14. fastcar4re

    fastcar4re New Member

    Vehicle(s):
    2018 JL Jeep Wrangler Rubicon
    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2018
    Location:
    Houston, TX
    Posts:
    1
    Liked:
    0
    Can someone tell me why the 4WD shifter needs to have such an angle built into it?
    Would a straight 4WD shifter work as well?

    I just think a straight 4WD shifter would look better.

    Thank you.
     
  15. Kenny

    Kenny Well-Known Member

    First Name:
    Ken
    Vehicle(s):
    2018 jl sports, 2015 JK Unlimited, 2013 JK @ Dr
    Joined:
    May 31, 2018
    Location:
    Utah
    Posts:
    1,366
    Liked:
    1,619
    Occupation:
    Village Idiot
    I agree and it wouldn't have a chance of hitting knees
     
Loading...

Share This Page