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Old 11-10-2008
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3 inch body lift question

Going to get this 3 inch body lift from summit racing. My question is under the applications tab is says the following: 20 - Manual transmission models require part PRA-3700 shift extension (Mazda transmission only). That means I don't have to buy the shifter extension correct? or do I.. I've read in different threads I have to but why does it say on there site that it's only required for the Mazda's? Just want to be 100% sure.. Mine is a manual. Thanks for the help.
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If you have a manual yes you need a extension.
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no you need it... R1 is a "mazda" trans
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Okay I thought so but wasn't sure thanks guys
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Yeah...what they said.


it says manual transmission trucks require #3700. And you do need it.
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Kyle (or anyone with a bl on a manual) did you ever install that bl? Im wondering if you had to do more modifications than normal to get it to work with the manual trans, besides the extension. And does the extension effect the feel or performance of shifting?
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Kyle (or anyone with a bl on a manual) did you ever install that bl? Im wondering if you had to do more modifications than normal to get it to work with the manual trans, besides the extension. And does the extension effect the feel or performance of shifting?
x2 i was wondering that too.. will it affect my hurst shifter or even bolt up with it?
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all you need is the extenstion for the tranny that way it will clear the floor board. if you have the cup holders down there then you will need it even more.
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Kyle (or anyone with a bl on a manual) did you ever install that bl? Im wondering if you had to do more modifications than normal to get it to work with the manual trans, besides the extension. And does the extension effect the feel or performance of shifting?
Not yet, doing it this spring, too cold out right now and my garage isn't heated. This thread is like 2 months old haha.
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Kyle (or anyone with a bl on a manual) did you ever install that bl? Im wondering if you had to do more modifications than normal to get it to work with the manual trans, besides the extension. And does the extension effect the feel or performance of shifting?
Since this thread, i've installed a bodylift using the PA extention. It is awkward. IF the cupholders are left in the factory location, there must be trimming made to the floor and possibly the cupholder EVEN with the extention. OR......the base of the shifter arm needs to be heated a little and pitch the ball forward a little. give the base a little bend. OR...slide back that cupholder console until it shifts perfect in each gear w/o any resistance of the boot or cupholder thing and put in new screws and holes into the floor pan. Essencially, you'd be moving the cupholder back about 1.5".

shifter arm throws are longer with the extention installed.



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x2 i was wondering that too.. will it affect my hurst shifter or even bolt up with it?
The Hurst IMO is the BEST way around this whole PA BL shifter crap. You dont even need anything. just your ball will be 3" lower than normal. No mods or anything needed.

Here's what i did with mine to make the shifter fit me PERFECTLY. I first made a bracket. moved the ball 1" up, 1 1/8" back, and 1/4" left. I made that with the 1" bl...to get the ball perfect. Then i put the 3" bl on it. the ball interferred with the beverage in the center console...and started to get uncomfortable for me. SO...i then made a new bracket. moved the ball 2 1/2" up, 1 1/8" back, 1/4" left. It's perfect and now i have a mounted center console.

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^^Shane, you think of everything don't you?
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So I might need to mod my cup holders to make sure the shifter extension works properly? Would it shift all the way if I just trimmed the cup holders like you did shane?

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Dude if I get the bl could I buy one of those brackets from you?
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