The Fastline Extended Performance Shifter was originally developed in 2003 to be the absolute BEST Honda/Acura shifter available....... and they succeeded!
From the ergonomic design that just falls into your hands, to the very first ultra-smooth shift, it is clear that this is not just another short shifter. In fact, the Fastline Performance Shifter was designed specifically to maintain the exact same ratio as the stock shifter. The Fastline Shifter certainly does not look stock, but the shift feel and throw is 100% like the stock shifter.
How does it work? Two key features are the key to this shifter’s effectiveness in achieving the smoothest and fastest shifts possible.
1) Close reach. By placing the knob a close distance from the “4 o’clock” position of the steering wheel you will find that grabbing a gear is unbelievably fast. A huge amount of time is wasted on reaching down for the knob in the stock location. Making things even better is the ability to adjust the shifter, allowing you to compensate for personal preference or different diameter steering wheels.
2) Counterweighting. It is no secret that a heavier knob is a great way to improve the smoothness of shifts. However simply sticking a weight on top of a long lever has a drawback…more mass to move in the shift. This means, more effort. The Fastline shifter places weight at an equal distance from the pivot to the shift linkage mounting, where it does the most work with the least effort. This allows you to use a light-weight Maven Aluminum or Delrin shift knob which reduces the effort needed to shift. It is the best of both worlds!
But, Fastline didn’t stop at engineering the best shifter. They also took it further by adding in the be absolute best hardware kit. Machined Delrin bushings add a crispness in movement that is unmatched by notchy-feeling bearings or squishy-feeling rubber.