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Old 01-23-2012, 09:24 AM   #1
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Review of: Revised Shifter Bracket for LSJ

Just wanted to take a minute to review the revised shifter bracket that came stock on the 08+ Cobalt SS's.

The LSJ's come with a shift bracket that has rubber bushings in it, and the revised shifter bracket is stiffer, with the entire piece being metal.

From ZZP performance's website: "This came as OEM in the 08+ LNF Cobalt. The factory bracket has rubber bushings making the shifter feel mushy. This solid one will firm up the cable to linkage engagement allowing more precise gear changes."

GM ACDelco - Revised Shifter Bracket for LSJ #GM-55563732

Or @ Crate Engine Depot for a few dollars cheaper...

http://www.crateenginedepot.com/stor...2-P9435C0.aspx


Even after installing my TWM short shifter (including the upgraded solid bas bushings), I still felt as if the shifter felt a bit rubbery and sloppy. This revised shifter bracket took all the 'mush' out of the engagement of the gears. I recommend this cheap part ($28.49) to all LSJ owners whether you have a short shifter or stock shifter, you will notice a difference that's worth the money.

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CED also sells this for $21.72.
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Edited initial post, thanks for the info!
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Do you have install pics?
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i put one in during my clutch job, and there is definitely a big difference. im still using the stock shifter. you are probably going to need to remove the pcm and the fuse box to take it off with the trans in the car.
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No you just need to take the fenderwell out to change it
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Looks like I have another lil upgrade coming.
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Do you have install pics?
Sorry, I didn't take any pictures.

I actually broke one of my shifter linkage cables between the shifter and the transmission. I just happened to have the Revised Shifter Bracket ready to install, so I had it installed while the cables were being replaced. (since they had to take off the current bracket to replace the cables)
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I just replaced mine last week. It was 21.40 from the dealer. Makes an amazing difference. I need the twm bushings now.
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I got this and tried to do it, but I honestly could not get those damn cables off the old bracket
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^^sell urs to me then

so how do you do this then? take off the fenderwell then this thing just sits on top of the transmission?
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lol ur funny, nah but theoretically its easy. take the drivers wheel off, un clip the cables from the bracket. ( I bought mine from dealer so it came with the bottom bracket as well that bolts right into the tranny and the bracket into this) unbolt the bracket, 13mm if i remember, install new one. and replace cables into new bracket. One thing that sucks is the lack of space to move your hands around in there.
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If someone would volunteer to make a "How To" on installing the revised shifter bracket, I will make it an instant sticky.

- You would need to give a description of the tools needed.
- Procedure on how to install the bracket.
- Good quality photos.

Let me know.
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lol ur funny, nah but theoretically its easy. take the drivers wheel off, un clip the cables from the bracket. ( I bought mine from dealer so it came with the bottom bracket as well that bolts right into the tranny and the bracket into this) unbolt the bracket, 13mm if i remember, install new one. and replace cables into new bracket. One thing that sucks is the lack of space to move your hands around in there.
If you're having some trouble you can come to the mod day and you can get some help on it! Its the end of march in Lowell so it's gonna be a local meet.
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yeah man tell me what day
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have mine and love it. was a nice little xmas present
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i can go to the dealer and get the 08+ for my lsj right?
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have mine and love it. was a nice little xmas present
Didn't your women install it for you as well??

Not a bad deal
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she did! its not gurilla sized hand approved working conditions! loll
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I got this and tried to do it, but I honestly could not get those damn cables off the old bracket
you gotta pull back on it toward the firewall...its like a sleeve thats gotta release off that raised part in the bottom of the "U"
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i tried that, at first they wouldnt pull back but after some wd40 and a screwdriver i managed to get the sleeves to move. but it would not budge out
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The CED link doesn't work and I have trying to navigate their damn site.
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The CED link doesn't work and I have trying to navigate their damn site.
Yeah, the link is screwed up.

Go though the vendor listing, and click the link there.

Select sport compact & then cobalt.
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