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Old 01-12-2004, 02:13 PM
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MRP Engineering Sport Shifter. Anyone Got one?

I was wondering if its worth the money to get a new
manual gear shift. The standard action is long and slightly "vague" and this (at bottom of page)

http://www.mrp-engineering.com/pages/7/index.htm

promises an improvment. I was in touch with the company and they said by return -

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The shifter eliminates the play in the shifter assembly by
repalcing the soft rubber bushing with custom self
lubricating bronze bushings. The shift is shortened and a
crisper feel without the mushy stock shifter feel. The
shifter is upright with a new shorten shifter made of tool
steel.
So does anyone here have one and is it any good?

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Old 01-12-2004, 06:13 PM
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Quite a few W201 owners at www.190revolution.net have converted, and I haven't heard any complaints to date.
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Old 01-13-2004, 03:52 AM
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I personally have the kit on my car and it works great. An extremely positive feel to the shfiter now.
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Got two. First went into a 300E 5 spd conversion. As you say, the shift throw was "long". 2nd went into a high mileage 190D whose shifter was well worn (throw was not bad). I opted for rebuild of both my shifters by MRP (around $150/ea) as I didn't need to learn how to dissasemble/assemble 2 shifters in my lifetime (look in the parts book :-). Hanno
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Old 01-13-2004, 11:45 AM
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Sounds promising! And with the current exchange rate cheap too. Now I just need to find out if there is a
difference between left and right hand drive gear shifts...

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