Closer than you think
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Central Wisconsin
While participating in a track day in northern Illinois last year (Black Hawk), I met a couple of owners who had shortened their shifters. They told me they simply cut down the shaft, and I presume they did some re-threading. As I recall, their modified shifters were at least 1.5 to 2 inches shorter than stock.
I like the idea of a shorter throw, even if it takes slightly more effort. I formerly owned a Miata, and I loved shifting with tight flicks of the wrist.