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post #21 of 245 (permalink) Old 01-01-2015, 03:15 PM
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Any word from K-Tuned on this?

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Last time I spoke with them, they didn't seem to be in a big hurry to develop something.
I guess they are busy or short handed in the r and d department. There Honda shifter is really nice and quite reasonably priced. I think they would sell a ton of Lotus shifters.

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That's a shame. I'm sure lots of people would jump on this. I think Lotus made a bad choice when they decided to source paper mache to make the shifters in the Eliges.

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That's a shame. I'm sure lots of people would jump on this. I think Lotus made a bad choice when they decided to source paper mache to make the shifters in the Eliges.
So very true....

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re: Lotus Shifter

I went bu the new K-tuned shop, yesterday...

They spent a lot of time moving and re-organizing.

The new facility is much bigger. I think and feel that the business is growing a lot. This takes limited resources... Everything is getting back to normal and so is the work on the shifter.

I saw a prototype of a Lotus shifter. It will not be a re-made K-tuned Honda part. It will seamlessly fit into the stock location. I make no promises, I just convey what I saw... and it was a prototype...

It is a Lotus-specific shifter and cables for both Toyota and Honda motors/trannys.

The quality is the usual great K-tuned work-of-art.

The Lotus market is much smaller than the Honda market. There are 20,000 Eliges in the US. I think Honda sells a million Civics a year...

So keep on calling about it!
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I've got the weirdest boner right now.

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It is a Lotus-specific shifter and cables
It would be nice if they made it compatible with the heavier SCC cables because many of us have them installed already.

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I've got the weirdest boner right now.
Bwahahahahahahahahaaa!!!
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Just in case you guys haven't seen it yet, here is their RSX billet shifter. Super trick.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nMuVSUqdbdQ

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Any updates with the lotus shifter?

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I've got the weirdest boner right now.
That's pretty [email protected] up. Well done.

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Any new updates or developments on the K-tuned shifter? Aside from being 4(?) months out maybe

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talked to k tune recently and this was their response

"We have done some drawings but we have a lot on the go so at this time it has been pushed to the side. We are hoping to get back to the project very soon once we finish up some exciting race parts."
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Which means, they aren't interested

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I assumed you guys have seen this one that someone has made local to me, runs it on his 600bhp honda exige s1



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Ummm... NO. No, I haven't seen that. And as far as I know I don't think anyone else here has either. And you know what, man? Fuk YOU for rubbing that in our faces. WHY ARE YOU TOYING WITH US THIS WAY?! You know we are starved for this shifter! WHY?

That said, it's amazing and we all want to know more.
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That is the most beautiful thing I have ever seen! :wipestear:
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here you go, guy running it called Darren made it, its a nicely made thing

will happily work on a honda or toyota engine I believe

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