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post #141 of 245 (permalink) Old 10-22-2015, 08:48 AM
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Who is going to be the first one to post an installed picture with all the wiring and cables running through it exposed and nothing mating to front cowl. Yeah, it looks great just sitting there but I would still prefer something well engineered that fits under the standard cover.
This^. And I can't wait for the reviews to come in regarding shifting performance. I also like how the shifter is closer to the steering wheel, but I am concerned about having less legroom.

It is certainly a nice looking part.
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I agree - need more pictures and driving impressions!

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Who is going to be the first one to post an installed picture with all the wiring and cables running through it exposed and nothing mating to front cowl. Yeah, it looks great just sitting there but I would still prefer something well engineered that fits under the standard cover.
I think that actually looks pretty great. Seen a few Elige's without the center consoles in them, kinda adds to the raw, track-focused interior. May not be your thing, but some people love it.

I'm sure pictures of the shifter installed are forthcoming. You can hate on it even more after that! I'm sure the owners won't lose any sleep.

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What's so great about the OEM cover, it's just a cheap piece of grey plastic that doesn't even look nice in the car! This at the very least looks "the business." Either way, I will post my pictures by next week 👍
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I put the shifter in sugaray's car. The install went well. I just need to put the seats back in and fine tune the cables. Great product as far as the install went, feels good so far. The pics he posted above were from us. I wont be able to drive it for a few days while I wait for the ECU to come back from some other work we are doing.

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Personally, I think the stock console looks great in the car provided it's covered in leather or alcantara. Which is to say, I think the design looks good, but the materials suck.

I don't necessarily think the Alitech Lotus Shifter looks "better", per se. It's just different. Certainly bad-ass, if you don't want to describe it as elegant. I think if the stock mechanism wasn't so flimsy there wouldn't be nearly as much interest in it. That in and of itself speaks volumes of the high level of function it embodies.
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This looks epic, I will be curious about the driving experience for the enthusiast rather than track market.

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So I got mine in, just need to put the seats and sills in. Shifter feels great, I love it. Best mod I've done on my car. Feels a lot smoother.
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So I got mine in, just need to put the seats and sills in. Shifter feels great, I love it. Best mod I've done on my car. Feels a lot smoother.
I need a ride sometime to check it out.

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Looks great, just install a carbon fiber shift knob, it'll be the cherry on top ;-)
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Looks great, just install a carbon fiber shift knob, it'll be the cherry on top ;-)
That would go with his color scheme, especially if the top of the shifter knob had the gear pattern indentation done in gold. The only downside is the lack of weight with a carbon shift knob.

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Actually I just bought one from Reverie and it is weighted with Tungsten, yeah baby!💣
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Actually I just bought one from Reverie and it is weighted with Tungsten, yeah baby!💣
What's the weight (claimed/weighed)? I'm a fan of Reverie.

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That looks great in the car

wasn't to sure on that color combo, but installed it looks great!

Now go drive it!
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What's the weight (claimed/weighed)? I'm a fan of Reverie.

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It weighs 307 grams which is .67 lbs
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What erks me is that their build quality leaves a seam down the middle which is not very noticeable on the black carbon fiber but really sticks out like a sore thumb on the silver texalium! 👎🏻
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What was the group buy cost on the billet shifter? I'm not a member on those other sites.... Thanks!
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About $1500 USD by the time you had it in your hands.
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Looks great, just install a carbon fiber shift knob, it'll be the cherry on top ;-)

The inside of my car has CF leather from the factory. I found some that is a perfect match. Having the door sills done in this and will have the shifter done as well.

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