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I was looking at replacing the Shifter and Gate cables in my quest for a better shifting experience in my Elise. The following two below in particular. Curious if anyone has any input on preference/experience. The main difference I can see at first glance is that the Sector111 cables are less costly but don't have the rubber boot or heat shielding at the transmission.

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SSC Shifter Cable - Lotus Elise/Exige All - SSC-191978 van Simply Sports Cars - Monkeywrench Racing

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SSC.......I'm happy with them so far.

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SSC.......I'm happy with them so far.
Did u notice less slop over stock?
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I have the SSC cable. It def feels more consistent in the resistance across of it's range of motion. The OEM felt like I would bind up or something when you first hit the gate of a gear if that makes any sence ?

What would the crossgate cable do in terms of feel ?

I already have :
  • Stan's mod
  • Sector 111 shifter reinforcer
  • Trans Elixir. ( GM syncromesh, Redline 90, flushed x2)

I am pretty happy with the shifting now. I just wonder if the crossgate would offer anything RE: feel of shifting ?

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Yes, I did the LETSLA mod, SSB cables and SSB reinforcer.

A pain to adjust but god I love it. Just be careful when you drill out the hole for the SSB cables, mine ended badly: https://www.lotustalk.com/forums/f157...ow-sub-200969/ Also have some install pics here: https://www.lotustalk.com/forums/f157...39/index8.html Starting at page 8.

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Yes, I did the LETSLA mod, SSB cables and SSB reinforcer.

A pain to adjust but god I love it. Just be careful when you drill out the hole for the SSB cables, mine ended badly: https://www.lotustalk.com/forums/f157...ow-sub-200969/ Also have some install pics here: https://www.lotustalk.com/forums/f157...39/index8.html Starting at page 8.
You mean SSC cables and SSC reinforcer?

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What would the crossgate cable do in terms of feel ?
In the grand scheme of things, probably not much. But, it is more positive...just like the shift cable. Granted, there is significantly less load going through the cross gate cable (and therefore less stretch in the cable), but I like having my stuff matching.
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Has anyone tried the S111 cables? They seem to be a more cost-effective solution. Curious if there is much difference.
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Sector cables do not work with LETSLA. At least the LETSLA version I have. AMHIK

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We keep the LETSLA and the SSC cables in stock. They are not 100% compatible in standard form but as noted in the product description if you are combining these two products you just need to mention it in the comments field when ordering (even if you're just ordering one or the other) and we'll include the extra adapter pieces needed at no charge.

I love this combo. Much firmer and more precise than the terrible OEM stuff.
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Instead of starting up a new thread, I'll just ask here. I've ordered a set of SSC shift cables (and a Shiftr111!) and downloaded the instructions from SSC on installation but they're mostly text. I'd like to have something more visual. Does anyone have a good source of instructions with pictures or a video?

BTW, the AUD is really weak right now, so the SSC cables from SSC directly are a relative bargain.
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Instructions for SSC gear cable install:
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File Type: pdf SSC Gear Shift Cable - Install Guide. Oct11.pdf (736.3 KB, 24 views)

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Instructions for SSC gear cable install:
Acknowledged, note that I'm looking for instructions with visuals.
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Not sure if it will help but this guy has a ton of great Elise DIY videos

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Not sure if it will help but this guy has a ton of great Elise DIY videos
I really like D3SShooter's videos, but I don't think the k-series transmission and cable routing is the same as the 2zz.

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