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A while ago while wandering aimlessly I ran into a picture of a S1 Elise with an external gate shift plate ala Ferrari (alas I can not find it now.) Personally I like it, I think it goes well with the motif of minimalist decor ala brushed aluminum. Furthermore, it should fit nicely in view of the rather longish stem of the shifter. Any thoughts on this? Cons?
 

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I think I'd like one too. There was one available for the Miata, the note below it said that it increased cabin noise. Sounds like the perfect thing for the Elise ;)
 

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I want it for aesthetics, I think the shape of the mount for the stick shift lends itself nicely to this.
 

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You will have to wait until they do one for the US 6-speed.

Patrick
 

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Plus, if I remember correctly, there was some sort of button or cell phone jack or something like that just in front of the shift lever on the federal demo. it's in the pictures of the bordeaux car... originally someone believed it to be a starter button... but the point is, that button will be in the way of a shift gate unless the gate includes a hole for it.

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Patricko said:
You will have to wait until they do one for the US 6-speed.

Patrick
Obviously, this was merely musings as I sit and stew waiting for my toy.
 

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Well then we have plenty of time...while they do one for the US car.

Patrick
2005 Elise (seems a long way off)
 

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Plus, if I remember correctly, there was some sort of button or cell phone jack or something like that just in front of the shift lever on the federal demo.
On the non fed version there is a 12 volt outlet on the bottom part of the shifter, so that might be what you are refferring to.

Does anyone know the shift pattern for a 6 speed Toyota?


1 3 5 R ---- or -------1 3 5
2 4 6---------------R 2 4 6

I just hope that in 20 years they dont have 15 speeds- Its a car, not an eighteen wheeler!

On the late 70's MGs they had a 4 speed with an overdrive lever on the steering column for 3rd and 4th, so it was sort of like having a 6 speed.
 

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I believe that the button refered to is a different one that the 12V outlet nearer the base. It was mentioned that it might be for hazard lights.
 

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00 scrub said:
The 6 spd shift pattern is like this:
R-123
--456
Do you mean
r-135
--246

Otherwise the shift from 3rd to 4th means you had to shift from the top right all the way to bottom left and then go sideways instead of up and down on the other shifts.
 

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Yup thats what I meant, I'm kinda reatrded so yea. Your ASCII drawing is correct, except on 00-01.5 GT-S the gates were lined up perfectly vertical. You pused straight down for 2nd from 1st etc. Later to reduce the chance of misshifts the gates were redone so that you had to pull farther down and towards the left to get to 2nd gear. 3rd and 4th are straight down. Same with 5th and 6th.
 
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