Mitsubishi Magna Plastic Base

Okay you have a RPW shifter and congratulations. This product will completely change the way your car drives and changes gears to the point you don't know how you got along without it before. The car will change gears smoother, faster and with less chances of grinding the syncrho's. If you can get as good as David from RPW, you can go straight from 2nd to 3rd gear on a straight diagonal shift with no crunching.

Takes some practice but can be done. Below is a guide to installing this kit into your vehicle. We will try to be as specific as we can with detailed photos. RPW takes no responsibility for this guide and is not liable for any wrong fittings, accidents and anything relating to this information. Any reference to this information is done at the users own risk.

Installation Guides

(A) Tools Required ..... - You will require the following tools.

  1. Needle nose pliers
  2. Socket set with 6" extension and 10mm socket
  3. Screwdriver set with medium phillips and medium slot
  4. Screwdriver set with large slot with long extension
  5. Allen key set (If you have aftermarket gear knob)
  6. Small container to place all screws and clips so they don't get lost (Trust me on this)

(B) Step 1 ..... - Removing gear knob

1. Ensure vehicle engine is turned off (Obvious we know), out of gear and the handbrake is on. Preference is on a flat driveway as at some stage the vehicle will have to have the handbrake turned off and on again. Chock wheels if possible.

2. Here is your first problem. If you have the standard gear knob simply unscrew and remove. There will be a little plastic locking nut which ensure you also remove and place somewhere safe. If you are using an after market knob they usually have allen key heads which you will need to unscrew and then pull off.

Centre Console Photo .....Plastic Lock Tab on shifter

(C) Step 2 ..... - Removing Centre Console & Access to gear shifter

1. The Magna centre console cover has two clips at the rear and simply lifts off. Lever from the rear and lift off over the top of the shifter (Careful of the shifter bag) and then pull away the whole section. The shifter should then be seen clearly within the centre of your console.

Image of shifter in car

(E) Step 3 ..... - Removing shifter assembly

1. First using needle nose pliers - remove the pin that is holding the side lever as per picture showed. Place pin in safe container and remove cable from lever.

3. Using ratchet and 10mm socker and extension remove the four bolts holding the top half of the shifter shifter down. Again place bolts in safe location.

4. Now again using needle nose pliers, lift shifter up and the centre cable should still be attached. This holds a U shaped clip that locks the ball of the main shaft into a square clip. With easy access now to clip, lever aside the metal prongs till the ball joint pops out. This can sometimes be levered off without pushing aside the metal prongs. This clip can sometimes act like a spring and go "PING" and disappear so be careful as without it you aint' driving anywhere. Again if removed place in safe container.

Main shaft shifter linkage Removal of ball / clip section

5. You should now have the top half of the stock shifter in your hand and removed from the vehicle. The base of the shifter should still be attached to the vehicle.

6. Fit the clips of the main shaft lever to the new modified shifter

7. Fit the supplied spacers onto the shifter base and then refit the new shifter in reverse order of above using new longer bolts.

(F) Step 4 ..... - Driving vehicle

1. Its all fitted - before starting the engine - run through the gears and ensure that all gears can be found before starting the car.

2. You will now note that the gear pattern is a lot tighter, and heavier. This will fade as you get use to the unit which usually takes around 2 days of driving. Once you have driven with it, you will never go back to a stock shifter again. Enjoy.

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